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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 21

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 21: March 14 - March 20

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

Yellow indicates new to the rankings

Point Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Kyle Lowry [PG] 5
2 Stephen Curry [PG] 4
3 Russell Westbrook [PG] 4
4 Damian Lillard [PG] 4
5 Kemba Walker [PG] 4 Averaging 28.8 points, 7.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 4.0 threes over last five games.
6 Chris Paul [PG] 4
7 John Wall [PG] 4
8 Rajon Rondo [PG] 4
9 Isaiah Thomas [PG] 4 Averaging 28.2 points, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.2 threes over last five games.
10 Kyrie Irving [PG] 4
11 Jrue Holiday [PG] 4
12 Ish Smith [PG] 4
13 Reggie Jackson [PG] 4
14 Deron Williams [PG] 4
15 Emmanuel Mudiay [PG] 4
16 Patrick Beverley [PG] 4 Averaging 8.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.8 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
17 Darren Collison [PG] 4
18 Goran Dragic [PG] 3
19 Jeff Teague [PG] 3
20 Ricky Rubio [PG] 3
21 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] 3 Back in action.
22 George Hill [PG] 3
23 Shelvin Mack [PG] 4
24 D.J. Augustin [PG] 4
25 Derrick Rose [PG] 4 Day-to-day (groin).
26 Norris Cole [PG] 4 Day-to-day (back).
27 Cory Joseph [PG] 5
28 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] 3
29 D'Angelo Russell [PG] 2
30 Jordan Clarkson [PG] 2
31 Tony Parker [PG] 3
32 Donald Sloan [PG] 3
33 Jose Calderon [PG] 3
34 Patty Mills [PG] 3
35 Elfrid Payton [PG] 4 Day-to-day (elbow).

Shooting Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] 5
2 James Harden [SG,SF] 4
3 Victor Oladipo [SG] 4
4 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] 4
5 C.J. McCollum [PG,SG] 4
6 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] 4 Day-to-day (knee).
7 Gary Harris [SG] 4
8 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] 4
9 J.J. Redick [SG] 4
10 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope [SG] 4
11 Will Barton [SG] 4
12 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] 4
13 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] 4
14 Evan Fournier [SG,SF] 4
15 Rodney Hood [SG] 4
16 Bradley Beal [SG] 4 Day-to-day (pelvis).
17 Khris Middleton [SG,SF] 3
18 Devin Booker [SG] 3 Averaging 25.2 points, 6.4 assists and 1.6 threes over last five games.
19 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] 3
20 Dwyane Wade [SG] 3 Day-to-day (thigh).
21 E'Twaun Moore [SG] 4
22 Hollis Thompson [SG,SF] 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
23 Isaiah Canaan [PG,SG] 4
24 Jamal Crawford [SG] 4
25 Marco Belinelli [SG] 4 Averaging 13.0 points and 2.5 threes in 24 minutes over last four games played.
26 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] 4
27 Marcus Smart [PG,SG] 4
28 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] 4
29 Zach LaVine [PG,SG] 3
30 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] 3
31 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] 3
32 Danny Green [SG,SF] 3
33 Bojan Bogdanovic [SG,SF] 3
34 Arron Afflalo [SG,SF] 3 Day-to-day (abdomen).
35 Kobe Bryant [SG] 2 Day-to-day (shoulder).

Small Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Kevin Durant [SF] 4
2 LeBron James [SF,PF] 4
3 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] 4
4 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] 4
5 Matt Barnes [SF] 4 Averaging 15.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.0 steals and 3.0 threes in 34 minutes over last four games played.
6 Trevor Ariza [SF] 4
7 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] 4
8 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] 4
9 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] 4
10 Paul George [SG,SF] 3 Averaging 26.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 3.4 threes over last five games.
11 Giannis Antetokounmpo [SF] 3
12 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] 3
13 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] 3
14 Lance Stephenson [SG,SF] 4 Should continue to see bump in minutes with the Grizzlies decimated by injuries. Averaging 25.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 34 minutes over last two games.
15 Evan Turner [SG,SF] 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Jae Crowder (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 11.0 points, 5.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
16 Tony Allen [SG,SF] 4 Averaging 15.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.3 steals in 30 minutes over last four games.
17 Otto Porter [SG,SF] 4
18 Marcus Morris [SF,PF] 4
19 Terrence Ross [SG,SF] 5
20 Harrison Barnes [SF] 4
21 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] 4
22 Andrew Wiggins [SF] 3
23 Kent Bazemore [SG,SF] 3
24 Luol Deng [SF] 3
25 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] 4
26 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] 4
27 Omri Casspi [SF] 4
28 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] 4
29 James Johnson [SF,PF] 5
30 P.J. Tucker [SF] 3
31 Shabazz Muhammad [SF] 3
32 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] 4
33 Mario Hezonja [SF] 4
34 Robert Covington [SF] 4 Day-to-day (concussion).
35 Jerami Grant [SF] 4 Day-to-day (concussion).

