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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 2

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 2: Nov. 2 - Nov. 8

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

Yellow indicates new to the rankings.

Point Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Stephen Curry PG, SG 4 Pace is not sustainable but averaging 39.3 points, 7.3 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 5.7 threes over first three games.
2 Russell Westbrook PG 4
3 Damian Lillard PG 4
4 Kyle Lowry PG 4
5 Eric Bledsoe PG, SG 4
6 Jeff Teague PG 4
7 Mike Conley PG 4
8 Michael Carter-Williams PG 4
9 George Hill PG, SG 4 Averaging 18.7 points, 1.7 steals and 3.7 threes over first three games.
10 Rajon Rondo PG 4 Off to a good start in Sacramento. Averaging 15.3 points, 6.7 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 27 minutes over first three games.
11 Elfrid Payton PG 4
12 Ty Lawson PG 4
13 John Wall PG 3
14 Chris Paul PG 3
15 Reggie Jackson PG 3
16 Kemba Walker PG 3
17 Ricky Rubio PG 3
18 Jarrett Jack PG, SG 4
19 Mo Williams PG, SG 4
20 Goran Dragic PG, SG 4 Only averaging 9.5 points and 6.0 assists on 41% shooting from the field over first two games.
21 Isaiah Canaan PG 4 Could be solid play this week with Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall out. Averaging 14.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 threes over first two games.
22 Darren Collison PG 4
23 Dennis Schroder PG 4 Averaging 15.7 points, 1.3 steals and 1.0 threes in 26 minutes over first three games.
24 Emmanuel Mudiay PG 3
25 Derrick Rose PG 3
26 Jrue Holiday PG 3
27 Jordan Clarkson PG 3
28 Raymond Felton PG 3 Could see bump in production if Deron Williams (ankle) misses time this week.
29 Jeremy Lin PG, SG 3
30 Tony Parker PG 3
31 Deron Williams PG 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
32 Isaiah Thomas PG 2
33 Jose Calderon PG 4
34 Jerian Grant PG 4
35 Trey Burke PG 3 Coming off the bench behind Raul Neto but averaging 12.5 points, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 24 minutes over last two games.

Shooting Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 James Harden SG, SF 4
2 Victor Oladipo SG 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 threes over first two games.
3 Brandon Knight PG, SG 4 Co-existing nicely with Eric Bledsoe in the Suns backcourt. Averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.3 threes over first three games.
4 Dwyane Wade SG 4
5 Klay Thompson SG, SF 4
6 C.J. McCollum PG, SG 4
7 DeMar DeRozan SG, SF 4
8 Khris Middleton SG, SF 4
9 Monta Ellis PG, SG 4
10 Jimmy Butler SG, SF 3
11 Bradley Beal SG 3
12 Eric Gordon SG 3
13 Danny Green SG, SF 3
14 Kobe Bryant SG 3
15 Joe Johnson SG, SF 4
16 J.R. Smith SG, SF 4
17 C.J. Miles SG, SF 4
18 J.J. Redick SG 3
19 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 3
20 Rodney Hood SG 3
21 Louis Williams PG, SG 3
22 Langston Galloway PG, SG 4 Averaging 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 threes in 26 minutes over first three games.
23 Evan Fournier SG, SF 4 Started last games at small forward and played 45 minutes (22 points, five rebounds, two steals, two 3's)
24 Bojan Bogdanovic SG, SF 4
25 Rodney Stuckey PG, SG 4
26 Marco Belinelli SG 4
27 Dion Waiters SG 4
28 Ben McLemore SG 4
29 Will Barton SG 3 Averaging 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 threes in 25 minutes over first three games.
30 Kevin Martin SG 3
31 Alec Burks SG 3
32 Jamal Crawford PG, SG 3
33 Wesley Matthews SG, SF 3 Could play in three games this week (no back to backs) but will likely be on minutes restriction.
34 Kyle Korver SG, SF 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Could only play two games this week if he is held out of both of Atlanta's back-to-backs.
35 Manu Ginobili SG, SF 3

