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Week 18 Fantasy Basketball 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, timeshare 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 18:February 23rd-March 1st

Point Guard

1Russell Westbrook[PG]OKC4
2Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW4
3Chris Paul[PG]LAC4
4John Wall[PG]WAS4
5Eric Bledsoe[PG,SG]PHO4
6Kyrie Ivring[PG]CLE4
7Kyle Lowry[PG]TOR4Only averaging 13.2 points on 41% shooting from the field over last five games.
8Derrick Rose[PG]CHI4
9Ricky Rubio[PG]MIN4
10Mike Conley[PG]MEM4
11Goran Dragic[PG,SG]MIA4
12Ty Lawson[PG]DEN4Benched in last game due to missed practice.
13Tony Parker[PG]SAS4
14Deron Williams[PG]BKN4Could see bump in production this week if Jarrett Jack misses time. Averaging 11.0 points, 9.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 35 minutes over last two games.
15Isaiah Thomas[PG]BOS4
16Michael Carter-Williams *[PG]MIL4Day-to-day (foot).
17Jarrett Jack *[PG,SG]BKN4Day-to-day (hamstring).
18Damian Lillard[PG]POR3
19Jeff Teague[PG]ATL3
20Reggie Jackson[PG]DET3Value goes way up as starting PG for the Pistons. Averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 threes in thirteen starts for the Thunder this year.
21George Hill[PG,SG]IND3
22Mo Williams[PG,SG]CHA3
23Elfrid Payton[PG]ORL3
24Rajon Rondo *[PG]DAL3Back in action but only averaging 9.0 points and 4.5 assists in 25 minutes over last two games.
25Patrick Beverley[PG]HOU4
26Mario Chalmers[PG,SG]MIA4Production could decrease with Dwayne Wade back and Goran Dragic starting at PG. Averaging 15.2 points, 4.4 assists, 3.2 steals and 1.8 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
27Marcus Smart[PG,SG]BOS4
28Isaiah Cannon[PG]PHI4Should be starter for Philly with Michael Carter-Williams gone. Averaged 12.6 points, 1.2 steals and 2.7 threes in nine starts for the Rockets this year.
29Greivis Vasquez[PG,SG]TOR4
30Trey Burke[PG]UTA4
31Jose Calderon[PG]NYK3
32Jordan Clarkson[PG]LAL3
33Norris Cole[PG]NO4Played 30 minutes in debut. Could start at PG while Jrue Holiday is out.
34Jerryd Bayless[PG,SG]MIL4Decent short-term play if Michael Carter-Williams misses time this week.
35Darren Collison *[PG]SAC3Day-to-day (abdominal).

Shooting Guard

1James Harden[SG,SF]HOU4
2Jimmy Butler[SG,SF]CHI4
3Klay Thompson[SG,SF]GSW4
4Dwyane Wade[SG]MIA4
5Kevin Martin[SG]MIN4Averaging 21.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
6DeMar DeRozan[SG,SF]TOR4
7Brandon Knight[PG,SG]PHO4Averaging 17.8 points and 5.4 assists this season but production could decrease playing next to Eric Bledsoe.
8Joe Johnson[SG,SF]BKN4
9J.R. Smith[SG,SF]CLE4
10Eric Gordon[SG]NO4
11Danny Green[SG,SF]SAS4
12Avery Bradley[PG,SG]BOS4
13Jamal Crawford[PG,SG]LAC4
14J.J. Redick[SG]LAC4
15O.J. Mayo[SG]MIL4
16Lou Williams *[PG,SG]TOR4Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 26.5 points, 5.5 threes and 3.0 steals in 29 minutes over last two games.
17Monta Ellis[PG,SG]DAL3
18Victor Oladipo[SG]ORL3
19Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]POR3
20Kyle Korver[SG,SF]ATL3
21Langston Galloway[SG]NYK3Averaging 12.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
22Rodney Stuckey *[PG,SG]IND3Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 21.3 points, 1.3 steals and 2.0 threes in 25 minutes over last three games.
23Marco Belinelli[SG]SAS4
24Joe Ingles[SG]UTA4
25Gerald Henderson[SG,SF]CHA3
26CJ Miles[SG,SF]IND3
27Tim Hardaway Jr.[SG]NYK3
28Kentavious Caldwell-Pope[SG]DET3
29Wayne Ellington[SG]LAL3
30Jodie Meeks[SG]DET3
31Aaron Afflalo[SG,SF]POR3Production will likely decrease in new role as sixth man for Portland.
32Evan Fournier[SG]ORL3Decent short-term play while Tobias Harris is out. Averaging 13.2 points and 1.5 threes in 30 minutes over last four games.
33Ben McLemore[SG]SAC3
34Gerald Green[SG,SF]PHO4
35Bradley Beal *[SG]WAS4Day-to-day (leg).

