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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 23

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our 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 rankings takes into account games played Monday through Saturday. We will try to update the meter with any breaking news that happens on Sunday, but in most cases, any injuries, lineup changes, etc. that happen on Sunday won't be accounted for in the rankings until the following week.

Week 23:March 31 - April 6
Four Games:ATL, BKN, BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, NYK, PHI, SAC, SAS, TOR, WAS
Three Games:CLE, OKC, ORL, PHO, POR, UTA
  = new to rankings



POINT GUARDS
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Stephen Curry [PG,SG]GSW4 
2John Wall [PG]WAS4 
3Chris Paul [PG]LAC4 
4Kyle Lowry [PG]TOR4 
5Deron Williams [PG]BKN4 
6Kemba Walker [PG]CHA4 
7Ty Lawson [PG]DEN4 
8Mike Conley [PG]MEM4 
9Michael Carter-Williams [PG]PHI4 
10Ramon Sessions[PG,SG]MIL4Averaging 19.2 points, 4.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
11Ricky Rubio [PG]MIN4 
12Jeff Teague [PG]ATL4 
13Tony Parker [PG]SAS4 
14Brandon Jennings [PG]DET4 
15Isaiah Thomas * [PG]SAC4Day-to-day (quad).
16Darren Collison [PG]LAC4Holding value with Jamal Crawford back. Averaging 11.8 points, 4.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.0 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
17Shaun Livingston[PG]BKN4Averaging 8.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
18D.J. Augustin [PG]CHI4 
19Russell Westbrook [PG]OKC3 
20Goran Dragic [PG,SG]PHO3 
21Rajon Rondo [PG]BOS4Will only play in three games this week (not playing in back-to-backs).
22Trey Burke [PG]UTA3Averaging 14.2 points, 5.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
23Jose Calderon [PG]DAL4 
24Raymond Felton [PG]NYK4 
25Jeremy Lin [PG]HOU4Value goes up with Patrick Beverley out for the year.
26George Hill [PG,SG]IND4 
27Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG]CHI4 
28Damian Lillard[PG]POR3 
29Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG]TOR4 
30Jarrett Jack [PG,SG]CLE3Averaging 16.2 points and 5.8 assists over last five games.
31Patty Mills[PG]SAS4Averaging 11.0 points, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes in only 20 minutes over last five games.
32Jameer Nelson [PG]ORL3Back in action.
33Brian Roberts[PG]NO4 
34Ray McCallum[PG]SAC4Decent short-term play if Isaiah Thomas misses time this week. Averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds in 46 minutes over last three games.
35Mario Chalmers *[PG]MIA4Day-to-day (thigh).


SHOOTING GUARDS
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1James Harden [SG,SF]HOU4 
2Tyreke Evans [SG,SF]NO4Averaging 18.4 points, 8.6 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
3DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF]TOR4 
4Brandon Knight [PG,SG]MIL4 
5Monta Ellis [PG,SG]DAL4 
6Klay Thompson [SG,SF]GSW4 
7Jodie Meeks[SG]LAL4 
8Lance Stephenson [SG]IND4 
9J.R. Smith [SG,SF]NYK4 
10Avery Bradley [PG,SG]BOS4Averaging 17.8 points, 1.0 steals and 2.8 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
11Terrence Ross[SG]TOR4Averaging 13.8 points, 1.4 steals and 2.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
12Vince Carter [SG]DAL4Averaging 14.8 points, 1.0 steals and 3.0 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
13Jamal Crawford [PG,SG]LAC4 
14Bradley Beal [SG]WAS4 
15Kevin Martin [SG]MIN4 
16Joe Johnson [SG,SF]BKN4 
17Marco Belinelli [SG]SAS4Solid play if Danny Green misses time this week. Averaging 22.5 points and 5.0 threes in 31 minutes over last two games.
18Randy Foye [PG,SG]DEN4 
19Dwyane Wade *[PG,SG]MIA4Day-to-day (knee).
20James Anderson[SG,SF]PHI4Averaging 12.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
21Eric Bledsoe [PG,SG]PHO3 
22Dion Waiters [SG]CLE3 
23Manu Ginobili [SG,SF]SAS4 
24Ben McLemore[SG]SAC4Averaging 14.7 points and 2.8 threes over last four games.
25Gerald Henderson [SG,SF]CHA4 
26Kent Bazemore[SG,SF]LAL4 
27Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG]DET4 
28Wesley Matthews [SG,SF]POR3 
29Victor Oladipo[SG]ORL3 
30Gerald Green [SG,SF]PHO3 
31Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF]ORL3 
32Matthew Dellavedova[SG]CLE3Averaging 10.4 points, 5.0 assists and 2.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
33Anthony Morrow [SG,SF]NO4Decent play for points and threes if Eric Gordon misses time this week.
34Danny Green *[SG,SF]SAS4Day-to-day (foot).
35Eric Gordon *[SG]NO4Day-to-day (knee).


