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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Value Meter-Week 18

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 18

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul NO 4  
2 Deron Williams UTA 4  
3 Nate Robinson NYK 4 Scored 30 or more points in three of last four games. Averaging 28.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 3.2 threes over last five.
4 Steve Nash PHO 4  
5 Allen Iverson DET 4  
6 Randy Foye MIN 4 Stepped up his game with Jefferson out. Averaging 23.3 points and 2.0 threes over last five games.
7 Chauncey Billups DEN 4  
8 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
9 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
10 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
11 Tony Parker SAS 4  
12 Andre Miller PHI 4  
13 Raymond Felton CHA 4  
14 Maurice Williams CLE 4  
15 Baron Davis * LAC 4 Day-to-day (toe)
16 T.J. Ford IND 4  
17 Derrick Rose CHI 4  
18 Chris Duhon NYK 4  
19 Devin Harris NJ 3  
20 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
21 Russell Westbrook OKC 3 Averaging 20.0 points, 6.6 assists and 7.4 rebounds over last five games.
22 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 3 Averaging 15.0 points, 6.4 assists and 5.8 rebounds over last five games.
23 Aaron Brooks HOU 4 Lowry could threaten playing time down the road, but solid start this week.
24 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
25 Beno Udrih SAC 4  
26 Jamal Crawford GSW 3  
27 Rafer Alston ORL 4  
28 Steve Blake POR 4  
29 Sebastian Telfair MIN 4  
30 Rodney Stuckey DET 4 Continues to struggle as Iverson takes over the offense. Only averaging 8.2 points and 3.2 assists in 32 minutes over last five games.
31 Luke Ridnour MIL 3  
32 Ramon Sessions MIL 3 Return of Ridnour (thumb) and subsequent move to shooting guard hurt value.
33 D.J. Augustin CHA 4  
34 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
35 Kirk Hinrich CHI 4  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Kevin Martin SAC 4  
3 Joe Johnson ATL 4  
4 Brandon Roy POR 4  
5 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4 Big bump in value with move to starting lineup.
6 Jason Richardson PHO 4  
7 Ben Gordon CHI 4  
8 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
9 Ray Allen BOS 4 Will have to more with Garnett (knee) out.
10 Peja Stojakovic NO 4  
11 Richard Hamilton DET 4  
12 Marquis Daniels IND 4 Will have to do more with Granger and Dunleavy out. Averaging 15.3 points and 5.0 rebounds as starter.
13 Vince Carter NJ 3  
14 O.J. Mayo MEM 3  
15 Eric Gordon LAC 4  
16 Roger Mason SAS 4 Should continue to good source for 3's and points with Ginobili (ankle) out.
17 Raja Bell CHA 4  
18 Rasual Butler NO 4  
19 J.R. Smith DEN 4  
20 Louis Williams PHI 4  
21 Rudy Fernandez POR 4  
22 Monta Ellis GSW 3  
23 Charlie Bell MIL 3  
24 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
25 CJ Miles UTA 4  
26 Mickael Pietrus ORL 4  
27 Michael Finley SAS 4  
28 Linas Kleiza DEN 4  
29 Ricky Davis LAC 4  
30 Antoine Wright DAL 4  
31 Courtney Lee ORL 4  
32 Delonte West * CLE 4 Should return to action this week (wrist).
33 Larry Hughes NYK 4 Could slide into starting shooting guard position once acclimated to Knicks offense.
34 Daniel Gibson CLE 4  
35 Jason Kapono TOR 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Paul Pierce BOS 4 Will have to do more with Garnett (knee) out.
3 Gerald Wallace CHA 4  
4 Josh Smith ATL 4  
5 Ron Artest HOU 4  
6 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
7 Andre Iguodala PHI 4  
8 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
9 Luol Deng CHI 4  
10 Carmelo Anthony * DEN 4 Day-to-day (knee)
10 Josh Howard DAL 4  
11 Kevin Durant OKC 3  
12 Richard Jefferson MIL 3 Averaging 27.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.6 threes over last five games.
13 Stephen Jackson GSW 3  
14 Caron Butler WAS 3  
15 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
16 Mike Miller MIN 4 Starting to turn things around after disappointing season. Averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.8 assists over last five games.
