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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
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Derrick Favors hit 3-of-8 shots for nine points, seven rebounds and a block in Monday's 107-86 loss to the Sixers.
Favors had to deal with The Process tonight and was a far cry from the guy who posted 25 points and 11 rebounds on 10-of-12 shooting on Saturday. Favors is still worth owning as long as Rudy Gobert is out, despite the inconsistency. Nov 20 - 9:39 PM

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Derrick Favors made 10-of-12 from the field and all five free throws for a season-high 25 points with 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 25 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

Besides the awesome stat line, this was probably the best Favors has looked all year. He was battling for position down low and he is establishing a nice rapport with Donovan Mitchell -- the guard threw one off the glass to feed Favors for a dunk. He is easily a beneficiary from the Rudy Gobert (knee) and things are looking up now that he looks spry again. He could be a sell-high player, but there's a good chance Favors cruises in the next month.
Nov 18 - 10:22 PM

Derrick Favors made 3-of-11 shots for six points on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one steal in 34 minutes.

Rudy Gobert (knee) will be re-evaluated in about a month, until which time Favors will be tasked with holding down the frontcourt. The expanded opportunity made him a red-hot fantasy pickup, and games like this help justify the decision -- he even came within two assists of his previous career-high.
Nov 15 - 10:31 PM

Derrick Favors hit 4-of-9 shots for nine points, 10 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes of Monday's loss to Minnesota.

He's starting at center for Rudy Gobert and should flourish for the next two months. He didn't blow anyone's socks off, but a near double-double with a block works, and he should be owned everywhere given Gobert's injury.
Nov 13 - 11:28 PM

Derrick Favors said he's "excited" to step into a larger role for the Jazz while Rudy Gobert (knee) is sidelined.

"I’m excited about it: It’s a new challenge for me," Favors said. "I get to be a big part of the offense now, and a big part of the defense too. It’s a big responsibility, but I’m ready for it." Favors posted a 24-point, 12-board double-double through 36 minutes as the starting center on Saturday, so he's obviously going to be the primary beneficiary of Gobert's absence. Thabo Sefolosha also moved into the starting five and ripped away five steals, so he's on the radar as a steals specialist.
Nov 13 - 4:10 PM

Derrick Favors finished with season highs of 24 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots across 36 minutes in Saturday's win against the Nets.

Favors stepped up and had a big game on the glass and with the blocked shots, helping pick up the slack with Rudy Gobert (knee). The French center was able to take part in warm-ups, so he isn't expected to be sidelined long. However, as long as Gobert is on the shelf Favors could see a slight increase in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots.
Nov 12 - 12:55 AM

Derrick Favors played just 20 minutes and hit 2-of-7 shots for five points, two rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia.

And this was on a night when Joel Embiid wasn't even in the middle for the Sixers to slow Favors down. He's been in slow motion since last season and has become one of the more disappointing fantasy players around. While it still feels like Favors could get it turned around and have a decent season, he's averaging just 8.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers on 44 percent shooting over his last five. He's not an automatic drop, but if you've seen enough and want to move on for a hot free agent, it's not as crazy as you might think, despite his big name.
Nov 8 - 12:08 AM

Derrick Favors finished with 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting while adding 10 rebounds in 30 minutes Saturday against the Lakers.

Favors also chipped in with a blocked shot, an assist and a steal. Perhaps the only thing fantasy owners can complain about might be his four turnovers. Favors has gone over 30 minutes in each of his past two outings, and that's due in large part to the fact he has been tremendous from the floor, shooting 70.0 percent (14-of-20).
Oct 29 - 1:11 AM

Derrick Favors scored 15 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

He had a season high in minutes and boards, but he did make just 1-of-5 from the line in this game. Favors only has one block so far this year, so he still doesn't quite look like the pre-injury version of himself. He's still a hold in 12-team leagues, especially after getting this many minutes in a back-to-back set.
Oct 26 - 1:27 AM

Derrick Favors was quiet against the Clippers on Tuesday with six points on 3-of-7 shooting, three rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes.

We'd like Favors a lot better if he was getting the backup center minutes behind Rudy Gobert, but Ekpe Udoh has earned them. Favors did have a decent start to the season with 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists, but he's blocked just one shot in four games. He gets a dream matchup with the Suns on Wednesday, so hopefully he makes up for this letdown.
Oct 25 - 12:59 AM

Derrick Favors made 8-of-15 field goals vs. the Wolves on Friday, finishing with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot.

Favors is off to a nice start with averages of 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists. We've seen him return top-40 fantasy value, despite struggling from the FT line and never averaging more than 1.5 assists in his career. As usual, the key is staying healthy.
Oct 20 - 11:07 PM

Derrick Favors got off to a good start on Wednesday with 14 points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes vs. the Nuggets.

Favors made 7-of-14 shots without any free throws. He missed his only 3-point attempt, which is something to monitor -- power forwards are expected to have range in today's NBA, whereas Favors is a combined 4-of-26 from deep in his seven-year career. The key is that he's healthy.
Oct 19 - 2:07 AM

Derrick Favors scored 12 points with five rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

He's healthy. Favors has been running up and down the court in the preseason and coach Quin Sndyer's trust to play him at power forward speaks volumes. The former Net said he felt like he was playing on one leg last year, so getting his explosiveness back could lead to a major bounce-back season. Once the reliable bigs come off the board, Favors has shown us enough to come off the board in the 80-100 range of a standard draft.
Oct 7 - 1:27 AM

The Jazz started Ricky Rubio, Joe Ingles, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert on their gray team for the intra-squad scrimmage.

This is noteworthy because the Jazz look like they're going to give Favors some decent run at power forward, and this looks like the starting lineup. He did not perform well in that role last year, but that may have been due to him lack of mobility from an injury-plagued season. Favors is a strong bounce-back candidate and can be had cheaply in the later rounds of drafts.
Sep 29 - 4:53 PM

Derrick Favors said he's feeling the healthiest he has in a year and a half entering training camp.

Knee issues have plagued Favors for the past two seasons, and while it's nice to hear that he's feeling healthy on the eve of training camp, things could devolve quickly as he's forced to go through the rigors of an 82-game season. That being said, Favors does offer a decent amount of upside, and he's still just 26 years old, so maybe he can turn things around. Still, there's too much risk here to justify taking him prior to the later rounds on draft day.
Sep 25 - 6:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Dante Exum
3Raul Neto
4Nate Wolters
SG1Donovan Mitchell
2Rodney Hood
3Alec Burks
SF1Joe Ingles
2Joe Johnson
3Thabo Sefolosha
4Royce O'Neale
PF1Derrick Favors
2Jonas Jerebko
C1Rudy Gobert
2Ekpe Udoh
3Tony Bradley