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NBA Value Meter: Fear the Durantula

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 14
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 14 - January 24th - January 30th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: BOS, CHA, CLE, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, MEM, MIL, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, CHI, DAL, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, SAS
Two Games: POR
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4
2 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
3 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4 Foot issues look to be behind him. Averaging 20.2 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals over last five games.
4 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 33.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 threes and 2.5 steals over last five games.
5 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
6 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3 Averaging 27.8 points, 8.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.6 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
7 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4
8 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4 Only averaging 14.4 points on 40% shooting from the field over last five games.
9 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4
10 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4 Averaging 17.4 points, 7.0 assists and 1.6 threes over last five games.
11 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
12 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
13 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4
14 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4
15 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4
16 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4
17 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4
18 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
19 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4
20 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3
21 Darren Collison [PG] IND 3
22 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3
23 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3
24 Luke Ridnour * [PG] MIN 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
25 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4
26 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4
27 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3
28 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
29 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 4
30 Keyon Dooling [PG,SG] MIL 4 Could see decrease in minutes if Brandon Jennings comes back this week.
31 Earl Boykins [PG] MIL 4 Could see decrease in minutes if Brandon Jennings comes back this week.
32 Andre Miller * [PG] POR 2 Day-to-day (stomach).
33 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 3.8 assists, 1. 4 steals and 2.8 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
34 Brandon Jennings * [PG] MIL 4 Expected to practice on Tuesday and could play on Wednesday.
35 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4 Day-to-day (abdominal).


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Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4
2 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
3 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4 Averaging 21.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last five games.
4 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
5 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 3 Day-to-day (finger, back). Averaging 26.8 points, 4.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 3.6 threes over last five games.
6 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3
7 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
8 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 3 Day-to-day (migraines).
9 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4
10 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 24.2 points and 1.8 steals over last four games.
11 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 4 Averaging 8.0 points on 26% shooting from the field over last three games.
12 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4 Scored eight points or less in two of last three games.
13 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 3.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
14 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
15 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
16 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3
17 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3
18 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 4
19 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
20 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4
21 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4
22 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4
23 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4
24 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
25 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4
26 John Salmons * [SG,SF] MIL 4 Day-to-day (hip).
27 Manny Harris [PG,SG] CLE 4
28 Raja Bell [SG] UTA 4
29 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 4
30 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4
31 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 3
32 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 3
33 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 2
Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 3
35 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 2

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4 Averaging 28.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 7.6 free throws made and 2.0 threes over last five games.
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4
3 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
4 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
5 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4
6 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
7 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4
8 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4 Only averaging 10.2 points on 36% shooting from the field over last five games.
9 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4 Only averaging 13.2 points on 30% shooting from the field (6-for-34 from 3-point range) over last five games.
10 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4
11 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3
12 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4 Averaging 18.6 points and 6.4 rebounds over last five games.
13 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 4
14 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4
15 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 4 Value goes up as long as he stays in starting lineup. Averaging 18.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 35 minutes over last five games
16 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4 .
17 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4
18 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 4
19 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
20 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4 Value goes down if he continues to come off bench behind Gordon Hayward.
21 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
22 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4 Getting extra minutes with Francisco Garcia out. Averaging 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 41 minutes over last two games.
23 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4 Averaging 13.2 points and 3.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
24 Linus Kleiza [SF,PF] TOR 4
25 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4
26 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
27 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 4
28 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3
29 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 2 Averaging 17.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 threes over last five games.
30 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4
31 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4 Getting extra minutes with Andres Nocioni out. Scored 17 or more points in two of last three games.
32 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3
33 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 3
34 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3 Only averaging 6.8 points and six shot attempts in last five games.
35 Carlos Delfino * [SG,SF] MIL 4 Back in action (concussion).

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4
2 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4 Averaging 21.2 points and 14.6 rebounds over last five games.
3 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4 Averaging 23.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3
5 David West [PF] NO 4
6 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4 Could see increase in production with Tyrus Thomas out. Averaging 13.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.2 blocks. 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
7 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4
8 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
9 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4
10 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
11 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
12 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 threes over last five games.
13 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 13.0 points and 12.6 rebounds (7.8 offensive) over last five games.
14 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
15 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
16 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3
17 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
18 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3 Struggling since return from knee injury. Averaging 19.0 points on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3 Back in action (ankle).
20 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 4 Averaging 16.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
21 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4
22 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2
23 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3
24 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 4
25 Chris Bosh * [PF,C] MIA 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
26 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
27 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4 Minutes and production could decrease with Ben Wallace back.
28 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
29 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4 Could see decrease in minutes and production with Carlos Delfino and Drew Gooden back.
30 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4
31 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 4
32 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 4
33 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
34 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 4
35 Charlie Villanueva * [PF] DET 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4
2 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
3 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
5 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4
6 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4
7 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4
8 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4
9 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4
10 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
11 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 4
12 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
13 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
14 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3
15 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
16 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 3
17 Al Horford * [PF,C] ATL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
18 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4
19 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 4
20 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4 Could usurp Robin Lopez as starter soon. Averaging 13.3 points, 13.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 30 minutes over last three games.
21 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 13.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
22 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
23 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4
24 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4
25 Ronny Turiaf [PF,C] NYK 4
26 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
27 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4
28 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4
29 Ben Wallace * [C] DET 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
30 Semih Erden [C] BOS 4 Getting increased minutes with Shaq and Jermaine O'Neal out. Averaging 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds over last two games.
31 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] CHI 3
32 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 3
33 Jeff Foster [C] IND 3
34 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 2
35 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3 Could be decent source for rebounds in Al Horford misses time this week.