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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 4

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

THE VALUE METER


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 4

Article first appeared on 11/15/09

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: ATL, CHA, CLE, DET, HOU, IND, MIA, MIL, NO, OKC, POR, ORL, TOR
Three Games: BOS, CHI, DAL, DEN, GSW, LAC, LAL, MEM, NJ, NYK, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, UTA, WAS
Two Games: MIN
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Dropped 55 points on the Warriors on Saturday. Averaging 27.6 points, 4,8 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 threes on 49.0% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3 Averaging career-best 11.8 assists this year.
3 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
4 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4  
5 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 4.6 assists and 2.2 threes made over last five games.
6 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4  
7 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4  
8 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 3  
9 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 4  
10 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
11 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4  
12 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3  
13 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
14 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3  
15 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Back in action (ankle).
16 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
17 Deron Williams * [PG] UTA 3 Day-to-day (back/personal).
18 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4  
19 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 4  
20 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3  
21 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3 Great real-life player but fantasy value is only in points (13.8) and assists (5.6). Hasn't made a 3-pointer all year and is only averaging 1.0 steals per game.
22 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 3  
23 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3  
24 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 4  
25 Rafer Alston [PG] NJ 3  
26 T.J. Ford * [PG] IND 4 Day-to-day (back).
27 Earl Watson [PG] IND 4  
28 Darren Collison [PG] NO 4 Decent short-term play while Paul (ankle) is out.
29 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] NYK 3 Back in action (ankle).
30 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
31 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4  
32 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 3  
33 Mario Chalmers * [PG] MIA 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
34 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
35 Eric Maynor [PG] UTA 3 24 points and four assists in 41 minutes in first career start on Saturday. Could be decent short-term play if Williams (personal) misses time this week.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4  
2 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4  
3 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4  
4 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3  
5 Vince Carter [SG] ORL 4  
6 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4  
7 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3  
8 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 3  
9 Tyreke Evans [PG] SAC 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
10 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4 Averaging 17.6 points off the Hawks bench over last five games.
11 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
12 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
13 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
14 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 4  
15 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4 Could see increased minutes and production with West (inactive) out.
16 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4  
17 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 4 Could see bump in minutes with Outlaw (knee) out.
18 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
19 Mike Miller * [SG,SF] WAS 3 Back in action (shoulder).
20 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] NYK 3  
21 Manu Ginobili * [SG] SAS 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
22 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 12.4 points on 30.6% shooting from the field this year.
23 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 3  
24 Raja Bell* [SG] CHA 4 Day-to-day (calf)
25 Devin Brown [SG] NO 4  
26 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4  
27 Martell Webster [SG] POR 4  
28 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
29 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 3  
30 Charlie Bell [SG,SF] MIL 4  
31 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] PHO 3  
32 Tony Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 3 Averaging 19.6 points and 1.6 threes made over last three games.
33 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 3  
34 Richard Hamilton * [SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Hopes to return sometime this week.
35 Michael Redd * [SG,SF] MIL 4 Could return sometime this week (ankle).

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] CLE 4  
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
4 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4  
5 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 4  
6 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
7 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
8 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
9 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 3  
10 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
11 Paul Pierce * [SG,SF] BOS 3 Day-to-day (knee).
12 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
13 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3  
14 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 4 Eligible to play in all four games this week (suspension). Expected to start at power forward,
15 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] GSW 3  
16 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 4  
17 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 4  
18 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
19 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 3  
20 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
21 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3  
22 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3  
23 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
24 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3  
25 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4  
26 Dahntay Jones [SG,SF] IND 4 Scored in double-figures in last five games. Averaging 18.4 points, 4,8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
27 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3 Return of Duncan and Parker could mean decrease in production. Only scored 4 points on Saturday (4 shot attempts) after averaging 24.0 points in prior three games.
28 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] MIA 4  
29 Andres Nocioni [SF,PF] SAC 3  
30 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3  
31 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 1.4 steals and 2.6 threes in only 23.4 minutes over last five games.
32 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 3 Two double-doubles in last three games. Averaging 9.6 points and 9.0 rebounds during this stretch.
33 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF] MIL 4 Averaging 9.5 points, 10.5 rebound and 2.0 steals in 36.5 minutes over last two games.
34 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 3  
35 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] NJ 3 Back in action (swine flu).

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 4  
2 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4  
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
4 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4  
5 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4  
6 David West [PF] NO 4  
7 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4 Playing well after slow start. Averaging 23.0 points, 5.6 rebounds 1.8 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
8 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4 Averaging 17.8 points and 10.2 rebounds over last five games.
9 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
10 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
11 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 3 Averaging 20.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
12 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 3  
13 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
14 David Lee [PF] NYK 3  
15 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3  
16 Antawn Jamison * [PF] WAS 3 Should make season debut on Wednesday (shoulder).
17 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
18 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 4  
19 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3  
20 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 3  
21 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3  
22 J.J. Hickson [PF] CLE 4 Decent short-term play while O'Neal (shoulder) is out. Averaging 19.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 34.5 minutes over last two games.
23 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 4  
24 Troy Murphy * [PF,C] IND 4 Day-to-day (back).
25 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4  
26 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3  
27 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3  
28 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3  
29 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 3 Minutes will take a hit with Jamison (shoulder) due back this week.
30 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
31 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4  
32 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
33 Antonio McDyess [PF] SAS 3 Averaging 8.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in 27.0 minutes over last two games.
34 Anthony Randolph [PF] GSW 3  
35 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 2  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
3 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4  
4 Greg Oden [C] POR 4  
5 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
6 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4  
7 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3 Averaging 22,5 points, 15.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in two games since returning from injury.
8 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
9 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 3  
10 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
11 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 9. 6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over last five games.
12 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3 Averaging 13.2 points, 14.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
13 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
14 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 3  
15 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 3  
16 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
17 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4  
18 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4  
19 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 4  
20 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 3  
21 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3  
22 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF,C] MIA 4 Day-to-day (hip).
23 Shaquille O'Neal * [C] CLE 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
24 Al Jefferson* [PF,C] MIN 2 Day-to-day (personal). Missed the last two games but should be back this week.
25 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4  
26 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 3  
27 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 3  
28 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3  
29 Brad Miller [C] CHI 3  
30 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 4  
31 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Shaq (shoulder) misses time this week.
32 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 3  
33 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 3  
34 Marreese Speights * [C] PHI 3 Day-to-day (sprained knee).
35 Joel Anthony [C] MIA 4 Could be decent source for boards and blocks if Jermaine O'Neal (hip) misses time this week.

Article first appeared on 11/15/09

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