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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Week 2

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 weekly player rankings are written up following Saturday's games. We will try to update the meter with any breaking news that happens on 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:November 2nd-November 9th
Two Games:LAL

Point Guards

1John Wall[PG]WAS4
2Kyle Lowry[PG]TOR4
3Rajon Rondo[PG]BOS4
4Damian Lillard[PG]POR4
5Kemba Walker[PG]CHA4
6Darren Collison[PG]SAC4Averaging 15.0 points, 8.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals over first two games.
7Ty Lawson[PG]DEN4
8Deron Williams[PG]BKN4
9Mike Conley[PG]MEM4
10Tony Wroten[PG,SG]PHI4Solid short-term play while Michael Carter-Williams is out. Averaging 19.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.3 steals over first three games.
11Derrick Rose *[PG]CHI4Day-to-day (ankles).
12Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW3
13Chris Paul[PG]LAC3
14Kyrie Ivring[PG]CLE3
15Ricky Rubio[PG]MIN3
16Jeff Teague[PG]ATL3
17Tony Parker[PG]SAS3
18Jrue Holiday[PG]NO3
19Goran Dragic[PG,SG]PHO4
20Donald Sloan[PG]IND4Solid short-term play while George Hill is out. Averaging 14.0 points, 6.7 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.3 threes over first three games.
21Norris Cole[PG]MIA4Averaging 16.5 points, 1.0 steals and 2.5 threes in 28 minutes over first two games.
22Trey Burke[PG]UTA4
23Isaiah Thomas[PG]PHO4Averaging 18.7 points and 2.3 threes in only 24 minutes over first three games.
24Jameer Nelson[PG]DAL4
25Elfrid Payton[PG]ORL4
26Reggie Jackson *[PG]OKC4Day-to-day (ankle).
27Brandon Jennings[PG]DET3
28D.J. Augustin[PG]DET3
29Kirk Hinrich[PG,SG]CHI4Decent play this week if Derrick Rose (ankles) misses time. Averaging 14.3 points, 1.3 steals and 2.0 threes in 29 minutes over first three games.
30Shane Larkin[PG]NYK4Decent short-term play while Jose Calderon (hamstring) is out. Averaging 7.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals in 27 minutes over first two games.
31Sebastian Telfair[PG]OKC4Last man standing at point guard for the Thunder. Averaging 6.3 points, 6.0 assists and 1.7 steals in 31 minutes over first three games.
32Greivis Vasquez[PG,SG]TOR4
33Jarrett Jack[PG,SG]BKN4
34Mo Williams[PG,SG]MIN3
35Patrick Beverley *[PG]HOU4Day-to-day (hamstring).

Shooting Guards

1James Harden[SG,SF]HOU4
2Brandon Knight[PG,SG]MIL4Averaging 19.7 points, 9.0 assists, 6.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.0 threes over first three games.
3Monta Ellis[PG,SG]DAL4
4Eric Bledsoe[PG,SG]PHO4
5DeMar DeRozan[SG,SF]TOR4
6Dwyane Wade[PG,SG]MIA4
7Joe Johnson[SG,SF]BKN4Averaging 26.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 threes over first two games.
8Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]POR4
9Lance Stephenson[SG]CHA4
10Alec Burks[PG,SG]UTA4Averaging 14.3 points, 1.0 steals and 1.3 threes in 32 minutes over first three games.
11Jimmy Butler *[SG,SF]CHI4Back in action (thumb).
12Devin Harris[PG,SG]DAL4Averaging 13.7 points, 4.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 threes in 27 minutes over first three games.
13Mario Chalmers[PG,SG]MIA4Averaging 14.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 threes in 26 minutes over first three games.
14Klay Thompson[SG,SF]GSW3
15Evan Fournier[SG]ORL4Could be decent play for points and threes while Victor Oladipo is out. Averaging 16.7 points and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over first three games.
16O.J. Mayo[SG]MIL4Averaging 15.0 points and 2.7 threes in only 24 minutes over first three games.
17Aaron Afflalo[SG,SF]DEN4
18Terrence Ross[SG]TOR4
19CJ Miles[SG,SF]IND4
20Kobe Bryant[SG]LAL2
21Tyreke Evans[SG,SF]NO3
22Kevin Martin[SG]MIN3
23Kyle Korver[SG,SF]ATL3
24Jamal Crawford[PG,SG]LAC3
25J.J. Redick[SG]LAC3
26Gerald Green[SG,SF]PHO4
27Vince Carter[SG]MEM4Could see bump in minutes this week if Courtney Lee (concussion) misses time this week.
28J.R. Smith[SG,SF]NYK4
29Avery Bradley[PG,SG]BOS4
30Iman Shumpert[PG,SG]NYK4
31Manu Ginobili[SG,SF]SAS3
32Danny Green[SG,SF]SAS3
33Eric Gordon[SG]NO3
34Kentavious Caldwell-Pope[SG]DET3
35Dion Waiters[SG]CLE3

