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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 3

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

THE VALUE METER


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 3

Article first appeared on 11/8/09

NBA VALUE METER WEEK 3

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, GSW, HOU, LAC, MIN, NO, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, TOR, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, DET, LAL, MEM, MIA, NJ, NYK, ORL, SAS
Two Games: IND, MIL, SAC, WAS
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4  
2 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4  
3 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4  
4 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
5 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
6 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
7 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4  
8 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 It's early, but points (11.3), assists (6.0), threes (0.7) and field goal percentage (42.6%) are all down from last year.
9 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 4  
10 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
11 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3  
12 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3  
13 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3  
14 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4 Value could go up if he continues to start in backcourt with Steve Blake - played 33 minutes as starting point guard on Friday.
15 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 4 Value could go up if he continues to start in backcourt with Andre Miller- played 37 minutes and scored 15 points (three 3-pointers on Friday as starting shooting guard.
16 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4  
17 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
18 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
19 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 2  
20 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 3  
21 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Losing minutes to Monta Ellis at the point. Only averaging 6.0 points and 6.0 assists in 24.5 minutes over last two games.
22 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
23 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3 Value increases as long as Allen Iverson (personal) is out.
24 Rafer Alston [PG] NJ 3  
25 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] TOR 4  
26 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 3  
27 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3 Losing minutes to Jamal Crawford. Only averaging 8.6 points and 3.6 assists in 29.0 minutes over last five games,
28 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 2  
29 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 3  
30 George Hill [PG] SAS 3 Decent play this week with Tony Parker (ankle) out.
31 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 3  
32 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3  
33 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 2 Moves back into starting lineup with Kevin Martin (wrist) out for 6-8 weeks.
34 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 2
35 Allen Iverson [PG,SG] MEM 3 Could be back this week (personal) or not at all.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games
1 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4  
2 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3 Averaging a league-best 34.5 points.
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4  
5 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4  
6 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4  
7 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4  
8 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
9 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3 Averaging 24.6 points and 1.0 threes on 45.6% shooting from the field in five starts this season. Strong play with Rip Hamilton (ankle) out.
10 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 4  
11 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 4 Averaging 21.0 points and 3.5 threes per game in 35.0 minutes over last two games.
12 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
13 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3  
14 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3 Averaging 21.6 points on 50% shooting from the field in 34.0 minutes per game over last five.
15 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
16 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3  
17 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 3  
18 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3 Decent short term play if Vince Carter (ankle) misses more time. Averaging 15.6 points and 2.8 threes made in 35.2 minutes over last five games.
19 Vince Carter * [SG] ORL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Leandro Barbosa * [PG,SG] PHO 4 Day-to-day (wrist). Practiced on Saturday and hopes to play on Sunday.
21 Tyreke Evans [PG] SAC 2 Could be Kings #1 scoring option with Kevin Martin (wrist) out. Put up 32 points and seven assists in first game as starting shooting guard.
22 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3 Back from suspension this week.
23 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 4  
24 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 4  
25 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] NYK 3  
26 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 3 Could see increased minutes with Ryan Anderson (ankle) out.
27 Raja Bell [SG] CHA 3  
28 Martell Webster [SG] POR 4  
29 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3  
30 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 3  
31 Jason Kapono [SG,SF] PHI 4  
32 Devin Brown [SG] NO 4 New starter at shooting guard for Hornets over Morris Peterson.
33 Randy Foye [PG,SG] WAS 2 Should see increased minutes and production with Mike Miller (shoulder) out.
34 Richard Hamilton * [SG] DET 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
35 Courtney Lee* [SG] NJ 3 Day-to-day (groin).

