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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 17

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 17 Article first appeared on 2/14/10

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:

BOS, CHI, DAL, DET, GSW, HOU, MEM, MIA, MIN, NJ, PHO, SAC, UTA

Three Games:

ATL, CHA, CLE, DEN, IND, LAC, MIL, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAS, TOR, WAS

Two Games:

LAL

One Game:

NONE

 

 = new to Value Meter

 

Point Guards

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Deron Williams

[PG]

UTA

4

 

2

Steve Nash

[PG]

PHO

4

 

3

Rajon Rondo

[PG]

BOS

4

 

4

Tyreke Evans

[PG,SG]

SAC

4

Averaging 19.2 points, 6.8 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.

5

Jason Kidd

[PG]

DAL

4

 

6

Aaron Brooks

[PG,SG]

HOU

4

 

7

Derrick Rose *

[PG]

CHI

4

Day-to-day (hip).

8

Devin Harris *

[PG,SG]

NJ

4

 

9

Stephen Curry

[PG,SG]

GSW

4

Averaging 20.8 points, 6.6 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.

10

Rodney Stuckey

[PG,SG]

DET

4

 

11

Chauncey Billups 

[PG]

DEN

3

 

12

Darren Collison

[PG]

NO

3

Averaging 25.3 points, 7.3 assists and 3.0 steals over last three games.

13

Baron Davis

[PG]

LAC

3

 

14

Russell Westbrook

[PG,SG]

OKC

3

 

15

Brandon Jennings

[PG]

MIL

3

Only averaging 10.8 points on 29.6% shooting from the field over last five games.

16

Tony Parker *

[PG]

SAS

3

Day-to-day (hip).

17

Jonny Flynn

[PG]

MIN

4

 

18

Kirk Hinrich 

[PG,SG]

CHI

4

 

19

Raymond Felton *

[PG,SG]

CHA

3

Day-to-day (ankle)/

20

Andre Miller

[PG]

POR

3

 

21

Mike Conley, Jr.

[PG,SG]

MEM

4

 

22

Randy Foye

[PG,SG]

WAS

3

 

23

Jameer Nelson

[PG,SG]

ORL

3

 

24

Beno Udrih

[PG]

SAC

4

 

25

Kyle Lowry *

[PG,SG]

HOU

4

Day-to-day (knee).

26

Rafer Alston

[PG]

MIA

4

 

27

Jarrett Jack

[PG,SG]

TOR

3

 

28

Jose Calderon

[PG]

TOR

3

 

29

Nate Robinson

[PG,SG]

NYK

3

 

30

Mike Bibby

[PG]

ATL

3

 

31

C.J. Watson

[PG]

GSW

4

 

32

Chris Duhon

[PG,SG]

NYK

3

 

33

Louis Williams

[PG,SG]

PHI

3

 

34

Allen Iverson *

[PG,SG]

PHI

3

Day-to-day (personal).   Will most likely come off bench when he returns to team.

35

Delonte West *

[PG,SG]

CLE

3

Back in action (finger).

 

Shooting Guards

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Dwyane Wade

[SG]

MIA

4

 

2

Monta Ellis *

[PG,SG]

GSW

4

Day-to-day (knee).

3

Jason Terry

[PG,SG]

DAL

4

Averaging 22.4 points, 5.6 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.

4

Kevin Martin

[SG]

SAC

4

 

5

O.J. Mayo

[SG]

MEM

4

 

6

Richard Hamilton

[SG]

DET

4

 

7

Joe Johnson

[SG]

ATL

3

 

8

Vince Carter

[SG]

ORL

3

Averaging 23.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 threes in last five games.

9

Ray Allen 

[SG]

BOS

4

 

10

Jason Richardson

[SG,SF]

PHO

4

 

11

Jamal Crawford

[PG,SG]

ATL

3

Scored 25 or more points eight times this year as a reserve.

12

Brandon Roy  *

[SG]

POR

3

Expected to return this week (hamstring).

13

Kobe Bryant  *

[SG]

LAL

2

Day-to-day (ankle).  Expected to play this week.

14

Anthony Morrow 

[SG,SF]

GSW

4

Back in action (ankle).  Averaging 29.5 points, 10/5 rebounds and 4.0 threes over last two games but return of Ellis and Maggette could hurt minutes and production.

