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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 18

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 18 Article first appeared on 2/21/10

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:

MIL

Four Games:

ATL, CHI, DAL, DET, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIN, NO, NYK, OKC, PHO, POR, UTA, WAS

Three Games:

BOS, CHA, CLE, DEN, GSW, HOU, MIA, NJ, ORL, PHI, SAC, SAS, TOR

Two Games:

NONE

One Game:

NONE

 

 = new to Value Meter

 

Point Guards

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Jason Kidd

[PG]

DAL

4

Averaging 14.0 points, 7.8 assists, 5.8 rebounds. 3.0 threes and 3.2 steals over last five games.

2

Deron Williams

[PG]

UTA

4

Dished out 15 or more assists five times this year.  Averaging 13.2 points, 11.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.

3

Darren Collison

[PG]

NO

4

Doing his best CP3 imitation.  Averaging 23.6 points, 8.6 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.

4

Steve Nash

[PG]

PHO

4

 

5

Derrick Rose

[PG]

CHI

4

 

6

Russell Westbrook

[PG,SG]

OKC

4

 

7

Brandon Jennings

[PG]

MIL

5

Steals are nice (2.4 spg over last five) but only averaging 13.4 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.

8

Rodney Stuckey

[PG,SG]

DET

4

 

9

Andre Miller

[PG]

POR

4

 

10

Rajon Rondo

[PG]

BOS

3

 

11

Devin Harris

[PG,SG]

NJ

3

Averaging 20.3 points, 8.8 assists and 1.3 steals over last five games.

12

Chauncey Billups 

[PG]

DEN

3

 

13

Aaron Brooks

[PG,SG]

HOU

3

 

14

Tyreke Evans

[PG,SG]

SAC

3

 

15

Stephen Curry

[PG,SG]

GSW

3

 

16

Baron Davis *

[PG]

LAC

4

Day-to-day (back).

17

Jonny Flynn

[PG]

MIN

4

 

18

Kirk Hinrich 

[PG,SG]

CHI

4

 

19

Mike Conley, Jr.

[PG,SG]

MEM

4

 

20

Randy Foye

[PG,SG]

WAS

4

Only averaging 10.2 points on 33% shooting from the field over last five games.

21

Raymond Felton

[PG,SG]

CHA

3

 

22

Maurice Williams  *

[PG,SG]

CLE

3

Back in action (shoulder).

23

Jameer Nelson

[PG,SG]

ORL

3

 

24

Tony Parker *

[PG]

SAS

3

Day-to-day (hip).

25

Allen Iverson

[PG,SG]

PHI

3

 

26

C.J. Watson

[PG]

GSW

3

Minutes and production should decrease with Ellis (knee) back.

27

Luke Ridnour

[PG]

MIL

5

 

28

Mike Bibby

[PG]

ATL

4

 

29

Beno Udrih

[PG]

SAC

3

Could see bump  in minutes with Martin traded to Houston,

30

Louis Williams

[PG,SG]

PHI

3

 

31

Jarrett Jack

[PG,SG]

TOR

3

 

32

Jose Calderon

[PG]

TOR

3

 

33

Steve Blake

[PG,SG]

LAC

4

Decent short-term play if Davis (back) misses time this week.  Averaging 10.5 assists in first two games with the Clippers.

34

Jerryd Bayless

[PG]

POR

4

 

35

Sergio Rodriguez

[PG]

NYK

4

Should challenge Duhon for the starting point guard job.

 

Shooting Guards

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Joe Johnson

[SG]

ATL

4

 

2

Kobe Bryant  *

[SG]

LAL

4

Day-to-day (ankle).  Expected to play on Tuesday.

3

John Salmons

[SG,SF]

MIL

5

 

4

O.J. Mayo

[SG]

MEM

4

 

5

Richard Hamilton

[SG]

DET

4

Averaging 21.2 points, 4.0 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 threes over last five games.

6

Monta Ellis *

[PG,SG]

GSW

3

Back in action (knee).

7

Eric Gordon

[SG]

LAC

4

 

8

Jamal Crawford

[PG,SG]

ATL

4

 

9

Jason Richardson

[SG,SF]

PHO

4

 

10

Brandon Roy  *

[SG]

POR

4

Day-to-day (hamstring).  Playing but still limited - averaging 6.5 points in 24.5 minutes over last two games.

11

Tracy McGrady

[SG]

NYK

4

Impressive in debut with Knicks (26 points, five assists, four rebounds).

12

Dwyane Wade *

[SG]

MIA

3

Day-to-day (calf).

13

Jason Terry

[PG,SG]

DAL

4

Moves back to sixth man role with acquisition of Butler.  Averaging 19.5 points an 2.4 threes as starter and 16.0 points and 1.5 threes as reserve.

