NBA Action: Doing Fantasy Basketball Favors

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IMarch 25, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 07:  Derrick Favors #15 of the Utah Jazz shoots over David Lee #10 of the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 7, 2012 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Looking for a boost in the rebounding department? Utah's Derrick Favors has a nice six-game stretch going, heading into tonight's game against Atlanta.

In those six games, he is averaging 11.5 rebounds, with a low water mark of seven (acceptable) and a high water mark of 17 (outstanding). His recent rebounding prowess has put him up to 5.9 boards per game on the year.

Favors is also averaging 11.7 points on 50 percent shooting (25 of 50). He is a 60.9 percent shooter from the line on the year, but has hit 71.4 percent of his shots from the charity stripe during the half-dozen game outburst. 

He has also averaged 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2 blocks. He has had three or more blocks in half of those six games.

Part or the reason for his recent success has been the extra bump in minutes. He has topped 20 minutes in his past seven games. With Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson ahead of him, he's not going to suddenly see 25-30 minutes per game, but he has shown that he can still be effective in 20+ minutes.

Favors has power forward and center eligibility in Yahoo! (just PF in ESPN) leagues. He is owned in 33 percent of  Yahoo! and 27.7 percent of ESPN leagues.

If there were an injury to Big Al or Millsap, Favors value would skyrocket. However, he is still a decent play if you're looking for rebounds and blocks, especially in leagues where you can adjust your lineups daily. 



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