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Week 12 Fantasy Basketball Player Rankings

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 weekly player rankings are written up following Saturday's games. 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 12:January 12th - January 18th
Two Games:CHA, PHO
One Game:MIL, NYK

Point Guard

1Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW4
2Kyle Lowry[PG]TOR4
3John Wall[PG]WAS4
4Jeff Teague[PG]ATL4Averaging career highs in points (17.5), assists (7.2), steals (1.7), 3's (1.1) and field goal percentage (49%).
5Jrue Holiday[PG]NO4Averaging 14.4 points, 7.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 stelas and 2.0 threes over last five games.
6Brandon Jennings[PG]DET4
7Michael Carter-Williams[PG]PHI4
8Jarrett Jack[PG,SG]BKN4Should see as many minutes as he can handle with Deron Williams out indefinitely. Averaging 14.3 points, 5.9 assists and 1.3 steals as a starter this year.
9Kyrie Ivring[PG]CLE3Averaging 30.5 points, 4.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 3.0 threes over last two games.
10Chris Paul[PG]LAC3
11Russell Westbrook[PG]OKC3
12Damian Lillard[PG]POR3
13Ty Lawson[PG]DEN3Averaging 19.6 points, 8.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
14Mike Conley[PG]MEM3
15Darren Collison[PG]SAC3
16Rajon Rondo[PG]DAL3
17Trey Burke[PG]UTA3Averaging 20.3 points, 4.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 threes over last five games.
18Kemba Walker[PG]CHA2Averaging 30.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
19Tony Parker *[PG]SAS4Back in action.
20Patrick Beverley[PG]HOU4
21Goran Dragic[PG,SG]PHO2Averaging 17.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
22Elfrid Payton[PG]ORL4
23Greivis Vasquez[PG,SG]TOR4
24Kirk Hinrich[PG,SG]CHI4Could see bump in minutes and production if Derrick Rose (knee) misses time this week.
25Aaron Brooks[PG]CHI4
26D.J. Augustin[PG]DET4
27Jeremy Lin[PG]LAL3Averaging 14.8 points, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
28Reggie Jackson[PG]OKC3
29C.J. Watson[PG,SG]IND3
30Isaiah Thomas[PG]PHO2Averaging 15.4 points, 2.2 steals and 1.8 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
31Mo Williams[PG,SG]MIN3
32Mario Chalmers[PG,SG]MIA3
33Zach Levine[PG]MIN3
34Marcus Smart[PG,SG]BOS3
35Derrick Rose *[PG]CHI4Day-to-day (knee).

Shooting Guard

1James Harden[SG,SF]HOU4
2Klay Thompson[SG,SF]GSW4Averaging 23.4 points, 3.8 threes, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
3Jimmy Butler[SG,SF]CHI4
4Victor Oladipo[SG]ORL4Averaging 18.0 points, 4.2 assists and 2.4 steals over last five games.
5Danny Green[SG,SF]SAS4
6Bradley Beal[SG]WAS4
7Joe Johnson[SG,SF]BKN4
8Monta Ellis[PG,SG]DAL3
9Dwyane Wade[PG,SG]MIA3
10Kobe Bryant[SG]LAL3
11Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]POR3
12Tony Wroten[PG,SG]PHI4Averaging 18.2 points, 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
13Kyle Korver[SG,SF]ATL4
14Eric Bledsoe[PG,SG]PHO2Averaging 16.6 points, 7.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2,2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
15Aaron Afflalo[SG,SF]DEN3Averaging 23.0 points and 1.6 threes over last five games.
16J.J. Redick[SG]LAC3
17Jamal Crawford[PG,SG]LAC3
18Lou Williams[PG,SG]TOR4
19Terrence Ross[SG]TOR4
20Kentavious Caldwell-Pope[SG]DET4
21Jodie Meeks[SG]DET4
22Eric Gordon[SG]NO4Back in action. Averaging 13.5 points and 3.0 threes in 33 minutes over last two games.
23Rasual Butler[SG]WAS4Averaging 13.5 points and 2.5 threes in 23 minutes over last two games.
24Patty Mills[PG,SG]SAS4Averaging 17.0 points and 2.5 threes in 27 minutes over last two games.
25Corey Brewer[SG,SF]HOU4
26J.R. Smith[SG,SF]CLE3
27Avery Bradley[PG,SG]BOS3
28Rodney Stuckey[PG,SG]IND3
29Ben McLemore[SG]SAC3
30Bojan Bogdanovic[SG,SF]BKN4
31Dion Waiters[SG]OKC3
32Gerald Green[SG,SF]PHO2
33Gerald Henderson[SG,SF]CHA2
34CJ Miles *[SG,SF]IND3Day-to-day (eye).
35Manu Ginobili *[SG,SF]SAS4Day-to-day (back).

