Out of the top 30 projected catchers (today through 9/21) there are 19 owned in less than 65% of leagues. This list includes Meibrys Viloria and Travis d'Arnaud, but the highest ranked waiver wire catcher is Reese McGuire who is projected for 21 fantasy points in 10 games. There are only 4 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Willson Contreras, at #2, is the highest ranking catcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 catchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Christian Vazquez, for example, is projected to be just the #41 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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G. Sanchez (NYY) 27 FP, 10 GP | W. Smith (LAD) 19 FP, 9 GP + | D. Jansen* (TOR) 16 FP, 10 GP |

Willson Contreras (CHC) 25 FP, 11 GP + | W. Castillo* (CHW) 19 FP, 10 GP | C. Kelly* (ARI) 16 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Molina (STL) 23 FP, 11 GP + | Z. Collins* (CHW) 18 FP, 10 GP | T. Barnhart* (CIN) 16 FP, 10 GP |

B. Posey (SF) 23 FP, 10 GP + | Pedro Severino* (BAL) 18 FP, 11 GP | T. Flowers* (ATL) 15 FP, 10 GP |

J. Realmuto (PHI) 22 FP, 9 GP | C. Sisco* (BAL) 17 FP, 11 GP | J. Lucroy* (CHC) 15 FP, 11 GP |

W. Ramos (NYM) 21 FP, 10 GP | R. Chirinos (HOU) 17 FP, 9 GP - | A. Hedges* (SD) 15 FP, 11 GP |

Y. Grandal (MIL) 21 FP, 11 GP | M. Viloria* (KC) 17 FP, 11 GP | J. Trevino* (TEX) 15 FP, 9 GP |

R. McGuire* (TOR) 21 FP, 10 GP | J. Rogers* (DET) 17 FP, 11 GP | Y. Gomes* (WAS) 14 FP, 10 GP |

W. Astudillo* (MIN) 20 FP, 11 GP | B. McCann* (ATL) 17 FP, 10 GP | T. d`Arnaud* (TB) 14 FP, 9 GP |

O. Narvaez (SEA) 19 FP, 10 GP | J. Stallings* (PIT) 17 FP, 10 GP | J. McCann (CHW) 14 FP, 10 GP - |

**Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 9/11 to 9/21**

There are 13 starting pitchers who are typically starting fantasy starting pitchers but are projected for fewer points than normal. Anthony DeSclafani, for example, is projected to be just the #178 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are 9 starting pitchers that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. Aaron Civale, at #10, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. There are a number of starting pitchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #12, Tony Gonsolin is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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S. Strasburg (WAS) 18 FP, 3 GP | M. Boyd (DET) 7 FP, 3 GP | W. Miley (HOU) 4 FP, 2 GP |

J. Verlander (HOU) 16 FP, 2 GP | A. Young* (ARI) 6 FP, 2 GP | N. Syndergaard (NYM) 4 FP, 2 GP |

M. Scherzer (WAS) 14 FP, 2 GP | C. Hamels (CHC) 6 FP, 3 GP | J. Quintana (CHC) 4 FP, 2 GP |

G. Cole (HOU) 14 FP, 2 GP | J. Flaherty (STL) 6 FP, 2 GP | Z. Wheeler (NYM) 4 FP, 2 GP |

J. deGrom (NYM) 13 FP, 2 GP | R. Hill* (LAD) 6 FP, 2 GP | A. Sanchez (WAS) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

C. Kershaw (LAD) 12 FP, 2 GP | R. Ray (ARI) 6 FP, 2 GP | M. Bumgarner (SF) 4 FP, 1 GP |

Z. Greinke (HOU) 11 FP, 2 GP | C. Paddack (SD) 6 FP, 2 GP | J. Odorizzi (MIN) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

M. Clevinger (CLE) 9 FP, 2 GP | M. Tanaka (NYY) 5 FP, 2 GP | Z. Plesac (CLE) 4 FP, 1 GP |

S. Bieber (CLE) 9 FP, 2 GP | W. Buehler (LAD) 5 FP, 1 GP | M. Gonzales (SEA) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

A. Civale (CLE) 8 FP, 2 GP + | T. Glasnow (TB) 5 FP, 2 GP | M. Kelly* (ARI) 4 FP, 2 GP |

L. Castillo (CIN) 8 FP, 2 GP | M. Soroka (ATL) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Happ (NYY) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

