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Jazz SG Donovan Mitchell ACTIVE for Saturday’s game vs. Heat

The Utah star tweaked his ankle Tuesday, but returned to the floor. We break down the fantasy basketball and betting implications.

Sacramento Kings v Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz runs into Davion Mitchell of the Sacramento Kings during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on November 02, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Update, Nov. 6: Mitchell is playing in Saturday’s game against the Heat. That means betting lines will likely swing slightly towards the Jazz, even if Utah isn’t favored in the contest. Mitchell will also be a big factor in DFS and fantasy lineups, which will affect Utah’s supporting players.

Update, Nov. 5: Mitchell is listed as questionable for Utah’s contest against the Heat Saturday. Miami has been one of the best teams in the league so far this year, so Mitchell being absent for this game would be a tough setback for Utah. The guard missed Thursday’s game against the Hawks due to his ankle injury.

Update, Nov. 4: Mitchell has been ruled out for Thursday’s game vs. the Hawks. Royce O’Neale will be available to play.

Update, Nov. 3: Mitchell is officially listed as questionable for Thursday’s game against the Hawks with an ankle injury. However, the guard did return in Tuesday’s contest after sustaining the injury so it’s likely he ends up playing in this game.

Update: Mitchell has returned to the game and started in the second half. Clearly, the injury is not as serious as was initially thought but it’ll be something to keep an eye on going forward.

Utah Jazz SG Donovan Mitchell went to the locker room Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings after appearing to suffer an ankle injury. The guard plans on returning to the game, but his status and production are worth monitoring with a bad ankle.

Donovan Mitchell injury: Fantasy basketball impact

Mitchell can play through the injury, as he’s done at times in his career. This is concerning for the Jazz, as both backcourt players who have a history of injury problems would be going through some issues. Mitchell is Utah’s best player and leader. If he’s forced to miss time, it will definitely impact fantasy managers banking on his stellar and consistent production. Utah is playing at a high level right now and clearly is on a mission to own the West’s top seed. If Mitchell is playing through injuries and is less than 100 percent, it will impact Utah’s pursuit of that goal.