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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 24

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 24

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul NO 4 Scored 30 or more points in last two games. Averaging 27.2 points, 11.4 assists and 3.0 steals over last five games.
2 Tony Parker SAS 4  
3 Andre Miller PHI 4  
4 Jose Calderon TOR 4  
5 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 5.8 assists. 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 threes made over last five games.
6 Steve Nash PHO 3 Averaging 24.0 points, 10.2 assists and 3.0 threes made over last five games.
7 Jamal Crawford GSW 3 Averaging 27.5 points, 5.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 threes made over last four games.
8 Deron Williams UTA 3  
9 Devin Harris NJ 3  
10 Nate Robinson NYK 4  
11 Russell Westbrook OKC 4  
12 Jason Kidd DAL 3  
13 Rajon Rondo BOS 3  
14 Baron Davis LAC 3  
15 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
16 Mike Bibby ATL 3  
17 Maurice Williams CLE 3  
18 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
19 Rafer Alston ORL 4  
20 Beno Udrih SAC 4  
21 Steve Blake POR 4  
22 Chris Duhon NYK 4  
23 Rodney Stuckey DET 3  
24 Mario Chalmers MIA 3  
25 Jarrett Jack IND 3  
26 T.J. Ford IND 3  
27 Chauncey Billups DEN 2  
28 Ramon Sessions MIL 2 Averaging 14.6 points, 10.6 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
29 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
30 Kirk Hinrich CHI 3  
31 Aaron Brooks HOU 3  
32 D.J. Augustin CHA 3  
33 Mike Taylor LAC 3  
34 Will Bynum DET 3  
35 Randy Foye * MIN 3 Day-to-day (hip)

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Brandon Roy POR 4  
3 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
4 Kevin Martin * SAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
5 O.J. Mayo MEM 4  
6 Manu Ginobili SAS 4 Averaging 16.6 points and 2.6 threes over last three games.
7 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
8 Ray Allen BOS 3  
9 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
10 Ben Gordon CHI 3  
11 Jason Terry DAL 3  
12 Jason Richardson PHO 3  
13 Vince Carter * NJ 3 Day-to-day (Achilles)
14 Anthony Morrow GSW 3 Averaging 19.2 points and 3.0 threes made over last five games.
15 Rasual Butler NO 4  
16 Louis Williams PHI 4  
17 Peja Stojakovic * NO 4  
18 Anthony Parker TOR 4  
19 Michael Finley SAS 4  
20 Courtney Lee ORL 4  
21 Rudy Fernandez POR 4  
22 Eric Gordon LAC 3  
23 Brandon Rush IND 3  
24 Mickael Pietrus ORL 4  
25 Roger Mason SAS 4  
26 Rashad McCants SAC 4 Scored in double figures in four straight games. Averaging 14.0 points and 1.5 threes made during this stretch.
27 J.R. Smith DEN 2 Averaging 31.0 points and 7.5 threes made over last two games.
28 Thabo Sefolosha OKC 4  
29 Willie Green PHI 4  
30 Delonte West CLE 3  
31 Leandro Barbosa PHO 3  
32 Antoine Wright DAL 3  
33 Jason Kapono TOR 4  
34 Daequan Cook MIA 3  
35 Monta Ellis * GSW 3 Day-to-day (ankle)

