UPDATE: Jan. 18, 3:15 p.m. — Conley will return to the lineup vs. the Kings, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Saturday afternoon.
Just in: Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. will return from monthlong absence Saturday vs. Kings, NBA Insider @ShamsCharania reports.— Stadium (@Stadium) January 18, 2020
"I'm told the plan is for Conley to come off the bench in his return and have a minutes restriction." pic.twitter.com/BQfyyxAk6z
Shams also states that Conley will come off the bench and have a minutes restriction, so he’s not really a great DFS or season-long play at the moment. I think Emmanuel Mudiay will still see minutes at backup PG and Jordan Clarkson should continue to be the 6th man off the bench with some scoring punch.
Mike Conley is PROBABLE to play tomorrow for the Jazz vs. Sacramento.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) January 17, 2020
Conley has been sidelined since Dev. 17 due to a hamstring injury. He had returned to the lineup that night against the Magic, but was forced to leave early and has been out ever since. Prior to that absence, Conley had missed five games. It was clear the Jazz rushed him back a bit, so they took plenty of time making sure Conley is right this time around.
Fantasy Basketball analysis: Utah Jazz PG Mike Conley
It appears Conley will be back, but I’d imagine he isn’t going to start and he’s going to be on a minutes limit. With both those in mind, once they’re confirmed, I’d say steer clear of Conley in DFS. Utah had won 10 games in a row before losing to the Pelicans on Thursday night. The Jazz lineup is clicking right now and I don’t think they’d want to mess with that. Emmanuel Mudiay may see fewer minutes off the bench. I think Jordan Clarkson’s role is fine since he’s been great since being acquired from the Cavaliers.