Top Waiver Wire Centers: Cody Zeller, Thomas Bryant and Mason Plumlee

There are 7 centers who are projected to be in the top 30 (short term) and who could be available on the waiver wire as they are owned in less than 65% of leagues. This list includes Thomas Bryant and Mason Plumlee, but the highest ranked waiver wire center is Cody Zeller. Many would be surprised to see Cody Zeller projected as an elite fantasy center. As of 2/16, Cody Zeller is the #31 ranked center based on ownership percentage (32%). He is projected to be the #20 center. There could be a nice opportunity to acquire him before the market realizes he is undervalued. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better center option available. He is projected for 474 fantasy points in 25 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#24) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Cody Zeller behind Plumlee and above Bamba but the projections rank Cody Zeller over Plumlee. With a better FP Total rank than Avg rank, his value will decrease once his remaining games evens out with other similarly rated players. His value could significantly increase if he was more of an offensive threat. But sharing the ball is a strength.

There are only 4 centers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Clint N`Dumba-Capela, at #8, is the highest ranking center of this 'must start' group. There are only 3 centers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Jarrett Allen, for example, is projected to be just the #25 center and some owners may have better options.

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

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Jokic (DEN) 973 FP, 38.9 perA. Horford (BOS) 647 FP, 26.9 per +J. Valanciunas (MEM) 465 FP, 20.2 per +
J. Embiid (PHI) 970 FP, 42.2 perD. Ayton (PHO) 642 FP, 27.9 perD. Dedmon* (ATL) 465 FP, 19.4 per
K. Towns (MIN) 926 FP, 37.1 perM. Turner (IND) 627 FP, 26.1 perE. Kanter (POR) 462 FP, 18.5 per
A. Drummond (DET) 841 FP, 32.4 perM. Gasol (TOR) 619 FP, 28.1 per -A. Len* (ATL) 460 FP, 19.2 per
N. Vucevic (ORL) 827 FP, 36 perS. Adams (OKC) 599 FP, 24 perJ. Allen (BKN) 446 FP, 19.4 per -
R. Gobert (UTA) 822 FP, 32.9 perW. Cauley-Stein (SAC) 572 FP, 22.9 perJ. McGee (LAL) 427 FP, 17.1 per
J. Nurkic (POR) 759 FP, 30.4 perM. Harrell (LAC) 532 FP, 23.1 per -T. Bryant* (WAS) 420 FP, 17.5 per
C. Capela (HOU) 717 FP, 28.7 per +T. Thompson (CLE) 496 FP, 20.7 per +R. Lopez* (CHI) 374 FP, 15.6 per
D. Jordan (NY) 654 FP, 27.3 perB. Lopez (MIL) 493 FP, 19.7 perI. Zubac* (LAC) 372 FP, 16.2 per
H. Whiteside (MIA) 648 FP, 24.9 perC. Zeller* (CHA) 474 FP, 19 perM. Plumlee* (DEN) 346 FP, 13.8 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. At #13, Chris Paul is the highest ranking must start. There are 8 guards that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Spencer Dinwiddie, for example, is projected to be just the #58 guard 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 the rest of the season. Kent Bazemore, at #48, is the highest ranking guard of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
J. Harden (HOU) 1289 FP, 51.6 perD. Russell (BKN) 713 FP, 31 per -K. Dunn (CHI) 570 FP, 23.7 per +
R. Westbrook (OKC) 1253 FP, 50.1 perL. Williams (LAC) 686 FP, 29.8 perE. Fournier (ORL) 548 FP, 23.8 per -
D. Lillard (POR) 1036 FP, 41.4 perK. Thompson (GS) 674 FP, 27 perJ. Lamb (CHA) 547 FP, 21.9 per
S. Curry (GS) 945 FP, 37.8 perD. Schroder (OKC) 664 FP, 26.5 perG. Harris (DEN) 536 FP, 21.4 per +
K. Walker (CHA) 921 FP, 36.8 perD. Smith (NY) 658 FP, 27.4 per +E. Gordon (HOU) 532 FP, 21.3 per +
B. Beal (WAS) 915 FP, 38.1 perG. Dragic (MIA) 654 FP, 26.1 per +J. Redick (PHI) 531 FP, 22.1 per -
K. Irving (BOS) 887 FP, 36.9 perB. Hield (SAC) 653 FP, 26.1 perB. Bogdanovic (SAC) 531 FP, 21.2 per
J. Holiday (NO) 847 FP, 36.8 perD. Collison (IND) 651 FP, 27.1 perK. Bazemore* (ATL) 530 FP, 22.1 per
D. DeRozan (SA) 847 FP, 36.8 perT. Satoransky (WAS) 647 FP, 26.9 per +D. White (SA) 526 FP, 22.9 per +
D. Mitchell (UTA) 844 FP, 33.7 perJ. Teague (MIN) 644 FP, 25.8 per +J. Clarkson (CLE) 525 FP, 21.9 per -
Z. LaVine (CHI) 833 FP, 34.7 perJ. Richardson (MIA) 643 FP, 24.7 perC. Sexton (CLE) 524 FP, 21.8 per -
T. Young (ATL) 826 FP, 34.4 perM. Brogdon (MIL) 636 FP, 25.5 perD. Waiters* (MIA) 513 FP, 19.7 per
C. Paul (HOU) 822 FP, 35.1 per +R. Jackson (DET) 633 FP, 24.3 perD. Rose (MIN) 511 FP, 21.3 per -
M. Conley (MEM) 822 FP, 35.8 perT. Hardaway (DAL) 631 FP, 25.2 perK. Huerter* (ATL) 491 FP, 20.4 per
D. Booker (PHO) 820 FP, 35.6 perL. Ball (LAL) 629 FP, 25.2 perR. Rondo (LAL) 475 FP, 19 per +
D. Fox (SAC) 799 FP, 32 perE. Payton (NO) 625 FP, 27.2 per +M. Smart* (BOS) 466 FP, 19.4 per
K. Lowry (TOR) 780 FP, 33.9 perJ. Murray (DEN) 609 FP, 24.4 per -P. Beverley* (LAC) 463 FP, 20.1 per
E. Bledsoe (MIL) 763 FP, 30.5 perJ. Ingles (UTA) 586 FP, 23.4 perS. Dinwiddie (BKN) 461 FP, 20 per -
C. McCollum (POR) 759 FP, 30.4 perW. Barton (DEN) 579 FP, 23.1 per +T. Burke* (DAL) 459 FP, 18.4 per
R. Rubio (UTA) 721 FP, 28.8 per +N. Batum (CHA) 575 FP, 23 perW. Matthews* (IND) 459 FP, 19.1 per

