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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 10

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 10:
December 30th - January 5th
Four Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, GSW, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, NO, OKC, POR, TOR, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BKN, LAL, MIL, MIN, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, UTA
Two Games:
DET, HOU

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POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 11.8 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
2 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 12.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.6 steals over last five games.
3 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4 Averaging 26.2 points, 6.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 5.0 threes over last five games.
4 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 22.4 points, 9.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
5 John Wall [PG] WAS 4  
6 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 4  
7 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4  
8 Jrue Holiday [PG] NO 4  
9 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4  
10 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4  
11 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
12 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 3  
13 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3  
14 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3  
15 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3  
16 Eric Bledsoe [PG,SG] PHO 3  
17 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
18 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 3  
19 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
20 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] BOS 4  
21 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4  
22 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 4 Value goes up with Russell Westbrook out until after the All-Star break. Averaging 14.6 points and 1.6 threes over last five games.
23 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 3  
24 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 3  
25 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 3  
26 Jordan Farmar * [PG] LAL 3 Decent play while Steve Blake and Steve Nash are out. Averaging 9.5 points, 4.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 33 minutes over last two games.
27 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 2  
28 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 4 Looks to be the PG to own in Chicago. Averaging 13.0 points, 6.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.4 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
29 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 4  
30 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 4  
31 Beno Udrih [PG] NYK 3  
32 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] DEN 4  
33 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 4  
34 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] TOR 4  
35
Jeremy Lin
[PG]
HOU
2



SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4  
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 4  
3 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 assists, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 threes over last five games.
4 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 4 Should see extra minutes while Eric Gordon is out. Averaging 18.4 points, 9.4 assists, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
5 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
6 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
7 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
8 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 4  
9 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4  
10 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4 Might only play in three games this week since Miami has a back-to-back.
11 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
12 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 4  
13 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 3 FG% is problematic (40%) but averaging 16.8 points, 5.2 assists, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.8 threes in 39 minutes over last five games.
14 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 3  
15 Arron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3  
16 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 14.8 points, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
17 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 1.4 steals, 1.4 blocks and 2.6 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
18 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 3  
19 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3  
20 O.J. Mayo [SG] MIL 3 Lost his starting job, but still averaging 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
21 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 2  
22 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
23 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4  
24 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 4  
25 Eric Gordon * [SG] NO 4 Day-to-day (hip)
26 Ray Allen [SG] MIA 4  
27 Jeremy Lamb [SG] OKC 4 Should see bump in minutes and production with Russell Westbrook out. Averaging 11.5 points and 1.5 threes in 24 minutes over last two games.
28 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 4  
29 John Salmons [SG,SF] TOR 4  
30 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 3  
31 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 3 Production is hit or miss but averaging 14.2 points, 1.2 steals and 2.2 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
32 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 3  
33 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 3  
34 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 3  
35
Ben McLemore
[SG]
SAC
3



SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4  
2 LeBron James * [SF,PF] MIA 4 Day-to-day (ankle, groin).
3 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4  
4 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 4  
5 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
6 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 4  
7 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4  
8 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 4  
9 Luol Deng * [SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
10 Carmelo Anthony * [SF,PF] NYK 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
11 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
12 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3  
13 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 3 Averaging 19.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 3.0 threes in 40 minutes over last five games.
14 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 3  
15 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 3 Averaging 14.0 points and 7.6 rebounds in 33 minutes over last five games.
16 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3  
17 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3  
18 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 3  
19 Nick Young [SG,SF] LAL 3 Averaging 21.0 points and 2.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
20 Evan Turner * [SG,SF] PHI 3 Day-to-day (knee).
21 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4  
22 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4  
23 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4  
24 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4  
25 James Johnson [SF] MEM 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.4 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
26 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 3  
27 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 15.8 points and 4.0 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
28 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 2  
29 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 2  
30 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 4  
31 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 4  
32 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4  
33 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4  
34 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 3  
35
Giannis Antetokounmpo
[SF]
MIL
3



POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4 Averaging 30.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals on 55% shooting from the field and 82% shooting from the line over last five games.
2 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4  
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
4 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4 Averaging 23.8 points and 10.6 rebounds on 54% shooting from the field over last five games.
5 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3 Averaging 31.4 points, 14.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.8 threes on 56% shooting from the field and 88% shooting from the line.
6 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.2 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
7 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
8 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
9 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4  
10 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 3 Will have to do more with Al Horford out. Averaging 21.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
11 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
12 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 4  
13 David West [PF] IND 4  
14 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 4  
15 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
16 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4  
17 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3 Averaging 22.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
18 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
19 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 3  
20 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (respiratory issues).
21 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4  
22 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4  
23 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 3  
24 Mirza Teletovic [PF] BKN 3  
25 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] NYK 3  
26 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 3  
27 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 2  
28 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 3  
29 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3  
30 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3  
31 Mike Scott [PF] ATL 3 Value goes up with Al Horford most likely out for the season.
32 Elton Brand [PF,C] ATL 3 Value goes up with Al Horford most likely out for the season.
33 Anthony Tolliver [PF] CHA 4 Averaging 10.0 points and 3.3 threes in 36 minutes over last three games.
34 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4  
35
Kenneth Faried *
[PF]
DEN
4
Day-to-day (ankle).

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4 Averaging 22.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 21.8 points, 13.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
3 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 4 Averaging 8.4 points, 13.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
4 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
5 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4  
6 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
7 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
8 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 4  
9 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 4 Value goes up with Andrew Bynum suspended .
10 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 4  
11 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3  
12 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3  
13 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3  
14 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3  
15 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 2  
16 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 4  
17 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals in only 23 minutes over last five games.
18 Robin Lopez [C] POR 4  
19 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 3 Averaging 12.2 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
20 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 3 Averaging 12.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in 23 minutes over last two games.
21 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3  
22 John Henson * [PF,C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
23 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 2  
24 Chris Kaman * [PF,C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle). Decent short-term play if Pau Gasol misses time this week. Averaging 11.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in five starts this season.
25 Larry Sanders * [PF,C] MIL 3  
26 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3  
27 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 4  
28 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] MEM 4  
29 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 4  
30 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 3  
31 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 3  
32 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BKN 3  
33 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4  
34 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 4  
35 Pero Antic [C] ATL 3 Could see bump in minutes with Al Horford out.
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