Kent Bazemore, Elfrid Payton and Patrick Beverley are Three Guards To Pick Up Off Waiver Wire

There are 14 guards who are projected to be in the top 60 (short term) and who could be available on the waiver wire as they are owned in less than 65% of leagues. This list includes Elfrid Payton and Patrick Beverley, but the highest ranked waiver wire guard is Kent Bazemore who is projected for 123 fantasy points in 6 games. There are 15 guards whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Kyle Lowry, at #5, is the highest ranking guard of this 'must start' group. There are 10 guards that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Ben Simmons, for example, is projected to be just the #60 guard 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
J. Harden (HOU) 286 FP, 6 GPM. Conley (UTA) 161 FP, 5 GPD. White* (SA) 120 FP, 6 GP
D. Lillard (POR) 273 FP, 6 GPC. Paul (OKC) 158 FP, 5 GPE. Fournier (ORL) 119 FP, 5 GP -
R. Westbrook (HOU) 270 FP, 6 GPZ. LaVine (CHI) 156 FP, 5 GPD. Lee* (GS) 116 FP, 6 GP
K. Irving (BKN) 242 FP, 6 GPB. Beal (WAS) 154 FP, 4 GP -E. Payton* (NY) 115 FP, 5 GP
K. Lowry (TOR) 234 FP, 6 GP +D. Booker (PHO) 153 FP, 4 GP -E. Gordon* (HOU) 113 FP, 6 GP
M. Brogdon (IND) 229 FP, 6 GP +J. Murray (DEN) 152 FP, 5 GPB. Forbes* (SA) 113 FP, 6 GP
K. Walker (BOS) 213 FP, 6 GPJ. Richardson (PHI) 152 FP, 6 GPR. Rubio (PHO) 113 FP, 4 GP -
J. Holiday (NO) 204 FP, 6 GPS. Dinwiddie (BKN) 150 FP, 6 GP +J. Hart (NO) 111 FP, 6 GP +
T. Young (ATL) 203 FP, 6 GPT. Rozier (CHA) 147 FP, 6 GP +J. Harris (BKN) 110 FP, 6 GP
D. DeRozan (SA) 201 FP, 6 GPC. Sexton (CLE) 147 FP, 6 GPT. Hardaway* (DAL) 109 FP, 6 GP
D. Russell (GS) 198 FP, 6 GPJ. Brown (BOS) 145 FP, 6 GP +B. Hield (SAC) 109 FP, 4 GP -
C. McCollum (POR) 192 FP, 6 GP +S. Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) 140 FP, 5 GPG. Robinson* (GS) 109 FP, 6 GP
J. Teague (MIN) 190 FP, 7 GP +E. Bledsoe (MIL) 135 FP, 5 GP -J. Redick* (NO) 109 FP, 6 GP
J. Morant (MEM) 190 FP, 6 GP +D. Schroder (OKC) 131 FP, 5 GPR. Hood* (POR) 108 FP, 6 GP
D. Graham (CHA) 185 FP, 6 GP +D. Fox (SAC) 131 FP, 4 GP -P. Beverley* (LAC) 107 FP, 5 GP
L. Ball (NO) 183 FP, 6 GP +J. Ingles (UTA) 125 FP, 5 GP -J. Lamb (IND) 107 FP, 5 GP -
D. Mitchell (UTA) 179 FP, 5 GPW. Barton (DEN) 125 FP, 5 GP +S. Napier* (MIN) 104 FP, 7 GP
L. Williams (LAC) 177 FP, 5 GPK. Bazemore* (POR) 123 FP, 6 GPJ. Poole* (GS) 103 FP, 6 GP
D. Murray (SA) 168 FP, 6 GP +M. Smart (BOS) 122 FP, 6 GPG. Harris (DEN) 102 FP, 5 GP +
F. VanVleet (TOR) 165 FP, 6 GP +D. Garland* (CLE) 121 FP, 6 GPB. Simmons (PHI) 101 FP, 3 GP -

