RotoWire Partners

NBA Value Meter: Dynamic Duo in OKC

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 4 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.

Week 4 - November 15th - November 22nd

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



Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4 Averaging 24.3 points, 7.8 assists, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals on 46% shooting from the field and 91% from the line.
2 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4
3 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4
4 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4
5 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 18.1 points, 9.8 assists and 3.3 steals but only shooting 44% from the field.
6 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4
7 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
8 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4
9 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4
10 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4
11 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
12 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3
13 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3
14 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3
15 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Averaging career highs in assists (8.3) and steals (2.4).
16 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
17 Darren Collison [PG] IND 3
18 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
19 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4
20 Eric Bledsoe [PG] LAC 4 Continues to be good short-term play with Baron Davis (knee) out until at least Thanksgiving. Averaging 11.5 points, 7.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds as a starter.
21 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3 Back in action (ankle).
22 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3
23 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3
24 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3
25 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 4 Could see bump in minutes this week if John Wall (ankle) misses time.
26 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3 Good short-term pick up for as long as Mo Williams (groin) is out.
27 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 3 Solid short-term play with Aaron Brooks (ankle) out.
28 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4
29 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
30 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 3
31 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 3
32 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3
33 Maurice Williams * [PG,SG] CLE 3 Day-to-day (groin).
34 Sebastian Telfair [PG] MIN 3 Should continue to start with Luke Ridnour (hamstring) out but Jonny Flynn should take over when he's healthy.
35 Jonny Flynn * [PG] MIN 3 Expected back this week (hip).


Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
2 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3
5 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3
6 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
7 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] WAS 4 Return of The Hibachi? Scored 30 points (seven 3's) in last game and could see bump in minutes if John Wall (ankle) misses time this week..
8 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4
9 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
10 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 3
11 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 3
12 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
13 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3
14 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 8.5 free throws made in 41.0 minutes over last two games.
15 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4
16 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
17 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
18 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4
19 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4
20 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 2
21 Brandon Roy * [SG] POR 3 Day-to-day (knee). Left Saturday's game with knee soreness and did not return.
22 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4 Averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 threes over last five games.
23 Sonny Weems [SG] TOR 4 Averaging 15.3 points and 1.3 steals in 31.5 minutes over last five games. Decent shor-term play for points and steals as long as Linus Kleiza (Achilles) is out.
24 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4
25 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 3 Should see bump in minutes if Roy (knee) misses time.
26 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 3
27 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3
28 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
29 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 3 Back in the rotation. Averaging 18.0 points and 6.0 threes in 27 minutes over last two games.
30 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 3
31 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 3
32 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3 Should see bump in minutes if Roy (knee) misses time.
33 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3
34 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 3
35 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 2

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4
3 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
4 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
5 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3 Averaging 38.5 points and 7. 5 rebounds on 55% shooting from the field over last two games.
6 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3
7 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3
8 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4
9 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4
10 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4
11 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
12 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3
13 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 20.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 40 minutes per game over last five games.
14 Andre Iguodala * [SG,SF] PHI 3 Day-to-day (Achilles).
15 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3 Averaging 18.2 points, 2.2 threes and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
16 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] PHO 4
17 Al Thornton [SF,PF] WAS 4
18 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4
19 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 4
20 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
21 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3
22 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
23 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4
24 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] LAC 4
25 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4 Decent short-term play if Caron Butler (back) misses time this week.
26 Caron Butler * [SF] DAL 4 Day-to-day (back).
27 Linus Kleiza* [SF,PF] TOR 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
28 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 3 Only averaging 10.8 points on 38% shooting from the field.
29 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3
30 James Jones [SF] MIA 3
31 Jamario Moon [SF] CLE 3
32 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 3
33 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
34 Carlos Delfino * [SG,SF] MIL 3 Day-to-day (neck, concussion).
35 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 3

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
2 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4
3 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4
6 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3 Averaging 19.2 points and 18.4 rebounds over last five games.
7 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4
8 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4
9 David West [PF] NO 4 Points (16.8) and rebounds (6.3) are at a five-year low.
10 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
11 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3
12 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
13 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Continues to be great short-term play while Carlos Boozer (hand) is out. Averaging 15.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
14 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
15 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3
16 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
17 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3
18 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 3
19 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 2
20 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3
21 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 threes in only 28 minutes per game over last five.
22 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 3
23 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3
24 Jeff Green * [SF,PF] OKC 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
25 Reggie Evans* [PF] TOR 4 Day-to-day (flu).
26 Hakim Warrick [PF] PHO 4
27 Troy Murphy * [PF,C] NJ 4 Day-to-day (foot). Reserve role should be temporary but only played eight minutes in last game.
28 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 4 Started at PF over Troy Murphy in last game. Averaging 8.5 points and 12.5 rebounds over last two games.
29 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 3
30 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 3
31 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3
32 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 4
33 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 3 Getting extra minutes with Delfino (neck) out. Averaging 6.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
34 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 3
35 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 3
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
2 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
3 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4
4 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
5 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4 Only averaging 13.0 points and 5.4 rebounds on 33% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
7 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4
8 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3
9 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3
10 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3
11 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
12 Marcus Camby [C] POR 3
13 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Minutes could decrease some this week with Jeff Green (ankle) expected back this week.
15 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 4
16 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3
17 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 3
18 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 2
19 Anderson Varejeo * [PF,C] CLE 3 Day-to-day (ribs).
20 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
21 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4
22 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
23 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4 Could see bump in minutes with Chris Kaman (ankle) out.
24 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4
25 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3 22 points and 20 rebounds in last game was an aberration (only averaging 8.9 points and 5.9 rebounds for the season).
26 Shaquille O'Neal [C] BOS 3
27 Brad Miller [C] HOU 3 Decent short-term play while Yao Ming (leg) is out.
28 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
29 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3
30 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
31 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3
32 Ronny Turiaf * [PF,C] NYK 4 Day-to-day (knee).
33 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4
34 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 3 Started a center in last game (12 points, 3 rebounds in 30 minutes).
35 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 3