News: Jazz guard Alec Burks was abler to get back on the floor for Friday's contest against Minnesota. Burks, who had missed the previous two games with an ankle injury, finished with seven points and four rebounds in the 107-100 win.
Analysis: Burks continues to show flashes of being a solid player, but he does not get consistent playing time. He entered Friday's tilt averaging 7.1 points per game on the season and has failed to reach double figures in the last six games. He can be safely ignored in the majority of Fantasy formats down the stretch.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks was unable to play Tuesday against the Thunder, due to a lingering ankle injury. Burks suffered the injury Friday, and has now missed the last two games as a result. He remains day to day.
Analysis: Burks continues to show flashes of being a solid player, but he does not get consistent playing time. He is averaging 7.1 points per game on the season and has failed to reach double figures in the last six games. He can be safely ignored in the majority of Fantasy formats down the stretch.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks did not travel with the team for its matchup against Golden State on Sunday because of an ankle injury he suffered in Friday's win over New Orleans. Burks, who was limited to just 13 minutes against the Hornets before departing, is being considered day to day.
Analysis: Burks' scoring totals have tapered off toward the end of the season as he has failed to reach double-digits in points in six consecutive games. He i averaging just 7.1 points per game on the season, and should not be considered a worthwhile Fantasy option at this point.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks left Friday's contest against the Warriors with an ankle injury. Burks sprained his ankle in the third quarter of the 95-83 win and was unable to return. He finished with three points and one rebound prior to leaving the game and is loosely being considered day to day.
Analysis: Burks has been seeing around 20-25 minutes most nights over the past few weeks, but his production has remained minimal. In fact, the second-year guard is averaging just 4.8 points over his previous five games on 37 percent shooting from the field. At this point in the season, owners should continue to ignore Burks in all formats, whether he is healthy or not.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks played a minimal role in Saturday's 116-107 win over the Nets. He played six minutes off the bench, scoring two points, with no other stats accrued. Burkes has scored in single digits in three games in a row.
Analysis: Burks has seen his role increase at times down the stretch, but the team is clearly not yet comfortable relying on the second-year guard fully. He is averaging 7.2 points per game on the season, and remains just a low-end option in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks' inconsistent play continued Saturday against the Grizzlies, as he played just nine minutes in a 90-84 win. Burks scored three points on one made 3-pointer, while adding two assists.
Analysis: Burks had been seeing a much larger role over the last month or so, as Saturday's game was his first playing single digit minutes since the end of January. Unfortunately, it also coincided with a change in the team's rotation, so it is not clear what his role will look like moving forward. Burks remains just a low-end Fantasy option moving forward.
News: After making just 29 percent (5 for 17) of his shots in the previous two games, Jazz guard Alec Burks found his stroke on Monday night against the Bucks. He scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the 109-108 overtime loss. Burks made his lone attempt from beyond the arc and converted all four of his free throws while playing 36 minutes off the bench. He also chipped in with four assists, three rebounds and two steals in the defeat.
Analysis: The Jazz have given Burks more playing time since late January and his production has picked up as a result. He entered Monday averaging 10.9 points with 4.5 rebounds, three assists and 1.1 steals in the previous 11 games on 46 percent shooting. The 21-year-old has some decent scoring potential so keep an eye on his progress down the stretch. Burks remains more of an option for deeper Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks picked up his scoring before the All-Star break and had another efficient night shooting the ball on Tuesday against the Warriors. He finished with 13 points and hauled in five rebounds in the 115-101 win. He went 5 for 8 from the field, including 2 for 3 from downtown, and made 1 of 2 free throws. Burks also posted two assists, a steal and a block while playing 25 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Burks has been seeing more run at point guard of late and his production has increased as a result. He averaged 11.8 points with 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in the five games prior to the break on nearly 47 percent shooting. He also made 45 percent of his 3-pointers during that stretch. Burks proved in his days at Colorado that he can score so keep an eye on his progress going forward. Owners in deeper Fantasy formats looking for some guard help should consider adding the 21-year-old.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks continued to see solid playing time Friday against the Kings, and he certainly made the most of it. Burks dropped a season- and career-high 24 points in 27 minutes, to lead the team in a 120-109 loss. Burks shot 7 of 15 from the field and added a three-pointer, his fifth game in a row with at least one made. He added three rebounds, but just one assist, after posting 11 in his previous three combined games.
