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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 19

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 19

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Devin Harris NJ 4 Day-to-day (flu). Averaging 27.0 points, 7.0 assists, 2.2 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
2 Tony Parker SAS 4 Averaging 29.0 points and 9.0 assists over last three games but scoring could decrease this week with Duncan (knee) due back.
3 Chauncey Billups DEN 4  
4 Chris Paul NO 3  
5 Russell Westbrook OKC 4 Will have to do more with Durant (ankle) out. Averaging 24.4 points, 6.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
6 Steve Nash * PHO 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
7 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
8 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
9 Deron Williams UTA 3  
10 Nate Robinson NYK 3  
11 Maurice Williams CLE 4 Production could decrease a bit with West back.
12 Andre Miller PHI 3  
13 Rajon Rondo BOS 3  
14 Baron Davis LAC 3  
15 Randy Foye MIN 3  
16 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
17 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 4  
18 Jamal Crawford GSW 4  
19 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
20 Aaron Brooks HOU 4  
21 Ramon Sessions MIL 4 Ridnour's return has resulted in decreased minutes and production. Averaging 14.0 points and 5.6 assists in 30.0 minutes over last five games.
22 Jarrett Jack IND 3 Quietly averaging 20.2 points, 4.4 assists. 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
23 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
24 Chris Duhon NYK 3  
25 Rafer Alston ORL 3  
26 T.J. Ford IND 3  
27 Mario Chalmers MIA 4  
28 Luke Ridnour MIL 4  
29 Rodney Stuckey DET 3 Production could increase with Iverson (back) out.
30 Allen Iverson * DET 3 Day-to-day (back)
31 Steve Blake POR 3  
32 Sebastian Telfair MIN 3  
33 Kirk Hinrich CHI 3  
34 C.J. Watson GSW 4 Could see bump in minutes as Warriors begin playing their young guys.
35 D.J. Augustin CHA 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 4  
2 Vince Carter NJ 4  
3 Joe Johnson ATL 4  
4 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4 Averaging 21.0 points, 4.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 steals over last five games.
5 O.J. Mayo MEM 4  
6 Jason Richardson PHO 4  
7 Brandon Roy POR 3  
8 Ray Allen BOS 3 Averaging 23.2 points and 4.0 threes over last five games.
9 Kobe Bryant LAL 2  
10 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
11 Ben Gordon CHI 3  
12 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
13 Delonte West CLE 4  
14 Charlie Bell MIL 4 Averaging 16.0 points and 3.0 threes made over last five games.
15 Thabo Sefolosha OKC 4 Should see plenty of minutes with Durant (ankle) out. Averaging 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds over last two games.
16 Marquis Daniels IND 3  
17 Kevin Martin SAC 2 Averaging 22.0 points, 3.5 threes made and 3.0 steals over last two games.
18 Larry Hughes NYK 3  
19 Rasual Butler NO 3  
20 Raja Bell CHA 3  
21 Michael Finley SAS 4 Averaging 13.4 points and 2.6 threes made over last five games.
22 J.R. Smith DEN 4  
23 Roger Mason SAS 4  
24 Louis Williams PHI 3  
25 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
26 Eric Gordon * LAC 3 Day-to-day (shoulder)
27 Rudy Fernandez POR 3  
28 Antoine Wright DAL 4  
29 Linas Kleiza DEN 4  
30 Daequan Cook MIA 4  
31 Von Wafer HOU 4  
32 Daniel Gibson CLE 4  
33 Marco Belinelli GSW 4  
34 CJ Miles UTA 3  
35 Courtney Lee ORL 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Ron Artest HOU 4 Averaging 22.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.4 threes and 2.4 steals over last five games.
3 Stephen Jackson GSW 4  
4 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4  
5 Caron Butler WAS 4  
6 Josh Smith ATL 4  
7 Josh Howard DAL 4  
8 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
9 Rudy Gay MEM 4  
10 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
11 Paul Pierce BOS 3  
12 Gerald Wallace CHA 3  
13 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
14 Ryan Gomes MIN 3  