T. Gonsolin* (LAD) 8 FP, 3 GP | H. Ryu (LAD) 5 FP, 1 GP | M. Fried (ATL) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

J. Paxton (NYY) 8 FP, 2 GP | Y. Darvish (CHC) 5 FP, 2 GP | Z. Davies* (MIL) 3 FP, 3 GP |

J. Berrios (MIN) 8 FP, 2 GP | C. Bassitt (OAK) 5 FP, 2 GP | T. Roark (OAK) 3 FP, 9 GP + |

C. Morton (TB) 8 FP, 2 GP | Z. Gallen (ARI) 5 FP, 2 GP + | M. Minor (TEX) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

S. Manaea (OAK) 8 FP, 2 GP + | L. Severino (NYY) 4 FP, 1 GP | D. Rodriguez* (SF) 3 FP, 2 GP |

K. Hendricks (CHC) 7 FP, 2 GP | S. Gray (CIN) 4 FP, 2 GP | D. Lamet (SD) 3 FP, 2 GP + |

A. Nola (PHI) 7 FP, 2 GP | J. Musgrove (PIT) 4 FP, 2 GP + | J. Lyles (MIL) 3 FP, 2 GP |

L. Giolito (CHW) 7 FP, 2 GP | J. Means* (BAL) 4 FP, 3 GP | D. Price (BOS) 3 FP, 1 GP |

P. Corbin (WAS) 7 FP, 2 GP | J. Lucchesi (SD) 4 FP, 2 GP | J. Sheffield* (SEA) 3 FP, 2 GP |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 9/11 to 9/21**

If you need help at first baseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Justin Smoak, at #19, is the highest ranking first baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 5 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Nelson Cruz, at #1, is the highest ranking first baseman of this 'must start' group. There are 7 first basemen that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Max Muncy, for example, is projected to be just the #42 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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N. Cruz (MIN) 36 FP, 11 GP + | C. Santana (CLE) 29 FP, 9 GP - | R. Tellez* (TOR) 25 FP, 10 GP |

E. Encarnacion (NYY) 34 FP, 10 GP + | Y. Gurriel (HOU) 28 FP, 9 GP | J. Votto (CIN) 25 FP, 10 GP |

F. Freeman (ATL) 34 FP, 10 GP | M. Olson (OAK) 28 FP, 10 GP | M. Trumbo* (BAL) 25 FP, 11 GP |

A. Rizzo (CHC) 33 FP, 11 GP | D. Vogelbach (SEA) 28 FP, 10 GP | L. Voit (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GP |

J. Abreu (CHW) 32 FP, 10 GP | K. Davis (OAK) 28 FP, 10 GP + | S. Brown* (OAK) 24 FP, 10 GP |

P. Alonso (NYM) 32 FP, 10 GP | H. Dozier (KC) 27 FP, 11 GP | J. Osuna* (PIT) 24 FP, 10 GP |

E. Hosmer (SD) 31 FP, 11 GP + | J. Martinez (BOS) 27 FP, 9 GP - | R. Zimmerman* (WAS) 24 FP, 10 GP |

P. Goldschmidt (STL) 31 FP, 11 GP | M. Carpenter (STL) 27 FP, 11 GP + | R. O'Hearn* (KC) 23 FP, 11 GP |

J. Bell (PIT) 31 FP, 10 GP - | J. Smoak* (TOR) 26 FP, 10 GP | Jose Martinez* (STL) 23 FP, 11 GP |

C. Bellinger (LAD) 30 FP, 9 GP - | M. Cabrera* (DET) 26 FP, 11 GP | B. Belt* (SF) 23 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 9/11 to 9/21**

There are a number of second basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #8, Asdrubal Cabrera is the highest ranking one. There are only 3 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Jose Altuve, at #1, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 3 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Keston Hiura, for example, is projected to be just the #34 second baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Altuve (HOU) 34 FP, 9 GP + | R. Cano* (NYM) 27 FP, 10 GP | M. Freeman* (CLE) 22 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Moncada (CHW) 32 FP, 10 GP + | O. Albies (ATL) 27 FP, 10 GP - | S. Castro* (MIA) 22 FP, 10 GP |

