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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 15
by Eric Johnson, RotoWire Writer

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.

Week 15 - January 31st - February 6th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: CHA, CLE, DAL, DEN, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, NJ, ORL, POR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, DET, HOU, LAL, MIN, NO, NYK, OKC, PHI, SAS, TOR
Two Games: CHI, GSW, PHO, SAC
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter


Point Guards

Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams * [PG] UTA 4 Day-to-day (wrist).
2 John Wall [PG] WAS 4  
3 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4  
4 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3 Averaging 25.0 points, 9.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
5 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3  
6 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4  
7 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4  
8 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4  
9 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
10 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
11 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
12 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3  
13 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] NJ 4 Day-to-day (calf).
14 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4  
15 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3  
16 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3  
17 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
18 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 2  
19 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4  
20 Jameer Nelson * [PG,SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
21 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 2  
22 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 2  
23 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 2  
24 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3 Slowly losing minutes to Jonny Flynn? Only averaging 11.6 points and 4.8 assists in 28 minutes over last five games.
25 Brandon Jennings * [PG] MIL 4 Back in action (foot) but could play limited minutes this week.
26 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4  
27 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
28 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 4 Could see increase in minutes if Jameer Nelson (knee) misses time this week.
29 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 3  
30 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  
31 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 3  
32 Keyon Dooling [PG,SG] MIL 4 Value goes way down with Brandon Jennings (foot) back.
33 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 4 Back in action (elbow).
34 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 2  
35 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).


Shooting Guards

Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 4 Day-to-day (wrist).
2 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3  
3 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
4 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3  
5 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4  
6 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
7 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4  
8 Nick Young * [SG,SF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (calf).
9 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 3  
10 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3 Averaging 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
11 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.8 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
12 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4  
13 Arron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4  
14 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
15 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 2  
16 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 3 Averaging 12.2 points, 6.2 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 33 minutes over last five games.
17 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3  
18 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4 Decent short-term play while Eric Gordon (thumb) is out. Averaging 18.6 points and 2.6 threes in 34 minutes over last three games.
19 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 4  
20 Anthony Morrow * [SG,SF] NJ 4 Back in action (ankle). Averaging 14.5 points and 1.8 threes over last four games.
21 C.J. Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4  
22 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3  
23 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3 Could see bump in minutes and production if Rodney Stuckey (shoulder) misses time this week.
24 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3  
25 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 4  
26 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4  
27 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 4  
28 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 2  
29 James Harden [SG] OKC 3 Could see bump in minutes and production if Thabo Sefolosha (knee) misses time this week.
30 Tony Allen * [SG] MEM 4 Should see bump in minutes and be a decent source for steals with O.J. Mayo out (suspension).
31 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4  
32 Paul George [SG] IND 4  
33 George Hill * [PG,SG] SAS 3 Day-to-day (thumb).
34 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 2 Averaging 11.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 37 minutes over last five games.
35 John Salmons * [SG,SF] MIL 4 Day-to-day (hip).


Small Forwards

Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4  
3 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
4 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
5 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
6 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
7 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 4  
8 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4  
9 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4  
10 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4 Only scored seven points in three of last five games.
11 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
12 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
13 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3  
14 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3  
15 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 4 Averaging 18.4 points over last eight games, but minutes and production could drop with Carlos Delfino back.
16 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 1.6 steals and 3.3 threes over last three games.
17 Nicolas Batum * [SF] POR 4 Day-to-day (knee).
18 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3  
19 Wilson Chandler * [SF,PF] NYK 3 Day-to-day (calf).
20 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
21 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3  
22 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 2  
23 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] LAC 4 Averaging 13.5 points and 2.0 threes over last four games.
24 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 3 Averaging 16.2 points and 2.2 threes over last four games.
25 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
26 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 2  
27 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3  
28 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last four games.
29 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3  
30 James Jones [SF] MIA 4  
31 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 2  
32 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 3  
33 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
34 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
35 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 4  


Power Forwards

Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4  
2 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
3 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4  
4 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
5 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4 Only averaging 4.4 rebounds over last five games.
6 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4  
7 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
8 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
9 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3  
10 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
12 David West [PF] NO 3  
13 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
14 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3  
15 Chris Bosh * [PF,C] MIA 4 Back in action (ankle).
16 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3  
17 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 4  
18 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4  
19 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3  
20 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3  
21 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4  
22 David Lee * [PF] GSW 2 Averaging 19.4 points and 11.6 rebounds over last five games.
23 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 2  
24 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4  
25 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4  
26 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
27 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 2  
28 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 4  
29 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3  
30 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3  
31 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 3  
32 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 4 Decent short-term play for rebounds if JaVale McGee (flu) misses more time. Averaging 16.5 points and 12.0 rebounds over last two games.
33 Tyler Hansbrough * [PF] IND 4 Day-to-day (pneumonia).
34 Al Harrington * [SF,PF] DEN 4 Day-to-day (plantar fasciitis).
35 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 4 Could see bump in minutes if Tyler Hansbrough (pneumonia) misses time this week.


Centers

Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
2 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.6 blocks over last five games.
3 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
5 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4
6 Amare Stoudemire * [C] NYK 3  
7 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3  
8 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4 Pulled down 14 or more rebounds in six of last ten games.
9 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 4  
10 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
11 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
12 JaVale McGee * [PF,C] WAS 4 Day-to-day (flu).
13 Nene * [PF,C] DEN 4 Day-to-day (calf).
14 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3  
15 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
16 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3  
17 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3  
18 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 4  
19 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3 Averaging 10.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
20 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
21 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3  
22 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 2 Averaging 26.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 blocks over last two games.
23 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4  
24 Jeff Foster [C] IND 4  
25 Ronny Turiaf [PF,C] NYK 3  
26 Kendrick Perkins * [C] BOS 3 Back in action (knee).
27 Shaquille O'Neal * [C] BOS 3 Back in action (knee) but minutes should decrease with Kendrick Perkins back.
28 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 2  
29 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3  
30 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3  
31 Ben Wallace * [C] DET 3 Day-to-day (personal).
32 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 4  
33 Dante Cunningham [PF,C] POR 4  
34 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 2  
35 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 2