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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Class is in Sessions

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 roto style 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 Value Meter 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 on the Value Meter until the following week.

Week 13: March 19th - March 25th

Five Games: IND, NO
Three Games: DAL, MEM, OKC, PHI, PHO, SAS
Two Games: NONE
= new to Value Meter

Point Guards
1Jarrett Jack [PG,SG]NO5Averaging 17.6 points, 7.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 51% shooting from the field over last five games.
2Chris Paul [PG]LAC4
3Deron Williams [PG]NJ4
4Goran Dragic[PG,SG]HOU4Averaging 16.8 points, 10.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
5Kyrie Irving [PG]CLE4
6Rajon Rondo [PG]BOS4
7Ramon Sessions[PG,SG]LAL4Averaging 18.5 points 10.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes over last two games.
8John Wall [PG]WAS4
9Jeremy Lin[PG]NYK4
10Brandon Jennings [PG]MIL4
11Jose Juan Barea [PG,SG]MIN4Averaging 21.5 points, 12.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last two games.
12Ty Lawson [PG]DEN4
13Darren Collison [PG]IND5
14Devin Harris [PG]UTA4Averaging 13.2 points, 6.6 assists, 1.6 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
15Russell Westbrook [PG]OKC3
16Raymond Felton [PG]POR4Averaging 14.4 points, 7.2 assists and 1.0 threes over last five games.
17Jose Calderon [PG]TOR4
18Jameer Nelson [PG]ORL4
19Isaiah Thomas[PG]SAC4
20Brandon Knight[PG]DET4
21Tony Parker [PG]SAS3
22Steve Nash [PG]PHO3Only averaging 8.4 points over last five games.
23George Hill [PG,SG]IND5
24D.J. Augustin [PG]CHA4
25Luke Ridnour [PG]MIN4
26Jeff Teague [PG]ATL4
27Mike Conley, Jr. [PG]MEM3
28Jrue Holiday[PG]PHI3
29Andre Miller[PG]DEN4
30Mario Chalmers [PG]MIA4
31Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG]ATL4
32C.J. Watson [PG]CHI4Decent short-term play if Derrick Rose continues to miss time. Averaging 13.8 points and 2.2 threes over last five games.
33Nate Robinson *[PG,SG]GSW4Day-to-day (hamstring) .
34Rodney Stuckey *[PG,SG]DET4Day-to-day (toe).
35Derrick Rose *[PG]CHI4Day-to-day (groin).
Shooting Guards
1Kobe Bryant [SG]LAL4
2Dwyane Wade [SG]MIA4
3Joe Johnson [SG]ATL4
4Paul George[SG]IND5
5Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]POR4Averaging 17.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 4.0 threes over last five games.
6Klay Thompson[SG,SF]GSW4Averaging 20.4 points, 2.6 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
7Monta Ellis [PG,SG]MIL4
8Marcus Thornton [SG]SAC4
9Tyreke Evans [PG,SG]SAC4
10Jordan Crawford[SG]WAS4Averaging 18.4 points, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
11Courtney Lee [SG]HOU4Decent short-term play while Kevin Martin (shoulder) is out. Averaging 14.4 points, 5.2 rebounds., 1.8 threes and 1.0 steals in 37 minutes over last five games.
12Gerald Henderson [SG,SF]CHA4
13Alonzo Gee[SG]CLE4
14Jason Richardson [SG,SF]ORL4
15Aaron Afflalo [SG]DEN4
16Ben Gordon [SG]DET4Averaging 25.0 points, 2.0 steals and 4.3 threes over last three games but will most likely return to reserve role when Rodney Stuckey (toe) comes back.
17DeMar DeRozan *[SG,SF]TOR4Day-to-day (ankle).
18Ray Allen *[SG]BOS4Day-to-day (ankle).
19James Harden[SG]OKC3
20Manu Ginobili [SG]SAS3
21Jared Dudley [SG,SF]PHO3
22Jason Terry [PG,SG]DAL3
23Marco Belinelli[SG]NO5
24Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG]IND5
25Greivis Vasquez[PG,SG]NO5
26Nick Young [SG]LAC4
27Randy Foye [PG,SG]LAC4Could see bump in minutes with Mo Williams out.
28Jamal Crawford [PG,SG]POR4
29J.R. Smith [SG]NYK4
30Louis Williams [PG,SG]PHI3
31Kemba Walker[PG,SG]CHA4
32Marshon Brooks [SG]NJ4
33Evan Turner [SG,SF]PHI3Averaging 6.6 points on 31% shooting from the field over last five games.
34Tony Allen [SG]MEM3
35O.J. Mayo [SG]MEM3
Small Forwards
1Danny Granger [SF]IND5
2LeBron James [SF]MIA4
3Paul Pierce [SG,SF]BOS4
4Kevin Durant [SG,SF]OKC3
5Carmelo Anthony [SF]NYK4Only averaging 14.0 points on 39% shooting from the field over last five games.
6Luol Deng [SG,SF]CHI4
7Gerald Wallace [SF,PF]NJ4
8Nicolas Batum [SF]POR4
9Gordon Hayward[SG,SF]UTA4Averaging 14.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks over last three games.
10Trevor Ariza *[SF]NO5Day-to-day (ankle).
11Rudy Gay [SG,SF]MEM3
12Chandler Parsons [SF]HOU4
