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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 21

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 21 Article first appeared on 3/14/10

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4  
2 Darren Collison [PG] NO 4  
3 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
4 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4  
5 Chauncey Billups  [PG] DEN 4  
6 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4  
7 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3  
8 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3  
9 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
10 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 3  
11 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4  
12 Derrick Rose * [PG] CHI 4 Day-to-day (wrist).  Could play on Tuesday.
13 Maurice Williams  [PG,SG] CLE 4  
14 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 4  
15 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4  
16 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 5.8 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.6 threes in 35.6 minutes over last five games.
17 Will Bynum* [PG,SG] DET 4 Could see bump in minutes if Stuckey misses time this week.  Averaging 11.7 points, 10.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 38 minutes over last four games.
18 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3  
19 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3 Averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 assists and 3.0 threes on 45% shooting from the field over last three games.
20 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 4  
21 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 5.5 assists and 1.3 steals over last five games.
22 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 3  
23 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 3  
24 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 2  
25 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3  
26 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 3  
27 Randy Foye [PG,SG] WAS 4  
28 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4  
29 Toney Douglas [PG] NYK 4 New starter at PG for the Knicks.  (21 points, eights assists and four 3's in 31 minutes on Saturday).
30 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4 Could be decent play for assists with Ford (groin) out this week.
31 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] BOS 4  
32 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4  
33 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3  
34 Kirk Hinrich  * [PG,SG] CHI 4 Suspended for one game this week for bumping into referee.
35 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (head).

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 4  
2 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4  
3 Monta Ellis * [PG,SG] GSW 4 Back in action (back).
4 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4  
5 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 4  
6 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
7 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4  
8 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 4  
9 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 4  
10 Ray Allen  [SG] BOS 4  
11 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
12 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3  
13 Anthony Morrow  [SG,SF] GSW 4 Minutes and production could take a hit with Ellis and Maggette back.
14 J.R. Smith  [SG] DEN 4  
15 Mike Miller [SG,SF] WAS 4  
16 Brandon Roy  [SG] POR 2 Averaging 24.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steals on 51% shooting from the field over last five games.
17 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
18 Tracy McGrady * [SG] NYK 4 Day-to-day (knee).
19 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3  
20 CJ Miles [SG] UTA 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
21 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4  
22 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4  
23 Eddie House [PG,SG] NYK 4  
24 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 4  
25 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4  
26 Courtney Lee * [SG] NJ 3  
27 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 2  
28 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
29 Ronald Murray [PG,SG] CHI 4  
30 Bill Walker [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 22.5 points, 3.5 threes and 1.5 steals in 29 minutes over last two games.
31 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] UTA 4  
32 Jarvis Hayes [SG,SF] NJ 3 Averaging 16.0 points and 4.0 threes over last two games.
33 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 3  
34 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 3 Could see bump in minutes with Harden out.
35 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 3 Day-to-day (leg).

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] CLE 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4  
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
4 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
5 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
6 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 4  
7 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4  
8 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
9 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4  
10 Trevor Ariza * [SF] HOU 4 Back in action (hip).
11 Al Thornton [SF,PF] WAS 4  
12 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4  
13 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4  
14 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
15 Quentin Richardson  [SG,SF] MIA 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.6 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
16 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] CHA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).  Likely to miss at least one game this week.
17 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4  
18 Luol Deng  * [SG,SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (calf).
19 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
20 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
21 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3  
22 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
23 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (calf).
24 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 3  
25 Michael Beasley * [SF,PF] MIA 3 Day-to-day (thigh).  Expected to return on Sunday.
26 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 3 Averaging 12.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists over last five games.
27 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 3  
28 Rashard Lewis  [SF] ORL 2  
29 Caron Butler [SF] DAL 2  
30 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] LAC 3 Decent short-term play with Gordon (leg) is out.  Averaging 16.5 points, and 3.0 threes in 39.5 minutes over last two games.
31 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4  
32 James Johnson [SF,PF] CHI 4 Decent short-term play if Deng misses time this week.  Averaging 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals in 35.5 minutes over last two games.
33 Julian Wright [SF] NO 4 Seeing extra minutes due to injury to Stojakovic.  Averaging 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals in 37 minutes over last two games.
34 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 2 Averaging 17.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
35 Grant Hill   [SG,SF] PHO 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith   [SF,PF] ATL 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
2 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 4  
3 Carlos Boozer  [PF] UTA 4  
4 David Lee [PF] NYK 4  
5 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4  
6 David West [PF] NO 4  
7 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4  
8 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
9 Al Harrington  [SF,PF] NYK 4  
10 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4 Only averaging 11.5 points in 19.0 minutes over last two games and Spurs have a back-to-back this week.
12 Antawn Jamison * [PF] CLE 4 Day-to-day (knee).
13 Elton Brand  [PF] PHI 4  
14 Chris Bosh  [PF] TOR 3  
15 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
16 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 2  
17 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 4  
18 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 4  
19 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4  
20 Anthony Tolliver [PF] GSW 4 Starting at center for Warriors with Turiaf and Biedrins out.  Averaging 10.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
21 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
22 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4  
23 Lamar Odom   [PF] LAL 4  
24 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3  
25 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 3  
26 Drew Gooden [PF,C] LAC 3  
27 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2  
28 Charlie Villanueva  [PF] DET 4  
29 James Singleton [PF] WAS 4  
30 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4  
31 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 4  
32 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
33 Kevin Love * [PF,C] MIN 3 Day-to-day (foot).
34 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 3  
35 Jordan Hill [PF] HOU 4  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
2 Mehmet Okur * [C] UTA 4 Day-to-day (back).  Averaging 20.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
3 Nene  [PF,C] DEN 4  
4 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4  
5 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
6 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4  
7 Andrew Bogut   [C] MIL 3  
8 Amare Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
9 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
10 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 3  
11 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
12 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] MIN 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in three games since returning from suspension.
13 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 3  
14 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 3  
15 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 2  
16 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4 Solid source for rebounds as long as Wallace (ankle) is out.  Averaging 11.7 points and 12.2 rebounds over last four games.
17 Brad Miller  [C] CHI 4  
18 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
19 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 4  
20 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 4  
21 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4  
22 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4  
23 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3  
24 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3  
25 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 3  
26 Tyson Chandler * [C] CHA 4  
27 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
28 Theo Ratliff [PF,C] CHA 4  
29 Marcus Camby [C] POR 2  
30 Brendan Haywood  [C] DAL 2  
31 Johan Petro [C] DEN 4 Decent source for boards with Martin out.  Averaging 7.2 over last four games.
32 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3  
33 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 3  
34 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
35 Ryan Hollins [PF,C] MIN 3 Back from two game suspension this week.

Article first appeared on 3/14/10

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