Out of the top 60 outfielders based on total projected fantasy points between now and 9/1, 12 have a projected rank that is substantially worse than their season to date rank. Michael Conforto (#60) and Ryan Braun (#58) are a couple outfielders who are projected to come up short of their season rank in the short term. But of all the outfielders with a lower short term ranking, Domingo Santana is the lowest ranking one at #138, down from #32 season-to-date. There are 12 outfielders whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Marcell Ozuna, at #3, 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 #25, Jesse Winker is the highest ranking one.

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

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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C. Blackmon (COL) 39 FP, 11 GP | A. Pollock (LAD) 29 FP, 11 GP + | F. Reyes (CLE) 23 FP, 10 GP |

S. Marte (PIT) 36 FP, 11 GP | A. Aquino (CIN) 29 FP, 11 GP + | J. Soler (KC) 23 FP, 10 GP - |

M. Ozuna (STL) 35 FP, 11 GP + | Y. Puig (CLE) 29 FP, 10 GP | G. Allen* (CLE) 23 FP, 10 GP |

R. Acuna (ATL) 34 FP, 10 GP | M. Kepler (MIN) 29 FP, 9 GP - | J. Heyward (CHC) 23 FP, 10 GP |

G. Springer (HOU) 34 FP, 10 GP + | J. Winker* (CIN) 28 FP, 11 GP | M. Smith (SEA) 23 FP, 10 GP |

C. Yelich (MIL) 33 FP, 9 GP | J. Pederson (LAD) 28 FP, 11 GP | H. Bader* (STL) 23 FP, 11 GP |

B. Reynolds (PIT) 33 FP, 11 GP + | O. Mercado (CLE) 27 FP, 10 GP + | A. Benintendi (BOS) 23 FP, 8 GP - |

Y. Alvarez (HOU) 33 FP, 10 GP + | K. Schwarber (CHC) 27 FP, 10 GP | D. Fowler* (STL) 23 FP, 11 GP |

D. Santana (TEX) 32 FP, 10 GP + | E. Rosario (MIN) 27 FP, 9 GP - | S. Piscotty* (OAK) 22 FP, 9 GP |

W. Calhoun (TEX) 31 FP, 10 GP + | M. Cabrera* (PIT) 27 FP, 11 GP | B. Gardner (NYY) 22 FP, 10 GP |

B. Harper (PHI) 31 FP, 9 GP | H. Pence (TEX) 26 FP, 10 GP | D. Peralta (ARI) 22 FP, 9 GP |

M. Betts (BOS) 30 FP, 8 GP | A. Judge (NYY) 26 FP, 10 GP + | E. Hernandez* (LAD) 22 FP, 11 GP |

M. Brantley (HOU) 30 FP, 10 GP | E. Jimenez (CHW) 26 FP, 10 GP + | V. Robles (WAS) 22 FP, 9 GP - |

M. Trout (LAA) 30 FP, 8 GP - | C. Dickerson* (PHI) 25 FP, 9 GP | T. Naquin* (CLE) 22 FP, 10 GP |

B. Anderson (MIA) 30 FP, 11 GP | T. Mancini (BAL) 25 FP, 9 GP - | J. Fraley* (SEA) 22 FP, 10 GP |

N. Castellanos (CHC) 30 FP, 10 GP | A. Duvall* (ATL) 24 FP, 10 GP | M. Yastrzemski (SF) 21 FP, 9 GP |

R. Hoskins (PHI) 30 FP, 9 GP | K. Kiermaier* (TB) 24 FP, 10 GP | J. Upton (LAA) 21 FP, 8 GP + |

A. Meadows (TB) 30 FP, 10 GP | A. Eaton (WAS) 24 FP, 9 GP - | R. Braun (MIL) 21 FP, 9 GP - |

J. Soto (WAS) 29 FP, 9 GP - | A. Gordon (KC) 24 FP, 10 GP - | G. Cooper* (MIA) 21 FP, 11 GP |

T. Pham (TB) 29 FP, 10 GP | H. Ramirez* (MIA) 24 FP, 11 GP | M. Conforto (NYM) 21 FP, 10 GP - |

**Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 8/22 to 9/1**

There are 12 starting pitchers that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Zac Gallen, for example, is projected to be just the #185 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are only 5 starting pitchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Michael Pineda, at #19, 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. Aaron Civale, at #15, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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M. Scherzer (WAS) 19 FP, 2 GP | German Marquez (COL) 8 FP, 3 GP | D. German (NYY) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

