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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 17
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 17: February 14th - February 20th
NOTE - this is a short, 4-day week due to the All-Star Break

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


Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 2
2 Chris Paul [PG] NO 2
3 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 2
4 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 2 Averaging 20.6 points, 10.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
5 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 2
6 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 2
7 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 2
8 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 2
9 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 2
10 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 2
11 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 2
12 Darren Collison [PG] IND 2
13 Andre Miller [PG] POR 2
14 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 2
15 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 2
16 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 2 Only averaging 2.4 assists over last five games since Andre Iguodala has assumed "point forward" role.
17 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 1
18 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 1
19 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 2
20 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 2
21 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 1
22 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 1
23 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 2 Losing minutes to Shaun Livingston. Averaging 10.4 points and 3.2 assists in 27 minutes over last five games.
24 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 2
25 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 2 Averaging 14.6 points and 4.6 assists over last three games.
26 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 2
27 Luke Ridnour * [PG] MIN 2 Back in action (personal).
28 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 2 Value goes down now with Luke Ridnour back in action.
29 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 1 Back in action (hip).
30 Shaun Livingston [PG] CHA 2 Averaging 13.2 points and 2.6 assists in 21 minutes over last five games.
31 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 1
32 John Wall [PG] WAS 1 Only averaging 11.8 points and 6.2 assists on 43% shooting from the field over last five games.
33 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 1
34 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 2
35 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 2


Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 2
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 2
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 2
4 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 2
5 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 2
6 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 2
7 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 2 Continued to be solid short-term play with Eric Gordon out. Averaging 23.5 points, 2.5 steals and 4.0 threes over last two games.
8 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 2
9 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 2
10 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 2 Averaging 16.6 points, 2.6 threes and 1.6 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
11 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 2
12 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 2 Only averaging 11.4 points in 24 minutes over last five games.
13 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 2
14 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 2
15 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 2
16 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 2 Averaging 16.6 points and 2.6 threes over last three games.
17 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 2
18 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 2
19 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 2 Could see bump in minutes and production with Raja Bell (calf) and Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) out.
20 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 2
21 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 2
22 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 2
23 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 2 Value goes down with Rodney Stuckey back in the starting lineup.
24 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 2
25 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 1
26 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 1
27 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 1
28 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 1 Only averaging 11.2 points on 38% shooting from the field (6-for-23 from 3-point range) over last five games.
29 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 1
30 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 2
31 Jose Juan Barea [PG,SG] DAL 2
32 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 2
33 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 2
34 Brandon Roy * [SG] POR 2 Could return this week (knee).
35 Sam Young [SG,SF] MEM 1 Averaging 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 37 minutes over last five games.


Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 2 Averaging 35.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.2 threes on 58% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 LeBron James [SF] MIA 2
3 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 2 Averaging 7.4 assists over last five games.
4 Danny Granger [SF] IND 2
5 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 2
6 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 2 Averaging 18.0 points, 11.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
7 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 2
8 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 1
9 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 2
10 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 2
11 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 2
12 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 1
13 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 1
14 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 2
15 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 2
16 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 2 Could see bump in minutes if Corey Maggette (back) misses time this week.
17 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 2
18 Trevor Ariza * [SF] NO 2 Back in action (ankle).
19 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 2
20 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 2
21 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 2
22 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] LAC 2
23 Corey Maggette * [SF] MIL 2 Day-to-day (back).
24 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 2
25 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 2 Could see bump in minutes if Michael Beasley (ankle) misses time this week.
26 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 2
27 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 2
28 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 2
29 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 1
30 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 1
31 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 1
32 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 2
33 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] DAL 2
34 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
35 Michael Beasley * [SF,PF] MIN 2 Day-to-day (ankle).


Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2 Averaging 26.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 2
3 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 2
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 2
5 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 2
6 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 2 Averaging 15.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
7 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 2
8 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 2
9 David West [PF] NO 2
10 David Lee [PF] GSW 2
11 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 2
12 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 2
13 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 2
14 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 2
15 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 2
16 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 2
17 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 1 Averaging 22.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
18 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 1
19 Zach Randolph * [PF] MEM 1 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Kris Humpries [PF] NJ 2 Averaging 9.8 points and 11.4 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
21 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 2
22 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 2
23 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 2
24 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 2
25 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 1
26 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 1
27 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 2
28 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 2
29 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 2
30 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 2
31 Derrick Favors [PF] NJ 2
32 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 2
33 Amir Johnson* [PF,C] TOR 1 Day-to-day (ankle).
34 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 1
35 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 2
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 2
2 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 2
3 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 2
4 Nene [PF,C] DEN 2
5 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 2 Averaging 12.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
6 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2 Averaging 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
7 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 2
8 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 2
9 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 1
10 Amare Stoudemire * [C] NYK 1 Day-to-day (toe). Expects to play on Wednesday.
11 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 1
12 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 2 Averaging 15.4 points, 12.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
13 DeMarcus Cousins * [C] SAC 2 Coud be suspended for fight with teammate after Saturday's game.
14 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 2
15 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 2
16 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 1
17 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 1
18 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 1
19 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 2 Only averaging 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
20 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 2
21 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 2
22 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 2
23 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 2
24 Ben Wallace [C] DET 2
25 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 2
26 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 2
27 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 1
28 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 1
29 Dante Cunningham [PF,C] POR 2
30 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 2
31 Timofey Mozgov [C] NYK 1 Averaging 8.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25 minutes over last five games.
32 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 2 Could see bump in minutes if Darko Milicic (hip) misses time this week.
33 Jeff Foster [C] IND 2
34 Darko Milicic * [PF,C] MIN 2 Day-to-day (hip).
35 Marcus Camby * [C] POR 2 Could make return this week (knee).