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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Weeks 24 & 25

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.

Weeks 24/25: April 4 - April 17

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

Yellow indicates new to the rankings

Point Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Chris Paul [PG] 6
2 Kyle Lowry [PG] 6
3 Kemba Walker [PG] 6
4 Goran Dragic [PG] 6
5 Stephen Curry [PG] 5
6 Russell Westbrook [PG] 5
7 John Wall [PG] 5
8 Isaiah Thomas [PG] 5
9 Rajon Rondo [PG] 5
10 Ricky Rubio [PG] 5
11 Jeff Teague [PG] 5
12 Reggie Jackson [PG] 5
13 Kyrie Irving [PG] 5 Day-to-day (ankle).
14 Jordan Clarkson [PG] 6
15 D'Angelo Russell [PG] 6
16 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] 6
17 Tim Frazier [PG] 6
18 Elfrid Payton [PG] 5
19 J.J. Barea [PG,SG] 5 Solid play while Deron Williams is out. Averaging 21.6 points, 6.0 assists and 2.8 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
20 Raymond Felton [PG] 5 Averaging 13.5 points, 4.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
21 Damian Lillard [PG] 4
22 Patty Mills [PG] 6
23 Tony Parker [PG] 6
24 Ish Smith [PG] 5
25 George Hill [PG] 5
26 Shelvin Mack [PG] 5
27 Darren Collison [PG] 5
28 Patrick Beverley [PG] 5
29 Shane Larkin [PG] 5 Averaging 9.8 points, 5.8 assists and 2.4 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
30 Jordan Farmar [PG] 5
31 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] 5 Day-to-day (groin).
32 Derrick Rose [PG] 5 Day-to-day (elbow).
33 Emmanuel Mudiay [PG] 4
34 D.J. Augustin [PG] 4
35 Deron Williams [PG] 5 Day-to-day (abdomen).

Shooting Guards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] 6
2 James Harden [SG,SF] 5
3 Victor Oladipo [SG] 5 Averaging 14.3 points, 6.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 1.7 threes over last five games.
4 Khris Middleton [SG,SF] 5
5 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] 5
6 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] 5
7 Devin Booker [SG] 5
8 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] 5
9 Evan Fournier [SG,SF] 5
10 Bradley Beal [SG] 5
11 Dwyane Wade [SG] 6 Day-to-day (knee).
12 J.J. Redick [SG] 6
13 Jamal Crawford [SG] 6 Averaging 19.2 points, 1.2 steals and 2.6 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
14 Lou Williams [SG] 6
15 Danny Green [SG,SF] 6
16 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] 6
17 Josh Richardson [SG] 6
18 Rodney Hood [SG] 5 Averaging 18.6 points and 3.0 threes over last five games.
19 Zach LaVine [PG,SG] 5
20 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] 5
21 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] 5
22 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope [SG] 5
23 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] 5
24 Isaiah Canaan [PG,SG] 5
25 Seth Curry [SG] 5 Averaging 15.6 points, 1.2 steals and 2.4 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
26 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] 5
27 Norman Powell [SG] 6
28 Jeremy Lin [PG,SG] 6
29 C.J. McCollum [PG,SG] 4
30 Gary Harris [SG] 4
31 Will Barton [SG] 4
32 Marcus Smart [PG,SG] 5
33 Sean Kilpatrick [SG] 5
34 Bojan Bogdanovic [SG,SF] 5
35 Kobe Bryant [SG] 6 Day-to-day (shoulder).
Small Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] 6 Averaging 19.2 points, 7.2 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 2.6 threes over last five games.
2 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] 6
3 Kevin Durant [SF] 5
4 LeBron James [SF,PF] 5
5 Paul George [SG,SF] 5
6 Giannis Antetokounmpo [SF] 5
7 Luol Deng [SF] 6
8 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] 5
9 Marcus Morris [SF,PF] 5 Averaging 20.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.8 threes over last five games.
10 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] 5
11 Jae Crowder [SF] 5 Back in action.
12 Trevor Ariza [SF] 5
13 Robert Covington [SF] 5
14 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] 5
15 Andrew Wiggins [SF] 5
16 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] 4
17 Otto Porter [SG,SF] 5
18 Harrison Barnes [SF] 5
19 Michael Beasley [SF] 5
20 Luke Babbitt [SF] 6 Averaging 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 27 minutes over last four games.
21 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] 6
22 Terrence Ross [SG,SF] 6 Back in action.
23 P.J. Tucker [SF] 5 Averaging 19.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 threes in 38 minutes over last two games.
24 Kent Bazemore [SG,SF] 5
25 Hollis Thompson [SG,SF] 5 Day-to-day (illness). Averaging 11.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.0 threes in 32 minutes over last four games.
26 Matt Barnes [SF] 5
27 Evan Turner [SG,SF] 5
28 Tony Allen [SG,SF] 5
29 Lance Stephenson [SG,SF] 5
30 Jerami Grant [SF] 5
31 C.J. Miles [SG,SF] 5
32 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 2.6 threes over last five games.
33 Maurice Harkless [SF] 4
34 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] 4
35 Gerald Green [SG,SF] 6 Decent short-term play if Dwayne Wade misses time this week. Averaging 18.5 points, 2.0 steals and 3.0 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
Power Forwards