J. Verlander (HOU) 17 FP, 2 GP | W. Buehler (LAD) 7 FP, 1 GP | R. Ray (ARI) 4 FP, 1 GP |

G. Cole (HOU) 15 FP, 2 GP | M. Minor (TEX) 7 FP, 2 GP | J. Lucchesi (SD) 4 FP, 2 GP |

J. Berrios (MIN) 12 FP, 2 GP | D. May* (LAD) 7 FP, 8 GP | C. Hamels (CHC) 4 FP, 2 GP |

S. Bieber (CLE) 12 FP, 2 GP | T. Gonsolin* (LAD) 7 FP, 2 GP | T. Bauer (CIN) 4 FP, 2 GP |

J. deGrom (NYM) 12 FP, 2 GP | S. Gray (CIN) 7 FP, 2 GP | M. Tanaka (NYY) 4 FP, 2 GP |

S. Strasburg (WAS) 12 FP, 2 GP | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 6 FP, 2 GP | J. Vargas* (PHI) 4 FP, 2 GP |

A. Nola (PHI) 11 FP, 2 GP | W. Miley (HOU) 6 FP, 2 GP | D. Rodriguez* (SF) 4 FP, 2 GP |

M. Clevinger (CLE) 11 FP, 2 GP | P. Corbin (WAS) 6 FP, 1 GP | C. Bassitt (OAK) 4 FP, 2 GP |

C. Kershaw (LAD) 11 FP, 2 GP | M. Fiers (OAK) 6 FP, 2 GP | D. Lamet (SD) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

L. Castillo (CIN) 10 FP, 2 GP | J. Quintana (CHC) 5 FP, 2 GP | M. Mikolas (STL) 4 FP, 3 GP + |

M. Soroka (ATL) 10 FP, 2 GP | J. Flaherty (STL) 5 FP, 2 GP | M. Fried (ATL) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

H. Ryu (LAD) 9 FP, 2 GP | C. Morton (TB) 5 FP, 2 GP - | N. Syndergaard (NYM) 4 FP, 2 GP |

Z. Greinke (HOU) 9 FP, 2 GP | Z. Plesac (CLE) 5 FP, 2 GP + | A. Plutko* (CLE) 4 FP, 2 GP |

A. Civale* (CLE) 8 FP, 2 GP | C. Paddack (SD) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Odorizzi (MIN) 4 FP, 1 GP |

D. Price (BOS) 8 FP, 2 GP | M. Gonzales (SEA) 4 FP, 2 GP + | F. Valdez* (HOU) 3 FP, 6 GP |

K. Gibson (MIN) 8 FP, 2 GP | M. Bumgarner (SF) 4 FP, 2 GP | T. Roark* (OAK) 3 FP, 3 GP |

L. Lynn (TEX) 8 FP, 2 GP | Z. Eflin* (PHI) 4 FP, 2 GP | J. Lester (CHC) 3 FP, 2 GP |

M. Pineda (MIN) 8 FP, 2 GP + | L. Giolito (CHW) 4 FP, 2 GP - | E. Rodriguez (BOS) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

K. Hendricks (CHC) 8 FP, 2 GP | A. Wood* (CIN) 4 FP, 2 GP | S. Manaea* (OAK) 3 FP, 1 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Catchers 8/22 to 9/1**

There are a number of catchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #5, Jose Trevino is the highest ranking one. There are only 3 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Will Smith is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 catchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Mitch Garver, for example, is projected to be just the #31 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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W. Smith (LAD) 25 FP, 11 GP + | T. Barnhart* (CIN) 18 FP, 11 GP | K. Suzuki* (WAS) 14 FP, 9 GP |

