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NBA Value Meter: Better Late Than Never

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 21

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 21 - March 14th - March 20th

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


Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
2 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4 Averaging 21.2 points, 7.6 assists and 3.8 threes over last five games.
3 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
4 Deron Williams * [PG] NJ 4 Day-to-day (personal). Expected back this week.
5 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4
6 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
7 Chauncey Billups * [PG] NYK 4 Day-to-day (thigh). Expected back this week.
8 Steve Nash * [PG] PHO 4 Day-to-day (stomach).
9 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 5.2 assists and 2.4 threes over last five games.
10 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3
11 Chris Paul * [PG] NO 3 Back in action (concussion).
12 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4 Maintaining value despite time share with Raymond Felton. Averaging 16.6 points, 9.0 assists and 2.2 steals over last five games.
13 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
15 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
16 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4
17 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Averaging 20.0 points, 6.0 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
18 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3
19 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3
20 Devin Harris [PG,SG] UTA 3
21 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
22 Beno Udrih * [PG,SG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (flu).
23 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] DEN 4
24 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] ATL 4
25 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3
26 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3
27 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3 Solid play for as long as Baron Davis (personal) is out. Averaging 16.6 points, 6.5 assists and 1.3 steals over last ten games.
28 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 3 Back in starting lineup after five straight DNP's.
29 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3
30 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3
31 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4 Had a nice run, but minutes and production should go down with Chauncey Billups (thigh) back this week.
32 Rodrique Beaubois [PG,SG] DAL 4
33 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] PHO 4 Decent short-term pickup if Steve Nash (stomach) misses time this week.
34 Mike Bibby [PG] MIA 4 Averaging 11.5 points and 3.5 threes over last two games.
35 Baron Davis * [PG] CLE 3 Day-to-day (personal). Expected back later this week.

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4
3 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
4 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4
5 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 4.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
6 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4
7 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
8 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
9 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3 Averaging 22.2 points, 4.8 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
10 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3
11 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4
12 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4
13 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
14 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 4
15 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 4 Roller coaster ride continues. Point totals from last five games (6, 32, 29, DNP, 11).
16 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
17 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
18 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
19 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4
20 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 4
21 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 4
22 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4 Averaging 21.5 points and 6.0 threes over last two games but could see decrease in minutes with Aaron Afflalo expected back this week.
23 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4 Back-to-back games restriction has been lifted but only averaging 11.6 points and 1.6 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
25 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4
25 Aaron Afflalo * [SG] DEN 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
26 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
27 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3 Averaging 15.0 points, 1.6 threes and 1.2 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
28 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 4
29 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
30 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4
31 Paul George [SG] IND 4
32 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 3
33 Leandro Barbosa * [PG,SG] TOR 3 Day-to-day (back).
34 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 3 Averaging 16.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
35 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
3 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 8.2 assists, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4
5 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4
6 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
7 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
8 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
9 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 4
10 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] DEN 4
11 Stephen Jackson * [SG,SF] CHA 3 Back in action (hamstring).
12 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
13 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3 Averaging 16.6 points, 3.3 assists and 3.0 threes over last three games.
14 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4
14 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3
15 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
16 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4
17 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
18 Nicolas Batum * [SF] POR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
19 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
20 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] DAL 4
21 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4
22 Shawne Williams [SF,PF] NYK 4
23 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 4
24 Corey Maggette [SF] MIL 4
25 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 3 Back in action (back spasms).
26 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3
27 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3
28 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3
29 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 4 Could see bump in minutes if Batum (ankle) misses time this week.
30 Danilo Gallinari * [SF] DEN 4 Day-to-day (toe). Probably won't return until later this week.
31 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 3
32 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 3
33 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
34 Sam Young [SG,SF] MEM 3
35 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 3

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4
2 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
3 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
5 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
6 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
7 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4
8 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
9 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3
10 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
11 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
12 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
13 David West [PF] NO 3
14 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4
15 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
16 Luis Scola* [SF,PF] HOU 4 Day-to-day (knee).
17 Andray Blatche * [PF,C] WAS 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
18 Hakim Warrick [PF] PHO 4
19 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 4
20 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3
21 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3
22 Paul Millsap * [SF,PF] UTA 3 Day-to-day (knee).
23 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3
24 Samardo Samuels [PF,C] CLE 3
25 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 3
26 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 3
27 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 3 Solid short-term play for rebounds while Amir Johnson (ankle) is out. Averaging 10.8 points and 9.4 rebounds over last five games.
28 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3
29 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4
30 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 4 Could be decent source for boards and blocks if Andray Blatche misses time this week.
31 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Looks like Kurt Thomas, not Gibson, is the beneficiary of Boozer's injury.
32 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 3 Back in action (knee).
33 Reggie Evans* [PF] TOR 3 Back in action (foot). Averaging 13.5 rebounds in 30 minutes over last two games.
34 Amir Johnson* [PF,C] TOR 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
35 Carlos Boozer * [PF] CHI 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4 Averaging 32.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4 Averaging 27.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over last five games.
3 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
4 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
5 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4
6 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4
7 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 3 Averaging 27.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
8 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3
9 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3
10 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3
11 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3
12 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
13 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 4
14 Al Horford * [PF,C] ATL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
15 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
16 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
17 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4
18 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4
19 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4
20 Nenad Krstic [C] BOS 4 Averaging 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 30 minutes over last five games.
21 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4
22 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4 Averaging 8.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in only 20 minutes over last five games.
23 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
24 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 3
25 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3
26 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3
27 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
28 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
29 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] CHI 3 Decent short-term play for rebounds with Carlos Boozer (ankle) out. Averaging 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 34 minutes over last two games.
30 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 3
31 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
32 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 4
33 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4
34 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4
35 Kendrick Perkins * [C] OKC 4 Could make return later this week.