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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 23

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 23 Article first appeared on 3/28/10

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.

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
2 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4  
3 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
4 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
5 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4  
6 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4  
7 Darren Collison [PG] NO 4 Return of Chris Paul not hurting numbers too much.  Averaging 18.3 points, 6.6 assists in three games with Paul in the lineup.
8 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4  
9 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4  
10 Toney Douglas [PG] NYK 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.8 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
11 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 4  
12 Chris Paul  [PG] NO 4 Averaging 7.7 points, 6.7 assists and 2.0 steals in 28 minutes in three games since returning from injury,
13 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3  
14 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
15 Chauncey Billups  [PG] DEN 3  
16 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3 Made six threes in last four games (only 12 for the season).  Averaging 17.3 points, 6.8 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 threes over last four games.
17 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 3 Averaging 19.8 points, 10.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 steals over last five games but production could drop if Evans (concussion) returns this week.
18 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
19 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3  
20 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3  
21 Maurice Williams  [PG,SG] CLE 3  
22 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3  
23 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3 Only averaging 13.8 points and 3.8 assists in 27 minutes in four games since returning from injury.
24 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 3 Day-to-day (concussion).
25 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
26 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4  
27 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
28 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4  
29 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 3  
30 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 3 Could see bump in minutes if Ellis (flu) misses time this week,
31 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 3  
32 Earl Watson [PG] IND 3  
33 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  
34 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3  
35 Shaun Livingston  [PG] WAS 4  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 27.2 points, 6.0 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
2 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 4  
3 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 4  
4 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4 Averaging 21.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 threes over last five games.
5 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
6 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
7 Brandon Roy  [SG] POR 3  
8 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 4  
9 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4  
10 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4  
11 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 3  
12 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3  
13 Monta Ellis * [PG,SG] GSW 3 Day-to-day (flu).
14 Kevin Martin  * [SG] HOU 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
15 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 3  
16 Ray Allen  [SG] BOS 3  
17 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
18 Mike Miller [SG,SF] WAS 4  
19 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 4  
20 Tracy McGrady [SG] NYK 4  
21 James Harden [SG] OKC 4  
22 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 3 Averaging 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 threes over last five games.
23 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
24 J.R. Smith  [SG] DEN 3  
25 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3  
26 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 3  
27 Bill Walker [SG,SF] NYK 4  
28 Morris Peterson [SG] NO 4  
29 Jarvis Hayes [SG,SF] NJ 4  
30 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] PHO 4  
31 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3  
32 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3  
33 Ronald Murray [PG,SG] CHI 3  
34 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] UTA 3  
35 Charlie Bell [SG,SF] MIL 4 Could see increased minutes with Delfino (head) out.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
2 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3 Averaging 33.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 3.6 threes over last five games.
4 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
5 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4  
6 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
7 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4 Averaging 23.7 points and 2.7 threes over last four games.
8 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 4  
9 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 4  
10 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
11 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
12 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
13 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
14 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
15 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 4  
16 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
17 Rashard Lewis  [SF] ORL 3  
18 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3  
19 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4  
20 Grant Hill   [SG,SF] PHO 4  
21 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4  
22 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 3  
23 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3 Day-to-day (sick).
24 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 3  
25 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 3  
26 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
27 Quentin Richardson  [SG,SF] MIA 3  
28 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 4  
29 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 4  
30 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] LAC 4  
31 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3  
32 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] NJ 4  
33 Jermaine Taylor [SG,SF] HOU 4 Could continue to start with Martin out.  Put up 15 points and five boards in 30 minutes on Saturday.
34 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 3 Day-to-day (calf).
35 Carlos Delfino* [SG,SF] MIL 4 Day-to-day (head).

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 4  
2 Chris Bosh  [PF] TOR 4  
3 David Lee [PF] NYK 4  
4 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 4  
5 David West [PF] NO 4  
6 Lamar Odom   [PF] LAL 4 Should continue to be strong play as long as Bynum is out.  Averaging 13.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 threes over last five games.
7 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
8 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4  
9 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4  
10 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
11 Al Harrington  [SF,PF] NYK 4  
12 Josh Smith   [SF,PF] ATL 3  
13 Carlos Boozer  [PF] UTA 3  
14 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 3  
15 Drew Gooden [PF,C] LAC 4
16 James Singleton [PF] WAS 4 Averaging 9.2 points and 10.8 rebounds over last five games.
17 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
18 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 3  
19 Zach Randolph * [PF] MEM 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3  
21 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
22 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4  
23 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 4  
24 Elton Brand  [PF] PHI 3  
25 Anthony Tolliver [PF] GSW 3  
26 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 17.6 points and 8,3 rebounds over last three games.
27 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3 Could see increased minutes if Perkins (back) misses time this week.
28 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
29 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3  
30 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
31 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 3  
32 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 3  
33 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3 Could see bump in production if O'Neal (knee)  misses time. Averaging 12.0 points and 12.0 rebounds over last two games.
34 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 3  
35 Anderson Varejeo* [PF,C] CLE 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire [C] PHO 4 Averaging 28.7 points and 9.7 rebounds in March.
2 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
3 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 4  
4 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
5 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4  
6 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3  
7 Marcus Camby [C] POR 3  
8 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
9 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] MIN 3  
10 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 3  
11 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
12 Andrew Bogut   * [C] MIL 4 Day-to-day (back).
13 Brendan Haywood  [C] DAL 4 Day-to-day (finger).  Expected to play this week.
14 Marc Gasol * [C] MEM 3 Day-to-day (neck). Expected back this week.
15 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Could slide back into starting lineup with Lopez (back) out.
16 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
17 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 3  
18 Brad Miller  [C] CHI 3  
19 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
20 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF,C] MIA 3 Day-to-day (knee).
21 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4  
22 Theo Ratliff [PF,C] CHA 4  
23 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
24 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3 Could see bump in value this week if Hawes (back) misses time.
25 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
26 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4  
27 Kendrick Perkins * [C] BOS 3 Day-to-day (back).
28 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4  
29 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 4  
30 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 3 Came off the bench in last game behind Speights.
31 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 3  
32 Louis Amundson [C] PHO 4 Should see bump in minutes with Lopez (back) out.
33 Chris Hunter [C] GSW 3  
34 Marreese Speights [C] PHI 3 Started last game over Dalembert.
35 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3  

Article first appeared on 3/28/10

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