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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 15

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 take into account games played Monday through Saturday. We will try to update the meter with any breaking news that happens 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 15: Feb. 1 - Feb. 7

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

Yellow indicates new to the rankings.

Point Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 John Wall [PG] 4
2 Rajon Rondo [PG] 4
3 Isaiah Thomas [PG] 4
4 Kyrie Irving [PG] 4
5 Jrue Holiday [PG] 4 Averaging 20.4 points, 7.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
6 Reggie Jackson [PG] 4
7 Chris Paul [PG] 3
8 Russell Westbrook [PG] 3
9 Kyle Lowry [PG] 3
10 Damian Lillard [PG] 3
11 Kemba Walker [PG] 3
12 Stephen Curry [PG] 2
13 George Hill [PG] 4
14 Jeff Teague [PG] 4
15 Derrick Rose [PG] 4
16 Deron Williams [PG] 4
17 Goran Dragic [PG] 4 Back in action.
18 Emmanuel Mudiay [PG] 4
19 Elfrid Payton [PG] 4
20 Tony Parker [PG] 4
21 Mike Conley [PG] 3
22 Ricky Rubio [PG] 3
23 Ish Smith [PG] 3
24 Michael Carter-Williams [PG] 3
25 Zach LaVine [PG,SG] 3 Averaging 25.0 points and 2.3 threes in 30 minutes over last three games.
26 Norris Cole [PG] 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 5.8 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
27 Jordan Clarkson [PG] 3
28 Darren Collison [PG] 4
29 Langston Galloway [PG,SG] 4 Decent short-term play if Jose Calderon misses time this week. Averaging 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes in 31 minutes over last three games.
30 Trey Burke [PG] 4
31 Donald Sloan [PG] 4
32 Dennis Schroder [PG] 4
33 Archie Goodwin [PG,SG] 3
34 Patrick Beverley [PG] 3
35 D'Angelo Russell [PG] 3

Shooting Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] 4
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] 4 Averaging 25.3 points, 6.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.8 steals in 34 minutes over last four games.
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 5.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
4 James Harden [SG,SF] 3 Averaging 30.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks, 3.0 threes and 10.0 free throws made over last five games.
5 Rodney Hood [SG] 4 Averaging 22.8 points and 3.6 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
6 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope [SG] 4
7 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] 4
8 Victor Oladipo [SG] 4
9 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] 4
10 Khris Middleton [SG,SF] 3
11 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] 3
12 C.J. McCollum [PG,SG] 3
13 Gary Harris [SG] 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 2.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
14 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] 4
15 Bradley Beal [SG] 4
16 Will Barton [SG] 4
17 Evan Fournier [SG,SF] 4
18 Danny Green [SG,SF] 4
19 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] 4
20 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] 4
21 Arron Afflalo [SG,SF] 4
22 Devin Booker [SG] 3
23 J.J. Redick [SG] 3
24 Lou Williams [SG] 3
25 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] 2 Averaging 38.5 points and 5.5 threes over last two games.
26 Marcus Smart [PG,SG] 4
27 Garrett Temple [PG,SG] 4
28 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] 4 Averaging 7.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
29 Dion Waiters [SG] 3 Averaging 13.6 points and 2.6 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
30 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] 3
31 Isaiah Canaan [PG,SG] 3
32 Jamal Crawford [SG] 3
33 Allen Crabbe [SG] 3
34 Jeremy Lin [PG,SG] 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
35 Kobe Bryant [SG] 3 Day-to-day (old).