K. Marte (ARI) 31 FP, 10 GP | J. McNeil (NYM) 25 FP, 10 GP | D. Gordon* (SEA) 22 FP, 10 GP |

W. Merrifield (KC) 31 FP, 11 GP | D. Murphy (COL) 24 FP, 10 GP | B. Dozier* (WAS) 21 FP, 10 GP |

D. LeMahieu (NYY) 31 FP, 10 GP | J. Lowrie* (NYM) 24 FP, 10 GP | I. Kinsler* (SD) 21 FP, 10 GP |

G. Torres (NYY) 31 FP, 10 GP | K. Wong* (STL) 24 FP, 11 GP | H. Kendrick* (WAS) 21 FP, 10 GP |

J. Villar (BAL) 29 FP, 11 GP | D. Lugo* (DET) 23 FP, 11 GP | C. Hernandez (PHI) 20 FP, 9 GP - |

A. Cabrera* (WAS) 28 FP, 10 GP | L. Urias* (SD) 23 FP, 11 GP | J. Panik* (NYM) 20 FP, 10 GP |

L. Arraez* (MIN) 28 FP, 11 GP | N. Senzel (CIN) 23 FP, 10 GP + | A. Frazier* (PIT) 19 FP, 10 GP |

C. Biggio* (TOR) 28 FP, 10 GP | J. Schoop* (MIN) 23 FP, 11 GP | G. Garcia* (SD) 19 FP, 11 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 9/11 to 9/21**

There are a number of third basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Evan Longoria, at #12, is the highest ranking third baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 3 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #4, Kris Bryant is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Giovanny Urshela, for example, is projected to be just the #28 third baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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A. Rendon (WAS) 37 FP, 10 GP | R. Devers (BOS) 28 FP, 9 GP - | M. Franco* (PHI) 22 FP, 9 GP |

N. Arenado (COL) 35 FP, 10 GP | E. Longoria* (SF) 27 FP, 10 GP | J. Candelario* (DET) 22 FP, 11 GP |

A. Bregman (HOU) 34 FP, 9 GP | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 27 FP, 11 GP | T. Shaw* (MIL) 21 FP, 11 GP |

K. Bryant (CHC) 31 FP, 11 GP + | J. Turner (LAD) 26 FP, 9 GP | T. Frazier* (NYM) 19 FP, 10 GP |

M. Chapman (OAK) 31 FP, 10 GP | J. Davis* (NYM) 25 FP, 10 GP | C. Cuthbert* (KC) 19 FP, 11 GP |

V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 30 FP, 10 GP + | R. Nunez (BAL) 25 FP, 11 GP | J. Gyorko* (LAD) 19 FP, 9 GP |

K. Seager (SEA) 30 FP, 10 GP + | M. Sano (MIN) 25 FP, 11 GP | T. La Stella* (LAA) 18 FP, 8 GP |

M. Moustakas (MIL) 29 FP, 11 GP | E. Escobar (ARI) 24 FP, 10 GP - | G. Urshela (NYY) 18 FP, 10 GP - |

E. Suarez (CIN) 29 FP, 10 GP | J. Lamb* (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GP | C. Sanchez* (CHW) 17 FP, 10 GP |

J. Donaldson (ATL) 28 FP, 10 GP | J. Rojas* (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GP | C. Moran* (PIT) 17 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 9/11 to 9/21**

There are a number of shortstops projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #14, Ronny Rodriguez is the highest ranking one. There are 7 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Manny Machado, at #1, is the highest ranking shortstop of this 'must start' group. There are 8 shortstops who are typically starting fantasy shortstops but are projected for fewer points than normal. Carlos Correa, for example, is projected to be just the #65 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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M. Machado (SD) 31 FP, 11 GP + | D. Gregorius (NYY) 27 FP, 10 GP + | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GP |

T. Anderson (CHW) 31 FP, 10 GP + | P. DeJong (STL) 27 FP, 11 GP | J. Segura (PHI) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

J. Polanco (MIN) 31 FP, 11 GP | J. Profar (OAK) 27 FP, 10 GP | D. Swanson (ATL) 23 FP, 10 GP - |

F. Lindor (CLE) 31 FP, 9 GP | R. Rodriguez* (DET) 27 FP, 11 GP | C. Seager (LAD) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

