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  • Donovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell couldn't get it going on Tuesday night, hitting 10-of-29 shots for 25 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in a loss to the Warriors.

    Mitchell was sort of on an island in this one with the Jazz light on shot creators. The Warriors' switch-everything style is a major hurdle for Utah, as their natural distributors really can't make opponents pay with their own shots if they end up earning mismatches. As such, Mitchell was forced into a lot of tough looks. He's been able to climb up to top-50/70 (8/9-cat) value after a terrible shooting start and will continue to climb the rest of the way. He won't deliver on his ADP but he might be able to make it close with a big finish.

  • Ricky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz

    Ricky Rubio had 16 points, four rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's road loss.

    Rubio shot 7-of-17 overall but committed only one turnover in 32 minutes. He's only a top-80/135 value in 8/9-cat leagues but could be climbing the rankings if his typical second-half surge is incoming. Rubio's fantasy owners are probably upset that the All-Star break keeps getting pushed back ever so slightly.

  • Derrick Favors - F/C - Utah Jazz

    Derrick Favors finished Tuesday's loss with 13 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

    Rudy Gobert didn't have any blocks tonight but Favors took care of business. The big man made the most of his 25 minutes tonight and continues to be a solid, traditional center to have on fantasy rosters. Consider this a win since most guys of Favors' mold don't put up this type of production in this playing time in this matchup.

  • Joe Ingles - F - Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles wasn't anything special in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, posting five points, five rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer.

    At least Ingles went 2-of-2 from the field? We'd like to see him be a bit more assertive on offense in 28 minutes, and it's another mediocre line in a disappointing season where Jingles is just a top-85/100 option in 8/9-cat leagues. It's going to be tough for him to get back to last season's rankings but we do expect Ingles to improve on his current marks after the All-Star break. He's still a buy-low option but keep your expectations in check.

  • Rudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert had 13 points, 16 rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Gobert didn't add any defensive stats but he did go 4-of-5 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line, and he's one of the few traditional bigs who can survive on the floor for that much playing time against the Dubs. He'll be better than this after the break, and hopefully he uses the fact that he won't be in Charlotte as a big motivator.

  • Royce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz

    Royce O'Neale was feeling it in Saturday's 125-105 victory over the Spurs, going 4-for-4 from downtown to finish the game with 17 points (6-of-7 shooting), five rebounds and one assist.

    O'Neale has been known to explode like this every once in a while but on a game-to-game level has been too inconsistent to consider in standard leagues. He's a watch list guy because he'll pop should any of the Jazz starters get injured.

  • Donovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell continued to roll on Saturday vs. the Spurs, delivering 23 points (9-of-22 shooting), five rebounds, five dimes, two 3-pointers and three steals.

    The lackluster shooting is not a one-time, off-key note for Mitchell, who is dealing with an ugly shooting slump. He's shooting .386 from the field on 20.2 attempts over his last five games. He's a guy who can heat up in the second half of the season, so expect that percentage to climb back above the .400 mark sooner rather than later.

  • Rudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert double-doubled vs. the Spurs on Saturday in a line that featured 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting with 13 rebounds, four dimes and two blocks.

    The Spurs' center-by-committee was not enough to slow down the Stifle Tower. As a matter of fact, it was Gobert that slowed down LaMarcus Aldridge. Gobert is a lock for top-15, top-20 value in 8/9-cat at the rate he's playing so owners can just sit back and listen to him make some beautiful Jazz music.

  • Thabo Sefolosha - F - Utah Jazz

    Thabo Sefolosha (right hamstring strain) will be available against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Sefolosha has been out a little bit more than a month and is finally ready to return. He can be used as a steals specialist in super deep leagues if he gets enough minutes but that is unlikely as he has surpassed 20 just once in the 26 games he has played. Royce O'Neale could lose some minutes as well as Kyle Korver.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Thabo Sefolosha - F - Utah Jazz

    Thabo Sefolosha (mild right hamstring strain) is questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

    Sefolosha has been in and out of the rotation (mostly out) all season as he’s struggled with numerous injuries. Considering the depth in Utah, he won’t be worth adding even when he’s back.

    Source: Jazz on Twitter

  • Thabo Sefolosha - F - Utah Jazz

    Thabo Sefolosha (right hamstring strain) practiced in full on Friday, his status for the next game is still in question.

    It's been exactly a month since Sefolosha got hurt and it seems like he'll be back soon. It has also seemed like he's ready to be back for a couple weeks, so we'll believe it when we see it. This is too long of a breakdown for a player who shouldn't be owned in most fantasy formats.

    Source: Tony Jones on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors - F/C - Utah Jazz

    Derrick Favors put up 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two steals and two blocks in a win over the Suns on Wednesday.

    Favors had these numbers in just 23 minutes of action. He is inside the top-100 value for the season, but he has been top-40 value over the past two weeks. Jae Crowder chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds on 3-of-7 shooting in 20 minutes. Crowder has merely been a deep league shooting specialist this season.

  • Joe Ingles - F - Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles double-doubled on Wednesday with 15 points and a career-high 11 dimes in 34 minutes in a 116-88 win over the Suns.

    He shot 6-of-10 from the field and added two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one steal to the stat sheet. Royce O'Neale added 15 points, four assists and two steals on 5-of-6 shooting in 27 minutes. O'Neale is not fantasy relevant, but Ingles remains a late-round guy this season.

  • Rudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert double-doubled in a 116-88 win over the Suns on Wednesday with 16 points and 12 rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting.

    He added six defensive stats with three steals and three blocks and shot 6-of-10 from the stripe. His solid play is showing more and more every night why he is considered an All-Star snub. He is consistently providing top-15 value and is one of the most reliable big men to own in fantasy.

  • Raul Neto - G - Utah Jazz

    Raul Neto will be available to play for the Jazz on Wednesday vs. the Suns.

    Neto has been out since January 9, so expect the Jazz to take it easy on him in his first night back. He's not worth adding while Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell are healthy.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter