John Collins, Taurean Waller-Prince and Marvin Bagley III are Forwards Projected to Rise

In our latest rest of season projection there are 13 forwards whose projected rank is much better than their season to date rank. Taurean Waller-Prince (#45) and Marvin Bagley III (#34) are a couple forwards who are projected to improve on their season rank. But of all the forwards with improved projected ranking, John Collins is the highest ranking one. There are 19 forwards owned in 100% of leagues and John Collins is projected to be the #11 among them. His market rank among all forwards is #17 but that rank is clearly impacted by the significant time he missed. Our projections show his value is rising. He is projected for 775 fantasy points in 24 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#12) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks John Collins behind Tatum and above Markkanen but the projections rank John Collins over Tatum. Out of 7 major fantasy categories he ranks significantly lower in 4 categories than his overall fantasy point ranking and these are relative weaknesses. Scoring is his strength but he has areas he could improve on to become a more well-rounded fantasy forward.

There are 9 forwards that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Jerami Grant, for example, is projected to be just the #56 forward and some owners may have better options. There are only 6 forwards projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #47, James Johnson is the highest ranking one.

Stream basketball games and track your fantasy players with SlingTV

Visit Sportsline to get the latest lines, updated projections, best values, and picks from some of the top Vegas handicappers. We also have the best player projections for Season Long and Daily Fantasy players.

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

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
L. James (LAL) 1212 FP, 48.5 perK. Love (CLE) 674 FP, 28.1 per +D. Favors (UTA) 531 FP, 21.3 per
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 1201 FP, 48 perK. Kuzma (LAL) 636 FP, 25.4 perT. Warren (PHO) 528 FP, 22.9 per
L. Doncic (DAL) 1030 FP, 41.2 perA. Wiggins (MIN) 635 FP, 25.4 perR. Covington (MIN) 514 FP, 20.6 per +
P. George (OKC) 1024 FP, 40.9 perP. Siakam (TOR) 624 FP, 27.1 per -M. Morris (BOS) 497 FP, 20.7 per
K. Durant (GS) 1000 FP, 40 perN. Mirotic (MIL) 614 FP, 24.6 per +T. Prince (ATL) 496 FP, 20.7 per +
B. Griffin (DET) 999 FP, 40.1 perD. Gallinari (LAC) 601 FP, 27.2 perL. Nance (CLE) 485 FP, 20.2 per
A. Davis (NO) 941 FP, 45.2 perH. Barnes (SAC) 597 FP, 23.9 perJ. Johnson* (MIA) 481 FP, 18.5 per
B. Simmons (PHI) 912 FP, 38 perT. Ariza (WAS) 590 FP, 24.6 perC. LeVert (BKN) 480 FP, 20.9 per +
K. Leonard (TOR) 848 FP, 38.5 perB. Ingram (LAL) 589 FP, 23.5 perJ. Jackson (PHO) 477 FP, 20.7 per
J. Butler (PHI) 848 FP, 35.3 perJ. Tatum (BOS) 588 FP, 24.5 per -J. Parker (WAS) 472 FP, 19.7 per
J. Collins (ATL) 775 FP, 32.3 per +P. Millsap (DEN) 581 FP, 23.3 per +G. Hayward (BOS) 468 FP, 19.5 per -
L. Aldridge (SA) 752 FP, 32.7 perT. Young (IND) 580 FP, 24.2 perM. Williams* (CHA) 466 FP, 18.6 per
D. Cousins (GS) 742 FP, 29.7 per +R. Gay (SA) 569 FP, 24.7 perJ. Jackson (MEM) 463 FP, 20.1 per -
K. Middleton (MIL) 713 FP, 28.5 perM. Bagley (SAC) 564 FP, 22.5 per +J. Green* (WAS) 461 FP, 19.2 per
A. Gordon (ORL) 711 FP, 30.9 perS. Ibaka (TOR) 563 FP, 24.5 per -D. Powell* (DAL) 455 FP, 18.2 per
D. Green (GS) 703 FP, 28.1 per +D. Sabonis (IND) 562 FP, 23.4 per -J. Grant (OKC) 442 FP, 17.7 per -
L. Markkanen (CHI) 694 FP, 28.9 per +O. Porter (CHI) 553 FP, 23 per +J. Isaac (ORL) 442 FP, 19.2 per
J. Randle (NO) 687 FP, 29.9 perT. Ross (ORL) 548 FP, 23.8 perA. Aminu* (POR) 431 FP, 17.2 per
J. Winslow (MIA) 679 FP, 26.1 perB. Bogdanovic (IND) 547 FP, 22.8 per -K. Knox (NY) 431 FP, 17.9 per
T. Harris (PHI) 677 FP, 28.2 per -B. Portis (WAS) 536 FP, 22.3 per +T. Gibson* (MIN) 429 FP, 17.2 per

