Top-25 Fantasy Basketball Power Forward Rankings for the 2021-22 NBA Season

Isaiah De Los Santos
Fantasy basketball power forward rankings for 2021-22, including Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid.
Fantasy basketball power forward rankings for 2021-22, including Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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After a long offseason, the 2021-22 NBA season is almost here, and that also means the return of fantasy basketball.

As you prepare for your fantasy basketball draft, The Duel has you covered every step of the way. Our top-100 fantasy basketball player rankings are a great place to start, but sometimes you're looking for something more specific.

With that in mind, here are the top 25 power forwards (based on FantasyPros' position eligibility) for fantasy basketball drafts.

Fantasy Basketball Power Forward Rankings

1. Nikola Jokic, PF/C, Denver Nuggets

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF/C, Milwaukee Bucks

3. Kevin Durant, SF/PF, Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant lit up the floor when he was active for the Brooklyn Nets. Durant poured in 26.9 points per game along with 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists. KD's APG average was the second highest of his career as he was leaned on to make plays with Kyrie Irving and James Harden both missing time. Irving's playing status for the 2021-22 season is a major question mark, which would lead to plenty of playmaking opportunities for Durant once again. Though Durant suited up in just 35 games last year, his production when healthy is undeniable.

4. Joel Embiid, PF/C, Philadelphia 76ers

5. Jayson Tatum, SF/PF, Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum just keeps getting better. The 6-foot-8 forward had another career year last season, setting bests in PPG (26.4), RPG (7.4) and APG (4.3). He also elevated his ability to draw fouls, racking up 5.3 attempts per game and knocking them down at 86.8%, both of which were also career highs. Tatum will continue to be this team's top option alongside Jaylen Brown, and the departure of Kemba Walker could open up even more opportunities for those two. A revamped supporting cast should help Tatum's assist numbers continue to climb as well.

6. Paul George, SF/PF/SG, Los Angeles Clippers

7. Anthony Davis, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers

8. Jimmy Butler, SF/PF/SG, Miami Heat

9. Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, Indiana Pacers

Domantas Sabonis is another player whose production only increases with each year. Sabonis notched his second All-Star nod with averages of 20.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game last season. His career highs in PPR and APG showcased that he's a legit No. 1 option for the Indiana Pacers' offense to revolve around. His surprising growth into a triple-double threat made him the No. 9 overall player in FanDuel fantasy scoring last year. He'll be depended on to produce again for an Indiana team likely missing T.J. Warren and Caris LeVert to begin the year.

10. LeBron James, PG/SG/SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers

11. Michael Porter Jr., SF/PF, Denver Nuggets

12. Zion Williamson, PF, New Orleans Pelicans

13. Julius Randle, PF/C, New York Knicks

14. Khris Middleton, SF/PF/SG, Milwaukee Bucks

15. Brandon Ingram, SF/PF, New Orleans Pelicans

16. Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers

17. Kristaps Porzingis, PF/C, Dallas Mavericks

18. John Collins, PF/C, Atlanta Hawks

19. Myles Turner, PF/C, Indiana Pacers

20. Christian Wood, PF/C, Houston Rockets

21. Richaun Holmes, PF/C, Sacramento Kings

22. Jaren Jackson Jr., PF/C, Memphis Grizzlies

23. OG Anunoby, SF/PF, Toronto Raptors

24. DeMar DeRozan, SF/PF/SG, Chicago Bulls

25. Pascal Siakam, PF/C, Toronto Raptors


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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