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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 20

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 20

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, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, LAL, MIA, MIN, NO, NYK, ORL, PHO, POR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: BOS, CHA, DEN, GSW, IND, LAC, MEM, MIL, NJ, OKC, PHI, SAC, SAS, TOR
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 Steve Nash PHO 4 Averaging 30.5 points, 11.5 assists and 3.0 threes made over last two games.
4 Nate Robinson NYK 4  
5 Randy Foye MIN 4  
6 Maurice Williams CLE 4  
7 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
8 Derrick Rose CHI 4  
9 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
10 Devin Harris NJ 3  
11 Tony Parker SAS 3  
12 Chauncey Billups DEN 3  
13 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
14 Andre Miller PHI 3  
15 Aaron Brooks HOU 4  
16 Rodney Stuckey DET 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 4.8 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
17 Russell Westbrook OKC 3  
18 Jamal Crawford GSW 3  
19 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
20 Chris Duhon NYK 4 Only averaging 9.8 points and 6.6 assists over last five games.
21 Rafer Alston ORL 4  
22 Mario Chalmers MIA 4  
23 Jarrett Jack IND 3 Scored 25 or more points in three of last four games but production could decrease with Granger (knee) due back this week.
24 Rajon Rondo * BOS 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
25 Baron Davis * LAC 3 Day-to-day (hamstring)
26 Kirk Hinrich CHI 4  
27 Sebastian Telfair MIN 4  
28 Steve Blake POR 4 Only averaging 9.8 points and 4.2 assists over last five games.
29 T.J. Ford IND 3  
30 Ramon Sessions MIL 3  
31 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 3  
32 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
33 Luke Ridnour MIL 3  
34 Mike James WAS 4  
35 Stephon Marbury BOS 3 Could see big bump in minutes if Rondo (ankle) misses time.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 4 Averaging 37.8 points, 11.0 assists, 7.0 rebounds, 2.2 threes, 3.4 steals and 1.2 blocks on 56% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
3 Brandon Roy POR 4  
4 Joe Johnson ATL 4  
5 Ben Gordon CHI 4  
6 Jason Richardson PHO 4  
7 Richard Hamilton DET 4  
8 Jason Terry DAL 4  
9 Rasual Butler NO 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 threes made over last five games.
10 Vince Carter NJ 3  
11 Kevin Martin SAC 3  
12 Larry Hughes NYK 4  
13 Delonte West CLE 4  
14 Ray Allen BOS 3  
15 J.R. Smith DEN 3 Starting at shooting guard. Averaging 22.0 points, 5.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 39.0 minutes over last two games.
16 O.J. Mayo MEM 3  
17 Eric Gordon LAC 3  
18 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4  
19 Peja Stojakovic * NO 4 Day-to-day (back)
20 Rudy Fernandez POR 4  
21 CJ Miles UTA 4  
22 Marquis Daniels IND 3 Minutes and production could take a hit with Granger (knee) due back this week.
23 Raja Bell CHA 3  
24 Roger Mason SAS 3  
25 Michael Finley SAS 3  
26 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
27 Louis Williams PHI 3  
28 Antoine Wright DAL 4  
29 Courtney Lee ORL 4  
30 Mickael Pietrus ORL 4  
31 Rashad McCants SAC 3 Averaging 18.5 points and 2.0 threes made in 28.5 minutes over last two games.
32 Charlie Bell MIL 3  
33 Marco Belinelli GSW 3  
34 Monta Ellis * GSW 3 Expected to re-join team on Wednesday.
35 Thabo Sefolosha * OKC 3 Day-to-day (knee)

