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Utah Jazz point/shooting guard Donovan Mitchell (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. Houston after having been placed in the league's concussion protocol Tuesday. The blow in question reportedly happened just prior to halftime of the team's loss to the Lakers on Monday, although Mitchell finished the outing, albeit shooting 6-for-19 overall, including 0-for-8 from behind the arc. Mitchell's absence is likely to change the outlook of nearly everything offensively for Utah, with Joe Ingles the likeliest candidate to bump into the starting five. Bojan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley are set to take on larger offensive roles for as long as Mitchell remains in the protocol.
Utah Jazz center Hassan Whiteside will not suit up for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He has been sidelined due January 10 due to the league's health and safety protocols. It's uncertain when he'll get back on the court, but he didn't have a huge role in the rotation anyway. Robert Gobert is back and should have a full workload against the Lakers. Udoka Azubuike should pick up more playing time, but isn't someone worth monitoring in fantasy formats. Gobert could have a slight boost in playing time with Whiteside remaining sidelined here.
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will return for Sunday's game against the Denver Nuggets. Gobert has missed each of the last four games while following the league's health and safety protocols. He has finally cleared protocols and can return to action against Nikola Jokic on Sunday. This is huge for the Jazz who desperately needed Gobert back in the lineup. Eric Paschall put together 18 points in 33 minutes during their last game. However, his short lived fantasy value will end with Gobert back in the lineup on Sunday.
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles is available for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The veteran forward has been building up his conditioning, but he appears ready to play on Wednesday. Utah is without any centers, so Ingles could be asked to play significant minutes on Wednesday. The Jazz are likely to go with a small-ball lineup, which means Ingles is going to get plenty of action. He appears to be a strong streaming option and is someone worth looking at as a low-cost DFS choice with the Jazz short-handed on Wednesday.
Utah Jazz center Hassan Whiteside has been placed in the league's health and safety protocols, ruling him out indefinitely, beginning with Wednesday's game vs. Cleveland. Whiteside had stepped into the starting five for the past three contests with Rudy Gobertalso sidelined, with the duo's absence leaving the team tremendously thin in the frontcourt. Eric Paschall is likely to serve as a small-ball center, ramping up his DFS appeal, while wings such as Royce O'Neale can be seen as having increased rebounding upside. While Whiteside has been a terrific producer per minute this year, he holds little season-long intrigue once Gobert returns.