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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 6

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

THE VALUE METER


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 6

Article first appeared on 11/29/09

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.

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Five Games: NONE
Four Games: CHI, DAL, GSW, IND, MIA, MIL, NYK, PHO, TOR, WAS
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CLE, DEN, DET, HOU, LAL, MEM, MIN, NJ, PHI, SAC, UTA
Two Games: LAC, NO, OKC, ORL, POR, SAS
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4  
2 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Struggling a bit as opposing teams are game planning to stop him. Averaging 16.4 points, 4.8 assists and 1.6 threes on 32% shooting over last five games.
3 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 4 Only averaging 7.5 points and zero threes made on 38.8% shooting from the field over last two games.
4 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4  
5 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
6 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4  
7 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3  
8 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3  
9 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
10 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 3  
11 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
12 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 6.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes in 37.2 minutes over last five games.
13 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 14.6 points and 6.8 assists in 32.8 minutes over last five games. Should continue to see solid minutes with Redd (knee) out again.
14 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
15 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] NYK 4  
16 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4  
17 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 3  
18 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  
19 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
20 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3  
21 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 3  
22 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 4  
23 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
24 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 2  
25 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 2  
26 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 2  
27 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 3  
28 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 3 Could see bump in minutes and production as long as Gordon (ankle) misses time.
29 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 3  
30 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3 Decent play for assists and steals with Williams (broken jaw) out.
31 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4  
32 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
33 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 4  
34 Darren Collison [PG] NO 2 Averaging 15.6 points and 7.2 assists over last five games.
35 Kirk Hinrich * [PG,SG] CHI 4 Day-to-day (thumb)

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 29.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 steals on 49% shooting from the field over his last five games.
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4  
3 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3  
4 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4  
5 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
6 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4  
7 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 4  
8 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3  
9 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
10 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 4  
11 Ray Allen * [SG] BOS 3 Day-to-day (personal).
12 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
13 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 2  
14 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 2  
15 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4 Scored 20 or more points in two of last three games. Should continue to be decent source for points and 3's with Miller (calf) out.
16 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] NYK 4  
17 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 4 Could be on a minutes restriction until he gets back in game shape. Scored 13 points in 15 minutes in season debut on Friday.
18 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4 Minutes could decrease with Dunleavy back.
19 Charlie Bell [SG,SF] MIL 4 Back in starting lineup with Redd (knee) out again.
20 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 3  
21 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 3  
22 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] PHO 4  
23 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3  
24 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 3 Double-double (ten points, ten assists) in 28 minutes on Saturday.
25 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] MIN 3  
26 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 2 Should be back in starting lineup soon. Averaging 10.0 points in 27 minutes in two games since returning from injury (groin).
27 Ronald Murray [PG,SG] CHA 3  
28 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] TOR 4  
29 Randy Foye [PG,SG] WAS 4  
30 Jason Kapono [SG,SF] PHI 3 Could see increase in minutes with Louis Williams out.
31 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 2  
32 Manu Ginobili * [SG] SAS 2 Day-to-day (hamstring). Could make return on Sunday.
33 James Harden [SG] OKC 2  
34 Martell Webster [SG] POR 2  
35 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 3 Day-to-day (ankle).

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
3 Danny Granger * [SF] IND 4 Said "sitting out is not in my vocabulary" after Friday's game. Will continue to play with sprained left MCL.
4 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 4  
5 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4  
6 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
7 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 4 Averaging 17.6 points and 9.8 rebounds over last five games.
8 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3 Averaging 21.8 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 threes over last five games.
9 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
10 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
11 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
12 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
13 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 3  
14 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 2  
15 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
16 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4  
17 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 29.8 minutes over last five games.
18 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 4  
19 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4 Still getting solid minutes (31.4) but only averaging 11.0 points on 35% shooting from the field over last five games.
20 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3 Will have to do more offensively with Williams out. Averaging 20.7 points and 1.7 threes over last four games.
21 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] NJ 3  
22 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
23 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4 Minutes starting to decrease and so is production. Averaging 10.0 point (2.0 threes) on 38.7% shooting from the field in 26.2 minutes over last five games.
24 Dahntay Jones [SG,SF] IND 4 Minutes could decrease with Dunleavy back.
25 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 2 Only averaging 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
26 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
27 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4  
28 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 4  
29 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 3 Scored in double figures in four straight games. Averaging 15.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 28.2 minutes over last four.
30 Quentin Richardson * [SG,SF] MIA 4 Day-to-day (back). Hopes to play on Sunday.
31 Andres Nocioni [SF,PF] SAC 3  
32 Tim Thomas [SF] DAL 4  
33 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 2 Scoring could take a hit once Gordon gets back in starting lineup. Averaging 14.2 points and 4.0 rebounds on 51.1% shooting this month.
34 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 2  
35 Jamario Moon [SF] CLE 3 Averaging 10.6 points, 6.0 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last three games.

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
2 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 4  
3 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 4  
4 David Lee [PF] NYK 4  
5 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 4  
6 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4 Points (10.5), rebounds (8.6) and threes (1.3) all down from last year.
7 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
8 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 3 Averaging 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steals on 63.5% shooting over last five games.
9 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3  
10 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
11 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3  
12 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3  
13 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 3  
14 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 2  
15 Elton Brand * [PF] PHI 3 Day-to-day (hamstring)
16 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
17 Vladimir Radmonovic [SF,PF] GSW 4  
18 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 4  
19 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 3 Instant offense off the Rockets bench. Averaging 16.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 26.0 minutes over last five games.
20 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3 Numbers have decreased since Stephen Jackson arrived. Only averaging 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 31.8 minutes over last five games.
21 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3  
22 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3  
23 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 3  
24 David West [PF] NO 2  
25 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 2  
26 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2  
27 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3 Downgraded a bit due to move to bench for Sunday's game.
28 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4  
29 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4  
30 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3  
31 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3  
32 Anthony Randolph [PF] GSW 4  
33 Paul Millsap * [SF,PF] UTA 3 Day-to-day (knee). Hopes to play on Monday.
34 Ryan Hollins [PF,C] MIN 3 Averaging 16.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 25.5 minutes over last two games.
35 Antonio McDyess [PF] SAS 2  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 4  
2 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4  
3 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4  
4 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
5 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3 Averaging 14.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
6 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
7 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
8 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 3  
9 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3 Averaging a double-double for the season (19.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg), but only averaging 16.2 points and 8.0 rebounds in last four games since Gasol came back.
10 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 2 Averaging 23.5 points, 18.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks over last two games.
11 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 4  
12 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF,C] MIA 4 Day-to-day (personal).
13 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4  
14 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 3  
15 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 2 Averaging 11.3 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 3.0 steals over last three games.
16 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 2  
17 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
18 Drew Gooden [PF,C] DAL 4  
19 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3  
20 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 3  
21 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3  
22 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 2  
23 Greg Oden [C] POR 2  
24 Shaquille O'Neal * [C] CLE 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
25 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 3  
26 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] MIL 4  
27 Brad Miller [C] CHI 4  
28 Spencer Hawes * [C] SAC 3 Day-to-day (knee).
29 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3  
30 Chris Anderson * [C] DEN 3  
31 Ronny Turiaf * [PF,C] GSW 4 Back in action (knee).
32 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3  
33 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3  
34 Dan Gadzuric [C] MIL 4 Could see more minutes with Bogut out.
35 Erick Dampier * [C] DAL 4 Day-to-day (illness)

Article first appeared on 11/29/09