So the Utah Jazz have some bad news in the shooting guard department with Alec Burks missing the rest of the season. Rodney Hood has a foot injury right now and will miss yet another game this season -- and his history of injuries makes it hard to believe he's going to be an every-day player from here on out. Patrick Christopher suffered a dislocated right kneecap in the last game, and while there was no serious damage he is on the shelf for a bit now. Even the guy the Jazz traded for earlier this season, Carrick Felix (not with the team even) can't get a break, as he fractured his patella and is out too!
The wing rotation in Utah right now is Gordon Hayward, Joe Ingles, Ian Clark, Toure Murry, and Dante Exum (in theory). Ingles and Exum are solid bench players for the Jazz, but they look locked in their spot in the rotation. Murry couldn't get into games at all, and was sent to the NBA Developmental league twice this season. Clark could only get into blowouts. So none of the non-household names are players you should focus on.
It would be trendy to take a look at Dante Exum, but unless this is a keeper league, he's not really worth it until we see his minutes rise. He is a good player, but I think this just means more of the ball for Gordon Hayward. Think about it.
Also, play FanDuel. (The following taken by the amazing Jason Walker who explains this better than I do)
1. Head over to FanDuel today, register and check out the NBA games they have running.
For example: One of the NBA games they have for pay is a $5 entry, 100 first place tourney.
2. Once you enter, you set a lineup based on a salary cap of $60K and enter 2 PG, 2 SG, 2 SF, 2 PF and a Center.
3. Once your cap-friendly lineup is complete, click Enter and BOOM!, the fun begins!
Now, a bit of bad news. Here are specific rules. They include this: "In order to deposit money to play paid entry games you must be able to represent and warrant that you are not a resident of any of the following states: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana or Washington."
Have fun. Do it. Use Gordon Hayward.