Analysis: Burks has been asked to play a bigger role recently, and it is one he is not necessarily accustomed to; point guard. With Mo Williams continuing to nurse a thumb injury and the team's other options underwhelming, this has been Burks' best chance to see the floor. He is averaging 25.3 minutes per game in six games during the month of February, after averaging 16.2 per game in January. He is averaging 9.7 points and 2.3 assists per game, and could continue to see his role improve moving forward. Burks is someone to keep an eye on, as he may be worth snatching off the waiver wire shortly.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks saw his most extensive playing time thus far on Monday night against the Kings. He scored a season-high 14 points and dished out four assists in the 98-91 win. He was an efficient 5 of 7 from the field, including making both of his attempts from downtown, and went a perfect 2 for 2 from the foul line. Burks also posted three rebounds, two steals and a block while playing 31 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said before Monday's contest that he wants Burks to get comfortable playing point guard with Mo Williams sidelined and he played well in the win. It was his first time scoring in double figures since Jan. 12 but it could become a regular occurrence with more playing time. Keep an eye on the situation going forward as the 21-year-old could be worth a look in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks saw his most extensive playing time since Jan. 9 on Monday night against the Rockets. He scored eight points in 26 minutes off the bench in the 125-80 loss. He went 2 for 6 from the floor and made 4 of 6 free throws. Burks also posted four assists, a rebound and a block in the defeat.
Analysis: Burks continues to have an inconsistent role in Utah and is averaging just 5.1 points on the year. He would have greater appeal in Fantasy with more playing time but continue to ignore the 21-year-old in the majority of formats at this point.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks was held in single figures in scoring for the fourth game in a row Saturday, in a 110-91 loss to the Nuggets. Burks shot 3 of 5 from the field for nine points, with one three-pointer made. He added two rebounds and one assist, while shooting just 2 for 4 from the free-throw line in 17 minutes.
Analysis: Burks is seeing more playing time recently, however his production is still lagging behind. The second-year guard is averaging 17.0 minutes per game over the last five games, but is averaging 6.8 points per game on 36.7 percent shooting. At this point, Fantasy owners should only consider Burks worth having on the roster in the deepest of formats moving forward.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks saw some solid playing time during Wednesday's contest against the Pacers. Burks saw the bulk of his minutes with the game well out of hand and scored a season-high 12 points in a 104-84 defeat. He went 5 of 10 shooting from the field and missed his only attempt from the 3-point line. He also added a rebound and an assist in 14 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Burks has scored in double figures for just the second time this season, all of which came in December. He is not a regular out of the team's rotation and does not see the court every game. He is averaging 6.2 points per game this month but should still be ignored in all formats until he begins to see more playing time.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks played just three minutes Friday in a blowout loss to the Suns. He scored two points on 1 of 2 shooting, while adding a blocked shot and an assist in a 99-84 loss. Burks has appeared in just four of seven games in the month of December.
Analysis: Burks had the looks of a solid contributor as a rookie, averaging 7.2 points in 59 games a year ago. He has appeared in less than half of the teams games so far this season, and should be ignored in all Fantasy formats until his role on the team improves.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks was able to play double-digit minutes in consecutive games for the first time in almost a month, after playing 14 minutes Saturday against the Rockets. Burks had his best game of the season, scoring 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting, in a 124-116. Burks added two rebounds, and one each of a block, assist and steal. He has appeared in just eight games this season.
