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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 21

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 21

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: BOS, CHA, CLE, DET, GSW, HOU, LAC, MEM, MIN, NJ, NO, OKC, PHI, POR, SAC, SAS, WAS
Three Games: ATL, CHI, DAL, DEN, IND, LAL, MIA, NYK, ORL, TOR
Two Games: MIL, PHO, UTA
One Game:
  = new to Value Meter

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul NO 4  
2 Devin Harris NJ 4  
3 Tony Parker SAS 4  
4 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
5 Andre Miller PHI 4  
6 Randy Foye * MIN 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
7 Russell Westbrook OKC 4  
8 Maurice Williams CLE 4  
9 Raymond Felton CHA 4  
10 Rodney Stuckey DET 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 6.2 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
11 Nate Robinson * NYK 3  
12 Jason Kidd DAL 3  
13 Chauncey Billups DEN 3  
14 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
15 Baron Davis LAC 4  
16 Jamal Crawford GSW 4  
17 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 4  
18 T.J. Ford IND 3  
19 Mike Bibby ATL 3  
20 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
21 Deron Williams UTA 2  
22 Steve Nash PHO 2  
23 Aaron Brooks HOU 4  
24 Sebastian Telfair MIN 4 Averaging 17.0 points and 4.0 assists over last five but scoring could decrease with Foye (ankle) back.
25 Jarrett Jack IND 3  
26 Mario Chalmers MIA 3 Averaging 2.8 steals over last five games.
27 Steve Blake POR 4  
28 Beno Udrih * SAC 4 Day-to-day (foot)
29 Rafer Alston ORL 3  
30 Kirk Hinrich CHI 3  
31 Derek Fisher LAL 3  
32 Ramon Sessions MIL 2  
33 Mike James WAS 4  
34 Kyle Lowry HOU 4  
35 Chris Duhon * NYK 3 Day-to-day (back). Could return later this week.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
2 Brandon Roy POR 4  
3 Vince Carter NJ 4  
4 Kobe Bryant LAL 3  
5 Joe Johnson ATL 3 Scored 30 or more point in four straight games.
6 Kevin Martin * SAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
7 Richard Hamilton DET 4 Averaging 24.4 points, 7.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds over last five games.
8 Ray Allen BOS 4  
9 Monta Ellis GSW 4  
10 Eric Gordon LAC 4  
11 Rasual Butler NO 4 Averaging 18.8 points and 3.0 threes made per game over last five.
12 O.J. Mayo MEM 4  
13 Ben Gordon CHI 3  
14 Jason Terry DAL 3  
15 Larry Hughes NYK 3  
16 Thabo Sefolosha OKC 4 Averaging 12.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 steals over last five games.
17 Raja Bell CHA 4  
18 Roger Mason SAS 4  
19 Michael Finley SAS 4  
20 Louis Williams PHI 4  
21 J.R. Smith DEN 3  
22 Delonte West * CLE 4 Day-to-day (back)
23 Peja Stojakovic * NO 4 Day-to-day (back)
24 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
25 Marquis Daniels IND 3  
26 Sasha Pavlovic CLE 4 Could see increased minutes and production if West (back) misses time this week.
27 Mickael Pietrus ORL 3 Could see bump in value if Turkoglu (calf) misses time this week.
28 Jason Richardson PHO 2  
29 Leandro Barbosa PHO 2  
30 Nick Young WAS 4  
31 Rudy Fernandez POR 4  
32 Willie Green PHI 4  
33 Antoine Wright DAL 3  
34 Courtney Lee ORL 3  
35 Rashad McCants SAC 4  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Stephen Jackson GSW 4  
3 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
4 Kevin Durant OKC 4  
5 Andre Iguodala PHI 4  
6 Gerald Wallace CHA 4  
7 Ron Artest HOU 4 Steals are great (2.6 spg over last five) but only shooting 39% from the field (29-for-73) during this stretch.
8 Ryan Gomes MIN 4 Averaging 24.0 points and 5.0 rebounds over last five games.
9 Rudy Gay MEM 4  
10 Carmelo Anthony DEN 3  
11 Josh Smith ATL 3  
12 Danny Granger * IND 3 Day-to-day (knee)
13 Mike Miller MIN 4  
14 Corey Maggette * GSW 4 Day-to-day (sinus infection)
15 Caron Butler * WAS 4 Day-to-day (leg)
16 Rashard Lewis ORL 3  
17 John Salmons CHI 3  
18 Al Thornton LAC 4  
19 Tayshaun Prince DET 4  
20 Andres Nocioni SAC 4  
21 Francisco Garcia SAC 4  
22 Hedo Turkoglu * ORL 3 Day-to-day (foot)
23 Dominic McGuire WAS 4  
24 Trevor Ariza LAL 3 Started last two games at small forward. Averaging 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals over last two.
25 Wilson Chandler NYK 3  
26 James Posey NO 4  
27 Shane Battier HOU 4  
28 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 4  
29 Richard Jefferson MIL 2  
30 Julian Wright NO 4  
31 Rodney Carney MIN 4  
32 Jamario Moon MIA 3  
33 Ronnie Brewer UTA 2  
34 Matt Barnes PHO 2  
35 Josh Howard * DAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Antawn Jamison WAS 4 Averaging 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 threes over last five games.
2 Tim Duncan SAS 4  
3 David West NO 4  
4 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
5 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
6 Jeff Green OKC 4  
7 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
8 Boris Diaw CHA 4  
9 Luis Scola HOU 4 Averaging 13.4 points and 11.0 rebounds on 60% shooting from the field over last five games.
10 Zach Randolph LAC 4  
11 Thaddeus Young PHI 4 Averaging 30.0 points and 5.0 rebounds on 66% shooting from the field over last two games.
12 Antonio McDyess DET 4 Recorded three straight doubles. Averaging 12.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
13 Kevin Love MIN 4  
14 David Lee NYK 3  
15 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3  
16 Al Harrington NYK 3  
17 Leon Powe BOS 4 Should be good source for boards and blocks while Garnett (knee) and Davis (ankle) are out. Averaging 21.2 points and 14.0 boards over last four.
18 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
19 Lamar Odom LAL 3  
20 Tyrus Thomas CHI 3  
21 Shawn Marion TOR 3  
22 Jason Thompson SAC 4  
23 Vladimir Radmonovic CHA 4  
24 Anthony Randolph GSW 4  
25 Brandan Wright GSW 4 Started at power forward in first game back from injury (shoulder).
26 Craig Smith MIN 4  
27 Renaldo Balkman DEN 3 Decent short-term play while Martin (back) is out. Averaging 18.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in 31.5 minutes over last two games.
28 Carlos Boozer UTA 2  
29 Charlie Villanueva MIL 2  
30 Rasheed Wallace * DET 4 Day-to-day (calf)
31 Yi Jianlian NJ 4  
32 Michael Beasley MIA 3  
33 Udonis Haslem MIA 3  
34 Paul Millsap UTA 2  
35 Kenyon Martin * DEN 3 Could return later this week (back).

