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Fantasy Basketball Week 6 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 6:December 1st-December 7th
Two Games:CHA

Point Guard

1John Wall[PG]WAS4
2Ty Lawson[PG]DEN4Averaging 15.4 points and 11.8 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
3Jeff Teague[PG]ATL4Averaging 22.4 points, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
4Rajon Rondo[PG]BOS4
5Jrue Holiday[PG]NO4
6Mo Williams[PG,SG]MIN4Solid play while Ricky Rubio (ankle) is out. Averaging 16.3 points, 10.0 assists and 2.8 threes over last four games.
7Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW3Averaging 31.3 points, 7.0 assists and 5.0 threes over last three games.
8Tony Parker[PG]SAS4
9Michael Carter-Williams[PG]PHI4
10Jeremy Lin[PG]LAL4Averaging 14.0 points, 6.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
11Chris Paul[PG]LAC3
12Russell Westbrook *[PG]OKC3Back in action (hand).
13Kyle Lowry[PG]TOR3
14Damian Lillard[PG]POR3
15Mike Conley[PG]MEM3Averaging 16.2 points, 7.2 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 threes over last five games.
16Kyrie Ivring[PG]CLE3
17Derrick Rose[PG]CHI3
18Deron Williams[PG]BKN3
19Darren Collison[PG]SAC3
20Goran Dragic[PG,SG]PHO3
21Reggie Jackson[PG]OKC3Averaging 18.2 points, 7.4 assists and 6.4 rebounds over last five games but value goes down with Russell Westbrook back.
22Trey Burke[PG]UTA3
23Brandon Jennings *[PG]DET4Day-to-day (thumb).
24Devin Harris[PG,SG]DAL4Starting at PG with Jameer Nelson out. Averaging 10.6 points, 6.0 assists, 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.3 blocks in 35 minutes over last three games.
25D.J. Augustin[PG]DET4Decent short-term play if Brandon Jennings (thumb) misses time this week. Averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 assists and 1.3 threes over last three games.
26Jose Calderon[PG]NYK4
27Kemba Walker[PG]CHA2
28Zach Levine[PG]MIN4
29Elfrid Payton[PG]ORL4
30Jason Terry[PG,SG]HOU3Could start at PG this week if Patrick Beverley and Isaiah Cannon are out. Put up 18 points (four 3's) and five assists in 35 minutes in last game.
31Donald Sloan[PG]IND3Minutes and production could decrease with C.J. Watson back.
32Greivis Vasquez[PG,SG]TOR3Could see bump in minutes with DeMar DeRozan out.
33Jarrett Jack[PG,SG]BKN3
34Aaron Brooks[PG]CHI3
35Isaiah Thomas *[PG]PHO3Day-to-day (ankle).

Shooting Guard

1Kobe Bryant[SG]LAL4
2Monta Ellis[PG,SG]DAL4
3Brandon Knight[PG,SG]MIL4
4James Harden[SG,SF]HOU3
5Mario Chalmers[PG,SG]MIA4Averaging 18.6 points, 6.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games but production could go down with Dwayne Wade expected back this week.
6Victor Oladipo[SG]ORL4
7Corey Brewer[SG,SF]MIN4Averaging 13.6 points, 4.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
8Danny Green[SG,SF]SAS4Averaging 12.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.8 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
9Jimmy Butler[SG,SF]CHI3
10Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]POR3Averaging 27.0 points and 6.5 threes over last two games.
11Eric Bledsoe[PG,SG]PHO3
12Klay Thompson[SG,SF]GSW3
13Kyle Korver[SG,SF]ATL4
14Dwyane Wade *[PG,SG]MIA4Day-to-day (hamstring).
15Bradley Beal[SG]WAS4
16Aaron Afflalo[SG,SF]DEN4
17Avery Bradley[PG,SG]BOS4
18Lou Williams[PG,SG]TOR3Could see bump if minutes and production with DeMar Derozan out. Averaging 22.6 points, 3.2 threes and 2.2 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
19Jamal Crawford[PG,SG]LAC3
20Gerald Green[SG,SF]PHO3
21J.J. Redick[SG]LAC3
22O.J. Mayo[SG]MIL4
23Manu Ginobili[SG,SF]SAS4
24Iman Shumpert[PG,SG]NYK4
25Evan Fournier[SG]ORL4
26Kentavious Caldwell-Pope[SG]DET4
27J.R. Smith[SG,SF]NYK4
28Joe Johnson[SG,SF]BKN3
29Alec Burks[SG]UTA3
30Bojan Bogdanovic[SG,SF]BKN3
31Jeremy Lamb[SG]OKC3Averaging 17.0 points, 3.0 threes and 2.0 steals in 23 minutes over last two games.
32Terrence Ross[SG]TOR3
33Ben McLemore[SG]SAC3
34Rodney Stuckey[PG,SG]IND3Averaging 16.2 points in 28 minutes over last five games.
35Hollis Thompson[SG,SF]PHI4Could see bump in minutes and production with Tony Wroten (knee) out this week.