14

Mike Miller

[SG,SF]

WAS

4

 

15

Vince Carter

[SG]

ORL

3

 

16

Kevin Martin

[SG]

HOU

3

 

17

Anthony Morrow 

[SG,SF]

GSW

3

Averaging 23.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.6 threes over last five games.

18

Ray Allen 

[SG]

BOS

3

Averaging 20.0 points and 2.6 threes in last three games.

19

Corey Brewer

[SG,SF]

MIN

4

 

20

Rudy Fernandez

[PG,SG]

POR

4

 

21

Manu Ginobili 

[SG]

SAS

3

 

22

Brandon Rush

[SG]

IND

4

 

23

James Harden

[SG]

OKC

4

 

24

Mike Dunleavy

[SG]

IND

4

 

25

Eddie House

[PG,SG]

NYK

4

D'Antoni favorite could see bump in production in a Knicks uniform.  24 points (four 3's) in 36 minutes in debut on Saturday.

26

Charlie Bell

[SG,SF]

MIL

5

Minutes and production should decrease with Salmons in town.

27

Jerry Stackhouse

[SG,SF]

MIL

5

 

28

Ben Gordon

[SG]

DET

4

 

29

Marcus Thornton

[SG]

NO

4

Continues to come off bench - looks to be in timeshare with Peterson.

30

George Hill

[PG,SG]

SAS

3

 

31

Courtney Lee

[SG]

NJ

3

 

32

J.R. Smith 

[SG]

DEN

3

 

33

CJ Miles

[SG]

UTA

4

Should see bump in minutes with Brewer traded to Memphis.

34

Aaron Afflalo

[SG]

DEN

3

 

35

Francisco Garcia *

[SG,SF]

SAC

3

Back in action (arm) and starting at shooting guard for the Kings.

 

Small Forwards

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Kevin Durant

[SG,SF]

OKC

4

 

2

Danny Granger

[SF]

IND

4

 

3

LeBron James 

[SF]

CLE

3

 

4

Peja Stojakovic

[SG,SF]

NO

4

Picking up the scoring load with CP3 out.  Averaging 21.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.6 threes over last five games.

5

Rudy Gay

[SG,SF]

MEM

4

 

6

Carmelo Anthony

[SF]

DEN

3

 

7

Andrei Kirilenko

[SG,SF]

UTA

4

 

8

Luol Deng 

[SG,SF]

CHI

4

 

9

Stephen Jackson

[SG,SF]

CHA

3

 

10

Gerald Wallace

[SF,PF]

CHA

3

 

11

Andre Iguodala

[SG,SF]

PHI

3

 

12

Carlos Delfino

[SG,SF]

MIL

5

 

13

Caron Butler

[SF]

DAL

4

Averaging 16.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals in first four games with Dallas.

14

Danilo Gallinari

[SF]

NYK

4

 

15

Wilson Chandler

[SF,PF]

NYK

4

 

16

Michael Beasley

[SF,PF]

MIA

3

Could see bump in production if Wade (calf) misses time this week.

17

Paul Pierce

[SG,SF]

BOS

3

Could thumb injury be affecting play?  Only averaging 13.0 points on 37.5% shooting from the field over last five games.

18

Tayshaun Prince

[SF]

DET

4

Averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 35.2 minutes over last five games.

19

Rasual Butler

[SG,SF]

LAC

4

Should get bulk of small forward minutes with Thornton traded to Washington.  Averaging 16.8 points and 3.4 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.

20

Josh Howard

[SF]

WAS

4

 

21

Ron Artest

[SF]

LAL

4

 

22

Shawn Marion

[SF,PF]

DAL

4

 

23

Martell Webster

[SG,SF]

POR

4

 

24

Trevor Ariza

[SF]

HOU

3

 

25

Rashard Lewis 

[SF]

ORL

3

 

26

Ersan Ilyasova

[SF]

MIL

5

 

27

Marvin Williams

[SF]

ATL

4

 

28

Grant Hill  

[SG,SF]

PHO

4

 

29

Al Thornton

[SF,PF]

WAS

4

Should see more time in Washington than in Los Angeles.  Still has to fight Miller and Howard for minutes.

30

Hedo Turkoglu

[SF,PF]

TOR

3

 

31

Omri Casspi

[SG,SF]

SAC

3

 

32

Thaddeus Young

[SF,PF]

PHI

3

 

33

Corey Maggette *

[SF]

GSW

3

Day-to-day (hamstring). Won't play on Sunday.

34

Matt Barnes

[SF,PF]

ORL

3

 

35

Quentin Richardson 

[SG,SF]

MIA

3

 

 

Power Forwards

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Pau Gasol 

[PF,C]

LAL

4

 

2

Dirk Nowitzki 

[PF]

DAL

4

 

3

David Lee

[PF]

NYK

4

 

4

Zach Randolph

[PF]

MEM

4

 

5

Josh Smith  

[SF,PF]

ATL

4

 

6

Carlos Boozer 

[PF]

UTA

4

Averaging 20.6 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.

