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NBA Value Meter: Time To Fire Up The Hibachi?

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 6
by Eric Johnson, RotoWire Writer

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 6 - November 29th - December 5th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: BOS, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, MEM, MIA, NJ, NO, OKC, ORL, POR, SAS, WAS
Three Games: ATL, CHA, CHI, DEN, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MIL, MIN, NYK, PHI, PHO, SAC, TOR, UTA
Two Games: NONE
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 10.4 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 steals over last five games.
2 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
3 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4 Back in action (hamstring).
4 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
5 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 6.8 assists, 1.6 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
6 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4
7 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4
8 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3
9 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3
10 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
11 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4
12 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
13 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4 Solid short-term play while Aaron Brooks (ankle) is out. Averaging 9.2 points, 8.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
14 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4
15 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3
16 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3
17 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3
18 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
19 John Wall * [PG] WAS 4 Day-to-day (knee).
20 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3 Only averaging 13.0 points on 31% shooting from the field over last five games.
21 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
22 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3
23 Darren Collison [PG] IND 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 (knee) misses time.
26 Chauncey Billups * [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (wrist).
27 Luke Ridnour * [PG] MIN 3 Averaging 12.6 points, 5.4 assists and 1.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
28 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3
29 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4 Averaging 14.3 points and 1.3 steals over last three games.
30 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4
31 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
32 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] NO 4
33 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 4
34 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Solid short-term play if Chauncey Billups (wrist) misses time this week. Averaging 15.5 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 threes in two starts this year.
35 Eric Bledsoe [PG] LAC 3 Day-to-day (ankle).



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 5.8 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
2 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] WAS 4 Averaging 22.4 points, 8.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 threes over last five games.
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
4 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
5 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
6 Brandon Roy * [SG] POR 4 Day-to-day (knee).
7 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3
8 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3 Averaging 26.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.2 threes over last five games.
9 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3
10 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3 Only averaging 12.2 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
11 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4
12 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
13 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4 Averaging 19.5 points and 2.2 threes over last four games.
14 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 4
15 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4 Coming off bench behind Xavier Henry.
16 Vince Carter * [SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
17 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3
18 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3
19 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
20 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4
21 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4
22 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4 Decent short-term play while Vince Carter (knee) is out. Averaging 14.3 points and 2.3 threes as a starter this year.
23 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4
24 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
25 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes in 27 minutes over last two games.
26 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4 Value goes way down with Brandon Roy (knee) back. Only played twenty minutes (four points) in last game.
27 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
28 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3
29 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
30 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 3
31 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 3
32 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3
33 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3
34 Luther Head [PG,SG] SAC 3
35 Toney Douglas * [PG,SG] NYK 3 Day-to-day (thigh).

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
2 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4 Shooting 29% from the field (10-for-34) over last two games.
3 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
4 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4
5 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3
6 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3
7 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3
8 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] CHA 3 Day-to-day (elbow).
9 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3
10 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
11 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3
12 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4
13 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 4
14 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4
15 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4
16 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4
17 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3
18 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3
19 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3
20 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 threes over last two games.
21 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
22 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
23 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 4
24 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4 Averaging 8.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.2 threes over last five games.
25 James Jones [SF] MIA 4
26 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 3
27 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3
28 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] PHO 3
29 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3
30 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 3 Could see a bump in minutes with Drew Gooden (foot) out. Averaging 15.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 37 minutes over last two games.
31 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 3
32 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3
33 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
34 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 3
35 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] LAC 3

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4 Averaging 29.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last five games.
2 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
3 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
4 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4
6 David West [PF] NO 4
7 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4
8 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4
9 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
10 Jeff Green * [SF,PF] OKC 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
11 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
12 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3
13 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3
14 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3
15 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3
16 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3
17 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3
18 David Lee * [PF] GSW 3 Back in action (elbow).
19 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 4
20 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4
21 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4
22 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3
23 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 3
24 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3
25 Hakim Warrick [PF] PHO 3 Averaging 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds over last five games.
26 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 3
27 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3
28 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4
29 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 4
30 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 4
31 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3 Value should increase with Reggie Evans (broken foot) out.
32 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] LAL 3
33 Donte Greene [SF,PF] SAC 3
34 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 3
35 Carlos Boozer * [PF] CHI 3 Could make return this week (hand).
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4
2 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4
3 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 12.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
4 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4
5 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4
6 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
7 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 3
8 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3
9 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 3
10 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
11 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3 Averaging 17.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 4.0 blocks over last five games.
12 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3
13 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
14 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 4 Looks to have upper hand in time share with Brendan Haywood. Averaging 16.6 points and 14.3 rebounds in 34 minutes over last three games.
15 Shaquille O'Neal [C] BOS 4 Averaging 18.0 points and 10.3 rebounds over last three games.
16 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4
17 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3
18 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3
19 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3 Averaging 10.6 points and 12.2 rebounds over last five games.
20 Andrew Bogut * [C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (back).
21 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Could see bump in minutes this week if Jeff Green (ankle) misses time.
22 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
23 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4
24 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4
25 Brad Miller [C] HOU 4
26 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 4
27 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 3
28 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3
29 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4
30 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
31 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
32 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4
33 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
34 Ronny Turiaf * [PF,C] NYK 3 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Chris Kaman * [C] LAC 3 Could return this week (ankle).