Favors tallied 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-3 FT), six rebounds and an assist over 32 minutes in Saturday's 114-107 win over the Magic.
The veteran big man finally seems to be coming around on the offensive end, now having posted double-digit scoring efforts in four of the last seven games. That follows a stretch in which Favors had failed to hit the mark in nine straight contests in what has been an injury-marred season. As is to expected with the increased offensive production, Favors is shooting much better in recent games, as he's now boasting a 47.4 percent success rate from the field in the last eight games after shooting just 36.4 percent in December.
Favors recorded nine points (4-10 FG, 1-3 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 27 minutes in a 110-77 win over the Pistons on Friday.
Favors seems completely free of the minute restrictions that he faced coming off a bone bruise in his left knee that sidelined him for 13 games in November and December, but he's yet to regularly challenge for double-doubles like he has the previous three seasons. The improved strength of the Jazz roster has resulted in a slight downturn in his playing time and usage compared to 2015-16, but Favors isn't capitalizing on the opportunities he has received. He's shooting a career-worst 44.2 percent from the field on the season, and his 62.3 percent mark from the charity stripe is his poorest showing since his rookie campaign. It appears fantasy owners may have to adjust their expectations for the power forward.
Favors logged four points (1-7 FG, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds, one block and one assist across 25 minutes in a 100-83 loss to the 76ers on Thursday.
Favors made his second straight start at power forward and once again saw another uptick in playing time, logging three more minutes than he did Tuesday against the Lakers. The 25-year-old has averaged 30-plus minutes in each of the previous three seasons, so now that he's up to 25 minutes, it may not be much longer before he's up to his normal workload after the Jazz acted extremely cautious with him upon his return from a bone bruise in his left knee earlier this month. Favors could make for a worthy trade target in fantasy leagues now that he's healthy, as his production will only trend up from its current depressed levels.
Favors recorded eight points (2-5 FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal across 22 minutes during a 102-100 win over the Lakers on Tuesday.
Favors had been seeing minutes in the teens in his bench role over the last several games, but saw his minutes bump up in his return to the starting lineup. His production didn't change much from recent games, but that should change soon as Utah will likely continue to increase his minutes. Utah's next tilt comes Thursday against the Sixers.
Favors will start at power forward for Tuesday's game against the Lakers.
Ever since Favors returned from a knee injury that kept him out for an extended absence, the Jazz have opted to bring Favors off the bench in a limited capacity. However, it appears they're finally comfortable inserting him back into the starting lineup, so look for Boris Diaw to move back to the bench. Favors has seen no more than 16 minutes in each of the past five games, but the fact that he's now running with the top unit should mean he starts seeing a much larger workload moving forward.
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