15 Mike Miller MIN 3  
16 Rashard Lewis ORL 3  
17 Ronnie Brewer UTA 3 Averaging 19.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 steals over last five games.
18 John Salmons CHI 3 Should be in line for increased minutes and production with Deng (stress fracture) out.
19 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
20 Corey Maggette GSW 4 In jeopardy of missing a game this week as Warriors start to play their young guys.
21 Matt Barnes PHO 4  
22 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 4  
23 Grant Hill PHO 4  
24 Al Thornton LAC 3  
25 Shane Battier HOU 4  
26 Dominic McGuire WAS 4  
27 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 3  
28 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
29 Jamario Moon MIA 4  
30 Bobby Simmons NJ 4  
31 Wally Szczerbiak CLE 4  
32 Wilson Chandler NYK 3 Move to bench has hurt production. Only averaging 5.0 points in 22.0 minutes over last two games.
33 James Posey NO 3  
34 Francisco Garcia SAC 2  
35 Kevin Durant * OKC 4 Doubtful to play this week (ankle)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
2 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
3 Tim Duncan * SAS 4 Day-to-day (knee)
4 Jeff Green OKC 4 Becomes number one scoring option with Durant (ankle) out.
5 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
6 David West NO 3  
7 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
8 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
9 Boris Diaw CHA 3 Flashing all around game recently. Averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
10 David Lee NYK 3  
11 Zach Randolph LAC 3  
12 Luis Scola HOU 4 Double-doubles in four of last five games. Averaging 14.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals during this stretch.
13 Shawn Marion TOR 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in five games with the Raptors.
14 Al Harrington NYK 3  
15 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3  
16 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
17 Kenyon Martin DEN 4  
18 Tyrus Thomas CHI 3  
19 Antonio McDyess DET 3  
20 Kevin Love MIN 3  
21 Paul Millsap UTA 3  
22 Michael Beasley MIA 4  
23 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
24 Thaddeus Young PHI 3  
25 Lamar Odom LAL 2  
25 Yi Jianlian NJ 4  
26 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 4  
27 Brandon Bass DAL 4  
28 Travis Outlaw POR 3  
29 Vladimir Radmonovic CHA 3  
30 Carlos Boozer UTA 3 Only averaging 6.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 20.3 minutes since returning from injury.
31 Anthony Randolph GSW 4  
32 Hakim Warrick MEM 4  
33 Darrell Arthur MEM 4  
34 Craig Smith MIN 3  
35 Glen Davis BOS 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Yao Ming HOU 4  
2 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4 Averaging 23.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on 67% shooting from the field and 69% shooting from the line over last five games.
3 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
4 Al Horford ATL 4  
5 Brook Lopez NJ 4  
6 Troy Murphy IND 3  
7 Mehmet Okur UTA 3  
8 Marcus Camby LAC 3  
9 Jermaine O'Neal MIA 4  
10 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 4  
11 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 3  
12 Nene DEN 4  
13 Chris Anderson DEN 4 Averaging 7.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks over last five games.
14 Marc Gasol MEM 4  
15 Anderson Varejao CLE 4 Should see bump in minutes and production Wallace (broken leg) out.
16 Samuel Dalembert PHI 3  
17 Andris Biedrins * GSW 4 Will miss Friday's game (coaches decision).
18 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
19 Kendrick Perkins BOS 3  
20 Joel Przybilla POR 3  
21 Pau Gasol LAL 2  
22 Matt Bonner SAS 4  
23 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
24 Nenad Krstic OKC 4  
25 Nick Collison OKC 4  
26 Brad Miller CHI 3  
27 Joakim Noah CHI 3  
28 Andray Blatche WAS 4  
29 JaVale McGee WAS 4  
30 Francisco Elson MIL 4  
31 Ronny Turiaf GSW 4  
32 Zaza Pachulia ATL 4  
33 Jeff Foster IND 3  
34 Spencer Hawes SAC 2  
35 Greg Oden * POR 3 Day-to-day (knee)

Article first appeared on 3/1/09