Dwight Powell, P.J. Tucker and Taj Gibson are Three Forwards To Pick Up Off Waiver Wire

Out of the top 60 projected forwards (today through 2/28) there are 10 owned in less than 65% of leagues. This list includes P.J. Tucker and Taj Gibson, but the highest ranked waiver wire forward is Dwight Powell who is projected for 112 fantasy points in 4 games. There are 14 forwards that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 12 days than their season-to-date rank. At #9, DeMarcus Cousins is the highest ranking must start. There are 9 forwards who are typically starting fantasy forwards but are projected for fewer points than normal. Serge Ibaka, for example, is projected to be just the #56 forward 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 1-2021-4041-60
K. Durant (GS) 198 FP, 5 GPK. Middleton (MIL) 116 FP, 4 GPT. Gibson* (MIN) 86 FP, 5 GP
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 196 FP, 4 GPB. Bogdanovic (IND) 114 FP, 5 GPD. Favors (UTA) 86 FP, 4 GP
L. James (LAL) 191 FP, 4 GPT. Harris (PHI) 113 FP, 4 GP -N. Mirotic (MIL) 84 FP, 4 GP +
A. Davis (NO) 182 FP, 4 GPD. Powell* (DAL) 112 FP, 4 GPP. Siakam (TOR) 84 FP, 3 GP -
P. George (OKC) 162 FP, 4 GPA. Gordon (ORL) 112 FP, 4 GPT. Evans* (IND) 83 FP, 5 GP
B. Griffin (DET) 161 FP, 4 GPK. Love (CLE) 110 FP, 4 GP +L. Nance (CLE) 82 FP, 4 GP
L. Doncic (DAL) 158 FP, 4 GPR. Covington (MIN) 104 FP, 5 GP +J. Jackson (MEM) 82 FP, 4 GP -
B. Simmons (PHI) 151 FP, 4 GPD. Gallinari (LAC) 103 FP, 4 GPM. Morris (BOS) 81 FP, 4 GP -
D. Cousins (GS) 146 FP, 5 GP +O. Porter (CHI) 103 FP, 4 GP +T. Ross (ORL) 80 FP, 4 GP -
J. Butler (PHI) 141 FP, 4 GPK. Kuzma (LAL) 100 FP, 4 GP -T. Prince (ATL) 80 FP, 4 GP +
D. Green (GS) 140 FP, 5 GP +R. Gay (SA) 98 FP, 4 GPP. Tucker* (HOU) 79 FP, 5 GP
J. Winslow (MIA) 133 FP, 5 GP +J. Tatum (BOS) 96 FP, 4 GP -A. Iguodala* (GS) 79 FP, 5 GP
L. Aldridge (SA) 130 FP, 4 GPP. Millsap (DEN) 95 FP, 4 GP +T. Ariza (WAS) 78 FP, 3 GP -
A. Wiggins (MIN) 128 FP, 5 GPJ. Johnson* (MIA) 94 FP, 5 GPM. Williams* (CHA) 77 FP, 4 GP
J. Collins (ATL) 127 FP, 4 GP +D. Saric* (MIN) 93 FP, 5 GPB. Adebayo* (MIA) 77 FP, 5 GP
J. Randle (NO) 121 FP, 4 GPB. Ingram (LAL) 93 FP, 4 GPS. Ibaka (TOR) 76 FP, 3 GP -
T. Young (IND) 120 FP, 5 GPH. Barnes (SAC) 93 FP, 4 GPJ. Parker (WAS) 74 FP, 3 GP
L. Markkanen (CHI) 119 FP, 4 GP +G. Hayward (BOS) 90 FP, 4 GPK. Knox (NY) 71 FP, 4 GP
K. Leonard (TOR) 117 FP, 3 GPM. Bagley (SAC) 87 FP, 4 GP +B. Portis (WAS) 71 FP, 3 GP +
D. Sabonis (IND) 117 FP, 5 GPC. LeVert (BKN) 86 FP, 4 GP +C. Osman* (CLE) 71 FP, 4 GP

