Sell or Drop Candidates: Alec Burks, Nemanja Bjelica, and Mitchell Robinson

Out of the top 60 guards based on total projected fantasy points, 9 have a projected rank that is substantially worse than their actual fantasy rank. Devonte Graham (#25) and Terry Rozier (#32) are a couple guards who are projected to come up short of their actual rank. But of all the guards with a lower rest of season ranking, Alec Burks is the lowest ranking one.

There are 9 guards whose projected rank is much better than their actual fantasy rank. At #6, Kyrie Irving is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 guards projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #44, Elfrid Payton 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 1-2021-4041-60
J. Harden (HOU) 2386 FP, 54.2 perL. Williams (LAC) 1298 FP, 30.9 perM. Conley (UTA) 1063 FP, 26.6 per +
R. Westbrook (HOU) 1876 FP, 43.6 perJ. Murray (DEN) 1291 FP, 30 perJ. Ingles (UTA) 1043 FP, 24.3 per
T. Young (ATL) 1774 FP, 42.2 perR. Rubio (PHO) 1287 FP, 29.9 perG. Dragic (MIA) 984 FP, 22.9 per
D. Lillard (POR) 1701 FP, 41.5 perC. McCollum (POR) 1263 FP, 30.8 perE. Payton* (NY) 962 FP, 22.9 per
D. Booker (PHO) 1677 FP, 39 perD. Graham (CHA) 1257 FP, 32.2 per -D. Murray (SA) 957 FP, 21.8 per
K. Irving (BKN) 1653 FP, 37.6 per +J. Brown (BOS) 1256 FP, 28.5 perK. Nunn (MIA) 948 FP, 22.1 per
B. Beal (WAS) 1617 FP, 37.6 perM. Brogdon (IND) 1254 FP, 29.9 perM. Smart (BOS) 939 FP, 21.3 per +
B. Simmons (PHI) 1564 FP, 38.2 perS. Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) 1232 FP, 29.3 per -M. Fultz (ORL) 930 FP, 22.2 per
D. DeRozan (SA) 1532 FP, 34.8 perW. Barton (DEN) 1173 FP, 27.3 perB. Brown* (DET) 919 FP, 22.4 per
D. Russell (GS) 1520 FP, 37.1 per +B. Hield (SAC) 1140 FP, 27.1 perK. Huerter (ATL) 917 FP, 21.8 per +
K. Lowry (TOR) 1470 FP, 34.2 per +C. Sexton (CLE) 1128 FP, 26.9 perB. Bogdanovic (SAC) 908 FP, 21.6 per +
K. Walker (BOS) 1462 FP, 33.2 perT. Rozier (CHA) 1122 FP, 28.8 per -T. Brown Jr.* (WAS) 900 FP, 20.9 per
D. Mitchell (UTA) 1432 FP, 33.3 perE. Bledsoe (MIL) 1118 FP, 27.3 perD. Garland (CLE) 893 FP, 21.3 per
D. Fox (SAC) 1407 FP, 33.5 per +E. Fournier (ORL) 1112 FP, 26.5 perP. Beverley* (LAC) 872 FP, 20.8 per
J. Holiday (NO) 1395 FP, 34 perD. Rose (DET) 1105 FP, 27 perT. Hardaway Jr.* (DAL) 864 FP, 20.1 per
Z. LaVine (CHI) 1392 FP, 34 perL. Ball (NO) 1094 FP, 26.7 perJ. Redick (NO) 857 FP, 20.9 per
C. Paul (OKC) 1371 FP, 34.9 perV. Oladipo (IND) 1093 FP, 31.2 per +J. Harris (BKN) 848 FP, 19.3 per -
F. VanVleet (TOR) 1369 FP, 31.8 perD. Schroder (OKC) 1093 FP, 26 perT. Satoransky (CHI) 847 FP, 20.7 per -
S. Dinwiddie (BKN) 1338 FP, 30.4 perJ. Teague (MIN) 1088 FP, 25.3 perR. Jackson* (DET) 845 FP, 21.7 per
J. Morant (MEM) 1317 FP, 31.3 perJ. Richardson (PHI) 1064 FP, 26 perA. Burks (GS) 832 FP, 20.3 per -

