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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 20

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 20 Article first appeared on 3/7/10

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: BOS, CHA, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, IND, MIL, OKC
Two Games: HOU, LAL, PHO
One Game: NONE
Note - The Wizards and Hawks will make up their game this week that was postponed on February 6th due to a snowstorm.
   = new to Value Meter 

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4  
2 Darren Collison [PG] NO 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 8.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
3 Rajon Rondo   [PG] BOS 4  
4 Tyreke Evans   [PG,SG] SAC 4 Great all around game but percentages are starting to be a concern. Shooting 41% from field and 58% from the line over last five games.
5 Devin Harris   [PG,SG] NJ 4  
6 Louis Williams  [PG,SG] PHI 4  
7 Jameer Nelson  [PG,SG] ORL 4  
8 Baron Davis   [PG] LAC 4  
9 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
10 Jason Kidd   [PG] DAL 3  
11 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
12 Derrick Rose   [PG] CHI 3 Averaging 25.0 points and 5.4 assists on 55% shooting from the field in eleven games after All-Star break.
13 Chauncey Billups   [PG] DEN 3  
14 Beno Udrih   [PG] SAC 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 4.6 assists, 1.2 threes and 1.2 steals in 38.2 minutes over last five games.
15 Mike Conley, Jr.  [PG,SG] MEM 4  
16 Andre Mil ler   [PG] POR 4  
17 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4  
18 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
19 Randy Foye   [PG,SG] WAS 4  
20 Raymond Felton  [PG,SG] CHA 4  
21 C.J. Watson   [PG] GSW 3  
22 Maurice Williams   [PG,SG] CLE 3  
23 Steve Nash   [PG] PHO 2  
24 Jose Calderon  [PG] TOR 4  
25 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4  
26 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4 Averaging 14.3 points, 4.0 assists and 1.6 threes in 24.6 minutes over last three games.
27 Nate Robinson  [PG,SG] BOS 4  
28 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
29 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 2  
30 Jerryd Bayless  [PG] POR 4  
31 Kirk Hinrich    [PG,SG] CHI 3  
32 Rodrique Beaubois [PG] DAL 3 Averaging 21.0 points and 1.4 threes in 29 minutes over last three games.   Looks to be solid play while Terry (finger) is out.
33 Mike Bibby   [PG] ATL 3  
34 T.J. Ford    [PG] IND 3  
35 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 3 Day-to-day  

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade   [SG] MIA 4 Averaging 33.3 points, 12 .0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.6 blocks over last three games.
2 Brandon Roy    [SG] POR 4  
3 Manu Ginobili   [SG] SAS 4 Will have to do more with Parker (hand) out.  Averaging 15.0 points, 6.2 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
4 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4  
5 Ray Allen    [SG] BOS 4  
6 Vince Carter   [SG] ORL 4  
7 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
8 John Salmons   [SG,SF] MIL 3  
9 Richard Hamilton  [SG] DET 3  
10 Kobe Bryant    [SG] LAL 2  
11 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4 Slides over to point guard with Parker (hand) out.
12 Tracy McGrady  [SG] NYK 4  
13 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 4 Day-to-day (leg).
14 Marcus Thornton * [SG] NO 4 Day-to-day (back).
15 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
16 Courtney Lee * [SG] NJ 4 Back in action (ankle).
17 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] ATL 3  
18 Anthony Morrow   [SG,SF] GSW 3  
19 Mike Miller   [SG,SF] WAS 4  
20 Kevin Martin   [SG] HOU 2 Averaging 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.6 threes over last five games.
21 J.R. Smith    [SG] DEN 3  
22 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 4  
23 Mickael Pietrus  [SG,SF] ORL 4  
24 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 4  
25 Eddie House [PG,SG] NYK 4  
26 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4  
27 Jason Richardson  [SG,SF] PHO 2  
28 Ben Gordon   [SG] DET 3 Could see bump in value if Stuckey misses time this week.
29 Monta Ellis * [PG,SG] GSW 3 Will miss at least one game this week and possibly more (ankle, knee).
30 Brandon Rush   [SG] IND 3  
31 James Harden [SG] OKC 3  
32 CJ Miles   [SG] UTA 4  
33 Francisco Garcia  [SG,SF] SAC 4  
34 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3  
35 Anthony Parker  [SG] CLE 3  