Top 60 Projected Guards 2/16 to 2/28

There are 13 guards that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 12 days than their season-to-date rank. At #4, Chris Paul is the highest ranking must start. There are 13 guards who are typically starting fantasy guards but are projected for fewer points than normal. Spencer Dinwiddie, for example, is projected to be just the #55 guard during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. 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 #30, Dwyane Wade is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
J. Harden (HOU) 252 FP, 5 GPB. Beal (WAS) 120 FP, 3 GP -W. Matthews* (IND) 95 FP, 5 GP
R. Westbrook (OKC) 206 FP, 4 GPC. McCollum (POR) 119 FP, 4 GPE. Fournier (ORL) 95 FP, 4 GP -
S. Curry (GS) 186 FP, 5 GPR. Rubio (UTA) 116 FP, 4 GP +N. Batum (CHA) 94 FP, 4 GP
C. Paul (HOU) 172 FP, 5 GP +L. Williams (LAC) 113 FP, 4 GPW. Barton (DEN) 94 FP, 4 GP +
D. Lillard (POR) 164 FP, 4 GPD. Smith (NY) 111 FP, 4 GP +J. Ingles (UTA) 93 FP, 4 GP -
K. Walker (CHA) 150 FP, 4 GPD. Schroder (OKC) 109 FP, 4 GPK. Dunn (CHI) 92 FP, 4 GP +
J. Holiday (NO) 147 FP, 4 GPE. Payton (NO) 109 FP, 4 GP +D. White (SA) 91 FP, 4 GP +
D. DeRozan (SA) 147 FP, 4 GPD. Booker (PHO) 108 FP, 3 GP -J. Redick (PHI) 90 FP, 4 GP -
K. Irving (BOS) 145 FP, 4 GPD. Rose (MIN) 107 FP, 5 GP +J. Lamb (CHA) 89 FP, 4 GP -
M. Conley (MEM) 142 FP, 4 GPD. Wade* (MIA) 105 FP, 5 GPK. Bazemore* (ATL) 89 FP, 4 GP
T. Young (ATL) 140 FP, 4 GPE. Gordon (HOU) 104 FP, 5 GP +J. Clarkson (CLE) 89 FP, 4 GP -
Z. LaVine (CHI) 136 FP, 4 GPG. Dragic (MIA) 104 FP, 4 GP +C. Sexton (CLE) 88 FP, 4 GP -
D. Collison (IND) 135 FP, 5 GP +K. Lowry (TOR) 103 FP, 3 GP -G. Harris (DEN) 87 FP, 4 GP +
D. Mitchell (UTA) 134 FP, 4 GPM. Brogdon (MIL) 103 FP, 4 GPT. Satoransky (WAS) 84 FP, 3 GP
K. Thompson (GS) 133 FP, 5 GPB. Hield (SAC) 102 FP, 4 GP -S. Dinwiddie (BKN) 83 FP, 4 GP -
J. Teague (MIN) 129 FP, 5 GP +D. Waiters* (MIA) 100 FP, 5 GPK. Huerter* (ATL) 83 FP, 4 GP
D. Russell (BKN) 129 FP, 4 GPJ. Murray (DEN) 100 FP, 4 GP -B. Bogdanovic (SAC) 82 FP, 4 GP
J. Richardson (MIA) 126 FP, 5 GPT. Hardaway (DAL) 100 FP, 4 GPD. Augustin* (ORL) 79 FP, 4 GP
D. Fox (SAC) 123 FP, 4 GPL. Ball (LAL) 99 FP, 4 GPC. Joseph* (IND) 78 FP, 5 GP
E. Bledsoe (MIL) 123 FP, 4 GPR. Jackson (DET) 98 FP, 4 GP -M. Smart* (BOS) 76 FP, 4 GP

Top 30 Projected Centers 2/16 to 2/28

There are only 6 centers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Alex Len, at #22, is the highest ranking center of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 centers whose projected rank over the next 12 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #5, Clint N`Dumba-Capela is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 centers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Enes Kanter, for example, is projected to be just the #27 center during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
K. Towns (MIN) 186 FP, 5 GPD. Jordan (NY) 109 FP, 4 GPJ. Allen (BKN) 79 FP, 4 GP
J. Embiid (PHI) 169 FP, 4 GPA. Horford (BOS) 106 FP, 4 GPA. Len* (ATL) 79 FP, 4 GP
N. Jokic (DEN) 159 FP, 4 GPS. Adams (OKC) 98 FP, 4 GPD. Dedmon* (ATL) 78 FP, 4 GP
N. Vucevic (ORL) 144 FP, 4 GPW. Cauley-Stein (SAC) 88 FP, 4 GPC. Zeller* (CHA) 77 FP, 4 GP
C. Capela (HOU) 139 FP, 5 GP +M. Harrell (LAC) 87 FP, 4 GPK. Olynyk* (MIA) 71 FP, 5 GP
R. Gobert (UTA) 132 FP, 4 GPM. Gasol (TOR) 85 FP, 3 GP -J. McGee (LAL) 67 FP, 4 GP
A. Drummond (DET) 131 FP, 4 GPD. Ayton (PHO) 84 FP, 3 GP -E. Kanter (POR) 65 FP, 4 GP -
M. Turner (IND) 130 FP, 5 GP +T. Thompson (CLE) 83 FP, 4 GP +R. Lopez* (CHI) 62 FP, 4 GP
H. Whiteside (MIA) 128 FP, 5 GP +J. Valanciunas (MEM) 81 FP, 4 GP +I. Zubac* (LAC) 61 FP, 4 GP
J. Nurkic (POR) 121 FP, 4 GPB. Lopez (MIL) 80 FP, 4 GPJ. Okafor (NO) 60 FP, 4 GP +