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Fantasy Basketball Week 5 Player Rankings

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 5:November 24th - November 30th
Two Games:BKN, BOS, MIA, OKC

Point Guards

1Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW4
2Chris Paul[PG]LAC4
3Kyle Lowry[PG]TOR4
4Damian Lillard[PG]POR4Averaging career-highs in points (20.9), assists (6.8), rebounds (5.2), steals (1.0), threes made (3.3), FG% (48%) and FT% (95%).
5Darren Collison[PG]SAC4Averaging 17.6 points, 8.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
6Jeff Teague[PG]ATL4
7Kemba Walker[PG]CHA4
8Goran Dragic[PG,SG]PHO4
9Brandon Jennings *[PG]DET4Day-to-day (thumb).
10John Wall[PG]WAS3
11Ty Lawson[PG]DEN3
12Kyrie Ivring[PG]CLE3
13Jrue Holiday[PG]NO3
14Mike Conley[PG]MEM3
15Tony Parker[PG]SAS3Averaging 25.0 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 threes over last two games.
16Isaiah Thomas[PG]PHO4
17Patrick Beverley[PG]HOU4Averaging 14.2 points, 1.5 steals and 3.2 threes over last four games.
18Derrick Rose *[PG]CHI4Day-to-day (hamstring).
19Michael Carter-Williams[PG]PHI3Averaging 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games but shooting 36% from the field and 62% from the line.
20Jameer Nelson[PG]DAL4Averaging 10.5 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 threes in 27 minutes over last two games.
21Donald Sloan[PG]IND4
22Jose Calderon *[PG]NYK4Back in action (calf).
23Trey Burke[PG]UTA3
24Jeremy Lin[PG]LAL3
25Mo Williams[PG,SG]MIN3Value goes up if move to starting lineup is permanent. Averaging 13.2 points, 9.2 assists and 1.2 threes in 31 minutes over last four games.
26Tony Wroten[PG,SG]PHI3
27Rajon Rondo[PG]BOS2
28Reggie Jackson[PG]OKC2
29Deron Williams[PG]BKN2
30Aaron Brooks[PG]CHI4Could see bump in minutes and production if Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Kirk Hinrich (ribs) miss time this week.
31D.J. Augustin[PG]DET4Day-to-day (ribs).
32Kirk Hinrich *[PG,SG]CHI4
33Elfrid Payton[PG]ORL4Averaging 12.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals in 25 minutes over last two games.
34Nate Robinson[PG,SG]DEN3
35Zach Levine[PG]MIN3

Shooting Guards

1James Harden[SG,SF]HOU4
2Brandon Knight[PG,SG]MIL4
3Monta Ellis[PG,SG]DAL4
4Jimmy Butler[SG,SF]CHI4
5Klay Thompson[SG,SF]GSW4
6DeMar DeRozan[SG,SF]TOR4
7Eric Bledsoe[PG,SG]PHO4
8Victor Oladipo[SG]ORL4
9Kobe Bryant[SG]LAL3Averaging 26.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.8 threes this season.
10Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]POR4
11Jamal Crawford[PG,SG]LAC4
12Gerald Green[SG,SF]PHO4Averaging 15.8 points, 1.0 steals and 2.2 threes in only 21 minutes over last five games.
13Kyle Korver[SG,SF]ATL4
14Evan Fournier[SG]ORL4
15Lance Stephenson[SG]CHA4Averaging 9.8 points on 37% shooting from the field (averaged 13.8 points on 49% shooting from the field last year).
16J.J. Redick[SG]LAC4
17Lou Williams[PG,SG]TOR4Averaging 29.0 points, 4.0 three and 2.0 steals in 24 minutes over last two games.
18Iman Shumpert[PG,SG]NYK4
19Ben McLemore[SG]SAC4
20Terrence Ross[SG]TOR4
21J.R. Smith[SG,SF]NYK4
22Bradley Beal[SG]WAS3Back in action.
23Arron Afflalo[SG,SF]DEN3Averaging 18.0 points and 2.8 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
24Alec Burks[PG,SG]UTA3
25Gary Neal[PG,SG]CHA4Back in action (concussion).
26Devin Harris[PG,SG]DAL4
27Kentavious Caldwell-Pope[SG]DET4
28Gerald Henderson[SG,SF]CHA4
29O.J. Mayo[SG]MIL4
30Danny Green[SG,SF]SAS3
31Manu Ginobili[SG,SF]SAS3
32Dion Waiters[SG]CLE3
33Mario Chalmers[PG,SG]MIA2Averaging 20.0 points, 6.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
34Joe Johnson[SG,SF]BKN2
35Dwyane Wade *[PG,SG]MIA2Day-to-day (hamstring).

