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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 12

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 12 Article first appeared on 1/10/10

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: DET, IND, LAC, MIA, MIL, NO, NYK, OKC, PHO, SAS, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, GSW, HOU, LAL, MEM, MIN, ORL, PHI, SAC, TOR
Two Games: NJ, POR
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 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4  
4 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
5 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
6 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
7 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Only averaging 14.2 points, 5.4 assists on 34.7% shooting from the field over last five games.
8 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
9 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3 Back in action (groin).
10 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3 Still no threes (two all season ) and steals (0.7 spg.) but averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds on 46.8% shooting over last five games.
11 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
12 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
13 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 3  
14 Randy Foye [PG,SG] WAS 4 New starter at point with Arenas out. Averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 threes over last two games.
15 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 4  
16 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 3  
17 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3  
18 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3  
19 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] NYK 4  
20 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (knee).
21 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3  
22 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
23 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 3 Averaging 14.0 points,5.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
24 Rafer Alston [PG] MIA 4 New starting point guard in Miami. Played 35 minutes (ten points, four assists, two 3-pointers) in debut with Heat on Friday.
25 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 4  
26 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4  
27 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 2  
28 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 3  
29 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 3  
30 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3 Back in action (hip).
31 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  
32 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 3  
33 Allen Iverson * [PG,SG] PHI 3 Day-to-day (knee).
34 Mike Conley, Jr. * [PG,SG] MEM 3 Day-to-day (back).
35 Andre Miller [PG] POR 2 Averaging 16.8 points, 7.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds over last five games, but minutes and production could decrease with Blake (pneumonia) back this week.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4  
2 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3  
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3 Scored 30 or more points in eight of last eleven games. Averaging 28.6 points, 5.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
4 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4  
5 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4  
6 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3  
7 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
8 Michael Redd [SG,SF] MIL 4 Finally finding his groove? Averaging 20.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last three games.
9 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4  
10 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 4  
11 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
12 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
13 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 2  
14 Mike Miller [SG,SF] WAS 4 Back in action (calf). Should have increased role with Arenas out.
15 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4  
16 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 4  
17 Devin Brown [SG] NO 4  
18 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4  
19 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
20 Vince Carter * [SG] ORL 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
21 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
22 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 3  
23 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (thigh).
24 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3 Solid short-term play for 3's and points if Carter (shoulder) misses time. Averaging 15.4 points and 2.8 threes over last five games.
25 James Harden [SG] OKC 4  
26 CJ Miles [SG] UTA 4  
27 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4  
28 Luther Head [PG,SG] IND 4 Minutes and production will most likely decrease with Granger back.
29 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4 Minutes and production will most likely decrease with Granger back.
30 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
31 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 3  
32 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] PHO 4  
33 Roger Mason [SG] SAS 4  
34 Ime Udoka [SG,SF] SAC 3 Seeing more minutes with Donte Greene out. Averaging 15.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 threes in 29.0 minutes over last two games.
35 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4 Averaging 30.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 1.2 blocks on 56% shooting from the field and 90% shooting from the line over last five games.
2 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
3 Danny Granger * [SF] IND 4 Back in action (heel).
4 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 4  
5 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4 Averaging 21.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists over last five games.
6 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4  
7 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
8 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3  
9 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3 Averaging 26.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 10.8 free throws made over last five games.
10 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3 Back in action (knee).
11 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
12 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] DEN 3 Day-to-day (knee). Missed last five games but hopes to return on Monday.
13 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
14 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 4  
15 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3  
16 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 3  
17 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 3  
18 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 3  
19 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 3  
20 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4  
21 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4  
22 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
23 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 4  
24 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
25 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3 Only averaging 10.4 points and 6.0 rebounds in 26.8 minutes over last five games.
26 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 4  
27 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 4  
28 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] MIA 4  
29 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 3  
30 Josh Howard * [SF] DAL 3 Day-to-day (thigh).
31 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
32 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
33 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3  
34 Tayshaun Prince * [SF] DET 4 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Martell Webster [SG,SF] POR 2 Averaging 19.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.4 threes in 40.6 minutes over last five games.

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 4 Averaging 26.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.0 steals in 39.0 minutes over last five games.
2 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
3 David Lee [PF] NYK 4  
4 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 4  
5 David West [PF] NO 4 Averaging 21.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals on 58% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 Troy Murphy * [PF,C] IND 4 Back in action (ankle).
7 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 3  
8 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
9 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3  
10 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3 Double-doubles in eight of last nine games. Averaging 19.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
11 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
12 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
13 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
14 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4  
15 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4  
16 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 3
17 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 3  
18 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3  
19 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3  
20 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3 Should move back to bench with Gasol (hamstring) due back this week.
21 Al Harrington * [SF,PF] NYK 4 Day-to-day (calf).
22 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
23 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
24 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3  
25 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2  
26 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3  
27 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 3 Should be back in starting lineup soon. Averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 28.0 minutes over last two games.
28 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3 Getting solid minutes with Garnett (knee) out. Averaging 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.6 steals in 32.4 minutes over last five games.
29 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 3 Still coming off the bench and looks to be in timeshare with Gibson. Averaging 6.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 22.0 minutes over last five games.
30 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 4  
31 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4  
32 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 2  
33 Antonio McDyess [PF] SAS 4  
34 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
35 Anthony Randolph * [PF] GSW 3 Expected to miss time (ankle) but timetable has not been established.

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 4  
2 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4 Averaging 23.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
3 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
4 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 4  
5 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4  
6 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 4  
7 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4  
8 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 4  
9 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 3  
10 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3  
11 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3  
12 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
13 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
14 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
15 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3  
16 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3  
17 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3 Only averaging 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds over last three games.
18 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 2  
19 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 4  
20 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4  
21 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Rebounds could decrease with Murphy back in the lineup.
22 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 3  
23 Shaquille O'Neal [C] CLE 3  
24 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3 Could see bump in minutes with Randolph (ankle) out.
25 Ronny Turiaf [PF,C] GSW 3 Could see bump in minutes with Randolph (ankle) out.
26 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4  
27 Nick Collison [C] OKC 4  
28 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 3  
29 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 3  
30 Drew Gooden [PF,C] DAL 3  
31 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
32 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3  
33 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3  
34 Chris Anderson * [C] DEN 3 Back in action (ankle).
35 Jon Brockman [PF,C] SAC 3 Started last game at center over Hawes and played 39 minutes. Could be decent source for rebounds (12 boards in first start) if he retains starting gig.

Article first appeared on 1/10/10