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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 19

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 19:
March 3rd - March 9th
Five Games: LAL
Four Games: BKN, CHA, CHI, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, NYK, POR, SAC, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CLE, DAL, LAC, OKC, PHO, SAS, WAS
Two Games:
ORL, PHI, TOR

= new to Weekly Rankings


POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
2 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4  
3 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
4 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 5.0 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
5 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 4 Averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 assists and 2.0 threes over last five games.
6 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4  
7 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4  
8 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4  
9 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4  
10 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3 Averaging 24.0 points, 7.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
11 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 3  
12 John Wall [PG] WAS 3  
13 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 3  
14 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3 Averaging 26.7 points, 5.0 assists and 1.3 threes over last three games.
15 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
16 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3 Averaging 22.5 points, 7.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
17 Tony Parker * [PG] SAS 3 Expected back this week.
18 Jordan Farmar [PG] LAL 5 In a timeshare with Kendall Marshall but still averaging 12.4 points, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.2 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
19 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 4  
20 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4  
21 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 4  
22 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 4  
23 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
24 Patrick Beverley [PG] HOU 4  
25 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 4  
26 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4  
27 Kendall Marshall [PG] LAL 5  
28 Aaron Brooks [PG] DEN 4 Decent play while Ty Lawson is out. Averaging 11.8 points, 4.0 assists and 1.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
29 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 2  
30 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 2  
31 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 3  
32 Patty Mills [PG] SAS 3  
33 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 3  
34 Darren Collison [PG] LAC 3 Could see bump in minutes if Jamal Crawford misses time this week. Averaging 17.0 points and 2.5 threes in 29 minutes over last two games.
35
George Hill *
[PG,SG]
IND
4
Day-to-day (shoulder).


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4  
2 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4  
3 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4  
4 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 5  
5 Kent Bazemore [SG,SF] LAL 5 Averaging 16.2 points, 2.0 steals and 1.6 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
6 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 4 Averaging 19.6 points and 4.0 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
7 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 4 Value goes up if move to starting lineup is permanent. Averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 threes in 38 minutes over last two games.
8 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
9 Kevin Martin * [SG] MIN 4 Back in action.
10 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
11 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4  
12 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 4  
13 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 3  
14 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3 Averaging 16.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 3.2 threes in only 25 minutes over last five games.
15 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 3  
16 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3  
17 Marshon Brooks [SG,SF] LAL 5 Averaging 13.8 points, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
18 Evan Fournier [SG] DEN 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
19 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
20 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 4  
21 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4  
22 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] MEM 4  
23 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4  
24 Tim Hardaway Jr. [SG] NYK 4  
25 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] BOS 3 Decent play for points and 3's while Avery Bradley is out. Averaging 14.8 points, 1.4 threes and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
26 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 3 Averaging 13.6 points, 4.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
27 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 3 Averaging 16.8 points and 2.6 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
28 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 2  
29 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 2  
30 O.J. Mayo [SG] MIL 4 Averaging 13.4 points and 2.6 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
31 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
32 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 4  
33 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 3  
34 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 3  
35
Jamal Crawford *
[PG,SG]
LAC
3
Day-to-day (calf).


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4  
3 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4  
4 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3  
5 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.5 threes over last two games.
6 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.8 threes over last five games.
7 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 4  
8 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 4  
9 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4  
10 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] LAL 5 Getting extra minutes with Nick Young out. Averaging 15.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2.7 threes in 33 minutes over last three games.
11 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4  
12 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 4  
13 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 4  
14 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 4  
15 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 4  
16 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 3  
17 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3 Back in action. Averaging 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
18 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 3 Averaging 16.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.3 threes in 32 minutes over last four games.
19 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3  
20 Luol Deng [SF] CLE 3  
21 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3  
22 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
23 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 4 Only averaging 7.0 points on 31% shooting from the field over last five games.
24 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 4  
25 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4  
26 Evan Turner [SG,SF] IND 4  
27 Richard Jefferson [SF] UTA 4  
28 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3  
29 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 3  
30 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
31 Jordan Hamilton [SG,SF] HOU 4 Averaging 13.7 points, 2.3 threes and 1.0 steals in 27 minutes over last three games.
32 James Johnson [SF] MEM 4  
33 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 4  
34 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] SAC 4  
35
Tobias Harris
[SF,PF]
ORL
2
 


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 5  
2 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
3 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4  
4 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4 Back in action.
5 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4  
6 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4  
7 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 16.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
8 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
9 David West [PF] IND 4  
10 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4 Averaging 18.0 points and 9.6 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
11 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 4  
12 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3  
13 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
14 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
15 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
16 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3 Averaging 19.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
17 Paul Millsap * [PF] ATL 3 Day-to-day (knee).
18 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4 Multi-category contributor averaging 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
19 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4  
20 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4  
21 Elton Brand [PF,C] ATL 3 Averaging 9.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 36 minutes over last five games.
22 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3  
23 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 3  
24 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
25 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 2  
26 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 4  
27 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
28 Dante Cunningham [PF] MIN 4 Averaging 10.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over last five games but minutes could decrease with Nikola Pekovic back.
29 Mirza Teletovic [PF] BKN 4  
30 Kris Humphries [PF] BOS 3  
31 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 3  
32 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 5  
33 Mike Scott [PF] ATL 3  
34 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 3  
35
Boris Diaw
[PF,C]
SAS
3
 

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4  
2 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4  
3 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4  
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 4  
5 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 4  
6 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4  
7 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 14.8 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
8 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
9 Robin Lopez [C] POR 4  
10 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
11 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 4  
12 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 4  
13 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4 Back in action.
14 Spencer Hawes [C] CLE 3  
15 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 3 Averaging 18.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
16 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
17 Alexis Ajinca [C] NO 4 Averaging 11.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25 minutes over last five games.
18 Jermaine O'Neal [C] GSW 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games but production will most likely decrease with Andrew Bogut back.
19 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 4  
20 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 4  
21 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 4  
22 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 2  
23 Jared Sullinger * [PF,C] BOS 3 Back in action.
24 Chris Kaman [PF,C] LAL 5  
25 Zaza Pachulia [C] MIL 4  
26 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4  
27 Kevin Garnett * [PF,C] BKN 4 Day-to-day (back spasms).
28 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 4  
29 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 3  
30 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3  
31 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 3  
32 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3  
33 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 3  
34 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 2  
35 Anderson Varejao * [PF,C] CLE 3 Day-to-day (back).
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