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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 3

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 3: Nov. 9 - Nov. 15

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

Yellow indicates new to the rankings.

Point Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Stephen Curry PG, SG 4
2 Ricky Rubio PG 5
3 Damian Lillard PG 4 Averaging 27.3 points, 6.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.8 threes this season.
4 Kyle Lowry PG 4
5 Isaiah Thomas PG 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 6.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.6 threes over first five games.
6 Jeff Teague PG 4
7 Reggie Jackson PG 4
8 Kemba Walker PG 4
9 Russell Westbrook PG 3 Averaging 26.0 points, 10.6 assists, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
10 Chris Paul PG 4 Day-to-day (groin).
11 Rajon Rondo PG 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Darren Collison (hamstring) out. Averaging 12.2 points, 7.6 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
12 Mike Conley PG 4
13 Elfrid Payton PG 4
14 Jordan Clarkson PG 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
15 Trey Burke PG 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
16 Deron Williams PG 4
17 Emmanuel Mudiay PG 4
18 George Hill PG, SG 3
19 Ty Lawson PG 3
20 Mo Williams PG, SG 3
21 John Wall PG 2
22 Eric Bledsoe PG, SG 2 Averaging 22.4 points, 5.6 assists, 3.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
23 T.J. McConnell PG 4 Averaging 6.8 points, 9.2 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes over last four games.
24 Dennis Schroder PG 4
25 Jeremy Lin PG, SG 4
26 Isaiah Canaan PG 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 1.5 steals and 4.5 threes in 25 minutes over last two games.
27 Jrue Holiday PG 4 Could play in only three games this week since the Pelicans have a back-to-back.
28 Jarrett Jack PG, SG 3
29 Tony Parker PG 3
30 D'Angelo Russell PG 4
31 Derrick Rose PG 2
32 Goran Dragic PG, SG 2
33 Darren Collison PG 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
34 Marcus Smart PG, SG 4 Day-to-day (toe).
35 Michael Carter-Williams PG 3 Day-to-day (ankle).

Shooting Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Victor Oladipo SG 4
2 James Harden SG, SF 3
3 C.J. McCollum PG, SG 4
4 Klay Thompson SG, SF 4
5 DeMar DeRozan SG, SF 4
6 Evan Fournier SG, SF 4
7 Eric Gordon SG 4
8 Kyle Korver SG, SF 4 No back-to-backs this week so could play in all four games.
9 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 4
10 Langston Galloway PG, SG 4 Averaging 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 threes and 1.5 steals in 31 minutes over last two games.
11 J.J. Redick SG 4
12 Louis Williams PG, SG 4
13 Will Barton SG 4 Started last game at SG. Averaging 14.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
14 Kobe Bryant SG 4 Shooting an abysmal 32% from the field over first five games.
15 Kevin Martin SG 5 Day-to-day (personal).
16 Nik Stauskas SG 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
17 Alec Burks SG 4
18 Rodney Hood SG 4
19 Avery Bradley PG, SG 4
20 Khris Middleton SG, SF 3
21 Marcus Thornton SG 3 Solid play while Terrence Jones (out) is out. Averaging 16.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 3.0 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
22 Monta Ellis PG, SG 3 Only averaging 10.3 points on 33% shooting from the field this season.
23 Danny Green SG, SF 3
24 Brandon Knight PG, SG 2 Averaging 19.2 points, 5.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
25 Jimmy Butler SG, SF 2
26 Dwyane Wade SG 2
27 Marco Belinelli SG 4
28 Wesley Matthews SG, SF 4
29 Jeremy Lamb SG 4 Averaging 12.0 points and 1.6 threes in 21 minutes over last five games.
30 Zach Lavine PG, SG 5
31 Joe Johnson SG, SF 3
32 Jerryd Bayless PG, SG 3 Could see bump in production if Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 11.4 points, 4.2 assists and 2.2 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
33 Jamal Crawford PG, SG 4
34 Gary Harris SG 4
35 Bradley Beal SG 2 Day-to-day (shoulder).

