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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 13
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 13 - January 17th - January 23rd

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



Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4 Averaging 29.0 points, 5.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 threes over last five games.
2 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4 Averaging 20.4 points, 10.2 assists, 2.2 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
3 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4
4 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4
5 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
6 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4
7 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4
8 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
9 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
10 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 7.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
11 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4 Finally starting to find his groove. Averaging 14.6 points, 6.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
12 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4
13 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Steals (1.8) and assists (8.9) are great, but field goal percentage (39.5%) brings his value down.
14 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4
15 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3
16 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3
17 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4
18 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4
19 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4 Back in action (ankle). Averaging 18.5 points, 5.0 assists and 2.8 threes over last four games.
20 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
21 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4
22 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
23 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4
24 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3
25 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 3
26 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3
27 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4
28 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 4
29 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 4
30 Keyon Dooling [PG,SG] MIL 4
31 Earl Boykins [PG] MIL 4
32 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3 Could see increased minutes if Mo Williams misses time this week. Averaging 12.6 points, 5.4 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
33 Maurice Williams * [PG,SG] CLE 3 Day-to-day (hip).
34 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 2
35 Jerryd Bayless * [PG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Could see bump in minutes this week with Leandro Barbosa out.


Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4
2 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4 Averaging 26.7 points, 3.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 threes and 1.5 steals over last four games.
3 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
4 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4
5 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
6 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4
7 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4
8 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 4
9 Nick Young * [SG,SF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (knee).
10 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 4
11 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4
12 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
13 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
14 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3
15 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 2
16 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
17 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4 Could see bump in minutes if Tracy McGrady misses time this week,
18 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
19 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 3.8 assists and 1.2 threes over last five games.
20 Tracy McGrady * [SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (shin).
21 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4
22 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4
23 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 22.0 points and 3.0 threes over last two games.
24 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4
25 Raja Bell * [SG] UTA 4 Averaging 16.5 points and 3.0 threes over last two games.
26 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 4 Averaging 12.6 points,1.8 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
27 DeShawn Stevenson [SG] DAL 4 Value goes down (less shot attempts) with Dirk Nowitzki back.
28 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4
29 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 3
30 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
31 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 3
32 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3
33 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4
34 James Harden [SG] OKC 3
35 Manny Harris [PG,SG] CLE 3 Decent short-term play with Daniel Gibson and Anthony Parker out. Averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.0 steals in 37 minutes over last five games.


Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
2 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
3 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4
4 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4
5 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4 Averaging 3-year low in points (20.9) and career low in field goal percentage (41.9%).
6 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4
7 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4
8 Andre Iguodala * [SG,SF] PHI 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
9 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3
10 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3
11 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4
12 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
13 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 threes over last five games.
14 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 4
15 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4
16 LeBron James * [SF] MIA 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Danilo Gallinari * [SF] NYK 4 Expected back this week (knee).
18 Linus Kleiza [SF,PF] TOR 4
19 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
20 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4
21 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
22 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
23 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4
24 Al Thornton [SF,PF] WAS 4
25 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
26 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4
27 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 4
28 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
29 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
30 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 4
31 Shawne Williams [SF,PF] NYK 4
32 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3
33 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] MIL 4
34 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 2 Averaging 12.4 points and 3.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
35 Michael Beasley * [SF,PF] MIN 2 Day-to-day (ankle).


Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4 Averaging 25.6 points, 14.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists on 50% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4
3 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4
4 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4 Averaging 26.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals over last five games.
5 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
6 David West [PF] NO 4
7 Dirk Nowitzki * [PF] DAL 4 Back in action (knee).
8 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
9 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
10 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
11 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
12 Carlos Boozer * [PF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
13 Andray Blatche * [PF,C] WAS 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
14 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Back in starting lineup and producing. Averaging 15.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.2 threes in 40 minutes over last four games.
15 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
16 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4
17 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 4
18 Kevin Garnett * [PF] BOS 4 Day-to-day (knee). Expected back this week.
19 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3
20 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 3 Value goes way up with Anderson Varejeo out for the season. Averaging 15.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
21 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3
22 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3
23 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 2
24 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4 Starting at center with Ben Wallace out. Averaging 12.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals in 36 minutes over last five games.
25 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last five games.
26 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4
27 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4
28 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 4
29 Chris Bosh * [PF,C] MIA 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
30 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4 Could see bump in minutes this week if Carlos Boozer (ankle) misses time.
31 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
32 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4
33 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 4
34 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4
35 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4 Averaging 24.0 points, 14.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals on 73% shooting from the line (32-for-44) over last five games.
2 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
3 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4
4 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 25.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
5 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
6 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4
7 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
8 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4
9 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4 Averaging 33.5 points over last two games but hasn't posted double-digit rebounds in 21 games.
10 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
11 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
12 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4
13 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3
14 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3
15 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
16 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Averaging 7.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks with 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
17 Tyson Chandler * [C] DAL 4 Day-to-day (illness).
18 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
19 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 4
20 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
21 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4
22 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4
23 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] CHI 4
24 Shaquille O'Neal [C] BOS 4
25 Brad Miller [C] HOU 4
26 Ronny Turiaf [PF,C] NYK 4
27 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
28 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3
29 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 3
30 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
31 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 2
32 Chuck Hayes * [PF,C] HOU 4 Back in action (ankle). Averaging 10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds over last two games.
33 Jeff Foster [C] IND 4
34 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
35 Ben Wallace * [C] DET 4 Day-to-day (ankle).