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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 20

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.

Week 20 - March 7th - March 13th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: CHA, CHI, DAL, GSW, IND, LAC, MIL, MIN, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CLE, DET, HOU, LAL, MEM, MIA, NO, PHO, SAS, TOR
Two Games: DEN, WAS, NJ
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4
2 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
3 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 4.8 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 2.6 threes over last five games.
4 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
5 Devin Harris [PG,SG] UTA 4
6 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4
7 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
8 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 16.7 points, 7.0 assists, 1.7 threes and 2.3 steals in first three games as a Clipper.
9 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4 Continues to be a strong play with Tyreke Evans out. Averaging 16.6 points and 7.8 assists over last five games.
10 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
11 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3 Scored in double-figures in only two of last five games. Averaging 11.4 points on 35% shooting during this stretch.
12 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3
13 Chauncey Billups * [PG] NYK 4 Day-to-day (thigh).
14 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 2 Averaging 15.8 points, 15.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
15 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 4
16 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
17 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
18 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3
19 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 3
20 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3
21 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Back in action (calf).
22 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3
23 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4
24 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4 Only averaging 10.8 points and 3.0 assists in 25 minutes over last five games.
25 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3
26 Baron Davis [PG] CLE 3 Back in action (knee).
27 John Wall [PG] WAS 2
28 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] ATL 3
29 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 4
30 Rodrique Beaubois [PG,SG] DAL 4
31 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4
32 Shaun Livingston [PG] CHA 4
33 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3
34 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] DEN 2 Numbers are down due to time share with Ty Lawson but still serviceable. Averaging 11.2 points, 6.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
35 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 2 Averaging 12.0 points, 6.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3
3 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
4 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.4 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
5 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
6 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 3
7 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
8 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3
9 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4 Averaging 25.6 points.2.7 threes and 2.3 steals over last three games. Moved into starting lineup for last game (played 47 minutes).
10 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4 Value goes back up with Eric Gordon (wrist) out indefinitely.
11 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 4
12 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
13 James Harden [SG] OKC 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 1.4 threes and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
14 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
15 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3 Averaging 30.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists over last two games.
16 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
17 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3
18 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 4 Averaging 11.8 points, 2.2 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
19 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4
20 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
21 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
22 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4
23 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 4
24 Paul George [SG] IND 4
25 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 4 Back in action (wrist).
26 Nick Young * [SG,SF] WAS 2 Day-to-day (flu).
27 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 3 Averaging 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
28 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 3
29 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3
30 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 3
31 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] PHO 3 Decent short-term play if Vince Carter (concussion) misses time this week.
32 Courtney Lee [SG] HOU 3 Scored in double figures in five of last six games. Averaging 12.0 points and 1.4 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
33 Raja Bell [SG] UTA 4
34 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3
35 Vince Carter * [SG] PHO 3 Day-to-day (dizziness).



Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4
3 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
4 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
5 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4
6 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4
7 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
8 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 4 Averaging 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.3 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
9 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
10 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
11 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 4
12 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4
13 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4
14 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4
15 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
16 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 4
17 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (back spasms).
18 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4
19 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 4
20 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4
21 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] DAL 4
22 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 3
23 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 3
24 Tayshaun Prince * [SF] DET 3 Expected back this week (back).
25 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 3
26 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
27 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3
28 Stephen Jackson * [SG,SF] CHA 4 Day-to-day (hamstring). Could be shut down for a while.
29 Shawne Williams [SF,PF] NYK 4
30 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] DEN 2
31 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 3
32 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 3
33 Sam Young [SG,SF] MEM 3
34 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 3 Should move back to bench role with Tayshaun Prince expected back this week.
35 Trevor Ariza* [SF] NO 3 Day-to-day (groin).
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4
2 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
3 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4
4 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
5 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
6 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 4
7 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
8 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
9 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3 Averaging 16.4 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
10 Josh Smith* [SF,PF] ATL 3 Day-to-day (knee). Expected back this week.
11 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
12 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
13 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3
14 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3
15 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3
16 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3
17 Paul Millsap * [SF,PF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (knee).
17 David West [PF] NO 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
18 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4
19 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 4
20 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3
21 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 3 Could see big increase in value if David West (ankle) misses time this week.
22 Samardo Samuels [PF,C] CLE 3 Starting at PF with Antawn Jamison out. Averaging 19.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in 33 minutes over last two games.
23 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
24 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
25 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4 Only averaging 4.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 27 minutes over last five games.
26 Andray Blatche [PF,C] WAS 2
27 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 threes in 22 minutes over last two games.
28 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3
29 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4 Averaging 14.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 26 minutes over last five games.
30 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 4 Could see increase in minutes if Paul Millsap (knee) misses time this week.
31 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 2
32 Anthony Randolph [SF,PF] MIN 4 Averaging 12.3 points, 5.6 points and 1.7 blocks over last three games.
33 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3
34 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 3
35 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] IND 4

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4 Averaging 24.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
2 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
3 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4 Averaging 23.0 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 blocks over last two games.
4 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
5 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
6 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4 Will miss Monday's game due to league suspension (16 technicals).
7 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
8 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3
9 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 3
10 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3
11 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3
12 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4 Maintaining value despite time share with Chris Kaman. Averaging 6.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
13 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
14 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4
15 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4
16 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4
17 Darko Milicic * [PF,C] MIN 4 Day-to-day (personal). Expected back this week.
18 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 2 Averaging 24.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over last five games.
19 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3 Only averaging 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
20 Andrew Bogut * [C] MIL 4 Day-to-day (ribs).
21 Tyson Chandler * [C] DAL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
22 Nene [PF,C] DEN 2
23 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3
24 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3
25 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
26 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4 Should see increase in minutes if Tyson Chandler (ankle) misses time this week.
27 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
28 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 4
29 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4
30 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 4
31 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4
32 Nenad Krstic [C] BOS 3
33 Erick Dampier [C] MIA 3
34 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 3
35 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 2