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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter - Week 25

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our player's projected output and number of games. It assumes an eight-category roto style 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 Value Meter takes into account games played Monday through Saturday. 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 on the Value Meter until the following week.

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: NONE
Three Games: NONE
Two Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
One Game: CLE, NO
= new to Value Meter

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 2 Averaging 25.4 points, 8.8 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 3.4 threes over last five games.
2 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 2
3 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 2 Averaging 20.6 points, 7.6 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
4 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 2
5 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 2
6 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 2
7 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 2 Averaging 21.8 points, 6.0 assists and 3.0 threes over last five games.
8 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 2
9 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 2
10 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 2
11 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 2 Averaging 15.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assist, 1.2 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
12 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 2
13 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 2
14 Shaun Livingston [PG] WAS 2 Averaging 16.8 points and 6.6 assists over last five games.
15 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 2
16 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 2
17 Andre Miller [PG] POR 2
18 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 2
19 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 2
20 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 2
21 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 2 Back in action (hand).
22 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 2
23 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 2
24 Earl Watson [PG] IND 2
25 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 2
26 Baron Davis * [PG] LAC 2 Day-to-day (wrist).
27 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 2
28 Darren Collison [PG] NO 1
29 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 2
30 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 2 Decent play if Felton (flu) misses time this week.
31 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 2
32 Steve Blake [PG,SG] LAC 2 Decent play if Gordon (virus) misses time.
33 Raymond Felton * [PG,SG] CHA 2 Day-to-day (flu).
34 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 2
35 Toney Douglas [PG] NYK 2 Coming off bench in favor of Duhon.





Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 2
2 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 2 Day-to-day (knees). Expects to play on Sunday.
3 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 2
4 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 2
5 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 2
6 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 2 Averaging 23.8 points, 3.6 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
7 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 2
8 Joe Johnson * [SG] ATL 2 Day-to-day (thumb).
9 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 2
10 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 2
11 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 2 Strong play as long as Hamilton is out. Averaging 19.0 points, 4.6 assists and 2.2 threes over last five games.
12 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 2
13 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 2
14 Mike Miller [SG,SF] WAS 2
15 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 2
16 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 2 Day-to-day (virus).
17 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 2
18 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 2
19 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 2
20 O.J. Mayo * [SG] MEM 2 Day-to-day (ankle)
21 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 2
22 Bill Walker [SG,SF] NYK 2
23 Sonny Weems [SG] TOR 2
24 James Harden [SG] OKC 2
25 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 2
26 Ronald Murray [PG,SG] CHI 2
27 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 2
28 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 2
29 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 1
30 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] UTA 2
31 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] CHA 2 Decent play only if Jackson (hamstring) takes a game off.
32 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 2
33 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 2
34 Tracy McGrady [SG] NYK 2
35 Monta Ellis * [PG,SG] GSW 2 Day-to-day (flu).





Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 2
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 2
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 2
4 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 2 Averaging 22.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
5 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 2
6 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] CHA 2 Day-to-day (shoulder).
7 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 2
8 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 2
9 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 2 Averaging 15.4 points, 7.0 assists and 6.4 rebounds over last five games.
10 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 2
11 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 2
12 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 2
13 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 2
14 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 2
15 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 2
16 Stephen Jackson * [SG,SF] CHA 2 Day-to-day (hamstring).
17 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 2
18 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 2
19 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 2
20 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 2
21 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 2 Averaging 21.6 points and 2.6 threes over last five games.
22 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 2
23 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 2
24 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 2
25 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 2
26 LeBron James [SF] CLE 1 Could be rested this week.
27 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 2
28 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 2
29 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 2
30 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 2
31 Antoine Wright [SG,SF] TOR 2
32 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] MIA 2
33 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 2
34 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 2 Day-to-day (calf). Expected back this week,
35 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 2 Day-to-day (oblique).





Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 2 Averaging 39.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 15 free throws made (100% from the line) over last two games.
2 David Lee [PF] NYK 2
3 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 2
4 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 2 Averaging 23.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.2 blocks over last five games but could play limited minutes since Lakers have clinched the West.
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 2
6 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 2
7 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 2
8 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2 Averaging 22.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
9 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 2
10 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 2
11 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 2
12 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 2
13 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 2
14 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 2
15 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 2 Could return to bench with Jefferson (personal) due back this week. Averaging 11.6 points and 13.4 rebounds over last five games.
16 Kevin Garnett * [PF] BOS 2 Day-to-day (rest).
17 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 2
18 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 2
19 Anthony Tolliver [PF] GSW 2
20 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 2
21 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 2
22 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 2
23 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 2
24 Kenyon Martin * [PF] DEN 2 Back in action (knee).
25 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 2
26 David West [PF] NO 1
27 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 2
28 Amir Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 2 Decent play with Bosh out. Averaging 12.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over last three games.
29 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 2
30 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 2
31 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 2
32 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 2
33 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 2 Averaging 15.0 points and 2.5 threes over last two games.
34 Marreese Speights [PF,C] PHI 2
35 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 1





Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire [C] PHO 2
2 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 2
3 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 2
4 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 2
5 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 2 Averaging 12.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
6 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 2
7 Marcus Camby [C] POR 2
8 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 2
9 Nene [PF,C] DEN 2
10 Al Jefferson * [PF,C] MIN 2 Day-to-day (personal). Expected back this week.
11 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 2
12 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 2
13 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2
14 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 2
15 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 2
16 Earl Barron [C] NYK 2 Knicks new starting center - averaging 12.5 points and 11.3 rebounds in 31 minutes over last four games.
17 Brad Miller [C] CHI 2
18 Mehmet Okur * [C] UTA 2 Day-to-day (Achilles).
19 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 2
20 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 2
21 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 2 Averaging 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
22 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 2
23 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 2
24 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 2
25 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 2
26 Ben Wallace [C] DET 2
27 Theo Ratliff [PF,C] CHA 2
28 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 2
29 Hasheem Thabeet [C] MEM 2
30 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] MIL 2
31 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 2
32 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 2
33 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 1
34 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 2
35 Brendan Haywood * [C] DAL 2 Day-to-day (ankle).