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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 7

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 7 - December 6th - December 12th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: ATL, CHI, CLE, DEN, DET, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, MIN, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, TOR, UTA
Three Games: BOS, CHA, DAL, GSW, HOU, MEM, MIL, NJ, NO, PHI, PHO, SAS, SAC, WAS
Two Games: NONE
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
2 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4
3 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4
4 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4 Averaging 20.4 points, 10.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
5 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 4
6 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3
7 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 3 Day-to-day (knee). Missed Sunday's game.
8 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4
9 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 10.0 points, 10.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
10 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
11 Jameer Nelson * [PG,SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (flu).
12 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4
13 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
14 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3
15 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3
16 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3
17 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3
18 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3
19 John Wall * [PG] WAS 3 Day-to-day (knee).
20 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4 Only averaging 13.7 points and 4.4 assists for the season.
21 Baron Davis * [PG] LAC 4 Back in action (knee).
22 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
23 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 3
24 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Only averaging 9.8 points and 5.0 assists on 37% shooting from the field over last five games.
25 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4
26 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] NJ 3 Day-to-day (knee). Expected to return this week.
27 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3
28 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4
29 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4
30 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
31 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
32 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4
33 Eric Bledsoe [PG] LAC 4 Minutes and production should decrease with Baron Davis (knee) back.
34 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 3 Back in starting lineup for now. Averaging 13.8 points and 6.0 assists in ten starts this year.
35 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 3 Decent short-term play while Devin Harris (knee) is out. Averaging 22.0 points, 9.5 assists and 2.0 threes over last two games.



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
3 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4 Averaging 25.2 points over last five games but scoring could decrease with Baron Davis and Chris Kaman back.
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3
5 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3
6 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 26.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.2 threes over last five games.
7 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 4 Averaging 22.3 points, 5.6 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last three games.
8 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4
9 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 3
10 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] WAS 3
11 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Joe Johnson out for the next month.
12 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 4
13 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4 Value goes up with promotion to starting lineup. Averaging 20.0 points, 1.5 steals and 2.7 threes as a starter this season.
14 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
15 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3
16 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
17 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4 Looks to be out of George Karl's doghouse for now. Averaging 23.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.6 threes over last three games.
18 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4
19 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last two games.
20 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3
21 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3
22 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4
23 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4 Averaging 14.2 points and 1.2 threes over last five games.
24 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
25 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
26 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4
27 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 3
28 Shannon Brown [SG] LAL 4
29 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4 Day-to-day (flu).
30 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (flu).
31 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
32 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4
33 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 3
34 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 3
35 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 3 Started last two games at shooting guard. Averaging 12.8 points and 2.8 threes in 21 minutes over last five games.

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
2 Kevin Durant * [SG,SF] OKC 4 Day-to-day (knee).
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4
4 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
5 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4
6 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3
7 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3
8 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
9 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3
10 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3
11 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists over last five games.
12 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4
13 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4
14 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4
15 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4
16 Michael Beasley * [SF,PF] MIN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3
18 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 3
19 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
20 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4 Will have to do more with Joe Johnson out for a month.
21 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4
22 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4
23 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
24 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3
25 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3
26 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3
27 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] PHO 3
28 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4
29 James Jones [SF] MIA 4
30 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 3
31 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4 Averaging 14.5 points, 2.0 steals and 1.5 threes in 27.5 minutes over last two games.
32 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 3
33 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
34 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4 Value goes down with move to reserve role. Averaging 4.8 points on 28% shooting from the field over last five games.
35 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 3

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4 Averaging 23.6 points, 19.2 rebounds and 1.4 threes on 46% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
3 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4
4 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
5 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
6 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4
7 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
8 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4
9 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
10 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
12 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
13 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
14 David Lee [PF] GSW 3
15 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3
16 Carlos Boozer * [PF] CHI 4 Back in action (hand). Averaging 14.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in three games since returning from injury.
17 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3
18 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3
19 David West * [PF] NO 3 Day-to-day (flu).
20 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
21 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4
22 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4
23 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.4 threes over last five games.
24 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 3
25 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
26 J.J. Hickson * [PF,C] CLE 4 Day-to-day (flu).
27 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 4
28 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 3
29 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 3
30 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3 Starting at power forward for now. Averaging 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds over last five games.
31 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4 Averaging 18.6 points and 5.3 rebounds over last three but production could decrease this week with Dwight Howard (flu) back.
32 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] LAL 4
33 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4 Value goes way down with Carlos Boozer (hand) back.
34 Hakim Warrick [PF] PHO 3
35 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 3 Move to bench kills value. Only averaging 5.2 points in 19 minutes over last four games.
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
3 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4
4 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
5 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
6 Dwight Howard * [C] ORL 4 Day-to-day (flu).
7 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4
8 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
9 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 4
10 Andrew Bogut * [C] MIL 3 Back in action (back). Put up 31 points and 18 boards in first game back from injury on Saturday.
11 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3
12 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3 Averaging 16.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 threes over last five games.
13 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 3
14 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
15 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3
16 Shaquille O'Neal [C] BOS 3 Averaging 14.6 points and 7.2 rebounds over last five games.
17 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Averaging 5.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over last five games.
18 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4 Hasn't scored in Blazers' last two games.
19 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4
20 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 3
21 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3
22 Chris Kaman * [C] LAC 4 Back in action (ankle).
23 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4
24 Brad Miller [C] HOU 3 Averaging 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds. 3.5 threes and 1.5 blocks over last two games.
25 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
26 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3
27 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 3
28 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
29 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4
30 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 3
31 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 3
32 Yao Ming * [C] HOU 3 Expected back this week (leg).
33 Chris Anderson * [C] DEN 4 Day-to-day (back).
34 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 4
35 Marcin Gortat [C] ORL 4 Decent short-term play for boards only if Dwight Howard (flu) misses time this week.


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