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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: D-Rose Raining Threes

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 9
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 20th - December 26th

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


Point Guards


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Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4 Averaging 24.3 points, 8.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 and 1.8 threes this season.
2 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
3 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3  
4 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
5 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4  
6 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3 Day-to-day (neck).
7 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
8 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3  
9 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 2  
10 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 2  
11 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 2  
12 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 2 Day-to-day (foot).
13 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 2  
14 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 2  
15 Andre Miller [PG] POR 2  
16 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 2  
17 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3  
18Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3 Expected back this week (wrist).
19 Brandon Jennings * [PG] MIL 3 Day-to-day (foot).
20 Stephen Curry * [PG,SG] GSW 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
21 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 3 Should see bump in minutes with Gilbert Arenas traded to Orlando and John Wall out.
22 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] BOS 2 Solid short-term play while Rajon Rondo (ankle) is out. Averaging 16.0 points, 5.4 assists and 2.6 threes in five starts this season.
23 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  
24 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Value should decrease with Chauncey Billups expected back this week.
25 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 2  
26 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 2 Has had a nice run as a starter but the ride is almost over with Aaron Brooks (ankle) expected back this week.
27 Darren Collison [PG] IND 2  
28 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 2  
29 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3  
30 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 3 Back in action (hip).
31 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 3 Decent short-term play if Steve Nash (neck) misses time this week.
32 Keyon Dooling [PG,SG] MIL 3 Decent short-term play if Brandon Jennings (foot) misses time this week.
33 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 2  
34 John Wall * [PG] WAS 3 Day-to-day (bone bruise). Could miss the entire week.
35 Aaron Brooks * [PG,SG] HOU 2 Could make return this week (ankle).


Shooting Guards


Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4  
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3  
3 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 2  
4 Joe Johnson * [SG] ATL 3 Back in action (elbow).
5 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3  
6 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4  
7 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 4  
8 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 2  
9 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 3 Should see bump in minutes and production with Gilbert Arenas traded to Orlando and John Wall hurt. Averaging 24.3 points over last three games.
10 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 3  
11 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 2  
12 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4  
13 John Salmons * [SG,SF] MIL 3 Back in action (back).
14 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 3  
15 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4  
16 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 2 Could see bump in production with Brandon Roy (knee) likely out this week,
17 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 2  
18 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3  
19 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 3 Averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes on 64% shooting from the field over last two games.
20 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
21 James Harden [SG] OKC 3  
22 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 2 Averaging 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
23 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 2  
24 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 2  
25 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 2  
26 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 2  
27 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 2  
28 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 2 Should see bump in minutes and production with Brandon Roy and Nicolas Batum out.
29 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 3 Getting solid minutes, but only averaging 8.8 points on 27% shooting from the field over last five games.
30 Jamal Crawford * [PG,SG] ATL 3 Day-to-day (back).
31 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3  
32 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 3  
33 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 3  
34 Mike Miller * [SG,SF] MIA 3 Expected back this week (thumb).
35 George Hill * [PG,SG] SAS 4 Day-to-day (toe). Status in jeopardy this week.


Small Forwards


Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
2 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3  
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
4 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4  
5 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
6 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
7 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3  
8 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3  
9 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 2  
10 Danny Granger [SF] IND 2  
11 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 2 Averaging 18.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.6 threes, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
12 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 2  
13 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 2  
14 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 2  
15 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3  
16 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3  
17 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4  
18 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4  
19 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] CHA 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Martell Webster * [SG,SF] MIN 3 Averaging 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 27 minutes in four games since returning from injury.
21 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] MIL 3 Getting major minute as the starting small forward. Averaging 17.0 point in 38.5 minutes over last two games.
22 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
23 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
24 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 3 Value should go down with Stephen Curry expected back this week. Averaging 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.6 threes over last five games.
25 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 2  
26 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 2  
27 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 2  
28 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 2  
29 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 3  
30 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] LAC 3  
31 Al Thornton [SF,PF] WAS 3 Could see decrease in minutes with Josh Howard (knee) back and Rashard Lewis in the mix.
32 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
33 Josh Howard [SF] WAS 3  
34 James Jones [SF] MIA 3  
35 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 2  


Power Forwards


Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 4  
2 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
3 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3 Averaging 23.8 points, 14.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists over last five games.
5 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
6 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3  
7 David West [PF] NO 3  
8 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3  
9 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3  
10 David Lee [PF] GSW 3  
11 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3  
12 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4 Solid source for points and boards as long as he stays in starting lineup. Averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds as a starter this season.
13 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3  
14 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 2  
15 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 2  
16 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 2 Averaging 19.8 points and 14.4 rebounds over last five games.
17 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 2  
18 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2 Will have to do more with Brandon Roy (knee) out. Scored 30 or more points in two of last three games.
19 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 2  
20 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 2 Value could take a hit with Andew Bynum back.
21 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 2  
22 Taj Gibson * [PF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (concussion). Should see bump in minutes and production with Joakim Noah (thumb) out for two months.
23 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3  
24 Hakim Warrick [PF] PHO 3  
25 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 2  
26 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 2  
27 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 2  
28 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 3  
29 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 3  
30 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 2  
31 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 2  
32 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 2  
33 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 2 Should see bump in minutes with Jason Thompson (finger) out this week.
34 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 2  
35 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 2  


Centers


Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
2 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3  
3 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
4 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 2  
5 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
6 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 13.0 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
7 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3  
8 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3  
9 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
10 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 2  
11 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 2  
12 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2  
13 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 3  
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
15 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 2  
16 Marcus Camby * [C] POR 2 Day-to-day (shoulder).
17 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
18 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
19 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4  
20 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 3  
21 Darko Milicic * [PF,C] MIN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
22 Andris Biedrins * [C] GSW 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
23 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 2  
24 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 2  
25 Shaquille O'Neal * [C] BOS 2 Back in action (calf).
26 Ben Wallace [C] DET 2  
27 DeMarcus Cousins * [C] SAC 2 Day-to-day (wrist, ankle). Averaging 13.0 points and 8.2 rebounds over last five games.
28 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 3  
29 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 2 Back in action (knee).
30 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 2  
31 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 2  
32 Andrea Bargnani * [PF,C] TOR 1 Day-to-day (knee). Missed Sunday's game.
33 Joel Anthony [C] MIA 3 Averaging 3.0 blocks over last five games.
34 Dante Cunningham [PF,C] POR 2 Could be starting center by default this week if Marcus Camby and Joel Przybilla miss time.
34 Kosta Koufos [C] MIN 2 Could be starting center by default this week if Marcus Camby and Joel Przybilla miss time.