T. Story (COL) 30 FP, 10 GP | T. Edman* (STL) 27 FP, 11 GP | A. Rosario (NYM) 23 FP, 10 GP - |

M. Semien (OAK) 30 FP, 10 GP | Austin Nola* (SEA) 27 FP, 10 GP | N. Hoerner* (CHC) 22 FP, 11 GP |

T. Turner (WAS) 29 FP, 10 GP + | H. Alberto* (BAL) 26 FP, 11 GP | B. Crawford* (SF) 22 FP, 10 GP |

A. Mondesi (KC) 28 FP, 11 GP + | J. VanMeter* (CIN) 26 FP, 10 GP | E. Andrus (TEX) 21 FP, 9 GP - |

X. Bogaerts (BOS) 28 FP, 9 GP - | B. Bichette (TOR) 25 FP, 10 GP + | J. Mercer* (DET) 21 FP, 11 GP |

Lourdes Gurriel (TOR) 28 FP, 10 GP + | K. Newman* (PIT) 24 FP, 10 GP | M. Dubon* (SF) 21 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Outfielders 9/11 to 9/21**

There are 19 outfielders that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Joey Gallo, for example, is projected to be just the #131 outfielder during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are 10 outfielders that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. Trey Mancini, at #1, is the highest ranking outfielder of this 'must start' group. There are a number of outfielders projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #22, Dwight Smith is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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T. Mancini (BAL) 35 FP, 11 GP + | B. Reynolds (PIT) 28 FP, 10 GP | L. Cain (MIL) 24 FP, 11 GP |

J. Soto (WAS) 34 FP, 10 GP | D. Smith* (BAL) 28 FP, 11 GP | J. Heyward (CHC) 24 FP, 11 GP |

C. Blackmon (COL) 33 FP, 10 GP | A. Eaton (WAS) 28 FP, 10 GP | H. Renfroe (SD) 24 FP, 11 GP |

N. Castellanos (CHC) 33 FP, 11 GP + | A. Aquino (CIN) 27 FP, 10 GP + | C. Dickerson (PHI) 24 FP, 9 GP |

G. Springer (HOU) 32 FP, 9 GP | B. Gardner (NYY) 27 FP, 10 GP | Y. Puig (CLE) 24 FP, 9 GP - |

M. Ozuna (STL) 32 FP, 11 GP + | B. Harper (PHI) 27 FP, 9 GP - | M. Smith (SEA) 24 FP, 10 GP |

R. Acuna (ATL) 32 FP, 10 GP | J. Naylor* (SD) 26 FP, 11 GP | D. Stewart* (BAL) 23 FP, 11 GP |

M. Trout (LAA) 32 FP, 9 GP | A. Gordon (KC) 26 FP, 11 GP | K. Lewis* (SEA) 23 FP, 10 GP |

M. Betts (BOS) 32 FP, 9 GP | M. Conforto (NYM) 26 FP, 10 GP - | A. Benintendi (BOS) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

Anthony Santander (BAL) 31 FP, 11 GP | R. Hoskins (PHI) 26 FP, 9 GP - | J. Pederson (LAD) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

