Week 3 Lineup Rankings

I figure I should make myself useful around here, so every Sunday night I’ll present weekly lineup rankings by position. With the following charts, broken down by PG, SG, SF, PF and C, fantasy owners can check out the upcoming schedules for every meaningful fantasy player. Within each list, I rank the players I feel are worthy of starting in a weekly 9-category H2H league consisting of 12 teams. Players listed but not ranked are for consideration in deeper leagues and not ideal starts in shallow ones.

With teams playing such a condensed 66-game schedule, I’ve coded games that are the second of back-to-back nights (bold) and third of back-to-back-to-back nights (bold italics). A player with five games played but two back-to-backs might not be as enticing an option as it appears on the surface, especially early in the season when coaches are resting starters more, players are still rounding into game shape, and where there is a greater potential for a game to turn into a blowout, limiting everyone’s minutes.

The weekly lineup format is my favorite fantasy format. It levels the playing field and kills streaming and daily transactions, which help owners who have no life and are on line all the time rather than owners who have skill and savor making tough choices. Weekly leagues can be frustrating, but gathering as much info on Sundays and Mondays as you can only helps. Good luck, and let me know if you think this is useful stuff!

WEEK 3 POINT GUARD RANKINGS

RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
1 Derrick Rose CHI DET, @MIN, WAS, @BOS, @TOR
2 Deron Williams NJN ATL, @DEN, @PHO, @UTA
3 Ty Lawson DEN NOR, NJN, MIA, UTA
4 Tyreke Evans SAC @PHI, @TOR, @HOU, @DAL
5 Jrue Holiday PHI IND, SAC, @NYK, WAS, @WAS
6 Chris Paul LAC @POR, MIA, LAL
7 DJ Augustin CHA @NYK, HOU, @ATL, DET, GSW
8 John Wall WAS TOR, @CHI, @PHI, PHI
9 Steve Nash PHO @LAL, CLE, NJN, @SAS
10 Jarrett Jack NOR @DEN, OKC, MIN, @MEM
11 Russell Westbrook OKC @MEM, @NOR, NYK
12 Jose Calderon TOR MIN, @WAS, SAC, IND, CHI
13 Rajon Rondo BOS DAL, CHI, @IND
14 Tony Parker SAS @MIL, HOU, POR, PHO
15 Kyle Lowry HOU @CHA, @SAS, SAC, POR
16 Ricky Rubio MIN @TOR, CHI, @NOR, @ATL
17 Raymond Felton POR LAC, ORL, @SAS, @HOU
18 Brandon Jennings MIL SAS, DET, @DAL
19 Devin Harris UTA CLE, LAL, NJN, @DEN
20 Darren Collison IND @PHI, ATL, @TOR, BOS
21 Jeff Teague ATL @NJN, @IND, CHA, MIN
22 Mike Conley MEM OKC, NYK, NOR
23 Kyrie Irving CLE @UTA, @PHO, @LAL
24 Brandon Knight DET @CHI, DAL, @MIL, @CHA, GSW
25 Chauncey Billups LAC @POR, MIA, LAL
27 Mario Chalmers MIA @GSW, @LAC, @DEN
Jason Kidd DAL @DET, @BOS, MIL, SAC
Kemba Walker CHA @NYK, HOU, @ATL, DET, GSW
Stephen Curry GSW MIA, ORL, @CHA, @DET
Rodney Stuckey DET @CHI, DAL, @MIL, @CHA, GSW
Andre Miller DEN NOR, NJN, MIA, UTA
Jameer Nelson ORL @POR, @GSW

