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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 7

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 7: Dec. 7 - Dec. 13

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

Yellow indicates new to the rankings.

Point Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Russell Westbrook PG 4
2 Kyle Lowry PG 4
3 John Wall PG 4 Averaging 22.8 points, 8.2 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
4 Reggie Jackson PG 4 Averaging 29.3 points, 9.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 threes over last three games.
5 Damian Lillard PG 4
6 Isaiah Thomas PG 4
7 Eric Bledsoe PG, SG 4
8 Stephen Curry PG, SG 3
9 Kemba Walker PG 4
10 Jordan Clarkson PG 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
11 Mike Conley PG 4
12 Ricky Rubio PG 4
13 D'Angelo Russell PG 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
14 Derrick Rose PG 4
15 Goran Dragic PG, SG 4
16 Jeff Teague PG 3
17 Deron Williams PG 3 Averaging 18.4 points, 6.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
18 Elfrid Payton PG 3
19 George Hill PG, SG 3
20 Chris Paul PG 4 Day-to-day (ribs).
21 Zach LaVine PG, SG 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 4.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
22 Trey Burke PG 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 threes in 34 minutes over last two games.
23 Michael Carter-Williams PG 4
24 Isaiah Canaan PG 4 Averaging 15.2 points and 3.8 threes in 37 minutes over last five games but minutes could decrease with Tony Wroten back in action.
25 Tony Parker PG 4
26 Jose Calderon PG 4
27 Rajon Rondo PG 2
28 Jarrett Jack PG, SG 3
29 Patrick Beverley PG 3
30 Cory Joseph PG 4
31 Tony Wroten PG, SG 4 Back in action.
32 T.J. McConnell PG 4
33 Jeremy Lin PG, SG 4
34 Darren Collison PG 2 Averaging 13.2 points, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.4 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
35 Jrue Holiday PG 3

Shooting Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Jimmy Butler SG, SF 4
2 Bradley Beal SG 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
3 C.J. McCollum PG, SG 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 5.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
4 Brandon Knight PG, SG 4
5 Avery Bradley PG, SG 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 2.2 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
6 James Harden SG, SF 3
7 Khris Middleton SG, SF 4
8 DeMar DeRozan SG, SF 4
9 Dwyane Wade SG 4
10 Kobe Bryant SG 4 Field goal percentage is an issue (31% for the season) but averaging 19.8 points, 3.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
11 Klay Thompson SG, SF 3
12 Victor Oladipo SG 3
13 Jamal Crawford PG, SG 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if J.J. Redick (ankle) misses time this week.
14 Alec Burks SG 4
15 O.J. Mayo SG 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 4.5 assist and 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 35 minutes over last two games.
16 Jeremy Lamb SG 4
17 Louis Williams SG 4
18 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 4
19 Rodney Hood SG 4
20 Arron Afflalo SG, SF 4
21 Kyle Korver SG, SF 3
22 Eric Gordon SG 3
23 Monta Ellis PG, SG 3
24 Evan Fournier SG, SF 3
25 Wesley Matthews SG, SF 3
26 Joe Johnson SG, SF 3
27 Dion Waiters SG 4
28 Danny Green SG, SF 4
29 Courtney Lee SG, SF 4
30 Mario Chalmers PG, SG 4
31 Jared Dudley SG, SF 4
32 Kevin Martin SG 4
33 Hollis Thompson SG, SF 4
34 Tyler Johnson PG, SG 4 Averaging 12.7 points, 1.3 steals and 1.3 threes in 23 minutes over last three games.
35 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SG 3 Day-to-day (ankle).


