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Tyler Zeller | Center

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: North Carolina
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Tyler Zeller started Tuesday's game vs. the Cavs and finished with 11 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.
He was benched after halftime on Sunday, giving way to Kelly Olynyk's hot hand, but that proved to be a temporary move from Brad Stevens. Zeller was hot in the first quarter but the Celts' offense veered away from him as the game progressed, and he finished just 5-of-8 from the field. Apr 21 - 9:59 PM

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Tyler Zeller started Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Cavaliers but he played only 15 minutes and was benched to begin the second half.

He finished with six points on 3-of-5 shooting, two rebounds and one steal, giving way after halftime to a frontcourt of Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass. The Cavs' proclivity for small lineups may make it hard for Zeller to match the 22.7 minutes he averaged after the All-Star break.
Apr 19 - 7:19 PM

Tyler Zeller played 18 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with 13 points, six boards, three assists and one steal.

His minutes have decreased since Jared Sullinger's return with 21 minutes coming on Wednesday and 25 on Saturday. Zeller will likely get to start the rest of the regular season, but he's tough to count on with so many guys getting minutes.
Apr 10 - 11:18 PM

Tyler Zeller came off the bench to start the second half on Wednesday against the Pistons, finishing with six points, seven boards and three fouls in 21 minutes.

He's come off the bench to start the second half a handful of times this season, so this isn't a demotion or anything. Zeller should be able to log minutes in the low 20s, but it's hard to keep him owned when his blocks have disappeared. He's likely going to start on Friday against the Cavs.
Apr 8 - 11:25 PM

Tyler Zeller made 8-of-9 from the field for 19 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He made Roy Hibbert look like Doctor Hibbert from The Simpsons in the win -- Hibbert wasn't laughing, though. Zeller has looked good in his last five, averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 boards, 1.4 assists and 0.2 blocks on 63.2 percent from the field. He's an end-of-the-bench option in standard leagues due to the low blocks.
Apr 2 - 12:06 AM

Tyler Zeller was one of six Celtics in double-figures on Sunday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting with five rebounds in a failed comeback attempt vs. L.A.

Zeller averaged 15.5 minutes in his previous two games, which highlights the main reason why he's a shaky fantasy option in Boston's deep frontcourt rotation. He played only 21 minutes tonight and didn't step on the court while they whittled a 35-point lead down to as few as 11 points in the fourth quarter.
Mar 29 - 9:15 PM

Tyler Zeller played just 12 minutes with two points, three boards and two fouls against the Knicks on Friday.

Ouch. The Celtics went small and that could have been because the Knicks don't have real size in their rotation. Zeller should be better against the Clippers on Sunday because DeAndre Jordan is a large human being.
Mar 28 - 1:04 AM

Tyler Zeller scored 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and one block in Monday's road win over the Nets.

Zeller is returning modest late-round value for owners lately and the Celtics have a nice schedule both this week and next. He and Kelly Olynyk (18 points, five boards, three treys, 17 minutes) haven't always been able to produce at the same time, but we did see it for a stretch earlier in the season.
Mar 23 - 10:28 PM

Tyler Zeller was benched in favor of Kelly Olynyk to start the second half in Sunday's game vs. the Pistons, finishing with 10 points, four boards, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

This wasn't the first time that Zeller has been benched to start the second half, but Andre Drummond was having a feast in the paint for the Pistons and scored 18 points with 22 boards, meaning the Celtics had to shake things up. Even though Olynyk still isn't playing well, the Celtics have invested a lot in him and they will likely give him more opportunities to succeed. A lineup change isn't imminent by any means, but Zeller is better suited for deeper leagues until further notice.
Mar 22 - 10:15 PM

Tyler Zeller, who had a career-high 26 points on Monday, hit 6-of-8 shots for 12 points, but added just one rebound and no blocks in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

Kelly Olynyk got hot off the bench (finally) and hit 7-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Maybe Olynyk is finally ready to get going, and if it happens, it will mean bad things for Zeller.
Mar 19 - 12:40 AM

Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 26 points against the 76ers on Monday during a 108-89 win, adding five rebounds, two assists and two blocks on 11-of-15 from the field.

He's been nailing mid-range Js and has become a nice force on offense. That makes it two great games in a row and Kelly Olynyk also has disappeared, so Zeller's playing time looks safe right now. We'd like to see a little more blocks out of him, but he's worth a look in standard leagues for points, boards and percentages.
Mar 16 - 11:32 PM

Tyler Zeller scored 18 points against the Pacers on Saturday with seven rebounds and no turnovers.

He made 8-of-10 from the field and earned 26 minutes of playing time. Zeller was not having a great month before this one, averaging 8.0 points, 6.0 boards, 0.9 blocks and 0.1 steals on 44.3 percent from the field in his previous eight games. We'll need to see it a couple more times before suggesting him as a pickup.
Mar 14 - 10:17 PM

Tyler Zeller had 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in another start on Wednesday.

The Celtics beat the Grizzlies and are very much alive in the playoff picture, especially with tonight's injury to the Hornets' Al Jefferson. Zeller is due to take a hit with Kelly Olynyk back, and Oly played well with 15 points, six boards, three steals and two 3-pointers tonight, and even started over Zeller in the second half.
Mar 11 - 11:51 PM

Tyler Zeller played just 14 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-7 shooting with four rebounds and one assist.

Those aren't actually bad per-minute numbers and tonight Brad Stevens went away with him as Anthony Davis didn't present a winning matchup. Zeller has lost some of his stable fantasy value from the first half of the season, but starts and could easily get things rolling at any time.
Mar 7 - 1:51 AM

Tyler Zeller hit 4-of-8 shots for eight points, 11 rebounds, one assist, a steal and two blocks, and also hit the game-winning shot in Wednesday's win.

Zeller had just four points and three rebounds on Tuesday, but bounced back tonight, getting his team a win. This was his first game-winner of his career and the first for a Celtics' big man since Kevin Garnett did it in 2009. Kelly Olynyk came off the bench in this one, and will eventually hurt Zeller, but TZ is still averaging 8.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over his last five games.
Mar 4 - 10:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
4Perry Jones
PF1David Lee
2Jared Sullinger
3Amir Johnson
4Jonas Jerebko
5Jordan Mickey
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk