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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 8
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 7 - December 13th - December 19th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: ATL, HOU, IND, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIN, NJ, NO, PHI, POR, SAC, TOR
Three Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, LAC, MIL, NYK, OKC, PHO, SAS, UTA, WAS
Two Games: ORL
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4
2 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4 Averaging 14.3 points, 6.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals over last five games.
3 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 7.1 assists and 2.1 steals for the season.
4 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3
5 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3
6 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3 Already made more 3's this year (37) than first two years combined (32).
7 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3 Averaging career highs in points (18.3), assists (8.4), steals (2.1), threes (1.8 per game) and field goal percentage (46%).
8 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
9 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3
10 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
11 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4
12 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3
13 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
14 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3
15 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3
16 John Wall * [PG] WAS 3 Day-to-day (foot).
17 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3
18 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (foot). Only averaging 13.8 points on 36% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
20 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] NJ 4 Day-to-day (shoulder)
21 Jose Calderon * [PG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (foot).
22 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4
23 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3
24 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3
25 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4
26 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 7.2 assists and 1.0 steals over last five games.
27 Baron Davis * [PG] LAC 3 Back in action (hamstring).
28 Eric Bledsoe [PG] LAC 3
29 Jerryd Bayless [PG] TOR 4 Decent short-term play if Jose Calderon (foot) misses time this week.
30 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4
31 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 4
32 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 2
33 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3
34 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3
35 Stephen Curry * [PG,SG] GSW 3 Day-to-day (ankle).



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4 Averaging 29.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists. 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
2 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
3 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4
4 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
5 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3
6 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3
7 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4
8 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 2.4 steals and 1.8 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
9 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3 Only averaging 13.8 points on 35% shooting from the field over last five games.
10 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] WAS 3
11 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
12 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3 Only averaging 6.0 points on 21% shooting from the field over last three games.
13 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
14 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4
15 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4
16 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4
17 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 4 Averaging 20.3 points and 5.0 threes in 35 minutes over last three games.
18 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3
19 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3
20 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3
21 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4
22 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4 Averaging 6.2 points in 21 minutes over last five games.
23 Sonny Weems [SG] TOR 4
24 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 3
25 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3
26 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 3 Value goes up with move to starting lineup. Averaging 13.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 threes in two starts this season.
27 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 3
28 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 3
29 Shannon Brown [SG] LAL 4
30 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
31 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 2
32 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3 Could see bump in minutes and production with Raja Bell out.
33 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
34 James Harden [SG] OKC 3
35 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 3

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
2 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
4 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4
5 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3
6 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 4
7 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3
8 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3
9 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] DEN 3 Day-to-day (knee).
10 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
11 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3 Averaging 17.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 threes and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
12 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3
13 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3
14 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
15 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 3
16 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
17 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 3
18 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4
19 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4
20 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
21 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 6.3 points and 2.6 threes over last three games.
22 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4
23 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3
24 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3
25 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3
26 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 4 Could see bump in minutes with Damion James out (broken foot) and Travis Outlaw ineffective.
27 Linus Kleiza [SF,PF] TOR 4
28 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4
29 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4
30 Donte Greene [SF,PF] SAC 4
31 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4
32 James Jones [SF] MIA 4
33 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] PHO 3
34 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 3 Should see bump in minutes if Stephen Curry (ankle) misses time this week.
35 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 2

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4
2 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4
3 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
4 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4 Averaging 20.2 points and 12.8 rebounds over last five games.
5 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
6 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
7 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4
8 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
9 David West [PF] NO 4
10 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
11 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3 Averaging 17.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
12 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3
13 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
14 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3
15 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3
16 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
17 David Lee [PF] GSW 3
18 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3
19 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3
20 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3 Move to starting lineup increases value. Averaging 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes as a starter this season.
21 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.8 threes over last five games.
22 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
23 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
24 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3
25 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
26 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3
27 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 4
28 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3
29 Hakim Warrick [PF] PHO 3
30 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 4
31 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] LAL 4
32 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 6.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over last five games.
33 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3 Averaging 7.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
34 Derrick Favors* [PF] NJ 4 Day-to-day (hip).
35 Tyrus Thomas * [SF,PF] CHA 3 Day-to-day (quad).


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Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
3 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 3 Scored 30+ points in last seven games.
4 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3 Averaging 20.8 points, 16.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 3.8 blocks over last five games.
5 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4
6 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4
7 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4
8 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
9 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
10 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 4
11 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 3
12 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3
13 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3 Averaging 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.6 blocks over last five games.
15 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 2
16 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3
17 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 3
18 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 3
19 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3
20 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3
21 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
22 Brad Miller [C] HOU 4
23 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4
24 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 10.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals in 23 minutes over last five games.
25 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3
26 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3
27 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3 Should be decent source for rebound and blocks with Chris Kaman (ankle) out. Averaging 9.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks over last two games.
28 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 4
29 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
30 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 3
31 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 3
32 Earl Barron [C] PHO 3
33 Andrew Bynum * [C] LAL 4 Could make his return this week (knee).
34 Shaquille O'Neal * [C] BOS 3 Day-to-day (calf).
35 Nenad Krstic* [C] OKC 3 Day-to-day (back).