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NBA Value Meter: Block Party In The ATL

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 5

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 5 - November 22nd - November 28th

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

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4
2 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4
3 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
4 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4
5 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4 Averaging 21.0 points, 7.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 2.6 steals over last five games.
6 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4
7 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
8 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 5
9 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
10 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 4
11 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4
12 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
13 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4
14 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
15 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3
16 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3 Averaging 21.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.8 steals over last five games.
17 Steve Nash * [PG] PHO 4 Day-to-day (groin). Will most likely miss at least one game this week.
18 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
19 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4 Solid play while Aaron Brooks (ankle) is out. Averaging 8.0 points, 7.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
20 Darren Collison * [PG] IND 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Expected to play on Monday.
21 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3
22 John Wall * [PG] WAS 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
23 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3 Huge bump in value with time-share partner Jarrett Jack traded to New Orleans.
24 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 3 Day-to-day (hamstring). Will most likely miss at least one game this week.
25 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (wrist). Only averaging 13.8 points, 4.7 assists and 1.4 threes on 34% shooting from the field for the season.
26 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 3
27 Eric Bledsoe [PG] LAC 4 Could see decrease in minutes and production with Randy Foye (hamstring) back.
28 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4 Decent short-term play while Steve Nash (hamstring) is out.
29 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
30 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4 Production should decrease with Mo Williams (groin) back.
31 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4 Decent short-term play if Darren Collison (ankle) misses time this week.
32 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Could see extra minutes if Chauncey Billups (wrist) misses time this week.
33 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] BOS 3
34 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] NO 4 Value takes serious hit as Chris Paul's backup.
35 Andre Miller [PG] POR 2

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 5
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 27.4 points, 5.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
3 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4 Averaging 26.4 points and 4.2 assists over last five games.
4 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
5 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4
6 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
7 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4
8 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 4 Day-to-day (wrist, flu).
9 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 5
10 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 4
11 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
12 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] WAS 3 Averaging 20.7 points and 3.5 threes over last four games but production could decrease with John Wall (knee) expected back this week.
13 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
14 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4
15 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
16 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 4
17 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4
18 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4 Averaging 11.8 points and 7.6 rebounds over last five games.
19 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
20 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3
21 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3 Points (13.6) and field goal percentage (39%) are down from last year (17.5 ppg and 46% shooting last year).
22 Sonny Weems [SG] TOR 3
23 James Harden [SG] OKC 4 Decent short-term play if Kevin Durant (ankle) misses time this week.
24 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4
25 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
26 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
27 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4
28 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4
29 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4
30 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4
31 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4
32 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
33 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
34 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 2 Solid short-term play while Brandon Roy (knee) is out. Averaging 17.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
35 Brandon Roy * [SG] POR 2 Day-to-day (knee). Likely out this week.

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
2 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
3 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4
4 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4 Only averaging 10.0 points and 6.5 rebounds over last two games.
5 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4
6 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4 career high in points
7 Kevin Durant * [SG,SF] OKC 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
8 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3
9 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3
10 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4
11 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3
12 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
13 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4
14 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4
15 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
16 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4 Signs of life? Averaging 17.0 points and 3.0 threes on 70% shooting from the field over last two games.
17 Andre Iguodala * [SG,SF] PHI 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
18 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 5 Back in action (knee).
19 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 4
20 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4
21 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
22 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 4
23 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] PHO 4
24 James Jones [SF] MIA 4
25 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
26 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
27 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 4
28 Jamario Moon [SF] CLE 4
29 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] LAC 4
30 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4 Limited value goes down with Caron Butler back.
31 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4 Averaging 10.4 points and 2.0 threes over last five games.
32 Al Thornton [SF,PF] WAS 3
33 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 3
34 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3
35 Linus Kleiza* [SF,PF] TOR 3 Back in action (Achilles) but coming off bench behind Sonny Weems.

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 5
2 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4
3 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
5 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
6 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
7 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4 Averaging 20.8 points and 8.6 rebounds over last five games.
8 David West [PF] NO 4
9 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
10 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3
11 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
12 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
13 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4
14 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 4
15 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
16 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3
17 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3
18 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4
19 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 4 Averaging 10.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 28 minutes over last five games. Solid play as long as Troy Murphy continues to accumulate DNP CD's.
20 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
21 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3
22 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4 Timeshare with Antawn Jamison is hurting value. Only averaging 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 23 minutes over last five games.
23 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4
24 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 3
25 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4
26 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2
27 Hakim Warrick [PF] PHO 4
28 Reggie Evans [PF] TOR 3
29 Jeff Green * [SF,PF] OKC 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
30 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 4
31 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 4
32 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 3
33 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 3
34 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] LAL 3
35 Donte Greene [SF,PF] SAC 3 Starter Du Jour for the Kings at SF.
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 5
2 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
3 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4
4 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
5 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4
6 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
7 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
8 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4
9 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3 Averaging 8.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.8 blocks over last five games.
10 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3
11 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Should see bump in minutes and production with Robin Lopez (knee) out. Averaging 14.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
12 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
13 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4
14 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 4
15 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4
16 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3
17 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
18 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 4
19 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 3 Averaging 8.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
20 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.3 blocks over last three games.
21 Marcus Camby [C] POR 2
22 Ronny Turiaf * [PF,C] NYK 4 Started at center for last two games.
23 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
24 Brad Miller [C] HOU 4
25 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
26 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
27 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4
28 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 9.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 threes over last five games.
29 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 4
30 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4
31 Shaquille O'Neal [C] BOS 3
32 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 3
33 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
34 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
35 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 5