7

David West

[PF]

NO

4

 

8

Troy Murphy

[PF,C]

IND

4

 

9

Andray Blatche

[PF,C]

WAS

4

Averaging 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds on 59% shooting from the field over last three games.

10

LaMarcus Aldridge

[PF,C]

POR

4

 

11

Lamar Odom  

[PF]

LAL

4

 

12

Taj Gibson

[PF]

CHI

4

Could see bump in minutes with Thomas traded and Noah hurt.  Averaging 10.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.

13

Tyrus Thomas

[SF,PF]

CHI

4

Averaging 10.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.0 blocks in first two games with Charlotte.

14

Jeff Green

[SF,PF]

OKC

4

 

15

Kevin Love

[PF,C]

MIN

4  

16

Paul Millsap

[SF,PF]

UTA

4

 

17

Al Harrington 

[SF,PF]

NYK

4

 

18

Tim Duncan

[PF,C]

SAS

3

 

19

Kenyon Martin

[PF]

DEN

3

 

20

Antawn Jamison

[PF]

CLE

3

 

21

Chris Bosh *

[PF]

TOR

3

Day-to-day (ankle).

22

Luc Mbah a Moute

[SF,PF]

MIL

5

Averaging 9.4 points and 8.4 rebounds over last five games.

23

Luis Scola

[SF,PF]

HOU

3

 

24

Kevin Garnett

[PF]

BOS

3

 

25

Elton Brand 

[PF]

PHI

3

 

26

Carl Landry

[SF,PF]

SAC

3

Steps in as starting power forward for the Kings.

27

Jonas Jerebko

[PF]

DET

4

 

28

Ryan Gomes

[SF,PF]

MIN

4

 

29

Jason Thompson

[PF,C]

SAC

3

Replaced Hawes as starter at center. 

30

Boris Diaw

[SF,PF]

CHA

3

 

31

Craig Smith

[SF,PF]

LAC

4

Should see more time with Camby traded to Portland.  Averaging 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds over last five games.

32

Hakim Warrick

[PF]

CHI

4

 

33

Udonis Haslem

[PF]

MIA

3

 

34

Anderson Varejeo

[PF,C]

CLE

3

 

35

Rasheed Wallace

[PF,C]

BOS

3

 

 

Centers

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Andrew Bogut  

[C]

MIL

5

Averaging 16.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.6 blocks over last five games.

2

Amare Stoudemire

[C]

PHO

4

 

3

Chris Kaman

[C]

LAC

4

 

4

Marc Gasol

[C]

MEM

4

 

5

Al Jefferson 

[PF,C]

MIN

4

 

6

Marcus Camby

[C]

POR

4

 

7

Al Horford

[PF,C]

ATL

4

 

8

Brendan Haywood 

[C]

DAL

4

Dampier injury (finger) ends potential timeshare situation.  Averaging 12.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last three games.

9

Emeka Okafor

[PF,C]

NO

4

 

10

Andrew Bynum

[C]

LAL

4

 

11

Dwight Howard

[C]

ORL

3

 

12

Brook Lopez

[C]

NJ

3

 

13

Andrea Bargnani 

[PF,C]

TOR

3

 

14

Nene 

[PF,C]

DEN

3

 

15

Jermaine O'Neal

[PF,C]

MIA

3

Averaging 16.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.

16

Mehmet Okur

[C]

UTA

4

 

17

Roy Hibbert

[C]

IND

4

Averaging 10.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over last five games.

18

Ben Wallace

[C]

DET

4

 

19

Robin Lopez

[C]

PHO

4

 

20

JaVale McGee

[PF,C]

WAS

4

Averaging 11.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in last three games as starting center.

21

Samuel Dalembert

[C]

PHI

3

 

22

Shaquille O'Neal

[C]

CLE

3

 

23

Kendrick Perkins

[C]

BOS

3

 

24

DeAndre Jordan

[C]

LAC

4

Should see more time with Camby traded to Portland.  Averaging 7.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last four games.

25

Joakim Noah *

[C]

CHI

4

Back in action but still limited (plantar fasciitis).

26

Brad Miller 

[C]

CHI

4

 

27

Nick Collison *

[C]

OKC

4

Averaging 8.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.

28

Channing Frye

[PF,C]

PHO

4

 

29

Ryan Hollins

[PF,C]

MIN

4

 

30

Nenad Krstic

[C]

OKC

4

 

31

Andris Biedrins

[C]

GSW

3

 

32

Spencer Hawes

[C]

SAC

3

 

33

DeJuan Blair

[PF,C]

SAS

3

 

34

Ronny Turiaf

[PF,C]

GSW

3

 

35

Nazr Mohammed *

[C]

CHA

3

Day-to-day (back).

Article first appeared on 2/21/10

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