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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 4

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 4: Nov. 16 - Nov. 22

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

Yellow indicates new to the rankings.

Point Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Stephen Curry PG, SG 4
2 Russell Westbrook PG 4
3 Kyle Lowry PG 4
4 Eric Bledsoe PG, SG 4
5 Damian Lillard PG 4
6 Isaiah Thomas PG 4
7 Jarrett Jack PG, SG 4 Averaging 24.5 points, 10.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 threes over last two games.
8 Emmanuel Mudiay PG 4
9 Rajon Rondo PG 3 Averaging 14.7 points, 14.0 assists, 9.8 rebounds and 3.0 steals in 46 minute over last four games.
10 Reggie Jackson PG 3
11 Kemba Walker PG 3
12 Mike Conley PG 3
13 Mo Williams PG, SG 3
14 Chris Paul PG 3 Day-to-day (groin).
15 Jeff Teague PG 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
16 Deron Williams PG 4
17 George Hill PG, SG 3
18 Derrick Rose PG 3
19 Michael Carter-Williams PG 3
20 John Wall PG 2
21 Ty Lawson PG 4 Only averaging 6.8 points on 27% shooting from the field over last five games.
22 Ish Smith PG 4 Averaging 11.2 points, 8.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
23 Marcus Smart PG, SG 4
24 Tony Parker PG 4
25 Isaiah Canaan PG 4
26 T.J. McConnell PG 4
27 Jrue Holiday PG 4 Likely to only play in three games this week since Pelicans have a back-to-back.
28 Dennis Schroder PG 3 Could see bump in production this week if Jeff Teague (ankle) misses time.
29 Ricky Rubio PG 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
30 Zach LaVine PG, SG 3 Solid play while Ricky Rubio (hamstring) is out. Averaging 19.7 points, 4.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.7 threes in three starts this season.
31 Jordan Clarkson PG 3
32 Jeremy Lin PG, SG 3
33 D'Angelo Russell PG 3
34 Goran Dragic PG, SG 3 Only averaging 9.8 points and 3.2 assists on 40% shooting from the field over last five games.
35 Greivis Vasquez PG, SG 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 threes in 29 minutes over last two games.

Shooting Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 James Harden SG, SF 4
2 Brandon Knight PG, SG 4
3 Eric Gordon SG 4 Averaging 23.2 points, 1.2 steals and 4.0 threes over last five games.
4 C.J. McCollum PG, SG 4
5 DeMar DeRozan SG, SF 4
6 Will Barton SG 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
7 Klay Thompson SG, SF 4 Day-to-day (back).
8 Jimmy Butler SG, SF 3
9 Dwyane Wade SG 3
10 Kobe Bryant SG 3
11 Monta Ellis PG, SG 3
12 Khris Middleton SG, SF 3
13 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 3
14 Danny Green SG, SF 4
15 Joe Johnson SG, SF 4
16 Dion Waiters SG 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Kevin Durant (hamstring) likely out this week. Averaging 19.3 points, 1.0 steals and 2.3 threes in 26 minutes over last three games.
17 Wesley Matthews SG, SF 4
18 Jamal Crawford PG, SG 3 Could see bump in minutes and production if JJ Redick (back) misses time this week.
19 Marco Belinelli SG 3 Averaging 15.5 points and 2.2 threes in 32 minutes over last four games.
20 Kyle Korver SG, SF 3
21 Louis Williams PG, SG 3
22 Jeremy Lamb SG 3 Averaging 13.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
23 Jerryd Bayless PG, SG 3
24 Arron Afflalo SG, SF 3 Back in action. Averaging 13.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 29 minutes over last two games.
25 Langston Galloway PG, SG 3
26 Evan Fournier SG, SF 2
27 Nik Stauskas SG 4
28 Marcus Thornton SG 4 Back to bench role with Terrence Jones starting.
29 Kevin Martin SG 3
30 Tyler Johnson PG, SG 3 Minutes should go up with Mario Chalmers traded to Memphis. Averaging 12.0 points, 1.0 threes and 1.3 blocks in 27 minutes over last three games.
31 J.R. Smith SG, SF 3
32 Alec Burks SG 2 Could see bump in minutes and production if Rodney Hood (foot) misses time this week. Averaging 19.6 points, 2.7 threes and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last three games.
33 J.J. Redick SG 3 Day-to-day (back).
34 Victor Oladipo SG 2 Day-to-day (concussion).
35 Bradley Beal SG 2 Day-to-day (shoulder).

