NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Dialing Back LeBron

NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Dialing Back LeBron

This article is part of our NBA Weekly Player Rankings series.

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on a 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 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.

Four Games: BKN, CLE, DET, HOU, LAC, LAL, OKC, SAC, UTA, WAS

Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, IND, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOR, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAS, TOR

Two Games: GSW, MEM

POINT GUARD
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGmComment
1Russell Westbrook[PG]OKC4 
2Chris Paul[PG]HOU4 
3D'Angelo Russell[PG,SG]BKN4 
4De'Aaron Fox[PG]SAC4 
5Spencer Dinwiddie[PG]BKN4Averaging 18.4 points, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
6Damian Lillard[PG]POR3 
7Kyrie Irving[PG,SG]BOS3 
8Kyle

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on a 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 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.

Four Games: BKN, CLE, DET, HOU, LAC, LAL, OKC, SAC, UTA, WAS

Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, IND, MIA, MIL, MIN, NOR, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAS, TOR

Two Games: GSW, MEM

POINT GUARD
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGmComment
1Russell Westbrook[PG]OKC4 
2Chris Paul[PG]HOU4 
3D'Angelo Russell[PG,SG]BKN4 
4De'Aaron Fox[PG]SAC4 
5Spencer Dinwiddie[PG]BKN4Averaging 18.4 points, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
6Damian Lillard[PG]POR3 
7Kyrie Irving[PG,SG]BOS3 
8Kyle Lowry[PG]TOR3 
9Luka Doncic[PG]DAL3 
10Trae Young[PG]ATL3 
11Kemba Walker[PG]CHA3 
12Ben Simmons[PG]PHI3 
13Reggie Jackson[PG,SG]DET4 
14Rajon Rondo[PG]LAL4 
15Tomas Satoransky[PG]WAS4 
16Collin Sexton[PG]CLE4 
17Dennis Schroeder[PG]OKC4 
18Patrick Beverley[PG,SG]LAC4Multi-category contributor averaging 8.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
19Derrick White[PG]SAS3Averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.6 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
20Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW2 
21Jamal Murray[PG,SG]DEN3 
22Eric Bledsoe[PG,SG]MIL3 
23Jeff Teague[PG]MIN3 
24Dennis Smith Jr.[PG,SG]NYK3 
25Darren Collison[PG,SG]IND3 
26Mike Conley[PG]MEM2Averaging 34.0 points, 7.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.5 threes over last two games.
27Tyler Johnson[PG,SG]PHO3 
28Elfrid Payton[PG]NO3 
29Kris Dunn[PG,SG]CHI3 
30Derrick Rose[PG]MIN3 
31Marcus Smart[PG,SG]BOS3 
32Jalen Brunson[PG]DAL3Averaging 13.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
33D.J. Augustin[PG]ORL3 
34Frank Jackson[PG]NO3Could see bump in production with Jrue Holiday out. Averaging 12.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
35Ricky Rubio *[PG]UTA4Day-to-day (hip).
SHOOTING GUARD
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGmComment
1James Harden[PG,SG]HOU4 
2Donovan Mitchell[PG,SG]UTA4Averaging 29.8 points, 5.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 threes over last five games.
3Bradley Beal[SG]WAS4 
4Buddy Hield[SG]SAC4 
5Lou Williams[PG,SG]LAC4 
6Eric Gordon[SG]HOU4Averaging 20.7 points and 5.3 threes over last three games.
7Kyle Korver[SG,SF]UTA4Averaging 14.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.4 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
8Luke Kennard[SG,SF]DET4Averaging 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
9Devin Booker[PG,SG]PHO3 
10Khris Middleton[SG,SF]MIL3 
11Jimmy Butler[SG,SF]PHI3 
12DeMar DeRozan[SG,SF]SAS3 
13C.J. McCollum[PG,SG]POR3 
14Jordan Clarkson[PG,SG]CLE4 
15Shai Gilgeous-Alexander[PG,SG]LAC4 
16Landry Shamet[PG,SG]LAC4Averaging 14.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
17Allen Crabbe[SG,SF]BKN4 
18Wayne Ellington[SG,SF]DET4 
19Caris LeVert[SG,SF]BKN4 
20J.J. Redick[SG]PHI3 
21Jeremy Lamb[SG,SF]CHA3 
22Evan Fournier[SG,SF]ORL3 
23Josh Richardson[PG,SG]MIA3 
24Malcolm Brogdon[PG,SG]MIL3 
25Tim Hardaway Jr.[SG,SF]DAL3 
26Zach Lavine *[PG,SG]CHI3Day-to-day (knee).
27Klay Thompson[SG,SF]GSW2 
28Dion Waiters[SG]MIA3 
29Kent Bazemore[SG,SF]ATL3Averaging 11.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 26 minutes over last four games.
30Gary Harris[SG,SF]DEN3 
31Dwyane Wade[PG,SG]MIA3 
32Kevin Huerter[SG]ATL3 
33Allonzo Trier[SG]NYK3 
34Damyean Dotson[SG]NYK3 
35Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]IND3 