Small Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Kevin Durant SF 4
2 LeBron James SF,PF 4
3 Carmelo Anthony SF,PF 4
4 Rudy Gay SF,PF 4
5 Paul George SG,SF 4
6 Giannis Antetokounmpo SF 4
7 DeMarre Carroll SF 4
8 Tobias Harris SF,PF 4
9 Kawhi Leonard SG,SF 3
10 Al-Farouq Aminu SF 4 Multi-category contributor averaging 13.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.7 threes over first three games.
11 Gordon Hayward SG,SF 3
12 Nicolas Batum SG,SF 3
13 Danilo Gallinari SF 3
14 Marcus Morris SF,PF 3 Averaging 19.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 threes in 38 minutes over first three games.
15 Andrew Wiggins SF 3
16 Trevor Ariza SF 4
17 Luol Deng SF 4
18 Harrison Barnes SF 4
19 Courtney Lee SG,SF 4
20 Jeff Green SF,PF 4
21 Kent Bazemore SG,SF 4
22 Andre Iguodala SG,SF 4
23 Jerami Grant SF 4 Decent play while Robert Covington (knee) is out. Averaging 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 26 minutes over first two games.
24 Tony Allen SG,SF 4
25 Derrick Williams SF,PF 4 Averaging 13.3 points in 18 minutes over first three games.
26 Otto Porter SG,SF 3
27 Marvin Williams SF 3 Starting at PF for the Hornets. Averaging 11.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 37 minutes over first two games.
28 Nick Young SG,SF 3 Averaging 15.5 points, 1.5 steals and 3.5 threes in only 21 minutes over first three games.
29 Chandler Parsons SF,PF 3 Expected to play this week but will likely be on minutes restriction.
30 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] 4
31 T.J. Warren SF 4
32 Gerald Green SG,SF 4
33 Tony Snell SG,SF 3
34 Jae Crowder SF 2
35 Stanley Johnson SF 3

Power Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Kevin Love PF, C 4 Averaging 19.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.7 threes and 1.0 blocks over first three games.
2 Paul Millsap PF 4
3 Chris Bosh PF, C 4
4 Draymond Green SF, PF 4
5 Greg Monroe PF, C 4
6 Nerlens Noel PF, C 4
7 Anthony Davis PF 3
8 Blake Griffin PF, C 3
9 Nikola Mirotic PF 3 Averaging 19.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 3.3 threes over first three games.
10 Karl-Anthony Towns PF 3 Averaging 21.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over first two games.
11 Derrick Favors PF, C 3
12 Serge Ibaka PF, C 4
13 Zach Randolph PF, C 4
14 Markieff Morris PF 4
15 Ryan Anderson PF, C 3
16 Tim Duncan PF, C 3
17 Dirk Nowitzki PF 3
18 Kenneth Faried PF 3
19 Thaddeus Young SF, PF 4
20 Terrence Jones SF, PF 4 Day-to-day (eye).
21 Kristaps Porzingis PF 4
22 Mason Plumlee PF, C 4
23 Aaron Gordon PF 4
24 Ed Davis PF, C 4
25 Patrick Patterson PF 4
26 Luis Scola PF, C 4
27 Tristan Thompson PF, C 4
28 Ersan Ilyasova PF 3
29 Julius Randle PF 3
30 Marreese Speights PF, C 4
31 Andrea Bargnani PF, C 4
32 Montrezl Harrell PF 4 Could be decent short-term play if Terrence Jones (eye) misses time this week.
33 Amir Johnson PF, C 2
34 David Lee PF, C 2
35 Taj Gibson PF 3

Center

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Nikola Vucevic PF, C 4
2 Brook Lopez C 4
3 Marc Gasol C 4
4 Al Horford PF, C 4
5 DeMarcus Cousins PF, C 4 Day-to-day (Achilles). MRI scheduled for Sunday.
6 Andre Drummond PF, C 3
7 Pau Gasol PF, C 3
8 DeAndre Jordan C 3
9 Rudy Gobert C 3
10 Hassan Whiteside C 4
11 Jonas Valanciunas C 4
12 Jahlil Okafor C 4
13 Al Jefferson PF, C 3
14 LaMarcus Aldridge PF, C 3 Only averaging 10.8 points on 39% shooting from the field over first two games.
15 Tyson Chandler C 4
16 Dwight Howard C 4
17 Willie Cauley-Stein C 4 Started last two games at center over Kosta Koufos. Averaging 12.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in 27 minutes over last two.
18 Robin Lopez C 4
19 Enes Kanter C 4
20 Ian Mahinmi C 4
21 Timofey Mozgov C 4
22 Meyers Leonard C 4
23 Marcin Gortat C 3
24 Roy Hibbert C 3
25 Zaza Pachulia C 3
26 Kosta Koufos C 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) misses time this week.
27 Brandan Wright PF, C 4
28 Tiago Splitter C 4
29 Steven Adams C 4
30 Jordan Hill PF, C 4
31 Kyle O'Quinn C 4
32 Myles Turner C 4
33 Gorgui Dieng C 3 Only averaging 17 minutes a game over first two games.
34 Festus Ezeli C 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Andrew Bogut (concussion) misses time this week.
35 Andrew Bogut C 4 Day-to-day (concussion).

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