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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 set multiple postseason highs on Wednesday with 20 points and 16 rebounds, adding three assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 37 minutes.
Favors had six offensive rebounds in the first half alone, finishing with eight boards on the offensive glass. He's having a solid season for Utah after battling injuries in recent years, and has quieted concerns about his ability to share the frontcourt with Rudy Gobert. Tonight's impressive 102-95 victory ties things up at 1-1 as the series shifts to Utah for Game 3. Apr 18 - 10:57 PM

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Derrick Favors finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and just two turnovers across 33 minutes in a road win against the Lakers on Sunday.

Favors hit 5-of-12 from the field and ended up with a plus-30 rating, easily the best mark on the team. Only two other Jazz players were plus-10 or better, and just one other starter hit the mark. He has tied his second-longest streak of the night with double-digit point totals at five games, and this marked his first double-double since Feb. 14.
Apr 8 - 8:33 PM

Derrick Favors scored 16 points with three rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

He did have what looked to be a minor right shoulder injury due to a collision with Montrezl Harrell. Favors stayed in the game and was terrific on the defensive end. It sounds like Jae Crowder is going to be OK, but if not Favors minutes could be extended.
Apr 6 - 12:17 AM

Derrick Favors had 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks without any turnovers in 32 minutes on Sunday.

The Jazz have won 14 of their last 15 games on the road and much of their success stems from the pairing of Favors and Rudy Gobert, who have found a way to co-exist. Favors was coming off a strong month of March in which he averaged 11.6 points on 63.1% shooting, and he did it again tonight with a 6-of-9 mark from the field. He's stayed healthy, which is the key, and has made himself a viable late-round target in fantasy after threatening to become irrelevant.
Apr 1 - 9:54 PM

Derrick Favors scored eight points with five rebounds, and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday.

Coach Quin Snyder went away from Favors to go with Jae Crowder against some smaller Celtics lineups. Favors' minutes did dip on Sunday to 24 against the Warriors, but he did play 32.5 minutes per game in the previous two. He's a little matchup dependent, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 29 - 12:04 AM

Derrick Favors scored 22 points with eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

This confirms that Favors' night off on Tuesday for a knee issue was likely more of a precaution. He'll get a tough test against the Warriors on Sunday, but obviously his fantasy owners have to feel confident about starting him following this one and his 19-point Thursday.
Mar 23 - 11:29 PM

Derrick Favors (knee) returned from a one-game absence with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Thursday.

That's an encouraging bounce-back game after the Jazz lost without him on Tuesday. Favors has a slew of knee problems and even complained he was basically playing on one leg last season, so keep an eye out for his name on the injury report. The Jazz have some tough games coming up, so expect Favors to be out there.
Mar 22 - 11:31 PM

Derrick Favors (knee) is going to be available vs. the Mavs on Thursday.

He did not play on Tuesday in what proved to be a costly loss to the Hawks. Favors should be back in the starting lineup, which would likely push Jonas Jerebko back to single-digit minutes. This shouldn't affect Jae Crowder too much either.
Mar 21 - 4:25 PM

Derrick Favors (knee soreness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

As Favors' owners know, his knee is always a concern and the Jazz will use this opportunity to give him some extra rest vs. the tanking Hawks. We'll list Favors as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Mavericks. Jonas Jerebko will pick up some of Favors' minutes and we may see more small ball with guys like Royce O'Neale and Jae Crowder stepping up.
Mar 19 - 6:43 PM

Derrick Favors scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting Tuesday, to go with four boards, two assists, one block, four turnovers and a random 3-pointer over 28 minutes.

Favors has been "shooting" about 70% from the field over the past few weeks, which is actually semi-sustainable considering all he really does is dunk. He did a really nice job defensively against Blake Griffin, as did Jonas Jerebko, who finished with 16 points, eight boards, three triples, one assist, one block and one turnover. The 3-pointer from Favors was his 10th make of the season, so we wouldn’t anticipate much more of those.
Mar 13 - 11:39 PM

Derrick Favors played just 19 minutes vs. New Orleans on Sunday, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and three assists.

The Jazz were having better luck spreading the court with Rudy Gobert anchored in the paint tonight, and Jae Crowder wound up playing 32 minutes off the bench. Favors came in averaging 27.3 minutes in March, though, and owners shouldn't overreact to one poor matchup. He should fare better vs. the Pistons on Tuesday.
Mar 11 - 7:22 PM

Derrick Favors (neck) returned on Wednesday with seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 26 minutes.

Favors resumed his usual starting job alongside Rudy Gobert, with Jonas Jerebko heading back to the second unit. He didn't turn the ball over, which is a bonus for 9-cat owners, and is cruising along as a steady top-100 value this season. Considering his health issues in recent years, that's already a big win for everyone who drafted him.
Mar 7 - 9:50 PM

Derrick Favors (neck) will start against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He's back after missing one game, which pushes Jonas Jerebko back to the bench. The Jazz have had some success with Jae Crowder at PF, so maybe they dial back Favors' minutes slightly. He's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 7 - 6:26 PM

Derrick Favors (neck) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

Favors should be back out there following a one-game stint on the sidelines, which will push Jonas Jerebko back to the second unit, and Ekpe Udoh could fall out of the rotation entirely. Feel free to get Favors active.
Mar 7 - 1:05 PM

Derrick Favors (neck spasms) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

This comes from the official injury report, but there's no word on whether or not he practiced on Tuesday. That means we won't know more until the morning shootaround. Jonas Jerebko started in his place on Monday with 12 points, four rebounds, one steal and three triples, while Ekpe Udoh entered the rotation and played 11 minutes with five rebounds and three blocks.
Mar 6 - 7:42 PM

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PF1Derrick Favors
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