Small Forwards

1Carmelo Anthony[SF,PF]NYK4
2Gordon Hayward[SG,SF]UTA4
3Rudy Gay[SF,PF]SAC4
4Nicolas Batum[SG,SF]POR4
5Chandler Parsons[SF,PF]DAL4
6LeBron James[SF,PF]CLE3
7Trevor Ariza[SF]HOU4
8Tobias Harris[SF,PF]ORL4
9Perry Jones[SF]OKC4Averaging 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 38 minutes over last three games.
10Jeff Green[SF,PF]BOS4
11Luol Deng[SF]MIA4
12Josh Smith[SF,PF]DET3
13Kawhi Leonard[SG,SF]SAS3Back in action (eye).
14Michael Kidd-Gilchrist[SF]CHA4Averaging 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in 31 minutes over first two games.
15Chris Copeland[SF]IND4Averaging 16.0 points and 3.3 threes in 30 minutes over first three games.
16Mike Dunleavy[SG,SF]CHI4
17Khris Middleton[SF]MIL4Averaging 11.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in 29 minutes over first three games.
18Paul Pierce[SF]WAS4
19Marvin Williams[SF]CHA4
20Tony Allen[SG,SF]MEM4Could see more minutes this week if Courtney Lee (concussion) misses time. Averaging 6.3 points and 4.0 steals in 33 minutes over first three games this year.
21Marcus Morris[SF,PF]PHO4Averaging 12.3 points and 2.3 threes but production could go down with P.J. Tucker (suspension) back this week.
22Hollis Thompson[SF]PHI4Averaging 10.0 points, 1.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.7 threes in 32 minutes over first three games.
23Giannis Antetokoumpo[SF]MIL4
24P.J. Tucker[SF,PF]PHO4Back in action (suspension).
25Otto Porter[SG,SF]WAS4
26Danilo Gallinari[SF]DEN4
27Wilson Chandler[SG,SF]DEN4
28Evan Turner[SG,SF]BOS4
29K.J. McDaniels[SG,SF]PHI4
30Andrew Wiggins[SF]MIN3
31DeMarre Carroll[SF]ATL3
32Matt Barnes[SF]LAC3
33Harrison Barnes[SF]GSW3
34Andre Iguodala[SG,SF]GSW3
35Caron Butler[SF]DET3

Power Forwards

1LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]POR4
2Derrick Favors[PF,C]UTA4Averaging 21.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks over first three games.
3Zach Randolph[PF,C]MEM4
4Anthony Davis[PF]NO3Averaging 28.5 points, 16.0 rebounds, 6.0 blocks and 2.5 steals over first two games.
5Kevin Love[PF,C]CLE3Averaging 17.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 2.0 steals over first two games.
6Serge Ibaka[PF,C]OKC4
7Pau Gasol[PF,C]CHI4
8Dirk Nowitzki[PF]DAL4
9Markieff Morris[PF]PHO4
10Terrence Jones[SF,PF]HOU4Averaging 16.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 threes over first three games.
11Kenneth Faried[PF]DEN4
12Blake Griffin[PF,C]LAC3
13Paul Millsap[PF]ATL3
14Tim Duncan[PF,C]SAS3
15Jared Sullinger[PF,C]BOS4
16Taj Gibson *[PF]CHI4Day-to-day (ankle).
18Amir Johnson[PF,C]TOR4
19Jabari Parker[PF]MIL4
20Nerlens Noel[PF,C]PHI4
21Channing Frye[PF]ORL4
22Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET3Back in action (suspension).
23Ryan Anderson[PF,C]NO3
24Thaddeus Young *[SF,PF]MIN3Day-to-day (neck).
25David Lee *[PF,C]GSW3Day-to-day (hamstring).
26Kevin Garnett[PF,C]BKN4Averaging 14.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over first two games.
27Mirza Teletovic[PF]BKN4Averaging 16.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 threes in 26 minutes over first two games.
28Amar'e Stoudemire[PF,C]NYK4
29Josh McRoberts[PF,C]MIA4
30Tristan Thompson[PF,C]CLE3Averaging 11.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 28 minutes over first three games.
31Shawne Williams[PF]MIA4Averaging 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.5 threes in 31 minutes over first two games.
32Trevor Booker[PF]UTA4
33Boris Diaw[PF,C]SAS3
34Luis Scola[PF,C]IND4Decent short-term play while David West is out. Averaging 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 23 minutes over first three games.
35David West *[PF]IND4Day-to-day (ankle).


1Chris Bosh[PF,C]MIA4Averaging 28.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.5 threes over first two games.
2Nikola Vucevic[PF,C]ORL4Averaging 17.7 points, 15.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.7 blocks over first three games.
3Marc Gasol[C]MEM4Averaging 24.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks over first three games.
4Al Jefferson[PF,C]CHA4
5DeMarcus Cousins[PF,C]SAC4
6Marcin Gortat[C]WAS4
7Roy Hibbert[C]IND4Averaging 14.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks over first three games.
8Joakim Noah[PF,C]CHI4
9Dwight Howard[C]HOU4
10Tyson Chandler[C]DAL4
11Larry Sanders[PF,C]MIL4
12Robin Lopez[C]POR4
13Jonas Valanciunas[C]TOR4
14Andre Drummond[PF,C]DET3
15Al Horford[PF,C]ATL3
16DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC3
17Kelly Olynyk[C]BOS4
18Timofey Mozgov[C]DEN4Averaging 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals in only 22 minutes over first two games.
19Steven Adams[C]OKC4
20Nikola Pekovic[C]MIN3
21Omer Asik[C]NO3
22Anderson Varejao[PF,C]CLE3
23Samuel Dalembert[C]NYK4
24Brandan Wright[PF,C]DAL4Averaging 10.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 19 minutes over first three games.
25Henry Sims[C]PHI4
26John Henson[PF,C]MIL4
27Miles Plumlee[PF,C]PHO4
28Mason Plumlee[PF,C]BKN4
29Enes Kanter[C]UTA4
30Chris Kaman[PF,C]POR4Averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 21 minutes over first two games.
31Alex Len[C]PHO4
32Andrew Bogut[C]GSW3
33Spencer Hawes[C]LAC3
34Jordan Hill[PF,C]LAL2Averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 29 minutes over first four games.
35Brook Lopez *[C]BKN4Day-to-day (foot).