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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 2

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

THE VALUE METER


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 2

Article first appeared on 11/1/09

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, BOS, DEN, DET, LAL, MEM, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, ORL, PHO, SAC, UTA, WAS
Three Games: CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MIA, MIL, OKC, PHI, POR, TOR
Two Games: SAS
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Gilbert Arenas [PG] WAS 4 Averaging 28.0 points, 6.7 assists and 2.3 threes on 50% shooting from the field and 84% shooting from line (averaging 8,3 attempts).
2 Chris Paul [PG] NO 4  
3 Deron Williams [PG] UTA 4  
4 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4  
5 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4  
6 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4  
7 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
8 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
9 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] HOU 3 Averaging 21.7 points, 8.3 assists and 2.3 threes.
10 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3 Averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.7 steals.
11 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3  
12 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
13 Jonny Flynn [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 17,5 points, but only 2.5 assists through first two games.
14 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 3  
15 Rafer Alston [PG] NJ 4 Solid short-term play with Harris (groin) out at least a week.
16 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
17 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3  
18 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3 Looks to be the real deal - averaging 20.5 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals on 51.6% shooting from the field.
19 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4 Only averaging 8.0 points and 5.5 assists in 21.2 minutes due to blowouts and solid play of Jason Williams.
20 Tyreke Evans [PG] SAC 4  
21 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4 What will the "Iverson effect" be on Conley's minutes and production?
22 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 4  
23 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4  
24 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3 Averaging 13.0 points, 5.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.0 threes in 37.2 minutes.
25 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 3  
26 Allen Iverson * [PG,SG] MEM 4 Hopes to make debut this week (hamstring).
27 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
28 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 3  
29 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 2  
30 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in only 21.4 minutes per game.
31 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] CHI 3  
32 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3  
33 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3  
34 Will Bynum [PG,SG] DET 4  
35 Nate Robinson * [PG,SG] NYK 4 Day-to-day (sprained ankle) - Left arena on crutches after Saturday's game.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4  
2 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4  
3 Kevin Martin [SG] SAC 4  
4 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4  
5 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 3 Averaging 30.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.3 threes on 93% shooting from the line (averaging 14 attempts a game),
6 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
7 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4 Minutes and production could increase this week if Hamilton (ankle) misses more time.
8 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHO 4  
9 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4  
10 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3  
11 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3  
12 Michael Redd [SG,SF] MIL 3  
13 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] PHO 4 Averaging 20.5 points and 2.5 threes in 36 minutes per game, but playing time could decrease with Richardson (suspension) back.
14 Vince Carter * [SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
15 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 4  
16 Courtney Lee [SG] NJ 4  
17 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] MIN 4  
18 Randy Foye [PG,SG] WAS 4  
19 Richard Hamilton * [SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4  
21 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
22 John Salmons [SG,SF] CHI 3 Only averaging 9.0 points on 17.2% (5-for-29) shooting from the field.
23 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] ORL 4  
24 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] NO 4  
25 Marquis Daniels [SG,SF] BOS 4  
26 Eddie House [PG,SG] BOS 4  
27 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 3  
28 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 3 Scored 13 points in 24 minutes in first game back (personal).
29 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3 Minutes and production could take a hit with West (personal) back.
30 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 2  
31 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] NYK 4 Back in the rotation? After two DNP CD's, plays 39 minutes and puts up 18 points, six assists, five boards and four steals on Saturday.
32 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 3  
33 Rasual Butler [SG,SF] LAC 3  
34 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] MIN 4 Minimal value right now - only averaging 4.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 20.0 minutes off the bench.
35 Martell Webster [SG] POR 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4 Averaging 35.5 points, 7.0 rebounds on 51.2% shooting from the field and 86.2% from the line (total of 29 attempts) over his first two games.
2 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4  
3 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
4 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
5 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
6 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
7 Danny Granger * [SF] IND 3 Trying to play through injury (heel).
8 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3  
9 Danilo Gallinari [SF] NYK 4 Scores 30 points and makes eight 3-pointers in first career start on Saturday. Averaging 22.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.0 threes made.
10 Caron Butler * [SF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (knee). Hopes to play on Tuesday.
11 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4  
12 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4 Averaging 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in 34.0 minutes.
13 Trevor Ariza [SF] HOU 3 So far so good as Rockets go-to guy. Averaging 23.3 points, 3.7 threes made and 1.7 steals on 50% shooting from the field.
14 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
15 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] GSW 3  
16 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] TOR 3  
17 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
18 Andrei Kirilenko [SG,SF] UTA 4  
19 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4  
20 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4  
21 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
22 Andres Nocioni [SF,PF] SAC 4  
23 Mike Miller [SF] WAS 4 Still not shooting much (5.0 attempts per game) but contributing in other categories (9.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.3 three-pointers per game).
24 Chris Douglas-Roberts [SG,SF] NJ 4  
25 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3  
26 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIA 3  
27 Julian Wright [SF] NO 4  
28 Jared Jeffries [SF,PF] NYK 4  
29 Kelenna Azubuike [SG,SF] GSW 3  
30 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 3  
31 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3 Only averaging 9.5 points on 23.8% shooting from the field.
32 Shane Battier [SF] HOU 3  
33 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 2  
34 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] ORL 4  
35 Josh Howard * [SF] DAL 3 Could return to action sometime this week (ankle).

