Burks is currently averaging 14.2 points per game to go along with 2.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds. The former Colorado Buffalo is even adding a couple three-pointers and steals per game, which is only increasing his value as a spot starter in daily leagues. He is shooting the ball just over 12 times (12.7) per contest to go along with a rather decent 40.8% field goal percentage. Burks saw his minutes limited due to inconsistent play and shaky defense last season, but he seems primed to post career numbers in 2013.
The second-year guard continues to have an impact for fantasy fans, despite coming off the bench for the Jazz. He is still earning quality minutes and it is only a matter of time until he cracks the starting-five. Jefferson is extremely injury prone at 33 years old and the super veteran doesn’t have the legs to go 70-plus games anymore.
Burks will obviously see a cap on his minutes while he is coming off the bench, but he is still worth a roster spot in deeper formats. If he is sitting on the wire in your league, add this swing-guard before your competition figures out what this kid brings to the table.