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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Value Meter-Week 16

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

THE VALUE METER
By Eric Johnson
RotoWire Staff Writer

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 16

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Steve Nash PHO 2  
2 Jose Calderon TOR 2  
3 Allen Iverson DET 2  
4 Chauncey Billups DEN 2  
5 Rajon Rondo BOS 2 Averaging 12.2 points, 9.4 assists and 6.8 rebounds over last five games.
6 Baron Davis LAC 2  
7 Jamal Crawford GSW 2  
8 Jason Kidd DAL 2  
9 Tony Parker SAS 2  
10 Andre Miller PHI 2  
11 Chris Paul * NO 2 Day-to-day (groin)
12 Maurice Williams CLE 2  
13 Raymond Felton CHA 2  
14 T.J. Ford IND 2  
15 Derrick Rose CHI 2  
16 Russell Westbrook OKC 2  
17 Ramon Sessions MIL 2 Don't expect 44 and 12 every night, but should be a great play with Ridnour (thumb) out.
18 Rodney Stuckey DET 2  
19 Chris Duhon NYK 2  
20 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 2 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds over last five games. Should continue to see 35+ minutes with Lowry (ankle) out.
21 Rafer Alston HOU 2  
22 Deron Williams UTA 1 Scored 34 or more points in three of last four games. Averaging 31.8 points and 8.3 assists over last four games.
23 Devin Harris NJ 1  
24 Mario Chalmers MIA 2  
25 Derek Fisher LAL 2  
26 Beno Udrih SAC 2  
27 D.J. Augustin CHA 2 Should see plenty of minutes in backcourt with Bell (groin) out.
28 Mike James WAS 2  
29 Jarrett Jack IND 2  
30 Randy Foye MIN 1  
31 Nate Robinson NYK 2  
32 Mike Bibby * ATL 2 Day-to-day (foot)
33 Jose Juan Barea DAL 2 Should see increased minutes with Terry (finger) out.
34 Earl Watson OKC 2  
35 Kirk Hinrich CHI 2  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 2  
2 Kobe Bryant LAL 2  
3 Brandon Roy POR 2  
4 Kevin Martin SAC 2 Scored 37 points in two of last three games.
5 Joe Johnson ATL 2  
6 Peja Stojakovic NO 2 Has stepped up with Paul out. Averaging 26.0 points and 5.0 threes over last two games.
7 O.J. Mayo MEM 2 Will have to do more offensively if Gay (foot) continues to miss time.
8 Tracy McGrady HOU 2  
9 Ray Allen BOS 2  
10 Manu Ginobili SAS 2  
11 Jason Richardson PHO 2  
12 Ben Gordon CHI 2  
13 Richard Hamilton DET 2  
14 Mike Dunleavy IND 2  
15 Eric Gordon LAC 2  
16 Monta Ellis GSW 2 Only averaging 12.0 points and 2.6 assists on 36% shooting from the field since returning to action.
17 Vince Carter NJ 1  
18 Anthony Parker TOR 2  
19 Charlie Bell MIL 2 Will see more minutes in Bucks backcourt with Ridnour (finger) out.
20 Rasual Butler NO 2  
21 J.R. Smith DEN 2  
22 Leandro Barbosa PHO 2  
23 Louis Williams PHI 2  
24 Roger Mason SAS 2  
25 Joey Graham TOR 2  
26 Rudy Fernandez POR 2  
27 Nick Young WAS 2  
28 Linas Kleiza DEN 2  
29 Ricky Davis LAC 2  
30 Michael Finley SAS 2  
31 Daniel Gibson CLE 2  
32 Willie Green PHI 2  
33 Eddie House BOS 2  
34 Jason Kapono TOR 2  
35 Keith Bogans MIL 2  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 2  
2 Danny Granger IND 2  
3 Kevin Durant OKC 2  
4 Stephen Jackson GSW 2 Flashing all around game recently. Averaging 23.6 points, 7.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
5 Carmelo Anthony DEN 2  
6 Paul Pierce BOS 2  
7 Josh Smith ATL 2  
8 Andre Iguodala PHI 2  
9 Caron Butler * WAS 2 Day-to-day (flu)
10 Luol Deng CHI 2  
11 Josh Howard DAL 2  
12 Corey Maggette GSW 2  
13 Ron Artest HOU 2  
14 John Salmons SAC 2  
15 Richard Jefferson MIL 2  
16 Marvin Williams ATL 2 Scored 23 or more points in two of last three games. Averaging 18.6 points and 8.2 rebounds over last five games.
17 Al Thornton LAC 2 Feast of famine offensively. Point totals for last five games are: 5, 9, 27, 9, 31.
18 Tayshaun Prince DET 2  
19 Rudy Gay * MEM 2 Day-to-day (hip flexor)
20 Grant Hill PHO 2  
21 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 1 Playing more point guard with Nelson out. Averaging 20.0 points and 8.5 assists over two games.
22 Rashard Lewis ORL 1  
23 Francisco Garcia SAC 2  
24 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 2  
25 Wally Szczerbiak CLE 2 Averaging 13.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes in 42.0 minutes over last two games.
26 Wilson Chandler NYK 2  
27 James Posey NO 2  
28 Shane Battier HOU 2  
29 Quentin Richardson NYK 2  
30 Tim Thomas NYK 2  
31 Luke Walton LAL 2  
32 Dominic McGuire WAS 2  
33 Andres Nocioni CHI 2  
34 Jamario Moon TOR 2  
35 Trevor Ariza LAL 2  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 2  
2 Tim Duncan SAS 2  
3 Antawn Jamison WAS 2  
4 David West NO 2  
5 Kevin Garnett BOS 2  
6 Zach Randolph LAC 2 Quickly returning to pre-injury form. Averaging 30.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 threes over last two games.
7 Emeka Okafor CHA 2  
8 Charlie Villanueva MIL 2 Scored 26 or more points in four of last five games. Averaging 25.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists during this stretch.
9 Al Harrington NYK 2  
10 David Lee NYK 2  
11 Rasheed Wallace DET 2  
12 Boris Diaw CHA 2  
13 Lamar Odom LAL 2 Averaging 12.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks as starter this season.
14 Jeff Green OKC 2  
15 Andrea Bargnani TOR 2  
16 Kenyon Martin DEN 2  
17 Shawn Marion MIA 2  
18 Tyrus Thomas CHI 2  
19 Luis Scola HOU 2  
20 Hakim Warrick MEM 2  
21 Thaddeus Young PHI 2  
22 Udonis Haslem MIA 2  
23 Jason Thompson SAC 2  
24 Travis Outlaw POR 2  
25 Michael Beasley MIA 2  
26 Antonio McDyess DET 2  
27 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 2  
28 Brandon Bass DAL 2  
29 Paul Millsap UTA 1 Production has dipped recently. Averaging 10.6 points and 6.6 rebounds over last five games.
30 Vladimir Radmonovic CHA 2  
31 Darius Songalia WAS 2  
32 Amir Johnson DET 2  
33 Kevin Love MIN 1  
34 Ryan Anderson NJ 1 Averaging 13.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 threes over last five games.
35 Darrell Arthur * MEM 2 Day-to-day (personal)