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks.
2 David Lee [PF] NYK 4  
3 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 4  
4 David West [PF] NO 4  
5 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
6 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
7 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
8 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 3  
9 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 3  
10 Al Harrington [SF,PF] NYK 4 Move to bench could hurt production, but put up 42 points in 36.0 as reserve on Saturday.
11 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
12 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4 Gasol's imminent return will bump Odom back to bench. Averaging 13.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.5 blocks as starter.
13 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 4  
14 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3  
15 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3  
16 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3  
17 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 3  
18 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 21.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Solid play as long as Jamison (shoulder) is out.
19 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 4 Day-to-day (hamstring). Hopes to return this week.
20 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 4  
21 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
22 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 2  
23 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4 Only averaging 9.0 points on 37.0% shooting from field in 24.4 minutes per game.
24 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] BOS 4 Jacked up 20 3's (made seven) in first three games. Averaging 9.3 points, 3.7 boards and 2.3 threes per games in 21.0 minutes.
25 Anthony Randolph * [PF] GSW 3 Started last game at PF but only played 24 minutes. Minutes and production could be limited due to back injury.
26 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3  
27 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 4  
28 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 4 Should be nice for 3's (averaging 3.0 per game) while Lewis (suspension) is out.
29 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 4  
30 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3  
31 Shelden Williams [PF,C] BOS 4 Averaging 8.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in only 19 minutes a night.
32 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4  
33 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] POR 3  
34 Hakim Warrick [PF] MIL 3  
35 Carl Landry [SF,PF] HOU 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks.
3 Amar'e Stoudemire [C] PHO 4  
4 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4  
5 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
6 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
7 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4  
8 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 4 Minutes restriction and rust has limited production. Only averaging 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in 25.0 minutes over first two games.
9 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
10 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 41 minutes per game).
11 Brendan Haywood [C] WAS 4  
12 Mehmet Okur * [C] UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
13 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] MIA 3 Double-doubles in first two games (averaging 22.0 points and 12.0 rebounds).
14 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3  
15 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 3  
16 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 threes over first two games.
17 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 4  
18 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3  
19 Greg Oden [C] POR 3  
20 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3  
21 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3  
22 Shaquille O'Neal [C] CLE 3  
23 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 4  
24 Ben Wallace [C] DET 4  
25 Chris Anderson [C] DEN 4  
26 Marreese Speights [C] PHI 3 Averaging 16.7 points and 7.3 rebounds in only 22 minutes per game.
27 Nenad Krstic [C] OKC 3  
28 Tyson Chandler [C] CHA 3  
29 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
30 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3  
31 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 3  
32 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3  
33 Brad Miller [C] CHI 3  
34 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 3 Could see increased minutes with Gooden (rib) out.
35 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3  

Article first appeared on 11/1/09