Draymond Green, Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside Should Get Off to Good Starts

Out of the top 60 projected forwards (today through 11/1) there are 15 owned in less than 65% of leagues. This list includes JaMychal Green and Kelly Oubre, but the highest ranked waiver wire forward is Zion Williamson who is projected for 171 fantasy points in 5 games. There are 15 forwards 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. Draymond Green, at #9, is the highest ranking forward of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 forwards who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Thaddeus Young, for example, is projected to be just the #60 forward during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

[NOTE: In the early part of a season we include stats from last year in our 'actual' fantasy rankings.]

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

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
L. James (LAL) 266 FP, 5 GPL. Markkanen (CHI) 146 FP, 6 GP +T. Ross* (ORL) 104 FP, 5 GP
K. Leonard (LAC) 262 FP, 6 GPJ. Collins (ATL) 140 FP, 5 GPK. Knox (NY) 103 FP, 6 GP +
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 236 FP, 5 GPB. Bogdanovic (UTA) 139 FP, 6 GPM. Williams* (CHA) 100 FP, 5 GP
A. Davis (LAL) 230 FP, 5 GPG. Hayward (BOS) 139 FP, 5 GP +M. Morris* (DET) 100 FP, 6 GP
B. Griffin (DET) 225 FP, 6 GPT. Warren (IND) 138 FP, 5 GP +M. Harkless* (LAC) 100 FP, 6 GP
L. Doncic (DAL) 208 FP, 5 GPJ. Tatum (BOS) 136 FP, 5 GPB. Adebayo (MIA) 99 FP, 5 GP -
J. Randle (NY) 185 FP, 6 GPH. Barnes (SAC) 136 FP, 6 GPK. Kuzma (LAL) 99 FP, 5 GP -
J. Butler (MIA) 182 FP, 5 GPO. Porter (CHI) 135 FP, 6 GP +T. Prince* (BKN) 99 FP, 5 GP
D. Green (GS) 175 FP, 5 GP +B. Portis (NY) 128 FP, 6 GP +J. Jackson (MEM) 98 FP, 4 GP +
L. Aldridge (SA) 174 FP, 5 GPK. Love (CLE) 127 FP, 5 GP +R. Hachimura* (WAS) 97 FP, 4 GP
Z. Williamson* (NO) 171 FP, 5 GPT. Harris (PHI) 124 FP, 4 GP -M. Bridges (CHA) 96 FP, 5 GP +
P. Siakam (TOR) 166 FP, 5 GPJ. Winslow (MIA) 122 FP, 5 GPD. Saric (PHO) 96 FP, 5 GP
B. Simmons (PHI) 162 FP, 4 GPP. Millsap (DEN) 122 FP, 5 GPA. Wiggins (MIN) 94 FP, 4 GP -
K. Porzingis (DAL) 157 FP, 5 GP +C. LeVert (BKN) 120 FP, 5 GP +E. Davis* (UTA) 94 FP, 6 GP
M. Bagley (SAC) 156 FP, 6 GP +S. Ibaka (TOR) 118 FP, 5 GPT. Ariza* (SAC) 93 FP, 6 GP
D. Gallinari (OKC) 154 FP, 5 GPB. Ingram (NO) 118 FP, 5 GP +J. Johnson* (MIA) 93 FP, 5 GP
D. Sabonis (IND) 153 FP, 5 GPW. Carter (CHI) 118 FP, 6 GP +K. Oubre* (PHO) 93 FP, 5 GP
R. Barrett* (NY) 150 FP, 6 GPJ. Green* (LAC) 113 FP, 6 GPJ. Isaac (ORL) 92 FP, 5 GP
K. Middleton (MIL) 146 FP, 5 GPD. Hunter* (ATL) 110 FP, 5 GPR. Gay* (SA) 91 FP, 5 GP
A. Gordon (ORL) 146 FP, 5 GPD. Favors (NO) 108 FP, 5 GPT. Young (CHI) 90 FP, 6 GP -

