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NBA Value Meter: The Black Mamba Strikes Again

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 16
by Eric Johnson, RotoWire Writer

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.

Week 16: February 7th - February 13th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: CHA, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIL, MIN, NO, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAS, SAC, TOR
Three Games: BOS, CHI, HOU, MIA, NJ, NYK, OKC, POR, UTA, WAS
Two Games: ATL
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4
2 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 22.6 points, 6.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
3 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
4 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4 Averaging 10.4 points, 8.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 threes, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
5 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4
6 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 10.6 points. 10.4 assists and 1.8 steals over last five games.
7 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4
8 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
9 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3 Averaging 23.6 points, 10.4 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
10 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3
11 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3
12 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
13 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4
14 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
15 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
16 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
17 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4
18 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4
19 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 3 Averaging 10.6 points and 12.6 assists over last five games.
20 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3
21 John Wall [PG] WAS 3
22 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3
23 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4
24 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4
25 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Only averaging 5.2 points on 26% shooting from the field in last five games.
26 Luke Ridnour * [PG] MIN 4 Day-to-day (personal).
27 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 3
28 Jose Juan Barea [PG] DAL 4 Started last two games in backcourt next to Jason Kidd. Averaging 16.0 points and 2.0 threes over last three games.
29 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 4
30 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 3
31 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4 Should continue to start if Luke Ridnour (personal) misses time this week.
32 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3
33 Aaron Brooks * [PG,SG] HOU 3 Suspended for Monday's game after leaving court early in last game.
34 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
35 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 4 Day-to-day (knee).

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4 Averaging 31.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists over last five games.
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4
3 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4
4 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3
5 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4
6 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 4
7 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4 Getting extra minutes with Rodney Stuckey (shoulder) out. Averaging 19.8 points and 2.8 threes in 37 minutes over last five games.
8 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
9 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
10 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 4
11 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4
12 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 3 Averaging 24.0 points and 2.6 threes while shooting 96% from the line (43-for-45) over last five games.
13 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 3
14 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
15 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
16 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 2 Averaging 27.2 points, 6.6 assists and 5.8 rebounds over last five games.
17 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4
18 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4
19 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
20 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
21 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4
22 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 3 Back in starting lineup. Averaging 14.6 points and 2.4 threes over last five games.
23 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4
24 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4
25 Paul George [SG] IND 4
26 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 3
27 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3
28 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3
29 Sonny Weems [SG] TOR 4 Should be locked in as starting small forward with Linus Kleiza (knee) out for the year.
30 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4
31 Sam Young [SG,SF] MEM 4 Averaging 12.8 points and 1.8 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
32 James Harden [SG] OKC 3
33 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 3 Averaging 18.0 points and 2.0 threes over last two games.
34 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4
35 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 2

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4
2 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 8.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
3 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
4 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3 Averaging 32.2 points, 10.0 rebounds 2.4 threes and 1.4 steals on 51% shooting from the field over last five games.
5 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
6 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
7 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 4
8 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
9 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 4
10 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4 Only averaging 12.4 points on 41% shooting from the field over last five games.
11 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4
12 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4
13 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 4
14 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
15 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
16 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3
17 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
18 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3 Averaging 17.3 ponts and 3.6 threes over last three games.
19 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4 Averaging 15.2 points and 2.4 threes over last five games.
20 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
21 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
22 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 3
23 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3
24 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
25 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] LAC 4
26 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 4
27 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4
28 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3
29 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 4
30 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
31 Christian Eyenga [SG,SF] CLE 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 1.8 steals, 1.0 threes and 1.8 blocks in 31 minutes over last five games.
32 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 4
33 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 3
34 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 3
35 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 3 Day-to-day (ankle).

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
2 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4
3 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4 Is Gasol starting to channel his inner "Black Swan"? Averaging 26.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks over last three games.
4 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4 Averaging 25.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on 62% shooting from the field over last five games.
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4
6 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
7 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4
8 David West [PF] NO 4
9 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
10 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
11 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4
12 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4
13 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 18.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
14 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
15 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3
16 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3
17 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3
18 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
19 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3
20 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3
21 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4 Minutes and production could decrease with Andrew Bogut back.
22 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3
23 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 2
24 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 12.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 34 minutes over last five games.
25 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 4
26 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4
27 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
28 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4
29 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4
30 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 4
31 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 3
32 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 3
33 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 3
34 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Expected to return and start on Monday.
35 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 4
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4
2 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4
3 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4
4 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
5 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4
6 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 4
7 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
8 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 3
9 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4 Field goal percentage is an issue (39%) but averaging 13.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
10 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
11 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 4
12 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4
13 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
14 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
15 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 3
16 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3
17 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4 Averaging 8.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
18 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
19 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4
20 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 4
21 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3
22 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
23 Al Horford * [PF,C] ATL 2 Day-to-day (back). Expected to play this week.
24 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3 Should see bump in minutes with both Shaq and Jermaine O'Neal out.
25 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
26 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 3 Only averaging 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 20 minutes over last four games.
27 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4
28 Jeff Foster [C] IND 4
29 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
30 Jason Smith [C] NO 4 Looks to be starter while Emeka Okafor is out.
31 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4
32 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 3
33 Timofey Mozgov [C] NYK 3
34 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3
35 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 3

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