Small Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Andrew Wiggins SF 5
2 Carmelo Anthony SF, PF 4
3 Rudy Gay SF, PF 4
4 Al-Farouq Aminu SF 4
5 Gordon Hayward SG, SF 4
6 Danilo Gallinari SF 4
7 Nicolas Batum SG, SF 4
8 Kevin Durant SF 3 Averaging 31.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 3.0 threes over last five games.
9 LeBron James SF, PF 3
10 Kawhi Leonard SG, SF 3
11 Paul George SG, SF 3 Averaging 22.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
12 Marcus Morris SF, PF 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 39 minutes over first three games.
13 Kent Bazemore SG, SF 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
14 Jae Crowder SF 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in 31 minutes over last two games.
15 Tobias Harris SF, PF 4
16 Giannis Antetokounmpo SF 3
17 Harrison Barnes SF 4
18 DeMarre Carroll SF 4 Day-to-day (plantar fasciitis).
19 Evan Turner SG, SF 4 Averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 threes in 26 minutes over last two games.
20 Omri Casspi SF 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 31 minutes over last two games.
21 Courtney Lee SG, SF 4
22 Jerami Grant SF 4
23 Nick Young SG, SF 4
24 Andre Iguodala SG, SF 4
25 Trevor Ariza SF 3
26 Shabazz Muhammad SF 5
27 Bojan Bogdanovic SG, SF 3
28 Manu Ginobili SG, SF 3
29 Otto Porter SG, SF 2 Averaging 14.6 points, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
30 Derrick Williams SF, PF 4
31 Jeff Green SF, PF 4
32 Tony Allen SG, SF 4
33 C.J. Miles SG, SF 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
34 Stanley Johnson SF 4
35 Chandler Parsons SF, PF 4 Production will likely be limited with 14 minute restriction.

Power Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Anthony Davis PF 4
2 Karl-Anthony Towns PF, C 5 Averaging 15.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over first five games this season.
3 Blake Griffin PF, C 4
4 Paul Millsap PF 4
5 Draymond Green SF, PF 4
6 Nerlens Noel PF, C 4
7 Dirk Nowitzki PF 4
8 Derrick Favors PF, C 4
9 Kevin Love PF, C 3
10 Greg Monroe PF, C 3
11 Serge Ibaka PF, C 3
12 Kristaps Porzingis PF 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 in only 24 minutes over last five games.
13 Marvin Williams SF, PF 4
14 Julius Randle PF 4 Averaging 17.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in 32 minutes over last three games.
15 Kenneth Faried PF 4
16 Ryan Anderson PF, C 4
17 Jared Sullinger PF, C 4 Averaging 13.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 1.3 steals and 2.0 threes in 24 minutes over last three games.
18 Mason Plumlee PF, C 4 Averaging 10.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.2 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
19 Zach Randolph PF, C 4
20 Tim Duncan PF, C 3
21 Thaddeus Young SF, PF 3
22 Chris Bosh PF, C 2
23 Nemanja Bjelica PF 5 Averaging 7.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 29 minutes over first five games.
24 Luis Scola PF, C 4
25 Ed Davis PF, C 4
26 Dwight Powell PF 4 Averaging 11.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in 24 minutes over last five games.
27 Tristan Thompson PF, C 3 Averaging 7.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
28 Nikola Mirotic PF 2
29 Markieff Morris PF 2
30 Amir Johnson PF, C 4
31 Patrick Patterson PF 4
32 Ersan Ilyasova PF 4
33 David Lee PF, C 4
34 John Henson PF, C 3 Back in action (Achilles).
35 Terrence Jones SF, PF 3 Day-to-day (eye).

Centers

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Andre Drummond C 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 19.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over first five games.
2 Al Horford PF, C 4
3 Al Jefferson C 4 Only averaging 12.6 points on 39% shooting from the field over first seven games of the season.
4 DeAndre Jordan C 4
5 Rudy Gobert C 4
6 Jonas Valanciunas C 4
7 Jahlil Okafor C 4
8 Marc Gasol C 4
9 DeMarcus Cousins PF, C 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
10 Nikola Vucevic PF, C 4 Day-to-day (knee).
11 LaMarcus Aldridge PF, C 3
12 Brook Lopez C 3 Day-to-day (foot).
13 Zaza Pachulia C 4
14 Roy Hibbert C 4
15 Pau Gasol PF, C 2
16 Hassan Whiteside C 2
17 Robin Lopez C 4
18 Willie Cauley-Stein C 4
19 Meyers Leonard C 4
20 Kosta Koufos C 4
21 Festus Ezeli C 4 Decent play while Andrew Bogut (concussion) is out. Averaging 12.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 21 minutes over last four games.
22 Jordan Hill PF, C 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 25 minutes over last three games.
23 Dwight Howard C 3 Could only play in two games this week since Rockets have a back-to-back.
24 Kyle O'Quinn C 4
25 Gorgui Dieng C 5
26 Enes Kanter C 3
27 Ian Mahinmi C 3
28 Timofey Mozgov C 3
29 Steven Adams C 3
30 Marcin Gortat C 2
31 Tyson Chandler C 2
32 Dewayne Dedmon C 4 Decent short-term play if Nikola Vucevic (knee) misses time this week. Averaging 11.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 30 minutes over last two games.
33 Kelly Olynyk C 4
34 Andrew Bogut C 4 Day-to-day (concussion).
35 Brandan Wright PF, C 4 Day-to-day (knee).

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