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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Clippers Shorten Rotation

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on each player's projected output and number of games. It assumes an eight-category league with the following categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, three-pointers made, free-throw percentage and field-goal percentage.

These are my rankings. They do not necessarily correspond with the RotoWire cheat sheet or our projections for the season. I use both as a rough guide, but I primarily factor in number of games played for the week, current player trends and pertinent information about the team (injuries, time share situations, etc). The Weekly Rankings take into account all the NBA action through Saturday night's games. We will try to update the rankings with any breaking news that happens on Sunday in the comments below, but in most cases, any injuries, lineup changes, etc. that happen on Sunday won't be accounted for on the Weekly Rankings until the following week

Week 2:
November 4th - November 10th
Four Games: BOS, CLE, DAL, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MIN, NO, PHI, PHO, SAS, TOR, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BKN, CHA, DEN, MEM, MIA, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, SAC, WAS
Two Games:
CHI, DET, MIL

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POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 27.7 points, 12.0 assists, 3.7 steals and 1.7 threes over first three games.
2 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
3 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 13.5 points, 10.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 1.5 threes over first two games.
4 Eric Bledsoe [PG,SG] PHO 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.5 steals over first two games.
5 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 4 Averaging 20.7 points, 9.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 steals and 2.7 threes over first three games.
6 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 4  
7 Jrue Holiday [PG] NO 4  
8 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
9 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4  
9 Goran Dragic * [PG] PHO 4 Day-to-day (face).
10 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3  
11 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3  
12 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3  
13 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
14 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3  
15 John Wall * [PG] WAS 3 Day-to-day (back spasms).
16 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3 Reportedly will have minutes limit restriction lifted this week (averaged 25 minutes in last first two games).
17 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 4 Averaging 6.7 points on 19% shooting from the field (5-for-26) over first three games.
18 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4 Value goes up with Patrick Beverley out.
19 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 4  
20 George Hill * [PG,SG] IND 4 Day-to-day (hip).
21 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3 Vasquez is starting but Thomas looks to be the point guard to own. Averaging 19.0 points, 4.7 assists and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last three games.
22 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 3  
23 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3  
24 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 2 Averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 assists on 29% shooting from the field over first three games.
25 Jordan Farmar [PG] LAL 4 Could see bump in minutes this week with Steve Nash battling multiple injuries. Averaging 11.7 points, 5.0 assists and 1.3 threes in 23 minutes this year.
26 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 4  
27 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 3  
28 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] SAC 3  
29 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
30 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 3  
31 John Lucas III [PG] UTA 4  
32 C.J. Watson [PG,SG] IND 4 Decent plug and play if George Hill (hip) misses time this week.
33 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] DEN 3  
34 Brandon Jennings * [PG] DET 2 Expected back this week (jaw).
35
Steve Nash *
[PG]
LAL
4
Day-to-day (multiple injuries).


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4 Averaging 25.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.3 threes and 1.7 steals over first three games.
2 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4  
3 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4 Averaging 25.0 points and 3.0 threes on 65% shooting from the field over first three games.
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 4  
5 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 threes in 36 minutes over first three games.
6 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
7 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 4  
8 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4  
9 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 4  
10 J.J. Redick [SG] LAC 4 Averaging 14.3 points and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over first three games.
11 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 4  
12 Dwyane Wade * [PG,SG] MIA 3 Day-to-day (ankle). No back-to-backs this week so should play in all three games.
13 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3 Averaging 22.3 points and 2.7 threes in 36 minutes over first three games.
14 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 3 Multi-category contributor averaging 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals in 30 minutes over first three games.
15 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3  
16 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3 Shooting 28% from the field (10-for-26) over first two games.
17 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4  
18 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 4  
19 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 4  
20 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 4  
21 Steve Blake [PG,SG] LAL 4  
22 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 4  
23 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4  
24 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 4 In timeshare with Earl Clark at small forward but producing in limited minutes. Averaging 13.3 points, 1.7 steals and 1.7 threes in 21 minutes over first three games.
25 Tony Wroten [SG] PHI 4 Averaging 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 threes and 1.0 steals in 22 minutes over first three games.
26 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] LAL 4 Averaging 11.5 points, 2.5 threes, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals in 26 minutes over last two games.
27 Ray Allen [SG] MIA 3  
28 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3  
29 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 3  
30 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3 Averaging 9.3 points on 28% shooting from the field.
31 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 3  
32 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 3 Minutes and production could take a hit with J.R. Smith due back later this week.
33 O.J. Mayo [SG] MIL 2  
34 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 3 Minutes could be inconsistent but scored 19 points (three 3's) in thirty minutes in last game.
35
Jerryd Bayless
[PG,SG]
MEM
3
 


