The Short Term Outlook is Not Great for DeMar DeRozan, Louis Williams and Goran Dragic

In our latest short term projection (today through 12/12) there are 12 forwards whose short term projected rank is much lower than their actual fantasy rank. DeMar DeRozan is currently the #6 player at his position, but over this time period he is projected to be just the #54 ranked guard. Louis Williams (#26) and Goran Dragic (#43) are also guards who are projected to under deliver in the short term based on total projected fantasy points. There are 10 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. Ben Simmons, at #4, is the highest ranking guard of this 'must start' group. There are a number of guards projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Cory Joseph, at #35, is the highest ranking guard of this waiver wire group.

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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) 263 FP, 5 GPT. Rozier (CHA) 164 FP, 6 GPG. Harris* (DEN) 120 FP, 6 GP
D. Lillard (POR) 257 FP, 6 GPR. Rubio (PHO) 162 FP, 6 GP +L. Kennard (DET) 119 FP, 5 GP -
D. Booker (PHO) 221 FP, 6 GPF. VanVleet (TOR) 161 FP, 5 GP -G. Dragic (MIA) 116 FP, 5 GP -
B. Simmons (PHI) 214 FP, 6 GP +D. Russell (GS) 159 FP, 4 GP +M. Smart (BOS) 116 FP, 5 GP -
R. Westbrook (HOU) 214 FP, 5 GPM. Conley (UTA) 155 FP, 5 GPJ. Clarkson* (CLE) 114 FP, 6 GP
T. Young (ATL) 213 FP, 5 GPL. Williams (LAC) 154 FP, 5 GP -D. Rose (DET) 113 FP, 5 GP
B. Beal (WAS) 212 FP, 5 GPW. Barton (DEN) 152 FP, 6 GP +T. Satoransky (CHI) 112 FP, 6 GP
D. Graham (CHA) 202 FP, 6 GPJ. Brown (BOS) 150 FP, 5 GPM. Fultz (ORL) 110 FP, 5 GP
C. McCollum (POR) 190 FP, 6 GPC. Sexton (CLE) 148 FP, 6 GPR. Hood* (POR) 106 FP, 6 GP
Z. LaVine (CHI) 188 FP, 6 GPS. Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) 146 FP, 5 GPC. White (CHI) 106 FP, 6 GP
M. Brogdon (IND) 187 FP, 6 GPE. Bledsoe (MIL) 145 FP, 5 GP -I. Thomas (WAS) 106 FP, 5 GP
B. Hield (SAC) 186 FP, 6 GP +L. Ball (NO) 143 FP, 5 GP +K. Nunn (MIA) 103 FP, 5 GP -
K. Walker (BOS) 185 FP, 5 GPJ. Richardson (PHI) 139 FP, 6 GP +A. Burks (GS) 102 FP, 5 GP -
J. Murray (DEN) 180 FP, 6 GPE. Fournier (ORL) 138 FP, 5 GPD. DeRozan (SA) 100 FP, 3 GP -
J. Holiday (NO) 176 FP, 5 GPC. Joseph* (SAC) 129 FP, 6 GPJ. Redick (NO) 98 FP, 5 GP
B. Bogdanovic (SAC) 176 FP, 6 GP +J. Lamb (IND) 129 FP, 6 GP +T. Hardaway* (DAL) 98 FP, 5 GP
D. Mitchell (UTA) 174 FP, 5 GPD. Schroder (OKC) 127 FP, 5 GPK. Dunn* (CHI) 96 FP, 6 GP
C. Paul (OKC) 173 FP, 5 GPS. Dinwiddie (BKN) 126 FP, 4 GP -P. Beverley* (LAC) 96 FP, 5 GP
K. Irving (BKN) 171 FP, 4 GPJ. Teague (MIN) 125 FP, 5 GPD. Augustin* (ORL) 96 FP, 5 GP
K. Lowry (TOR) 165 FP, 5 GP +R. Jackson* (DET) 121 FP, 5 GPI. Smith* (WAS) 95 FP, 5 GP