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant OKC 4  
2 LeBron James CLE 3  
3 Andre Iguodala PHI 4 Averaging 24.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals over last five games.
4 Rudy Gay MEM 4 Scored 20+ points in four of last five games. Averaging 21.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks during this stretch.
5 Danny Granger IND 3 Scored 30 or more points in four straight games.
6 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
7 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
8 Paul Pierce BOS 3  
9 Josh Smith ATL 3  
10 Gerald Wallace CHA 3  
11 Francisco Garcia SAC 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 2.8 threes, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
12 Mike Miller MIN 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists over last three games.
13 Ron Artest HOU 3  
14 John Salmons * CHI 3 Day-to-day (groin)
15 Ryan Gomes MIN 3  
16 Andres Nocioni SAC 4  
17 Wilson Chandler NYK 4  
18 Carmelo Anthony DEN 2  
19 Richard Jefferson MIL 2 Scored 24 or more points in four of last five games. Averaging 26.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 threes over last five games.
20 Caron Butler WAS 2  
21 Trevor Ariza LAL 4  
22 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
23 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 3  
24 Grant Hill PHO 3  
25 Ronnie Brewer UTA 3  
26 Matt Barnes PHO 3  
27 Rodney Carney MIN 3  
28 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 3  
29 Quentin Richardson NYK 4  
30 Julian Wright NO 4  
31 Kyle Korver UTA 3  
32 Shane Battier HOU 3  
33 Jamario Moon MIA 3  
34 Steve Novak LAC 3  
35 Josh Howard * DAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 David West NO 4 Averaging 28.4 points and 9.8 rebounds over last five games.
2 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
3 Tim Duncan SAS 4  
4 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
5 David Lee NYK 4  
6 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4  
7 Al Harrington NYK 4  
8 Jeff Green OKC 4  
9 Shawn Marion TOR 4  
10 Lamar Odom LAL 4  
11 Jason Thompson SAC 4 Averaging 16.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in 32.4 minutes over last five games.
12 Carlos Boozer UTA 3  
13 Boris Diaw CHA 3  
14 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
15 Anthony Randolph GSW 3 Averaging 13.0 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
16 Zach Randolph LAC 3  
17 Luis Scola HOU 3  
18 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
19 Hakim Warrick MEM 4  
20 Antawn Jamison WAS 2  
21 Tyrus Thomas CHI 3  
22 Kevin Love MIN 3  
23 Antonio McDyess DET 3  
24 Glen Davis BOS 3  
25 Paul Millsap UTA 3  
26 Charlie Villanueva MIL 2  
27 Rasheed Wallace DET 3 Only averaging 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 26.5 minutes in last two games played.
28 Michael Beasley MIA 3  
29 Jared Jeffries NYK 4 Averaging 7.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 31.2 minutes over last five games..
30 Darrell Arthur MEM 4  
31 Ryan Anderson NJ 3  
32 Brandon Bass DAL 3  
33 Chris Wilcox NYK 4  
34 Drew Gooden SAS 4  
35 Thaddeus Young * PHI 4 Day-to-day (ankle)

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard ORL 4 Averaging 22.2 points, 13.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
2 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4 Averaging 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
3 Pau Gasol LAL 4  
4 Yao Ming HOU 3  
5 Troy Murphy IND 3  
6 Spencer Hawes SAC 4  
7 Marc Gasol MEM 4  
8 Mehmet Okur UTA 3  
9 Brook Lopez NJ 3  
10 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 3  
11 Jermaine O'Neal MIA 3  
12 Al Horford ATL 3  
13 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 3  
14 Kendrick Perkins BOS 3  
15 Ronny Turiaf GSW 3  
16 Brad Miller CHI 3  
17 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
18 Nick Collison OKC 4  
19 Nenad Krstic OKC 4  
20 Chris Kaman * LAC 3 Day-to-day (flu)
21 Greg Oden POR 4  
22 Joel Przybilla POR 4  
23 Matt Bonner SAS 4  
24 Marreese Speights PHI 4  
25 Nene DEN 2  
26 Hilton Armstrong NO 4  
27 Kurt Thomas SAS 4  
28 Erick Dampier DAL 3  
29 Chris Anderson DEN 2 Averaging 8.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
30 Joakim Noah CHI 3  
31 Jeff Foster IND 3  
32 Kwame Brown DET 3 Continues to start even with Wallace back. Averaging 6.8 points and 7.0 rebounds over last five games.
33 Anderson Varejao* CLE 3 Day-to-day (wrist)
34 Brendan Haywood * WAS 2 Averaging 14.0 points and 11.0 rebounds over last two games.
35 Andrew Bynum * LAL 4 Could return to action this week (knee).
Article first appeared on 4/5/09