Draft Jayson Tatum as the #23 Forward... Ahead of T.J. Warren and After Gordon Hayward

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Jayson Tatum as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 2247 projected fantasy points puts him at #23 behind Gordon Hayward and ahead of T.J. Warren. He has averaged 26.2 fantasy points in his past 79 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 27.4 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#24) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 97%, he is the #22 most highly owned forward. Jayson Tatum is expected to come up short of last season's #19 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (F) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#21 Kristaps Porzingis (56% OWN)2330 FP, 31.5 per game20.3 per game (#60)
#22 Gordon Hayward (86% OWN)2299 FP, 28 per game1614 FP, 72 gp, 22.42 per game (#46)
#23 Jayson Tatum (97% OWN)2247 FP, 27.4 per game2073 FP, 79 gp, 26.24 per game (#26)
#24 T.J. Warren (71% OWN)2215 FP, 27 per game1101 FP, 43 gp, 25.6 per game (#29)
#25 Kevin Love (98% OWN)2150 FP, 26.2 per game679 FP, 22 gp, 30.86 per game (#16)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jayson Tatum is projected for 82.6 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #15 ranked forward and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Kyle Kuzma but behind Gordon Hayward the rest of the week. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#63). He is projected for 53.9 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (F)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#13 Kristaps Porzingis (56% OWN)89.4 FP, 3 GP31.5 FP
#14 Gordon Hayward (86% OWN)84.4 FP, 3 GP28 FP
#15 Jayson Tatum (97% OWN)82.6 FP, 3 GP27.4 FP
#16 Kyle Kuzma (97% OWN)80.2 FP, 3 GP26.2 FP
#17 RJ Barrett (0% OWN)76.3 FP, 3 GP25.8 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (F)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#61 Taj Gibson (43% OWN)55 FP, 4 GP13.4 FP
#62 Kelly Oubre (68% OWN)54.3 FP, 3 GP18.6 FP
#63 Jayson Tatum (97% OWN)53.9 FP, 2 GP27.4 FP
#64 Jerami Grant (77% OWN)53.8 FP, 4 GP12.8 FP
#65 Cedi Osman (73% OWN)52.1 FP, 4 GP13.3 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

JAYSON TATUMFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
'19-20 Projection22471415435187115161
-- Per Game (82 Proj)27.417.35.32.31.401.96
10/22 to 10/27 (3 Games)835215.66.74.26.0
10/28 to 11/3 (2 Games)543410.84.52.93.8
'18-20 Season20731241476168116142
-- Per Game (79 GP)26.215.76.02.11.471.80