WEEK 3 SHOOTING GUARD RANKINGS

RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
1 Kobe Bryant LAL PHO, @UTA, CLE, @LAC
2 Monta Ellis GSW MIA, ORL, @CHA, @DET
3 Marcus Thornton SAC @PHI, @TOR, @HOU, @DAL
4 Joe Johnson ATL @NJN, @IND, CHA, MIN
5 Kevin Martin HOU @CHA, @SAS, SAC, POR
6 DeMar DeRozan TOR MIN, @WAS, SAC, IND, CHI
7 Gerald Henderson CHA @NYK, HOU, @ATL, DET, GSW
8 Ben Gordon DET @CHI, DAL, @MIL, @CHA, GSW
9 Paul George IND @PHI, ATL, @TOR, BOS
10 Wesley Matthews POR LAC, ORL, @SAS, @HOU
11 James Harden OKC @MEM, @NOR, NYK
12 Dwyane Wade MIA @GSW, @LAC, @DEN
13 Ray Allen BOS DAL, CHI, @IND
14 Jason Terry DAL @DET, @BOS, MIL, SAC
15 Louis Williams PHI IND, SAC, @NYK, WAS, @WAS
16 Tony Allen MEM OKC, NYK, NOR
17 Richard Hamilton CHI DET, @MINWAS, @BOS, @TOR
18 Nick Young WAS TOR, @CHI, @PHI, PHI
19 Iman Shumpert NYK CHA, PHI, @MEM, @OKC
20 Stephen Jackson MIL SAS, DET, @DAL
Arron Afflalo DEN NOR, NJN, MIA, UTA
MarShon Brooks NJN ATL, @DEN, @PHO, @UTA
Jared Dudley PHO @LAL, CLE, NJN, @SAS
Jamal Crawford POR LAC, ORL, @SAS, @HOU
Jason Richardson ORL @POR, @GSW
Marco Belinelli NOR @DEN, OKC, MIN, @MEM
Anthony Morrow NJN ATL, @DEN, @PHO, @UTA
Brandon Rush GSW MIA, ORL, @CHA, @DET
Jimmer Fredette SAC @PHI, @TOR, @HOU, @DAL
Gordon Hayward UTA CLE, LAL, NJN, @DEN

WEEK 3 SMALL FORWARD RANKINGS

RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
1 LeBron James MIA @GSW, @LAC, @DEN
2 Kevin Durant OKC @MEM, @NOR, NYK
3 Carmelo Anthony NYK CHA, PHI, @MEM, @OKC
4 Andre Iguodala PHI IND, SAC, @NYK, WAS, @WAS
5 Luol Deng CHI DET, @MIN, WAS, @BOS, @TOR
6 Danilo Gallinari DEN NOR, NJN, MIA, UTA
7 Gerald Wallace POR LAC, ORL, @SAS, @HOU
8 Rudy Gay MEM OKC, NYK, NOR
9 Danny Granger IND @PHI, ATL, @TOR, BOS
10 Paul Pierce BOS DAL, CHI, @IND
11 Richard Jefferson SAS @MIL, HOU, POR, PHO
12 Derrick Williams MIN @TOR, CHI, @NOR, @ATL
13 Thaddeus Young PHI IND, SAC, @NYK, WAS, @WAS
14 Caron Butler LAC @POR, MIA, LAL
Marvin Williams ATL @NJN, @IND, CHA, MIN
Hedo Turkoglu ORL @POR, @GSW
Trevor Ariza NOR @DEN, OKC, MIN, @MEM
Carlos Delfino MIL SAS, DET, @DAL
Dorell Wright GSW MIA, ORL, @CHA, @DET
Nicolas Batum POR LAC, ORL, @SAS, @HOU
James Johnson TOR MIN, @WAS, SAC, IND, CHI
John Salmons SAC @PHI, @TOR, @HOU, @DAL
Shawn Marion DAL @DET, @BOS, MIL, SAC
Tayshaun Prince DET @CHI, DAL, @MIL, @CHA, GSW