A. Judge (NYY) 31 FP, 10 GP + | C. Stewart* (DET) 26 FP, 11 GP | A. Duvall* (ATL) 23 FP, 10 GP |

M. Kepler (MIN) 30 FP, 11 GP | J. Soler (KC) 26 FP, 11 GP - | M. Margot* (SD) 23 FP, 11 GP |

K. Schwarber (CHC) 30 FP, 11 GP | T. Pham (TB) 26 FP, 9 GP - | K. Pillar (SF) 23 FP, 10 GP - |

Y. Alvarez (HOU) 30 FP, 9 GP + | R. Braun (MIL) 25 FP, 11 GP | O. Mercado (CLE) 23 FP, 9 GP + |

S. Marte (PIT) 30 FP, 10 GP | R. Grichuk* (TOR) 25 FP, 10 GP | E. Thames* (MIL) 23 FP, 11 GP |

M. Canha (OAK) 29 FP, 10 GP | W. Myers (SD) 25 FP, 11 GP | A. Pollock (LAD) 23 FP, 9 GP + |

M. Yastrzemski (SF) 29 FP, 10 GP | T. Clark* (MIL) 25 FP, 11 GP | D. Fowler* (STL) 22 FP, 11 GP |

E. Jimenez (CHW) 29 FP, 10 GP + | A. Meadows (TB) 25 FP, 9 GP - | D. Santana (TEX) 22 FP, 9 GP - |

M. Brantley (HOU) 28 FP, 9 GP - | V. Robles (WAS) 25 FP, 10 GP | H. Bader* (STL) 22 FP, 11 GP |

E. Rosario (MIN) 28 FP, 11 GP | W. Calhoun (TEX) 24 FP, 9 GP + | N. Martini* (SD) 22 FP, 11 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Relievers 9/11 to 9/21**

There are no widely owned relievers who are significantly exceeding their current rank in the short term. All widely owned relievers are projected to at least come close to their current season ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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J. Hader (MIL) 24 FP, 11 GP | M. Magill (SEA) 13 FP, 10 GP | B. Kintzler (CHC) 3 FP, 11 GP |

L. Hendriks (OAK) 23 FP, 10 GP | M. Melancon (ATL) 12 FP, 10 GP | J. Kelly (LAD) 2 FP, 9 GP |

R. Osuna (HOU) 21 FP, 9 GP | I. Kennedy (KC) 11 FP, 11 GP | M. Walden (BOS) 2 FP, 9 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 20 FP, 10 GP | A. Bradley (ARI) 11 FP, 10 GP | Z. Britton (NYY) 2 FP, 10 GP |

K. Jansen (LAD) 19 FP, 9 GP | R. Iglesias (CIN) 10 FP, 10 GP | Rowan Wick (CHC) 2 FP, 11 GP |

S. Doolittle (WAS) 18 FP, 10 GP | H. Robles (LAA) 10 FP, 9 GP | N. Anderson (TB) 2 FP, 9 GP |

K. Giles (TOR) 18 FP, 10 GP | Jose Leclerc (TEX) 9 FP, 9 GP | Y. Petit (OAK) 2 FP, 10 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 17 FP, 11 GP | J. Diaz (COL) 9 FP, 10 GP | S. Kelley (TEX) 2 FP, 9 GP |

C. Kimbrel (CHC) 17 FP, 9 GP | M. Givens (BAL) 9 FP, 11 GP | A. Miller (STL) 2 FP, 11 GP |

C. Martinez (STL) 17 FP, 11 GP | J. Urena (MIA) 9 FP, 10 GP | K. Kela (PIT) 2 FP, 10 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 17 FP, 9 GP | S. Romo (MIN) 7 FP, 11 GP | R. Helsley (STL) 2 FP, 11 GP |

Seth Lugo (NYM) 16 FP, 10 GP | E. Diaz (NYM) 7 FP, 10 GP | P. Baez (LAD) 2 FP, 9 GP |

E. Pagan (TB) 15 FP, 9 GP | M. Barnes (BOS) 4 FP, 9 GP | Y. Hirano (ARI) 2 FP, 10 GP |

F. Vazquez (PIT) 15 FP, 10 GP | Giovanny Gallegos (STL) 4 FP, 11 GP | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 2 FP, 9 GP |

B. Workman (BOS) 15 FP, 9 GP | T. May (MIN) 3 FP, 11 GP | W. Harris (HOU) 2 FP, 9 GP |

W. Smith (SF) 15 FP, 9 GP | B. Treinen (OAK) 3 FP, 10 GP | S. Greene (ATL) 2 FP, 10 GP |

T. Rogers (MIN) 14 FP, 11 GP | K. Ginkel (ARI) 3 FP, 10 GP | C. Green (NYY) 2 FP, 10 GP |

H. Neris (PHI) 14 FP, 9 GP | A. Ottavino (NYY) 3 FP, 10 GP | B. Parker (PHI) 2 FP, 9 GP |

A. Colome (CHW) 13 FP, 10 GP | T. Clippard (CLE) 3 FP, 9 GP | Nick Wittgren (CLE) 2 FP, 9 GP |

J. Jimenez (DET) 13 FP, 11 GP | A. Munoz (SD) 3 FP, 11 GP | K. Herrera (CHW) 2 FP, 10 GP |