Small Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Kawhi Leonard SG, SF 4
2 LeBron James SF, PF 3
3 Paul George SG, SF 3 Averaging 30.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
4 Carmelo Anthony SF, PF 3
5 Nicolas Batum SG, SF 3 Averaging 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
6 Andrew Wiggins SF 3 Averaging 27.3 points and 1.8 threes over last five games.
7 Giannis Antetokounmpo SF 3
8 Rudy Gay SF, PF 3 Day-to-day (illness).
9 Jae Crowder SF 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 threes and 4.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
10 Al-Farouq Aminu SF 4
11 Danilo Gallinari SF 4
12 DeMarre Carroll SF 4 Day-to-day (plantar fasciitis).
13 Trevor Ariza SF 4
14 Harrison Barnes SF 4
15 Bojan Bogdanovic SG, SF 4
16 Andre Iguodala SG, SF 4
17 Evan Turner SG, SF 4
18 Marcus Morris SF, PF 3
19 Omri Casspi SF 3 Averaging 12.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
20 C.J. Miles SG, SF 3
21 Kent Bazemore SG, SF 3
22 Gordon Hayward SG, SF 2
23 Tobias Harris SF, PF 2
24 T.J. Warren SF 4
25 P.J. Tucker SF 4
26 Manu Ginobili SG, SF 4 Day-to-day (thigh).
27 Doug McDermott SF 3 Averaging 12.6 points and 2.6 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
28 Nick Young SG, SF 3
29 Stanley Johnson SF 3
30 Luol Deng SF 3
31 Courtney Lee SG, SF 3
32 Otto Porter SG, SF 2
33 Jerami Grant SF 4
34 Robert Covington SF 4 Day-to-day (knee). Expected back this week but could be on minutes restriction.
35 Kevin Durant SF 4 Day-to-day (hamstring). Likely out this week.

Power Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Draymond Green SF, PF 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 8.8 assists, 8.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
2 Anthony Davis PF 4 Day-to-day (hip).
3 Serge Ibaka PF, C 4
4 Dirk Nowitzki PF 4
5 Jared Sullinger PF, C 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
6 Thaddeus Young SF, PF 4 Averaging 17.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
7 Ryan Anderson PF, C 4
8 Tim Duncan PF, C 4
9 Nerlens Noel PF, C 4
10 Paul Millsap PF 3
11 Blake Griffin PF, C 3
12 Kevin Love PF, C 3
13 Chris Bosh PF, C 3
14 Karl-Anthony Towns PF, C 3
15 Greg Monroe PF, C 3
16 Zach Randolph PF, C 3 Averaging 17.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
17 Kenneth Faried PF 4 Day-to-day (back).
18 Terrence Jones SF, PF 4
19 Mason Plumlee PF, C 4
20 Markieff Morris PF 4 Day-to-day (knee).
21 Kristaps Porzingis PF 3
22 Marvin Williams SF, PF 3
23 Derrick Favors PF, C 2
24 Amir Johnson PF, C 4
25 Ed Davis PF, C 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Meyers Leonard (shoulder) out for a month. Averaging 9.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 18 minutes over last two games.
26 Luis Scola PF, C 4
27 Nemanja Bjelica PF 3 Averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
28 Nikola Mirotic PF 3 Only averaging 6.8 points on 26% shooting from the field over last five games.
29 Ersan Ilyasova PF 3
30 Tristan Thompson PF, C 3
31 Dwight Powell PF 4
32 Julius Randle PF 3
33 Jabari Parker PF 3
34 John Henson PF, C 3
35 Kris Humphries PF 2 Averaging 11.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.

Centers

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Brook Lopez C 4
2 LaMarcus Aldridge PF, C 4
3 Jahlil Okafor C 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over last five games.
4 DeMarcus Cousins PF, C 3 Averaging 36.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last two games.
5 Andre Drummond C 3
6 Al Horford PF, C 3
7 Pau Gasol PF, C 3
8 Hassan Whiteside C 3 Averaging 14.6 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocks this season.
9 Marc Gasol C 3 Averaging 28.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 threes over last two games.
10 DeAndre Jordan C 3
11 Al Jefferson C 3
12 Dwight Howard C 4 Likely to only play in three games this week since Rockets have a back-to-back.
13 Jonas Valanciunas C 4
14 Tyson Chandler C 4
15 Zaza Pachulia C 4
16 Andrew Bogut C 4
17 Festus Ezeli C 4
18 Enes Kanter C 4
19 Steven Adams C 4
20 Roy Hibbert C 3
21 Joakim Noah C 3 Averaging 14.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 24 minutes over last two games played.
22 Nikola Vucevic PF, C 2
23 Kelly Olynyk C 4
24 Omer Asik C 4
25 Alexis Ajinca C 4
26 Rudy Gobert C 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
27 Robin Lopez C 3
28 Ian Mahinmi C 3
29 Timofey Mozgov C 3
30 Jordan Hill PF, C 3
31 Willie Cauley-Stein C 3
32 Kosta Koufos C 3
33 Marcin Gortat C 2
34 Kyle O'Quinn C 3
35 Gorgui Dieng C 3

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