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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 12

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 12:
January 13th - January 19th
Four Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, HOU, LAL, MIL, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHO, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: CLE, GSW, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIN, NO, PHI, POR
Two Games:
DET
One Game:
ATL, BKN

= new to Weekly Rankings


POINT GUARDS
1 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 16.4 points 7.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
2 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 11.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
3 John Wall [PG] WAS 4  
4 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
5 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4  
6 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
7 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 4  
8 Kendall Marshall [PG] LAL 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 11.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
9 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 4  
10 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
11 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3 Averaging 20.5 points, 8.0 assists, 2.5 steals, 1.5 blocks and 2.5 threes in two games since returning from injury.
12 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 3  
13 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 6.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
14 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3  
15 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] BOS 4  
16 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 4  
17 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4  
18 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 4  
19 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4  
20 Raymond Felton * [PG] NYK 4 Back in action (groin). Averaging 11.3 points, 8.7 assists and 1.3 threes over last three games.
21 Darren Collison [PG] LAC 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
22 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 3  
23 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 4  
24 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 4  
25 Mario Chalmers * [PG] MIA 3 Day-to-day (Achilles).
26 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 2  
27 Norris Cole [PG] MIA 3 Decent play this week if Mario Chalmers doesn't play. Averaging 15.0 points, 4.5 assists and 2.0 threes over last five games.
28 Aaron Brooks [PG] HOU 4  
29 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] DEN 4  
30 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIL 4  
31 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 3 Starter at point guard with Jrue Holiday out for a month.
32 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3 Only averaging 8.8 points on 43% shooting from the field over last five games.
33 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 3  
34 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 3  
35
Tony Wroten
[PG,SG]
PHI
3
 


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4  
2 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 23.8 points, 5.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 4  
4 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4  
5 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3  
6 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 4 Averaging 18.4 points and 4.0 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
7 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 4 Value goes up if move back to starting lineup is permanent. Averaging 16.0 points, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
8 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 4 Averaging 19.4 points and 1.8 threes over last five games.
9 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4  
10 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 4  
11 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
12 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 4  
13 Arron Afflalo * [SG,SF] ORL 4 Day-to-day (foot).
14 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3  
15 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3  
16 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3  
17 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3 Averaging 21.2 points, 1.0 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
18 Dwyane Wade * [PG,SG] MIA 3 Day-to-day (soreness).
19 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 3  
20 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 16.6 points and 1.2 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
21 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 4  
22 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4  
23 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 4  
24 O.J. Mayo [SG] MIL 4  
25 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 4  
26 C.J. Miles [SG,SF] CLE 3 Averaging 21.0 points and 3.6 threes over last five games but minutes and production could decrease with the acquisition of Luol Deng.
27 J.J. Redick * [SG] LAC 3 Back in action
28 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 3  
29 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 33 minutes over last three games.
30 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3  
31 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4  
32 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 4  
33 Jeremy Lamb [SG] OKC 4  
34 Manu Ginobili * [SG,SF] SAS 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
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  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4  
3 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3  
4 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last three games.
5 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 4  
6 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
7 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 4  
8 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 4 Value goes up with Luol Deng traded to Cleveland. Averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last five games.
9 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3 Averaging 10.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.2 threes over last five games.
10 Gordon Hayward * [SG,SF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (hip).
11 Chandler Parsons * [SF,PF] HOU 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
12 Wilson Chandler * [SG,SF] DEN 4 Day-to-day (hip).
13 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3 Averaging 14.2 points on 39% shooting from the field over last five games.
14 Luol Deng [SF] CLE 3  
15 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 2 Averaging 17.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
16 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 4 Value goes up with Eric Bledsoe out. Averaging 16.0 points, 2.4 threes and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
17 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4  
18 Nick Young [SG,SF] LAL 4  
19 Jimmy Butler * [SG,SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (thigh).
20 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 4  
21 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 4  
22 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 4  
23 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4  
24 Richard Jefferson [SF] UTA 4  
25 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
26 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 3  
27 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] LAL 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
28 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3  
29 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
30 Danny Granger [SF,PF] IND 3  
31 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4  
32 Tony Snell [SG,SF] CHI 4  
33 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 3  
34 James Johnson [SF] MEM 3  
35
Harrison Barnes
[SF]
GSW
3
 


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4 Averaging 23.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
2 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4  
3 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
4 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
5 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
6 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3 Averaging 24.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.8 steals over last five games.
7 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3  
8 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
9 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
10 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
11 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 4  
12 Kris Humphries [PF] BOS 4 Averaging 11.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
13 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 4  
14 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 4  
15 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3  
16 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
17 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3  
18 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
19 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4  
20 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
21 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] NYK 4  
22 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4  
23 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4  
24 Patrick Patterson [PF] TOR 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
25 David West [PF] IND 3  
26 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3  
27 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 2  
28 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4  
29 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 4 Value goes down with move to reserve role. Averaging 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in 21 minutes over last five games.
30 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4  
31 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 4  
32 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
33 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4  
34 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 4  
35
Paul Millsap
[PF]
ATL
1
 

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4 Averaging 27.0 points, 13.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
2 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 12.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
3 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 4  
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 4  
5 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 4  
6 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3 Averaging 13.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks over last five games.
7 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3  
8 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 9.8 points, 15.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
9 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3  
10 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
11 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3  
12 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
13 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 4  
14 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3  
15 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 2 Averaging 11.4 points, 14.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
16 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4  
17 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 4  
18 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 4  
19 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 4  
20 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4  
21 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4  
22 Robin Lopez [C] POR 3  
23 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 3 Averaging 10.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
24 Tyson Chandler * [C] NYK 4 Day-to-day (illness).
25 Nikola Vucevic * [PF,C] ORL 4 Day-to-day (concussion).
26 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 4  
27 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4  
28 Chris Kaman [PF,C] LAL 4  
29 Kelly Olynyk [C] BOS 4  
30 Robert Sacre [C] LAL 4  
31 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 4  
32 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] MEM 3  
33 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3  
34 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 3  
35 John Henson * [PF,C] MIL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
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