Small Forward

1Kawhi Leonard[SG,SF]SAS4Averaging 17.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
2LeBron James[SF,PF]CLE3
3Tyreke Evans[SG,SF]NO4
4Tobias Harris[SF,PF]ORL4
5Chandler Parsons[SF,PF]DAL4
6Wilson Chandler[SG,SF]DEN4Averaging 16.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
7Carmelo Anthony *[SF,PF]NYK4Day-to-day (back).
8Paul Pierce[SF]WAS4
9Giannis Antetokoumpo[SF]MIL4
10Luol Deng[SF]MIA4
11Andrew Wiggins[SF]MIN4Averaging 14.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.0 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
12Jeff Green[SF,PF]BOS4
13Josh Smith[SF,PF]DET4
14DeMarre Carroll[SF]ATL4
15Gordon Hayward[SG,SF]UTA3
16Rudy Gay[SF,PF]SAC3
17Nicolas Batum[SG,SF]POR3
18Trevor Ariza[SF]HOU3
19K.J. McDaniels[SG,SF]PHI4Could see bump in minutes and production with Tony Wroten out. Averaging 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 32 minutes over last two games.
20Danilo Gallinari[SF]DEN4Averaging 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
21Harrison Barnes[SF]GSW3
22Anthony Morrow[SG,SF]OKC3Averaging 11.4 points, 1.4 steals and 2.2 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
23Solomon Hill[SG,SF]IND3
24Mike Dunleavy[SG,SF]CHI3
25Courtney Lee[SG,SF]MEM3
26Nick Young[SG,SF]LAL4
27Khris Middleton[SF]MIL4
28Wesley Johnson[SG,SF]LAL4
29Evan Turner[SG,SF]BOS4Averaging 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals in only 20 minutes over last five games.
30Matt Barnes *[SF]LAC3
31Andre Iguodala[SG,SF]GSW3
32Tony Allen[SG,SF]MEM3
33P.J. Tucker[SF,PF]PHO3
34Marcus Morris[SF,PF]PHO3
35Chris Copeland[SF]IND3

Power Forward

1Anthony Davis[PF]NO4
2Paul Millsap[PF]ATL4
3Dirk Nowitzki[PF]DAL4
4Jared Sullinger[PF,C]BOS4Averaging 19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 threes over last five games.
5Tim Duncan[PF,C]SAS4
6LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]POR3
7Blake Griffin[PF,C]LAC3
8Kevin Love[PF,C]CLE3
9Serge Ibaka[PF,C]OKC3Averaging 17.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
10Pau Gasol[PF,C]CHI3
11Zach Randolph[PF,C]MEM3
12Thaddeus Young[SF,PF]MIN4
13Ryan Anderson[PF,C]NO4
14Jabari Parker[PF]MIL4
15Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET4
16Kenneth Faried[PF]DEN4
17Derrick Favors[PF,C]UTA3
18Markieff Morris[PF]PHO3
19Draymond Green[SF,PF]GSW3
20David West *[PF]IND3Back in action.
21Marreese Speights[PF,C]GSW3Averaging 17.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in only 20 minutes over last five games.
22Channing Frye[PF]ORL4
23Amar'e Stoudemire[PF,C]NYK4
24Carlos Boozer[PF,C]LAL4
25Nerlens Noel[PF,C]PHI4
26Ersan Ilyasova[PF]MIL4Averaging 15.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 21 minutes over last five games.
27Anthony Bennett[PF]MIN4Minutes and production could decrease with Thaddeus Young back. Averaging 13.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.2 steals in 26 minutes over last four games.
28Kris Humphries[PF]WAS4Could see bump in minutes and production if Nene misses time this week.
29Boris Diaw[PF,C]SAS4
30Ed Davis[PF,C]LAL4
31Mirza Teletovic[PF]BKN3Averaging 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.0 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
32Donates Motiejunas[PF]HOU3Averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in 33 minutes over last five games.
33Nikola Mirotic[PF]CHI3Decent short-term play if Taj Gibson misses time this week. Averaging 11.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.6 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
34Amir Johnson[PF,C]TOR3
35Tristan Thompson[PF,C]CLE3Could see bump in minutes and production if Anderson Varejao misses time this week. Averaging 9.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 28 minutes over last five games.


1Andre Drummond[PF,C]DET4Averaging 16.6 points, 14.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
2Tyson Chandler[C]DAL4Averaging 13.4 points, 14.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
3Chris Bosh[PF,C]MIA4
4Nikola Vucevic[PF,C]ORL4
5Marcin Gortat[C]WAS4
6Timofey Mozgov[C]DEN4Averaging 12.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
7Al Horford[PF,C]ATL4
8Marc Gasol[C]MEM3Averaging 25.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 blocks over last four games.
9DeMarcus Cousins[PF,C]SAC3
10Joakim Noah[PF,C]CHI3
11DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC3
12Jordan Hill[PF,C]LAL4
13Larry Sanders[PF,C]MIL4
14Brook Lopez[C]BKN3
15Andrew Bogut[C]GSW3
16Jonas Valanciunas[C]TOR3
17Robin Lopez[C]POR3
18Roy Hibbert *[C]IND3Day-to-day (ankle).
19Dwight Howard *[C]HOU3Day-to-day (knee).
20Gorgui Dieng[C]MIN4Solid play while Nikola Pekovic is out. Averaging 7.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
21Al Jefferson[PF,C]CHA2
22Omer Asik[C]NO4
23Samuel Dalembert[C]NYK4
24Brandan Wright[PF,C]DAL4
25Kelly Olynyk[C]BOS4Only averaging 6.2 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
26Henry Sims[C]PHI4
27Anderson Varejao *[PF,C]CLE3Day-to-day (ribs).
28Steven Adams[C]OKC3
29Enes Kanter[C]UTA3
30Spencer Hawes[C]LAC3
31Chris Kaman[PF,C]POR3
32Miles Plumlee[PF,C]PHO3
33Alex Len[C]PHO3
34J.J. Hickson[PF,C]DEN4
35Ian Mahinmi[C]IND3