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NBA Value Meter: Talent Transfer

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 18

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 18 - February 21st - February 27th


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

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
2 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
3 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 4.8 assists, 2.0 threes and 3.2 steals over last five games.
4 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4 Averaging 18.8 points, 6.2 assists, 2.8 threes and 1.6 steals in 36 minutes over last five games.
5 Baron Davis * [PG] LAC 4 Day-to-day (knee). Averaging 18.0 points, 8.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
6 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3
7 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3 Wrist injury could still be an issue - only shooting 40% from the field over last five games.
8 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3 Only averaging 11.6 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
9 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
10 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3
11 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3 Slowing down a bit but continues to be a multi-category contributor. Averaging 12.2 points, 6.4 assist, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
12 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3
13 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3
14 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3 Only averaging 13.2 points in 28 minutes over last five games.
15 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Only averaging 6.6 points on 27% shooting from the field over last five games.
16 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
17 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
18 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
19 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3
20 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3
21 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3
22 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4 Should get starter's minutes as long as Jonny Flynn (fatigue) is out.
23 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
24 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (foot).
25 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4 Could see bump in value if Tyreke Evans (foot) misses any time.
26 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4
27 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] WAS 4
28 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4
29 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3
30 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3
31 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 2
32 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4
33 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3
34 Shaun Livingston [PG] CHA 3
35 Rodrique Beaubois* [PG,SG] DAL 3 Back in action (foot). Could continue to start at SG but Mav's backcourt is crowded.

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
3 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4
4 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
5 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3
6 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4
7 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
8 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 4 Could return this week (wrist).
9 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 4.8 assists, 1.0 threes and 1.0 steals in 39 minutes over last five games.
10 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3 Only averaging 13.9 points on 39% shooting from the field over last ten games.
11 Tony Allen * [SG] MEM 4 Could move into starting lineup with Rudy Gay (shoulder) out. Averaging 14.0 points and 2.6 steals over last five games.
12 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4
13 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 4
14 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
15 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3
16 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3 Minutes could decrease a bit with Roddy Beaubois back.
17 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3 Minutes could decrease a bit with Brandon Roy (knee) expected back this week.
18 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3
19 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
20 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3 Averaging 19.3 points and 3.0 threes in 39 mimutes over last three games but minutes and production could drop if Raja Bell (calf) returns this week.
21 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 3
22 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4 Only averaging 5.6 points on 26% shooting from the field over last five games.
23 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4
24 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4
25 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4 Value goes way down if Eric Gordon (wrist) returns this week.
26 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
27 Mike Miller * [SG,SF] MIA 4 Day-to-day (head).
28 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3
29 Brandon Roy * [SG] POR 3 Could return this week (knee).
30 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 3
31 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3
32 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4
33 Jermaine Taylor [SG] SAC 4 Could be decent short-term play if he continues to start while Tyreke Evans (foot) is out.
34 Paul George [SG] IND 4
35 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 3 Minutes could decrease a bit with Brandon Roy (knee) expected back this week.

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4 Averaging 25.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 2.0 steals over last five games.
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3
5 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3
6 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3
7 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3
8 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3
9 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
10 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
11 Michael Beasley * [SF,PF] MIN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
12 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
13 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3
14 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3
15 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3
16 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3
17 Sam Young [SG,SF] MEM 4 Averaging 14.6 points and 1.2 steals in 38 minutes over last five games.
18 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] LAC 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
19 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3
20 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4
21 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3
22 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3
23 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 3
24 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3
25 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
26 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
27 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
28 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] DAL 3 Averaging 14.6 points and 2.6 threes over last three games.
29 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4
30 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 4 Expected back this week (knee).
31 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4
32 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 4
33 Josh Howard [SF] WAS 4
34 Carl Landry [SF,PF] SAC 4
35 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 4

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4
2 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
3 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4 Averaging 22.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4 Lack of blocks (0.5 bpg.), steals (0.7 spg.) and poor FT% (62%) hurts value a bit.
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4
6 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
7 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
8 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
9 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3
10 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3
11 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3 Averaging 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.4 threes over last five games.
12 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3 Averaging 23.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.4 threes over last five games.
13 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3 Rebounds could decrease with Joakim Noah (thumb) expected back this week.
14 David West [PF] NO 3
15 David Lee [PF] GSW 3
16 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
17 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
18 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3
19 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4 Shooting 43% from the field for the season.
20 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4
21 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
22 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4 As expected, return of Andrew Bynum has hurt value. Averaging 10.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
23 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
24 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4
25 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 4
26 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
27 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4
28 Darrell Arthur [PF] MEM 4
29 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3
30 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 3
31 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 3
32 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 3 Back in action (ankle) and back in starting lineup.
33 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3
34 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 3
35 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 29.2 points,4.6 rebounds and 1.8 threes over last five games.
2 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3
3 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 3
4 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4 Averaging 19.3 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last ten games.
5 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
6 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
7 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
8 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4
9 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 20.0 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
10 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 3
11 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3
12 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3
13 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4
14 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 4
15 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
16 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 3
17 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
18 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3
19 Joakim Noah * [C] CHI 3 Expected back this week (thumb).
20 Emeka Okafor * [PF,C] NO 3 Expected back this week (oblique).
21 Marcus Camby * [C] POR 3 Could make return this week (knee).
22 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4 Averaging 8.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
23 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 2
24 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4
25 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3
26 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3
27 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 3
28 Timofey Mozgov [C] NYK 3
29 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3
30 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4 Minutes and production could decrease with Chris Kaman (knee) back.
31 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4
32 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] MIA 4
33 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4 Back in action (knee) but will most likely split minutes with DeAndre Jordan.
34 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 3
35 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] CHI 3