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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 14

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 14 Article first appeared on 1/24/10

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, CLE, DEN, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIN, NO, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAS
Three Games: CHI, DAL, DET, MIL, NJ, OKC, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS
Two Games: NONE
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4  
2 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4  
3 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4  
4 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4  
5 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Will have to do more with Ellis (ankle) out. Averaging 23.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.2 threes over last five games.
6 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4 Averaging 20.8 points, 7.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 38.0 minutes over last five games.
7 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
8 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4  
9 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
10 Raymond Felton * [PG,SG] CHA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
11 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3  
12 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3 Scored 20+ points in four of last five games. Averaging 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals over last five games.
13 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3  
14 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3  
15 Jason Kidd * [PG] DAL 3 Day-to-day (personal).
16 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4 Scored 20+ points in three of last four games. Averaging 17.4 points and 5.4 assists over last five games.
17 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4  
18 Allen Iverson [PG,SG] PHI 4  
19 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
20 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
21 Randy Foye [PG,SG] WAS 3  
22 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4  
23 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 4 Should see bump in minutes with Roy and Bayless out.
24 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4  
25 Rafer Alston [PG] MIA 4  
26 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4 Move to bench is hurting production. Averaging 12.4 points and 3.6 assists in 29.4 minutes over last five games.
27 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3  
28 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 3  
29 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4  
30 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4 Cavs' starting point guard with Williams and West out.
31 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4  
32 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 4  
33 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 3  
34 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] NJ 3 Day-to-day (toe).
35 Nate Robinson * [PG,SG] NYK 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4  
2 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4  
3 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4  
4 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 4 Only averaging 10.4 points on 37% shooting over last five games.
5 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4  
6 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4 Back in starting lineup with Barbosa (wrist) out for a month.
7 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4  
8 Monta Ellis * [PG,SG] GSW 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
9 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4  
10 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
11 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4  
12 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4  
13 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 4 Day-to-day (toe).
14 Kevin Martin [SG] SAC 3 Struggling to mesh with Evans? Only averaging 5.0 points on 2-for-14 shooting over last two games.
15 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 3  
16 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
17 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 3  
18 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4  
19 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4  
20 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
21 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4  
22 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 4  
23 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 4  
24 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4 Starting at shooting guard. Averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 threes in 32.0 minutes over last five games.
25 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4 Averaging 11.6 points and 2.2 threes in 28.6 minutes over last five games.
26 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4  
27 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] MIA 4  
28 Devin Brown [SG] NO 4  
29 Damien Wilkins [SG] MIN 4  
30 Wayne Ellington [SG] MIN 4  
31 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4  
32 Mike Miller * [SG,SF] WAS 3 Back in action (calf).
33 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 3  
34 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 3  
35 James Harden [SG] OKC 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] CLE 4  
2 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 4 Averaging 29.7 points, 7.2 assists, 4.8 assists and 11.4 free throws made (92%) over last ten games.
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
4 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4  
5 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
6 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] DEN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
7 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
8 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
9 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
10 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4  
11 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4  
12 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 4  
13 Martell Webster [SG,SF] POR 4 Should see bump in production with Roy out . Averaging 18.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last five games.
14 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4  
15 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4  
16 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 4  
17 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4 Producing better as reserve than starter. Averaging 22.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 25.5 minutes in last two games.
18 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 3  
19 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3  
20 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 18.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.6 threes and 2.0 steals over last five games.
21 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4  
22 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4  
23 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 4  
24 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 4  
25 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
26 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
27 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 3  
28 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
29 Josh Howard [SF] DAL 3 Struggling to find rhythm since returning from injury. Only averaging 8.3 points on 25% shooting from the field over last five games.
30 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 3  
31 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] MIA 4  
32 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4  
33 Cartier Martin [SF] GSW 4 Averaging 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 36.5 minutes over last two games.
34 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 4  
35 Tayshaun Prince * [SF] DET 3 Back in action (knee).

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 David Lee [PF] NYK 4 Averaging 23.4 points, 14.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists over last five games.
2 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4  
3 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
4 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4  
5 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
6 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4  
7 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
8 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
9 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 3  
10 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
11 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 3  
12 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 3  
13 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 4 Averaging 12.6 points and 12.2 rebounds over last five games.
14 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
15 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4 Back in starting lineup. Averaging 12.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals in 20 starts this year.
16 Kevin Garnett * [PF] BOS 4 Back in action (knee).
17 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 4  
18 David West * [PF] NO 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
19 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4  
20 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4  
21 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 4  
22 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 3  
23 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 3  
24 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3  
25 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 4 Minutes and production should take a hit with Garnett back.
26 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 4  
27 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4  
28 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
29 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3  
30 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
31 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 3  
32 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3  
33 J.J. Hickson [PF] CLE 4  
34 Anthony Tolliver [PF] GSW 4 Averaging 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in 39.5 minutes over last two games.
35 Darius Songalia [PF] NO 4 Could be decent short-term play if West (ankle) misses time. (20 points, 7 boards in 39 minutes on Saturday).

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
2 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 4  
3 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 4  
4 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 4  
5 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
6 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4  
7 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
8 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
9 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4  
10 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 4  
11 Nene * [PF,C] DEN 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
12 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4  
13 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4  
14 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
15 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 3  
16 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3  
17 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 4  
18 Shaquille O'Neal [C] CLE 4  
19 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
20 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
21 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 3  
22 Joakim Noah * [C] CHI 3 Day-to-day (plantar fasciitis).
23 Andrea Bargnani * [PF,C] TOR 3 Day-to-day (back).
24 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
25 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3  
26 Drew Gooden [PF,C] DAL 3 Could see bump in minutes if Dampier (knee) misses time. Averaging 9.8 points, 6.6 boards, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks in only 20.0 minutes over last five games.
27 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Move to reserve role is hurting production. Only averaging 6.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 17.8 minutes over last five games.
28 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 4  
29 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4  
30 Juwan Howard [PF,C] POR 4  
31 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 4  
32 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 4  
33 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3  
34 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 3  
35 Brad Miller [C] CHI 3 Could see more minutes if Noah (foot) misses time this week.

Article first appeared on 1/24/10