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Jackson   [SG,SF] CHA 4  
2 Gerald Wallace  [SF,PF] CHA 4  
3 Kevin Durant   [SG,SF] OKC 3  
4 LeBron James * [SF] CLE 3 Day-to-day (ankle).  Could sit out Monday's game.
5 Andre Iguodala  [SG,SF] PHI 4  
6 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
7 Paul Pierce * [SG,SF] BOS 4 Back in action (thumb)
8 Carmelo Anthony  [SF] DEN 3  
9 Danny Granger  [SF] IND 3  
10 Quentin Richardson   [SG,SF] MIA 4 Averaging 23.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.0 threes and 2.5 steals over last two games.
11 Rashard Lewis   [SF] ORL 4  
12 Andrei Kirilenko  [SG,SF] UTA 4  
13 Wilson Chandler  [SF,PF] NYK 4  
14 Peja Stojakovic  [SG,SF] NO 4  
15 Michael Beasley  [SF,PF] MIA 4  
16 Danilo Gallinari  [SF] NYK 4  
17 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4  
18 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 14.8 points, 8.6 rebounds. 2.8 threes and 1.6 steals in 38.8 minutes over last five games.
19 Caron Butler * [SF] DAL 3  
20 Luol Deng * [SG,SF] CHI 3 Day-to-day (knee).
21 Tayshaun Prince  [SF] DET 3  
22 Corey Maggette * [SF] GSW 3 Back in action (hamstring).  Averaging 18.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in 23.5 minutes over last two games.
23 Thaddeus Young   [SF,PF] PHI 4  
24 Hedo Turkoglu * [SF,PF] TOR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
25 Richard Jefferson  [SF] SAS 4  
26 Al Thornton   [SF,PF] WAS 4  
27 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4  
28 Matt Barnes   [SF,PF] ORL 4  
29 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 2.6 threes and 1.2 steals in 25.0 minutes over last five games.
30 Marvin Williams  [SF] ATL 3  
31 Shawn Marion   [SF,PF] DAL 3  
32 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 4 Could see bump in minutes this week if Yi (ankle) misses time. Averaging 10.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists over last five games.
33 Travis Outlaw  [SF,PF] LAC 4 Could see bump in minutes this week if Gordon (leg) misses time.
34 Martell Webster  [SG,SF] POR 4  
35 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 3  

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Zach Randolph   [PF] MEM 4  
2 David Lee   [PF] NYK 4  
3 David West   [PF] NO 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
4 Carlos Boozer   [PF] UTA 4  
5 Andray Blatche  [PF,C] WAS 4  
6 Tim Duncan   [PF,C] SAS 4  
7 Chris Bosh   * [PF] TOR 4 Back in action (ankle).
8 LaMarcus Aldridge  [PF,C] POR 4  
9 Al Harrington   [SF,PF] NYK 4  
10 Kevin Garnett  [PF] BOS 4  
11 Carl Landry   [SF,PF] SAC 4  
12 Dirk Nowitzki   [PF] DAL 3  
13 Josh Smith     [SF,PF] ATL 3  
14 Troy Murphy   [PF,C] IND 3  
15 Drew Gooden   [PF,C] LAC 4 Averaging 15.8 points and 9.6 rebounds over last five games.
16 Elton Brand   * [PF] PHI 4 Back in action (Achilles).
17 Kevin Love   [PF,C] MIN 4  
18 Boris Diaw   [SF,PF] CHA 4  
19 Antawn Jamison  [PF] CLE 3  
20 Tyrus Thomas   [SF,PF] CHI 3 Averaging 13.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 1.0 steals in eight games as a Bobca= t.
21 Pau Gasol    [PF,C] LAL 2  
22 Jeff Green   [SF,PF] OKC 3  
23 Paul Millsap   [SF,PF] UTA 4  
24 Ryan Gomes   [SF,PF] MIN 4  
25 Rasheed Wallace  [PF,C] BOS 4  
26 Udonis Haslem  [PF] MIA 4  
27 Anthony Tolliver [PF] GSW 3 Averaging 13.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.2 threes and 1.4 blocks in 38.2 minutes over his = last five games.
28 Taj Gibson   [PF] CHI 3  
29 Jonas Jerebko  [PF] DET 3  
30 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3  
31 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 2  
32 Yi Jianlian   [PF] NJ 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
33 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 3  
34 Kenyon Martin * [PF] DEN 3 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Lamar Odom     [PF] LAL 2  

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard   [C] ORL 4  
2 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
3 Chris Kaman   [C] LAC 4  
4 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
5 Mehmet Okur   [C] UTA 4 Averaging 17.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
6 Andrea Bargnani   [PF,C] TOR 4  
7 Al Jefferson    [PF,C] MIN 4  
8 Marcus Camby * [C] POR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).  Only averaging 7.8 rebound in Portland (12.1 for Clippers).
9 Emeka Okafor   [PF,C] NO 4  
10 Samuel Dalembert  [C] PHI 4  
11 Andrew Bogut     [C] MIL 3  
12 Nene    [PF,C] DEN 3  
13 Al Horford   [PF,C] ATL 3  
14 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF,C] MIA 4 Day-to-day (knee).
15 Amare Stoudemire [C] PHO 2  
16 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4  
17 Kendrick Perkins  [C] BOS 4  
18 Spencer Hawes  [C] SAC 4  
19 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
20 Brendan Haywood  * [C] DAL 3 Day-to-day (back).
21 Brad Miller    [C] CHI 3  
22 Chris Anderson  [C] DEN 3  
23 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
24 Andrew Bynum   [C] LAL 2  
25 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 threes over last three games.
26 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3  
27 Chris Hunter [C] GSW 3 Could see major bump in minutes this week with Turiaf hurt (knee) and Biedrins out.   Recorded 13 boards and 2 blocks in 32 minutes on Saturday,
28 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 3 Decent short-term play for rebounds while Wallace (ankle) is out.
29 Ryan Hollins [PF,C] MIN 4  
30 Theo Ratliff   [PF,C] CHA 4  
31 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
32 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3 Averaging 11.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 19 minutes over last five games.
33 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 2  
34 Ronny Turiaf   * [PF,C] GSW 3 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Jason Thompson* [PF,C] SAC 4 Practiced on Saturday and could play this week (back).

Article first appeared on 3/7/10

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