 

SMALL FORWARD
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGmComment
1Paul George[SG,SF]OKC4 
2Giannis Antetokoumpo[SF,PF]MIL3 
3Joe Ingles[SG,SF]UTA4Averaging 12.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 9.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
4Danilo Gallinari[SF,PF]LAC4 
5Trevor Ariza[SG,SF]WAS4 
6Jae Crowder[SF,PF]UTA4Averaging 14.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.7 threes in 31 minutes over last three games.
7Bogdan Bogdanovic[SG,SF]SAC4 
8Kawhi Leonard[SG,SF]TOR3 
9Tobias Harris[SF,PF]PHI3 
10Otto Porter Jr.[SF,PF]CHI3 
11Justice Winslow[SF,PF]MIA3Averaging 15.0 points, 6.6 assists, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
12Rodions Kurucs[SF]BKN4Averaging 12.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
13Cedi Osman[SF,PF]CLE4 
14Joe Harris[SG,SF]BKN4 
15P.J. Tucker[SF]HOU4 
16Kelly Oubre Jr.[SF]PHO3 
17Nicolas Batum[SG,SF]CHA3 
18Will Barton[SG,SF]DEN3 
19Jayson Tatum[SF,PF]BOS3 
20Andrew Wiggins[SG,SF]MIN3 
21Aaron Gordon[SF,PF]ORL3 
22Bojan Bogdanovic[SG,SF]IND3 
23Gordon Hayward[SG,SF]BOS3Averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.7 threes in 29 minutes over last three games.
24Kevin Durant[SF,PF]GSW2 
25Gerald Green[SG,SF]HOU4Averaging 16.0 points and 3.0 threes in 22 minutes over last two games.
26Royce O'Neale[SF]UTA4Short-term play if Ricky Rubio misses time this week. Averaging 8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.2 threes in 11 starts this season.
27Danny Green[SG,SF]TOR3 
28Terrence Ross[SG,SF]ORL3 
29Rudy Gay[SF,PF]SAS3 
30Moe Harkless[SF]POR3 
31Vince Carter[SG,SF]ATL3Averaging 11.4 points, 1.2 steals and 2.8 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
32Jaylen Brown[SG,SF]BOS3 
33Taurean Prince[SF]ATL3Averaging 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.5 threes in 24 minutes over last two games.
34Kenrich Williams[SF]NO3 
35Mikal Bridges[SF]PHO3 
POWER FORWARD
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGmComment
1LeBron James[SF,PF]LAL4Could see minutes cut with Lakers likely out of playoff contention.
2Blake Griffin[PF,C]DET4 
3Kevin Love[PF,C]CLE4Averaging 19.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.7 threes over last three games.
4Derrick Favors[PF,C]UTA4Averaging 16.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
5Montrezl Harrell[PF,C]LAC4 
6Jerami Grant[SF,PF]OKC4 
7Harrison Barnes[SF,PF]SAC4 
8Kelly Olynyk[PF,C]MIA3Averaging 19.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 3.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games,
9Lauri Markkanen[PF]CHI3 
10LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]SAS3 
11John Collins[PF,C]ATL3 
12Jabari Parker[SF,PF]WAS4 
13DeMarre Carroll[SF,PF]BKN4 
14Jeff Green[SF,PF]WAS4 
15Serge Ibaka[PF,C]TOR3Averaging 9.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks in 25 minutes over last three games.
16Julius Randle[PF,C]NO3 
17Pascal Siakam[PF]TOR3 
18Dwight Powell[PF,C]DAL3Averaging 16.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
19Thaddeus Young[SF,PF]IND3 
20Jonathon Isaac[PF]ORL3 
21Paul Millsap[PF,C]DEN3 
22Marvin Williams[SF,PF]CHA3 
23Nikola Mirotic[SF,PF]MIL3 
24Marcus Morris[SF,PF]BOS3Averaging 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
25Nemanja Bjelica[PF]SAC4Averaging 9.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.5 threes in 29 minutes over last two games.
26Moritz Wagner[PF]LAL4Averaging 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 threes in 31 minutes over last two games.
27Frank Kaminsky[PF,C]CHA3Averaging 14.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 threes in 22 minutes over last five games.
28Al-Farouq Aminu[SF,PF]POR3 
29Taj Gibson[PF,C]MIN3 
30Dario Saric[PF,C]MIN3 
31Draymond Green[PF,C]GSW2 
32Anthony Davis *[PF,C]NO3Day-to-day (back).
33Noah Vonleh*[PF]NYK3Day-to-day (hip). Averaging 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in 29 minutes over last four games.
34Kyle Kuzma *[SF,PF]LAL4Day-to-day (ankle).
35Larry Nance, Jr. *[PF,C]CLE4Day-to-day (chest).

