The NBA Regular Season has a wealth of talent on display and it doesn’t matter if you are a first ranked team or thirty ranked, there are always exciting players. In this game, another exciting player Nikola Jokic and Denver Nuggets visit the Utah Jazz. More about UTA vs DEN Dream11 will be given below.
Utah has won the first two games of the season and that is no surprise. The team clasped the most number of wins last season and has brought the same core unit this season. Utah Jazz presents a difficult outside-inside combo of Mitchell at guard position and Gobert at Center position. These two are surrounded by two excellent perimeter shooters and a hustling Forward. Then you add up Jordan Clarkson and Joe Ingles off the bench and the unit looks complete. Will it be enough in the loaded West?
Nuggets come off a loss against the Cavaliers but have won two out of three games. The team has Nikola Jokic who can dominate any defense while Porter Jr., Gordon, and Barton are three options. The team is missing Jamal Murray and the rest of the unit looks vulnerable. The bench has not shown any promise so far and Denver doesn’t look like a team that can withstand elite squads in the West.
Home: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: 27 October, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
The contest will take place at Vivint Smart Home, which is the home floor for the Utah Jazz.
Utah Jazz| Denver Nuggets
Games: 02| 03
Wins: 02| 02
Defeats: 00| 01
Rudy Gobert bagged a monster double-double in the previous game.
Nikola Jokic is a stat sheet stuffer.
*Last match stats*
Nikola continues to drive the Nuggets forward and has done all in his capacity so far. The Center is the reigning MVP and finds himself on most of the fantasy teams for his high-quality production.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-59
If Jokic is light-years ahead in scoring than Gobert then Rudy is miles ahead in defense. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year is also one of the elite rebounders and can sink paint points. He is a constant double-double threat.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-48
Michael Porter Jr.
After a breakout 2020-21 season, Michael has not begun in a convincing fashion. And that is fine because some players get their form after having a feel for the NBA pace and space after bundling up some games. Porter Jr. will come through eventually.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-30
Mitchell can explode for huge scoring nights every now and then. The guard has both inside and outside scoring capabilities and the Jazz struggled without him. Donovan will aim for another huge scoring season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 41-54
Barton has been solid so far to begin the season. Denver Nuggets are looking for offensive production from him in the absence of Jamal Murray. Can Will sustain his serviceable start?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-37
Conley is an all-star level PG who has done an incredible job at the position since his Grizzlies day. However, he will like to make a deep postseason run this season but the Western Conference looks too loaded for that at the moment.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40
Gordon is a role player at the PF position whom Denver acquired last season. He can score and rebound well at a decent clip but the Nuggets will want more production from him eventually with the bench producing next-to-nothing.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-35
Clarkson is the reigning Six Man of the Year and that is no surprise. The guard brings a lot of scoring off the bench and he can kill defenses in a myriad of ways.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-37
Monte is holding the PG spot in the absence of Murray and that has affected his shooting a little. He did have a decent game playmaking-wise against the Cavs but took just four shots.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-19
Royce is a hardworking defensive player. He does a lot of things on both ends, like setting screens and picking up loose balls that don’t show in the basic stat sheets.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-36
Facundo’s production has taken a hit ever since getting into a bench role.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
Bojan is a perennial perimeter threat who will be aiming for another 15-20 PPG season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37
OTHER MAJOR PICKS
Hassan Whiteside reeled in 8 points, 9 rebounds in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-20
PF: Royce O’Neale
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
C: Rudy Gobert
SG: Donovan Mitchell
PG: Mike Conley
BENCH: Eric Paschall, Malik Fitts, Macio Teague, Udoka Azubuike, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forrest, Miye Oni, Jared Butler, Rudy Gay, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Joe Ingles.
Utah Jazz Squad: Royce O’Neale, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Eric Paschall, Malik Fitts, Macio Teague, Udoka Azubuike, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forrest, Miye Oni, Jared Butler, Rudy Gay, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles.
PF: Aaron Gordon
SF: Michael Porter Jr.
C: Nikola Jokic
SG: Will Barton
PG: Monte Morris
BENCH: Jamal Muray, PJ Dozier, Jeff Green, Austin Rivers, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Tarik Black, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Nah’shon Hyland, Vlatko Cancar.
Denver Nuggets Squad: Nikola Jokic, Jamal Muray, Michael Porter Jr., Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Facundo Campazzo, Monte Morris, PJ Dozier, Jeff Green, Austin Rivers, JaMychal Green, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Nah’shon Hyland, Vlatko Cancar.
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