17 Francisco Garcia SAC 4 Impressive all-around game includes averaging 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
18 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4  
19 Wilson Chandler NYK 4  
20 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
21 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
22 Corey Maggette GSW 3  
23 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
24 Al Thornton * LAC 4 Day-to-day (foot)
25 John Salmons CHI 4 Sixth man role with Chicago could hurt production.
26 Tayshaun Prince DET 4  
27 Matt Barnes PHO 4  
28 Grant Hill PHO 4  
29 James Posey NO 4  
30 Shane Battier HOU 4  
31 Andres Nocioni SAC 4 30 minutes played and scored 10 points off the bench in first game with the Kings. Should see solid minutes at SF and PF going forward.
32 Trevor Ariza LAL 4  
33 Luke Walton LAL 4  
34 Steve Novak LAC 4  
35 Dominic McGuire WAS 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan SAS 4  
2 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
3 Lamar Odom LAL 4  
4 David West NO 4  
5 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
6 Zach Randolph LAC 4  
7 Tyrus Thomas CHI 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
8 David Lee NYK 4  
9 Boris Diaw CHA 4  
10 Al Harrington NYK 4  
11 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
12 Antawn Jamison WAS 3  
13 Rasheed Wallace DET 4  
14 Paul Millsap UTA 4 Imminent return of Boozer could mean decreased minutes and production.
15 Luis Scola HOU 4 Recorded three straight double-doubles. Averaging 14.4 points and 10.2 rebounds over last five games.
16 Antonio McDyess DET 4 Posted three straight double-doubles. Averaging 15.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks during this stretch.
17 Kevin Love MIN 4  
18 Charlie Villanueva MIL 3  
19 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3  
20 Shawn Marion TOR 3  
21 Jeff Green OKC 3  
22 Carlos Boozer * UTA 4 Hopes to return this week (knee).
23 Jason Thompson SAC 4  
24 Thaddeus Young PHI 4  
25 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
26 Vladimir Radmonovic CHA 4  
27 Kenyon Martin * DEN 4 Day-to-day (back)
28 Udonis Haslem MIA 3  
29 Glen Davis BOS 4 Should see bump in minutes with Garnett out.
30 Chris Wilcox NYK 4  
31 Brandon Bass DAL 4  
32 Michael Beasley MIA 3  
33 Hakim Warrick MEM 3  
34 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 3  
35 Anthony Randolph GSW 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Pau Gasol LAL 4  
2 Yao Ming HOU 4  
3 Dwight Howard ORL 4 Averaging 23.2 points, 14.8 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
4 Troy Murphy IND 4  
5 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
6 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
7 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 4  
8 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4  
9 Al Horford ATL 4  
10 Nene DEN 4  
11 Spencer Hawes SAC 4  
12 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4  
13 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
14 Joel Przybilla POR 4 Should continue to be solid source of boards and blocks with Oden (knee) out. Averaging 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks as a starter.
15 Marcus Camby * LAC 4 Day-to-day (ear)
16 Brook Lopez NJ 3  
17 Jermaine O'Neal MIA 3  
18 Matt Bonner SAS 4  
19 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
20 Joakim Noah CHI 4  
21 Brad Miller CHI 4  
22 Tyson Chandler * NO 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
23 Anderson Varejao CLE 4  
24 Ben Wallace CLE 4  
25 Marc Gasol MEM 3  
26 Andris Biedrins * GSW 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
27 Ronny Turiaf GSW 3  
28 Nenad Krstic OKC 3 Starting at center but still in timeshare with Collison.
29 Nick Collison OKC 3  
30 Marreese Speights PHI 4  
31 Chris Anderson DEN 4  
32 Andray Blatche WAS 3  
33 Francisco Elson MIL 3  
34 JaVale McGee WAS 3  
35 Greg Oden * POR 4 Day-to-day (knee)

Article first appeared on 2/22/09