Top 60 Projected Forwards 11/8 to 11/18

There are 20 forwards whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #8, Brandon Ingram is the highest ranking must start. There are 7 forwards who are typically starting fantasy forwards but are projected for fewer points than normal. Kelly Oubre, for example, is projected to be just the #54 forward during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. If you need help at forward 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. Kyle Anderson, at #48, is the highest ranking forward of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
L. James (LAL) 309 FP, 6 GPA. Gordon (ORL) 147 FP, 5 GPD. Hunter (ATL) 114 FP, 6 GP +
L. Doncic (DAL) 266 FP, 6 GPR. Covington (MIN) 147 FP, 7 GP +L. Nance (CLE) 113 FP, 6 GP
A. Davis (LAL) 252 FP, 6 GPK. Kuzma (LAL) 146 FP, 6 GPP. Millsap (DEN) 113 FP, 5 GP
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 238 FP, 5 GPC. LeVert (BKN) 145 FP, 6 GP +W. Carter (CHI) 112 FP, 5 GP +
P. Siakam (TOR) 219 FP, 6 GPK. Middleton (MIL) 144 FP, 5 GP -B. Adebayo (MIA) 110 FP, 4 GP -
K. Leonard (LAC) 218 FP, 5 GPP. Washington (CHA) 140 FP, 6 GP +J. Isaac (ORL) 109 FP, 5 GP
D. Sabonis (IND) 212 FP, 6 GPM. Bridges (CHA) 137 FP, 6 GP +B. Clarke (MEM) 109 FP, 6 GP +
B. Ingram (NO) 203 FP, 6 GP +D. Gallinari (OKC) 137 FP, 5 GPK. Anderson* (MEM) 108 FP, 6 GP
R. Barrett (NY) 192 FP, 6 GP +J. Butler (MIA) 137 FP, 4 GP -D. Brooks* (MEM) 108 FP, 6 GP
K. Love (CLE) 192 FP, 6 GP +O. Anunoby (TOR) 135 FP, 6 GP +M. Williams* (CHA) 103 FP, 6 GP
A. Wiggins (MIN) 188 FP, 7 GPT. Prince (BKN) 131 FP, 6 GP +O. Porter (CHI) 102 FP, 5 GP
L. Aldridge (SA) 186 FP, 6 GPD. Favors (NO) 131 FP, 6 GPD. Powell* (DAL) 102 FP, 6 GP
T. Harris (PHI) 185 FP, 6 GPL. Markkanen (CHI) 131 FP, 5 GPJ. Crowder* (MEM) 100 FP, 6 GP
J. Tatum (BOS) 180 FP, 6 GPB. Bogdanovic (UTA) 128 FP, 5 GP -K. Oubre (PHO) 100 FP, 4 GP -
K. Porzingis (DAL) 178 FP, 6 GP +B. Portis (NY) 121 FP, 6 GP +K. Knox* (NY) 100 FP, 6 GP
J. Randle (NY) 176 FP, 6 GPM. Morris (NY) 120 FP, 6 GPM. Hezonja* (POR) 99 FP, 6 GP
G. Hayward (BOS) 172 FP, 6 GP +E. Paschall (GS) 118 FP, 6 GP +D. Bembry* (ATL) 99 FP, 6 GP
T. Warren (IND) 154 FP, 6 GP +J. Jackson (MEM) 116 FP, 6 GP +R. Hachimura (WAS) 99 FP, 4 GP +
J. Parker (ATL) 153 FP, 6 GP +B. Griffin (DET) 115 FP, 3 GP -P. Tucker (HOU) 98 FP, 6 GP
S. Ibaka (TOR) 152 FP, 6 GPD. Green (GS) 115 FP, 4 GP -J. Culver* (MIN) 96 FP, 7 GP

Top 30 Projected Centers 11/8 to 11/18

There are 8 centers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #4, Al Horford is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 centers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Brook Lopez, for example, is projected to be just the #26 center during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are a number of centers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Alex Len, at #16, is the highest ranking center of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
K. Towns (MIN) 303 FP, 7 GPA. Drummond (DET) 152 FP, 4 GP -D. Howard* (LAL) 112 FP, 6 GP
J. Embiid (PHI) 238 FP, 6 GPM. Harrell (LAC) 148 FP, 5 GPT. Bryant (WAS) 111 FP, 4 GP
N. Jokic (DEN) 206 FP, 5 GPT. Thompson (CLE) 144 FP, 6 GP +S. Adams (OKC) 110 FP, 5 GP -
A. Horford (PHI) 182 FP, 6 GP +J. Valanciunas (MEM) 143 FP, 6 GP +A. Baynes (PHO) 98 FP, 4 GP +
N. Vucevic (ORL) 178 FP, 5 GPE. Kanter (BOS) 143 FP, 6 GP +M. Robinson (NY) 97 FP, 5 GP
H. Whiteside (POR) 169 FP, 6 GP +A. Len* (ATL) 141 FP, 6 GPB. Lopez (MIL) 94 FP, 5 GP -
C. Capela (HOU) 165 FP, 6 GPW. Cauley-Stein* (GS) 129 FP, 6 GPI. Zubac* (LAC) 88 FP, 5 GP
M. Turner (IND) 164 FP, 6 GP +D. Jordan (BKN) 128 FP, 6 GPJ. McGee* (LAL) 81 FP, 6 GP
R. Gobert (UTA) 163 FP, 5 GPC. Zeller (CHA) 128 FP, 6 GP +R. Williams* (BOS) 79 FP, 6 GP
M. Gasol (TOR) 157 FP, 6 GPJ. Allen (BKN) 113 FP, 6 GPB. Biyombo* (CHA) 73 FP, 6 GP