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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Value Meter-Week 17

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 17

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul NO 4  
2 Ramon Sessions MIL 4 Averaging 24.8 points, 9.8 assists. 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals over last five games.
3 Randy Foye MIN 4  
4 T.J. Ford IND 4  
5 Raymond Felton CHA 4  
6 Steve Nash PHO 4 Day-to-day (back)
7 Deron Williams UTA 3  
8 Allen Iverson DET 3 Scored 25 or more points in last three games played. Averaging 26.6 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals during this stretch.
9 Devin Harris NJ 3  
10 Baron Davis LAC 3  
11 Chauncey Billups DEN 3  
12 Jason Kidd DAL 3  
13 Maurice Williams CLE 3  
14 Tony Parker SAS 3  
15 Andre Miller PHI 3  
16 Mike Bibby ATL 3  
17 Jose Calderon * TOR 3 Day-to-day (hamstring)
18 D.J. Augustin CHA 4 Minutes and production could decrease a bit with Bell (groin) due back this week.
19 Nate Robinson NYK 3 Averaging 31.5 points, 9.0 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals over last two games. Production could continue if Duhon (ankle) misses time.
20 Russell Westbrook OKC 3  
21 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 3  
22 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
22 Jamal Crawford GSW 2  
23 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
24 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
25 Rajon Rondo BOS 2 Averaging 11.8 points, 12.0 assists and 9.2 rebounds over last five. Coming off 19 points, 14 assist, 15 rebound triple-double in last game.
26 Rodney Stuckey DET 3 Only averaging 11.0 points and 4.2 assists on 37.7% shooting from the field in February.
27 Sebastian Telfair MIN 4  
28 Anthony Johnson ORL 4  
29 Rafer Alston HOU 3  
30 Mario Chalmers MIA 3  
31 Beno Udrih SAC 3  
32 Chris Duhon * NYK 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
33 Kirk Hinrich CHI 3  
34 Jose Juan Barea DAL 3  
35 Jordan Farmar LAL 4  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
3 Jason Richardson PHO 4  
4 Peja Stojakovic NO 4  
5 Brandon Roy POR 3  
6 Kevin Martin SAC 3  
7 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
8 Vince Carter NJ 3  
9 O.J. Mayo MEM 3  
10 Manu Ginobili SAS 3 Averaging 23.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals over last five games.
11 Richard Hamilton DET 3 Adjusting well to sixth man role. Averaging 24.2 points and 5.4 assists over last five games.
12 Ben Gordon CHI 3  
13 Eric Gordon LAC 3  
14 Charlie Bell MIL 4  
15 Rasual Butler NO 4  
16 Mickael Pietrus ORL 4  
17 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4  
18 Mike Dunleavy * IND 4 Day-to-day (knee)
19 Raja Bell CHA 4 Expected to return this week (groin)
20 Ray Allen BOS 2  
21 Monta Ellis GSW 2  
22 Tracy McGrady * HOU 3 Day-to-day (knee)
23 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
24 J.R. Smith DEN 3  
25 Louis Williams PHI 3  
26 Courtney Lee ORL 4  
27 Keith Bogans MIL 4  
28 Roger Mason SAS 3  
29 CJ Miles UTA 3  
30 Joey Graham TOR 3  
31 Rudy Fernandez POR 3  
32 Linas Kleiza DEN 3  
33 Daequan Cook MIA 3  
34 Ricky Davis LAC 3  
35 Michael Finley SAS 3  
35 Antoine Wright DAL 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Danny Granger IND 4  
2 LeBron James CLE 3  
3 Kevin Durant OKC 3 Averaging 30.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks on 50% shooting from the field over last five games.
4 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
5 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
6 Carmelo Anthony DEN 3  
7 Caron Butler WAS 3  
8 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
9 Josh Smith ATL 3  
10 Rashard Lewis ORL 4 Numbers are down since Nelson's injury. Averaging 12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 threes on 36% shooting from the field over last five.
11 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
12 Ron Artest HOU 3 Could move back into starting lineup if McGrady (knee) misses time this week.
13 Josh Howard DAL 3  
14 Luol Deng CHI 3  
15 Gerald Wallace * CHA 4 On track to return this week (lung, rib)