Top 60 Projected Forwards 12/2 to 12/12

There are 12 forwards whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Blake Griffin is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 forwards who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. LaMarcus Aldridge, for example, is projected to be just the #59 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 #41, Nemanja Bjelica is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
L. Doncic (DAL) 264 FP, 5 GPK. Middleton (MIL) 145 FP, 5 GP +N. Bjelica* (SAC) 111 FP, 6 GP
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 247 FP, 5 GPK. Porzingis (DAL) 143 FP, 5 GPD. Green (GS) 111 FP, 4 GP +
L. James (LAL) 247 FP, 5 GPJ. Randle (NY) 143 FP, 5 GPC. Anthony (POR) 109 FP, 6 GP +
A. Davis (LAL) 200 FP, 5 GPL. Markkanen (CHI) 142 FP, 6 GPJ. Winslow (MIA) 105 FP, 5 GP +
D. Sabonis (IND) 199 FP, 6 GPT. Warren (IND) 142 FP, 6 GPK. Kuzma (LAL) 104 FP, 5 GP +
K. Leonard (LAC) 190 FP, 5 GPD. Gallinari (OKC) 139 FP, 5 GPB. Clarke (MEM) 103 FP, 5 GP
B. Griffin (DET) 176 FP, 5 GP +W. Carter (CHI) 136 FP, 6 GPM. Morris (NY) 102 FP, 5 GP -
P. Siakam (TOR) 176 FP, 5 GPR. Barrett (NY) 136 FP, 5 GPD. Brooks* (MEM) 102 FP, 5 GP
T. Harris (PHI) 174 FP, 6 GPJ. Isaac (ORL) 132 FP, 5 GPJ. Crowder* (MEM) 101 FP, 5 GP
K. Love (CLE) 171 FP, 6 GPP. Millsap (DEN) 132 FP, 6 GP +O. Anunoby (TOR) 101 FP, 5 GP
P. George (LAC) 168 FP, 5 GP +M. Bridges (CHA) 132 FP, 6 GPR. Covington (MIN) 99 FP, 5 GP
B. Ingram (NO) 168 FP, 5 GPM. Bagley (SAC) 131 FP, 5 GP +D. Bertans* (WAS) 96 FP, 5 GP
J. Butler (MIA) 168 FP, 5 GPB. Bogdanovic (UTA) 128 FP, 5 GP -T. Ross* (ORL) 94 FP, 5 GP
J. Tatum (BOS) 161 FP, 5 GPP. Washington (CHA) 126 FP, 6 GPD. Hunter (ATL) 94 FP, 5 GP
J. Parker (ATL) 159 FP, 5 GPD. Saric (PHO) 124 FP, 6 GPK. Anderson* (MEM) 93 FP, 5 GP
H. Barnes (SAC) 155 FP, 6 GP +E. Paschall (GS) 122 FP, 5 GP -M. Wagner* (WAS) 92 FP, 5 GP
A. Wiggins (MIN) 154 FP, 5 GPJ. Jackson (MEM) 120 FP, 5 GPT. Prince (BKN) 92 FP, 4 GP -
K. Oubre (PHO) 151 FP, 6 GPD. Favors (NO) 115 FP, 5 GP +D. Bembry* (ATL) 91 FP, 5 GP
A. Gordon (ORL) 148 FP, 5 GP +L. Nance (CLE) 113 FP, 6 GPL. Aldridge (SA) 89 FP, 3 GP -
B. Adebayo (MIA) 146 FP, 5 GPR. Hachimura (WAS) 111 FP, 5 GPT. Young* (CHI) 89 FP, 6 GP

Top 30 Projected Centers 12/2 to 12/12

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. Cody Zeller, at #16, is the highest ranking center of this waiver wire group. There are only 2 centers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Myles Turner, at #9, is the highest ranking center of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 centers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Jarrett Allen, 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
N. Jokic (DEN) 228 FP, 6 GPM. Harrell (LAC) 139 FP, 5 GP -E. Kanter* (BOS) 99 FP, 5 GP
J. Embiid (PHI) 225 FP, 6 GPJ. Valanciunas (MEM) 138 FP, 5 GPM. Bamba* (ORL) 98 FP, 5 GP
K. Towns (MIN) 205 FP, 5 GPT. Bryant (WAS) 135 FP, 5 GPB. Lopez (MIL) 96 FP, 5 GP -
A. Drummond (DET) 175 FP, 5 GPT. Thompson (CLE) 133 FP, 6 GP -D. Jordan (BKN) 94 FP, 4 GP
A. Horford (PHI) 169 FP, 6 GPS. Adams (OKC) 123 FP, 5 GPJ. Allen (BKN) 89 FP, 4 GP -
H. Whiteside (POR) 160 FP, 6 GPC. Zeller* (CHA) 118 FP, 6 GPM. Robinson (NY) 85 FP, 5 GP
R. Gobert (UTA) 156 FP, 5 GPM. Gasol (TOR) 106 FP, 5 GPK. Looney* (GS) 81 FP, 5 GP
C. Capela (HOU) 149 FP, 5 GPW. Cauley-Stein* (GS) 105 FP, 5 GPD. Howard* (LAL) 77 FP, 5 GP
M. Turner (IND) 143 FP, 6 GP +R. Holmes (SAC) 103 FP, 6 GPF. Kaminsky* (PHO) 74 FP, 6 GP
A. Baynes (PHO) 142 FP, 6 GP +K. Birch* (ORL) 100 FP, 5 GPM. Plumlee* (DEN) 72 FP, 6 GP