Small Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] 4
2 Paul George [SG,SF] 4
3 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] 4
4 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] 4 Averaging 23.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.6 threes over five games.
5 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] 4
6 Jae Crowder [SF] 4
7 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] 4
8 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] 4
9 Danilo Gallinari [SF] 4
10 Kevin Durant [SF] 3
11 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] 4
12 Kent Bazemore [SG,SF] 4
13 Trevor Ariza [SF] 3 Averaging 18.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 4.2 threes over last five games.
14 Giannis Antetokounmpo [SF] 3
15 Robert Covington [SF] 3
16 Andrew Wiggins [SF] 3
17 Jeff Green [SF,PF] 3 Averaging 26.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.0 threes in 29 minutes over last four games.
18 Omri Casspi [SF] 4
19 Marcus Morris [SF,PF] 4
20 Evan Turner [SG,SF] 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 5.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
21 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] 4
22 Stanley Johnson [SF] 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
23 Luol Deng [SF] 4
24 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] 4
25 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] 4 Day-to-day (knee).
26 Otto Porter [SG,SF] 4 Day-to-day (hip).
27 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] 3 Day-to-day (toe).
28 P.J. Tucker [SF] 3
29 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] 3
30 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] 3 Averaging 10.3 points, 3.0 steals and 2.0 threes in 25 minutes over last three games.
31 Jerami Grant [SF] 3 Averaging 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.6 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
32 Shabazz Muhammad [SF] 3
33 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] 3 Back in action.
34 Matt Barnes [SF] 3
35 Terrence Ross [SG,SF] 3

Power Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Anthony Davis [PF] 4
2 Chris Bosh [PF,C] 4
3 Kevin Love [PF,C] 4
4 Paul Millsap [PF] 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
5 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] 4
6 Kristaps Porzingis [PF] 4
7 Derrick Favors [PF,C] 4 Back in action.
8 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] 4
9 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] 4
10 Greg Monroe [PF,C] 3
11 Nerlens Noel [PF,C] 3
12 Kenneth Faried [PF] 4
13 Taj Gibson [PF,C] 4
14 Jared Sullinger [PF,C] 4
15 Amir Johnson [PF,C] 4
16 Draymond Green [SF,PF] 2
17 Marvin Williams [SF,PF] 3 Averaging 13.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.4 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
18 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] 3
19 Aaron Gordon [PF] 4
20 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] 4
21 Julius Randle [PF] 3 Averaging 15.2 points and 11.2 rebounds in 30 minutes over last five games.
22 Mason Plumlee [PF,C] 3
23 Nene Hilario [PF,C] 4
24 Jabari Parker [PF] 3
25 Zach Randolph [PF,C] 3
26 Larry Nance [PF] 3
27 Luis Scola [PF] 3
28 Josh Smith [PF] 3
29 Markieff Morris [PF] 3
30 Bobby Portis [PF] 4 Could see bump in minutes with Nikola Mirotic out.
31 Darrell Arthur [PF] 4
32 Lavoy Allen [PF] 4
33 Anthony Tolliver [PF] 4
34 Tim Duncan [PF,C] 4
35 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] 4 Day-to-day (abductor).

Centers

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 32.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] 4
3 Andre Drummond [C] 4
4 Rudy Gobert [C] 4
5 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] 4
6 Pau Gasol [PF,C] 4
7 Brook Lopez [C] 4
8 Al Horford [PF,C] 4
9 Myles Turner [C] 4 Starting at power forward over Lavoy Allen. Averaging 17.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
10 Nikola Jokic [C] 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 2.2 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
11 Marcin Gortat [C] 4
12 Zaza Pachulia [C] 4
13 Hassan Whiteside [C] 4 Day-to-day (hip).
14 Karl-Anthony Towns [PF,C] 3 Averaging 23.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last three games.
15 Marc Gasol [C] 3
16 DeAndre Jordan [C] 3
17 Dwight Howard [C] 3
18 Gorgui Dieng [C] 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 31 minutes over last three games.
19 Enes Kanter [C] 3 Averaging 22.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in 25 minutes over last two games.
20 Jonas Valanciunas [C] 3
21 Jahlil Okafor [C] 3
22 Robin Lopez [C] 4
23 Kelly Olynyk [C] 4
24 Steven Adams [C] 3
25 Jordan Hill [PF,C] 4
26 Willie Cauley-Stein [C] 4
27 Omer Asik [C] 4 Averaging 7.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 26 minutes over last two games.
28 Alex Len [C] 3
29 Tyson Chandler [C] 3
30 Meyers Leonard [C] 3
31 Clint Capela [C] 3
32 Spencer Hawes [PF,C] 3
33 Andrew Bogut [C] 2
34 Roy Hibbert [C] 3
35 Ian Mahinmi [C] 4