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Derrick Favors | Center/Forward

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 262
College: Georgia Tech
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Derrick Favors had 11 points, six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block on 3-of-8 shooting in 33 minutes in his return from an ankle injury on Wednesday.
Favors is back and while he didn't do much tonight, he did hurt Rudy Gobert's minutes (19) badly. Favors should be good to go from here on out, so get him back in your lineup. Dec 18 - 12:30 AM

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Derrick Favors (ankle) will play against the Heat on Wednesday, but is still dealing with soreness.

He went through shootaround on Tuesday and perhaps playing him in one of two games in the back-to-back set was the plan. Favors has been playing well in the starting lineup and his owners should have him locked and loaded for tonight. Rudy Gobert will move back to the bench, but it should be interesting to see if he gets more playing time due to how he's turning heads.
Dec 17 - 6:04 PM

Derrick Favors (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans, and Rudy Gobert will draw the start.

Gobert put up seven points, nine rebounds, two steals, and three blocks during his last start, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Favors was able to go through shootaround, so we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat. Stay tuned.
Dec 16 - 6:39 PM

Derrick Favors (ankle) was present at Jazz shootaround and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

It's a good sign that Favors was able to partake in shootaround, but we'll have to loop back for some more concrete news as we get closer to game time. Rudy Gobert would be a great spot-start if Favors is unable to go, while Enes Kanter would see a boost in his fantasy value as well.
Source: David Locke
Dec 16 - 1:11 PM

Derrick Favors (ankle) was limited in practice on Monday and is questionable for Tuesday against the Pelicans.

This is a great sign that he won't be out for too long. Perhaps Tuesday is optimistic for Favors, but the Jazz have three more games this week (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday). After seeing Rudy Gobert shine in the past two games, the Jazz probably won't rush him back. Gobert is worth a look and holds huge upside for his blocks, especially since he's improving at the charity stripe.
Dec 15 - 3:10 PM

Derrick Favors (ankle) is officially out for Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

This comes as nor surprise as the Jazz have no reason to play Favors at less than 100 percent. As previously mentioned, X-rays were negative on his ankle but there is still no known timetable for his return. The Jazz were hopeful that he would be able to give it a go on Sunday but his ankle swelled up more over the night. In the meantime, Rudy Gobert makes sense as a speculative add for his ability to rebound and block shots while Trevor Booker is also worth a look. Stay tuned.
Dec 14 - 11:15 AM

Derrick Favors (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

X-rays were negative, but the Jazz haven't said much else about his status or the severity of the sprain. It is a good sign that Favors is traveling with the team and even better that he hasn't already been ruled out, but we would guess that the Jazz would rest him if he isn't at 100 percent. If Favors sits this one out, Rudy Gobert is the most intriguing option for his ability to block shots while Trevor Booker will also get a boost. Stay tuned.
Dec 14 - 10:23 AM

Derrick Favors (ankle) is traveling with the team, but the Jazz have not provided an update.

The team is on a six-game road trip, so the fact that he's traveling doesn't mean much. Rudy Gobert had a huge game on Friday and is probably the favorite to start on Sunday against the Wizards. Trevor Booker will also get some more run while Enes Kanter has played his best sans Favors.
Dec 13 - 2:36 PM

X-rays were negative on Derrick Favors' ankle, and he is believed to be dealing with an ankle sprain.

The Jazz are going to provide an update sometime on Saturday, so owners will have to wait patiently until then. While it is good news, owners are not out of the woods just yet if it is determined that it is a severe sprain. If he is forced to miss time, Trevor Booker will see some increased run, but French phenom Rudy Gobert had his best NBA game on Friday and actually started the second half. If Gobert is available in your league, he is worth a speculative add.
Dec 13 - 10:19 AM

Derrick Favors (ankle) left the arena on Friday in a walking boot.

The Jazz ruled him out quickly after his ankle sprain, so he's likely going to miss some time. Favors was in the midst of a breakout season and his owners will just have to hope he's not out for too long. Rudy Gobert had arguably his best game of his NBA career tonight while Trevor Booker also stepped up.
Dec 13 - 2:34 AM

Derrick Favors suffered a right ankle injury on Friday and will not return.

This night is not going well at all. The NBA is plagued with injuries tonight and Favors will probably miss time because they ruled him out so quickly. Trevor Booker is worth a speculative add while Rudy Gobert could get more minutes. Favors finished with four points, two rebounds and one block.
Dec 12 - 9:42 PM

The Jazz snapped their nine-game losing streak vs. the Spurs on Tuesday, led by Derrick Favors' 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

Favors made 10-of-20 FGs with two turnovers in 33 minutes of action, bouncing back nicely after a disappointing nine-point effort vs. the Kings on Monday. He's quietly established himself as a top-40 fantasy player and his upside remains to be discovered.
Dec 10 - 12:21 AM

Derrick Favors scored 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting with 13 rebounds and five blocks in the Jazz's 98-93 home loss to the Magic on Friday.

Alec Burks could be out anywhere from weeks to the whole year and his touches will be spread around to the group of core guys in Utah. Favors will be deadly with more consistent touches and he's already returning third to fourth round value on the season.
Dec 6 - 2:57 AM

Derrick Favors returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes against the Raptors during a 123-104 loss.

He just had a cold on Monday and it didn't seem to affect him tonight. Favors is starting to turn the corner on offense over his last four games, averaging 17.5 points, 8.5 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks on 64.0 percent from the field. The blocks should be on their way soon.
Dec 4 - 1:22 AM

Derrick Favors (illness) will play on Wednesday.

He was out for Monday night with an illness and he should be ready to roll. Favors owners can plug him back into their lineups. Enes Kanter, Trevor Booker and Rudy Gobert take a hit.
Dec 3 - 8:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Trey Burke
2Dante Exum
3Toure Murry
SG1Alec Burks
2Ian Clark
3Carrick Felix
4Patrick Christopher
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Rodney Hood
3Steve Novak
4Joe Ingles
PF1Enes Kanter
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Brock Motum
C1Derrick Favors
2Rudy Gobert