G. Sanchez (NYY) 22 FP, 10 GP | W. Castillo* (CHW) 17 FP, 10 GP | J. Rogers* (DET) 14 FP, 10 GP |

J. Realmuto (PHI) 22 FP, 9 GP | Y. Grandal (MIL) 17 FP, 9 GP - | R. Martin* (LAD) 14 FP, 11 GP |

Y. Molina (STL) 22 FP, 11 GP + | M. Zunino* (TB) 16 FP, 10 GP | T. Wolters* (COL) 14 FP, 11 GP |

J. Trevino* (TEX) 20 FP, 10 GP | T. Flowers* (ATL) 16 FP, 10 GP | T. d`Arnaud (TB) 14 FP, 10 GP - |

W. Ramos (NYM) 20 FP, 10 GP | J. Lucroy* (CHC) 16 FP, 10 GP | C. Kelly* (ARI) 14 FP, 9 GP |

B. Posey (SF) 19 FP, 9 GP + | R. Perez* (CLE) 16 FP, 10 GP | J. Castro* (MIN) 14 FP, 9 GP |

J. Stallings* (PIT) 18 FP, 11 GP | C. Herrmann* (OAK) 15 FP, 10 GP | D. Jansen* (TOR) 13 FP, 9 GP |

R. Chirinos (HOU) 18 FP, 10 GP | Y. Gomes* (WAS) 15 FP, 9 GP | J. McCann (CHW) 13 FP, 10 GP - |

O. Narvaez (SEA) 18 FP, 10 GP | J. Alfaro* (MIA) 15 FP, 11 GP | C. Vazquez (BOS) 13 FP, 8 GP - |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 8/22 to 9/1**

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. Jesus Aguilar, 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. At #4, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking must start. There are 7 first basemen that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Edwin Encarnacion, for example, is projected to be just the #55 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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C. Bellinger (LAD) 39 FP, 11 GP | P. Alonso (NYM) 29 FP, 10 GP - | I. Desmond* (COL) 25 FP, 11 GP |

F. Freeman (ATL) 37 FP, 10 GP | M. Carpenter (STL) 28 FP, 11 GP + | C. Joseph* (OAK) 25 FP, 10 GP |

J. Bell (PIT) 37 FP, 11 GP | K. Davis (OAK) 28 FP, 10 GP + | H. Dozier (KC) 24 FP, 10 GP - |

N. Cruz (MIN) 35 FP, 9 GP + | R. McMahon (COL) 28 FP, 11 GP + | E. Hosmer (SD) 24 FP, 10 GP - |

C. Santana (CLE) 34 FP, 10 GP | Y. Gurriel (HOU) 28 FP, 10 GP - | R. Zimmerman* (WAS) 23 FP, 9 GP |

M. Muncy (LAD) 34 FP, 11 GP | M. Olson (OAK) 28 FP, 10 GP | J. Votto (CIN) 23 FP, 9 GP |

P. Goldschmidt (STL) 32 FP, 11 GP + | J. Martinez (BOS) 28 FP, 8 GP - | J. Choi* (TB) 23 FP, 10 GP |

A. Rizzo (CHC) 31 FP, 10 GP | D. Vogelbach (SEA) 27 FP, 10 GP | J. Smoak* (TOR) 22 FP, 9 GP |

J. Abreu (CHW) 29 FP, 10 GP | J. Aguilar* (TB) 27 FP, 10 GP | M. Cabrera* (DET) 22 FP, 10 GP |

S. Choo (TEX) 29 FP, 10 GP | Y. Alonso* (COL) 26 FP, 11 GP | B. Dixon* (DET) 22 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 8/22 to 9/1**

There are a number of second basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Luis Arraez, at #9, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 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 4 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Jeff McNeil, for example, is projected to be just the #31 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) 33 FP, 10 GP + | K. Marte (ARI) 25 FP, 9 GP - | D. Gordon* (SEA) 22 FP, 10 GP |

D. Murphy (COL) 29 FP, 11 GP + | R. Odor* (TEX) 25 FP, 10 GP | J. Kipnis* (CLE) 21 FP, 10 GP |

W. Merrifield (KC) 29 FP, 10 GP | K. Wong* (STL) 23 FP, 11 GP | B. Dozier* (WAS) 21 FP, 9 GP |

D. LeMahieu (NYY) 29 FP, 10 GP | K. Hiura (MIL) 23 FP, 9 GP + | N. Goodrum* (DET) 21 FP, 10 GP |

O. Albies (ATL) 28 FP, 10 GP | A. Cabrera* (WAS) 23 FP, 9 GP | J. Schoop* (MIN) 21 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Moncada (CHW) 28 FP, 10 GP + | J. Villar (BAL) 22 FP, 9 GP - | I. Diaz* (MIA) 20 FP, 11 GP |

