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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Big Man In the Middle

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA RANKINGS - WEEK 6

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our 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 rankings takes into account games played Monday through Saturday. We will try to update the meter with any breaking news that happens on Sunday, but in most cases, any injuries, lineup changes, etc. that happen on Sunday won't be accounted for in the rankings until the following week.

Week 6: December 2nd - December 7th

Four Games: DEN, DET, HOU, IND, MIA, MIL, OKC, ORL, POR, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, CHI, CLE, DAL, GSW, LAC, MEM, NO, NYK, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, TOR
Two Games: CHA, LAL, MIN, WAS
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4
2 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
3 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4
4 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4
5 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3 Averaging 24.8 points, 8.3 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 3.5 threes over last five games.
6 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 3 Averaging 16.8 points, 6.6 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 3.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.2 threes over last five games.
7 Jrue Holiday [PG] NO 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 8.4 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
8 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4
9 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3
10 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3
11 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3
12 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3
13 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3
14 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 3 Averaging 22.2 points, 10.0 assists and 1.4 threes over last five games but production could go down with Eric Bledsoe back.
15 Eric Bledsoe * [PG,SG] PHO 3 Back in action (shin).
16 Chris Paul * [PG] LAC 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
17 John Wall [PG] WAS 2
18 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 4 Appears to be over lingering hamstring injury. Averaging 18.5 points, 5.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 30 minute over last two games.
19 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4
20 Patrick Beverley [PG] HOU 4
21 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 4 Averaging 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
22 Aaron Brooks [PG] HOU 4 Should see bump in minutes with Jeremy Lin out. Averaging 13.4 points, 2.2 steals and 2.8 threes in 22 minutes over last five games.
23 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] DEN 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes in 21 minutes over last five games.
24 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] BOS 3
25 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3
26 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3
27 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 3
28 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 2
29 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 2 Shooting 37% from the field and only averaging 4.0 assists this season.
30 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 4
31 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 4
32 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] SAC 3
33 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 3
34 Jameer Nelson  * [PG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (foot).
35 Jose Calderon * [PG] DAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4
2 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4
3 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4 Averaging 23.0 points, 6.3 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last four games.
4 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 4.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
5 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4
6 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4 Continues to stuff the stat sheet on a nightly basis. Averaging 12.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals over last five games.
7 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 18.2 points and 3.4 threes over last five games.
8 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 3
9 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3
10 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3 Averaging 26.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last five games.
11 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3 Averaging 20.8 points and 3.4 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
12 O.J. Mayo [SG] MIL 4
13 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Averaging 21.6 points in 31 minutes over last five games.
14 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3 Averaging 21.7 points and 2.3 threes in 32 minutes over last three games.
15 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 4
16 Gary Neal [PG,SG] MIL 4
17 Ray Allen [SG] MIA 4
18 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3
19 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 3 Could see bump in minutes and production if J.J. Redick (wrist) misses time this week.
20 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 3
21 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 3
22 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 2
23 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 3
24 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 3 Averaging 13.4 points and 2.8 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
25 Manu Ginobili  [SG,SF] SAS 3
26 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 3
27 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3
28 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3
29 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 4
30 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 3
31 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] BKN 3 Could see bump in minutes if Paul Pierce misses time this week.
32 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 3
33 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 2
34 J.J. Redick * [SG] LAC 3 Day-to-day (wrist).
35 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 2 Could make return this week (Achilles).



Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4
2 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4
3 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
4 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4
5 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] DET 4
6 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4
7 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3
8 Luol Deng  [SF] CHI 3 Stepping up his game with Derrick Rose out. Averaging 23.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists over last five games.
9 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
10 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3 Averaging 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 threes over last five games.
11 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 3
12 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 3 Solid play while Andre Igoudala (hamstring) is out. Averaging 16.4 points, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes in 42 minutes over last five games.
13 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
14 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 4
15 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 4 Decent play while Caron Butler is out. Averaging 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
16 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] HOU 4
17 Omri Casspi [SF] HOU 4
18 Richard Jefferson [SF] UTA 4
19 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 4
20 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4
21 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3
22 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 13.8 points, 1.2 steals and 3.0 threes in 31 minutes over last five games but minutes and production will most likely decrease with Eric Bledsoe back.
23 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3
24 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 3
25 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 3
26 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 3
27 Tony Snell [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 15.5 points and 3.0 threes in 36 minutes over last two games.
28 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 3
29 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 3
30 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 3
31 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] SAC 3 Put up 12 points, six rebounds and four rebounds in 32 minutes in debut with Kings.
32 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 2
33 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 2
34 Paul Pierce * [SF] BKN 3 Day-to-day (hand).
35 Kyle Korver * [SG,SF] ATL 3 Day-to-day (ribs).



Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4 Averaging career highs in points (21.8), rebounds (9.6) and steals (1.3).
2 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
3 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3
4 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
5 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 4
6 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4
7 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 2
8 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 4
9 David West [PF] IND 4
10 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4
11 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 4 Started last game at center over Zaza Pachulia. Averaging 10.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
12 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 3
13 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
14 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3
15 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3
16 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3 Averaging 17.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.0 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
17 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 3
18 Zach Randolph * [PF,C] MEM 3 Day-to-day (toe).
19 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
20 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] NYK 3 Averaging 15.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
21 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
22 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
23 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 3
24 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4
25 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
26 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 2
27 Nene [PF,C] WAS 2
28 Andrew Nicholson [PF] ORL 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 21 minutes over last five games.
29 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] DAL 3
30 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Averaging 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in 25 minutes over last two games.
31 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 3
32 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3
33 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3
34 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
35 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BKN 3



Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
2 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 4
3 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4
4 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 4
5 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4 Averaging 10.0 points and 5.4 rebounds on 43% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3
7 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
8 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3
9 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
10 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3
11 Brook Lopez * [C] BKN 3 Back in action (ankle).
12 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3
13 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] MEM 3 Averaging 7.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
14 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3 Averaging 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 23 minutes over last five games but production could decrease with Brook Lopez back.
15 Robin Lopez [C] POR 4
16 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] CHA 2
17 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 2
18 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 2
19 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 3
20 Andrew Bynum  [C] CLE 3
21 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3 Only averaging 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
22 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 3 Averaging 10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 27 minutes over last two games.
23 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3
24 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3
25 Samuel Dalembert  [C] DAL 3
26 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4
27 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 4
28 Zaza Pachulia [C] MIL 4
29 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] MIL 4
30 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
31 Steven Adams [C] OKC 4 Could see bump in minutes this week if Kendrick Perkins (finger) misses time.
32 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4
33 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 3
34 Vitor Faverani [C] BOS 3
35 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 2