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Derrick Favors | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 265
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (3) / BKN
Contract: view contract details

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Derrick Favors scored 18 points with 12 rebounds, two assists and one block in 33 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.
He's been locked in for one of his best stretches of the season, averaging 17.3 points, 10.0 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.7 blocks on 64.5 percent from the field over his last three. The Jazz offense is running faster than usual and they're in the top 10 for offense in their 11-game streak. These are all good things for Favors, who is a must-own player right now. Feb 15 - 12:30 AM

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Derrick Favors scored 19 points with seven rebounds, one steal and three blocks vs. the Spurs on Monday.

Favors hit an efficient 6-of-9 from the field, adding 7-of-10 free throws in just 25 minutes. He won't be an elite fantasy asset as long as Rudy Gobert is healthy, but he's been getting the job done for his fantasy owners during Utah's 10-game winning streak with averages of 12.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks, returning top-80 value in 9-category leagues in that span.
Feb 13 - 12:18 AM

The Jazz won their ninth consecutive game on Sunday, aided by Derrick Favors' 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting, 11 rebounds, two steals and one block.

Favors appeared to tweak his right ankle in the second quarter, but he played through it. We'll leave him off the injury report but owners should double-check his status prior to tip-off vs. the Spurs on Monday. He collected four of his boards on the offensive end tonight, and turned the ball over just once in 31 minutes, and all signs point to him starting alongside Rudy Gobert the rest of the way.
Feb 11 - 11:55 PM

Derrick Favors posted six points with seven rebounds over 30 games in Friday's 106-94 win against the Hornets.

Favors was playing in his 475th game for the Jazz, passing Matt Harpring and Mehmet Okur for 15th place in all-time games played in team history. He also added an assist, a blocked shot and a steal. The milestone game was nice, but that's about the only good story from Friday's game. He has back-to-back single-digit scoring performances for the first time since Dec. 13-15. He'll look to get back on track Sunday in Portland.
Feb 10 - 12:33 AM

Derrick Favors finished with 14 points, six rebounds and an assist while turning the ball over just once across 28 minutes Saturday in San Antonio.

Favors was a very efficient 6-of-11 from the field, as he helped pick up some of the offensive slack with Donovan Mitchell under the weather. He finished with a plus-11 rating and he didn't incur the referee's whistle in this one, the first time all season he has played in back-to-back games without picking up a personal foul.
Feb 3 - 11:36 PM

Derrick Favors hit 9-of-11 shots for 18 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block in a surprising 129-99 win over the Warriors on Tuesday.

This was Favors' highest-scoring game in January and it was his fifth double-double of the month. He came into this one averaging 11 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks for the month and those numbers are going up a bit after this one.
Jan 31 - 12:37 AM

Derrick Favors scored 10 points with nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

Additionally, there is some talk that the market isn't there for Favors in a trade just yet, but that may have changed tonight with some big injuries in the NBA. Plus, the Jazz may try to make a push for the playoffs with this huge road win. Favors should be considered as a hold.
Jan 26 - 11:53 PM

Derrick Favors racked up eight points, 10 rebounds, four steals and three blocks in just 24 minutes vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

Favors shot 4-of-11 from the field but had copious boards and defensive stats to satisfy fantasy owners. It's no secret that he and Rudy Gobert are an awkward fit in today's NBA, and sure enough, with the game in the balance coach Quin Snyder opted to bench Favors for the final 6:05 of regulation and all of overtime. His fantasy owners should at least keep an eye on the trade rumor-mill.
Jan 24 - 11:22 PM

Derrick Favors ended up with 14 points and 12 rebounds over 32 minutes in Saturday's 125-113 victory against the Clippers.

Favors hit 5-of-10 from the field while picking up three assist and a steal, and he had a game-best plus-18 rating. He is available, and some teams have called to ask about him, and performances like this will certainly help improve his stock and appeal. He remains a hold in standard leagues, but his short-term outlook is a bit murky. It might be best for his fantasy value if he remains in Salt Lake.
Jan 21 - 12:23 AM

Derrick Favors scored seven points with seven rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

His on/off splits with Rudy Gobert have some stark differences, so his fantasy owners should expect him to take a noticeable dip on the stat sheet. Favors should still be able to be around 13 and eight with some defensive stats. He's still a hold in standard leagues.
Jan 20 - 1:05 AM

On ESPN's The Jump, Adrian Wojnarowski said that Derrick Favors is "available" and that teams are calling about him.

Wojnarowski mentions the Cavaliers as a potential suitor, and it's no secret that they could use some rim protection -- they've also been linked to DeAndre Jordan. Favors has an expiring contract which is attractive to a team like Cleveland, and it makes sense for Jazz to entertain offers or he could simply walk as a free agent this summer.
Jan 18 - 10:25 AM

Derrick Favors notched his ninth double-double of the season on Wednesday with 14 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in 31 minutes.

Favors hit 5-of-9 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs tonight, helping Utah snap a two-game skid and improve to 5-18 on the road. He continues to start at center with Rudy Gobert (knee) on the mend, but Gobert could return in late January. When Favors is playing alongside Gobert this season he has a 17.6% usage rate, but without Gobert that rises to 19.6%, and fantasy owners should basically be hoping he's traded to a team that needs a starting big man.
Jan 18 - 1:13 AM

Derrick Favors could be a potential trade target for the Cavs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Cleveland is looking to add some size, and Favors is available, so it'll be interesting to see if anything becomes of this report. Favors value in Cleveland would depend on the moving pieces, but it's tough to see him improving his stock with the Cavs. He's also been linked to the Bulls, but his value would likely take a hit there if they didn't also move Robin Lopez.
Jan 17 - 10:30 AM

Derrick Favors (ankle) was quiet on offense in his return to action on Friday vs. the Hornets, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 29 minutes.

Dwight Howard and the Hornets have allowed the second fewest fantasy points to centers this season, so the matchup didn't do him any favors. Rudy Gobert (knee) is scheduled to be re-evaluated later this weekend and the Jazz have been linked to Chicago's Nikola Mirotic, so Favors' rest-of-season outlook is a little bleak unless he is a part of any deal.
Jan 12 - 9:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Derrick Favors (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with Charlotte.

Favors only missed one game with the minor ankle issue, and there haven't been any reports of a minutes limit, so owners can feel free to throw him out there for tonight's game. Ekpe Udoh will return to the bench, and as a reserve, Udoh can't be considered a viable target in most leagues.
Jan 12 - 6:10 PM

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PG1Ricky Rubio
2Dante Exum
3Raul Neto
SG1Donovan Mitchell
2Alec Burks
SF1Joe Ingles
2Thabo Sefolosha
3Royce O'Neale
PF1Derrick Favors
2Jae Crowder
3Jonas Jerebko
4Georges Niang
5Erik McCree
C1Rudy Gobert
2Ekpe Udoh
3Tony Bradley