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Ekpe Udoh | Center/Forward | #33

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (6) / GS
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Ekpe Udoh (personal) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.
Udoh isn't a large part of the rotation, so his absence won't have much of an impact in fantasy hoops. Perhaps Derrick Favors and Jonas Jerebko will pick up a few extra minutes tonight, but that's about it. Feb 7 - 12:36 PM

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Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh returned to the bench and played 19 minutes vs. the Hornets on Friday, finishing with one point, three rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

He got a few extra minutes with Derrick Favors (ankle) in foul trouble, but unless you need blocks in a very deep league, it's safe to leave Udoh on the wire.
Jan 12 - 9:59 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh will return to the bench on Friday vs. the Hornets.

No surprise here, as Derrick Favors (knee) is back in action tonight. Udoh was impressive in a fill-in start on Wednesday with 16 points (7-of-10 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), nine rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes, but he'll be hard to trust outside of very deep leagues while Favors is active. Rudy Gobert (knee) is nearing a return as well.
Jan 12 - 6:08 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh made a fill-in start on Wednesday and had 16 points (7-of-10 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), nine rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes of action.

Derrick Favors (ankle) was out tonight, and with Rudy Gobert (knee) still on the shelf Utah's frontcourt was razor-thin. Udoh is among the most prolific shot-blockers on a per-minute basis this season (2.7 blocks per 36 minutes), but he doesn't often get the run needed to help fantasy owners. He'd be worth streaming if Favors misses more games or is traded in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on Utah's news page.
Jan 10 - 11:26 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh will start Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

The Jazz are shorthanded up front, as Derrick Favors (right ankle sprain) was unexpectedly ruled out of Wednesday' contest. Udoh has a chance to log heavy minutes. In his two previous starts this season, Udoh averaged 6.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 29.9 minutes.
Jan 10 - 6:30 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh played just 16 minutes and hit his only shot for two points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block in Thursday's win.

An unknown ailment sent Udoh briefly to the locker room but he was able to play through it. After a huge game with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and six blocks on Saturday, Udoh has scored a total of eight points with 11 rebounds and three blocks over his last three games. He'll have the occasional big night, but it appears that last Saturday's monster line was a fluke. Derrick Favors played well tonight, which is a bad sign of things to come for Udoh.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 01:57:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh went to the locker room with an apparent injury on Wednesday after playing just 11 minutes and scoring two points with two steals.

There's no word of what the injury might be, or if he's in fact injured, but he was able to return to the game. We'll update what he did when it's over, but it sounds like he's OK.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 12:21:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh had three points, four boards, two assists and one block in 18 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Derrick Favors (eye) returned to action tonight, which bumped Udoh to his typical backup-center role. Despite his terrific per-minute potential as a shot-blocker, there's not a lot of incentive to hold him now that Favors is active -- in 26 games off the bench this year, he's averaged just 2.7 points, 2.5 boards and 1.3 blocks in 14.9 minutes.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:07:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh started at center with Rudy Gobert out and hit just 1-of-4 shots for three points, five rebounds, a steal and a block before fouling out in 27 minutes on Monday.

Clint Capela got the best of him, but he still played a meaningful role in a blowout loss. Alex Len went off again for the Suns tonight, and is probably the better center pickup, but if you're desperate, it looks like Udoh's going to get plenty of run for the next month. Udoh had nine points, seven boards, three assists, three steals and six blocks on Saturday, so he could easily bounce back in his next one. In fact, we're expecting him to.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh finished with nine points, seven rebounds, six blocked shots, three assists and three steals over 33 minutes in Saturday's loss at Cleveland.

Udoh hit 4-of-6 from the field in a start, as Rudy Gobert (knee) and Derrick Favors (eye) were on the shelf due to injuries suffered Friday night in Boston. The big man did what he does best for fantasy owners - swat shots. As long as he is in the starting five he'll be a favorable low-cost DFS option and a short-term fantasy choice for help in the blocks category.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 09:50:00 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

No surprise here with Udoh basically being the last man standing, excluding the Jazz calling up Tony Bradley. If the second half on Friday is any indication, Udoh is likely looking at 30-35 minutes with Jonas Jerebko probably getting the backup five minutes. Udoh will be a popular DFS punt and he's worth a short-term look for anyone needing blocks.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 06:57:00 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh finished with five points, nine rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 29 minutes in Friday's game at Boston.

Udoh saw his minutes increase with Rudy Gobert (knee) sidelined early and then Derrick Favors (eye) exiting, too. If you're in a deeper league and are in need of a shot in the arm in the blocked shots category, Udoh could be your man off the waiver wire.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 12:41:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh and Jonas Jerebko started the third quarter for Rudy Gobert (knee) and Derrick Favors (eye).

Gobert has already been ruled out and it feels like Favors won't be back tonight either. If you're in a deep league and need blocks, Udoh isn't a bad speculative add.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 08:55:00 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh finished scoreless with three rebounds and a blocked shot across 12 minutes on Saturday against the Nets.

Even with Rudy Gobert (knee) sidelined, Udoh didn't see a major uptick in minutes or a bigger role than he normally does. Unless you need a cheap source of blocked shots in deeper fantasy leagues there is really no reason to bother with Udoh.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 01:03:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh blocked four more shots on Tuesday vs. the Clippers, finishing with one point, two rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes.

If you're wondering why Derrick Favors hasn't been getting the backup center minutes, it's because Udoh has been terrific off the bench. He's only going to see minutes in the teens while Rudy Gobert is healthy, but he does have some appeal as a blocks specialist with 2.8 swats per game through four contests.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 12:48:00 AM

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