WEEK 3 POWER FORWARD RANKINGS

RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
1 Kevin Love MIN @TOR, CHI, @NOR, @ATL
2 Pau Gasol LAL PHO, @UTA, CLE, @LAC
3 Josh Smith ATL @NJN, @IND, CHA, MIN
4 LaMarcus Aldridge POR LAC, ORL, @SAS, @HOU
5 Amar’e Stoudemire NYK CHA, PHI, @MEM, @OKC
6 Dirk Nowitzki DAL @DET, @BOS, MIL, SAC
7 David Lee GSW MIA, ORL, @CHA, @DET
8 Blake Griffin LAC @POR, MIA, LAL
9 Carlos Boozer CHI DET, @MIN, WAS, @BOS, @TOR
10 Chris Bosh MIA @GSW, @LAC, @DEN
11 Boris Diaw CHA @NYK, HOU, @ATL, DET, GSW
12 DeMarcus Cousins SAC @PHI, @TOR, @HOU, @DAL
13 Luis Scola HOU @CHA, @SAS, SAC, POR
14 Kris Humphries NJN ATL, @DEN, @PHO, @UTA
15 Paul Millsap UTA CLE, LAL, NJN, @DEN
16 Serge Ibaka OKC @MEM, @NOR, NYK
17 Elton Brand PHI IND, SAC, @NYK, WAS, @WAS
18 Andray Blatche WAS TOR, @CHI, @PHI, PHI
19 Kevin Garnett BOS DAL, CHI, @IND
20 Amir Johnson TOR MIN, @WAS, SAC, IND, CHI
21 Ryan Anderson ORL @POR, @GSW
22 Tyrus Thomas CHA @NYK, HOU, @ATL, DET, GSW
David West IND @PHI, ATL, @TOR, BOS
Tim Duncan SAS @MIL, HOU, POR, PHO
Al Harrington DEN NOR, NJN, MIA, UTA
Marreese Speights MEM OKC, NYK, NOR
Jonas Jerebko DET @CHI, DAL, @MIL, @CHA, GSW
Channing Frye PHO @LAL, CLE, NJN, @SAS
Antawn Jamison CLE @UTA, @PHO, @LAL
Ed Davis TOR MIN, @WAS, SAC, IND, CHI
Brandon Bass BOS WAS, NJ, IND
Tyler Hansbrough IND @PHI, ATL, @TOR, BOS
Tristan Thompson CLE @UTA, @PHO, @LAL
JJ Hickson SAC @PHI, @TOR, @HOU, @DAL
Markieff Morris PHO @LAL, CLE, NJN, @SAS

WEEK 3 CENTER RANKINGS

RANK PLAYER TEAM WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
1 Andrew Bynum LAL PHO, @UTA, CLE, @LAC
2 Al Jefferson UTA CLE, LAL, NJN, @DEN
3 Greg Monroe DET @CHI, DAL, @MIL, @CHA, GSW
4 Andrea Bargnani TOR MIN, @WAS, SAC, IND, CHI
5 Spencer Hawes PHI IND, SAC, @NYK, WAS, @WAS
6 JaVale McGee WAS TOR, @CHI, @PHI, PHI
7 Joakim Noah CHI DET, @MIN, WAS, @BOS, @TOR
8 Al Horford ATL @NJN, @IND, CHA, MIN
9 Dwight Howard ORL @POR, @GSW
10 Marc Gasol MEM OKC, NYK, NOR
11 Roy Hibbert IND @PHI, ATL, @TOR, BOS
12 Tyson Chandler NYK CHA, PHI, @MEM, @OKC
13 Marcin Gortat PHO @LAL, CLE, NJN, @SAS
14 Andrew Bogut MIL SAS, DET, @DAL
15 DeAndre Jordan LAC @POR, MIA, LAL
16 Anderson Varejao CLE @UTA, @PHO, @LAL
17 Nene Hilario DEN NOR, NJN, MIA, UTA
Chris Kaman NOR @DEN, OKC, MIN, @MEM
Marcus Camby POR LAC, ORL, @SAS, @HOU
DeJuan Blair SAS @MIL, HOU, POR, PHO
Emeka Okafor NOR @DEN, OKC, MIN, @MEM
Sam Dalembert HOU @CHA, @SAS, SAC, POR
Mehmet Okur NJN ATL, @DEN, @PHO, @UTA
Byron Mullens CHA @NYK, HOU, @ATL, DET, GSW

KEY:
Bold = Second night of a back-to-back
Bold & Italics = Third night of a back-to-back-to-back

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