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Tyler Zeller | Center | #44

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (17) / DAL
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Tyler Zeller is getting the start for John Henson against the Celtics for Game 3 on Friday.
Coach Joe Prunty doesn't get cute here to start this game off, but the Bucks will certainly be using more Giannis Antetokounmpo at the five. Jabari Parker should benefit most from no Henson while Malcolm Brogdon could see more run as well. Zeller is just a lukewarm punt play in DFS. Apr 20 - 8:34 PM

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Bucks center Tyler Zeller scored 15 points in 22 minutes off the bench Sunday, while chipping in five rebounds and one assist.

Zeller made 5-of-8 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs, and he did well to take advantage of Thon Maker (groin) being unavailable tonight. Groin injuries tend to linger and if Maker misses more time, Zeller will have an easier path to 22+ minutes -- a mark he's hit in three straight games. He's still not worth owning unless you're truly desperate for some boards and defensive stats.
Apr 1 - 11:15 PM

Tyler Zeller will start on Friday against the Lakers.

He could be busy tonight with Thon Maker and John Henson out.
Mar 30 - 9:50 PM

Tyler Zeller played eight minutes with two points, one board and two assists against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He looks to be the third man in the center pecking order in Milwaukee, so Zeller can't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Mar 21 - 11:35 PM

Tyler Zeller (ribs) is available for Wednesday against the Clippers.

Cody is still out, but at least Zeller hive still has Tyler for tonight. He doesn't have much fantasy value.
Mar 21 - 6:30 PM

Tyler Zeller (sore ribs) will not play on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

Zeller is still feeling discomfort and contact is an issue. Thon Maker and Marshall Plumlee will provide depth behind John Henson, but the Bucks may go small against the Cavaliers with Giannis Antetokounmpo picking up some minutes at the five. Henson is the only true center you can trust.
Mar 19 - 5:48 PM

Tyler Zeller (back) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

He was back last week, but this issue from earlier this month keeps him out again. We could see some Thon Maker, but the Bucks are going to run out a lot of Giannis Antetokounmpo at the five.
Mar 17 - 4:28 PM

Tyler Zeller (back) was able to post 12 points in just 17 minutes in his return to action Friday against New York.

Zeller missed the past two games after leaving Sunday's contest due to a sore back. He was also able to add six rebounds and an assist with no turnovers while going a perfect 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Despite the semi-respectable numbers he remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Mar 9 - 11:14 PM

Tyler Zeller (back soreness) is available on Friday vs. the Knicks.

He's back after sitting out his last two games. There's a chance Zeller could enter the game ahead of Thon Maker, but there's also a chance we see all three centers. Zeller isn't a fantasy asset, but John Henson's ceiling isn't quite as high now.
Mar 9 - 6:24 PM

Tyler Zeller (back soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

Zeller fell hard on his back and right hip Sunday vs. the Sixers. He has missed each of the Bucks two games this week. The Bucks went small against the Rockets on Wednesday, as John Henson logged just 20 minutes and Thon Maker was a DNP-CD despite Zeller being sidelined.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 9 - 11:38 AM

Tyler Zeller (hip, back) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

The Bucks will go with John Henson in the first unit again and Thon Maker will back him up. Maker hasn't exactly played well and the Bucks may go with more no-center lineups against the floor-spacing Rockets.
Mar 7 - 6:33 PM

Tyler Zeller (hip, back) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

It looks like Wednesday will mark Zeller's second straight game on the sidelines, which means Thon Maker should be able to flirt with around 20 minutes off the bench tonight. Neither Maker nor Zeller is worth rostering in most leagues, though.
Mar 7 - 12:39 PM

Tyler Zeller (right hip, back soreness) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Pacers.

Zeller took a hard fall during Sunday's game, so it's not at all surprising to see him hit the sidelines for the second game of this back-to-back set. Thon Maker will pick up most of Zeller's minutes tonight, but that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops.
Mar 5 - 4:30 PM

Tyler Zeller didn't return after appearing to hurt his right hip with 6:11 left vs. the Sixers on Sunday.

Joel Embiid committed a Flagrant-1 foul that left Zeller sprawled out on the court. Zeller attempted his free throws before heading to the locker room, which is encouraging, and the Bucks were able to maintain a sizable lead for the home win. We'll consider Zeller questionable to play vs. the Pacers on Monday.
Mar 4 - 11:26 PM

Tyler Zeller was a DNP-CD on Friday.

This is a little bit of a surprise, but John Henson had one of his better games. That won't be the case every night, but there's no need to hold Zeller in almost any league.
Feb 23 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Malcolm Brogdon
3Matthew Dellavedova
4Xavier Munford
5Brandon Jennings
SG1Tony Snell
2Jason Terry
3Sterling Brown
SF1Khris Middleton
2Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Jabari Parker
3D.J. Wilson
C1John Henson
2Thon Maker
3Tyler Zeller
4Marshall Plumlee