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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 10

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 10 Article first appeared on 12/27/09

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, CLE, IND, LAL, MIN, NYK, OKC, PHI, SAC, SAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHI, DAL, DEN, GSW, HOU, MEM, MIA, MIL, NJ, NO, ORL, PHO, POR, TOR, UTA, WAS
Two Games: DET, LAC
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 7.6 assists and 5.8 rebounds over last five games.
2 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 4 Averaging 20.8 points, 4.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
3 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3 Averaging 21.4 points, 10.8 assists and 1.8 threes over last five games.
4 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3  
5 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3  
6 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 3  
7 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
8 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
9 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 3  
10 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
11 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3  
12 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4  
13 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 4  
14 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 4  
15 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4  
16 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
17 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 3  
18 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
19 Allen Iverson * [PG,SG] PHI 4 Expected to return this week (knee/shoulder).
20 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3 Fifth in the league in steals at 1.93 a game.
21 Chauncey Billups * [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (groin).
22 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3  
23 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3  
24 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3  
25 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 4  
26 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4  
27 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3  
28 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 3  
29 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 2  
30 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4  
31 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 3 Started last game over Salmons and posted 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds in 36 minutes.
32 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  
33 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 3  
34 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 3  
35 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4  
2 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4  
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3  
5 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 3  
6 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
7 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 3  
8 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3  
9 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
10 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
11 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
12 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4  
13 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4 Only averaging 7.8 points on 31.2% shooting from the field over last five games.
14 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
15 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
16 Michael Redd [SG,SF] MIL 3  
17 J.J. Barea [PG,SG] DAL 3  
18 Richard Hamilton * [SG] DET 3 Back in action (hamstring).
19 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 3 Back in action (ankle).
20 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 3 Came off the bench for first team this season in last game in favor of Kirk Hinrich.
21 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
22 James Harden [SG] OKC 4  
23 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4  
24 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4  
25 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 4  
26 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 3  
27 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 3  
28 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 2  
29 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 3  
30 Devin Brown [SG] NO 3 Scored in double figures in last five games. Averaging 13.2 points, 1.8 steals and 2.8 threes in 29.6 minutes over last five games.
31 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] MIN 4  
32 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] NYK 4  
33 Damien Wilkins [SG] MIN 4 Minutes and production could take a hit with Gomes (ankle) back.
34 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 3  
35 Martell Webster [SG] POR 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] CLE 4  
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
3 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
4 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4  
5 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
6 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
7 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
8 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3 Scored 20 or more points in seven straight games. Averaging 24.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 7.2 free throws made over last five games.
9 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 3  
10 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
11 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
12 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4  
13 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3  
14 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 3 Shooting 35% from the field (24-for-68) and 59% from the line (16-for-27) in last five games.
15 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 3  
16 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 3  
17 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 3  
18 Ron Artest * [SF] LAL 4 Day-to-day (concussion)
18 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
19 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4  
20 Dahntay Jones [SG,SF] IND 4  
21 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
22 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 3  
23 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 3  
24 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3  
25 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 3  
26 Josh Howard [SF] DAL 3  
27 Andres Nocioni [SF,PF] SAC 4  
28 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 3  
29 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
30 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] MIA 3  
31 Jamario Moon [SF] CLE 4  
32 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3  
33 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3  
34 Tayshaun Prince * [SF] DET 3 Back in action (back).
35 Chris Douglas-Roberts * [SG,SF] NJ 3 Day-to-day (ankle)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4  
2 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 14.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists over last five games.
3 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
4 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4  
5 David Lee [PF] NYK 4  
6 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3 Averaging 25.6 points, 16.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
7 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
8 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 3  
9 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
10 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 3  
11 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 3  
12 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 4  
13 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4  
14 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 4  
15 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4  
16 David West [PF] NO 3
17 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
18 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
19 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3  
20 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4 Could see bump in minutes if Artest (concussion) misses time this week.
21 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 3  
22 Ryan Gomes * [SF,PF] MIN 4 Back in action (ankle).
23 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4  
24 Antonio McDyess [PF] SAS 4  
25 Anthony Randolph [PF] GSW 3 Started last two games at center. Averaging 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
26 Tyrus Thomas * [SF,PF] CHI 3 Back in action (arm).
27 Yi Jianlian * [PF] NJ 3 Back in action (knee).
28 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3  
29 Charlie Villanueva * [PF] DET 3 Day-to-day (foot).
30 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4  
31 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4  
32 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3  
33 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3  
34 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3  
35 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 4  
2 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3 Pulled down 20 rebounds in three of last four games. Averaging 13.6 points, 16.6 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
3 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
4 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
5 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3  
6 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
7 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
8 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3  
9 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3  
10 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 3  
11 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
12 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3  
13 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 3  
14 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3  
15 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3  
16 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4 Only averaging 7.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 26.2 minutes over last five games.
17 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
18 Marreese Speights [C] PHI 4  
19 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 4 Decent short-term play with Chandler out. Averaging 14.0 points and 8.5 rebounds over last two games.
20 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 4  
21 Shaquille O'Neal [C] CLE 4  
22 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4  
23 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3  
24 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 3  
25 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 3  
26 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4  
27 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 2  
28 Juwan Howard [PF,C] POR 3 Blazers new starting center with Oden and Przybilla out. Averaging 8.6 points and 10.0 rebounds over last three games.
29 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 3  
30 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 4  
31 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
32 Marcus Camby * [C] LAC 2 Day-to-day (knee).
33 Nick Collison [C] OKC 4  
34 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3  
35 Andris Biedrins * [C] GSW 3 Expected to play on Monday (back).

Article first appeared on 12/27/09

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