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Yao Ming HOU 4 0
2 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
3 Marcus Camby LAC 4 Minutes and production could take a hit with Kaman back in the mix.
4 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
5 Pau Gasol LAL 3  
6 Troy Murphy IND 3  
7 Brook Lopez NJ 4  
8 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4 Averaging 13.5 points, 16.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks over last two games.
9 Spencer Hawes SAC 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 threes over last five games.
10 Marc Gasol MEM 4  
11 Tyson Chandler NO 4  
12 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4  
13 Jermaine O'Neal MIA 3  
14 Al Horford ATL 3  
15 Nene DEN 3  
16 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 4  
17 Ronny Turiaf GSW 4 Should see bump in value with Biedrins (ankle) out this week.
18 Joel Przybilla POR 4 Minutes and production could take a hit if Oden (knee) returns this week.
19 Anderson Varejao CLE 4  
20 Nenad Krstic OKC 4  
21 Chris Kaman LAC 4  
22 Joakim Noah CHI 3 Still effective despite time-share with Miller. Averaging 8.2 points and 10.2 rebounds over last five games.
23 Brad Miller CHI 3  
24 Chris Anderson DEN 3  
25 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 2  
26 Mehmet Okur UTA 2  
27 Matt Bonner SAS 4 Only averaging 3.4 points and 5.0 rebounds over last five games.
28 Andray Blatche WAS 4  
29 Kurt Thomas SAS 4  
30 Nick Collison OKC 4  
31 Erick Dampier DAL 3  
32 Jeff Foster IND 3  
33 Marreese Speights PHI 4  
34 Kwame Brown DET 4  
35 Zaza Pachulia ATL 3  

Article first appeared on 3/15/09

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