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Paul Millsap [PF] 5 Averaging 16.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, 2.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
2 Draymond Green [SF,PF] 5
3 Kevin Love [PF,C] 5
4 Nikola Mirotic [PF] 5 Averaging 20.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.7 threes over last three games.
5 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] 5
6 Derrick Favors [PF,C] 5 Day-to-day (knee).
7 Marvin Williams [SF,PF] 6
8 Julius Randle [PF] 6
9 Mirza Teletovic [PF] 5 Averaging 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 29 minutes over last four games.
10 Jeff Green [SF,PF] 6
11 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] 5
12 Zach Randolph [PF,C] 5
13 Markieff Morris [PF] 5
14 Jared Sullinger [PF,C] 5
15 Jabari Parker [PF] 5
16 Greg Monroe [PF,C] 5
17 Aaron Gordon [PF] 5
18 Thomas Robinson [PF] 5 Solid play with Thaddeus Young out for the season. Averaging 14.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 27 minutes over last three games.
19 Blake Griffin [PF,C] 6 Expected back this week but could be on a minutes restriction.
20 Patrick Patterson [PF] 6
21 Luis Scola [PF] 6
22 Tim Duncan [PF,C] 6
23 Nerlens Noel [PF,C] 5 Day-to-day (knee).
24 Carl Landry [PF] 5 Averaging 14.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in 22 minutes over last five games.
25 JaMychal Green [PF] 5
26 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] 5
27 Nene Hilario [PF,C] 5
28 Donatas Motiejunas [PF] 5
29 Kristaps Porzingis [PF] 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
30 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] 4 Decent short-term play while Kristaps Porzingis is out. Averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
31 Mason Plumlee [PF,C] 4
32 Kenneth Faried [PF] 4
33 Ed Davis [PF,C] 4
34 Jon Leuer [PF] 5 Day-to-day (ankle).
35 Darrell Arthur [PF] 4 Day-to-day (knee). Averaging 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 3.0 threes in 22 minutes over last two games played.
Centers

RankPlayerTeamPos. EligibleGamesNotes
1 Hassan Whiteside [C] 6
2 DeAndre Jordan [C] 6
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] 6
4 Pau Gasol [PF,C] 5
5 Karl-Anthony Towns [PF,C] 5
6 Andre Drummond [C] 5
7 Rudy Gobert [C] 5
8 Marcin Gortat [C] 5
9 Al Horford [PF,C] 5
10 Dwight Howard [C] 5
11 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] 5 Back in action. Averaging 23.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 24 minutes over last two games.
12 Jonas Valanciunas [C] 6
13 Alexis Ajinca [C] 6 Averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
14 Gorgui Dieng [C] 5
15 Tyson Chandler [C] 5 Averaging 12.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 37 minutes over last two games.
16 Alex Len [C] 5
17 Ian Mahinmi [C] 5
18 Enes Kanter [C] 5
19 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] 5 Will only play in three games for the rest of the season (out for all road games).
20 Cody Zeller [PF,C] 6
21 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] 6
22 Steven Adams [C] 5
23 Kosta Koufos [C] 5 Averaging 11.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
24 Willie Cauley-Stein [C] 5
25 Myles Turner [C] 5
26 John Henson [PF,C] 5
27 Amir Johnson [PF,C] 5
28 Kelly Olynyk [C] 5
29 Robin Lopez [C] 4
30 Nikola Jokic [C] 4
31 Jusuf Nurkic [C] 4
32 Zaza Pachulia [C] 5
33 Henry Sims [C] 5 Likely starter at center with Brook Lopez out for the year.
34 Al Jefferson [C] 6 Day-to-day (quad).
35 Andrew Bogut [C] 5 Day-to-day (ribs).

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