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Date Player
10/21/2017 Thabo Sefolosha, Uta, G-F
Thabo Sefolosha scored nine points Friday on 4-of-4 shooting as the Utah Jazz lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Sefolosha grabbed five rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 24:39 of playing time. He added one steal. Sefolosha went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
10/21/2017 Ekpe Udoh, Uta, F-C
Ekpe Udoh scored three points Friday on 1-of-2 shooting as the Utah Jazz lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Udoh pulled down four rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 15:02 on the floor. He added three blocks.
10/21/2017 Derrick Favors, Uta, F-C
Derrick Favors scored 16 points Friday, going 8 of 15 from the field, as the Utah Jazz fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Favors grabbed four rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +13 in his 28:44 on the floor. He added one block.

Analysis: Favors' eight rebounds through two games is a bit disappointing, though the 30 points and seven assists he's produced thus far are highly encouraging. With Gordon Hayward and George Hill no longer in the fold, the Utah big man shouldn't have a problem bettering the 9.5 points per game he averaged last season as long as he can stay healthy.
10/21/2017 Ricky Rubio, Uta, PG
Ricky Rubio scored 19 points Friday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Rubio pulled down five rebounds and had 11 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -8 in his 32:40 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Rubio went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.

Analysis: The popular former Timberwolf wasn't able to leave with a victory in his return to Minnesota, though he pleased many a fantasy owner with a second consecutive double-digit assist effort to go along with his strong point total. A change in teams shouldn't prevent Rubio from remaining among the league leaders in assists and steals.
10/21/2017 Alec Burks, Uta, G
Alec Burks went scoreless Friday on 0-of-2 shooting as the Utah Jazz fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Burks grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 8:33 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.

Analysis: Burks played a big role off the bench in Wednesday's season-opening win over Denver, tallying 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting in just 15 minutes. This effort is further proof that he's a highly volatile fantasy option, however.
10/21/2017 Joe Ingles, Uta, G-F
Joe Ingles scored 14 points Friday on 5-of-8 shooting as the Utah Jazz lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Ingles pulled down three rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 34:23 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Ingles went 4 of 5 from 3-point range.
10/21/2017 Rodney Hood, Uta, G-F
Rodney Hood scored 20 points Friday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Hood pulled down one rebound and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 23:45 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Hood went 3 of 7 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Hood may have had an even bigger night, but he strained his left calf midway through the fourth quarter and didn't return. It's probably unlikely he suits up Saturday against the Thunder, with rookie Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks the favorites to pick up some additional minutes.
10/21/2017 Donovan Mitchell, Uta, G
Donovan Mitchell scored two points Friday, going 1 of 7 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Mitchell did not grab a rebound but dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 20:00 of playing time. He added two blocks.
10/21/2017 Rudy Gobert, Uta, C
Rudy Gobert scored 10 points Friday, going 5 of 10 from the field, as the Utah Jazz fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-97. Gobert grabbed 12 rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 32:58 on the floor. He added two blocks and two steals.

Analysis: A model of consistency, Gobert has now recorded double-doubles in 14 of his last 16 games dating back to last season while averaging 3.1 blocks over that span. The 7-foot-1 Frenchman is a surefire fantasy starting center each time he steps on to the court.
10/21/2017 Dirk Nowitzki, Dal, F-C
Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points Friday, going 4 of 9 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. Nowitzki pulled down nine rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 29:13 on the floor. Nowitzki went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
10/21/2017 J.J. Barea, Dal, G
J.J. Barea scored nine points Friday on 4-of-14 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. Barea grabbed one rebound and dished out 10 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 27:18 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Barea went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
10/21/2017 Wesley Matthews, Dal, G-F
Wesley Matthews went scoreless Friday on 0-of-7 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. Matthews grabbed one rebound and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -13 in his 33:32 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Matthews struggled from behind the arc, coming up empty on all seven of his attempts.

Analysis: After burying 5 of 9 attempts from 3 while tallying 15 points and eight rebounds in Wednesday's season opener, Matthews couldn't buy a bucket against a Sacramento defense that looks to be much improved. One of the most hot-and-cold shooters in the league, the veteran guard will likely continue to frustrate fantasy owners with his up-and-down performances throughout the season.
10/21/2017 Harrison Barnes, Dal, F
Harrison Barnes scored 24 points Friday on 8-of-18 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. Barnes pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 38:49 of playing time. Barnes went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.

Analysis: Barnes shot the ball much better on this night after opening the season by missing 10 of 13 field-goal tries while totaling 14 points against Atlanta. Dallas' top scoring option could very well find more success in Saturday's home matchup with Houston, as he put up 20 points or more in three of the Mavs' four meetings with the Rockets in 2016-17.
10/21/2017 Salah Mejri, Dal, C
Salah Mejri scored four points Friday on 2-of-2 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. Mejri grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 12:48 on the floor. He added three blocks.
10/21/2017 Dorian Finney-Smith, Dal, F
Dorian Finney-Smith scored 14 points Friday, going 5 of 6 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. Finney-Smith pulled down two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 21:08 of playing time. Finney-Smith went 3 of 4 from behind the arc.
10/21/2017 Yogi Ferrell, Dal, G
Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points Friday, going 3 of 8 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. Ferrell grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 30:21 on the floor. He added one steal. Ferrell went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.

Analysis: Though he didn't start on a night the Mavericks were without impressive rookie Dennis Smith Jr., Ferrell still got plenty of run as one of the Mavericks' first players off the bench. The second-year point guard has topped 30 minutes in each of the team's first two games, giving him a chance to put up decent fantasy numbers for as long as Smith remains sidelined.
10/21/2017 Nerlens Noel, Dal, F-C
Nerlens Noel scored seven points Friday, going 3 of 3 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. Noel grabbed six rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -16 in his 27:09 of playing time. He added two blocks and three steals.

Analysis: Noel made a nice contribution in both the steal and block categories but wasn't able to match the 16 points and 11 rebounds he produced in the season opener. The highly athletic big man has still shown signs of being able to put it all together, and he could be a fantasy force if he's able to.
10/21/2017 Vince Carter, Sac, G-F
Vince Carter scored six points Friday on 2-of-6 shooting as the Sacramento Kings topped the Dallas Mavericks 93-88. Carter pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 17:20 of playing time. Carter went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
10/21/2017 Zach Randolph, Sac, F-C
Zach Randolph scored 13 points Friday on 5-of-15 shooting as the Sacramento Kings defeated the Dallas Mavericks 93-88. Randolph pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 30:19 on the floor. He tacked on two steals. Randolph went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
10/21/2017 Garrett Temple, Sac, G
Garrett Temple scored eight points Friday on 3-of-6 shooting as the Sacramento Kings defeated the Dallas Mavericks 93-88. Temple grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 28:29 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Temple went 2 of 3 from behind the arc.
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