Small Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Kevin Durant SF 4
2 Kawhi Leonard SG, SF 4
3 Robert Covington SF 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.6 steals, 4.0 threes and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
4 Nicolas Batum SG, SF 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 5.6 assists, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
5 Gordon Hayward SG, SF 4 Averaging 24.0 points, 1.8 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
6 Carmelo Anthony SF, PF 4
7 Paul George SG, SF 3 Averaging 32.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 4.4 threes over last five games.
8 Marcus Morris SF, PF 4
9 Giannis Antetokounmpo SF 4
10 DeMarre Carroll SF 4
11 Jae Crowder SF 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 1.6 steals and 2.2 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
12 Andrew Wiggins SF 4
13 Jerami Grant SF 4 Averaging 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.8 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
14 LeBron James SF, PF 2
15 Tyreke Evans SG, SF 3 Back in action. Averaging 14.7 points, 9.3 assists and 6.0 rebounds in 33 over last three games.
16 Trevor Ariza SF 3
17 Otto Porter SG, SF 4
18 Al-Farouq Aminu SF 4
19 Stanley Johnson SF 4 Averaging 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 threes in 25 minutes over last four games.
20 Manu Ginobili SG, SF 4
21 C.J. Miles SG, SF 3 Averaging 14.8 points and 3.2 threes over last five games.
22 Allen Crabbe SF 4 Averaging 15.7 points and 2.7 threes in 28 minutes over last three games.
23 P.J. Tucker SF 4
24 Jeff Green SF, PF 4
25 Matt Barnes SF 4
26 T.J. Warren SF 4
27 Tobias Harris SF, PF 3
28 Kent Bazemore SG, SF 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 1.4 steals and 1.2 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
29 Andre Iguodala SG, SF 3
30 Rudy Gay SF, PF 2
31 Danilo Gallinari SF 2
32 Gerald Green SG, SF 4
33 Evan Turner SG, SF 4
34 Chandler Parsons SF, PF 3
35 Thabo Sefolosha SG, SF 3

Power Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Kristaps Porzingis PF 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 threes over last five games.
2 Greg Monroe PF, C 4
3 Chris Bosh PF, C 4
4 Derrick Favors PF, C 4
5 Blake Griffin PF, C 4
6 Serge Ibaka PF, C 4
7 Tim Duncan PF, C 4
8 Anthony Davis PF 3
9 Draymond Green SF, PF 3
10 Paul Millsap PF 3
11 Karl-Anthony Towns PF, C 4
12 Nerlens Noel PF, C 4
13 Marvin Williams SF, PF 4
14 Jared Sullinger PF, C 4
15 Ersan Ilyasova PF 4 Averaging 16.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 threes in 28 minutes over last three games.
16 Julius Randle PF 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
17 Nikola Mirotic PF 4
18 Ed Davis PF, C 4
19 Mason Plumlee PF, C 4
20 Zach Randolph PF, C 4
21 Trevor Booker PF 4 Should see bump in minutes with Rudy Gobert out. Averaging 6.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 steals in only 23 minutes over last five games.
22 Ryan Anderson PF, C 3
23 Dirk Nowitzki PF 3
24 Thaddeus Young SF, PF 3
25 Kevin Love PF, C 2
26 Markieff Morris PF 4
27 Amir Johnson PF, C 4
28 Jon Leuer PF 4 Averaging 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 31 minutes over last two games.
29 Mirza Teletovic PF 4 Averaging 12.4 points and 3.2 threes in 21 minutes over last five games.
30 Jabari Parker PF 4
31 Taj Gibson PF 4
32 Terrence Jones SF, PF 3
33 Andrew Nicholson PF 3 Averaging 10.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
34 Lavoy Allen PF 3
35 Luis Scola PF, C 4

Centers

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Andre Drummond C 4
2 Hassan Whiteside C 4
3 DeAndre Jordan C 4
4 Marc Gasol C 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
5 LaMarcus Aldridge PF, C 4
6 Pau Gasol PF, C 4
7 Jahlil Okafor C 4
8 Dwight Howard C 3
9 Brook Lopez C 3
10 Al Horford PF, C 3
11 Nikola Vucevic PF, C 3
12 DeMarcus Cousins PF, C 2
13 Gorgui Dieng C 4
14 Meyers Leonard C 4 Averaging 16.3 points and 2.7 threes in 27 minutes over last three games.
15 Bismack Biyombo PF, C 4
16 Roy Hibbert C 4
17 Joakim Noah C 4
18 Cody Zeller PF, C 4 Started last game at center with Al Jefferson out.
19 Spencer Hawes PF, C 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 22 minutes over last two games.
20 Marcin Gortat C 4 Day-to-day (personal).
21 Zaza Pachulia C 3
22 Kelly Olynyk C 4
23 Robin Lopez C 4
24 Enes Kanter C 4
25 Alex Len C 4
26 Ian Mahinmi C 3
27 Clint Capela C 3
28 Jordan Hill PF, C 3
29 Festus Ezeli C 3
30 Steven Adams C 4
31 John Henson PF, C 4
32 Lucas Nogueira C 4
33 Omer Asik C 3
34 Kosta Koufos C 2 Could see more minutes with Willie Cauley-Stein out. Averaging 9.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 23 minutes over last five games.
35 Andrew Bogut C 3 Day-to-day (back).

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