15

Corey Brewer

[SG,SF]

MIN

4

 

16

Ben Gordon

[SG]

DET

4

 

17

Courtney Lee

[SG]

NJ

4

 

18

John Salmons

[SG,SF]

CHI

4

 

19

Eric Gordon

[SG]

LAC

3

 

20

Manu Ginobili 

[SG]

SAS

3

 

21

Mike Miller

[SG,SF]

WAS

3

 

22

J.R. Smith 

[SG]

DEN

3

 

23

George Hill

[PG,SG]

SAS

3

 

24

Ronnie Brewer

[SG,SF]

UTA

4

 

25

Marcus Thornton *

[SG]

NO

3

Back in action (back) but minutes could take a bit of a hit with Peterson back in the rotation.

26

Rudy Fernandez

[PG,SG]

POR

3

 

27

Charlie Bell

[SG,SF]

MIL

3

 

28

Rasual Butler

[SG,SF]

LAC

3

 

29

Willie Green

[SG]

PHI

3

Expected to continue to start even when Iverson (personal) returns.  Averaging 13.4 points over last five games.

30

Brandon Rush

[SG]

IND

3

 

31

Mike Dunleavy

[SG]

IND

3

 

32

Ramon Sessions

[PG,SG]

MIN

4

 

33

James Harden

[SG]

OKC

3

 

34

Antoine Wright

[SG,SF]

TOR

3

Averaging 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last five games.

35

Ronald Murray

[PG,SG]

CHA

3

 

 

Small Forwards

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

LeBron James 

[SF]

CLE

3

 

2

Kevin Durant

[SG,SF]

OKC

3

Score 25 or more points in 25 straight games.

3

Paul Pierce *

[SG,SF]

BOS

4

Day-to-day (foot).

4

Rudy Gay

[SG,SF]

MEM

4

 

5

Corey Maggette  *

[SF]

GSW

4

Expected back this week (finger).

6

Andrei Kirilenko

[SG,SF]

UTA

4

 

7

Luol Deng 

[SG,SF]

CHI

4

 

8

Michael Beasley

[SF,PF]

MIA

4

 

9

Stephen Jackson

[SG,SF]

CHA

3

Averaging 26.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.

10

Carmelo Anthony

[SF]

DEN

3

 

11

Gerald Wallace

[SF,PF]

CHA

3

 

12

Andre Iguodala

[SG,SF]

PHI

3

 

13

Danny Granger

[SF]

IND

3

 

14

Caron Butler

[SF]

DAL

4

Averaging 27.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists over last two games but trade to Dallas could hurt value.

15

Shawn Marion

[SF,PF]

DAL

4

 

16

Trevor Ariza *

[SF]

HOU

4

Day-to-day (hip).

17

Peja Stojakovic

[SG,SF]

NO

3

Averaging 21.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 threes over last five games.

18

Rashard Lewis 

[SF]

ORL

3

 

19

Danilo Gallinari

[SF]

NYK

3

 

20

Josh Howard

[SF]

WAS

3

Value should go up in a Wizards uniform.

21

Wilson Chandler

[SF,PF]

NYK

3

 

22

Hedo Turkoglu

[SF,PF]

TOR

3

 

23

Tayshaun Prince

[SF]

DET

4

 

24

Grant Hill  

[SG,SF]

PHO

4

 

25

Carlos Delfino

[SG,SF]

MIL

3

 

26

Omri Casspi

[SG,SF]

SAC

4

 

27

Jarvis Hayes

[SF]

NJ

4

 

28

Jared Dudley

[SF,PF]

PHO

4

 

29

Shane Battier

[SF]

HOU

4

 

30

Quentin Richardson 

[SG,SF]

MIA

4

 

31

Thaddeus Young

[SF,PF]

PHI

3

 

32

Marvin Williams

[SF]

ATL

3

 

33

Martell Webster

[SG,SF]

POR

3

 

34

Richard Jefferson

[SF]

SAS

3

 

35

Matt Barnes

[SF,PF]

ORL

3

 

 

Power Forwards

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Dirk Nowitzki 

[PF]

DAL

4

 

2

Carlos Boozer 

[PF]

UTA

4

 

3

Zach Randolph

[PF]

MEM

4

 

4

Chris Bosh

[PF]

TOR

3

 

5

David Lee

[PF]

NYK

3

 

6

Josh Smith  

[SF,PF]

ATL

3

 

7

Tim Duncan

[PF,C]

SAS

3

 

8

Antawn Jamison

[PF]

WAS

3

 

9

Troy Murphy

[PF,C]

IND

3

 

10

Kevin Garnett

[PF]

BOS

4

 

11

Luis Scola

[SF,PF]

HOU

4

 

12

Kevin Love

[PF,C]

MIN

4

Only averaging 10.3 points and 6.6 rebounds in 24.6 minutes over last three games.

