Top Waiver Wire Pickups Include Garrett Temple, Chris Chiozza, and Marc Gasol

There are 22 forwards 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 Justise Winslow and JaMychal Green, but the highest ranked waiver wire forward is Garrett Temple.

There are 7 forwards that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than actual fantasy rank. At #20, Rui Hachimura is the highest ranking must start. Fantasy owners can expect their season highly owned starters to play well the rest of the season. No forwards have a projected rank that is much lower than their current rank.

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

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
L. James (LAL) 437 FP, 54.6 perG. Hayward (BOS) 220 FP, 27.5 perR. O'Neale* (UTA) 149 FP, 18.6 per
L. Doncic (DAL) 426 FP, 53.2 perT. Warren (IND) 220 FP, 27.5 perD. Robinson* (MIA) 146 FP, 18.2 per
G. Antetokounmpo (MIL) 422 FP, 52.7 perD. Gallinari (OKC) 219 FP, 27.4 perD. Finney-Smith* (DAL) 140 FP, 17.5 per
A. Davis (LAL) 357 FP, 44.6 perR. Covington (HOU) 199 FP, 24.9 perO. Anunoby (TOR) 138 FP, 17.2 per
D. Sabonis (IND) 324 FP, 40.5 perC. Anthony (POR) 197 FP, 24.6 per +K. Kuzma (LAL) 136 FP, 17 per +
K. Leonard (LAC) 314 FP, 44.3 perJ. Jackson (MEM) 195 FP, 24.4 perP. Tucker* (HOU) 134 FP, 16.8 per
K. Porzingis (DAL) 307 FP, 38.3 perH. Barnes (SAC) 195 FP, 24.4 perT. Ross (ORL) 132 FP, 16.5 per
J. Tatum (BOS) 306 FP, 38.2 perS. Ibaka (TOR) 187 FP, 23.3 perM. Bagley (SAC) 131 FP, 16.4 per +
J. Butler (MIA) 300 FP, 37.5 perG. Temple* (BKN) 184 FP, 23 perM. Kleber* (DAL) 130 FP, 16.3 per
P. George (LAC) 288 FP, 37.5 perN. Powell (TOR) 174 FP, 21.8 per +M. Wagner* (WAS) 125 FP, 15.6 per
B. Adebayo (MIA) 288 FP, 36 perN. Bjelica (SAC) 172 FP, 21.5 perH. Giles* (SAC) 114 FP, 14.2 per
B. Ingram (NO) 288 FP, 36 perD. Brooks (MEM) 172 FP, 21.5 perJ. Grant* (DEN) 113 FP, 14.1 per
P. Siakam (TOR) 278 FP, 34.7 perM. Morris (LAC) 171 FP, 21.4 perG. Dieng* (MEM) 111 FP, 13.9 per
C. LeVert (BKN) 277 FP, 34.7 perR. Gay* (SA) 169 FP, 21.1 perJ. Jackson* (MEM) 109 FP, 13.6 per
Z. Williamson (NO) 271 FP, 33.9 perB. Clarke* (MEM) 168 FP, 21.1 perM. Morris* (LAL) 103 FP, 12.8 per
K. Middleton (MIL) 270 FP, 33.8 perP. Millsap (DEN) 168 FP, 21 per +J. Winslow* (MEM) 98 FP, 12.2 per
T. Harris (PHI) 260 FP, 32.5 perM. Bridges* (PHO) 166 FP, 20.7 perD. McDermott* (IND) 97 FP, 12.2 per
A. Gordon (ORL) 248 FP, 31 perD. Saric* (PHO) 165 FP, 20.6 perJ. Green* (LAC) 94 FP, 11.8 per
K. Oubre (PHO) 229 FP, 28.6 perD. Favors (NO) 164 FP, 20.6 per +M. Porter* (DEN) 92 FP, 11.5 per
R. Hachimura (WAS) 225 FP, 28.2 per +J. Crowder* (MIA) 161 FP, 20.2 perM. Williams* (MIL) 89 FP, 11.1 per

