Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Dream11 Prediction: Dream11 Fantasy Tips for HOU vs UTA as The SportsRush helps you with Dream11
Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets game seemed to be the best, close series we could have hoped for from either conferences, but if Game 1 is anything to go by, this is going to be another stroll in the park for the Rockets after similarly dispatching the Jazz with ease in the 2nd round of the playoffs last season.
A 32 point blowout in a game between number 4 and number 5 seed is never a good sign. The Jazz though are capable of a comeback. They have the squad with strengths that if utilized well can challenge the Jazz. In Quinn Snyder they have a great defensive coach. Their problem though is two point guards on that Rockets team. Or one PG and one SG based on how you view Harden.
It seems the Jazz watched tape on how the Bucks defended Harden and kept him quiet and tried to do the same thing. Problem is, they do not have Giannis or Eric Bledsoe. What the Bucks did was keep Bledsoe around Harden instead of ahead, and Bledsoe effectively took out the step back by bothering his shots from behind.
The Bucks kept a second man to block Harden’s drive, and they overcame the double team by keeping Giannis on one side of the court where he is long enough to guard both Tucker/Faried and whoever else Houston leaves on the corner with his giant strides. Jazz tried the same but ended up making a fool out of themselves because they do not have the right men for the strategy.
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If the turnaround is to happen, a lot of players need to stand up for the Jazz. The question of whether they will or will not leaves a lot of room for maneuver and the higher the risk you take the higher the reward is likely to be (or not, who knows lol).
Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets Dream11 Prediction :
James Harden (PG) (25 Cr)
There is a reason Harden takes out 25% of your pursestrings. He is literally guaranteed to give you close to 50 points per game. Okay he isn’t literally guaranteeing that, but his average per game over the last 10 Dream 11 contests is over 50, so that is as close to a guarantee thing as it gets.
Chris Paul (PG) (16 Cr)
While Harden is the 50 point machine, Chris Paul at 65% price is averaging nearly 38 points per contest. Purely looking at mathematics, that is a better price to return average than Harden. So leaving Paul out of the team is as unjustifiable, if not more, than leaving Harden off your team.
Grayson Allen (SG) (4 Cr)
Allen only got 5 minutes in game 1 and provided nothing in the box score, but at 4 Cr 5 minutes is sufficient value and provides hope for possible points. The pull to take Donovan Mitchell is massive. He is the best player for the Jazz team, at least on the offensive end of things. If Utah win the game there’s very little chance they do it without Mitchell getting to at least 25 odd points, maybe more. But taking Mitchell at 17.5 Cr stops us from picking Favors and Ingles. So you can pick either Mitchell and Gobert or you can pick Favors, Ingles and Gobert. This is all based on how the players are valued and Mitchell with Gobert leaves no viable options to compensate. So Allen makes the team.
Joe Ingles (SF) (13 Cr)
Ingles might not look it, but he is the most important player on the Jazz team. He isn’t the volume scorer that Mitchell is, nor is he the defensive anchor that Gobert is, nor is he a 10 assist per game guy that Rubio can be (in a different offense). But he can do all those things at a step lower and that results in a lot of points on dream 11. He is a guy that, if locked in can easily have a stat line of 15 points, 7+ assists and 7 rebounds. You would take that at 13 Cr. And the fact that he seemingly is the playmaker in this Jazz offense means, if Jazz are to win, Ingles might very well exceed his points and assists numbers by a big margin.
Gerald Green (SF) (6.5 Cr)
Gerald Green is one of Houston’s best defenders and a really good long range shooter so he gets his minutes and at 6.5 Cr his minutes are valuable. Especially with his scoring off of assists by CP3 and Harden, and his steals from activity in defense.
Derrick Favors (PF) (13 Cr)
Derrick Favors and Paul Milsap have 2 things in common.
- They are underrated despite their impact on the court.
- I almost never manage to find the credits to pick them on my team.
But Finally the streak is broken. Analyzing the combined effect Ingles and Favors can bring in place of Mitchell+ any other lower priced replacement, shows the Ingles-Favors dynamic is better, given the price range of the replacement players in this series. So meet Derrick Favors. who averages close to 31 points over the last 5 Dream 11 contests, who at 13 Cr is a steal for me.
Isaiah Hartenstein (PF) (3.5 Cr)
Patsy pick. Won’t play. Only here to fill up numbers.
Rudy Gobert ( C ) (19 Cr)
Gobert is the most expensive Jazz player and for good reason. He can have a terrible night on court and will still walk away with 30 points with ease. He is a blocking machine, which has the highest value in the game. He rebounds a whole lot (12+ with ease). He gets steals (again high value) with his ridiculous 7’9” wingspan. It also helps that he has developed a brilliant rhythm with Mitchell in the pick and roll game allowing him to average a career high in points. Gobert over Capella is based on a judgment call. I feel Capella requires Harden and CP3 to be in the pass first mode to really affect the game on the offensive end. While with Robert, Jazz don’t really have a choice to go away from him if they want to win the game.
James Harden. Do not overthink.