Fantasy Basketball SF Rankings 2021: Top players, breakout sleepers at small forward



The small forward position is very top-heavy, as the talent level drops off significantly after about the first 10 players. With an early first-round pick you can luck into Kevin Durant, LeBron James, or Jayson Tatum. With a late first-round or early second-round pick, you can still land stars who will stuff the stat sheet, like Jimmy Butler, Paul George or Khris Middleton. Once you get past the top tier, you’re looking more at specialists that will fill certain categories as opposed to true “breakouts” you might be able to find at other positions. Either way, you need to be familiar with our 2021 fantasy basketball SF rankings ahead of your draft so you’re prepared for the different ways your draft could unfold.

The 2021 NBA season tips off on Tuesday, Oct. 19, so the time for your fantasy basketball draft is fast approaching. Top 200 overall rankings are great, but we’re breaking down each position so can build the most complete roster possible. 

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Check out our 2021 fantasy SF rankings for the upcoming season. 

Point guard | Shooting guard | Power forward | Center | Top 200

Fantasy Basketball SF Rankings 2021: Top players, breakout sleepers at small forward

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Rank Player Team
1. Kevin Durant BKN
2. LeBron James LAL
3. Jayson Tatum BOS
4. Jimmy Butler MIA
5. Paul George LAC
6. Khris Middleton MIL
7. Tobias Harris PHI
8. Michael Porter Jr. DEN
9. Gordon Hayward CHA
10. Brandon Ingram NOP
11. OG Anunoby TOR
12. Mikal Bridges PHX
13. Miles Bridges CHA
14. Andrew Wiggins GSW
15. Norman Powell POR
16. Kyle Anderson MEM
17. TJ Warren IND
18. Keldon Johnson SAS
19. Saddiq Bey DET
20. De’Andre Hunter ATL
21. Darius Bazley OKC
22. Joe Ingles UTA
23. Will Barton DEN
24. Doug McDermott SAS
25. Kawhi Leonard* LAC
26. Dorian Finney-Smith DAL
27. Jae’Sean Tate HOU
28. Thaddeus Young SAS
29. Marcus Morris Sr. LAC
30. Kelly Oubre Jr. CHA
31. Matisse Thybulle PHI
32. Royce O’Neale UTA
33. Franz Wagner ORL
34. Kenyon Martin Jr. HOU
35. Terance Mann LAC
36. Patrick Williams CHI
37. Jaden McDaniels MIN
38. Jonathan Kuminga GSW
39. Isaac Okoro CLE
40. Josh Jackson DET


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