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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 22

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 22 Article first appeared on 3/21/10

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4  
2 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4  
3 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
4 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 6.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 3.4 threes over last five games.
5 Chauncey Billups  [PG] DEN 4  
6 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
7 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4 Back in action (wrist).
8 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4 Averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 assists and 2.6 threes over last five games.
9 Stephen Curry * [PG,SG] GSW 4 Back in action (ankle).
10 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4  
11 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4  
12 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 4 Back in action (head).
13 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3  
14 Darren Collison [PG] NO 3 Could see decrease in production with Paul (knee) expected back this week.
15 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3  
16 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3 Averaging 14.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
17 Maurice Williams  [PG,SG] CLE 3  
18 Chris Paul  * [PG] NO 3 Expected to return this week (knee).
19 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3  
20 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 3  
21 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4  
22 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (concussion).
23 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 4 Could see nice bump in value if Evans (concussion) misses games this week.
24 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4  
25 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 4  
26 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4  
27 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4  
28 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4  
29 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
30 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 4  
31 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 4  
32 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3  
33 Shaun Livingston  [PG] WAS 4
34 Toney Douglas [PG] NYK 2 Averaging 18.6 points, 4.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.6 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
35 Louis Williams * [PG,SG] PHI 3 Day-to-day (back).

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4  
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4  
3 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4  
4 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4 Averaging 21.0 points on 47% shooting form the field and 85% shooting from the line over last five games.
5 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 4  
6 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 4  
7 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4  
8 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3  
9 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 4  
10 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 4  
11 Ray Allen  [SG] BOS 4  
12 Jason Terry * [PG,SG] DAL 4 Back in action (face).
13 Brandon Roy  [SG] POR 3  
14 J.R. Smith  [SG] DEN 4  
15 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
16 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
17 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 18.8 points, 6/0 rebounds and 3.2 threes over last five games.
18 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
19 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 3  
20 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3  
21 Mike Miller [SG,SF] WAS 4  
22 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 4  
23 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4 Decent short-term play while Kirilenko is out.  Averaging 18.0 points, 4.0 assists, 1.5 threes and 1.5 steals in 33 minutes over last two games.
24 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 4  
25 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4  
26 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 4  
27 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4  
28 Anthony Morrow  [SG,SF] GSW 4  
29 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4  
30 Ronald Murray [PG,SG] CHI 4  
31 Jarvis Hayes [SG,SF] NJ 4  
32 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] UTA 4  
33 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4  
34 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3  
35 Morris Peterson [SG] NO 3 Averaging 11.6 points and 2.8 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.  Decent play while Stojakovic (abdomen) is out.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] DEN 4 Day-to-day (finger).
3 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3 Averaging 28.6 points, 9.0 assist, 9.2 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.8 steals over his last five games.
4 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
5 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 4  
6 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 4  
7 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4  
8 Rashard Lewis  [SF] ORL 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 threes over last two games.
9 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4  
10 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
11 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
12 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] CHA 3 Back in action (ankle).
13 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
14 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
15 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
16 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
17 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 4  
18 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4  
19 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 32 minutes over last five games.
20 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 4 Could see bump in minutes if Pietrus (ankle) misses time this week.
21 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 4 Only averaging 10.0 points on 32.4% shooting from the field over last three games.
22 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
23 Quentin Richardson  [SG,SF] MIA 4  
24 Al Thornton [SF,PF] WAS 4  
25 Reggie Williams [SF] GSW 4 Averaging 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 threes in 33 minutes over last three games.
26 James Johnson [SF,PF] CHI 4 Decent  play with Deng (calf) out.   Averaging 11.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 31 minutes over last five games.
27 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 4 Averaging 13.0 points and 10.5 rebounds over last two games.
28 Grant Hill   [SG,SF] PHO 3  
29 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
30 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 3  
31 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (calf).
32 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4  
33 Julian Wright [SF] NO 3  
34 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] LAC 3  
35 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 2  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 4  
2 Josh Smith   [SF,PF] ATL 4  
3 Chris Bosh  [PF] TOR 4  
4 Carlos Boozer  [PF] UTA 4  
5 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4 Averaging 25.4 points and 10.0 rebounds on 58% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4  
7 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4  
8 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
9 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
10 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 4  
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4 Only averaging 11.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 22 minutes over last five games.
12 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3  
13 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3  
14 David West [PF] NO 3  
15 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
16 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3  
17 Lamar Odom   * [PF] LAL 3 Day-to-day (shoulder). Should see bump in value with Bynum (Achilles) out.  Averaging 12.1 points and 11.8 rebounds in 25 starts this season.
18 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4 Solid play while Okur (illness) is out. Averaging 15.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
19 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
20 Anthony Tolliver [PF] GSW 4  
21 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 4  
22 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 4  
23 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 4  
24 Elton Brand  [PF] PHI 3  
25 Drew Gooden [PF,C] LAC 3  
26 David Lee * [PF] NYK 2 Day-to-day (knee).
27 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3  
28 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3  
29 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
30 Al Harrington  [SF,PF] NYK 2  
31 Jordan Hill [PF] HOU 4  
32 James Singleton [PF] WAS 4  
33 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
34 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 4  
35 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 4 Back in action (ankle).

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
2 Andrew Bogut   [C] MIL 4  
3 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
4 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] MIN 4  
5 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
6 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 4  
7 Nene  [PF,C] DEN 4  
8 Amare Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
9 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 3  
10 Marcus Camby [C] POR 3  
11 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.  Should see plenty of run this week with Wallace (knees) out again.
12 Brendan Haywood  [C] DAL 4 Only averaging 4.3 rebounds over last three games.
13 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3  
14 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 3  
15 Mehmet Okur * [C] UTA 4 Day-to-day (illness).
16 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF,C] MIA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Brad Miller  [C] CHI 4  
18 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
19 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 4  
20 Marc Gasol * [C] MEM 3 Day-to-day (neck).
21 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 4  
22 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
23 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 4  
24 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4  
25 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
26 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4  
27 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4  
28 Johan Petro [C] DEN 4  
29 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3  
30 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 4  
31 Chris Hunter [C] GSW 4  
32 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 3  
33 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 3  
34 Hasheem Thabeet [C] MEM 3 Decent source for boards and blocks if Gasol (neck) misses time this week.  Averaging 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over last three games.
35 Joakim Noah * [C] CHI 4 Back in action (Achilles) but will most likely see limited minutes this week,

Article first appeared on 3/21/10