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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 22

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 22:
March 24th - March 30th
Five Games: POR
Four Games: ATL, BKN, CLE, DET, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIN, NO, NYK, OKC, PHO, SAS, TOR, UTA
Three Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, HOU, MIL, ORL, PHI, SAC, WAS
Two Games:
GSW

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POINT GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 5  
2 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 28.5 points, 11.0 assists, 4.5 steals and 1.5 threes over last two games.
3 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4  
4 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4 Averaging 21.6 points, 8.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
5 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4  
6 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4  
7 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4  
8 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4  
9 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
10 Trey Burke [PG] UTA 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
11 Brandon Jennings [PG] DET 4  
12 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4  
13 Russell Westbrook * [PG] OKC 4 Day-to-day (knee). Will likely sit one game this week (not playing back-to-backs).
14 John Wall [PG] WAS 3 Averaging 24.0 points, 10.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 3.2 threes over last five games.
15 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3 Averaging 23.0 points, 6.4 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
16 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] PHI 3  
17 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3  
18 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
19 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3 No back-to backs this week so should play in all three games.
20 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHI 3  
21 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] CLE 4 Should see as many minutes as he can handle with Kyrie Irving out. Averaging 12.0 points, 4.6 assists and 1.0 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
22 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4  
23 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 2  
24 Reggie Jackson [PG] OKC 4  
25 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 4.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
26 Shaun Livingston [PG] BKN 4  
27 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
28 Kendall Marshall [PG] LAL 4  
29 Mo Williams [PG,SG] POR 5 Averaging 11.0 points and 1.3 threes in 27 minutes over last four games.
30 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] TOR 4  
31 Darren Collison [PG] LAC 4 Value goes down with Jamal Crawford back.
32 Patrick Beverley [PG] HOU 3 Averaging 14.4 points, 1.4 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
33 Jose Calderon [PG] DAL 3  
34 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] MIL 3 Value goes up with Nate Wolters out. Averaging 16.0 points and 4.2 assists in 30 minutes over last five games.
35
Kirk Hinrich
[PG,SG]
CHI
3
 


SHOOTING GUARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 5  
2 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
3 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] NO 4  
4 Eric Bledsoe [PG,SG] PHO 4  
5 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4  
6 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 4 Stepping into primary scorer role with Kyrie Irving out. Averaging 21.2 points, 6.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
7 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3 Averaging 32.5 points, 9.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 5.5 threes over last two games.
8 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4  
9 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 4  
10 Kevin Martin [SG] MIN 4  
11 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4  
12 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 4  
13 Gerald Green [SG,SF] PHO 4 Minutes have gone down with Eric Bledsoe back but still averaging 15.0 points and 2.6 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
14 Jamal Crawford * [PG,SG] LAC 4 Back in action (calf).
15 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] DAL 3  
16 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] MIL 3  
17 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3  
18 Victor Oladipo [SG] ORL 3  
19 Arron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3  
20 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 3 Averaging 25.5 points and 5.0 threes in 38 minutes over last two games.
21 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 11.4 points, 1.0 steals and 3.0 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
22 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 4  
23 Kent Bazemore [SG,SF] LAL 4 Averaging 10.6 points, 1.6 steals and 1.2 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
24 Marco Belinelli [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
25 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 4  
26 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Averaging 16.5 points in 35 minutes over last four games.
27 Tim Hardaway Jr. [SG] NYK 4  
28 Randy Foye [PG,SG] DEN 3  
29 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 2  
30 Marcus Thornton [SG] BKN 4  
31 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] MEM 4  
32 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3  
33 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
34 James Anderson [SG,SF] PHI 3  
35
Eric Gordon *
[SG]
NO
4
Day-to-day (knee).


