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Xavier Tillman

Xavier Tillman


Height: 6' 8"Weight: 245 lbsAge: 22College: Michigan StateDrafted: #35 (2nd Rd.)

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Rank F #183
Projection (?) 6.3 pts

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Xavier Tillman ties career-high with 10 rebounds in Monday's loss

Xavier Tillman logged four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3PT), 10 rebounds, and a steal in Monday's loss to the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact

Tillman has shown some flashes throughout his rookie year and has carved out a steady role for him on this young Grizzlies' squad. Unfortunately though, he's playing just 21.0 minutes per game which really caps his upside. He's averaging 7.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game but won't have any fantasy relevance as long as Jonas Valanciunas is ahead of him on the depth chart.

Xavier Tillman stuffs the statsheet in Friday's win over the Pistons

Xavier Tillman logged eight points (4-8 FG, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block in just 18 minutes during Friday's win over the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact

Tillman's only knock right now is that he's stuck playing behind Jonas Valanciunas. He's been great in his limited opportunity, but unfortunately averaging just 21.2 minutes per game doesn't make him a great fantasy option. The rookie center is averaging 7.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.6 points per game.

Xavier Tillman snags eight boards in Saturday's loss

Xavier Tillman got the start and logged five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3PT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal in Saturday's 109-118 loss to the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact

Tillman got a handful of starts while Jonas Valanciunas was forced to miss five games. With Valanciunas healthy and back in the lineup, Tillman will likely be relegated back to the bench and should be cut from any fantasy teams he's on.

Xavier Tillman gets the start and comes up shy of a double-double again

Xavier Tillman logged nine points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), a team-high 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in Thursday's loss to the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact

Tillman got his fifth straight start on Thursday and came up one digit short of a double-double for the second time in his last three outings. The rookie has been solid in his opportunities and is averaging 9.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.2 steals per game over that stretch. As long as Jonas Valanciunas remains out for health and safety protocols, Tillman makes for a solid budget DFS target.

Xavier Tillman comes up one board short of a double-double on Monday

Xavier Tillman logged 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and an assist in Monday's blowout win over the Spurs.

Fantasy Impact

Tillman has started back-to-back games with Jonas Valanciunas out for health and safety protocols. He's amassed 16 points, 15 rebounds, four blocks, four assists, and three steals over that stretch. His ability to stuff that statsheet makes for a solid DFS start if Valanciunas is forced to miss Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

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