13Corey Maggette [SF]CHA4Averaging 16.3 points, 1.3 threes and 8.0 free throws made over last four games.
14Wilson Chandler [SF,PF]DEN4Averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over last three games.
15James Johnson [SF,PF]TOR4
16Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF]ORL4
17Caron Butler [SF]LAC4
18Tayshaun Prince [SF]DET4
19Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF]MIL4
20Andre Iguodala [SG,SF]PHI3Averaging 9.6 points on 39% shooting from the field over last five games.
21Dorell Wright [SG,SF]GSW4
22Carlos Delfino [SG,SF]MIL4
23Derrick Williams[SF,PF]MIN4
24Shawn Marion [SF,PF]DAL3
25Richard Jefferson [SF]GSW4Averaging 11.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
26Brandon Rush [SG]GSW4
27Anthony Morrow [SG,SF]NJ4
28CJ Miles [SG,SF]UTA4Should see increased minutes with Josh Howard out.
29Grant Hill [SG,SF]PHO3
30Thaddeus Young[SF,PF]PHI3
31Kawhi Leonard[SG,SF]SAS3Averaging 11.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
32Stephen Jackson [SG,SF]SAS3Averaging 11.3 points, 1.5 threes and 1.0 steals in 23 minutes over last five games.
33Chase Budinger[SG,SF]HOU4
34Gerald Green[SG,SF]NJ4
35Kyle Korver[SG,SF]CHI4
Power Forwards
1Kevin Love [PF]MIN4Averaging 30.4 points, 13.6 rebounds, 2.8 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
2Josh Smith [SF,PF]ATL4Averaging 19.8 points, 11.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
3Blake Griffin[PF]LAC4
4Paul Millsap [SF,PF]UTA4
5David Lee [PF]GSW4
6LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C]POR4
7Pau Gasol [PF,C]LAL4
8Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET4
9Ryan AndersonPFORL4
10Antawn Jamison [PF]CLE4
11Drew Gooden [PF,C]MIL4
12Kris Humphries [PF]NJ4
13Kevin Garnett [PF]BOS4
14Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF]MIL4
15Chris Bosh [PF,C]MIA4
16Carlos Boozer [PF]CHI4
17Dirk Nowitzki [PF]DAL3
18David West [PF]IND5
19Luis Scola[SF,PF]HOU4Averaging 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists on 54% shooting from the field over last five games.
20Al Harrington [SF,PF]DEN4
21Derrick Favors[PF]UTA4Averaging 13.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
22Tristan Thompson[PF,C]CLE4Averaging 13.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 34 minutes over last five games.
23Tim Duncan [PF,C]SAS3
24Elton Brand [PF]PHI3
25Zach Randolph [PF]MEM3
26Brandon Bass [PF]BOS4Averaging 12.6 points and 8.0 rebounds over last three games.
27Channing Frye[PF,C]PHO3
28Kenneth Faried[PF]DEN4Averaging 12.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in 23 minutes over last five games.
29Trevor Booker [PF]WAS4
30Tyler Hansbrough [PF]IND5
31Gustavo Ayon [PF]NO5
32Carl Landry [SF,PF]NO5
33Jason Thompson *[PF,C]SAC4Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 16.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals over last four games.
34Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF]CHA4
35Amir Johnson [PF,C]TOR4
1Roy Hibbert[C]IND5
2Dwight Howard [C]ORL4
3Andrew Bynum [C]LAL4
4DeMarcus Cousins [C]SAC4Averaging 20.4 points and 10.0 rebounds over last five games but only shooting 43% from the field.
5Al Jefferson [PF,C]UTA4
6Chris Kaman *[C]NO5Day-to-day (illness).
7Amare Stoudemire [C]NYK4
8Joakim Noah [C]CHI4
9Tyson Chandler [C]NYK4
10Andrea Bargnani [PF,C]TOR4
11Nene [PF,C]WAS4
12Marc Gasol [C]MEM3
13Marcin Gortat [C]PHO3
14Serge Ibaka[PF,C]OKC3
15Samuel Dalembert [C]HOU4
16Zaza Pachulia [C]ATL4
17JaVale McGee [PF,C]DEN4
18Sheldon Williams[PF,C]NJ4Averaging 6.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
19DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC4Averaging 0.8 blocks over last five games.
20Nikola Pekovic *[C]MIN4Day-to-day (ankle).
21Spencer Hawes [C]PHI3Averaging 9.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
22Bismack Biyombo [PF,C]CHA4
23Marcus Camby [C]HOU4
24Jason Maxiell [PF,C]DET4
25Kevin Seraphin[C]WAS4
26Ed Davis[PF]TOR4
27Joel Przybilla [C]POR4
28Timofey Mozgov [C]DEN4
29Aaron Gray[C]TOR4
30DeJuan Blair[PF,C]SAS3Averaging 12.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
31Kendrick Perkins [C]OKC3
32Greg Stiemsma[C]BOS4Averaging 3.4 blocks in 17 minutes over last five games.
33Joel Anthony [C]MIA4
34Brandan Wright[PF,C]DAL3Averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 22 minutes over last five games.
35Brendan Haywood *[C]DAL3Day-to-day (knee).