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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 17

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 17:
February 17th - February 23rd
Four Games: ATL, CHA, CLE, DEN, DET, NYK, ORL, PHO, TOR, WAS
Three Games: BKN, BOS, CHI, DAL, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA
Two Games:
OKC, PHI

= new to Weekly Rankings


POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4 Averaging 24.2 points, 6.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
2 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4  
3 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4  
4 John Wall [PG] WAS 4  
5 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 4  
6 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4 Only averaging 12.0 points on 32% shooting from the field over last four games.
7 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4  
8 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4  
9 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4  
10 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 4 Day-to-day (back).
11 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
12 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3  
13 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 3  
14 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3  
15 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 3 Averaging 14.6 points, 8.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
16 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
17 Mike Conley * [PG] MEM 3 Expected back this week (ankle).
18 Tony Parker * [PG] SAS 3 Day-to-day (back).
19 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 3  
20 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3  
21 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 6.4 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
22 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 3 Averaging 16.4 points, 4.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
23 Kendall Marshall [PG] LAL 3 Averaging 10.6 points, 10.4 assists and 2.0 threes and 1.2 steals and 32 minutes over last five games.
24 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
25 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 3  
26 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 3 Only averaging 9.8 points on 31% shooting from the field over last five games.
27 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3  
28 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] TOR 4  
29 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 2  
30 Patty Mills [PG] SAS 3 Averaging 18.6 points, 2.6 threes and 1.0 steals in only 20 minutes over last five games.
31 Nick Calathes [PG] MEM 3 Averaging 14.6 points, 5.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 steals over last five games but will most likely return to reserve role with Mike Conley expected back this week.
32 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 3  
33 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 3  
34 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 2  
35
Russell Westbrook *
[PG]
OKC
2
Could return this week (knee).


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
2 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.8 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
3 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 4  
4 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 4  
5 Arron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4  
6 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3  
7 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 threes over last four games.
8 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 4  
9 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 4  
10 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 3 Averaging 23.4 points, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.2 threes in 37 minutes over last five games.
11 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 3  
12 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3  
13 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 3  
14 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3  
15 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3  
16 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 3 Averaging 15,5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 threes in 34 minutes over last four games.
17 Steve Blake [PG,SG] LAL 3  
18 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3  
19 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 3  
20 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3  
21 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
22 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
23 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 4  
24 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 4  
25 Tim Hardaway Jr. [SG] NYK 4  
26 Iman Shumpert * [PG,SG] NYK 4  
27 Jordan Hamilton [SG,SF] DEN 4 Averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 threes in 29 minutes over last two games.
28 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 10.2 points, 2.0 threes and 1.2 blocks in 31 minutes over last five games.
29 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 3 Averaging 25.0 points, 2.0 steals and 1.0 threes in 26 minutes over last two games.
30 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] MIN 3 Minutes and production have gone up with Kevin Martin out. Averaging 15.3 points and 2.3 threes in 28 minutes over last three games.
31 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] MEM 3  
32 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3  
33 CJ McCollum [PG,SG] POR 3 Averaging 15.0 points and 3.0 threes in 23 minutes over last three games.
34 Ray Allen [SG] MIA 3  
35
Avery Bradley *
[PG,SG]
BOS
3
Day-to-day (ankle).


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4  
2 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 4 Averaging 21.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
3 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
4 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3 Averaging 28.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
5 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 4  
6 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 4  
7 Luol Deng [SF] CLE 4  
8 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 4 Averaging 11.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.8 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
9 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 4  
10 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4  
11 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3  
12 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 2  
13 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3  
14 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 3  
15 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3  
16 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3  
17 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3  
18 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 3  
19 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 3 Averaging 17.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.6 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
20 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 3  
21 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 4 Averaging 11.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
22 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] LAL 3  
23 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 3  
24 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 3  
25 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 threes and 1.4 steals in 35 minutes over last five games.
26 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3 Averaging 9.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
27 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3  
28 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
29 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
30 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BOS 3  
31 James Johnson [SF] MEM 3  
32 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 2  
33 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4  
34 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 3  
35
Danny Granger
[SF,PF]
IND
3
 


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 4  
2 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
3 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3 Averaging 35.4 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists over last five games.
4 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3  
5 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
6 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
7 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
8 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
9 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
10 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
11 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3  
12 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3  
13 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3  
14 Patrick Patterson [PF] TOR 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 32 minutes over last two games but minutes will most likely decrease with Amir Johnson (ankle) expected back this week.
15 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 4  
16 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4  
17 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4  
18 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4  
19 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Averaging 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
21 David West [PF] IND 3  
22 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 3  
23 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 3  
24 Derrick Favors * [PF,C] UTA 3 Day-to-day (hip).
25 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 3 Could make return this week (groin).
26 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 2  
27 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 2  
28 Mike Scott [PF] ATL 4  
29 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4  
30 Elton Brand [PF,C] ATL 4  
31 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 4  
32 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 3  
33 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3  
34 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3  
35
Shawne Williams
[PF]
LAL
3
Averaging 13.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.5 threes in 35 minutes over last five games but minutes could go down if Pau Gasol comes back this week.

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 15.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 4  
3 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 4  
4 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 4  
5 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 4  
6 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 4  
7 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4  
8 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
9 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3 Averaging 14.8 points, 13.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
10 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3  
11 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 3  
12 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3  
13 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
14 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
15 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
16 Robin Lopez [C] POR 3 Averaging 12.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
17 Chris Kaman [PF,C] LAL 3 Averaging 20.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games but production could go down if Pau Gasol comes back this week.
18 John Henson * [PF,C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (foot).
19 Andrew Bogut * [C] GSW 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
20 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 4  
21 Gustavo Ayon [PF,C] ATL 4  
22 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 4  
23 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 4 Averaging 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 24 minutes over last five games.
24 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3  
25 Zaza Pachulia [C] MIL 3 Averaging 11.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
26 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 3  
27 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BKN 3  
28 Kelly Olynyk [C] BOS 3 Averaging 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in 26 minutes over last two games.
29 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 2  
30 Kyle O'Quinn [C] ORL 4  
31 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 4  
32 Ronny Turiaf [C] MIN 3  
33 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 3  
34 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 3  
35 Alexis Ajinca [C] NO 3  
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