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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 15

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 15:
February 3rd - February 9th
Four Games: BKN, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIN, NO, NYC, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, SAS, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, GSW, MIA, MIL, PHO, TOR, UTA
Two Games:
CHA, HOU

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POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 9.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
2 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4 Averaging 24.8 points, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
3 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 4  
4 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
5 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4  
6 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
7 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4 Back in starting lineup. Averaging 12.2 points, 7.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
8 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 4  
9 Darren Collison [PG] LAC 4  
10 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 4  
11 Michael Carter-Williams * [PG] PHI 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
12 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
13 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
14 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3  
15 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 3  
16 Kendall Marshall [PG] LAL 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 11.0 assists and 1.8 threes over last five games but value goes down with Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake due back soon.
17 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4  
18 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 4  
19 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4  
20 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3 Back in action (ankle).
21 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 3  
22 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3 No back-to-backs this week so could play in all three games.
23 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 3  
24 Shaun Livingston [PG] BKN 4 Averaging 20.0 points and 2.0 steals in 32 minutes over last two games.
25 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4  
26 Tony Wroten [PG,SG] PHI 4  
27 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 4  
28 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 4  
29 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 4  
30 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
31 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] TOR 3  
32 Kirk Hinrich * [PG,SG] CHI 4 Back in action (hamstring).
33 Nick Calathes [PG] MEM 4 Could be decent plug and play while Mike Conley (ankle) is out. Put up 22 points and four 3's in 40 minutes in last game.
34 Mike Conley * [PG] MEM 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
35
Jameer Nelson *
[PG]
ORL
4
Day-to-day (knee).


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4  
2 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 4  
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 4  
4 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 23.8 points, 5.2 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.0 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
5 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 4  
6 Arron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4  
7 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
8 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 4  
9 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4  
10 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4  
11 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 6.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
12 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 17.2 points and 2.8 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
13 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4  
14 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 4  
15 J.J. Redick [SG] LAC 4  
16 DeMar DeRozan * [SG,SF] TOR 3 Back in action.
17 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3  
18 Dwyane Wade * [PG,SG] MIA 3 Day-to-day (knee).
19 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 2  
20 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] MEM 4  
21 Tim Hardaway Jr. [SG] NYK 4 Averaging 18.0 points and 3.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
22 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 4  
23 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
24 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 4  
25 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 4  
26 Evan Fournier [SG] DEN 4 Decent play with this week with Nate Robinson out (ACL) and Ty Lawson day-to-day (shoulder). Averaging 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 threes in 39 minutes over last two games.
27 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4  
28 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4  
29 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 4  
30 Jeremy Lamb [SG] OKC 4  
31 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope [SG] DET 4  
32 J.J. Barea [PG,SG] MIN 4  
33 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 3  
34 Avery Bradley * [PG,SG] BOS 3 Expected back this week (ankle).
35
Alec Burks
[PG,SG]
UTA
3



SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4  
3 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4  
4 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
5 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 4 Averaging 27.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists over last three games.
6 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3  
7 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 4  
8 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4  
9 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
10 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 4  
11 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 4  
12 Luol Deng [SF] CLE 4  
13 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4  
14 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 4  
15 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
16 Nick Young [SG,SF] LAL 4  
17 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
18 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3  
19 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3 Averaging 19.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
20 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 3 Averaging 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 threes in 31 minute over last five games.
21 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 3  
22 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3  
23 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 3  
24 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 2  
25 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4  
26 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4  
27 James Johnson [SF] MEM 4  
28 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
29 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 3  
30 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 3  
31 Caron Butler [SF] MIL 3 Averaging 12.0 points and 1.8 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
32 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 3  
33 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 3  
34 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] BOS 3 Day-to-day (personal). Minutes could decreases with Avery Bradley expected back this week.
35
Martell Webster
[SG,SF]
WAS
4



POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
2 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4  
3 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4  
4 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
5 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4 Averaging 29.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.3 threes over last five games.
6 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
7 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 4.4 steals over last five games.
8 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
9 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4  
10 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4  
11 David West [PF] IND 4  
12 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
13 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
14 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4  
15 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 4  
16 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 3  
17 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
18 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3 Averaging 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
19 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 3  
20 David Lee * [PF,C] GSW 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
21 Derrick Favors * [PF,C] UTA 3 Day-to-day (hip).
22 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4  
23 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4  
24 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
25 Ryan Kelly [PF] LAL 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Pau Gasol out this week.
26 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3  
27 Mike Scott [PF] ATL 3 Averaging 14.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
28 Patrick Patterson [PF] TOR 3  
29 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3  
30 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 2  
31 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3  
32 Kris Humphries [PF] BOS 3  
33 Mirza Teletovic [PF] BKN 4  
34 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 4 Could see bump in minutes with Pau Gasol out this week.
35
Marcus Morris
[PF]
PHO
3


CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4  
2 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4  
3 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
4 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4  
5 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
6 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 4  
7 Nikola Vucevic * [PF,C] ORL 4 Back in action (concussion). Averaging 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in only 23 minutes over last two games.
8 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4  
9 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 4  
10 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
11 DeMarcus Cousins * [PF,C] SAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
12 Anderson Varejao * [PF,C] CLE 4  
13 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3 Averaging 9.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.6 blocks over last five games.
14 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3  
15 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3  
16 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 2  
17 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 2  
18 Robin Lopez [C] POR 4  
19 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
20 Ronny Turiaf [C] MIN 4 Averaging 7.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last four games.
21 Chris Kaman [PF,C] LAL 4 Should start at center this week with Pau Gasol out. Averaging 11.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in five starts this year.
22 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
23 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BKN 4  
24 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3  
25 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 3 Averaging 16.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
26 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 3  
27 Andray Blatche * [PF,C] BKN 4 Day-to-day (hip).
28 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 4  
29 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] MEM 4  
30 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4  
31 Tiago Splitter * [C] SAS 4 Back in action
32 Kyle O'Quinn [C] ORL 4  
33 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 4  
34 Gustavo Ayon [PF,C] ATL 3  
35 John Henson * [PF,C] MIL 3