13

LaMarcus Aldridge

[PF,C]

POR

3

 

14

David West

[PF]

NO

3

 

15

Kenyon Martin *

[PF]

DEN

3

Day-to-day (knee).

16

Elton Brand 

[PF]

PHI

3

 

17

Carl Landry

[SF,PF]

HOU

4

 

18

Ryan Gomes

[SF,PF]

MIN

4

 

19

Jason Thompson

[PF]

SAC

4

 

20

Pau Gasol 

[PF,C]

LAL

2

 

21

Yi Jianlian

[PF]

NJ

4

 

22

Al Harrington 

[SF,PF]

NYK

3

 

23

Jeff Green

[SF,PF]

OKC

3

 

24

Lamar Odom  

[PF]

LAL

2

Could stay in starting lineup when Bynum returns.  Averaging 17.0 points, 14.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks over last three games.

25

Anthony Tolliver

[PF]

GSW

4

Averaging 18.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 threes in 39.6 minutes over last three games.

26

Paul Millsap

[SF,PF]

UTA

4

 

27

Taj Gibson

[PF]

CHI

4

 

28

Tyrus Thomas

[SF,PF]

CHI

4

 

29

Udonis Haslem

[PF]

MIA

4

 

30

Jonas Jerebko

[PF]

DET

4

 

31

Charlie Villanueva 

[PF]

DET

4

 

32

Donte Greene

[SF,PF]

SAC

4

 

33

Boris Diaw

[SF,PF]

CHA

3

 

34

Andray Blatche

[PF,C]

WAS

3

Could step in as starting center with Haywood traded to Dallas.

35

Anderson Varejeo

[PF,C]

CLE

3

 

 

Centers

Rank

Player

Eligible

Team

Games

Comment

1

Amare Stoudemire

[C]

PHO

4

Averaging 27.0 points and 11.6 rebounds over last five games but a trade could hurt his value.

2

Brook Lopez

[C]

NJ

4

 

3

Al Jefferson 

[PF,C]

MIN

4

 

4

Marc Gasol

[C]

MEM

4

 

5

Dwight Howard

[C]

ORL

3

 

6

Andrew Bogut  

[C]

MIL

3

Averaging 15.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.

7

Marcus Camby

[C]

LAC

3

 

8

Brendan Haywood 

[C]

DAL

4

Should step in and replace Dampier as Mav's starting center.

9

Jermaine O'Neal

[PF,C]

MIA

4

 

10

Chris Kaman

[C]

LAC

3

 

11

Nene 

[PF,C]

DEN

3

 

12

Emeka Okafor

[PF,C]

NO

3

 

13

Al Horford

[PF,C]

ATL

3

 

14

Andrea Bargnani 

[PF,C]

TOR

3

 

15

Mehmet Okur

[C]

UTA

4

Averaging 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds over last three games.

16

Kendrick Perkins

[C]

BOS

4

 

17

Andris Biedrins

[C]

GSW

4

 

18

Samuel Dalembert

[C]

PHI

3

 

19

Roy Hibbert

[C]

IND

3

 

20

Joakim Noah *

[C]

CHI

4

Could return this week (Achilles).

21

Ben Wallace

[C]

DET

4

 

22

Channing Frye

[PF,C]

PHO

4

 

23

Nazr Mohammed

[C]

CHA

3

Averaging 13.8 points and 11.2 rebounds over last five but return of Chandler could hurt production.

24

Spencer Hawes

[C]

SAC

4

 

25

Robin Lopez

[C]

PHO

4

 

26

Shaquille O'Neal

[C]

CLE

3

 

27

Chris Anderson

[C]

DEN

3

 

28

Brad Miller 

[C]

CHI

4

 

29

Ronny Turiaf

[PF,C]

GSW

4

 

30

Juwan Howard

[PF,C]

POR

3

 

31

DeJuan Blair

[PF,C]

SAS

3

 

32

Nenad Krstic

[C]

OKC

3

 

33

Drew Gooden

[PF,C]

WAS

3

 

34

Tyson Chandler *

[C]

CHA

3

Back in action (foot).

35

Andrew Bynum *

[C]

LAL

2

Day-to-day (hip).

Article first appeared on 2/14/10

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