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Derrick Favors | Center/Forward

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 262
College: Georgia Tech
Contract: view contract details

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Derrick Favors (personal) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.
He received an excused absence and hopefully everything is OK with Favors. While he's out, it'll likely be Trevor Booker is likely going to start despite his awful season -- Trey Lyles could wind up starting again, too. Expect to see more of Joe Ingles, but Booker is probably your best bet in DFS. Nov 28 - 7:24 PM

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Derrick Favors scored 22 points against the Clippers during a 102-92 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and three steals.

While he didn't have his best defensive game with one-on-one defense, Favors lit it up with his shooting line of 10-of-15 from the field. He has seen exceptional growth as a shooter and isn't just a guy who can score from within three feet anymore. He has second-round value on the season and most signs point to him maintaining that value.
Nov 26 - 2:49 AM

Derrick Favors scored 11 points with seven boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 30 minutes in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

Considering the game was basically over at halftime, Favors' owners should be thrilled that he still played 30 minutes and turned in a decent line. Rudy Gobert went down with a tailbone contusion, but he should be fine moving forward and both players will need to be on top of their game for Wednesday's contest against the Clippers.
Nov 24 - 1:00 AM

Derrick Favors scored 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting during Friday's loss to the Mavs, adding seven rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 36 minutes.

Favors is currently hitting career-highs in rebounds (9.3) and steals (2.1) to go with solid averages of 16.0 points and 1.5 blocks on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. That translates to second-round value in standard 9-cat leagues, and third-round value in 8-cat formats, and with absolutely no one behind him to challenge him for playing time there's no reason to believe he can't keep this up.
Nov 21 - 2:18 AM

Derrick Favors scored 18 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday during a 93-89 win

He made 7-of-9 from the field to raise his field goal percentage to 52.9 percent. Favors has 47.8 percent of his shots come at the rim and he's knocking down a tidy 67.7 percent of those. In other words, this outstanding start of putting up top-15 value looks like it's for real. If you're looking to sell high, you'll want to get a top-25 player back in return.
Nov 19 - 12:39 AM

Derrick Favors bounced back from Friday's dud to finish an impressive win vs. the Hawks with 23 points on 11-of-20 shooting, nine boards, three assists and two blocks.

A pair of quick fouls threw Favors for a loop on Friday, an aberration in an otherwise stellar season for the sixth-year big man. In addition to 15.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, Favors is crushing his previous career high with 2.4 steals per game.
Nov 15 - 8:43 PM

Derrick Favors cooled off on Friday night against the Magic during a 102-93 loss, scoring five points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 19 minutes.

He picked up two quick fouls and just never got it going after that, but this was just a bad game. On top of Favors' awesome averages, he's allowed his man to shoot just 38.6 percent from the field, which is absolutely elite among NBA big men. He's holding steady as a second-round player on the season and should be an early-round player going forward. Favors just turned 24 this summer.
Nov 13 - 9:29 PM

Derrick Favors exploded against the Heat during a 92-91 loss on Thursday, scoring 25 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, three steals and a career-high seven blocks in 40 minutes.

He played center all night and did a wonderful job protecting the paint. Favors' defense this season has been a big story all year, especially with his 2.4 steals per game. That number is triple his career average and is unsustainable, but it's worth mentioning he had a better steal rate next to Rudy Gobert and his presence on D may help, too. He's having a terrific age-24 season.
Nov 12 - 10:27 PM

Derrick Favors battled through an illness on Saturday against the Grizzlies, scoring 12 points with 16 boards, three steals, one block and four turnovers.

He was able to play 40 minutes on the night and it was really hard to tell that he wasn't 100 percent. After leaving Thursday's game early because of the illness and scoring just six points in 15 minutes, his owners will be relieved to see him putting up monster lines again.
Nov 8 - 1:45 AM

Derrick Favors (illness) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He was listed as probable, but there is no way that he would miss out on the chance of playing against Zach Randolph. Favors did leave Thursday's game early and may not be 100 percent tonight, but he still belongs in all active lineups.
Nov 7 - 8:21 PM

Derrick Favors (illness) is probable to play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He could not finish Thursday's game due to flu-like symptoms. Favors and Rudy Gobert will match up against the frontcourt of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, which should be a treat for those who enjoy low-post offense and defense. Get Favors back in your lineups.
Nov 6 - 8:00 PM

Derrick Favors (illness) will not return on Thursday.

He went to the bench with a couple minutes left in the first half and it was easy to tell something wasn't right. Favors will finish with six points, three rebounds and one turnover in 15 minutes. Trevor Booker will take over tonight, but expect Favors to be ready for Saturday.
Nov 5 - 10:31 PM

Derrick Favors (illness) will play on Thursday against the Nuggets.

He is coming off a back-to-back set, he's a little under the weather and he has to play in high altitude. Favors does have a great matchup, so start him at your own risk in DFS tonight.
Nov 5 - 7:41 PM

Derrick Favors (illness) is warming up to play against the Nuggets on Thursday.

It sounds like he's going to play. Favors had some offensive issues on Wednesday and he's on a back-to-back set, but he should have a number of easy buckets against a weak frontline. Fantasy owners should not be looking to Booker.
Nov 5 - 7:12 PM

Derrick Favors (flu-like symptoms) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Favors ended up playing on Wednesday, and while he was clearly limited by the illness, he still founds a way to be effective accumulating six points, 10 boards, an assist, four steals and two blocks in 25 minutes of action. We'd expect him to again give it a go tonight, but he could again be a true game-time decision. Check back for another update closer to tip-off.
Nov 5 - 2:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Raul Neto
2Trey Burke
3Dante Exum
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
4Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Elijah Millsap
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Trey Lyles
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Tibor Pleiss