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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 15

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 15 Article first appeared on 1/31/10

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, DEN, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, NJ, NO, POR, SAC, WAS
Three Games: CHA, CLE, DAL, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAS, TOR, UTA
Two Games: MIN
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Rajon Rondo [PG]BOS4
2Chauncey Billups [PG]DEN4
3Derrick Rose [PG]CHI4
4Tyreke Evans *[PG,SG]SAC4Day-to-day (hip).
5Brandon Jennings[PG]MIL4
6Steve Nash [PG]PHO3
7Deron Williams[PG]UTA3
8Andre Miller [PG]POR4
9Baron Davis [PG]LAC3
10Jason Kidd [PG]DAL3
11Chris Paul *[PG]NO4Day-to-day (knee).
12Aaron Brooks[PG,SG]HOU3
13Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW3
14Russell Westbrook[PG,SG]OKC3
15Raymond Felton [PG,SG]CHA3
16Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG]DET3
17Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG]MEM4
18Randy Foye [PG,SG]WAS4Only averaging 10.2 points and 3.2 assists in 28.0 minutes over last five games.
19Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG]CHI4
20Jameer Nelson [PG,SG]ORL3
21Allen Iverson [PG,SG]PHI3
22Nate Robinson [PG,SG]NYK3
23Jerryd Bayless *[PG]POR4Should continue to see bump in minutes with Roy (hamstring) out. Averaging 14.0 points and 3.5 assists over last four games.
24Mike Bibby [PG]ATL4
25Beno Udrih [PG]SAC4Could see bump in playing time this week if Evans (hip) misses time.
26Rafer Alston [PG]MIA4
27Steve Blake [PG,SG]POR4
28Devin Harris *[PG,SG]NJ4Day-to-day (wrist).
29Jarrett Jack[PG,SG]TOR3
30Jose Calderon [PG]TOR3
31Keyon Dooling[PG,SG]NJ4Decent short-term play if Harris (toe) is still out.
32Luke Ridnour [PG]MIL4
33Darren Collison[PG]NO4Decent short-term play if Paul (knee) misses time this week.
34Chris Duhon [PG,SG]NYK3
35Louis Williams [PG,SG]PHI3Only averaging 5.5 points in 14.0 minutes over last two games.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Kobe Bryant [SG]LAL4
2Dwyane Wade *[SG]MIA4Day-to-day (back).
3Joe Johnson[SG]ATL4
4Kevin Martin [SG]SAC4Slump looks to be over. Averaging 32.0 points and 4.5 threes in 37.0 minutes over last two games.
5O.J. Mayo[SG]MEM4Averaging 20.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 threes over last five games.
6Monta Ellis [PG,SG]GSW3
7Jamal Crawford [PG,SG]ATL4
8Ray Allen [SG]BOS4
9Marcus Thornton[SG]NO4Locked in as starter with Devin Brown traded. Averaging 19.0 points and 3.0 threes in 39.3 minutes over last three games.
10Mike Miller [SG,SF]WAS4
11Rudy Fernandez[PG,SG]POR4
12J.R. Smith [SG]DEN4
13Brandon Roy *[SG]POR4Day-to-day (hamstring).
14Manu Ginobili [SG]SAS3Will have to do more with Parker (ankle) out. Averaging 15.8 points, 5.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
15Richard Hamilton [SG]DET3Averaging 17.6 points and 7.0 assists over last five games.
16Jason Terry [PG,SG]DAL3Move to starting lineup has increased value. Averaging 17.3 points, and 2.3 threes in 36.3 minutes in six starts this year.
17Jason Richardson [SG,SF]PHO3
18Eric Gordon [SG]LAC3
19Vince Carter [SG]ORL3Shoulder injury could be affecting numbers. Only averaging 6.0 points on 20% shooting from the field in 25.5 minutes over last two games.
20John Salmons [SG,SF]CHI4
21George Hill[PG,SG]SAS3Slides into starting point guard role with Parker (ankle) out.
22Brandon Rush [SG]IND3
23Aaron Afflalo[SG]DEN4
24Courtney Lee[SG]NJ4
25Charlie Bell[SG,SF]MIL4
26Rasual Butler[SG,SF]LAC3
27Mike Dunleavy [SG]IND3
28Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF]ORL3
29Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF]UTA3
30James Harden[SG]OKC3
31Anthony Parker [SG]CLE3
32Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF]OKC3
33J.J. Redick[SG]ORL3
34Corey Brewer[SG,SF]MIN2Averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 threes over last five games.
35Ben Gordon *[SG]DET3Back in action (groin) but will most likely play limited minutes this week.

