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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 7

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 7:
December 9th - December 15th
Four Games: CHA, CHI, DET, GSW, LAC, MEM, MIL, MIN, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, CLE, DAL, DEN, HOU, LAL, NO, PHO, TOR, WAS
Two Games:
IND, MIA

= new to Weekly Rankings


POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 27.8 points, 9.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
2 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4 Averaging 22.8 points, 5.6 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
3 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4  
4 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4  
5 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4  
6 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4  
7 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4  
8 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
9 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 5.8 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
10 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 5.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.2 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
11 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4  
12 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4  
13 John Wall [PG] WAS 3 Averaging 19.8 points, 9.6 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] NO 3  
15 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3 Averaging 19.4 points, 7.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
16 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3  
17 Eric Bledsoe [PG,SG] PHO 3  
18 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3  
19 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 3 Assists have gone down with Eric Bledsoe back. Averaging 2.7 assists over last three games.
20 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4 Back in action (foot).
21 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 4  
22 Michael Carter-Williams * [PG] PHI 4 Day-to-day (knee).
23 Tony Wroten [PG,SG] PHI 4 Solid play this week if Michael Carter-Williams misses time. Averaging 19.8 points, 5.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals in six starts this year.
24 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 4 Averaging 13.2 points and 1.2 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
25 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 4  
26 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] BOS 3 Averaging 16.2 points, 7.0 assists and 1.8 threes over last five games.
27 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
28 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] SAC 4  
29 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 4  
30 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 3  
31 Steve Blake [PG,SG] LAL 3  
32 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] DEN 3  
33 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 3  
34 Aaron Brooks [PG] HOU 3 Averaging 11.0 points, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.8 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
35
Deron Williams *
[PG]
BKN
3
Could return this week (ankle).


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
2 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
3 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4  
4 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 4  
5 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3 Averaging 29.0 points, 5.0 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 threes over last five games.
6 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 3  
7 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
8 O.J. Mayo [SG] MIL 4  
9 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 19.6 points and 1.4 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
10 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
11 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
12 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
13 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 2  
14 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 4 Averaging 16.0 points and 1.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
15 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
16 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
17 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3  
18 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 3 Expected to make return this week (Achilles) but could be on minutes restriction.
19 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3  
20 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3  
21 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] LAL 3 Averaging 12.4 points, 1.6 blocks, 1.8 steals and 2.6 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
22 Dwyane Wade * [PG,SG] MIA 2 Day-to-day (knee).
23 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 2  
24 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 4  
25 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4  
26 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 4  
27 Quincy Pondexter [SG] MEM 4 Averaging 13.7 points and 1.3 threes in 21 minutes over last three games.
28 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 3 Averaging 14.0 points and 2.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games but minutes will take a hit with Kobe Bryant expected back this week.
29 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 3  
30 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 3  
31 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3  
32 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] BKN 3  
33 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3  
34 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 4  
35
Tyreke Evans *
[SG,SF]
NO
3
Day-to-day (ankle).


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4 Averaging 29.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.4 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4  
3 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 4  
4 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4  
5 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
6 Luol Deng * [SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (calf).
7 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
8 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 2  
9 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 3 Averaging 19.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 3.6 threes over last five games.
10 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 3  
11 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3  
12 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3  
13 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4  
14 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4  
15 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
16 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 4 Averaging 14.4 points and 2.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
17 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3  
18 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3 Averaging 12.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 37 minutes over last three games.
19 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 threes in 39 minutes over last two games.
20 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 4  
21 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 4 Averaging 15.0 points and 2.7 threes in 23 minutes over last three games.
22 Jeffery Taylor [SG,SF] CHA 4 Should see bump in minutes and production with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out.
23 Richard Jefferson [SF] UTA 4  
24 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 4  
25 Hollis Thompson [SF] PHI 4 Averaging 10.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 33 minutes over last three games.
26 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] SAC 4  
27 Tony Snell [SG,SF] CHI 4  
28 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3  
29 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
30 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 3  
31 Nick Young [SG,SF] LAL 3  
32 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] HOU 3  
33 Omri Casspi [SF] HOU 3  
34 Tony Allen * [SG,SF] MEM 4 Day-to-day (hip).
35
Martell Webster *
[SG,SF]
WAS
3
Day-to-day (ankle).


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
2 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
3 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
4 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] NYK 4 Averaging 18.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over last five games.
5 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4  
6 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
7 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4  
8 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
9 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4  
10 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4 Averaging 21.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
11 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
12 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
13 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
14 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 3  
15 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3  
16 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3  
17 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 15.0 points and 14.8 rebounds over last four games.
18 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 4 Averaging 12.4 points and 7.2 rebounds on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Derrick Favors * [PF,C] UTA 4 Day-to-day (back).
20 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3 Averaging 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in 26 minutes over last five games.
21 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
22 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3 Averaging 19.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 33 minutes over last two games.
23 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 3  
24 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 3  
25 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3 Averaging 10.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
26 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3  
27 Nene * [PF,C] WAS 3 Day-to-day (foot).
28 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4  
29 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4  
30 David West [PF] IND 2  
31 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] DAL 3  
32 Patrick Patterson [PF] SAC 4  
33 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
34 Andrew Nicholson [PF] ORL 4  
35
Marcus Morris
[PF]
PHO
3
 

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 16.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 2.2 steals over last five games.
2 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4  
3 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4  
4 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
5 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
6 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4  
7 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4  
8 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 34 minutes over last five games
9 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] MEM 4 Solid play while Marc Gasol is out. Averaging 11.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
10 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 4  
11 Nikola Vucevic * [PF,C] ORL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
12 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
13 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 3  
14 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3  
15 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 3  
16 Robin Lopez [C] POR 4  
17 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2  
18 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4 Back in starting lineup with Marvin Williams out. Averaging 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 32 minutes over last three games.
19 Andrew Bynum [C] CLE 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in only 23 minutes over last five games.
20 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 3  
21 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3  
22 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3  
23 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 2  
24 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3 Averaging 11.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
25 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 3  
26 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 3 Value goes up with Anthony Davis out. Averaging 8.2 points and 9.0 rebounds in 31 minutes over last five games.
27 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4  
28 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] MIL 4  
29 Jon Leuer [PF,C] MEM 4 Averaging 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds in 28 minutes over last three games.
30 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3  
31 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 3  
32 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 3  
33 Vitor Faverani [C] BOS 3  
34 Robert Sacre [C] LAL 3 Averaging 11.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 21 minutes over last two games.
35 Tiago Splitter * [C] SAS 4 Day-to-day (calf).