UPDATE: Aug. 7, 12:44 p.m. — So the Jazz released their starting five for this afternoon, and well, take a look for yourself ...
Jazz starting lineup: Ed Davis, Georges Niang, Joe Ingles, Miye Oni, Emmanuel Mudiay— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) August 7, 2020
So Jordan Clarkson will come off the bench even with everyone out. I don’t think that impacts his value much. Clarkson should still play heavy minutes and be the focal point when he’s on the court. Miye Oni being in the lineup is interesting. He should be min-priced and could go overlooked by a lot of casual lineups. Ed Davis and Georges Niang also stand out, really everyone. It’s just this game is only a Showdown, so not much to work with anyway.
The Utah Jazz don’t care about your fantasy basketball lineups or how they’ll perform against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. The Jazz also apparently don’t care about seeding in the West. Because the Jazz are resting pretty much their entire starting lineup on Friday. Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley and Royce O’Neale are all listed as out to start the weekend against San Antonio. See Tony Jones gets it.
Everyone means, Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O'Neale, Rudy Gobert— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) August 6, 2020
So yeah, that’s four starters who won’t be playing, the lone wolf left being Joe Ingles. So who’s ready for Jingling Joe chalk night! Let’s get into what the impact will be in terms of DFS and fantasy basketball.
Fantasy basketball impact
I mentioned Ingles up there, so let’s see who else the Jazz have to offer. Georges Niang, Tony Bradley, Jordan Clarkson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Ed Davis and Rayjon Tucker. My guess is the starting lineup is Mudiay, Clarkson, Ingles, Niang and Bradley. So pretty much all five of those guys are going to be appealing enough depending on how sharp the pricing is. My guess is DraftKings will adjust Clarkson and Ingles into the $5-6K range at least. The other guys who be pretty cheap regardless.
Mudiay and Niang stick out as values along with Bradley, who has a great rebounding rate when given the minutes. We also have to consider the impact on the Spurs, who have gotten great guard play from Derrick White and Dejounte Murray. Both will be popular looks and maybe this is the DeMar DeRozan ceiling spot we’ve been looking for in the bubble.