Analysis: Burks had a pretty solid rookie season, averaging 7.2 points in 59 games, but he has been unable to get on the floor as a sophomore. Hopefully playing a decent role in consecutive games will earn his coachs trust. At this point, he is only worth stashing in deeper Fantasy formats in the event of an injury.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks continues to see very little playing time, as he was a healthy scratch for the fourth game in a row Saturday against the Wizards. Burks has played in just five of 11 games so far this season.
Analysis: Burks showed some solid ability as a rookie, scoring 7.2 points in just 15.9 minutes per game, so his lack of playing time has been a surprise. At this point, Burks should not be owned in any Fantasy formats until he gets things going.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks saw his most extensive playing time of the young season Monday night against the Grizzlies but again was held scoreless. He missed both of his shots while playing seven minutes off the bench in the 103-94 loss. Burks said he was disappointed with his playing time early this season, but coach Tyrone Corbin wants to develop a plan to keep him in the rotation. "He deserves to play, bottom line," Corbin said. "He deserves to play against anybody. Have to find ways to get him on the floor."
Analysis: Burks has played a total of nine minutes so far this season with one assist. His role is not expected to improve as long as Mo Williams and Randy Foye are healthy so continue to ignore the 21-year-old in Fantasy.
News: Utah guard Alec Burks scored nine points in 19 minutes on Wednesday night in a loss at Boston. Burks shot just 2 of 7 from the field, however. He grabbed three rebounds and added two steals and an assist.
Analysis: Burks had been seeing more minutes of late but they seemed to retract on Wednesday as he shot poorly. He could have a bright future in the NBA, but Burks has been far too limited for usage in most Fantasy formats this year.
News: Rookie guard Alec Burks gave the Jazz a big boost off the bench on Sunday against the Lakers, pouring in a career-high 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting in just 20 minutes, as the Jazz defeated the Lakers, 103-99. Burks, who had matched his previous career high just two games prior, was 1 of 1 from three-point range and added three rebounds to his line.
Analysis: Burks is a talented scorer who is starting to put things together a little more. He is averaging 13.7 points over the last three games, showcasing the sort of offensive talent that made the Jazz pick him with the No. 12 pick in last years draft. However he doesnt see consistent enough playing time for the Jazz right now to be considered anything more than a keeper option right now.
News: Utah guard Alec Burks did not see much of the floor during Friday night's contest against the 76ers. Burks logged just 10 minutes in the 104-91 defeat, finishing with six points. He went 2 of 5 from the field and also chipped in two assists and one rebound.
Analysis: Burks continues to see around 10-15 minutes per night for the Jazz, as coach Tyrone Corbin continues to take things slow with the 20-year-old. While the potential seems to be there, it appears Burks will not see major minutes this season unless an injury occurs. Only owners in long-term keeper formats should be considered with him at this point in the season.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks scored in double figures for the second straight game on Friday night against the Wizards. He finished with 13 points in 20 minutes off the bench in the 114-100 win. He was an efficient 6 for 7 from the floor and made his lone attempt from beyond the arc. Burks also hauled in one rebound in the victory.
Analysis: Utah coach Tyrone Corbin has said that he wants to make a conscious effort to get Burks more playing time and the rookie has made the most of it. He is averaging 8.3 points with 2.5 rebounds in his last four contests, and is seeing about 14 minutes per game over that span. Keep an eye on how he is used going forward as the 20-year-old might be worth a look in deeper Fantasy formats. But until he proves to be a consistent contributor, leave Burks on waivers for the time being.
News: Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said he needs to re-think his rotation to find more playing time for first-round pick Alec Burks, who didn't play during a recent four-game stretch and then got to the foul line 10 times in a loss at New Orleans on Monday. "That's going to be a good thing for us going forward, and we we're going to need it from him. That's why I think he deserves more time on the floor," Corbin said. Burks scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds in Tuesday's 111-85 loss to the Thunder. He shot 3 for 9 from the field and went 4 for 6 at the charity stripe. Burks added a steal and an assist in his 19 minutes of action.
