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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 5

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

THE VALUE METER


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 5

Article first appeared on 11/22/09

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: DAL, DEN, LAC, MEM, MIL, MIN, NJ, NYK, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CLE, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MIA, OKC, PHO, UTA, WAS
Two Games: CHI, NO
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 25.3 points, 5.5 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.5 threes made on 48% shooting from the field for the season.
2 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 7.2 assists and 1.8 steals over last five games.
3 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
4 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4  
5 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4  
6 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4 Only averaging 11.6 points on 34% shooting from the field over last five games.
7 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4 Back in action (ankle).
8 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3  
9 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 3  
10 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 3 Knee seems OK, but shooting a dreadful 39% from the field.
11 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
12 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
13 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 3  
14 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 4  
15 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] NJ 4 Back in action (groin).
16 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
17 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 4  
18 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4  
19 Jason Williams [PG] ORL 4 Solid short-term pickup for assists and threes with Nelson (torn meniscus) out 4-6 weeks.
20 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
21 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3 Could see bump in minutes and production if Bibby (ankle) misses time.
22 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3 Averaging 13.0 points, 7.3 assists and 1.7 threes made in 40.6 minutes over his last three games.
23 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4  
24 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4 Came off the bench for Blazers last game. Value decreases if he is no longer starting in backcourt with Blake.
25 Rafer Alston [PG] NJ 4 Minutes and production will take a hit with Harris (groin) back.
26 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
27 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 3  
28 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 2  
29 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 3  
30 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 4  
31 George Hill [PG] SAS 4  
32 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
33 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4  
34 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 3  
35 Mike Bibby * [PG] ATL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games
1 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4  
2 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 4  
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
4 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3  
5 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
6 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 2.8 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
7 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3 Averaging 24.6 points, 5.2 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
8 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4  
9 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4  
10 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3  
11 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3  
12 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
13 Tyreke Evans * [PG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (hand).
14 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 4  
15 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4  
16 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] NYK 4  
17 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4  
18 Martell Webster [SG] POR 4  
19 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 3  
20 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
21 James Harden [SG] OKC 3 Averaging 24.5 points and 5.0 threes made in 28.5 minutes over last two games.
22 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 3  
23 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3  
24 Randy Foye * [PG,SG] WAS 3 Back in action (ankle). Could see bump in minutes with Miller (calf) out.
25 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] MIN 4  
26 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (groin). Averaging 13.0 points and 2.2 threes made in 25.4 minutes over last five games.
27 Charlie Bell [SG,SF] MIL 4 Minutes and production should take a hit if Redd comes back this week.
28 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 2  
29 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 3  
30 Ronald Murray [PG,SG] CHA 3  
31 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 3  
32 Michael Redd * [SG,SF] MIL 4 Hopes to return this week (knee).
33 Donte Greene [SG,SF] SAC 4 Could be decent short-term play if Evans (wrist) misses time. Averaging 18.5 points and 2.0 threes made in two starts this year.
34 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 4 Could return this week (groin).
35 Mike Dunleavy [SG] IND 3 Expected to make season debut on Wednesday.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4 Averaging 30.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 steals on 48% shooting from the field and 86% shooting from the line (9.3 makes) this year.
2 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4 Averaging career-highs in points (21.6), rebounds (6.4), steals (1.8), field goal percentage (51.3%) and minutes played (39.6).
3 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
4 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4  
5 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
6 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
7 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3  
8 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] CHA 3 Averaging 20.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.7 threes made in first three games with Charlotte.
9 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
10 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 3  
11 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3  
12 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 3  
13 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] NJ 4 Averaging 27.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last three games.
14 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
15 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4  
16 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4  
17 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 4 Minutes could decrease if Gordon (groin) returns this week.
18 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
19 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Hopes to return on Tuesday.
20 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
21 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3 Averaging 20.4 points and 6.8 rebounds and 6.0 free throw made in only 28.2 minutes over last five games.
22 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 3  
23 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 3  
24 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
25 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
26 Dahntay Jones [SG,SF] IND 3 Averaging 18.8 points, 2.0 blocks and 1.2 steals in 35.4 minutes over last five but could move back to bench with Murphy (back) back.
27 Ersan Ilyasova [SF] MIL 4 Averaging 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in 27.2 minutes over last five games.
28 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 4  
29 Andres Nocioni [SF,PF] SAC 4  
30 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3  
31 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 2  
32 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 2 Averaging 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.4 threes made over last four games.
33 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4  
34 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 3  
35 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 4  
2 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
3 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
4 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4 Brand rebirth? Averaging 19.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.6 blocks and 2.6 steals over last three games.
5 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 4  
6 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
7 David Lee [PF] NYK 4  
8 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3  
9 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 3 Averaging 22.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1. 6 threes made in last three games since returning from injury (shoulder),
10 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4 Only averaging 0.4 blocks this year.
11 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3  
12 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 3  
13 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
14 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 4  
15 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 4  
16 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 3 Back in action (back).
17 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3  
18 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3  
19 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3  
20 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 4  
21 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3  
22 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 3 Averaging 17.0 points and 6.6 rebounds over last five games.
23 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3  
24 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 4 Could see offensive production increase with Bogut out.
25 Anthony Randolph [PF] GSW 3  
26 David West [PF] NO 2  
27 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3  
28 J.J. Hickson [PF] CLE 3  
29 Udonis Haslem * [PF] MIA 3 Day-to-day (shoulder)
30 Antonio McDyess [PF] SAS 4  
31 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3  
32 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 26.0 minutes over last two games.
33 Oleksiy Pecherov [PF,C] MIN 4  
34 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3  
35 Vladimir Radmonovic [SF,PF] GSW 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
2 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
3 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.2 steals on 61% shooting from the field this season.
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 4  
5 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4  
6 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4  
7 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4  
8 Greg Oden [C] POR 4  
9 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
10 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
11 Andrew Bynum * [C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (ankles). Production could decrease a bit with Gasol back.
12 Drew Gooden [PF,C] DAL 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games. Solid play as long as Dampier (illness) is out.
13 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 4  
14 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 4  
15 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 3  
16 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
17 Mehmet Okur * [C] UTA 3 Day-to-day (flu).
18 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3  
19 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 3  
20 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4  
21 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3 Averaging 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
22 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 2 Pulled down eleven or more rebounds in each of last eight games. Averaging 13.0 points, 14.6 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
23 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3  
24 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3 Decent short-term play while Shaq (shoulder) is out. Averaging 10.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
25 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 2  
26 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3  
27 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3  
28 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 3  
29 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 4  
30 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] MIL 4 Could see more minutes with Bogut out.
31 Chris Anderson * [C] DEN 4 Day-to-day (knee).
32 Shaquille O'Neal * [C] CLE 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
33 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHA 3  
34 Brad Miller [C] CHI 2  
35 Andris Biedrins * [C] GSW 3 Being re-evaluated on Monday - could return this week (back).

Article first appeared on 11/22/09

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