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NBA Value Meter: K-Mart Special

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 12
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 12 - January 10th - January 16th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: CHA, CHI, DEN, DET, HOU, LAL, SAS, SAC
Three Games: BOS, CLE, DAL, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, ORL, PHO, POR, TOR, WAS
Two Games: GSW, OKC, PHI, UTA
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4
2 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4 Assists are way down (2.8 apg) but averaging 22.4 points and 3.2 threes over last five games.
3 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
4 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3
5 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
6 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3
7 Jose Calderon * [PG] TOR 3 Day-to-day (foot). Averaging 12.0 points, 11.8 assists and 1.5 steals over last five games.
8 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3
9 John Wall [PG] WAS 3
10 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3
11 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Doubtful for Sunday's game.
12 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
13 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
14 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4 Could see bump in value this week if Tyreke Evans (ankle) misses time this week.
15 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3
16 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 2
17 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3 Losing minutes to Patty Mills? Averaging 11.0 points and 6.8 assists in only 29 minutes over last five games.
18 Darren Collison [PG] IND 3
19 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3
20 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 2
21 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 2
22 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4 Could see bump in minutes if Aaron Brooks (ankle) misses time this week.
23 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3
24 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 2 Averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
25 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3
26 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3
27 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3 Should see bump in minutes with Daniel Gibson out. Averaging 16.6 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 30 minutes over last five games.
28 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] NJ 3 Day-to-day (thigh).
29 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3
30 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 3 Decent short-term play if Devin Harris (thigh) misses time this week.
31 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
32 Keyon Dooling [PG,SG] MIL 3
33 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 3
34 Earl Boykins [PG] MIL 3
35 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 3 Struggling to get solid minutes. Only averaging 9.8 points and 2.6 assists in 21 minutes over last five games.



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
2 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4 Update: (will miss Monday's game)
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3
4 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4
5 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
6 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3 Averaging 25.4 points, 4.4 assists, 3.0 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
7 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3
8 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3
9 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 2
10 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
11 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3
12 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
13 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 3
14 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3
15 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 3
16 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 4
17 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4
18 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4
19 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4
20 DeShawn Stevenson [SG] DAL 3 Averaging 19.2 points and 4.8 threes in 34 minutes over last four games.
21 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3 So much for hitting the rookie wall. Averaging 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 threes over last three games.
22 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 4
23 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 3
24 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4
25 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
26 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 3
27 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 3
28 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 4
29 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 3
30 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 3 Could stick in starting lineup when Xavier Henry comes back. Averaging 8.8 points and 2.6 steals in last five games.
31 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3
32 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3
33 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 3
34 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 3 Averaging 9.6 points, 2.0 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
35 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] PHO 3

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4
2 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
3 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3 Averaging 25.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.8 steals over last four games.
4 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4
5 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4
6 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3
7 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
8 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3
9 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3
10 Michael Beasley * [SF,PF] MIN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
11 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] CHA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
12 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 2 Shooting 56% from the field over last ten games.
13 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4
14 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 3 Finding his groove in a Wizards uniform. Averaging 13.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 threes over last five games.
15 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
16 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3 Slowly rounding into form. Averaging 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 threes and 2.2 steals over last four games.
17 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3
18 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3
19 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 2
20 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 27.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.5 steals, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 threes in 38.5 minutes over last two games.
21 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4 Averaging 12.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.7 threes over last three games.
22 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4
23 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4 Could see increase in minutes and production with Matt Barnes out.
24 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3
25 Linus Kleiza [SF,PF] TOR 3
26 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4
27 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 3
28 Al Thornton [SF,PF] WAS 3 Could see bump in minutes this week with Josh Howard (knee) banged up (13 points, 7 boards in 30 minutes in last game).
29 Martell Webster [SG,SF] MIN 3
30 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 3
31 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3 Brewer is reportedly set to start over Wesley Johnson.
32 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 2
33 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 3
34 Shawne Williams [SF,PF] NYK 3 Getting increased minutes with Danilo Gallinari out. Averaging 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last five games.
35 Andre Iguodala * [SG,SF] PHI 2 Could return this week (Achilles).

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 4
2 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
3 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
4 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3
5 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
6 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3
7 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
8 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3 Averaging 19.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
9 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
10 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4
11 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3
12 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3
13 David West [PF] NO 3
14 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4
15 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4
16 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3
17 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 4
18 Al Harrington * [SF,PF] DEN 4 Day-to-day (thumb).
19 Kevin Garnett * [PF] BOS 3 Day-to-day (knee). Expected back this week.
20 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 3
21 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 4
22 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 2
23 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 2
24 David Lee [PF] GSW 2
25 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 3
26 Dirk Nowitzki* [PF] DAL 3 Day-to-day (knee). Status unclear for this week.
27 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in 31 minutes over last two games.
28 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 3 Should move back to reserve role with Kevin Garnett expected back this week.
29 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 3 Started last two games at power forward. Averaging 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in 30 minutes over last two games.
30 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 2
31 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 3 Could see increased minutes this week with Anderson Varejao out. (17 points, 9 rebounds in 32 minutes in last game).
32 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 3
33 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 3
34 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4
35 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3
2 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 3
3 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4
4 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4 Blocks aren't there (0.4 bpg.) but averaging 21.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
5 Marcus Camby [C] POR 3 Averaging 6.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
6 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3
7 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
8 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4 Averaging 12.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in only 28 minutes over last five games.
9 Andrew Bogut * [C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (illness). Averaging 10.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over last four games but only shooting 35% from the free throw line (8-for-23).
10 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3
11 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3 Averaging 10.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.8 blocks over last five games.
12 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 3
13 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
14 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3 Only averaging 2.7 rebounds over last three games.
15 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 3
16 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
17 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 2
18 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] CHI 4
19 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4
20 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3
21 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
22 Brad Miller [C] HOU 4
23 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4
24 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 4 Starting with Nazr Mohammed out. Averaging 7.3 points and 8.3 rebounds over last three games.
25 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4
26 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3
27 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 3
28 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 3
29 Shaquille O'Neal [C] BOS 3
30 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 2
31 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 2
32 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 3
33 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 2
34 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] BOS 3
35 Chris Anderson * [C] DEN 4 Day-to-day (knee).