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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 8

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 8 Article first appeared on 12/13/09

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, DAL, DEN, DET, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHI, GSW, MIA, MIL, PHO, SAS
Two Games: NONE
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4  
2 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4  
3 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 4  
4 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4  
5 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Averaging 25.0 points, 5.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 7.8 free throws made over last five games.
6 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 4  
7 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
8 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 5.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.8 threes made over last five games.
9 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
10 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
11 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4  
12 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 4  
13 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3 Scored 20 or more points in four of last five games. Averaging 23.8 points, 9.8 assists and 2.0 threes during this stretch.
14 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
15 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3  
16 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
17 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4 Averaging 15.5 points, 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 35.3 minutes over last five games.
18 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4 Solid play this week if Calderon (hip) misses time. Averaging 14.0 points, 5.7 assists and 1.6 steals in three starts this year.
19 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 4 Slowly breaking out of shooting slump. Averaging 13.6 points, 7.0 assists and 2.8 threes on 46% shooting over last five games.
20 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4 Seeing increased minutes with Fernandez (back) out. Averaging 16.2 points, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
21 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Good source for points (17.1), assists (6.2) and FG% (50.5%) but doesn’t help in steals (0.7), rebounds (2.7) or 3's (made two this year).
22 Allen Iverson * [PG,SG] PHI 4 Day-to-day (knee/shin).
23 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4  
24 Jason Williams [PG] ORL 4  
25 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 4  
26 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 4  
27 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4  
28 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3  
29 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 3  
30 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
31 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3  
32 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  
33 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4 Averaging 6.8 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
34 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 3  
35 Jose Calderon * [PG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (hip). Exptected to miss at least first two games this week.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4  
2 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 5.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the season.
3 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4 Production could slip if he continues to play with broken finger. Missed 17 shots (7-for-24 from the field) on Saturday.
4 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4  
5 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
6 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3  
7 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
8 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4  
9 Vince Carter * [SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
10 Richard Hamilton * [SG] DET 4 Back in action (ankle).
11 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4  
12 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 4  
13 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals over last five games.
14 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4  
15 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
16 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4  
17 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] NYK 4  
18 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3  
19 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
20 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 3  
21 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3  
22 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4  
23 Martell Webster [SG] POR 4  
24 Michael Redd * [SG,SF] MIL 3 Back in action (knee).
25 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
26 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 3 Averaging 6.0 points on 24% shooting from the field over last three games.
27 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4  
28 James Harden [SG] OKC 4  
29 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] UTA 4  
30 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4  
31 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
32 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] MIN 4  
33 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 4  
34 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
35 Donte Greene [SG,SF] SAC 4  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] CLE 4  
2 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 24.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.4 threes on 47% shooting from the field over last five games.
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4  
4 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4 Leading league in rebounding (12.2 rpg.)
5 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
6 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
7 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
8 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 4  
9 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 4  
10 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
11 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4  
12 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] NJ 4  
13 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
14 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
15 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4  
16 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
17 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 4  
18 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4  
19 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4  
20 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 4  
21 Josh Howard * [SF] DAL 4 Back in action (ankle). Won't play in back-to-back games for a while but Mavs don't have any back-to-backs this week.
22 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3  
23 Dahntay Jones [SG,SF] IND 4  
24 Andres Nocioni [SF,PF] SAC 4  
25 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3  
26 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 3  
27 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 3  
28 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3  
29 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3  
30 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
31 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4  
32 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4  
33 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 3 Averaging 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 threes in 29 minutes over last three games.
34 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 12.2 points and 5.8 boards in 34 minutes over last five games but minutes might decrease with Redd (knee) back.
35 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 4  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
2 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4 Averaging 16.5 points, 20.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists over last two games.
3 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 4  
4 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 4  
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4 Double-doubles in last four games. Averaging 22.0 points, 13.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
6 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 4  
7 David Lee [PF] NYK 4  
8 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4  
9 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
10 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 4  
11 David West [PF] NO 4  
12 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 4  
13 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
14 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4  
15 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4  
16 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
17 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4  
18 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in only 29 minutes over last five games.
19 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
20 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
21 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
22 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 4  
23 Kenyon Martin * [PF] DEN 4 Day-to-day (finger)
24 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4  
25 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4  
26 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4  
27 Josh Boone [PF,C] NJ 4 Averaging 8.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
28 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
29 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3  
30 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
31 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3  
32 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4 Averaging 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in 24.0 minutes over last three games.
33 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4  
34 J.J. Hickson [PF] CLE 4  
35 Vladimir Radmonovic [SF,PF] GSW 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
2 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4 Points (18.2), rebounds (12.2), blocks (2.0) and shot attempts (9.2) all down from last year.
3 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 4  
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 4  
5 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
6 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
7 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4  
8 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4  
9 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 4  
10 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
11 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4 Only averaging 10.0 points and 6.6 rebounds over last five games.
12 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4  
13 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
14 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3  
15 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
16 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3  
17 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3 Averaging 12.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
18 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 4 Feast oe famine depending on the matchup. Averaging 8.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
19 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4  
20 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 4  
21 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4  
22 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 4  
23 Shaquille O'Neal * [C] CLE 4 Day-to-day (eye).
24 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF,C] MIA 3 Expected back this week (personal).
25 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 4  
26 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
27 Nenad Krstic* [C] OKC 4 Back in action (ankle).
28 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 4  
29 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 4  
30 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3 Only averaging 7.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last five games.
31 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 4 Could see bump in minutes if Shaq (eye) misses time this week.
32 Brad Miller [C] CHI 3 Started at power forward last three games. Averaging 9.0 points and 7.3 rebounds during this stretch.
33 Nick Collison [C] OKC 4  
34 Jeff Foster [C] IND 4  
35 Drew Gooden [PF,C] DAL 4  

Article first appeared on 12/13/09