SMALL FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 5 Averaging 16.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.2 threes over last five games.
2 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4  
3 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4  
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4  
5 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4  
6 Josh Smith [SF,PF] DET 4  
7 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4  
8 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
9 Paul Pierce [SF] BKN 4  
10 DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF] ATL 4 Averaging 10.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
11 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
12 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4  
13 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] POR 5 Averaging 12.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 22 minutes over last five games.
14 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 13.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 44 minutes over last five games.
15 Trevor Ariza [SF] WAS 3  
16 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3  
17 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] SAC 3  
18 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3  
19 Khris Middleton [SF] MIL 3  
20 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 3  
21 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] CHI 3  
22 Kyle Korver * [SG,SF] ATL 4 Day-to-day (back).
23 Luol Deng * [SF] CLE 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
24 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4 Averaging 11.6 points and 7.7 rebounds in 33.3 minutes over last three games.
25 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 4  
26 Caron Butler [SF] OKC 4  
27 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] LAL 4  
28 Nick Young * [SG,SF] LAL 4 Back in action.
29 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
30 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4  
31 Richard Jefferson [SF] UTA 4  
32 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3 Only averaging 8.8 points on 39% shooting from the field over last four games.
33 Giannis Antetokoumpo [SF] MIL 3  
34 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
35
Moe Harkless
[SF]
ORL
3
 


POWER FORWARDS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4  
2 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
3 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4  
4 Paul Millsap [PF] ATL 4  
5 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
6 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
7 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4  
8 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4  
9 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
10 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
11 David West [PF] IND 4  
12 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
13 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 4 Averaging 20.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
14 LaMarcus Aldridge * [PF,C] POR 5 Day-to-day (back).
15 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3 Averaging 23.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
16 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
17 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4  
18 Channing Frye [PF] PHO 4  
19 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 4  
20 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3 Value goes up with J.J. Hickson out for the year. Averaging 17.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
21 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
22 Kris Humphries [PF] BOS 3  
23 Terrence Jones [SF,PF] HOU 3  
24 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 3  
25 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 2  
26 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 4  
27 Jordan Hill [PF,C] LAL 4 Expected to start on Sunday after putting up nine points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in last games.
28 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4 Only averaging 6.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in 25 minutes over last five games.
29 Dante Cunningham [PF] MIN 4  
30 Ryan Kelly [PF] LAL 4  
31 Mike Scott [PF] ATL 4  
32 Mirza Teletovic [PF] BKN 4  
33 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3  
34 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 3  
35
Trevor Booker
[PF]
WAS
3
Averaging 9.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in 25 minutes over last five games.

CENTERS
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4  
2 Robin Lopez [C] POR 5  
3 Spencer Hawes [C] CLE 4  
4 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
5 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4 Only averaging 9.7 points on 33% shooting from the field over last three games.
6 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
7 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4  
8 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
9 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
10 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3  
11 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3  
12 Al Jefferson [PF,C] CHA 3  
13 Marcin Gortat [C] WAS 3  
14 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3  
15 Dwight Howard * [C] HOU 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
16 Gorgui Dieng [C] MIN 4 Decent play while Nikola Pekovic is out. Averaging 14.7 points, 14.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 33 minutes over last three games.
17 Pero Antic [C] ATL 4  
18 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 4  
19 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4  
20 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 8.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 22 minutes over last five games.
21 Mason Plumlee [PF,C] BKN 4 Averaging 14.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 22 minutes over last three games.
22 Chris Andersen [C] MIA 4  
23 Miles Plumlee [PF,C] PHO 4  
24 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 4  
25 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3 Should see more minutes with J.J. Hickson out for the season. Averaging 8.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in only 16 minutes over last five games.
26 Kyle O'Quinn [C] ORL 3 Averaging 7.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
27 Henry Sims [C] PHI 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 14.0 rebounds in 30 minutes over last two games.
28 Jared Sullinger [PF,C] BOS 3  
29 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 3  
30 Samuel Dalembert [C] DAL 3  
31 Zaza Pachulia [C] MIL 3  
32 Kelly Olynyk [C] BOS 3  
33 Elton Brand [PF,C] ATL 4  
34 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 2  
35 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).