Small Forward

1LeBron James[SF,PF]CLE4
2Kevin Durant *[SF]OKC4Day-to-day (foot).
3Gordon Hayward[SG,SF]UTA4
4Tyreke Evans[SG,SF]NO4
5Giannis Antetokoumpo[SF]MIL4
6P.J. Tucker[SF,PF]PHO4Averaging 13.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.4 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
7Robert Covington[SF]PHI4
8Andrew Wiggins[SF]MIN4
9Trevor Ariza[SF]HOU4
10Kawhi Leonard[SG,SF]SAS4Only averaging 9.0 points on 29% shooting from the field over last five games.
11Khris Middleton[SF]MIL4
12Luol Deng[SF]MIA4
13Wilson Chandler[SG,SF]DEN4
14Matt Barnes[SF]LAC4Averaging 10.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 2.2 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
15Corey Brewer[SG,SF]HOU4Averaging 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
16Rudy Gay[SF,PF]SAC3
17DeMarre Carroll[SF]ATL3
18James Johnson[SF,PF]TOR4Averaging 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
19Evan Turner[SG,SF]BOS4
20Paul Pierce[SF]WAS4
21Jeff Green[SF,PF]MEM4
22Jared Dudley[SG,SF]MIL4
23Harrison Barnes[SF]GSW4
24Andre Iguodala[SG,SF]GSW4Averaging 11.7 points, 1.3 steals and 1.7 threes in 27 minutes over last three games.
25Marcus Morris[SF,PF]PHO4
26Mike Dunleavy[SG,SF]CHI4
27Danilo Gallinari[SF]DEN4Started last game at shooting guard.
28Al-Farouq Aminu[SF]DAL3Averaging 9.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
29Nicolas Batum[SG,SF]POR3
30Omri Casspi[SF]SAC3Averaging 9.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
31Michael Kidd-Gilchrist[SF]CHA3Back in action.
32Manu Ginobili[SG,SF]SAS4
33Tony Allen[SG,SF]MEM4
34Tobias Harris *[SF,PF]ORL3Day-to-day (ankle).
35Chandler Parsons *[SF,PF]DAL3Day-to-day (ankle). Likely out this week.

Power Forward

1Pau Gasol[PF,C]CHI4
2Draymond Green[SF,PF]GSW4
3Serge Ibaka[PF,C]OKC4
4Tim Duncan[PF,C]SAS4
5Anthony Davis *[PF]NO4Day-to-day (shoulder).
6Kevin Love[PF,C]CLE4
7Nerlens Noel[PF,C]PHI4Averaging 10.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals over last five games.
8Markieff Morris[PF]PHO4
9Derrick Favors[PF,C]UTA4
10Zach Randolph[PF,C]MEM4
11Josh Smith[SF,PF]HOU4
12LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]POR3
13Paul Millsap[PF]ATL3
14Dirk Nowitzki[PF]DAL3
15Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET3
16David West[PF]IND3
17Donates Motiejunas[PF]HOU4
18Thaddeus Young[SF,PF]BKN4
19Terrence Jones[SF,PF]HOU4Averaging 10.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 27 minutes over last two games.
20Kenneth Faried[PF]DEN4
21Brandon Bass[PF,C]BOS4Could see bump in minutes with Jared Sullinger out for the year and Kelly Olynyk out (ankle).
22Spencer Hawes[PF,C]LAC4
23Luc Richard Mbah a Moute[PF]PHI4
25Patrick Patterson[PF]TOR4
26Tristan Thompson[PF,C]CLE4
27Taj Gibson[PF]CHI4
28Marreese Speights[PF,C]GSW4
29Amir Johnson[PF,C]TOR4
30Ed Davis[PF,C]LAL3Averaging 12.0 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals in 26 minutes over last two games.
31Dante Cunningham[PF]NO4Could see bump in minute and production if Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson miss games this week.
32Kevin Garnett[PF,C]MIN4
33Jason Smith[PF,C]NYK3
34Channing Frye[PF]ORL3
35Ryan Anderson *[PF,C]NO4Day-to-day (knee).


1DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC4Free throw % is awful (45%) but averaging 18.2 points, 18.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 steals over last five games.
2Marc Gasol[C]MEM4
3Hassan Whiteside[C]MIA4
4Joakim Noah[PF,C]CHI4
5Brook Lopez[C]BKN4Averaging 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 28 minutes over last five games.
6Rudy Gobert[C]UTA4Clear cut starter at center with Enes Kanter gone. Averaging 8.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.3 blocks and 1.1 steals in seven starts this season.
7Jusuf Nurkic[C]DEN4Averaging 10.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.4 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
8Alex Len *[C]PHO4Should see more minutes with Miles Plumlee gone. Averaging 9.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 34 minutes over last two games.
9Nikola Pekovic[C]MIN4Averaging 17.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
10Timofey Mozgov[C]CLE4
11DeMarcus Cousins[PF,C]SAC3
12Andre Drummond[PF,C]DET3
13Nikola Vucevic[PF,C]ORL3
14Al Horford[PF,C]ATL3
15Al Jefferson[PF,C]CHA3
16Tyson Chandler[C]DAL3
17Marcin Gortat[C]WAS4
18Andrew Bogut[C]GSW4
19Jonas Valanciunas[C]TOR4
20Tyler Zeller[PF,C]BOS4Could see bump in minutes with Jared Sullinger out for the year and Kelly Olynyk out (ankle). Averaging 13.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
21John Henson[PF,C]MIL4
22Enes Kanter[C]OKC4
23Gorgui Dieng[C]MIN4
24Mason Plumlee[PF,C]BKN4Minutes and production will likely decrease if Thaddeus Young starts at power forward.
25Zaza Pachulia[C]MIL4
26Omer Asik[C]NO4
27Alexis Ajinca[C]NO4Could see bump in minute and production if Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson miss games this week.
28Jordan Hill *[PF,C]LAL3Back in action.
29Roy Hibbert[C]IND3
30Robin Lopez[C]POR3
31Cody Zeller[PF,C]CHA3Averaging 10.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 23 minutes over last two games.
32Chris Andersen[C]MIA4
33J.J. Hickson[PF,C]DEN4
34Amar'e Stoudemire[PF,C]DAL3
35Kyle O'Quinn[C]ORL3