J. Baez (CHC) 27 FP, 10 GP | S. Castro* (MIA) 22 FP, 11 GP | L. Forsythe* (TEX) 19 FP, 10 GP |

G. Torres (NYY) 27 FP, 10 GP | A. Frazier* (PIT) 22 FP, 11 GP | J. Panik* (NYM) 19 FP, 10 GP |

L. Arraez* (MIN) 26 FP, 9 GP | C. Hernandez (PHI) 22 FP, 9 GP - | L. Urias* (SD) 18 FP, 10 GP |

N. Senzel (CIN) 25 FP, 11 GP + | C. Biggio (TOR) 22 FP, 9 GP + | H. Kendrick* (WAS) 18 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 8/22 to 9/1**

If you need help at third 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. At #10, Kyle Seager is the highest ranking one. There are only 2 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #2, Jose Ramirez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Eduardo Escobar, for example, is projected to be just the #20 third baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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N. Arenado (COL) 38 FP, 11 GP | R. Devers (BOS) 27 FP, 8 GP - | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 19 FP, 9 GP |

J. Ramirez (CLE) 36 FP, 10 GP + | J. Gyorko* (LAD) 25 FP, 11 GP | C. Moran* (PIT) 19 FP, 11 GP |

A. Bregman (HOU) 35 FP, 10 GP | V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 25 FP, 9 GP | J. Lamb* (ARI) 19 FP, 9 GP |

J. Turner (LAD) 34 FP, 11 GP + | M. Moustakas (MIL) 24 FP, 9 GP | J. Rojas* (ARI) 18 FP, 9 GP |

A. Rendon (WAS) 34 FP, 9 GP | J. Davis* (NYM) 24 FP, 10 GP | C. Sanchez* (CHW) 18 FP, 10 GP |

M. Chapman (OAK) 31 FP, 10 GP | M. Sano (MIN) 24 FP, 9 GP | J. Candelario* (DET) 18 FP, 10 GP |

E. Suarez (CIN) 31 FP, 11 GP | G. Urshela (NYY) 22 FP, 10 GP | C. Cuthbert* (KC) 17 FP, 10 GP |

K. Bryant (CHC) 30 FP, 10 GP | E. Longoria* (SF) 22 FP, 9 GP | M. Duffy* (TB) 17 FP, 10 GP |

J. Donaldson (ATL) 29 FP, 10 GP | R. Nunez* (BAL) 22 FP, 9 GP | M. Prado* (MIA) 17 FP, 11 GP |

K. Seager* (SEA) 28 FP, 10 GP | E. Escobar (ARI) 20 FP, 9 GP - | T. Frazier* (NYM) 17 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 8/22 to 9/1**

If you need help at shortstop 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. Josh VanMeter, at #9, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are only 5 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #5, Elvis Andrus is the highest ranking must start. There are 7 shortstops that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Dansby Swanson, for example, is projected to be just the #58 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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T. Story (COL) 37 FP, 11 GP | T. Turner (WAS) 26 FP, 9 GP + | A. Rosario (NYM) 22 FP, 10 GP - |

F. Lindor (CLE) 35 FP, 10 GP | T. Edman* (STL) 26 FP, 11 GP | W. Adames* (TB) 22 FP, 10 GP |

M. Semien (OAK) 30 FP, 10 GP | J. Profar* (OAK) 25 FP, 10 GP | C. Taylor* (LAD) 22 FP, 11 GP |

P. DeJong (STL) 29 FP, 11 GP | J. Segura (PHI) 25 FP, 9 GP | S. Kingery (PHI) 22 FP, 9 GP |

E. Andrus (TEX) 29 FP, 10 GP + | M. Machado (SD) 25 FP, 10 GP - | E. Sogard* (TB) 21 FP, 10 GP |

C. Seager (LAD) 29 FP, 11 GP + | K. Newman* (PIT) 24 FP, 11 GP | H. Alberto* (BAL) 21 FP, 9 GP |

J. Polanco (MIN) 29 FP, 9 GP | J. Iglesias* (CIN) 23 FP, 11 GP | J. Peraza* (CIN) 21 FP, 11 GP |

T. Anderson (CHW) 28 FP, 10 GP + | D. Gregorius (NYY) 23 FP, 10 GP + | T. Lopes* (SEA) 21 FP, 10 GP |

J. VanMeter* (CIN) 28 FP, 11 GP | Austin Nola* (SEA) 22 FP, 10 GP | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 20 FP, 9 GP |

