Player Outlook

Derrick Favors continues to take on a bigger offensive role without a dip in his efficiency and he emerged as arguably the second option on an improving Jazz team last season. Despite playing nearly the same amount of minutes as the previous season, Favors increased his scoring to 16.0 per game, a career-high for the fifth season in a row. He continued to flourish even when Rudy Gobert was moved into the starting lineup, though his shooting percentage did go down, with less room to operate effectively near the basket. With Favors' continued to development as a passer and shooter, they should be able to make that pairing work, and Favors should once again be a solid Fantasy option for you in all formats, with his combination of scoring, rebounding and defense. Consider him a solid option as a No. 1 center or No. 2 forward, worth targeting in the early rounds on Draft Day.

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  • Jazz forward Derrick Favors scored 13 points (6-12 FG) and recorded seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in a loss to Phoenix on Thursday,Favors missed the opening exhibition with a minor groin issue, so it appears he's back to full health, playing 26 minutes in a meaningless preseason game. Once Enes Kanter was traded last year, Favors became a much better offensive player and that trend should continue going into this season. Center Rudy Gobert will take some rebounds away, but will open up more possessions for Favors, considering no plays are drawn up for the athletic Gobert.

  • Jazz forward Derrick Favors (sore groin) will not play Tuesday against the Lakers, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.Favors has been dealing with a small pull in his groin, prompting the Jazz to leave him out of the lineup in their preseason matchup against the Lakers on Tuesday. While the injury doesn't appear to be serious, more information should be available later in the week.

  • Jazz forward Derrick Favors said at Monday's media day that he's added range to his jumper and wants to be a stretch four, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports. It's certainly an interesting declaration from Favors as he enters his sixth NBA season. Per Basketball-Reference, more than 65 percent of his field goal attempts came from within 10 feet in 2014-15, and more than 85 percent of his attempts fell within 16 feet. Favors has only attempted 12 career 3-pointers, so at this phase in his development, he'll have quite a bit to prove before opposing defenses begin blanketing him on the perimeter. Favors shot 40.1 percent from 10-16 feet and 34.1 percent from 16-22 feet last season.

  • Jazz guard Trey Burke has been cleared to play in Wednesday's game at Houston, reports the team's radio play-by-play announcer. Burke has missed the last three games with a sore back. After sitting out the last two games to rest, forward Derrick Favors will also play. Meanwhile, forward Gordon Hayward has been ruled out of the game. It will be the third-straight game Hayward has missed because of a sore Achilles. The Jazz are 11 1/2-point underdogs.

  • Guard Trey Burke (back) and forwards Gordon Hayward (Achilles) and Derrick Favors (rest) are out for the Jazz on Monday against the Mavericks, according to Deseret News.Forward Grant Jerrett will see action for the Jazz on Monday.The Jazz are 10-point underdogs against the Mavericks.

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2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 74 482 52.5 1 16.7 222 66.9 1187 16.04 28.1
2013 73 390 52.2 0 0.0 190 66.9 970 13.29 25.2
2012 77 274 48.2 0 0.0 179 68.8 727 9.44 19.3
2011 65 222 49.9 0 0.0 126 64.9 570 8.77 16.6
2010 78 215 51.7 0 0.0 103 59.5 533 6.83 13.3
3 Year Avg 75 382 51.3 0 0.0 197 67.5 961 12.81 24
Career 367 1583 51.2 1 8.3 820 66.0 3987 10.86