2014 Outlook: Finally out from the shadow of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, and still just 22 years of age, Favors is a near lock to break out in his fourth professional season. The Jazz will lean heavily on Favors, who is one of the most productive players in the league on a per-minute basis. He projects to be a double-double machine with two-plus blocks per night after averaging 9.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 23.2 minutes in eight starts a season ago. With all the buzz he's generating, he'll come at a fairly steep asking price in fantasy drafts this season, but he should be well worth the investment.
2014 Outlook: Derrick Favors may be getting all the buzz (and rightfully so), but don't sleep on 21-year-old Enes Kanter in the new Jazz frontcourt. Both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are gone, leaving the youthful duo of Favors and Kanter to own the paint in 2013-14. A big body at 6-foot-11, 248 pounds, Kanter was extremely productive on a per-minute basis last season with 7.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in just 15.4 minutes per game. With a big increase in minutes on the way, Kanter is a prime sleeper candidate as he enters his third professional season.
2014 Outlook: Biedrins, who hasn't been relevant since the 2008-09 season, joins the Jazz to provide bench support behind the youthful duo of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter in the Utah frontcourt. He'll battle rookie Rudy Gobert for playing time off the bench, and doesn't figure to have much fantasy value despite the Jazz being fairly thin up front after Favors and Kanter.
2014 Outlook: Acquired in a draft-day deal, Gobert is a 7-footer with a 7-foot-9 wingspan and great defensive potential. With his ability to block and alter shots, Gobert can be a game-changer on the defensive end. He still has some work to do offensively, but might be able to carve out some value as a shot-blocking specialist as a rookie. He'll battle Andris Biedrins for minutes behind Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors in the Jazz's frontcourt, and with the youth movement in full force, do not be surprised if Gobert sees 15-20 minutes per game as a rookie.