Top 60 Projected Forwards Rest of Season

There are 13 forwards whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. John Collins, at #12, is the highest ranking forward of this 'must start' group. There are 8 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 #60 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. James Johnson, at #47, is the highest ranking forward of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
L. James (LAL) 1211 FP, 48.4 perA. Gordon (ORL) 642 FP, 27.9 perT. Warren (PHO) 527 FP, 22.9 per
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 1209 FP, 48.4 perA. Wiggins (MIN) 635 FP, 25.4 perN. Mirotic (MIL) 525 FP, 21 per +
L. Doncic (DAL) 1007 FP, 40.3 perK. Kuzma (LAL) 635 FP, 25.4 perR. Covington (MIN) 516 FP, 20.7 per +
K. Durant (GS) 999 FP, 40 perP. Siakam (TOR) 627 FP, 27.2 per -M. Morris (BOS) 494 FP, 20.6 per
B. Griffin (DET) 998 FP, 40.1 perO. Porter (CHI) 626 FP, 26.1 per +L. Nance (CLE) 487 FP, 20.3 per
P. George (OKC) 984 FP, 39.4 perD. Gallinari (LAC) 600 FP, 27.1 perC. LeVert (BKN) 480 FP, 20.9 per +
A. Davis (NO) 948 FP, 45.6 perH. Barnes (SAC) 598 FP, 23.9 perJ. Johnson* (MIA) 480 FP, 18.5 per
B. Simmons (PHI) 907 FP, 37.8 perT. Ariza (WAS) 589 FP, 24.5 perJ. Jackson (PHO) 476 FP, 20.7 per
J. Butler (PHI) 844 FP, 35.2 perB. Ingram (LAL) 588 FP, 23.5 perT. Prince (ATL) 475 FP, 19.8 per +
K. Leonard (TOR) 813 FP, 38.5 perJ. Tatum (BOS) 585 FP, 24.4 per -J. Parker (WAS) 472 FP, 19.7 per
L. Aldridge (SA) 752 FP, 32.7 perT. Young (IND) 582 FP, 24.2 perJ. Jackson (MEM) 470 FP, 20.4 per -
J. Collins (ATL) 745 FP, 31 per +P. Millsap (DEN) 581 FP, 23.2 per +D. Powell* (DAL) 467 FP, 18.7 per
D. Cousins (GS) 741 FP, 29.6 per +R. Gay (SA) 568 FP, 24.7 perM. Williams* (CHA) 466 FP, 18.6 per
K. Middleton (MIL) 719 FP, 28.8 perD. Sabonis (IND) 565 FP, 23.5 per -D. Saric* (MIN) 463 FP, 18.5 per
L. Markkanen (CHI) 711 FP, 29.6 per +S. Ibaka (TOR) 565 FP, 24.6 per -J. Green* (WAS) 461 FP, 19.2 per
D. Green (GS) 703 FP, 28.1 per +M. Bagley (SAC) 564 FP, 22.6 per +A. Aminu* (POR) 442 FP, 17.7 per
J. Randle (NO) 694 FP, 30.2 perB. Bogdanovic (IND) 550 FP, 22.9 per -T. Ross (ORL) 438 FP, 19 per -
J. Winslow (MIA) 680 FP, 26.2 perG. Hayward (BOS) 548 FP, 22.8 perK. Knox (NY) 427 FP, 17.8 per
T. Harris (PHI) 674 FP, 28.1 perB. Portis (WAS) 537 FP, 22.4 per +T. Gibson* (MIN) 426 FP, 17.1 per
K. Love (CLE) 649 FP, 27 per +D. Favors (UTA) 531 FP, 21.3 perJ. Grant (OKC) 423 FP, 16.9 per -