16 Stephen Jackson GSW 2 Averaging 25.8 points, 8.0 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
17 Paul Pierce BOS 2  
18 John Salmons SAC 3  
19 Grant Hill PHO 4  
20 Mike Miller MIN 4 Minutes and production could increase with Jefferson (knee) out. Averaging 39 minutes, but only 9.5 points over last two games.
21 Marvin Williams ATL 3  
22 Al Thornton LAC 3  
23 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
24 Ronnie Brewer UTA 3  
25 Rudy Gay * MEM 3 Day-to-day (hip flexor)
26 Andrei Kirilenko * UTA 3 Hopes to return this week (ankle)
27 Wilson Chandler NYK 3  
28 Corey Maggette GSW 2 Scored 24 or more points in three of last four games.
29 James Posey NO 4  
30 Trevor Ariza LAL 4  
31 Luke Walton LAL 4  
32 Francisco Garcia SAC 3  
33 Andres Nocioni CHI 3  
34 Shane Battier HOU 3  
35 Wally Szczerbiak CLE 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Lamar Odom LAL 4 Averaging 18.4 points, 13.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
2 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
3 David West NO 4  
4 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
5 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
6 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
7 Boris Diaw CHA 4  
8 Kevin Love MIN 4 Four double-doubles in last five games. Averaging 12.4 points and 11.0 rebounds during this stretch.
9 Zach Randolph LAC 3  
10 Antawn Jamison WAS 3  
11 David Lee NYK 3  
12 Tyrus Thomas CHI 3 Averaging 17.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
13 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
14 Al Harrington NYK 3  
15 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3 Moves back to center with O'Neal gone. Averaging 18.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks as starting center this year.
16 Jeff Green OKC 3  
17 Kenyon Martin DEN 3  
18 Shawn Marion TOR 3  
19 Paul Millsap UTA 3  
20 Chris Bosh * TOR 3 Day-to-day (knee)
21 Kevin Garnett BOS 2  
22 Vladimir Radmonovic CHA 4  
23 Michael Beasley MIA 3 Could move into starting lineup with Marion gone.
24 Hakim Warrick MEM 3 Averaging 17.4 points and 8.0 rebounds over last five games. Decent play if Arthur (personal) misses time.
25 Luis Scola HOU 3  
26 Antonio McDyess DET 3 Averaging 8.8 points and 11.2 rebounds over last five games.
27 Travis Outlaw POR 3  
28 Thaddeus Young PHI 3  
29 Udonis Haslem MIA 3  
30 Jason Thompson SAC 3  
31 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 4  
32 Ryan Anderson NJ 3  
33 Darrell Arthur MEM 3 Day-to-day (personal)
34 Brandon Bass DAL 3  
35 Darko Milicic MEM 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Pau Gasol LAL 4 Averaging 22.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals on 59% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Amar'e Stoudemire PHO 4  
3 Dwight Howard ORL 4  
4 Troy Murphy IND 4  
5 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4  
6 Yao Ming HOU 3  
7 Marcus Camby LAC 3  
8 Mehmet Okur UTA 3  
9 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 3  
10 Jermaine O'Neal MIA 3 Averaging 16.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 blocks over last five games. Should be solid source for boards and blocks with Miami.
11 Brook Lopez NJ 3  
12 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 3  
13 Samuel Dalembert PHI 3  
14 Nene DEN 3  
15 Tyson Chandler * NO 4 Could return this week (ankle)
16 Al Horford ATL 3  
17 Joakim Noah CHI 3 Averaging 10.2 points and 11.5 rebounds over last four games.
18 Marc Gasol MEM 3  
19 Matt Bonner SAS 3  
20 Spencer Hawes SAC 3 Minutes and production could decrease if Miller (abdominal) returns this week.
21 Nick Collison OKC 3  
22 Jeff Foster IND 4  
23 Francisco Elson MIL 4  
24 Erick Dampier DAL 3  
25 Marreese Speights PHI 3  
26 Nenad Krstic OKC 3  
27 Anderson Varejao CLE 3  
28 Ben Wallace CLE 3  
29 Brad Miller * SAC 3 Day-to-day (abdominal)
30 Greg Oden * POR 3 Day-to-day (knee)
31 Joel Przybilla POR 3  
32 Andris Biedrins * GSW 2 Could return this week (ankle)
33 Kendrick Perkins BOS 2  
34 Ronny Turiaf GSW 2 Decent play if Biedrins (ankle) can't go this week.
35 JaVale McGee WAS 3  

Article first appeared on 2/15/09