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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 4

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 4:
November 18th - November 25th
Five Games: LAC
Four Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DET, GSW, MIN, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, UTA, WAS
Three Games: CLE, DEN, HOU, IND, MEM, MIA, MIL, NYK, OKC, ORL, SAS
Two Games:
LAL, NO, TOR

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POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 5  
2 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
3 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4 Averaging 21.4 points, 8.8 assists and 1.4 steals over last five games.
4 John Wall [PG] WAS 4  
5 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4 Not scoring much but contributing in other categories. Averaging 7.2 points, 11.8 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 steals over last five games.
6 Eric Bledsoe [PG,SG] PHO 4  
7 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4  
8 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4 Averaging 15.8 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
9 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4  
10 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4 Averaging 14.8 points on 28% shooting from the field over last five games.
11 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 4 Averaging 3.4 threes over last five games.
12 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 4  
13 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Averaging 21.4 points, 9.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
14 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3  
15 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3  
16 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3 Averaging career-high 19.1 points (14.6 ppg last year).
17 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
18 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3 Averaging 21.6 points, 6.0 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.0 steals in 37 minutes over last five games.
19 Tony Wroten [PG,SG] PHI 4 Solid play while Michael Carter Williams is out. Averaging 19.6 points and 6.3 assists in 38 minutes over last three games.
20 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
21 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] SAC 4  
22 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 4  
23 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 4  
24 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3  
25 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 3  
26 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
27 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3  
28 Patrick Beverley [PG] HOU 3  
29 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 3  
30 Shaun Livingston [PG] BKN 4 Decent play for points and assists while Deron Williams (ankle) is out.
31 Jrue Holiday [PG] NO 2  
32 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 2  
33 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 31 minutes over last three games.
34 Michael Carter-Williams * [PG] PHI 4 Day-to-day (foot).
35
Deron Williams *
[PG]
BKN
4
Day-to-day (ankle).


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 4 Averaging 21.9 points, 5.0 assists and 1.7 steals on 47% shooting from the field this season.
2 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 4 Averaging 26.0 points, 1.5 steals and 2.5 threes over last five games.
3 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 23.8 points and 2.8 threes over last five games.
4 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
5 J.J. Redick [SG] LAC 5  
6 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3  
7 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3  
8 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3 Averaging 24.6 points, 5.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last five games.
9 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 5  
10 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] BOS 4 Boston's starting point guard for now. Averaging 13.6 points, 6.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
11 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
12 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 3  
13 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3  
14 O.J. Mayo [SG] MIL 3  
15 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4  
16 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Chauncey Billups out. Averaging 12.4 points and 1.0 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
17 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
18 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 4  
19 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4  
20 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 4  
21 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4  
22 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 4 Started last two games over Marcus Thornton but only averaging 4.5 points in 24 minutes.
23 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3  
24 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 3 Starting at shooting guard but only averaging 9.8 points on 23% shooting from the field over last four games.
25 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 3  
26 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 3 Aaron Afflalo's hot start could be hurting Oladipo's production. Averaging 10.2 points on 32% shooting from the field in 24 minutes over last five games.
27 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 3  
28 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 3  
29 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 3  
30 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 2  
31 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 2  
32 J.J. Barea [PG,SG] MIN 4 Averaging 17.0 points in 23 minutes over last two games.
33 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] BKN 4 Could be decent for points and threes this week if Paul Pierce misses time.
34 Ray Allen * [SG] MIA 3 Day-to-day (illness).
35
Dion Waiters *
[SG]
CLE
3
Day-to-day (illness).


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3  
2 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3  
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3  
4 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
5 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
6 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 4  
7 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 0.6 steals and 0.0 blocks on 42% shooting over last five games.
8 Luol Deng [SF] CHI 4  
9 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
10 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4 Averaging 12.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 threes over last five games.
11 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
12 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4 Should be solid play for points and 3's while Trevor Ariza (hamstring) is out.
13 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 5  
14 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 5  
15 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3 Averaging 21.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
16 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 4  
17 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
18 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4 Only averaging 9.4 points on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Paul Pierce * [SF] BKN 4 Day-to-day (groin).
20 Richard Jefferson [SF] UTA 4 Averaging 16.0 points and 2.7 threes in 36 minutes over last three games.
21 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3 Only averaging 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 26 minutes over last five games.
22 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 3 Decent play while Caron Butler is out. Averaging 14.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.3 threes in 35 minutes over last three games.
23 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 4  
24 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BOS 4  
25 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4  
26 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 4  
27 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 2 Averaging 22.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals, 1.4 blocks and 2.2 threes over last five games.
28 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] HOU 3  
29 Omri Casspi [SF] HOU 3  
30 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 3  
31 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 3  
32 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 3  
33 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3  
34 Trevor Ariza * [SF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
35
Caron Butler *
[SF]
MIL
3
Day-to-day (shoulder).


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 5  
2 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
3 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 4  
4 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
5 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4  
6 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 4  
7 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
8 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
9 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 4  
10 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
11 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
12 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 31 minuts over last five games.
13 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3 Averaging 18.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
14 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3  
15 David West [PF] IND 3  
16 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 2  
17 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 5.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
18 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 8.8 points on 28% shooting from the field over last four games.
19 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 3 Starting at power forward over Omer Asik. Averaging 9.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 34 minutes over last four games.
20 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3  
21 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] NYK 3  
22 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3 Averaging 12.6 points and 10.2 rebounds in 27 minutes over last five games.
23 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] DAL 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 24 minutes over last five games.
24 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4  
25 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Patrick Patterson (knee) misses time this week.
26 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
27 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 4  
28 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 4 Averaging 9.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
29 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 2  
30 Kevin Garnett * [PF,C] BKN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
31 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 3  
32 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 3  
33 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 2 Back in action.
34 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 2 Averaging 17.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 29 minutes over last three games.
35
Ersan Ilyasova *
[PF]
MIL
3
Day-to-day (ankle).
 
CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 5 Averaging 11.5 points, 13.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks this season.
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
3 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4  
4 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 11.4 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks in 33 minutes over last five games.
5 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4  
6 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
7 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 4  
8 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4  
9 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4  
10 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4  
11 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
12 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3 Averaging 16.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
13 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3  
14 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 3  
15 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3  
16 Brook Lopez * [C] BKN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Al Jefferson * [PF,C] CHA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
18 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 4 Averaging 11.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 31 minutes over last five games.
19 Robin Lopez [C] POR 4 Averaging 11.2 points and 9.8 rebounds in 32 minutes over last five games.
20 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 4 Could be solid play for points and rebounds if Brook Lopez (ankle) misses time this week.
21 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 4  
22 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 4  
23 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4  
24 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3  
25 Zaza Pachulia * [C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (foot). Averaging 5.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in 31 minutes over last two games.
26 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3  
27 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3 Averaging 13.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in only 20 minutes over last four games.
28 Kelly Olynyk [C] BOS 4  
29 Vitor Faverani [C] BOS 4  
30 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 2 Only averaging 7.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in 29 minutes over last five games.
31 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 2  
32 Andrew Bynum [C] CLE 3  
33 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] MIL 3  
34 Cody Zeller [PF,C] CHA 4  
35 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3