Top 60 Projected Guards 10/22 to 11/1

If you need help at guard there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. At #26, Dejounte Murray is the highest ranking one. There are 12 guards 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. Mike Conley, at #4, is the highest ranking guard of this 'must start' group. There are 9 guards who are typically starting fantasy guards but are projected for fewer points than normal. Josh Richardson, for example, is projected to be just the #59 guard during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
J. Harden (HOU) 252 FP, 5 GPM. Brogdon (IND) 162 FP, 5 GP +S. Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) 123 FP, 5 GP
R. Westbrook (HOU) 238 FP, 5 GPC. McCollum (POR) 157 FP, 5 GPJ. Lamb (IND) 122 FP, 5 GP -
S. Curry (GS) 237 FP, 5 GPJ. Ingles (UTA) 150 FP, 6 GPD. Schroder (OKC) 120 FP, 5 GP -
M. Conley (UTA) 223 FP, 6 GP +T. Rozier (CHA) 146 FP, 5 GP +J. Holiday* (IND) 118 FP, 5 GP
L. Williams (LAC) 214 FP, 6 GP +D. Smith (NY) 144 FP, 6 GP +E. Fournier (ORL) 117 FP, 5 GP -
D. Lillard (POR) 213 FP, 5 GPD. Murray* (SA) 144 FP, 5 GPR. Rondo (LAL) 117 FP, 5 GP +
D. Fox (SAC) 202 FP, 6 GPJ. Murray (DEN) 143 FP, 5 GPD. Rose* (DET) 116 FP, 6 GP
D. Booker (PHO) 197 FP, 5 GPR. Jackson (DET) 143 FP, 6 GPG. Harris (DEN) 115 FP, 5 GP +
D. Mitchell (UTA) 197 FP, 6 GPJ. Morant* (MEM) 139 FP, 4 GPJ. Brown* (BOS) 114 FP, 5 GP
K. Irving (BKN) 194 FP, 5 GPR. Rubio (PHO) 138 FP, 5 GPJ. Redick (NO) 113 FP, 5 GP -
C. Paul (OKC) 193 FP, 5 GP +B. Bogdanovic (SAC) 138 FP, 6 GPK. Dunn* (CHI) 112 FP, 6 GP
T. Young (ATL) 187 FP, 5 GPP. Beverley* (LAC) 137 FP, 6 GPD. White (SA) 111 FP, 5 GP
B. Hield (SAC) 184 FP, 6 GPG. Dragic (MIA) 137 FP, 5 GP +E. Payton (NY) 109 FP, 6 GP +
D. Russell (GS) 184 FP, 5 GPE. Bledsoe (MIL) 136 FP, 5 GP -S. Dinwiddie (BKN) 108 FP, 5 GP -
B. Beal (WAS) 182 FP, 4 GP -T. Satoransky (CHI) 135 FP, 6 GPK. Bazemore* (POR) 107 FP, 5 GP
D. DeRozan (SA) 181 FP, 5 GPL. Ball (NO) 134 FP, 5 GP +J. Teague (MIN) 106 FP, 4 GP +
Z. LaVine (CHI) 179 FP, 6 GPN. Batum (CHA) 132 FP, 5 GPF. VanVleet* (TOR) 106 FP, 5 GP
K. Walker (BOS) 178 FP, 5 GP -T. Hardaway (DAL) 131 FP, 5 GPD. Garland* (CLE) 104 FP, 5 GP
K. Lowry (TOR) 174 FP, 5 GPC. Sexton (CLE) 126 FP, 5 GPJ. Richardson (PHI) 103 FP, 4 GP -
J. Holiday (NO) 173 FP, 5 GPI. Smith* (WAS) 126 FP, 4 GPD. Augustin* (ORL) 103 FP, 5 GP

Top 30 Projected Centers 10/22 to 11/1

There are a number of centers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #15, Dewayne Dedmon is the highest ranking one. There are only 2 centers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Hassan Whiteside, at #11, is the highest ranking center of this 'must start' group. All widely owned centers are projected to at least come close to their current actual ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Jokic (DEN) 216 FP, 5 GPH. Whiteside (POR) 135 FP, 5 GP +B. Lopez (MIL) 94 FP, 5 GP
A. Drummond (DET) 203 FP, 6 GPM. Turner (IND) 132 FP, 5 GPJ. Allen (BKN) 94 FP, 5 GP
R. Gobert (UTA) 188 FP, 6 GPS. Adams (OKC) 124 FP, 5 GPJ. Valanciunas (MEM) 93 FP, 4 GP
N. Vucevic (ORL) 176 FP, 5 GPA. Horford (PHI) 123 FP, 4 GPI. Zubac* (LAC) 92 FP, 6 GP
M. Gasol (TOR) 169 FP, 5 GPD. Dedmon* (SAC) 122 FP, 6 GPC. Zeller* (CHA) 92 FP, 5 GP
J. Embiid (PHI) 165 FP, 4 GPD. Jordan (BKN) 122 FP, 5 GPT. Bryant (WAS) 91 FP, 4 GP
K. Towns (MIN) 157 FP, 4 GPE. Kanter (BOS) 121 FP, 5 GPA. Len* (ATL) 90 FP, 5 GP
M. Harrell (LAC) 153 FP, 6 GPM. Robinson (NY) 119 FP, 6 GP +D. Howard* (LAL) 81 FP, 5 GP
D. Ayton (PHO) 150 FP, 5 GPK. Looney* (GS) 101 FP, 5 GPT. Thompson* (CLE) 79 FP, 5 GP
C. Capela (HOU) 144 FP, 5 GPK. Olynyk* (MIA) 96 FP, 5 GPZ. Collins* (POR) 78 FP, 5 GP