Top 60 Projected Guards Rest of Season

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. At #24, Chris Chiozza is the highest ranking one. There are only 6 guards whose projected rank is significantly better than their actual fantasy rank. At #10, Malcolm Brogdon is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 guards who are projected to be fantasy busts. Buddy Hield, for example, is projected to be just the #39 guard. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
R. Westbrook (HOU) 432 FP, 53.9 perE. Bledsoe (MIL) 241 FP, 30.1 perT. Brown* (WAS) 174 FP, 21.7 per
J. Harden (HOU) 413 FP, 51.6 perS. Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC) 239 FP, 29.9 perJ. Redick* (NO) 174 FP, 21.7 per
D. Lillard (POR) 365 FP, 45.7 perW. Barton (DEN) 226 FP, 28.2 perD. White* (SA) 170 FP, 21.2 per
D. Booker (PHO) 340 FP, 42.6 perC. Chiozza* (BKN) 224 FP, 28 perK. Nunn (MIA) 170 FP, 21.2 per
D. Mitchell (UTA) 319 FP, 39.9 perE. Fournier (ORL) 220 FP, 27.5 perJ. Clarkson* (UTA) 167 FP, 20.9 per
D. DeRozan (SA) 317 FP, 39.6 perF. VanVleet (TOR) 211 FP, 26.4 perG. Dragic (MIA) 166 FP, 20.7 per
B. Simmons (PHI) 314 FP, 39.2 perM. Fultz (ORL) 210 FP, 26.3 perE. Gordon* (HOU) 164 FP, 20.5 per
D. Fox (SAC) 306 FP, 38.2 perS. Napier* (WAS) 210 FP, 26.2 perP. Beverley* (LAC) 157 FP, 19.7 per
J. Holiday (NO) 300 FP, 37.5 perI. Smith* (WAS) 208 FP, 26 perG. Harris* (DEN) 150 FP, 18.7 per
M. Brogdon (IND) 285 FP, 35.6 per +D. Schroder (OKC) 205 FP, 25.6 perJ. Crawford (BKN) 147 FP, 18.4 per
K. Lowry (TOR) 285 FP, 35.6 perJ. Harris (BKN) 201 FP, 25.1 per +S. Curry* (DAL) 147 FP, 18.4 per
K. Walker (BOS) 283 FP, 35.3 perJ. Richardson (PHI) 200 FP, 25 per +J. Hart* (NO) 136 FP, 16.9 per
J. Morant (MEM) 282 FP, 35.3 perT. Hardaway (DAL) 198 FP, 24.7 per +D. Wright* (DAL) 135 FP, 16.9 per
C. Paul (OKC) 274 FP, 35.1 perD. Murray (SA) 198 FP, 24.7 perD. Augustin* (ORL) 134 FP, 16.7 per
C. McCollum (POR) 270 FP, 33.8 perJ. Ingles (UTA) 197 FP, 24.6 perB. Forbes* (SA) 133 FP, 16.7 per
M. Conley (UTA) 268 FP, 33.5 perM. Smart (BOS) 194 FP, 24.2 perS. Milton (PHI) 133 FP, 16.6 per +
L. Ball (NO) 260 FP, 32.5 perB. Bogdanovic (SAC) 190 FP, 23.8 per +D. House* (HOU) 132 FP, 16.5 per
R. Rubio (PHO) 259 FP, 32.3 perL. Williams (LAC) 179 FP, 22.4 per -D. DiVincenzo* (MIL) 128 FP, 16 per
J. Murray (DEN) 252 FP, 31.5 perB. Hield (SAC) 175 FP, 21.9 per -J. Holiday* (IND) 125 FP, 15.6 per
J. Brown (BOS) 247 FP, 30.9 perA. Holiday* (IND) 175 FP, 21.9 perT. Herro* (MIA) 124 FP, 15.5 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. Marc Gasol, at #16, is the highest ranking center of this waiver wire group. There are only 2 centers whose projected rank is significantly better than their actual fantasy rank. At #7, Jusuf Nurkic is the highest ranking must start. Montrezl Harrell is the only center who is projected to have a significantly worse rest of season. He is only projected to play in 8 games.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Jokic (DEN) 355 FP, 44.4 perA. Horford (PHI) 211 FP, 26.4 perJ. McGee* (LAL) 121 FP, 15.2 per
N. Vucevic (ORL) 316 FP, 39.5 perS. Adams (OKC) 192 FP, 24 perR. Holmes (SAC) 115 FP, 14.4 per
J. Embiid (PHI) 313 FP, 41.7 perT. Bryant (WAS) 188 FP, 23.5 per +E. Kanter* (BOS) 110 FP, 13.7 per
R. Gobert (UTA) 295 FP, 36.9 perM. Harrell (LAC) 185 FP, 23.1 per -M. Plumlee* (DEN) 109 FP, 13.7 per
D. Ayton (PHO) 282 FP, 35.2 perB. Lopez (MIL) 168 FP, 21 perF. Kaminsky* (PHO) 100 FP, 12.5 per
J. Allen (BKN) 257 FP, 32.1 perM. Gasol* (TOR) 163 FP, 21.2 perA. Len* (SAC) 99 FP, 12.4 per
J. Nurkic (POR) 242 FP, 30.3 per +D. Theis* (BOS) 162 FP, 20.2 perM. Bamba* (ORL) 95 FP, 11.8 per
H. Whiteside (POR) 239 FP, 29.8 perJ. Poeltl* (SA) 161 FP, 20.1 perN. Noel* (OKC) 95 FP, 11.8 per
J. Valanciunas (MEM) 225 FP, 28.1 perI. Zubac* (LAC) 135 FP, 16.8 perK. Olynyk* (MIA) 94 FP, 11.8 per
M. Turner (IND) 214 FP, 26.8 perD. Howard* (LAL) 123 FP, 15.4 perA. Baynes* (PHO) 92 FP, 11.6 per