The Short Term Outlook is Great for John Collins, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony

Out of the top 60 forwards based on total projected fantasy points between now and 2/28, 14 have a projected rank that is substantially better than their actual fantasy rank. Paul George (#15) and Carmelo Anthony (#39) are a couple forwards who are projected to improve on their actual fantasy rank in the short term. But of all the forwards with improved short term ranking, John Collins is the highest ranking one at #6, up from #42 season-to-date. There are 7 forwards who are typically starting fantasy forwards but are projected for fewer points than normal. RJ Barrett, for example, is projected to be just the #56 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. At #40, Thaddeus Young 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
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 246 FP, 5 GPJ. Tatum (BOS) 128 FP, 4 GPT. Warren (IND) 96 FP, 4 GP -
L. Doncic (DAL) 238 FP, 5 GPP. Siakam (TOR) 127 FP, 4 GPC. Wood (DET) 96 FP, 4 GP
L. James (LAL) 204 FP, 4 GPJ. Randle (NY) 125 FP, 4 GP -D. Favors (NO) 95 FP, 4 GP +
J. Butler (MIA) 192 FP, 5 GPG. Hayward (BOS) 123 FP, 4 GPW. Carter (CHI) 95 FP, 4 GP +
B. Adebayo (MIA) 183 FP, 5 GPJ. Jackson (MEM) 119 FP, 5 GPD. Hunter* (ATL) 94 FP, 5 GP
J. Collins (ATL) 174 FP, 5 GP +A. Gordon (ORL) 118 FP, 4 GPP. Washington (CHA) 94 FP, 5 GP
K. Leonard (LAC) 171 FP, 4 GPD. Green (GS) 114 FP, 4 GPM. Bridges* (PHO) 94 FP, 5 GP
A. Davis (LAL) 167 FP, 4 GPC. LeVert (BKN) 114 FP, 5 GP +M. Porter (DEN) 94 FP, 4 GP +
K. Middleton (MIL) 158 FP, 5 GPM. Bridges (CHA) 112 FP, 5 GPL. Aldridge (SA) 92 FP, 3 GP -
T. Harris (PHI) 152 FP, 5 GPD. Bertans (WAS) 112 FP, 5 GPD. Robinson* (MIA) 89 FP, 5 GP
K. Love (CLE) 150 FP, 5 GPN. Bjelica (SAC) 111 FP, 5 GPS. Ibaka (TOR) 88 FP, 4 GP -
K. Porzingis (DAL) 148 FP, 5 GP +R. Hachimura (WAS) 110 FP, 5 GP +R. Covington (HOU) 87 FP, 4 GP -
D. Gallinari (OKC) 145 FP, 5 GPB. Clarke (MEM) 109 FP, 5 GP +C. Reddish* (ATL) 85 FP, 5 GP
D. Sabonis (IND) 143 FP, 4 GPD. Brooks (MEM) 107 FP, 5 GPM. Morris (LAC) 84 FP, 4 GP -
P. George (LAC) 142 FP, 4 GP +H. Barnes (SAC) 106 FP, 5 GPC. Osman* (CLE) 84 FP, 5 GP
B. Ingram (NO) 141 FP, 4 GPL. Nance (CLE) 103 FP, 5 GP +R. Barrett (NY) 83 FP, 4 GP -
K. Oubre (PHO) 133 FP, 5 GPM. Chriss (GS) 102 FP, 4 GP +D. Finney-Smith* (DAL) 81 FP, 5 GP
B. Bogdanovic (UTA) 130 FP, 5 GPT. Prince (BKN) 100 FP, 5 GPP. Millsap (DEN) 80 FP, 4 GP +
A. Wiggins (GS) 130 FP, 4 GPC. Anthony (POR) 99 FP, 4 GP +J. Crowder* (MIA) 79 FP, 5 GP
Z. Williamson (NO) 129 FP, 4 GP +T. Young* (CHI) 97 FP, 4 GPE. Paschall* (GS) 77 FP, 4 GP

