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As we continue the SCFE 2015 Fantasy Basketball rankings, today we take on the forwards.

The forward rankings are the most fluid of all positions, since you have to go down forty spots to get to a player without dual position eligibility. This lends to many names being near the top on both the forwards list along with either the guards or centers rankings as well.

I also think the Forward positions have the deepest top tier of talent, with 10 of my top-16 overall being eligible at one of the forward spots.

Once again, these rankings are geared toward leagues that use some sort of PG/SG/G/SF/PF/F/C/C/UTIL/UTIL lineup with statistical categories including points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, turnovers, 3-pointers made, FG percentage and FT percentage with value based drafting in mind.

The positions are based off of the Fantasy Pros consensus.

Fantasy Basketball Rankings: Forwards

Rk Player Name Position Team
1 James Harden SG,SF HOU
2 Anthony Davis PF,C NOR
3 Kevin Durant SF,PF OKC
4 DeMarcus Cousins PF,C SAC
5 LeBron James SF,PF CLE
6 Blake Griffin PF,C LAC
7 Andre Drummond PF,C DET
8 Carmelo Anthony SF,PF NYK
9 Klay Thompson SG,SF GSW
10 Paul George SG,SF IND
11 Nikola Vucevic PF,C ORL
12 Gordon Hayward SG,SF UTH
13 Al Jefferson PF,C CHA
14 Jimmy Butler SG,SF CHI
15 LaMarcus Aldridge PF,C SAS
16 Chris Bosh PF,C MIA
17 Kevin Love PF,C CLE
18 Kenneth Faried PF,C DEN
19 Paul Millsap PF,C ATL
20 Andrew Wiggins SG,SF MIN
21 Pau Gasol PF,C CHI
22 Draymond Green SF,PF GSW
23 Kawhi Leonard SG,SF SAS
24 Dwight Howard PF,C HOU
25 DeMar DeRozan SG,SF TOR
26 Rudy Gay SF,PF SAC
27 Greg Monroe PF,C MIL
28 Markieff Morris PF,C PHO
29 Derrick Favors PF,C UTH
30 Al Horford PF,C ATL
31 Nerlens Noel PF,C PHI
32 Chandler Parsons SF,PF DAL
33 Serge Ibaka PF,C OKC
34 Giannis Antetokounmpo SF,PF MIL
35 Nicolas Batum SG,SF CHA
36 David Lee PF,C BOS
37 Tobias Harris SF,PF ORL
38 Mason Plumlee PF,C POR
39 Dirk Nowitzki PF,C DAL
40 Danilo Gallinari SF DEN
41 Kobe Bryant SG,SF LAL
42 Zach Randolph PF,C MEM
43 Thaddeus Young SF,PF BKN
44 Nikola Mirotic SF,PF CHI
45 Josh Smith SF,PF LAC
46 Tim Duncan PF,C SAS
47 Khris Middleton SG,SF MIL
48 Wilson Chandler SG,SF DEN
49 Joe Johnson SG,SF BKN
50 Trevor Ariza SG,SF HOU
51 Julius Randle PF LAL
52 Ed Davis PF,C POR
53 DeMarre Carroll SF,PF TOR
54 Danny Green SG,SF SAS
55 Robert Covington SG,SF PHI
56 Terrence Jones SF,PF HOU
57 J.R. Smith SG,SF CLE
58 Ryan Anderson PF,C NOR
59 Jared Sullinger PF,C BOS
60 P.J. Tucker SG,SF PHO

 

Observations:

  • Eight out of the top-25 forwards have the all important SG/SF designation, making their positional value skyrocket
  • James Harden tops the list again, as his shooting percentages are extremely high for a guy who puts up all-around statistics like he does.
  • Only two of out of the top-60 players, Danilo Gallinari, SF, and Julius Randle, PF, are eligible at just one position.
  • I could definitely see myself being too low on Derrick Favors: he might be poised for a breakout year and vault himself into the top-8.
  • There are quite a few forwards coming back from injury that give them wide projection status: Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kevin Love, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Chandler Parsons and Serge Ibaka. Keep an eye on these guys in the pre-season to see how they are recovering.

 If you would like to check out the overall or guards rankings, or maybe you want to find some sleepers we have those all available already.

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Michael Tomlin is an ESPY-nominated, former college football player who stays associated with the game through Fantasy Sports. He has been writing his personal blog, Dirkland.blogspot.com, for three years and it focuses on Fantasy Sports, as well as handicapping. He was born and raised in the DFW Metroplex, and he follows all of the Dallas teams, along with Texas Tech athletics and Manchester City F.C.
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