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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 played just nine minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday with four points, four boards, one assist and two turnovers.
This game is going to hurt his average a bit. In his previous 24 games since the break, Favors averaged 16.8 points, 8.5 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.8 turnovers on 50.2 percent from the field. He'll be a fantasy stud next season. Apr 15 - 11:47 PM

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Derrick Favors (back) will return to action vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

Better late than never. Favors missed the past two games and he's unlikely to play many minutes tonight, as the Jazz try to play spoiler vs. the playoff-bound Rockets. Favors is a high-risk option given his diminishing playing time over the past few weeks. His return knocks Trevor Booker out of the starting lineup.
Apr 15 - 6:34 PM

Derrick Favors (back) and Gordon Hayward will not play on Monday against the Mavs.

He was rested on Saturday night, but the Jazz had a massive game out of Trevor Booker and didn't miss Favors. Expect Booker to have a big game against the Mavs tonight.
Apr 13 - 7:26 PM

Derrick Favors will rest against the Blazers on Saturday night.

It'll be Trevor Booker in the starting lineup and he'll be worth a look in standard leagues tonight. Favors could be ready to play on Monday.
Apr 11 - 8:45 PM

Derrick Favors, who played just 16 minutes on Sunday, bounced back with 18 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on 9-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Kings.

This line would likely have saved a lot of fantasy owners on Sunday night, but the minutes were still shaky, as he played just 22 of them tonight. The Jazz are out of the playoff race and may be experimenting with lineups to get some ideas about the future, but it was nice to see Favors make the most of his limited run in this one.
Apr 9 - 12:10 AM

Derrick Favors played only 16 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, contributing 11 points, five rebounds, two steals and one block before sitting out the fourth quarter.

He recently returned from a back injury but this wasn't injury related -- coach Quin Snyder simply opted to give his youngest players more minutes in the fourth quarter of a close game. That doesn't bode well for Favors' value down the stretch but his owners have no choice but to keep him active and hope this doesn't become a trend.
Apr 5 - 11:42 PM

Derrick Favors returned from a back injury and hit 9-of-16 shots for 19 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in just 25 minutes on Wednesday.

He's back, and as long as he's starting for the Jazz, he should be in your fantasy lineup.
Apr 2 - 1:35 AM

Derrick Favors (back) will return to action against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

He's ready to roll after missing two games due to a back issue. Favors was able to go through shootaround this morning and he should be in the 22-28 minute range. Trevor Booker can be dropped in most leagues.
Apr 1 - 7:09 PM

Derrick Favors (back) went through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is probable to play vs. the Nuggets.

Favors has missed the past two games for the Jazz, but his owners will be pumped to have him back in a fun matchup with Kenneth Faried and the Nuggets. We will update his status if we hear anything else, but he should see his normal allotment of minutes as the starting power forward. Trevor Booker will move to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
Apr 1 - 1:26 PM

Derrick Favors (back) is very unlikely to play against the Wolves on Monday.

There are some reports of him being out, but none of the usual Utah beat guys have completely ruled him out. With Favors out, it'll be Trevor Booker in the starting lineup in a favorable matchup. He's worth a look as a stream play at any depth.
Mar 30 - 6:45 PM

Coach Quin Snyder said he's not sure if Derrick Favors (back) will play on Monday night against the Wolves and he will be a game-time decision.

It's worth mentioning that Favors tried to play on Saturday night and did receive treatment before the game, but he did not play. The Jazz are likely going to plan on Favors playing, but he is still extremely questionable. If he's out, Trevor Booker will benefit most while Rudy Gobert should contribute more on offense. Booker only had 12 points and three boards on Saturday, but he should be better tonight.
Mar 30 - 2:20 PM

Derrick Favors (back spasms) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

He didn't play on Saturday and we're unlikely to get another update until Monday's shootaround -- owners should at least prepare for a possible DNP, as back spasms are a particularly fickle injury. Trevor Booker would gain the most if Favors can't suit up, with more minutes also available for Rudy Gobert and Jeremy Evans.
Mar 29 - 5:04 PM

Derrick Favors (back) will not play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He received some treatment on the off chance he'd be ready, so at least the Jazz had some hope he could play. Favors should still be considered a little closer to doubtful to play on Monday. Trevor Booker is worth a look in standard leagues.
Mar 28 - 8:03 PM

Derrick Favors (back) is doubtful to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He was having a tough time walking on Friday night and he's likely going to miss more games. With Favors almost certainly out, Trevor Booker figures to benefit most and is a good bet for a double-double. Jeremy Evans and Jack Cooley should also get run. Fantasy owners in do-or-die situations can consider cutting Favors.
Mar 28 - 3:54 PM

Derrick Favors said his back locked up on Friday night and was walking gingerly after the game.

It sounds like he's not going to play on Saturday, which just adds to one of the most ridiculous months with respect to injuries. With Favors out, Trevor Booker will get most of his minutes while Jeremy Evans will also likely be in the rotation. Favors' fantasy owners might want to start planning on not having him for a few games.
Mar 28 - 12:53 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dante Exum
2Trey Burke
3Bryce Cotton
SG1Alec Burks
2Rodney Hood
3Joe Ingles
4Carrick Felix
5Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Elijah Millsap
3Jerrell Benimon
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Grant Jerrett
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jack Cooley