Top 60 Projected Guards Rest of Season

There are 13 guards that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than season-to-date rank. Chris Paul, at #12, is the highest ranking guard of this 'must start' group. There are 8 guards who are expected to trend down in fantasy production. Spencer Dinwiddie, for example, is projected to be just the #59 guard and some owners may have better options. There are a number of guards widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #44, Kent Bazemore is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
R. Westbrook (OKC) 1289 FP, 51.6 perD. Russell (BKN) 713 FP, 31 per -N. Batum (CHA) 578 FP, 23.1 per
J. Harden (HOU) 1249 FP, 50 perL. Williams (LAC) 692 FP, 30.1 perW. Barton (DEN) 577 FP, 23.1 per +
D. Lillard (POR) 1017 FP, 40.7 perD. Schroder (OKC) 686 FP, 27.4 perD. White (SA) 568 FP, 24.7 per +
S. Curry (GS) 948 FP, 37.9 perK. Thompson (GS) 676 FP, 27 perK. Bazemore* (ATL) 555 FP, 23.1 per
K. Walker (CHA) 929 FP, 37.1 perB. Hield (SAC) 654 FP, 26.2 perJ. Lamb (CHA) 553 FP, 22.1 per
B. Beal (WAS) 916 FP, 38.2 perG. Dragic (MIA) 653 FP, 26.1 per +E. Gordon (HOU) 538 FP, 21.5 per +
K. Irving (BOS) 891 FP, 37.1 perD. Collison (IND) 649 FP, 27 perG. Harris (DEN) 536 FP, 21.4 per +
T. Young (ATL) 861 FP, 35.9 perT. Satoransky (WAS) 646 FP, 26.9 per +J. Redick (PHI) 532 FP, 22.2 per -
D. DeRozan (SA) 848 FP, 36.9 perJ. Teague (MIN) 644 FP, 25.8 per +B. Bogdanovic (SAC) 530 FP, 21.2 per
D. Mitchell (UTA) 845 FP, 33.8 perJ. Richardson (MIA) 642 FP, 24.7 perJ. Clarkson (CLE) 520 FP, 21.7 per -
J. Holiday (NO) 839 FP, 36.5 perR. Jackson (DET) 635 FP, 24.4 perC. Sexton (CLE) 519 FP, 21.6 per -
C. Paul (HOU) 830 FP, 35.5 per +K. Dunn (CHI) 634 FP, 26.4 per +D. Rose (MIN) 513 FP, 21.4 per
D. Booker (PHO) 821 FP, 35.7 perD. Smith (NY) 631 FP, 26.3 per +K. Huerter* (ATL) 512 FP, 21.4 per
M. Conley (MEM) 809 FP, 35.2 perM. Brogdon (MIL) 631 FP, 25.2 perD. Waiters* (MIA) 511 FP, 19.6 per
Z. LaVine (CHI) 808 FP, 33.7 perL. Ball (LAL) 630 FP, 25.2 perD. Augustin* (ORL) 494 FP, 21.5 per
D. Fox (SAC) 799 FP, 32 perE. Payton (NO) 620 FP, 27 per +R. Rondo (LAL) 476 FP, 19 per +
K. Lowry (TOR) 780 FP, 33.9 perJ. Murray (DEN) 610 FP, 24.4 per -M. Smart* (BOS) 467 FP, 19.4 per
E. Bledsoe (MIL) 757 FP, 30.3 perT. Hardaway (DAL) 605 FP, 24.2 perP. Beverley* (LAC) 465 FP, 20.2 per
C. McCollum (POR) 745 FP, 29.8 perE. Fournier (ORL) 601 FP, 26.1 per -S. Dinwiddie (BKN) 460 FP, 20 per -
R. Rubio (UTA) 721 FP, 28.9 per +J. Ingles (UTA) 587 FP, 23.5 per -W. Matthews* (IND) 456 FP, 19 per

Top 30 Projected Centers Rest of Season

There are a number of centers widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #20, Dewayne Dedmon is the highest ranking one. There are only 3 centers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #8, Clint N`Dumba-Capela is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 centers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Jarrett Allen, for example, is projected to be just the #24 center and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Embiid (PHI) 975 FP, 42.4 perD. Ayton (PHO) 643 FP, 27.9 perA. Len* (ATL) 478 FP, 19.9 per
N. Jokic (DEN) 972 FP, 38.9 perD. Jordan (NY) 632 FP, 26.4 perC. Zeller* (CHA) 476 FP, 19 per
K. Towns (MIN) 929 FP, 37.2 perS. Adams (OKC) 627 FP, 25.1 perE. Kanter (POR) 451 FP, 18 per
N. Vucevic (ORL) 916 FP, 39.8 perM. Turner (IND) 622 FP, 25.9 perJ. Allen (BKN) 447 FP, 19.4 per -
A. Drummond (DET) 845 FP, 32.5 perM. Gasol (TOR) 615 FP, 28 per -J. McGee (LAL) 428 FP, 17.1 per
R. Gobert (UTA) 823 FP, 32.9 perW. Cauley-Stein (SAC) 573 FP, 22.9 perT. Bryant* (WAS) 420 FP, 17.5 per
J. Nurkic (POR) 757 FP, 30.3 perM. Harrell (LAC) 544 FP, 23.7 per -J. Valanciunas (MEM) 413 FP, 18 per
C. Capela (HOU) 721 FP, 28.8 per +T. Thompson (CLE) 494 FP, 20.6 per +I. Zubac* (LAC) 381 FP, 16.6 per
A. Horford (BOS) 651 FP, 27.1 per +B. Lopez (MIL) 490 FP, 19.6 perR. Lopez* (CHI) 367 FP, 15.3 per
H. Whiteside (MIA) 646 FP, 24.9 perD. Dedmon* (ATL) 484 FP, 20.2 perD. Howard* (WAS) 346 FP, 18.2 per