Power Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Anthony Davis [PF] 4
2 Draymond Green [SF,PF] 4
3 Nerlens Noel [PF,C] 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals over last five games.
4 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] 4 Averaging 24.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last five games.
5 Derrick Favors [PF,C] 4
6 Marvin Williams [SF,PF] 4
7 Kevin Love [PF,C] 4
8 Jared Sullinger [PF,C] 4 Averaging 15.4 points and 10.4 points and 1.6 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
9 Aaron Gordon [PF] 4
10 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] 4
11 JaMychal Green [PF] 4 Solid play while Zach Randolph is out. Averaging 15.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
12 Jeff Green [SF,PF] 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 2.0 threes, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 36 minutes over last two games.
13 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals in 36 minutes over last two games.
14 Kenneth Faried [PF] 4
15 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] 4
16 Paul Millsap [PF] 3
17 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] 3
18 Jabari Parker [PF] 3
19 Greg Monroe [PF,C] 3
20 Kristaps Porzingis [PF] 3
21 Patrick Patterson [PF] 5
22 Taj Gibson [PF,C] 4 Could see bump in production with Pau Gasol out for at least two games this week.
23 Markieff Morris [PF] 4
24 Nikola Mirotic [PF] 4 Could see bump in production with Pau Gasol out for at least two games this week.
25 Mason Plumlee [PF,C] 4
26 Darrell Arthur [PF] 4 Averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 threes in 27 minutes over last three games.
27 Carl Landry [PF] 4 Averaging 17.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 25 minutes over last two games.
28 Ed Davis [PF,C] 4
29 Zach Randolph [PF,C] 4 Day-to-day (knee).
30 Luis Scola [PF] 5
31 Mirza Teletovic [PF] 3
32 Tim Duncan [PF,C] 3
33 Marreese Speights [PF,C] 4 Averaging 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in only 15 minutes over last three games.
34 Nene Hilario [PF,C] 4
35 Julius Randle [PF] 2 Averaging 16.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.

Centers

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] 4
2 DeAndre Jordan [C] 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 15.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
3 Andre Drummond [C] 4
4 Dwight Howard [C] 4
5 Rudy Gobert [C] 4
6 Jonas Valanciunas [C] 5
7 Nikola Jokic [C] 4
8 Marcin Gortat [C] 4
9 Hassan Whiteside [C] 3
10 Brook Lopez [C] 3 Averaging 29.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks over last two games.
11 Karl-Anthony Towns [PF,C] 3
12 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] 3
13 Al Horford [PF,C] 3
14 Alex Len [C] 3
15 Robin Lopez [C] 3 Averaging 13.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
16 Andrew Bogut [C] 4
17 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] 4 Day-to-day (groin).
18 Gorgui Dieng [C] 3
19 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] 5
20 Al Jefferson [C] 4
21 Cody Zeller [PF,C] 4
22 Enes Kanter [C] 4
23 Steven Adams [C] 4
24 Zaza Pachulia [C] 4
25 David Lee [PF,C] 4
26 Meyers Leonard [C] 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.8 threes in 24 minute over last four games.
27 Pau Gasol [PF,C] 4 Day-to-day (knee). Out for at least two games this week.
28 Myles Turner [C] 3
29 Ian Mahinmi [C] 3
30 Tyson Chandler [C] 3
31 Amir Johnson [PF,C] 4
32 Jusuf Nurkic [C] 4
33 Jason Smith [PF,C] 4
34 Timofey Mozgov [C] 4
35 Willie Cauley-Stein [C] 4

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