Top 60 Projected Guards 2/18 to 2/28

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. At #7, D`Angelo Russell is the highest ranking must start. There are 9 guards who are typically starting fantasy guards but are projected for fewer points than normal. Marcus Smart, for example, is projected to be just the #60 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 #38, Ish Smith is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
T. Young (ATL) 240 FP, 5 GPT. Rozier (CHA) 137 FP, 5 GPB. Bogdanovic (SAC) 108 FP, 5 GP +
B. Beal (WAS) 205 FP, 5 GPR. Rubio (PHO) 137 FP, 5 GPD. DeRozan (SA) 107 FP, 3 GP -
J. Harden (HOU) 204 FP, 4 GPD. Schroder (OKC) 134 FP, 5 GPE. Fournier (ORL) 106 FP, 4 GP -
R. Westbrook (HOU) 199 FP, 4 GPC. Sexton (CLE) 133 FP, 5 GPK. Nunn (MIA) 106 FP, 5 GP
D. Lillard (POR) 195 FP, 4 GPC. McCollum (POR) 132 FP, 4 GPD. Rose (DET) 105 FP, 4 GP -
B. Simmons (PHI) 194 FP, 5 GPK. Walker (BOS) 132 FP, 4 GPM. Beasley (MIN) 105 FP, 5 GP +
D. Russell (MIN) 192 FP, 5 GP +K. Lowry (TOR) 132 FP, 4 GPM. Fultz (ORL) 104 FP, 4 GP -
D. Booker (PHO) 191 FP, 5 GPM. Conley (UTA) 130 FP, 5 GP +W. Barton (DEN) 104 FP, 4 GP -
K. Irving (BKN) 183 FP, 5 GP +L. Williams (LAC) 126 FP, 4 GP -J. Clarkson* (UTA) 103 FP, 5 GP
C. Paul (OKC) 180 FP, 5 GPM. Brogdon (IND) 124 FP, 4 GPE. Payton (NY) 101 FP, 4 GP
D. Mitchell (UTA) 176 FP, 5 GPJ. Ingles (UTA) 123 FP, 5 GPT. Hardaway (DAL) 100 FP, 5 GP
D. Fox (SAC) 171 FP, 5 GP +L. Ball (NO) 122 FP, 4 GPD. Garland* (CLE) 98 FP, 5 GP
J. Morant (MEM) 171 FP, 5 GPG. Dragic (MIA) 121 FP, 5 GP +J. Teague* (ATL) 94 FP, 5 GP
D. Graham (CHA) 163 FP, 5 GPJ. Richardson (PHI) 119 FP, 5 GP +T. Satoransky (CHI) 94 FP, 4 GP -
Z. LaVine (CHI) 160 FP, 4 GPF. VanVleet (TOR) 118 FP, 4 GP -T. Brown* (WAS) 93 FP, 5 GP
S. Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) 153 FP, 5 GPJ. Murray (DEN) 117 FP, 4 GPJ. Harris* (BKN) 92 FP, 5 GP
S. Dinwiddie (BKN) 145 FP, 5 GPJ. Brown (BOS) 113 FP, 4 GPJ. Okogie* (MIN) 92 FP, 5 GP
B. Hield (SAC) 145 FP, 5 GPI. Smith* (WAS) 112 FP, 5 GPM. Monk* (CHA) 92 FP, 5 GP
E. Bledsoe (MIL) 141 FP, 5 GP +K. Huerter (ATL) 108 FP, 5 GP +R. Jackson (DET) 88 FP, 4 GP +
J. Holiday (NO) 140 FP, 4 GPV. Oladipo (IND) 108 FP, 4 GP +M. Smart (BOS) 88 FP, 4 GP -

Top 30 Projected Centers 2/18 to 2/28

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 in the short term. At #13, Cody Zeller is the highest ranking one. There are only 4 centers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Joel Embiid is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 centers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Mitchell Robinson, for example, is projected to be just the #25 center during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Embiid (PHI) 197 FP, 5 GP +S. Adams (OKC) 117 FP, 5 GPT. Thompson (CLE) 82 FP, 5 GP -
A. Drummond (CLE) 178 FP, 5 GPM. Harrell (LAC) 111 FP, 4 GP -D. Dedmon* (ATL) 80 FP, 5 GP
R. Gobert (UTA) 172 FP, 5 GPC. Zeller* (CHA) 104 FP, 5 GPM. Gasol (TOR) 79 FP, 4 GP +
K. Towns (MIN) 170 FP, 4 GPT. Bryant (WAS) 102 FP, 5 GP +E. Kanter* (BOS) 73 FP, 4 GP
N. Jokic (DEN) 167 FP, 4 GPC. Capela (ATL) 101 FP, 5 GPM. Robinson (NY) 67 FP, 4 GP -
D. Ayton (PHO) 164 FP, 5 GP +J. Allen (BKN) 100 FP, 5 GPN. Noel* (OKC) 66 FP, 5 GP
N. Vucevic (ORL) 153 FP, 4 GPB. Lopez (MIL) 97 FP, 5 GPI. Zubac* (LAC) 62 FP, 4 GP
A. Horford (PHI) 138 FP, 5 GPM. Turner (IND) 93 FP, 4 GPA. Len* (SAC) 62 FP, 5 GP
H. Whiteside (POR) 132 FP, 4 GPW. Cauley-Stein* (DAL) 91 FP, 5 GPD. Theis* (BOS) 60 FP, 4 GP
J. Valanciunas (MEM) 130 FP, 5 GPD. Jordan (BKN) 91 FP, 5 GPW. Hernangomez* (CHA) 60 FP, 5 GP