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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 13

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 13 Article first appeared on 1/17/10

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: CHA, CHI, DAL, DET, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, NO, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, TOR, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CLE, DEN, HOU, MEM, NYK, SAS
Two Games: UTA
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 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4 Averaging 21.8 points, 7.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds over last five games.
4 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
5 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4  
6 Randy Foye [PG,SG] WAS 4 Averaging 18.5 points, 7.5 assists and 1.1 threes in six games since replacing Arenas as starting point guard.
7 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
8 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
9 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4  
10 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4  
11 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
12 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
13 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4 Averaging 17.0 points and 6.8 assists over last five games.
14 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 4  
15 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
16 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3  
17 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 3 Averaging 24.4 points, 5.0 assists and 3.6 threes over last five games.
18 Allen Iverson * [PG,SG] PHI 4 Day-to-day (stomach virus). Game-time decision for Monday.
19 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4 Struggling to find groove next to Iverson. Only averaging 13.0 points and 3.0 assists on 41% shooting from the field over last five games.
20 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4  
21 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Still in timeshare with Jack but averaging 14.6 points and 5.0 assists in 24.6 minutes over last three games.
22 Jameer Nelson * [PG,SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
23 Kirk Hinrich * [PG,SG] CHI 4 Day-to-day (flu).
24 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
25 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
26 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
27 Deron Williams * [PG] UTA 2 Day-to-day (wrist).
28 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 4  
29 Rafer Alston [PG] MIA 4  
30 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 4 Averaging 14.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.5 threes over last two games. Could see bump in minutes if Roy (hamstring) misses time this week.
31 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4  
32 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 4 Minutes and production should take a hit with Martin back and Tyreke Evans sliding to point guard.
33 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] NYK 3  
34 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3  
35 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4  
2 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 4 Day-to-day (wrist).
3 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 4 Day-to-day (finger, back).
4 Kevin Martin * [SG] SAC 4 Back in action (wrist). Averaging 21.0 points. 2.5 threes and 8.5 free throws made in last two games since returning from injury.
5 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4  
6 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4  
7 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 4  
8 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
9 Brandon Roy * [SG] POR 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
10 Vince Carter * [SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
11 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4  
12 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4 Coming off the bench but still effective in reserve role. Averaging 15.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 25.6 minutes over last five games.
13 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
14 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
15 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 4  
16 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
17 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3  
18 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4  
19 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Thornton (ankle) misses time this week.
20 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3 Averaging 17.6 points and 1.8 threes in last five games.
21 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
22 Charlie Bell [SG,SF] MIL 4 Starting at shooting guard for now with Redd out. Averaging 11.4 points and 2.0 threes in 30.2 minutes over last five games.
23 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 4  
24 James Harden [SG] OKC 4  
25 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4  
26 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (groin).
27 Rudy Fernandez* [PG,SG] POR 4 Back in action (back).
28 Marcus Thornton [SG] NO 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 threes and 1.2 steals in only 22.2 minutes over last five games.
29 Wayne Ellington [SG] MIN 4  
30 Devin Brown [SG] NO 4 Losing minutes to Marcus Thornton. Averaging 1.5 points in 20.0 minutes over last two games.
31 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] PHO 4  
32 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4  
33 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
34 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 3  
35 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
2 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
3 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 4 Averaging 28.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 12.8 free throws made (91% shooting) over last five games.
4 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
5 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4  
6 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
7 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
8 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 4  
9 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
10 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4  
11 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 4  
12 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
13 Josh Howard [SF] DAL 4 Back in starting lineup.
14 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4  
15 Martell Webster [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 threes over last five games.
16 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
17 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
18 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3 Averaging 26.5 points, 4.0 threes and 2.0 steals over last two games.
19 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4  
20 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 4  
21 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
22 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4  
23 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 3  
24 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 4  
25 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
26 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3  
27 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] NJ 4  
28 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4 Production already taking a hit with Martin back. Only averaging 6.0 points in 28.5 minutes over last two games.
29 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 4  
30 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 4  
31 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4  
32 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] MIA 4  
33 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3  
34 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
35 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 4 Averaging 27.2 points and 12.8 rebounds on 49% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 4  
3 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
4 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 4 Back in action (hamstring).
5 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4  
6 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
7 David West [PF] NO 4  
8 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
9 David Lee [PF] NYK 3 Averaging 25.5 points, 15.5 rebounds and 9.0 assists over last two games.
10 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3  
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
12 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
13 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 4  
14 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4 Diaw renaissance? Averaging 14.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.8 threes and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
15 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 4  
16 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4  
17 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4  
18 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4  
19 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4 Minutes and production will most likely decrease with Gasol back.
20 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3  
21 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 3  
22 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3  
23 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 3  
24 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 2  
25 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 4  
26 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
27 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 4  
28 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 4 Timeshare with Gibson is killing fantasy potential. Averaging 5.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.6 blocks in only 24 minutes over last five games.
29 Rasheed Wallace * [PF,C] BOS 3 Expected to return on Monday (foot). Could see solid minutes as long as Garnett is out.
30 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 4  
31 Taj Gibson * [PF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (plantar fasciitis)
32 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3  
33 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 4  
34 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4  
35 Jared Jeffries [SF,PF] NYK 3 Averaging 8.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in 35.0 minutes over last five games.

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 4 Averaging 21.2 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 4  
3 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
4 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
5 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4  
6 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 4  
7 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4  
8 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4 Averaging 12.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.4 blocks over last five games.
9 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 4  
10 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
11 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4 Production will most likely decrease with Gasol back.
12 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4  
13 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Minutes are still a bit inconsistent but averaging 17.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks over last five games.
14 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 4  
15 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4  
16 Chris Kaman * [C] LAC 4 Day-to-day (back).
17 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3 Averaging 13.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over last five games.
18 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
19 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
20 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
21 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Struggling and losing some playing time to Robin Lopez. Averaging 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 26.6 minutes over last five games.
22 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4  
23 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 4  
24 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 2  
25 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 4  
26 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4  
27 Nick Collison [C] OKC 4  
28 Juwan Howard [PF,C] POR 4  
29 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 4  
29 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3  
30 Shaquille O'Neal [C] CLE 3  
31 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 3  
32 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3 Averaging 15.6 points and 15.0 rebounds in last three games as starter at center.
33 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3  
34 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4 Decent short term play for blocks and boards if Kaman (back) misses time this week.
35 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4 Averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 blocks over last two games.

Article first appeared on 1/17/10

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