Top 60 Projected Forwards Rest of Season

There are 13 forwards whose projected rank is much better than their actual fantasy rank. At #7, Paul George is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 forwards who are projected to be fantasy busts. Nemanja Bjelica, for example, is projected to be just the #52 forward 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 the rest of the season. Jae Crowder, at #49, is the highest ranking forward of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
L. Doncic (DAL) 2094 FP, 48.7 perA. Gordon (ORL) 1175 FP, 28 per +R. Covington (MIN) 892 FP, 20.7 per
L. James (LAL) 2057 FP, 50.3 perJ. Collins (ATL) 1164 FP, 27.7 per +R. Barrett (NY) 886 FP, 21.1 per -
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 1923 FP, 46.9 perK. Oubre Jr. (PHO) 1159 FP, 27 perK. Kuzma (LAL) 885 FP, 21.1 per +
A. Davis (LAL) 1710 FP, 41.8 perZ. Williamson (NO) 1159 FP, 30.8 per +S. Ibaka (TOR) 884 FP, 20.6 per
D. Sabonis (IND) 1484 FP, 35.3 perD. Gallinari (OKC) 1118 FP, 26.6 perP. Washington (CHA) 841 FP, 21.6 per
J. Butler (MIA) 1466 FP, 34.1 perM. Bagley III (SAC) 1106 FP, 26.3 per +J. Winslow (MIA) 839 FP, 19.5 per +
P. George (LAC) 1461 FP, 34.8 per +B. Bogdanovic (UTA) 1055 FP, 24.5 perO. Anunoby (TOR) 824 FP, 19.2 per
K. Leonard (LAC) 1440 FP, 39 perD. Green (GS) 1044 FP, 25.5 perD. Brooks (MEM) 815 FP, 19.4 per -
P. Siakam (TOR) 1434 FP, 33.4 perJ. Jackson Jr. (MEM) 1041 FP, 24.8 perJ. Crowder* (MEM) 800 FP, 19.1 per
B. Ingram (NO) 1421 FP, 34.7 perL. Markkanen (CHI) 1013 FP, 24.7 perR. Gay* (SA) 800 FP, 18.2 per
B. Adebayo (MIA) 1386 FP, 32.2 perT. Warren (IND) 995 FP, 23.7 perM. Bridges (CHA) 800 FP, 20.5 per -
L. Aldridge (SA) 1372 FP, 31.2 perC. LeVert (BKN) 972 FP, 22.1 per +N. Bjelica (SAC) 791 FP, 18.8 per -
J. Tatum (BOS) 1362 FP, 31 perM. Morris (NY) 962 FP, 23.5 perE. Paschall* (GS) 787 FP, 19.2 per
K. Love (CLE) 1308 FP, 31.1 perC. Anthony (POR) 953 FP, 23.2 per +N. Powell* (TOR) 780 FP, 18.1 per
J. Randle (NY) 1276 FP, 30.4 perP. Millsap (DEN) 946 FP, 22 per +D. Powell* (DAL) 777 FP, 18.1 per
T. Harris (PHI) 1271 FP, 31 perD. Favors (NO) 933 FP, 22.8 per +J. Culver* (MIN) 752 FP, 17.5 per
A. Wiggins (MIN) 1267 FP, 29.5 perD. Bertans (WAS) 917 FP, 21.3 per +C. Osman* (CLE) 741 FP, 17.6 per
G. Hayward (BOS) 1242 FP, 28.2 per +T. Prince (BKN) 913 FP, 20.8 perT. Ross* (ORL) 733 FP, 17.4 per
K. Porzingis (DAL) 1240 FP, 30 perH. Barnes (SAC) 905 FP, 21.5 per -P. Tucker* (HOU) 721 FP, 16.4 per
K. Middleton (MIL) 1205 FP, 29.4 perB. Clarke (MEM) 899 FP, 21.4 perL. Nance Jr.* (CLE) 717 FP, 17.5 per

Top 30 Projected Centers Rest of Season

If you need help at center there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 the rest of the season. At #21, Jusuf Nurkic is the highest ranking one. There are only 6 centers whose projected rank is significantly better than their actual fantasy rank. Karl-Anthony Towns, at #2, is the highest ranking center of this 'must start' group. There are only 3 centers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Mitchell Robinson, for example, is projected to be just the #30 center and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Jokic (DEN) 1816 FP, 42.2 perM. Harrell (LAC) 1116 FP, 26.6 perJ. Nurkic* (POR) 766 FP, 29.5 per
K. Towns (MIN) 1728 FP, 40.2 per +S. Adams (OKC) 1084 FP, 25.8 perB. Lopez (MIL) 760 FP, 18.5 per
N. Vucevic (ORL) 1587 FP, 37.8 perJ. Valanciunas (MEM) 1065 FP, 25.3 perW. Cauley-Stein* (GS) 708 FP, 17.3 per
A. Drummond (DET) 1473 FP, 35.9 perT. Thompson (CLE) 1049 FP, 25 perA. Baynes* (PHO) 693 FP, 16.1 per
R. Gobert (UTA) 1349 FP, 31.4 perM. Turner (IND) 1032 FP, 24.6 perC. Zeller* (CHA) 657 FP, 16.9 per
C. Capela (HOU) 1315 FP, 29.9 per +T. Bryant (WAS) 1001 FP, 23.3 per +R. Holmes (SAC) 647 FP, 19 per -
D. Ayton (PHO) 1293 FP, 30.1 per +D. Jordan (BKN) 903 FP, 20.5 perD. Howard* (LAL) 633 FP, 15.1 per
H. Whiteside (POR) 1207 FP, 29.4 perJ. Allen (BKN) 880 FP, 20 perM. Plumlee* (DEN) 615 FP, 14.3 per
J. Embiid (PHI) 1192 FP, 39 per -E. Kanter (BOS) 862 FP, 19.6 per +D. Theis* (BOS) 599 FP, 13.6 per
A. Horford (PHI) 1167 FP, 28.5 perM. Gasol (TOR) 838 FP, 20.3 per +M. Robinson (NY) 599 FP, 14.3 per -