 

CENTER
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGmComment
1Andre Drummond[PF,C]DET4 
2Rudy Gobert[C]UTA4 
3Clint Capela[PF,C]HOU4 
4Steven Adams[C]OKC4Averaging 12.2 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
5Nikola Jokic[PF,C]DEN3 
6Nikola Vucevic[PF,C]ORL3 
7Karl-Anthony Towns *[C]MIN3Day-to-day (knee).
8Joel Embiid *[PF,C]PHI3Day-to-day (knee). Expected back this week.
9Willie Cauley-Stein[PF,C]SAC4 
10Jarrett Allen[PF,C]BKN4Averaging 17.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last two games.
11Bobby Portis[PF,C]WAS4 
12Myles Turner[PF,C]IND3Averaging 9.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 threes and 4.2 blocks over last five games.
13Brook Lopez[C]MIL3 
14Jusuf Nurkic[C]POR3 
15Al Horford[PF,C]BOS3 
16Deandre Ayton[C]PHO3 
17Bam Adebayo[PF,C]MIA3Looks to be in timeshare with Hassan Whiteside. Averaging 11.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 blocks in 25 minutes over last five games.
18Hassan Whiteside[C]MIA3Averaging 14.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 22 minutes over last two games.
19DeAndre Jordan[C]NYK3 
20Mitchell Robinson[C]NYK3 
21Robin Lopez[C]CHI3 
22DeMarcus Cousins[PF,C]GSW2 
23Ivica Zubac[C]LAC4 
24JaVale McGee[C]LAL4 
25Thomas Bryant[C]WAS4 
26Harry Giles[PF,C]SAC4 
27Cheick Diallo[PF,C]NO3 
28Cody Zeller[PF,C]CHA3 
29Marc Gasol[C]TOR3 
30Mason Plumlee[PF,C]DEN3 
31Alex Len[PF,C]ATL3 
32Enes Kanter[PF,C]POR3 
33Ed Davis[PF,C]BKN4 
34Jonas Valanciunas[C]MEM2Averaging 18.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
35Dewayne Dedmon *[C]ATL3Day-to-day (knee).

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