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3  
2 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3  
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3  
4 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 threes over first three games.
5 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
6 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4  
7 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
8 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4  
9 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4 Averaging 13.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals over first three games.
10 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
11 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 4  
12 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3  
13 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 3  
14 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 3 Looks to have firm grip on starting small forward job. Averaging 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.5 threes in 39 minutes over first two games.
15 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BOS 4  
16 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes in 36 minutes over first two games.
17 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] HOU 4 Averaging 13.0 points and 3.3 threes in 27 minutes over first three games. Could see bump in minutes this week if Omri Casspi (ankle) misses time.
18 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4 Averaging 12.5 points, 1.5 steals and 1.0 threes in 31 minutes over first two games.
19 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3  
20 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 3  
21 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 3 Averaging 11.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.5 threes over first two games.
22 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4  
23 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 4  
24 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 3  
25 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 3  
26 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 2  
27 Luol Deng [SF] CHI 2  
28 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 3  
29 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3  
30 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] BKN 3  
31 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] NYK 3  
32 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 3  
33 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4  
34 Nick Young [SG,SF] LAL 4  
35
Earl Clark
[SF,PF]
CLE
4
 


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4 Averaging 23.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 2.7 steals over first three games.
2 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4 Averaging 27.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3.0 threes over first two games.
3 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4  
4 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
5 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4  
6 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
7 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4 Averaging 20.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over first three games.
8 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
9 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
10 David West [PF] IND 4  
11 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4  
12 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 34 minutes over first two games.
13 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
14 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 3  
15 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
16 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3  
17 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 2 Attempted 18 threes (made six) over first two games.
18 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 2 Averaging 22.3 points and 8.0 rebounds on 66% shooting from the field over first three games.
19 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BKN 3  
20 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 3 Averaging 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 threes in 25 minutes over first three games.
21 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3 In timeshare with J.J. Hickson for now but should get starting job soon.
22 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 4  
23 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4  
24 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 4  
25 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] TOR 4  
26 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 3  
27 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 3 Decent plug and play for rebounds if Nene (calf) misses time this week.
28 Patrick Patterson [PF] SAC 3  
29 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3  
30 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 2  
31 Andrew Nicholson [PF] ORL 3  
32 Elton Brand [PF,C] ATL 3  
33 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] NYK 3  
34 Luis Scola [PF,C] IND 4  
35
Nene *
[PF,C]
WAS
3
Day-to-day (calf).


CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4 Averaging 19.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 2.0 threes over first three games.
2 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 4  
3 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
4 Vitor Faverani [C] BOS 4 Averaging 12.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in 32 minutes over first two games.
5 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4  
6 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4 Averaging 11.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks in 36 minutes over first three games.
7 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 4 Averaging 15.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 38 minutes over first two games.
8 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
9 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4  
10 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3  
11 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
12 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
13 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3 Averaging 8.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks over first two games.
14 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3 Averaging 1.3 threes made over first three games.
15 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3  
16 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3  
17 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 3 Should see as many minutes as he can handle if Nene (calf) misses time. Averaging 10.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in first two games with Washington.
18 Al Jefferson * [PF,C] CHA 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
19 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
20 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 4  
21 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 4  
22 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 4  
23 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 4  
24 Chris Kaman [PF,C] LAL 4  
25 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4  
26 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 3  
27 Robin Lopez [C] POR 3  
28 Greg Monroe [C] DET 2  
29 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 2  
30 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 2  
31 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 2 Only averaging 2.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 17 minutes over first three games.
32 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 4 Could be decent source for boards and blocks while Ryan Anderson is out. Last two
33 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 3 Decent plug and play for boards and blocks if Al Jefferson (calf) misses time this week.
34 Zaza Pachulia [C] MIL 2 Averaging 13.0 points 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 26 minutes over first three games.
35
Andrew Bynum
[C]
CLE
4