X. Bogaerts (BOS) 27 FP, 8 GP - | J. Crawford* (SEA) 22 FP, 10 GP | H. Castro* (DET) 20 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Relievers 8/22 to 9/1**

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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R. Osuna (HOU) 24 FP, 10 GP | Jose Leclerc (TEX) 11 FP, 10 GP | A. Miller (STL) 4 FP, 11 GP |

K. Jansen (LAD) 24 FP, 11 GP | A. Colome (CHW) 11 FP, 10 GP | T. Clippard (CLE) 3 FP, 10 GP |

L. Hendriks (OAK) 23 FP, 10 GP | T. Rogers (MIN) 11 FP, 9 GP | N. Goody (CLE) 3 FP, 10 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 22 FP, 10 GP | M. Magill (SEA) 10 FP, 10 GP | J. Kelly (LAD) 3 FP, 11 GP |

H. Neris (PHI) 19 FP, 9 GP | S. Romo (MIN) 10 FP, 9 GP | M. Lorenzen (CIN) 3 FP, 11 GP |

C. Martinez (STL) 19 FP, 11 GP | Ryne Stanek (MIA) 10 FP, 11 GP | S. Dyson (MIN) 3 FP, 9 GP |

C. Kimbrel (CHC) 18 FP, 10 GP | W. Davis (COL) 10 FP, 11 GP | B. Parker (PHI) 3 FP, 9 GP |

F. Vazquez (PIT) 15 FP, 11 GP | H. Robles (LAA) 10 FP, 8 GP | Nick Wittgren (CLE) 2 FP, 10 GP |

E. Pagan (TB) 15 FP, 10 GP | S. Doolittle (WAS) 9 FP, 4 GP | M. Walden (BOS) 2 FP, 8 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 15 FP, 10 GP | D. Hudson (WAS) 8 FP, 9 GP | K. Kela (PIT) 2 FP, 11 GP |

W. Smith (SF) 15 FP, 9 GP | S. Kelley (TEX) 7 FP, 10 GP | P. Baez (LAD) 2 FP, 11 GP |

R. Iglesias (CIN) 14 FP, 11 GP | J. Jimenez (DET) 7 FP, 10 GP | J. Jeffress (MIL) 2 FP, 9 GP |

E. Diaz (NYM) 14 FP, 10 GP | A. Bradley (ARI) 6 FP, 9 GP | W. Harris (HOU) 2 FP, 10 GP |

I. Kennedy (KC) 14 FP, 10 GP | Giovanny Gallegos (STL) 5 FP, 11 GP | J. Brebbia (STL) 2 FP, 11 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 14 FP, 10 GP | N. Anderson (TB) 5 FP, 10 GP | Seth Lugo (NYM) 2 FP, 10 GP |

J. Hader (MIL) 14 FP, 9 GP | M. Givens (BAL) 4 FP, 9 GP | A. Munoz (SD) 2 FP, 10 GP |

M. Melancon (ATL) 14 FP, 10 GP | R. Pressly (HOU) 4 FP, 10 GP | R. Stephenson (CIN) 2 FP, 11 GP |

B. Workman (BOS) 13 FP, 8 GP | B. Treinen (OAK) 4 FP, 10 GP | Y. Petit (OAK) 2 FP, 10 GP |

K. Giles (TOR) 12 FP, 9 GP | T. May (MIN) 4 FP, 9 GP | T. Duffey (MIN) 2 FP, 9 GP |

Carlos Estevez (COL) 12 FP, 11 GP | M. Barnes (BOS) 4 FP, 8 GP | M. Albers (MIL) 2 FP, 9 GP |