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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 11

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 11:
January 6th - January 12th
Four Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, DAL, DET, MIN, NO, ORL, PHI, PHO, WAS
Three Games: CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, NYK, OKC, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR
Two Games:
UTA

= new to Weekly Rankings


POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Averaging career highs in points (19.9), assists (8.8), steals (2.0), threes (1.1) and free throw percentage (85%).
2 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 4  
3 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4  
4 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4  
5 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4  
6 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4  
7 Jrue Holiday [PG] NO 4 Averaging 13.0 points on 41% shooting from the field over last five games.
8 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 11.2 assists, 7.4 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 3.2 threes over last five games.
9 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3 Averaging 18.4 points, 10.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
10 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Averaging 18.6 points, 10.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
11 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3  
12 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4  
13 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] BOS 4  
14 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 4  
15 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3  
16 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3  
17 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3  
18 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 3  
19 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 7.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
20 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
21 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3  
22 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3  
23 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 3 Averaging 11.4 points on 37% shooting from the field over last five games.
24 Darren Collison [PG] LAC 3 Solid play with Chris Paul (shoulder) out for 3-5 weeks.
25 Kendall Marshall [PG] LAL 3 Blew up for 20 points, 15 assists and six rebounds in first start (41 minutes).
26 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 3 Should see bump in minutes and production this week if Kyrie Irving (knee) misses time.
27 Kyrie Ivring * [PG] CLE 3 Day-to-day (knee).
28 Shaun Livingston [PG] BKN 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
29 Tony Wroten [PG,SG] PHI 4  
30 Beno Udrih [PG] NYK 3  
31 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 2  
32 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 3  
33 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 3  
34 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 3  
35
Aaron Brooks
[PG]
HOU
3
 


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 4  
2 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4 Value goes up with Eric Bledsoe (knee) out this week.
3 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4  
4 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 4  
5 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 4  
6 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3  
7 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3  
8 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3  
9 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3  
10 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3 Averaging 17.8 points, 1.2 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
11 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3  
12 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 3  
13 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 3 Heat have a back-to-back this week so Wade might only play twice.
14 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
15 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4  
16 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
17 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Reportedly on minutes restriction for next two weeks. Averaging 12.8 points and 1.6 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
18 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 4  
19 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 3  
20 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 3 Averaging 14.4 points, 1.4 steals and 3.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
21 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 3 Averaging 26.5 points, 2.0 steals and 6.0 threes in 33 minutes over last two games.
22 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 3 Averaging 13.4 points, 1.8 steals and 2.8 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
23 C.J. Miles [SG,SF] CLE 3 Averaging 13.8 points, 1.5 steals and 2.0 threes in 24 minutes over last four games.
24 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 3  
25 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3  
26 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
27 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 3 Averaging 12.7 points, 5.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 35 minutes over last three games.
28 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4 Averaging 7.0 points on 30% shooting from the field over last five games.
29 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 4  
30 J.J. Barea [PG,SG] MIN 4  
31 Shelvin Mack [PG,SG] ATL 4 Averaging 8.6 points, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
32 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3  
33 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 3  
34 Jeremy Lamb [SG] OKC 3  
35
O.J. Mayo
[SG]
MIL
3
 


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3  
2 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3  
3 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
4 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 4  
5 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.2 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
6 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
7 Carmelo Anthony * [SF,PF] NYK 3 Back in action (ankle).
8 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 4  
9 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 4  
10 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
11 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3  
12 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 3  
13 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3  
14 Luol Deng [SF] CHI 3  
15 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 4 Value goes up with Eric Bledsoe out this week. Averaging 15.9 points, 1.4 steals and 2.9 threes in 14 starts this season.
16 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4  
17 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
18 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4  
19 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4  
20 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 4  
21 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 4  
22 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 3  
23 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3  
24 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 3  
25 Nick Young [SG,SF] LAL 3 Averaging 21.6 points and 2.0 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
26 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3  
27 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 2  
28 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 14.7 points, 1.7 threes and 1.7 steals in 25 minutes over last three games.
29 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 3  
30 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 3  
31 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 3  
32 James Johnson [SF] MEM 3  
33 Danny Granger * [SF,PF] IND 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 1.3 steals and 1.0 threes in 21 minutes over last three games.
34 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 3  
35
Tony Allen *
[SG,SF]
MEM
3
Day-to-day (hand).


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
2 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 4 Thriving as #1 option with Al Horford out. Averaging 22.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
3 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4 Averaging 26.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
4 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4  
5 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
6 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
7 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
8 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3  
9 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3  
10 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3  
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
12 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
13 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 4  
14 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3  
15 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 4  
16 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4  
17 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4  
18 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 4 Averaging 8.0 points and 16.0 rebounds in 31 minutes over last two games.
19 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 4  
20 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4  
21 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4  
22 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3 Only averaging 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds over last five games.
23 David West [PF] IND 3  
24 Carlos Boozer * [PF,C] CHI 3 Day-to-day (knee).
25 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Solid play this week if Carlos Boozer misses time. Averaging 15.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in two starts this year.
26 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3  
27 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 3  
28 Kris Humphries [PF] BOS 4 Averaging 10.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
29 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3  
30 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] NYK 3  
31 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3  
32 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 2  
33 Mirza Teletovic [PF] BKN 4  
34 Mike Scott [PF] ATL 4  
35
Ryan Anderson *
[PF,C]
NO
4
Day-to-day (concussion).

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4 Averaging 12.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 threes over last five games.
2 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4  
3 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4  
4 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3  
5 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3  
6 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 3  
7 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 3  
8 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
9 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3  
10 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
11 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 10.0 points, 13.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 34 minutes over last five games.
12 Nikola Vucevic * [PF,C] ORL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
13 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 4  
14 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 4 Only averaging 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in 26 minutes over last five games.
15 Pero Antic [C] ATL 4 Averaging 11.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 threes in 25 minutes over last two games.
16 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3  
17 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3  
18 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3  
19 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3  
20 Robin Lopez [C] POR 3 Averaging 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 31 minutes over last five games.
21 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 3 Averaging 13.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
22 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 3  
23 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 4 Back in action (personal).
24 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4  
25 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 4  
26 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BKN 4  
27 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3  
28 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 3  
29 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 3  
30 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] MEM 3  
31 Alexis Ajinca [C] NO 4 Could see extra minutes this week with Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith out.
32 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 3  
33 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 2  
34 Tiago Splitter * [C] SAS 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
35 John Henson * [PF,C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).