SMALL FORWARDS
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1LeBron James [SF,PF]MIA4 
2Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF]NYK4 
3Kevin Durant [SF]OKC3 
4Paul George [SG,SF]IND4 
5Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF]SAS4Averaging 13.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
6Josh Smith [SF,PF]DET4 
7Chandler Parsons [SF,PF]HOU4 
8Matt Barnes [SF]LAC4Averaging 12.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 1.4 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
9Jimmy Butler [SG,SF]CHI4 
10Trevor Ariza [SF]WAS4 
11Paul Pierce [SF]BKN4 
12Rudy Gay [SF,PF]SAC4 
13Nick Young [SG,SF]LAL4Averaging 19.0 points, 1.2 steals and 3.4 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
14DeMarre Carroll [SF,PF]ATL4 
15Jeff Green [SF,PF]BOS4 
16Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF]CHI4 
17Nicolas Batum [SG,SF]POR3 
18Gordon Hayward [SG,SF]UTA3 
19P.J. Tucker[SF,PF]PHO3Averaging 11.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
20Luol Deng [SF]CLE3 
21Andre Iguodala [SG,SF]GSW4Back in action.
22Kyle Singler[SG,SF]DET4 
23Khris Middleton[SF]MIL4 
24Al-Farouq Aminu[SF]NO4 
25Corey Brewer[SG,SF]MIN4 
26Shawn Marion [SF,PF]DAL4 
27Giannis Antetokounmpo[SF]MIL4 
28Wesley Johnson[SG,SF]LAL4 
29Martell Webster [SG,SF]WAS4 
30Tobias Harris [SF,PF]ORL3 
31Richard Jefferson[SF]UTA3Averaging 13.2 points and 2.2 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
32Caron Butler [SF]OKC3 
33Marvin Williams [SF]UTA3 
34Moe Harkless[SF]ORL3 
35Kyle Korver *[SG,SF]ATL4Day-to-day (back).


POWER FORWARDS
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Kevin Love[PF,C]MIN4 
2Paul Millsap [PF]ATL4 
3Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET4 
4Zach Randolph [PF,C]MEM4 
5Thaddeus Young [SF,PF]PHI4 
6Dirk Nowitzki [PF]DAL4 
7Tim Duncan [PF,C]SAS4 
8Jordan Hill[PF,C]LAL4Averaging 16.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
9Amir Johnson [PF,C]TOR4 
10Kenneth Faried [PF]DEN4 
11David West [PF]IND4 
12Anthony Davis *[PF]NO4Day-to-day (ankle).
13Blake Griffin *[PF,C]LAC4Day-to-day (back).
14David Lee *[PF,C]GSW4Day-to-day (hamstring).
15LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C]POR3Back in action.
16Serge Ibaka [PF,C]OKC3 
17Derrick Favors [PF,C]UTA3 
18Markieff Morris[PF]PHO3Averaging 16.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
19Josh McRoberts[PF,C]CHA4Averaging 12.2 points, 5.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
20Terrence Jones[SF,PF]HOU4Averaging 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
21Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C]NYK4 
22Carlos Boozer [PF,C]CHI4 
23Taj Gibson [PF]CHI4 
24Pau Gasol *[PF,C]LAL4Day-to-day (vertigo).
25Mirza Teletovic[PF]BKN4Averaging 11.2 points and 2.8 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
26Drew Gooden [PF]WAS4Averaging 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds in 21 minutes over last five games.
27Ryan Kelly[PF]LAL4 
28Boris Diaw [PF,C]SAS4 
29Darrell Arthur [PF]DEN4Averaging 9.8 points, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
30Jeff Adrien[SF,PF]MIL4Starting at power forward with Ersan Ilyasova out for the year.
31Kris Humphries [PF]BOS4 
32Dante Cunningham [PF]MIN4 
33Mike Scott[PF]ATL4 
34Tristan Thompson[PF,C]CLE3 
35Channing Frye [PF]PHO3 

CENTERS
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Joakim Noah [PF,C]CHI4 
2Al Jefferson [PF,C]CHA4 
3DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C]SAC4 
4Marcin Gortat [C]WAS4Averaging 15.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
5Chris Bosh [PF,C]MIA4 
6Marc Gasol [C]MEM4 
7Andre Drummond [PF,C]DET4 
8DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC4 
9Tyson Chandler [C]NYK4 
10Jonas Valanciunas [C]TOR4 
11Roy Hibbert[C]IND4 
12Nikola Pekovic *[C]MIN4Back in action.
13Samuel Dalembert [C]DAL4Averaging 9.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
14Nikola Vucevic [PF,C]ORL3Averaging 14.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
15Robin Lopez[C]POR3Averaging 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
16Spencer Hawes [C]CLE3 
17Jared Sullinger [PF,C]BOS4Averaging 14.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
18Henry Sims[C]PHI4Averaging 15.6 points and 9.6 rebounds in 29 minutes over last five games.
19Timofey Mozgov [C]DEN4Averaging 9.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
20Omer Asik[C]HOU4Could be decent play for rebounds and blocks while Dwight Howard (ankle) is out.
21Pero Antic[C]ATL4 
22Gorgui Dieng[C]MIN4Value goes down with Nikola Pekovic back.
23Chris Andersen [C]MIA4 
24Zaza Pachulia [C]MIL4 
25Andray Blatche [PF,C]BKN4 
26Jermaine O'Neal [C]GSW4Could see bump in minutes if Andrew Bogut misses time this week. Averaging 10.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in six starts this year.
27Mason Plumlee[PF,C]BKN4 
28Tiago Splitter [C]SAS4 
29John Henson [PF,C]MIL4 
30Chris Kaman [PF,C]LAL4Should start at center with Pau Gasol out.
31Enes Kanter[C]UTA3 
32Kyle O'Quinn[C]ORL3Averaging 9.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25 minutes over last five games.
33Anderson Varejao [PF,C]CLE3 
34Dwight Howard *[C]HOU4Day-to-day (ankle).
35Andrew Bogut *[C]GSW4Day-to-day (hip).