Player News - Jazz

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Donovan Mitchell made his first NBA start at point guard against the Nets during a 118-107 loss on Friday, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

Those assists are a career high, but he did struggle as a shooter with his 5-of-15 line from the field. Mitchell continues to just blow right by defenders and he did an excellent job of finding open shooters along the 3-point line. Mitchell has made it abundantly clear since he arrived in Las Vegas that he deserves heavy minutes, and yet he's been better than expected. He should be owned in every league and his owners can worry about his sub-par FG% later.
Nov 17 - 11:39 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood scored 17 points in a start with one rebound, two assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

He is on an absolute roll as a scorer with at least 16 points in each of his last six games. He got the start in this game because of Donovan Mitchell starting at the point, and those two played well off each other in this game. Hood is clearly going to get to shoot the rock whether he's coming off the bench or in the starting lineup. We'll see how he fares in a back-to-back against the Magic.
Nov 17 - 11:26 PM
Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

Joe Ingles made all five shots from the field for 15 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

It doesn't get any better than a 150.0 eFG% and that's what he had tonight. Ingles has run the offense a lot in the past couple years for coach Quin Snyder, so he will be asked to create more while Ricky Rubio (Achilles) recovers. Expect Ingles to improve on his numbers from the past two weeks.
Nov 17 - 11:18 PM

Jonas Jerebko scored seven points in a start against the Nets on Friday, adding one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

The Jazz didn't start him in the second half because they came out flat to start the game. Plus, Thabo Sefolosha (knee) not playing in this game is part of the reason he saw this much run. He's not much of an add in most leagues.
Nov 17 - 11:16 PM

Raul Neto scored a career-high 22 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

This goes down as probably the flukiest line of the night, but props to Neto for stepping up. Donovan Mitchell looks 100 percent comfortable as a playmaker and he's capable of playing big minutes, so expect Neto to play around 18-22 minutes while Ricky Rubio (Achilles) is out. He has short-term value in deep leagues.
Nov 17 - 11:13 PM

Alec Burks scored 10 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

As far as playing time goes, Burks is likely the biggest beneficiary with Raul Neto from the Ricky Rubio injury. He started the second half over Jonas Jerebko because the Jazz were smoked in the first half. Burks has played point guard for coach Quin Snyder before and he'll handle the ball more while Rubio is out. He's worth a look in deeper leagues.
Nov 17 - 11:08 PM

The Jazz will start Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles, Jonas Jerebko and Derrick Favors on Friday vs. the Nets.

The Jazz are missing Ricky Rubio (Achilles), Thabo Sefolosha (knee) and Rudy Gobert (knee) tonight. Jerebko is worth a look as a 3-point specialist with six triples in his last two games, but he's basically a one-trick pony in fantasy.
Nov 17 - 7:37 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Nets.

The Jazz play again on Saturday vs. Orlando, so hopefully they are just resting him for that one. With Sefolosha out, Jonas Jerebko is looking at extended minutes and is worth a look if you need 3-pointers -- he's hit three triples in each of his last two games.
Nov 17 - 6:54 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood is expected to start alongside Donovan Mitchell on Friday vs. the Nets.

The Jazz have had some really tough luck with injuries and will be missing Ricky Rubio (Achilles) tonight. Mitchell is starting at PG, so Hood should slide right back into his old role. He's hot over his last five games with 20.6 points and 3.4 triples, so he belongs in fantasy lineups.
Nov 17 - 6:38 PM

Donovan Mitchell will start at point guard against the Nets on Friday.

This news was somewhat easy to see from a mile away with Ricky Rubio (Achilles) out, and based on how Mitchell played 32 minutes at point guard in the last three games. He's likely going to play big minutes as Utah tries to climb out of their bad start, so Mitchell could become a very valuable asset. He should be owned in all leagues. Meanwhile, all of the other wings benefit by Mitchell moving over, especially Alec Burks.
Nov 17 - 6:02 PM

Nate Wolters has been recalled from the G-League.

Ricky Rubio (Achilles soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. Brooklyn. Wolters will be active Friday night and could see minutes behind Raul Neto at point guard. However, Donovan Mitchell will also see time at PG, so Wolters may remain on the bench. Wolters can be left on waivers in all formats.
Nov 17 - 12:57 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Sefolosha was averaging 23.4 minutes per game in the three games the Jazz has played since Rudy Gobert (knee) went down. If Thabo is unable to suit up on Friday, Jonas Jerebko would likely remain in the starting lineup and see additional minutes. Ekpe Udoh would also see an uptick in playing time.
Nov 17 - 12:04 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Nets.

Rubio has been struggling all season, so here's hoping that resting his Achilles may help. Raul Neto and Donovan Mitchell will see an uptick in minutes with Rubio sidelined. Over the 97 minutes Mitchell has logged over his last three games, 32 of those minutes came at point guard. Mitchell is an intriguing DFS option for Friday, especially considering Utah is playing the fast-paced Nets. The Jazz has also recalled Nate Wolters from the G-League. He will be active on Friday and will serve as Utah's third-string PG.
Nov 17 - 12:02 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles) is questionable to face the Nets on Friday.

He just hasn't looked right all year and maybe this is why. The first unit continues to struggle lately, and Rubio ranks second to last in net rating over the last three while making just 31.3 percent from the field in November. Meanwhile, Donovan Mitchell has logged a whopping 32 minutes at point guard to go with his 65 minutes as a wing over his last three. If Rubio can't play, Mitchell and the wings should be very busy while Raul Neto would have to step up a lot.
Nov 16 - 3:36 PM

Donovan Mitchell stayed hot on Wednesday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting with three 3-pointers, four rebounds and three assists.

The rookie was billed as a hard-nosed defender, but his offensive game has been a welcome surprise. He's shooting with high volume and his lousy FG% is trending in the right direction -- over the past three games he's gone 28-of-54 from the field (51.9%). With plenty of steals and 3-pointers, and a trickle of boards and assists, his owners must be elated.
Nov 15 - 10:34 PM


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