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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 14

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 14:
January 27th - February 2nd
Four Games: ATL, LAC, MEM, MIL, MIN, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, TOR
Three Games: BKN, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, NO, NYK, SAS, UTA, WAS
Two Games:
DAL, DEN, LAL, MIA, POR

= new to Weekly Rankings


POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4 Averaging 26.0 points, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
2 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4  
3 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 6.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
4 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 4  
5 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 8.2 assists and 1.8 threes over last five games.
6 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4  
7 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 4  
8 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4  
9 Darren Collison [PG] LAC 4  
10 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 4  
11 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
12 John Wall [PG] WAS 3  
13 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 3 Averaging 29.0 points, 5.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.5 threes over last two games.
14 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3  
15 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
16 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 3 Solid play this week with Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) out. Averaging 21.6 points, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.8 threes over last five games.
17 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3  
18 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 3  
19 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] TOR 4 Averaging 10.6 points, 6.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.4 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
21 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 2  
22 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 2  
23 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 3  
24 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 3  
25 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3  
26 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 3  
27 Jeff Teague * [PG] ATL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
28 Shelvin Mack [PG,SG] ATL 4 Could be decent short-term play if Jeff Teague (ankle) misses time this week.
29 Tony Wroten [PG,SG] PHI 4  
30 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3 Back in action (knee) but on minutes restriction and might not play in back-to-back this week.
31 Kendall Marshall [PG] LAL 2  
32 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 2  
33 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 2  
34 Patrick Beverley [PG] HOU 3  
35
Jeremy Lin
[PG]
HOU
3
Averaging 8.8 points and 2.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3  
2 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3  
3 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.0 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
4 Arron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4  
5 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 4  
6 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 24.8 points and 3.0 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
7 J.J. Redick [SG] LAC 4  
8 DeMar DeRozan * [SG,SF] TOR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
9 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3  
10 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3  
11 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3  
12 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3  
13 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3  
14 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 4  
15 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] MEM 4  
16 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 4 Could see bump in minutes if Jeff Teague (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 threes in 31 minutes over last two games.
17 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4 Could be decent play this week if Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins are out. Put up 42 points (seven 3's) in last game.
18 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 4  
19 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 3 Averaging 11.4 points, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
20 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
21 Tyreke Evans * [SG,SF] NO 3 Day-to-day (illness).
22 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
23 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 3  
24 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 3  
25 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] BKN 3 Averaging 10.4 points, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 threes in only 23 minutes over last five games.
26 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 3  
27 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 2  
28 Dwyane Wade * [PG,SG] MIA 2 Day-to-day (knee).
29 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3  
30 Jeremy Lamb [SG] OKC 4  
31 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIL 4  
32 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 4  
33 O.J. Mayo [SG] MIL 4  
34 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 2  
35
Jodie Meeks
[SG]
LAL
2
 


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3  
3 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 4  
4 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
5 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3 Averaging 20.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.6 threes over last five games.
6 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 3  
7 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 3  
8 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3 Averaging 20.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 threes, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
9 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3  
10 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 2  
11 Rudy Gay * [SF,PF] SAC 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
12 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4  
13 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 4  
14 Luol Deng [SF] CLE 3  
15 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 3  
16 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 1.4 seals and 1.8 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
17 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 3  
18 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 9.2 points on 30% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 James Johnson [SF] MEM 4 Multi-category contributor averaging 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals in 23 minutes over last five games.
20 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 4  
21 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 4  
22 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] SAC 4 Could be decent play this week if Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins are out. Averaging 14.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 37 minutes over last two games.
23 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 2  
24 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
25 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 4  
26 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4  
27 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 4  
28 Hollis Thompson [SF] PHI 4  
29 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] LAC 4  
30 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3  
31 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BOS 3 Getting more minutes with Avery Bradley and Jerryd Bayless out. Averaging 8.8 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 28 minutes over last five games.
32 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3  
33 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 2  
34 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 3  
35
Richard Jefferson
[SF]
UTA
3
 


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
2 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4  
3 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 4  
4 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
5 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4  
6 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
7 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
8 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3  
9 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
10 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3  
11 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 3  
12 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2  
13 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 3  
14 David West [PF] IND 3  
15 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 3  
16 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3  
17 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3  
18 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
19 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
20 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4  
21 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 2 Averaging 21.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
22 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 2  
23 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4  
24 Patrick Patterson [PF] TOR 4  
25 Mike Scott [PF] ATL 4  
26 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
27 Nene [PF,C] WAS 3  
28 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 3  
29 Kris Humphries [PF] BOS 3  
30 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3  
31 Mirza Teletovic [PF] BKN 3 Averaging 24.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 threes in 24 minutes over last two games.
32 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3  
33 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 4  
34 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
35
Elton Brand
[PF,C]
ATL
4
Could see bump in minutes with Pero Antic (ankle) out.

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4 Averaging 9.6 points, 16.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
2 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4  
3 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4  
4 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
5 DeMarcus Cousins * [PF,C] SAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
6 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 15.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
7 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 3 Averaging 25.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
8 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3  
9 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 3 Averaging 13.4 points, 13.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
10 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 3  
11 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
12 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3 Averaging 9.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
13 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 3  
14 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4 Only averaging 9.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 27 minutes over last five games.
15 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4  
16 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 4  
17 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 4  
18 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3  
19 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3  
20 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 3 Averaging 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 23 minutes over last five games.
21 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 2  
22 Gustavo Ayon [PF,C] ATL 4 Could be decent short-term play while Pero Antic (ankle) is out. Averaging 8.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals in 27 minutes over last two games.
23 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 4  
24 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] MEM 4  
25 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BKN 3  
26 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
27 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 2  
28 Robin Lopez [C] POR 2  
29 Kelly Olynyk [C] BOS 3  
30 Nick Collison   OKC 4  
31 Kyle O'Quinn [C] ORL 4  
32 Aaron Gray [C] SAC 4 Should continue to start at center while DeMarcus Cousins is out.
33 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3  
34 Alexis Ajinca [C] NO 3  
35 Nikola Vucevic * [PF,C] ORL 4 Day-to-day (concussion).