News: Hood scored seven points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT) in his return from illness, adding three rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes in the victory over the Thunder.
Impact: Hood was placed straight back into the starting lineup, but failed to fire, and despite some big games, his overall contributions make it hard to roster him outside of as a streaming option for three-pointers. He is averaging 1.5 three-pointers in his last six games, but aside from that, he has limited value.
News: Burke scored 22 points (8-23 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT) with six rebounds, four assists and four steals in 33 minutes off the bench in the comeback win over the Thunder on Saturday.
Impact: After a six point dud Friday against Denver, Burke bounced back to record his sixth game over 14 points in his last seven outings. Despite being a guard who usually struggles to get steals, Burke has accumulated 11 steals in his last four games and despite his poor shooting, remains a player who has distinct fantasy value.
News: Booker started in place of the injured Derrick Favors (back) Saturday, scoring 12 points (4-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT) with three rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes.
Impact: Booker has played well in his first big man off the bench role, but not well enough to warrant an addition in standard leagues, but if Favors remains out, we may see some decent performances from Booker moving forward. Booker has started just one other time this season, finishing with six points and nine rebounds in 33 minutes.
News: Gobert was at his defensive best Saturday, scoring 13 points (3-6 FG, 7-10 FT) with 15 rebounds, with one assist, three steals and four blocks in 41 minutes.
Impact: Gobert had an expanded role with Derrick Favors (back) sitting and predictably racked up the stats. He's a top 20 player since Enes Kanter's trade to Oklahoma City, averaging 10.5 points, 14.1 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.7 blocks in 35 minutes and if he can develop an offensive game, he'll be more of a beast.
News: Booker is starting at power forward Saturday with Derrick Favors (back spasms) out.
Impact: Booker has only started one other game this season and put up six points, nine rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 33 minutes. While he's an interesting streaming option in deeper leagues as long as Favors is out.
News: Hood (illness) is playing and starting at shooting guard for Saturday's game against the Thunder.
Impact: Hood missed the Jazz's last two games with an illness, but he's back in action and should see between 25-32 minutes for the Jazz going forward. He's an interesting stream candidate with the Jazz having four games this coming week.
News: Favors (back spasms) is out for Saturday's game against the Thunder.
Impact: Favors left Friday's game with back spasms after playing just 19 minutes and was not able to return. He tried to give it a go before Saturday's game but couldn't do it. His next chance to return will be Monday against the Timberwolves. The Jazz have four games next week, making Favors a tough call on whether or not to put in weekly lineups.
News: Exum dealt will an illness Friday, but he is not on the team's injury report and was seen warming up for Saturday's game against the Thunder, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Exum has been a non-factor on the offensive side of the court recently. Over his last five games, he's averaged 1.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steal, and 0.2 three-pointers in 21 minutes per game. Those numbers are incomprehensibly poor, and he can't be trusted in any leagues at this point.
News: Hood (illness) is probable for Saturday's game against Oklahoma City, Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Hood did not make the trip to Denver for Friday's game and also missed Wednesday's game due to a gastrointestinal illness. It's unclear whether he'll be in the starting lineup for Saturday if he does play, however.