Small Forwards

1Carmelo Anthony[SF,PF]NYK4
2Nicolas Batum[SG,SF]POR4Back in action (knee).
3LeBron James[SF,PF]CLE3
4Rudy Gay[SF,PF]SAC4
5Trevor Ariza[SF]HOU4
6Chandler Parsons[SF,PF]DAL4
7Josh Smith[SF,PF]DET4
8Giannis Antetokoumpo[SF]MIL4Averaging 13.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
9Tobias Harris *[SF,PF]ORL4Day-to-day (calf).
10Gordon Hayward[SG,SF]UTA3
11Kawhi Leonard[SG,SF]SAS3
12Tyreke Evans[SG,SF]NO3
13Harrison Barnes[SF]GSW4Averaging 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
14DeMarre Carroll *[SF]ATL4Back in action (groin).
15Mike Dunleavy[SG,SF]CHI4
16Solomon Hill[SG,SF]IND4
17Kostas Papanikolaou[SF,PF]HOU4Averaging 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.0 threes in 36 minutes over last two games.
18Paul Pierce[SF]WAS3Averaging 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
19Wilson Chandler[SG,SF]DEN3Averaging 15.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 threes and 1.0 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
20Andrew Wiggins[SF]MIN3Averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
21Nick Young[SG,SF]LAL3Back in action.
22Corey Brewer[SG,SF]MIN3Moves into starting lineup with Kevin Martin (wrist) out indefinitely. Averaging 13.4 points and 2.8 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
23Courtney Lee[SG,SF]MEM3
24P.J. Tucker[SF,PF]PHO4
25Marcus Morris[SF,PF]PHO4
26Matt Barnes[SF]LAC4
27Andre Iguodala[SG,SF]GSW4
28Khris Middleton[SF]MIL4
29Caron Butler[SF]DET4
30Marvin Williams[SF]CHA4
31Tony Allen[SG,SF]MEM3
32K.J. McDaniels[SG,SF]PHI3
33Jeff Green[SF,PF]BOS2
34Luol Deng[SF]MIA2
35Danilo Gallinari[SF]DEN3

Power Forwards

1Paul Millsap[PF]ATL4Averaging 21.8 point, 9.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 threes over last five games.
2LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]POR4
3Blake Griffin[PF,C]LAC4
4Anthony Davis[PF]NO3
5Dirk Nowitzki[PF]DAL4
6Markieff Morris[PF]PHO4
7Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET4
8Zach Randolph[PF,C]MEM3Averaging 16.4 points and 14.2 rebounds over last five games.
9Tim Duncan[PF,C]SAS3
10Pau Gasol *[PF,C]CHI4Day-to-day (calf).
11Kevin Love[PF,C]CLE3
12Derrick Favors[PF,C]UTA3
13Channing Frye[PF]ORL4
14Amar'e Stoudemire[PF,C]NYK4Averaging 14.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21 minutes over last five games.
15Jabari Parker[PF]MIL4
16Draymond Green[SF,PF]GSW4
17Amir Johnson[PF,C]TOR4
18Ryan Anderson[PF,C]NO3
19Carlos Boozer[PF,C]LAL3Averaging 13.8 points and 7.4 rebounds over last five games.
20Thaddeus Young *[SF,PF]MIN3Expected back this week (personal).
21Nerlens Noel[PF,C]PHI3
22Kenneth Faried[PF]DEN3
23Serge Ibaka[PF,C]OKC2
24Nikola Mirotic[PF]CHI4Could see bump in minutes if Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson miss time this week. Averaging 14.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 24 minutes over last three games.
25Marreese Speights[PF,C]GSW4Averaging 14.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in only 16 minutes over last five games.
26Lavoy Allen[PF]IND4
27Luis Scola[PF,C]IND4
28Donates Motiejunas[PF]HOU4
29Taj Gibson *[PF]CHI4Day-to-day (ankle).
30Jared Sullinger[PF,C]BOS2
31Boris Diaw[PF,C]SAS3
32Ed Davis[PF,C]LAL3
33Kris Humphries[PF]WAS3Could see bump in minutes and production if Nene misses time this week.
34Tristan Thompson[PF,C]CLE3
35Nene *[PF,C]WAS3Day-to-day (foot).


1DeMarcus Cousins[PF,C]SAC4
2Nikola Vucevic[PF,C]ORL4
3Al Jefferson[PF,C]CHA4
4DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC4Averaging 8.4 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.4 blocks over last five games.
5Joakim Noah[PF,C]CHI4
6Andre Drummond[PF,C]DET4
7Tyson Chandler[C]DAL4
8Andrew Bogut[C]GSW4
9Al Horford[PF,C]ATL4
10Jonas Valanciunas[C]TOR4
11Robin Lopez[C]POR4
12Dwight Howard *[C]HOU4Day-to-day (knee).
13Roy Hibbert *[C]IND4Day-to-day (ankle).
14Marc Gasol[C]MEM3Averaging 21.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
15Marcin Gortat[C]WAS3
16Timofey Mozgov[C]DEN3Averaging 12.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 34 minutes over last three games.
17Jordan Hill[PF,C]LAL3
18Chris Bosh[PF,C]MIA2
19Spencer Hawes[C]LAC4Averaging 9.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 threes in only 18 minutes over last five games.
20Brandan Wright[PF,C]DAL4Averaging 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in only 21 minutes over last five games.
21Larry Sanders[PF,C]MIL4
22Chris Kaman[PF,C]POR4
23Miles Plumlee[PF,C]PHO4
24Alex Len[C]PHO4
25Anderson Varejao[PF,C]CLE3
26Gorgui Dieng[C]MIN3Solid play while Nikola Pekovic is out. Averaging 9.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.8 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
27Enes Kanter[C]UTA3
28Brook Lopez[C]BKN2
29Ian Mahinmi[C]IND4Could see extra minutes this week if Roy Hibbert (ankle) misses time. Averaging 8.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 22 minutes over last two games.
30John Henson[PF,C]MIL4
31Samuel Dalembert[C]NYK4
32Henry Sims[C]PHI3
33Kelly Olynyk[C]BOS2
34Nikola Pekovic *[C]MIN3Day-to-day (wrist).
35Omer Asik *[C]NO3Day-to-day (back).