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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 24

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 24

Article first appeared on 4/4/10



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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4  
2 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
3 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4  
4 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4  
5 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
6 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4  
7 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4  
8 Maurice Williams  [PG,SG] CLE 4  
9 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3  
10 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3  
11 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
12 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3  
13 Chauncey Billups  [PG] DEN 3  
14 Chris Paul  [PG] NO 3 Struggling since returning from injury.  Averaging 10.0 points on 41.5% shooting from the field over last five games.
15 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 4  
16 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4  
17 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
18 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4  
19 Toney Douglas [PG] NYK 4  
20 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 10.4 points and 7.4 assists over last five games.
21 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 3  
22 Darren Collison [PG] NO 3 Return of Paul is hurting production.  Only averaging 14.4 points and 3.8 assists in 27 minutes over last five games.
23 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3  
24 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3  
25 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 3  
26 Baron Davis * [PG] LAC 3 Day-to-day  (back).  Expected back this week.
27 Shaun Livingston  [PG] WAS 4 Getting as many minutes as he can handle with Foye out.  Averaging 15.0 points and 5.5 assists in 38 minutes over last two games.
28 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
29 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4  
30 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4 Could see bump in minutes if Ariza (flu) and Martin (shoulder) continue to miss games.  Averaging 13.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 30 minutes over last five.
31 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 4  
32 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 4 Decent play this week if Ellis (flu) misses time.
33 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 4  
34 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 3  
35 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 4  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 29.8 points, 7.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last five games.
2 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4  
3 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 4  
4 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4  
5 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3  
6 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
7 Brandon Roy  [SG] POR 3  
8 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4  
9 Mike Miller [SG,SF] WAS 4  
10 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3  
11 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 3  
12 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
13 Monta Ellis * [PG,SG] GSW 4 Day-to-day (flu).
14 Ray Allen  [SG] BOS 4 Only averaging 8.3 points over last three games.
15 Kevin Martin  * [SG] HOU 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
16 Richard Hamilton * [SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3 Only averaging 6.0 points on 29% shooting from the field over last two games.
18 Bill Walker [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 1.2 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
19 Anthony Morrow  [SG,SF] GSW 4 Could see increased minutes if Ellis (flu) misses time this week.
20 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 3  
21 James Harden [SG] OKC 4  
22 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4  
23 Sonny Weems [SG] TOR 4 Averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds on 89% shooting from the field (16-for-18) over last two games.
24 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4  
25 Ronald Murray [PG,SG] CHI 4  
26 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 3 Playing well in limited minutes.  Averaging 21.0 points  and 4.0 threes on 82% shooting from the field in only 20.5 minutes over last two games.
27 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 3  
28 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
29 J.R. Smith  [SG] DEN 3  
30 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 3  
31 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4 Decent play if Martin and Ariza continue to miss games.  Averaging 20.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 threes in 35 minutes over last three games.
32 Tracy McGrady [SG] NYK 4  
33 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3  
34 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 3  
35 Jarvis Hayes [SG,SF] NJ 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] CLE 4  
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
3 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
4 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4  
5 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4  
6 Stephen Jackson * [SG,SF] CHA 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
7 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
8 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3  
9 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
10 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4  
11 Carlos Delfino* [SG,SF] MIL 4 Back in action (head).
12 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 4  
13 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4  
14 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
15 Luol Deng  * [SG,SF] CHI 4  
16 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 4  
17 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
18 Antoine Wright [SG,SF] TOR 4 Named starter at small forward for rest of the season.  Averaging 13.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 31 minutes over last three games.
19 Trevor Ariza * [SF] HOU 4 Day-to-day (flu).
20 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
21 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 3  
22 Rashard Lewis  [SF] ORL 3  
23 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 3  
24 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
25 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 3  
26 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 3  
27 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
28 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 4  
29 Jason Kapono [SG,SF] PHI 4  
30 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4  
31 Grant Hill   [SG,SF] PHO 3  
32 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 3  
33 Quentin Richardson  [SG,SF] MIA 3  
34 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 3  
35 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 David Lee [PF] NYK 4 Averaging 21.2 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4,4 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Chris Bosh  [PF] TOR 4  
3 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.6 steals over last five games.
4 Josh Smith   [SF,PF] ATL 4  
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
6 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 3  
7 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3  
8 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last five games.
9 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
10 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
12 Carlos Boozer  [PF] UTA 3  
13 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4  
14 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
15 Al Harrington  [SF,PF] NYK 4  
16 David West [PF] NO 3  
17 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 3  
18 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
19 Lamar Odom   [PF] LAL 3  
20 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 3  
21 Elton Brand  [PF] PHI 4  
22 Anthony Tolliver [PF] GSW 4  
23 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4  
24 Drew Gooden [PF,C] LAC 3  
25 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 4  
26 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4 Minutes and production could drop a bit with Varajeo (hamstring) expected back this week.
27 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
28 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3  
29 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3  
30 James Singleton [PF] WAS 4  
31 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 4  
32 Anderson Varejeo* [PF,C] CLE 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
33 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 3  
34 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 3  
35 Jason Maxiell * [PF,C] DET 4 Day-to-day (back).

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
3 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3  
4 Amare Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
5 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
6 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] MIN 3  
7 Nene  [PF,C] DEN 3  
8 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 3  
9 Marcus Camby [C] POR 3  
10 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4 Back in starting lineup.  Averaging 11.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over last three games.
11 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 3  
12 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3 Getting as many minutes as he can handle with Hawes shut down for the year.  Averaging 15.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
13 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4  
14 Kendrick Perkins * [C] BOS 4  
15 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3  
16 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
17 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3  
18 Hasheem Thabeet [C] MEM 4 Starting at center with Gasol out for the year.  Averaging 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
19 Theo Ratliff [PF,C] CHA 4  
20 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4  
21 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4  
22 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
23 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF,C] MIA 3 Day-to-day (knee).  Hopes to play on Wednesday.
24 Brendan Haywood  [C] DAL 3 Looks to be back  in timeshare with Dampier.
25 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
26 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4  
27 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 4  
28 Brad Miller  [C] CHI 4  
29 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3 Averaging 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
30 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 4  
31 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] MIL 4 Should see bump in minutes with Bogut (elbow) out for the year.
32 Erick Dampier  * [C] DAL 3  
33 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
34 Ronny Turiaf  * [PF,C] GSW 4 Day-to-day (flu).  Five blocks in 15 minutes in last game.
35 Ben Wallace * [C] DET 4 Day-to-day (knees).

Article first appeared on 4/4/10

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