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
2 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
3 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
5 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
6 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
7 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 4  
8 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 4  
9 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4  
10 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3 Averaging 24.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals on 51.1% shooting over last five games.
11 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3  
12 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
13 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3  
14 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3 Could be more involved in the offense with Tony Parker (ankle) out.
15 Josh Howard * [SF] DAL 4 Made his season debut (24 minutes) on Saturday. Looks like a safe play this week barring any setbacks.
16 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4 Struggling in Sixers new Princeton offense. Averaging 13.6 points and 2.6 rebounds on 41.3% shooting over last five games.
17 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] MIA 3 Averaging 16.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.3 threes made in 39.6 minutes over last three games.
18 Danny Granger [SF] IND 2  
19 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 2  
20 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4 Losing minutes to Jared Dudley. Averaging 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in only 21.5 minutes over last two games.
21 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 3  
22 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 3  
23 Kelenna Azubuike [SG,SF] GSW 4  
24 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 4
25 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 4 Starting at small forward for Clips over Al Thornton. Averaging 12.0 points and 5.0 boards in 36.0 minutes over last three games.
26 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
27 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 3 Should see increased minutes this week if Ryan Anderson (ankle) misses time.
28 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3  
29 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 4  
30 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 3  
31 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 4  
32 Julian Wright [SF] NO 4  
33 Jared Dudley [SF,PF] PHO 4 Averaging 13.5 points, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes made in 27.0 minutes over last two games.
34 Bobby Simmons [SG,SF] NJ 3 Should see bump in minutes with Nets decimated by injuries.
35 Terrence Williams [SF] NJ 3 Should see bump in minutes with Nets decimated by injuries.

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 4 Averaging 28.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks on 52.6% shooting from the field this year.
2 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4  
3 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 4  
4 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
5 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4 Field goal % isn't great (43.8%), but continues to contribute in many categories (16.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 threes, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals).
6 David West [PF] NO 4  
7 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
8 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3 Looks like the old J-Smoove is back. Averaging 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 1.6 steals this year.
9 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
10 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3  
11 David Lee [PF] NYK 3  
12 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3  
13 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 3  
14 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3  
15 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3  
16 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3  
17 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4 Only averaging 11.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game this season.
18 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 4  
19 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
20 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
21 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] POR 4  
22 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 4  
23 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 9.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
24 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3 Move to sixth man hasn't hurt production. Averaging 11.8 points and 10.0 rebounds for the season.
25 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 3  
26 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 3 Slated to start at power forward with Ryan Anderson (ankle) out.
27 Troy Murphy * [PF,C] IND 2 Day-to-day (back).
28 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 2  
29 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 2  
30 Anthony Randolph [PF] GSW 4 Has inexplicably gone from starting power forward to backup center (thank you Don Nelson). Averaging 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in 17.8 minutes over last five games.
31 Oleksiy Pecherov [PF,C] MIN 4 Averaging 11.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in 21.6 minutes over last five games.
32 Josh Boone [PF,C] NJ 3 Could be decent short-term pick if he continues to start at PF. Played 37 minutes on Saturday (8 points, 12 rebounds).
33 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Should see increased minutes and production with Thomas (broken arm) out.
34 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 2  
35 Renaldo Balkman [SF,PF] DEN 3 Looks to be starting PF in Denver while Martin (leg) is out.

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4 Averaging 24.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
2 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 4  
3 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 4  
4 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4  
5 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
6 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 4  
7 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3  
8 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 4  
9 Greg Oden [C] POR 4  
10 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
11 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
12 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
13 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
14 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 4 Double digit rebounds in four of last five games. Averaging 9.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks during this stretch.
15 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4  
16 Andris Biedrins * [C] GSW 4 Day-to-day (back). Game-time decision for Sunday's game.
17 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3 Averaging 11.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks this year.
18 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 3  
19 Shaquille O'Neal [C] CLE 3  
20 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4  
21 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4  
22 Marreese Speights [C] PHI 4  
23 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 4  
24 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 3  
25 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 3  
26 Brad Miller [C] CHI 3 Should see bump in minutes with Tyrus Thomas (arm) out.
27 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 2 Averaging 11.5 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 33.0 minutes this year.
28 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 2  
29 Andrew Bynum * [C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (elbow).
30 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 3 Could see bump in minutes and production with Kenyon Martin (leg) out.
31 Ben Wallace [C] DET 3  
32 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3  
33 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2 Averaging 11.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks this year.
34 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 2  
35 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 4

Article first appeared on 11/8/09