 

Small Forwards
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1LeBron James [SF]CLE3
2Paul Pierce [SG,SF]BOS4
3Carmelo Anthony *[SF]DEN4Day-to-day (ankle).
4Kevin Durant [SG,SF]OKC3
5Luol Deng [SG,SF]CHI4
6Gerald Wallace [SF,PF]CHA3Averaging 34.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.5 blocks and 12.5 free throws made over last two games.
7Rudy Gay [SG,SF]MEM4Only averaging 9.5 points on 30.4% shooting from the field over last two games.
8Danny Granger [SF]IND3
9Stephen Jackson [SG,SF]CHA3
10Corey Maggette [SF]GSW3
11Andre Iguodala [SG,SF]PHI3
12Caron Butler [SF]WAS4
13Carlos Delfino[SG,SF]MIL4
14Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF]UTA3Averaging 18.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
15Rashard Lewis [SF]ORL3Stepping up his game with Carter (shoulder) struggling. Averaging 18.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last five games.
16Danilo Gallinari [SF]NYK3
17Wilson Chandler[SF,PF]NYK3
18Trevor Ariza[SF]HOU3
19Martell Webster [SG,SF]POR4
20Michael Beasley *[SF,PF]MIA4Day-to-day (knee).
21Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF]NO4
22Ron Artest [SF]LAL4
23Marvin Williams [SF]ATL4
24Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF]TOR3
25Shawn Marion [SF,PF]DAL3
26Richard Jefferson [SF]SAS3
27Josh Howard [SF]DAL3Looks to be locked in as Mavs sixth man for now. Only averaging 11.0 points and 3.2 rebounds on 42% shooting from the field in 21.6 minutes over last five games.
28Grant Hill [SG,SF]PHO3
29Matt Barnes [SF,PF]ORL3
30Thaddeus Young [SF,PF]PHI3
31Quentin Richardson [SG,SF]MIA4
32Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF]NJ4
33Terrence Williams[SF]NJ4
34Al Thornton [SF,PF]LAC3
35Jared Dudley[SF,PF]PHO3

 

Power Forwards
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Zach Randolph [PF]MEM4
2Josh Smith [SF,PF]ATL4
3Pau Gasol [PF,C]LAL4Averaging 21.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
4Antawn Jamison [PF]WAS4
5David West [PF]NO4
6LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C]POR4
7Chris Bosh [PF]TOR3
8Dirk Nowitzki [PF]DAL3
9Tim Duncan [PF,C]SAS3
10David Lee [PF]NYK3
11Troy Murphy [PF,C]IND3
12Elton Brand [PF]PHI3
13Kenyon Martin [PF]DEN4
14Kevin Garnett [PF]BOS4Only averaging 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds over last five games.
15Luis Scola[SF,PF]HOU3
16Paul Millsap [SF,PF]UTA3Great play this week if Boozer (calf) is out. Put up 32 points, 14 boards and seven assists in first start on Friday.
17Jason Thompson[PF]SAC4Strong double-double on Saturday (12 points, 16 boards) but only averaging 7.8 points and 8.6 rebounds in 25.0 minutes over last five games.
18Jeff Green [SF,PF]OKC3
19Yi Jianlian [PF]NJ4
20Al Harrington *[SF,PF]NYK3Day-to-day (knee).
21Taj Gibson [PF]CHI4
22Lamar Odom [PF]LAL4
23Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF]CHI4
24Rasheed Wallace [PF,C]BOS4Minutes and production should take a hit with Garnett back.
25Udonis Haslem [PF]MIA4Could see bump in minutes and production if Beasley (knee) misses more time this week.
26Boris Diaw [SF,PF]CHA3
27Charlie Villanueva [PF]DET3
28Kevin Love [PF,C]MIN2
29Kris Humpries[PF]NJ4Averaging 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in 25.2 minutes over last five games.
30Carl Landry [SF,PF]HOU3
31Anderson Varejeo[PF,C]CLE3
32Antonio McDyess [PF]SAS3Averaging 14.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in 27.3 minutes over last three games.
33Andray Blatche [PF,C]WAS4
34J.J. Hickson[PF]CLE3
35Carlos Boozer *[PF]UTA3Day-to-day (calf).

 

Centers
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Marc Gasol[C]MEM4Averaging 18.4 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
2Brook Lopez[C]NJ4
3Dwight Howard [C]ORL3Averaging 21.2 points, 15.8 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
4Andrew Bogut [C]MIL4Averaging 19.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
5Emeka Okafor [PF,C]NO4
6Al Horford [PF,C]ATL4
7Nene [PF,C]DEN4
8Kendrick Perkins [C]BOS4
9Brendan Haywood [C]WAS4
10Andrew Bynum [C]LAL4
11Joakim Noah *[C]CHI4Day-to-day (plantar fasciitis).
12Marcus Camby *[C]LAC3Day-to-day (ribs).
13Amar'e Stoudemire[C]PHO3Only averaging 4.2 rebounds over last five games (8.3 for the season).
14Andrea Bargnani [PF,C]TOR3
15Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C]MIA4
16Samuel Dalembert [C]PHI3
17Chris Kaman *[C]LAC3Day-to-day (ankle).
18Al Jefferson [PF,C]MIN2
19Shaquille O'Neal [C]CLE3
20Mehmet Okur [C]UTA3
21Roy Hibbert[C]IND3
22Ben Wallace[C]DET3
23Spencer Hawes [C]SAC4
24Brad Miller [C]CHI4
25Chris Anderson [C]DEN4
26Andris Biedrins [C]GSW3Only averaging 6.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 22.8 minutes over last five games.
27Channing Frye[PF,C]PHO3
28Juwan Howard[PF,C]POR4
29Robin Lopez[C]PHO3
30Erick Dampier [C]DAL3
31Drew Gooden [PF,C]DAL3
32DeJuan Blair[PF,C]SAS3Replaced in starting lineup by McDyess. Averaging 6.0 points and 9.6 rebounds in 23.2 minutes over last five games.
33Nazr Mohammed[C]CHA3
34Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C]CLE3
35Nenad Krstic[C]OKC3

Article first appeared on 1/31/10

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