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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 11

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 11 Article first appeared on 1/3/10

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, CHI, LAL, MEM, MIA, NJ, NO, ORL, POR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: BOS, CHA, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MIL, MIN, OKC, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, TOR
Two Games: NYK
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4  
2 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 4  
3 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4  
4 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4  
5 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4  
6 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3  
7 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4 Should see bump in minutes and production with Blake (pneumonia) out this week.
8 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 3 Day-to-day (hamstring). Expects to play on Wednesday.
9 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
10 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
11 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3  
12 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
13 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
14 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 3  
15 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4  
16 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4  
17 Jameer Nelson * [PG,SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (knee). Only averaging 10.6 points and 5.2 assists in 29.2 minutes over last five games.
18 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4  
19 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
20 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3  
21 Allen Iverson [PG,SG] PHI 3  
22 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 3  
23 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
24 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 4  
25 Jerryd Bayless [PG] POR 4 Should see increased minutes this week with Blake (pneumonia) out.
26 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 3  
27 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 3 Could see bump in minutes and production if he remains in starting lineup. Started last game at point guard pushing Tyreke Evans to shooting guard.
28 Earl Watson [PG] IND 3 New undisputed starter at point guard? Averaging 10.0 points, 7.5 assists and 7.0 rebounds in 38.0 minutes over last two games.
29 Chauncey Billups * [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (groin).
30 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Decent spot play if Billups (groin) misses time this week. Averaging 17.0 points, 6.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 35.3 minutes over last three games.
31 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3 Still starting but losing minutes to C.J. Watson. Only averaging 10.8 points and 3.0 assists in 27.4 minutes over last five games.
32 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 3  
33 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 3 Production could take a hit with Calderon (hip) expected back this week.
34 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] NYK 2 Month-long exile looks to be over.
35 Jose Calderon * [PG] TOR 3 Could return this week (hip).

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4  
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4  
3 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4 Scored at least 23 points in 15 consecutive games. Averaging 31.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals over last five games.
4 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4  
5 Vince Carter * [SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
6 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4  
7 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3  
8 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
9 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 4  
10 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3  
11 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3  
12 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
13 Michael Redd [SG,SF] MIL 3  
14 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3  
15 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3  
16 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
17 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
18 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 3  
19 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 4  
20 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 4  
21 Martell Webster [SG] POR 4  
22 Devin Brown [SG] NO 4  
23 Randy Foye [PG,SG] WAS 4  
24 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4 Move to bench hurting production. Only averaging 6.5 points in 14.5 minutes over last two games.
25 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
26 Luther Head [PG,SG] IND 3 Started last two games at shooting guard with averages of 25.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes in 37.5 minutes.
27 J.J. Barea [PG,SG] DAL 3  
28 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 3 Averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 threes in 29.5 minutes over last two games.
29 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 3 Started last game over Thornton. Averaging 12.8 points, 2.4 threes and 1.2 blocks in 30.4 minutes over last five games.
30 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 3  
31 James Harden [SG] OKC 3  
32 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 3 Only averaging 6.6 points on 25.5% shooting from the field over last five games.
33 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 4  
34 Roger Mason [SG] SAS 3 Getting increased minutes with Hill struggling and Finley hurt. Averaging 14.3 points and 3.0 threes in 26.0 minutes over last three games.
35 Wayne Ellington [SG] MIN 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 24.0 minutes over last three games.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
2 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
3 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
4 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 4  
5 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4  
6 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4  
7 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3  
8 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
9 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
10 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] DEN 3 Day-to-day (knee).
11 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 4  
12 Chris Douglas-Roberts * [SG,SF] NJ 4  
13 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3  
14 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 3  
15 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 4 Starting last two games at small forward over Pietrus. Averaging 20.0 points, 7,5 rebounds and 2.5 threes in 33.0 minutes over last two.
16 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 4  
17 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 3 Averaging 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.2 threes in 37.2 minutes over last five games.
18 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
19 Josh Howard [SF] DAL 3  
20 Hedo Turkoglu * [SF,PF] TOR 3 Day-to-day (knee)
21 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
22 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4  
23 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] MIA 4  
24 Ron Artest * [SF] LAL 4 Day-to-day (concussion)
25 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3 Only averaging 9.6 points and 3.8 rebounds on 36% shooting in 25.6 minutes over last five games.
26 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3  
27 Paul Pierce * [SG,SF] BOS 3 Hopes to practice on Monday and could return this week (knee).
28 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 3  
29 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 3  
30 Dahntay Jones [SG,SF] IND 3  
31 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3  
32 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3  
33 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 2  
34 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 2  
35 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 3 Came off bench in last game but unclear if move is permanent. Only averaging 7.6 points in 29.2 minutes over last five games.

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
2 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4  
3 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 4  
4 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 4  
5 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4  
6 David West [PF] NO 4  
7 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 3  
8 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
9 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4 Strong play if Artest (concussion) misses more games this week. Averaging 11.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in 35.6 minutes over last five games.
10 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
12 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 threes, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
13 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3 Averaging 13.2 points. 11.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
14 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 3  
15 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3  
16 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3  
17 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 3  
18 Anthony Randolph [PF] GSW 3  
19 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 4  
20 David Lee [PF] NYK 2 Averaging 22.4 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steals over last five games.
21 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3 Only averaging 10.0 points on 38.8% shooting from the field over last five games.
22 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
23 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
24 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3 Decent play this week with Garnett (knee) out.
25 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 2  
26 Charlie Villanueva * [PF] DET 3 Day-to-day (foot).
27 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4 Could see a bump in production if he remains in starting lineup. Started Saturday's game at power forward.
28 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
29 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3  
30 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3  
31 LaMarcus Aldridge * [PF,C] POR 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Doubtful for Tuesday's game.
32 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 3  
33 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 3  
34 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 3  
35 Troy Murphy * [PF,C] IND 3 Day-to-day (ankle).

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
2 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
3 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4  
4 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
5 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
6 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 4  
7 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
8 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
9 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 3 Scored 26 or more points in four of last five games.
10 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 3  
11 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
12 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 3  
13 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 3  
14 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3  
15 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3 Averaging 19.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
16 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4 Averaging 9.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
17 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3  
18 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 4  
19 Juwan Howard [PF,C] POR 4  
20 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3  
21 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
22 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3  
23 Shaquille O'Neal [C] CLE 3  
24 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 3  
25 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 3  
26 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3  
27 Nick Collison [C] OKC 3 Averaging 9.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 29.4 minutes over last five games.
28 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3  
29 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 3  
30 Marreese Speights [C] PHI 3  
31 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 3  
32 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3 Playing on a minutes restriction. Averaging 2.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and zero blocks in 20 minutes over last three games.
33 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3  
34 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3  
35 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3  

Article first appeared on 1/3/10