Jayson Tatum
Jayson Tatum
20-Year-Old ForwardF
Boston Celtics
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Had it not been for historic debuts from Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell, Tatum would have been the Rookie of the Year frontrunner. The No. 3 overall pick got off to a red-hot start from beyond the arc and eventually settled into his role as one of the Celtics' premier scoring threats. Tatum was at his best in the postseason, averaging 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting better than 47 percent from the field during the Celtics' run to the Eastern Conference Finals. Of course, Tatum's breakout may not have been possible had it not been for Gordon Hayward's season-ending injury five minutes into opening night, and the biggest hurdle facing the 20-year-old may be how he'll fit into the offensive hierarchy with Hayward back in the mix. In a normal situation, Tatum would be on the short list of players poised to make the leap toward legitimate stardom, but on one of the deepest teams in recent memory, Tatum may be forced to settle for a secondary role for the time being, provided Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Jaylen Brown all stay relatively healthy. With that in mind, expectations should be tempered for Tatum, though he should again be a hyper-efficient scorer for his age, who carries significantly more value in dynasty/multi-season leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $12.35 million contract with the Celtics in July of 2017. Celtics exercised $7.83 million team option for 2019-20 in October of 2018. Contract includes team option for 2020-21.
Drops 30 points in Team USA win
FBoston Celtics
February 15, 2019
Tatum ended with 30 points (12-24 FG, 6-14 3Pt), nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 26 minutes during Team USA's 161-144 victory over Team World.
Tatum was in scoring mode Friday, scoring 30 points in 26 minutes during Team USA's victory in the Rising Stars Challenge. Along with Kyle Kuzma, the pair attempted 51 field-goals, almost half of the entire teams total. Tatum continues to have a productive season for the Celtics, although is perhaps underachieving when compared to the numbers people may have been hoping for. That being said, he is one of the most consistent fantasy assets you will find and his numbers should continue along the same trajectory as the season progresses.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
The third overall pick in the draft had a very exciting Summer League before a foot issue forced an early exit. During six games at Utah and Las Vegas, Tatum averaged 18.2 points and 8.9 rebounds, demonstrating pro-level one-on-one offensive moves that included a deadly step-back jumper and quick drives to the bucket. Supported by 20-year-old Jaylen Brown who often played point guard, the 19-year-old Tatum showed flashes of greatness which underlined GM Danny Ainge’s assertion that had Boston stuck with the number one pick, they still would have drafted Tatum. With Summer League behind him, Tatum must face the bigger issue of where he’ll play knowing that Boston just added free agent star Gordon Hayward. Hayward, Tatum and Brown are all small forwards, so Coach Brad Stevens will need to get creative to make sure all three get valuable minutes. Expect Brown to see time at shooting guard while the 6’8” Tatum plays some undersized power forward. The Celtics lack an obvious power forward starter, so Tatum should expect some small-ball minutes at the four. Newly acquired Marcus Morris could also be an impediment to major minutes for Tatum. It will be interesting to see how Stevens balances the team’s Finals aspirations while attempting to develop his two young stars, Tatum and Brown. The Celtics have arguably the deepest roster in the Association, which will make it difficult for Tatum to see big time minutes during his rookie season.
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Pours in 19 points
FBoston Celtics
February 13, 2019
Tatum accumulated 19 points (8-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and two steals across 34 minutes Wednesday against Detroit.
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Double-doubles in win
FBoston Celtics
February 12, 2019
Tatum posted 20 points (7-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and an assist in 34 minutes Tuesday against Philadelphia.
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Double-double in one-point loss
FBoston Celtics
February 8, 2019
Tatum finished with 22 points (9-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 36 minutes Thursday in the Celtics' 129-128 loss to the Lakers.
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Drops 25 points Tuesday
FBoston Celtics
February 5, 2019
Tatum collected 25 points (6-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 12-12 FT), seven rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal across 34 minutes in Tuesday's 103-96 victory over the Cavs.
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Scores 20 points in 27 minutes
FBoston Celtics
January 30, 2019
Tatum recorded 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds, an assist and a block across 27 minutes Wednesday against Charlotte.
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