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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 13

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 13:
January 20th - January 26th
Five Games: POR
Four Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, SAC, TOR, WAS
Three Games: DEN, GSW, MEM, MIL, MIN, PHO, SAS
Two Games:
UTA

= new to Weekly Rankings


POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 5  
2 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4  
3 John Wall [PG] WAS 4  
4 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
5 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 4  
6 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 4  
7 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4  
8 Kendall Marshall [PG] LAL 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 12.2 assists and 2.4 threes in 40 minutes over last five games.
9 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 8.0 assists and 2.8 threes over last five games.
10 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4  
11 Darren Collison [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
12 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3 Averaging 28.4 points, 7.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 3.4 threes over last five games.
13 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4  
14 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 4  
15 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 4  
16 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
17 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4  
18 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
19 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 5  
20 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 6.8 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
21 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
22 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3  
23 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 3  
24 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
25 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 3  
26 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 4 Decent play while Kemba Walker (ankle) is out.
27 Deron Williams * [PG] BKN 4 Could make return this week (ankle).
28 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4  
29 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 4  
30 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
31 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 4 Back in action (knee) but on minutes restriction and might not play in back-to-backs.
32 Shaun Livingston [PG] BKN 4  
33 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 4  
34 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 2  
35
Kemba Walker *
[PG]
CHA
4
Day-to-day (ankle). Will most likely not play week.


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4  
2 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4  
3 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 5  
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 4  
5 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4 Averaging 18.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.0 threes over last games.
6 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
7 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4  
8 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 39 minutes over last five games but production could decrease with Aaron Afflalo back.
9 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4  
10 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 4  
11 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4  
12 J.J. Redick [SG] LAC 4  
13 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4  
14 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
15 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4 Heat have a back-to-back this week so Wade might only play in three games.
16 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 4  
17 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 4 Back in action (ankle).
18 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
19 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 4  
20 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 4  
21 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 4  
22 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 4  
23 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
24 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4  
25 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3  
26 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 3  
27 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 3 Averaging 17.8 points and 3.6 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
28 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 3  
29 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 3  
30 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] MEM 3 Averaging 14.6 points, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
31 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIL 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 6.8 assists and 2.6 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
32 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 4  
33 Jeremy Lamb [SG] OKC 4  
34 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 4  
35
O.J. Mayo
[SG]
MIL
3
 


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4 Averaging 38.0 points, 5.6 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
2 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4  
3 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 5 Averaging 13.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.6 threes over last five games.
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4  
5 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 4  
6 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 4  
7 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
8 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 4  
9 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4  
10 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
11 Luol Deng [SF] CLE 4  
12 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
13 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] LAL 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.8 threes in 37 minutes over last five games.
14 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4  
15 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 4  
16 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4  
17 Nick Young [SG,SF] LAL 4  
18 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 4  
19 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
20 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3 Averaging 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 3.3 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
21 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
22 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 14.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
23 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 3  
24 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4  
25 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist * [SF] CHA 4 Back in action.
26 Danny Granger [SF,PF] IND 4  
27 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4  
28 Tony Snell [SG,SF] CHI 4  
29 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 4  
30 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4  
31 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 3  
32 James Johnson [SF] MEM 3 Averaging 8.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.6 steals in 25 minutes over last five games.
33 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 3  
34 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
35
Gordon Hayward *
[SG,SF]
UTA
2
Day-to-day (hip).


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 5  
2 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4 Averaging 27.2 points (77% from the line), 8.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.2 steals over last five games.
3 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4  
4 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 4  
5 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
6 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
7 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 4 Averaging 21.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
8 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
9 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
10 David West [PF] IND 4  
11 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 4  
12 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
13 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4  
14 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
15 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 10.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 2.0 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
16 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4  
17 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
18 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 4  
19 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] NYK 4  
20 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3  
21 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
22 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3  
23 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 3  
24 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
25 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
26 Kris Humphries [PF] BOS 4  
27 Ryan Kelly [PF] LAL 4 Averaging 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 threes in 32 minutes over last two games.
28 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4  
29 Patrick Patterson [PF] TOR 4  
30 Mike Scott [PF] ATL 4 Averaging 14.0 points and 1.0 threes in 21 minutes over last five games.
31 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3  
32 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3  
33 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3  
34 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 3  
35
Derrick Favors
[PF,C]
UTA
2
 

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 15.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
2 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 26.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
3 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4 Averaging 25.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last five games.
4 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4  
5 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 4  
6 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 9.0 points, 13.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists over last five games.
7 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
8 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4  
9 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4  
10 Robin Lopez [C] POR 5  
11 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
12 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 4  
13 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
14 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4  
15 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3 Averaging 20.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
16 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3  
17 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
18 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3  
19 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 3  
20 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 3  
21 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4  
22 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 4  
23 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BKN 4  
24 Pero Antic [C] ATL 4  
25 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 4  
26 Kelly Olynyk [C] BOS 4  
27 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 3  
28 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3  
29 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 3  
30 Chris Kaman [PF,C] LAL 4  
31 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 4  
32 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 3  
33 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] MEM 3  
34 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 2 Averaging 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 22 minutes over last five games.
35 Nikola Vucevic * [PF,C] ORL 4 Day-to-day (concussion).