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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 10
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 10 - December 27th - January 2nd

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


Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 5
2 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4
3 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4
4 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
5 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 4
6 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4
7 Stephen Curry * [PG,SG] GSW 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Expected back this week.
8 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4
9 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4
10 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3 Averaging 24.3 points, 8.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 and 1.8 threes this season.
11 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3
12 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3 Day-to-day (neck).
13 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (plantar fasciitis).
14 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 threes in 37 minutes over last five games.
15 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 4 Solid short-term play for as long as John Wall is out. Averaging 13.4 points, 8.4 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
16 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4
17 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
18 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3
19 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3
20 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3
21 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
22 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] BOS 4
23 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3
24 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3
25 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4
26 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4
27 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4
28 Keyon Dooling [PG,SG] MIL 3
29 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3
30 John Wall * [PG] WAS 4 Day-to-day (bone bruise).
31 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3
32 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4
33 Earl Boykins [PG] MIL 3 Averaging 20.5 points and 2.5 threes in 27.5 minutes over last two games.
34 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3 Averaging 12.3 points, 2.3 threes and 2.0 steals in 29 minutes over last three games.
35 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 4 Looks to be out this week (ankle).
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 31.2 points, 6.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
2 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
3 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
4 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 5
5 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4
6 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 3 Day-to-day (knee).
7 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4 Averaging 23.2 points, 1.8 threes and 1.2 steals in 37 minutes over last five games.
8 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3 Slowing down a bit after fast start. Only averaging 15.9 points in December (21.8 points in November).
9 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3
10 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
11 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4
12 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 4 Solid play with Brandon Roy out. Averaging 19.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.6 steals over last three games.
13 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 30.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.0 threes over last two games. Solid short-term play as long as Vince Carter (knee) is out.
14 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3 Will have to do more with Brandon Jennings out. Averaging 18.3 points, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.8 threes over last four games.
15 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
16 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
17 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3 Only averaging 9.8 points on 37% shooting from the field in first four games with Orlando.
18 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 3
19 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4 Averaging 15.0 points and 2.2 threes over last five games.
20 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
21 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4
22 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4
23 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4
24 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
25 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4
26 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3
27 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3
28 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3 Move to starting value slightly increases value. Averaging 14.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last three games.
29 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3
30 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 4
31 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 3 Coming off bench but scored 35 points (six threes) in last game.
32 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
33 Jamal Crawford * [PG,SG] ATL 4 Day-to-day (back).
34 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 3 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Brandon Roy * [SG] POR 4 Day-to-day (knee).


Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
2 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
3 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4
4 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
5 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
6 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 5 Averaging 16.4 points and 4.8 rebounds over last five games.
7 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] DEN 3 Day-to-day (death in the family).
8 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3
9 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3
10 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3
11 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3
12 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] CHA 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
13 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
14 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 5
15 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
16 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3
17 Linus Kleiza [SF,PF] TOR 4 Solid short-term play with Sonny Weems out. Averaging 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.6 threes over last three games.
18 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4
19 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 4 Minutes and production could go down with Stephen Curry expected back this week. Averaging 19.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 threes over last five games.
20 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4
21 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4
22 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
23 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
24 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4
25 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3
26 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3 Value has increased slightly with trade to Orlando. Averaging 11.0 points, 5.3 assists and 1.7 threes in 34 minutes in first four games with the Magic.
27 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3
28 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 4
29 Martell Webster [SG,SF] MIN 3
30 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
31 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 4 Starter at SF by default with Damion James out and Terrence Williams traded.
32 Al Thornton [SF,PF] WAS 4
33 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4
34 Josh Howard [SF] WAS 4
35 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] MIL 3

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 5
2 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4 Averaging 26.0 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks on 60% shooting from the field over last five games.
3 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
4 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4
6 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4 Andrew Bynum's return hasn't hurt minutes and production (yet). Averaging 15.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 37 minutes over last five games.
7 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
8 David West [PF] NO 4
9 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4
10 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4
11 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4
12 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
13 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
14 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3
15 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3 Recorded 17 straight double-doubles.
16 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3 Averaging 26.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
17 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3
18 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4
19 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
20 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3
21 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
22 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 4
23 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3
24 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3
25 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 3
26 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3
27 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 3 Will coaching change in Charlotte mean more minutes for TT?
28 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 4
29 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 4
30 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 4
31 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 4
32 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4
33 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] LAL 4
34 Hakim Warrick [PF] PHO 3
35 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Hard to believe that Kurt Thomas is better, but Gibson has played a total of 14 minutes in last two games.
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.4 blocks over last five games.
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
3 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3 Averaging 21.2 points, 17.6 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.8 steals over last five games.
4 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 3
5 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 5
6 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4
7 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4
8 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4
9 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
10 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4
11 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3
12 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
13 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4
14 Marcus Camby * [C] POR 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
15 Shaquille O'Neal [C] BOS 4
16 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4 Looks to be starting over DeMarcus Cousins.
17 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3
18 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3
19 Darko Milicic * [PF,C] MIN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 5
21 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
22 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Could move back to the bench with Nenad Krstic back.
23 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 3
24 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3
25 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3
26 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] CHI 3 Averaging 6.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over last three games.
27 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
28 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3
29 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4
30 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4
31 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4 Slowly being worked into the rotation. Only averaging 6.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 17 minutes over last five games.
32 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 3
33 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
34 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 3
35 Andris Biedrins * [C] GSW 4 Day-to-day (ankle).

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