Small Forward

1Kevin Durant[SF]OKC3
2Trevor Ariza[SF]HOU4Averaging 13.7 points, 3.0 threes and 3.3 steals over last five games.
3Tyreke Evans[SG,SF]NO4
4Robert Covington[SF]PHI4Averaging 16.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 3.2 threes over last five games.
5Rudy Gay[SF,PF]SAC3
6DeMarre Carroll[SF]ATL4\
7Tobias Harris *[SF,PF]ORL4Day-to-day (ankle).
8Gordon Hayward[SG,SF]UTA3
9Andrew Wiggins[SF]MIN3Averaging 20.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 threes in 39 minutes over last five games.
10Nicolas Batum[SG,SF]POR3Averaging 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
11Chandler Parsons[SF,PF]DAL3
12James Johnson[SF,PF]TOR4Averaging 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 28 minutes over last three games.
13Evan Turner[SG,SF]BOS3Averaging 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
14Matt Barnes[SF]LAC3Averaging 16.3 points and 3.0 threes over last five games.
15Jeff Green[SF,PF]MEM3Production could go down as 3rd or 4th option in Memphis.
16Luol Deng[SF]MIA3
17LeBron James *[SF,PF]CLE3Could return this week.
18K.J. McDaniels[SG,SF]PHI4
19Harrison Barnes[SF]GSW4
20Paul Pierce[SF]WAS4
21Kyle Singler[SG,SF]DET4Averaging 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 threes in 27 minutes over last two games.
22Nick Young[SG,SF]LAL3
23Tony Allen[SG,SF]MEM3Averaging 8.4 points and 3.2 steals over last three games.
24Solomon Hill[SG,SF]IND3
25Courtney Lee[SG,SF]MEM3
26Andre Iguodala[SG,SF]GSW4
27Jonas Jerebko[SF]DET4
28Michael Kidd-Gilchrist[SF]CHA2
29P.J. Tucker[SF,PF]PHO2
30Carmelo Anthony *[SF,PF]NYK1Day-to-day (knee).
31Chase Budinger[SG,SF]MIN3
32Shabazz Muhammed *[SF]MIN3Day-to-day (abdominal).
33Wesley Johnson *[SG,SF]LAL3Day-to-day (back).
34Wilson Chandler *[SG,SF]DEN3Day-to-day (knee).
35DeMar DeRozan *[SG,SF]TOR4Could return this week.

Power Forward 

1Anthony Davis[PF]NO4
2Draymond Green[SF,PF]GSW4Averaging 10.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 2.6 blocks, 2.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
3Pau Gasol[PF,C]CHI4
4Paul Millsap[PF]ATL4
5Tim Duncan[PF,C]SAS4
6Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET4
7Ryan Anderson[PF,C]NO4
8LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]POR3
9Kevin Love[PF,C]CLE3Averaging 23.8 points, 12.8 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last five games.
10Blake Griffin[PF,C]LAC3
11Serge Ibaka[PF,C]OKC3
12Derrick Favors[PF,C]UTA3
13Dirk Nowitzki[PF]DAL3
14Jared Sullinger[PF,C]BOS3
15Kenneth Faried[PF]DEN3Averaging 12.0 points, 12.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
16David West[PF]IND3
17Donates Motiejunas[PF]HOU4Averaging 13.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
18Nene[PF,C]WAS4Averaging 17.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 27 minutes over last two games.
19Nerlens Noel[PF,C]PHI4
20Marreese Speights[PF,C]GSW4Averaging 17.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games but minutes could decrease with Andrew Bogut back.
21Luc Richard Mbah a Moute[PF]PHI4
22Tristan Thompson[PF,C]CLE3Averaging 12.4 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games but production could go down if Timofey Mozgov starts at center.
23Zach Randolph[PF,C]MEM3Back in action.
24Josh Smith[SF,PF]HOU4
25Taj Gibson[PF]CHI4
26Amir Johnson[PF,C]TOR4
27Patrick Patterson[PF]TOR4
28Thaddeus Young[SF,PF]MIN3
29Nikola Mirotic[PF]CHI4
30Kris Humphries[PF]WAS4
31Boris Diaw[PF,C]SAS4
32Channing Frye[PF]ORL4
33Markieff Morris[PF]PHO2
34Ed Davis[PF,C]LAL3
35Carlos Boozer[PF,C]LAL3


1Andre Drummond[PF,C]DET4
2Nikola Vucevic[PF,C]ORL4
3Al Horford[PF,C]ATL4
4Dwight Howard[C]HOU4Only averaging 0.8 blocks over last five games.
5Joakim Noah[PF,C]CHI4
6DeMarcus Cousins[PF,C]SAC3
7DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC3
8Marc Gasol[C]MEM3
9Chris Bosh[PF,C]MIA3
10Tyson Chandler[C]DAL3
11Rudy Gobert[C]UTA3Averaging 8.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.8 blocks and 1.4 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
12Gorgui Dieng[C]MIN3Averaging 12.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
13Marcin Gortat[C]WAS4
14Jonas Valanciunas[C]TOR4
15Mason Plumlee[PF,C]BKN4
16Brook Lopez[C]BKN4
17Omer Asik[C]NO4
18Andrew Bogut[C]GSW4Back in action.
19Henry Sims[C]PHI4
20Tiago Splitter[C]SAS4
21Roy Hibbert[C]IND3
22Jusuf Nurkic[C]DEN3Value goes up with Timofey Mozgov traded to Cleveland. Averaging 11.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 1.2 steals in only 22 minutes over last five games.
23Kelly Olynyk[C]BOS3Averaging 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
24Jordan Hill[PF,C]LAL3
25Steven Adams[C]OKC3
26Tyler Zeller[PF,C]BOS3
27Timofey Mozgov[C]CLE3
28J.J. Hickson[PF,C]DEN3Averaging 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
29Chris Kaman[PF,C]POR3
30Kyle O'Quinn[C]ORL4
31Chris Andersen[C]MIA3
32Enes Kanter*[C]UTA3Back in action.
33Alex Len[C]PHO2Averaging 6.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.6 blocks in 22 minutes over last five games.
34Cody Zeller[PF,C]CHA2
35Bismack Biyombo[PF,C]CHA2