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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 22

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 22 - March 21st - March 27th

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

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4  
2 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 assists, 3.4 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
3 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Averaging 17.4 points, 7,2 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 2,4 steals over last five games.
4 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3 Averaging 22.5 points, 12.3 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 1.3 threes over last five games.
5 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4  
6 Chauncey Billups [PG] NYK 4  
7 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 4  
8 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4  
9 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
10 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4 Averaging 16.8 points and 6.8 assists over last five games.
11 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4 Only averaging 3.4 points and 6.2 assists over last five games.
12 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4 Strong value even with Chauncey Billups back. Averaging 17.4 points, 5.8 assists and 4.0 threes over last five games.
13 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3  
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3  
15 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Could see bump in value if time share partner Raymond Felton (ankle) misses time this week.
16 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] UTA 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
17 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
18 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4  
19 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 4 Big increase in value with Deron Williams (wrist) out for at least three games.
20 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4 Should continue to see bump in minutes if Baron Davis (back) misses time this week.
21 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
22 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3  
23 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3  
24 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 3  
25 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3  
26 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 2  
27 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] ATL 4  
28 Baron Davis * [PG] CLE 4 Day-to-day (back spasms).
29 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3  
30 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 3  
31 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
32 Mike Bibby [PG] MIA 3 Should be decent source for threes with Mario Chalmers (knee) out.
33 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] PHO 4  
34 Rodrique Beaubois [PG,SG] DAL 3  
35 Raymond Felton * [PG,SG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4  
2 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4  
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
4 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
5 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4  
6 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4  
7 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4  
8 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] WAS 4 Solid play with Nick Young (knee) out. Averaging 26.0 points, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 45 minutes over last two games.
9 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4 Starting at SG over Raja Bell. Averaging 22.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 threes over last five games.
10 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
11 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4  
12 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 4  
13 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3 Back in action (wrist).
14 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3 Averaging 19.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.0 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
15 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3  
16 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
17 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals over last five games.
18 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4 Averaging 16.8 points, 1.8 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
19 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4  
20 Nick Young * [SG,SF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (knee).
21 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3 Could see bump in minutes with Raymond Felton and Aaron Afflalo out. Averaging 18.8 points and 4.4 threes over last five games.
22 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 3 Averaging 15.2 points and 3.2 threes over last five games.
23 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 3  
24 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 2  
25 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4  
26 Paul George [SG] IND 4  
27 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4  
28 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 4  
29 Omri Casspi [SG,SF] SAC 4  
30 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 4  
31 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 4  
32 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4  
33 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 1.6 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
34 James Harden [SG] OKC 3  
35 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 3  


Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4  
2 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3  
3 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
4 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
5 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 4.0 threes, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
6 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4  
7 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4  
8 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 3 Value goes up with move to starting lineup. Averaging 13.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 threes, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
9 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3 Averaging 16.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.4 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
10 Andre Iguodala * [SG,SF] PHI 3 Day-to-day (Achilles).
11 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] DEN 3  
12 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3  
13 Stephen Jackson * [SG,SF] CHA 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
14 Grant Hill  [SG,SF] PHO 4  
15 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (back).
16 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4  
17 Danilo Gallinari * [SF] DEN 3 Back in action (toe).
18 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 3 Day-to-day (wrist).
19 Shawne Williams [SF,PF] NYK 4  
20 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
21 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
22 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4  
23 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
24 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3  
25 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3  
26 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3  
27 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3  
28 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 3  
29 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 4  
30 Sam Young [SG,SF] MEM 4  
31 Shane Battier [SF] MEM 4  
32 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 3  
33 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
34 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 3 Could see bump in minutes with Richard Hamilton (personal) out.
35 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 3  

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4  
2 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
3 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
4 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
5 David Lee [PF] GSW 4  
6 Channing Frye* [PF,C] PHO 4 Back in action (shoulder).
7 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3  
8 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
9 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3  
10 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
11 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
12 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3  
13 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3  
14 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4 Averaging 22.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
15 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4  
16 Paul Millsap * [SF,PF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (knee).
17 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 4 Decent short-term play with Andray Blatche out. Averaging 12.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
18 Carlos Boozer * [PF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
19 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 4 Averaging 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
20 David West [PF] NO 3  
21 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3 Averaging 9.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
22 Lamar Odom  [PF] LAL 3  
23 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3  
24 Samardo Samuels [PF,C] CLE 4  
25 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
26 Reggie Evans [PF] TOR 4 Averaging 13.4 rebounds in 29 minutes over last five games.
27 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
28 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 4  
29 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
30 Andray Blatche * [PF,C] WAS 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
31 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 3  
32 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 3  
33 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 3  
34 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 3  
35 Luis Scola* [SF,PF] HOU 2 Day-to-day (knee). Expected back this week.
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4 Averaging 26.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
2 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4  
3 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4  
4 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4  
5 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4  
6 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4  
7 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
8 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4  
9 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3  
10 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3 Averaging 14.2 points, 15.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
11 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3 Averaging 10.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 5.0 blocks over last five games.
12 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4  
13 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4  
14 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4  
15 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4  
16 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
17 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 3  
18 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
19 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3  
20 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 3  
21 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
22 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 3  
23 Nenad Krstic [C] BOS 4  
24 Antonio McDyess [PF,C] SAS 4  
25 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
26 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] CHI 4 Value goes way down if Carlos Boozer (ankle) returns this week.
27 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3  
28 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3  
29 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3  
30 Marcus Camby [C] POR 3  
31 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 3  
32 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 2  
33 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 4  
34 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4  
35 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 3