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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 20

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 20:
March 10th - March 16th
Five Games: MIL
Four Games: BOS, CHA, DEN, GSW, LAC, MEM, MIA, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BKN, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, IND, MIN, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL
Two Games:
LAL

= new to Weekly Rankings


POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 4 Back in action. Averaging 27.0 points, 11.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 3.3 threes over last three games.
2 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
3 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4  
4 John Wall [PG] WAS 4  
5 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4  
6 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4  
7 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
8 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4  
9 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4  
10 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
11 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4  
12 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 4  
13 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4 Could miss a game this week because C's have a back-to-back. Averaging 17.2 points, 9.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
14 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3 Averaging 24.0 points, 8.6 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.6 threes in only 27 minutes over last five games.
15 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3  
16 Darren Collison [PG] LAC 4 Solid play this week with Jamal Crawford questionable. Averaging 17.6 points, 4.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
17 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3  
18 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3  
19 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 3  
20 Patrick Beverley [PG] HOU 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 1.4 steals and 2.4 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
21 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 3 Averaging 17.6 points and 2.0 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
22 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 3 Only averaging 9.2 points in 27 minutes over last five games.
23 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 4  
24 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
25 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] MIL 5  
26 Nate Wolters [PG] MIL 5  
27 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 3  
28 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 3  
29 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3  
30 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 3  
31 Patty Mills [PG] SAS 4  
32 Will Bynum [PG] DET 3 Averaging 13.4 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 21 minutes over last five games.
33 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 3  
34 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 3  
35
Jordan Farmar
[PG]
LAL
2
Averaging 17.4 points, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.2 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 5 Averaging 18.0 points, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
2 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
3 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4  
4 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 4.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 threes over last five games.
5 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
6 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4  
7 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 4 Averaging 24.0 points, 1.8 steals and 3.8 threes over last five games but minutes could go down with Eric Bledsoe expected back this week.
8 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
9 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3  
10 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 3 Averaging 22.4 points, 7.0 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
11 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 3  
12 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3  
13 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 3  
14 Arron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3 Back in action.
15 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 4 Averaging 16.0 points and 4.3 threes in 26 minutes over last four games.
16 Alec Burks [PG,SG] UTA 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 3.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
17 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 18.0 points and 4.0 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
18 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG] CHA 4 Starting at shooting guard with Gerald Henderson out. Averaging 13,2 points, 1.8 steals and 2.5 threes in 29 minutes over last four games.
19 Tony Wroten [PG,SG] PHI 4  
20 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3  
21 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 3  
22 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3  
23 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3  
24 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 1.0 steals and 1. threes in 23 minutes over last three games.
25 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] MEM 4  
26 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] BOS 4  
27 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4  
28 Ben McLemore [SG] SAC 4  
29 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4  
30 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 4  
31 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 4  
32 Marcus Thornton [SG] BKN 3 Averaging 12.4 points, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
33 Eric Bledsoe * [PG,SG] PHO 4 Expected to make return this week but will likely be on minutes restriction.
34 Jamal Crawford * [PG,SG] LAC 4 Day-to-day (calf).
35
Victor Oladipo*
[SG]
ORL
3
Day-to-day (ankle).


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4  
2 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 4 Averaging 25.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 4.6 threes over last five games.
3 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
4 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 3.0 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
5 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
6 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.5 threes over last four games.
7 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 4  
8 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4 Averaging 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 3.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
9 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3  
10 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 5 Averaging 15.2 points, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
11 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3  
12 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3  
13 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 3  
14 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3  
15 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
16 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 4  
17 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] GSW 4  
18 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 3  
19 Luol Deng [SF] CLE 3  
20 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 3  
21 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3  
22 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 3  
23 Maurice Harkless [SF] ORL 3 Starting with Victor Oladipo (ankle) out. Averaging 12.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.4 blocks and 1.6 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
24 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 3 Averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
25 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 5  
26 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4  
27 Richard Jefferson [SF] UTA 4  
28 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3 Averaging 14.2 points and 1.2 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
29 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 3  
30 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 3 .
31 Evan Turner [SG,SF] IND 3  
32 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
33 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4  
34 James Johnson [SF] MEM 4  
35
Derrick Williams
[SF,PF]
SAC
4



POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
2 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4  
3 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
4 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
5 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4  
6 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4  
7 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
8 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
9 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3  
10 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 5  
11 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
12 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 3 Back in action.
13 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3  
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
15 David West [PF] IND 3  
16 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 3 Averaging 13.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 minutes over last five games.
17 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4  
18 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4 Back in action (concussion).
19 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4  
20 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4  
21 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 4  
22 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4  
23 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
24 Jeff Adrien [SF,PF] MIL 5 Averaging 11.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 22 minutes over last five games.
25 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
26 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 3  
27 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 3 Averaging 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
28 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3  
29 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 2  
30 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 4  
31 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 4  
32 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
33 Kris Humphries [PF] BOS 4  
34 Anthony Tolliver [PF] CHA 4 Averaging 10.0 points and 2.2 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
35
Mike Scott
[PF]
ATL
3


CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 28.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
2 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4  
3 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
4 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4  
5 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 4  
6 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
7 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3  
8 Spencer Hawes [C] CLE 3 Averaging 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 2.4 threes over last five games.
9 Dwight Howard [C] HOU 3  
10 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3 Averaging 12.4 points, 15.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
11 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 3  
12 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3  
13 Robin Lopez [C] POR 4  
14 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 4  
15 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
16 Jared Sullinger [PF,C] BOS 4  
17 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
18 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3  
19 Kelly Olynyk [C] BOS 4 Averaging 17.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.7 threes in 24 minutes over last three games.
20 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4 Averaging 14.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
21 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 5  
22 Zaza Pachulia [C] MIL 5  
23 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] DEN 4  
24 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 4  
25 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 4  
26 Jermaine O'Neal [C] GSW 4  
27 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3  
28 Kyle O'Quinn [C] ORL 3 Averaging 8.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals in 18 minutes over last five games.
29 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 3  
30 Alexis Ajinca [C] NO 3  
31 Pero Antic* [C] ATL 3 Back in action.
32 Anderson Varejao * [PF,C] CLE 3 Back in action but playing limited minutes behind Spencer Hawes and Tristan Thompson.
33 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 3  
34 Steven Adams [C] OKC 3  
35 Henry Sims [C] PHI 4