Analysis: Burks filled in for the injured Devin Harris and Earl Watson at times this season, and if he carves out some more minutes his stock could go up. The one thing that would give Burks plenty of Fantasy value is a trade that involves Harris. While that is just speculation at this point, it is something for owners to keep tabs on. For now though, Burks remains more of a long-term keeper option and a stashee in the deepest of seasonal leagues.
News: With Devin Harris and Earl Watson both dealing with injuries, rookie Alec Burks was inserted as the team's point guard during Thursday night's loss to the Warriors. Burks, who finished with seven points and two rebounds in 14 minutes, earned the praise of head coach Tyrone Corbin for his effort. "It's a learning experience for him, but give him credit. I thought he did good," Corbin told the Deseret News. "It's a tough situation for a young guy, a lot of pressure on him. I thought he did a pretty good job, especially on the defensive end."
Analysis: Burks is averaging 11.2 minutes per game during his rookie campaign, although Utah's injury situation could force him into more minutes. While he has the ability to light up the scoreboard, he isn't seeing enough consistent minutes to warrant starting him in most formats. Owners in long-term keeper formats should leave Burks stashed until he starts seeing more run.
News: Utah rookie guard Alec Burks scored eight fourth-quarter points on Saturday night to help the Jazz hold off the Kings in Utah. Burks finished the game with 10 points in 10 minutes as he was instant offense off the bench. Burks went 3 of 6 from the field with two 3-pointers and added one rebound.
Analysis: The former Colorado standout guard has averaged just under 11 minutes per game over his last five contests. He's shown an ability to score, but he's still finding his way in the NBA. Burks has upside, but is just a low-end Fantasy option for the time being.
News: Jazz guard Alec Burks chipped in with 10 points off the bench during Sunday night's contest against the Nuggets. Burks, who entered the contest 5.4 points, shot 4 of 7 from the field in the 106-96 win. He did miss his lone attempt from downtown, but did add a rebound and steal to his stat line, while logging 18 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Burks has seen his playing time increase of but of late as he is averaging nearly 14 minutes per night over his last seven contests. While that is certainly nothing to write home about, it is nice to see the Jazz giving there rookie some run. However, until his playing time becomes a bit more consistent, owners should consider the 20-year-old more of a long-term keeper option.
News: The Jazz came to terms with their 2011 draft picks, signing lottery picks Enes Kanter and Alec Burks. Burks will likely begin the season backing up Raja Bell and Devin Harris.
Analysis: Burks averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists for Colorado as a sophomore last year. He has a chance to see significant playing time for the Jazz right away, as they haven't added much in the way of backcourt help, but keep an eye on his progress leading up to the season. He is worth drafting with a late-round pick in seasonal leagues, a mid-round pick in dynasty/keeper formats and an early-round selection in rookie-only drafts.
News: The Jazz were happy to end up drafting guard Alec Burks out of Colorado at No. 12 overall. Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said Burks' versatility to play the No. 2 guard and a little point guard was key. So was the improved shooting he showed at a workout Monday. Burks averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists for Colorado as a sophomore last year. Burks is more of a shooting guard who can rebound and defend, with a 36-inch vertical jump. He hit better than 50 percent of his shots overall but less than 30 percent from 3-point range. He said he knows he can work to improve that part of his game. "With my athleticism and the way I handle the ball, I just feel like there aren't a lot of people that can stay in front of me," said Burks, the first Colorado player in school history to score over 770 points, grab 240 rebounds and hand out 100 assists in a single season. "I hit the 3s in college when I needed to."
Analysis: Burks has the chance to see significant playing time for the Jazz right away, but keep an eye on his progress leading up to the season. He is worth drafting with a late-round pick in seasonal leagues, a mid-round pick in dynasty/keeper formats and an early-round selection in rookie-only drafts.