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Ron Artest HOU 4  
3 Caron Butler WAS 4  
4 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
5 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
6 Josh Smith ATL 4  
7 Matt Barnes PHO 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 threes made over last five games.
8 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4 Averaging 20.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 steals over last five games.
9 Paul Pierce BOS 3  
10 Carmelo Anthony DEN 3  
11 Stephen Jackson GSW 3  
12 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
13 Gerald Wallace CHA 3  
14 John Salmons CHI 4  
15 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
16 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
17 Richard Jefferson MIL 3  
18 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
19 Danny Granger * IND 3 Expected to return this week (knee)
20 Wilson Chandler NYK 4  
21 Tayshaun Prince DET 4  
22 Mike Miller MIN 4  
23 Jamario Moon MIA 4  
24 Corey Maggette GSW 3  
25 Al Thornton LAC 3  
26 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
27 Francisco Garcia * SAC 3 Day-to-day (finger)
28 Grant Hill PHO 4  
29 Kevin Durant * OKC 3 Won't return until Wednesday at the earliest (ankle).
30 Josh Howard * DAL 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
31 Dominic McGuire WAS 4  
32 Shane Battier HOU 4  
33 James Posey NO 4  
34 Trevor Ariza LAL 4  
35 Julian Wright * NO 4 Decent short-term play if Stojakovic (back) can't go.

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
2 David West NO 4  
3 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
4 David Lee NYK 4  
5 Al Harrington NYK 4  
6 Luis Scola HOU 4  
7 Lamar Odom LAL 4  
8 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
9 Tim Duncan SAS 3 Only averaging 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds since returning from injury.
10 Rasheed Wallace DET 4  
11 Kevin Love MIN 4  
12 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
13 Boris Diaw CHA 3  
14 Charlie Villanueva MIL 3  
15 Shawn Marion TOR 3  
16 Tyrus Thomas CHI 4  
17 Paul Millsap UTA 4 Could go back to Millsap of old if Boozer (ankle) miss time.
18 Carlos Boozer * UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 14.5 points and 16.5 rebounds over last two games.
19 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3  
20 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
21 Antonio McDyess DET 4  
22 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
23 Michael Beasley MIA 4  
24 Jeff Green * OKC 3 Day-to-day (back)
25 Thaddeus Young PHI 3  
26 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 3 Averaging 12.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
27 Brandon Bass DAL 4  
28 Zach Randolph * LAC 3 Will miss Saturday's game (personal)
29 Yi Jianlian NJ 3  
30 Anthony Randolph GSW 3  
31 Vladimir Radmonovic CHA 3  
32 Jason Thompson SAC 3  
33 Craig Smith MIN 4  
34 Glen Davis BOS 3  
35 Kenyon Martin * DEN 3 Day-to-day (back)

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Yao Ming HOU 4  
2 Dwight Howard ORL 4  
3 Pau Gasol LAL 4  
4 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4  
5 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
6 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
7 Al Horford ATL 4  
8 Troy Murphy IND 3 Averaging 19.6 points, 13.8 rebounds, 3.0 threes and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
9 Jermaine O'Neal MIA 4  
10 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 4  
11 Marc Gasol MEM 3 Averaging 18.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
12 Tyson Chandler NO 4  
13 Joakim Noah CHI 4 In a timeshare with Miller, but still averaging 8.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
14 Nene DEN 3  
15 Brook Lopez NJ 3  
16 Joel Przybilla POR 4  
17 Andris Biedrins * GSW 3 Expected to return this week (personal)
18 Marcus Camby * LAC 3 Day-to-day (migraines)
19 Anderson Varejao CLE 4  
20 Brad Miller CHI 4  
21 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
22 Kendrick Perkins BOS 3  
23 Samuel Dalembert PHI 3  
24 Chris Anderson DEN 3  
25 Spencer Hawes SAC 3  
26 Matt Bonner SAS 3  
27 Nenad Krstic OKC 3  
28 Nick Collison OKC 3  
29 Ronny Turiaf GSW 3  
30 DeAndre Jordan LAC 3 Good short-term play if Camby (migraines) can't go. Averaging 8.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks over last two games.
31 Andray Blatche WAS 4  
32 JaVale McGee WAS 4  
33 Zaza Pachulia ATL 4  
34 Chris Kaman * LAC 3 Expected to return on Tuesday (foot)
35 Jeff Foster IND 3  

Article first appeared on 3/8/09