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Pau Gasol LAL 2 Picked up game with Bynum out. Averaging 26.2 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists on 67% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Yao Ming HOU 2  
3 Amar'e Stoudemire PHO 2  
4 Marcus Camby LAC 2 Blocks have disappeared. Averaging 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
5 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 2  
6 Troy Murphy IND 2  
7 Nene DEN 2  
8 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 2  
9 Jermaine O'Neal TOR 2 Will have to do more with Bosh (knee) out. Averaging 16.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
10 Samuel Dalembert PHI 2  
11 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 2  
12 Al Jefferson MIN 1  
13 Dwight Howard ORL 1  
14 Kendrick Perkins BOS 2  
15 Ronny Turiaf GSW 2 Will start at center with Biedrins (ankle) out. Should be decent source for boards and blocks.
16 Spencer Hawes SAC 2  
17 Marc Gasol MEM 2  
18 Al Horford ATL 2 Has struggled since returning from injury. Only averaging 5.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 26.3 minutes over last three games.
19 Joakim Noah CHI 2  
20 Mehmet Okur UTA 1  
21 Brook Lopez NJ 1  
22 Erick Dampier DAL 2  
23 Nick Collison OKC 2  
24 Matt Bonner SAS 2  
25 Anderson Varejao CLE 2  
26 Nenad Krstic OKC 2 Day-to-day (flu)
27 Chris Anderson DEN 2  
28 Greg Oden POR 2 Early foul trouble continues to hurt production. Averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds over last five games.
29 Joel Przybilla POR 2  
30 JaVale McGee WAS 2  
31 Ben Wallace CLE 2  
32 Jeff Foster IND 2  
33 Francisco Elson MIL 2  
34 Marreese Speights PHI 2  
35 Tyson Chandler * NO 2 Day-to-day (ankle)

Article first appeared on 2/8/09

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