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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 16

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 16

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul NO 2  
2 Allen Iverson DEN 2  
3 Steve Nash PHO 2  
4 Baron Davis GSW 2  
5 Jason Kidd NJ 2  
6 Chauncey Billups DET 2  
7 Maurice Williams MIL 2  
8 Jose Calderon TOR 2  
9 Andre Miller PHI 2  
10 Rajon Rondo BOS 2 Averaging 18.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals on 59.7% shooting from the field over last five games.
11 Monta Ellis GSW 2  
12 Mike Bibby SAC 2  
13 Rafer Alston HOU 2  
14 Raymond Felton CHA 2  
15 Kirk Hinrich * CHI 2 Day-to-day (ribs) but expected back on Tuesday.
16 Derek Fisher LAL 2 Averaging 19.6 points and 3.3 three-pointers over last three games.
17 Jarrett Jack POR 2 Should start in the backcourt with Blake until after the All-Star break. Averaging 14.6 points, 6.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds over last five games.
18 Jameer Nelson ORL 2  
19 Sam Cassell LAC 2  
20 Anthony Carter DEN 2  
21 Travis Diener IND 2 Decent short-term play with Tinsley (knee) out until after All-Star break.
22 Steve Blake POR 2  
23 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 2  
24 Deron Williams UTA 1  
25 Jannero Pargo NO 2 Averaging 15.6 points on 46.7% shooting from the field over last five games.
26 Jason Williams MIA 2  
27 Anthony Johnson ATL 2  
28 Antonio Daniels * WAS 2 Day-to-day (knee)
29 Roger Mason WAS 2 Could short-term pickup if Daniels (knee) is out this week. Averaging 15.2 points in six starts this year.
30 Chris Duhon CHI 2  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 2  
2 Dwyane Wade MIA 2  
3 Brandon Roy POR 2 Should be back this week (death in family). Averaging 22.8 points, 7.6 assists and 6.0 rebounds on 48.9% shooting over last five games.
4 Jason Richardson CHA 2  
5 Rudy Gay MEM 2  
6 Joe Johnson ATL 2  
7 Tracy McGrady HOU 2  
8 Vince Carter NJ 2  
9 Kevin Martin SAC 2  
10 Manu Ginobili SAS 2 Averaging 7.0 assists over his last five games.
11 Michael Redd MIL 2  
12 Peja Stojakovic NO 2 Averaging 3.9 threes made per game over last ten games.
13 Jason Terry DAL 3  
14 Ray Allen BOS 2  
15 Richard Hamilton DET 2  
16 Leandro Barbosa PHO 2  
17 Josh Childress ATL 2  
18 Grant Hill PHO 2  
19 Cuttino Mobley LAC 2  
20 Raja Bell PHO 2  
21 Mike Dunleavy * IND 2 Day-to-day (bruised knee)
22 Anthony Parker TOR 2  
23 DeShawn Stevenson WAS 2  
24 Linas Kleiza DEN 2  
25 Rashad McCants MIN 2  
26 Martell Webster POR 2  
27 Ricky Davis MIA 2  
28 Juan Carlos Navarro MEM 2 Starting, but only averaging 7.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists over last five games.
29 Jamal Crawford NYK 1  
30 Larry Hughes * CLE 2 Day-to-day (toe)

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Josh Howard DAL 3  
2 LeBron James CLE 2  
3 Josh Smith ATL 2  
4 Carmelo Anthony DEN 2  
5 Paul Pierce BOS 2  
6 Gerald Wallace CHA 2  
7 Andre Iguodala PHI 2  
8 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 2  
9 Corey Maggette LAC 2 Averaging 29.0 points over last three games.
10 Ron Artest SAC 2  
11 Mike Miller MEM 2  
12 Rashard Lewis ORL 2  
13 Stephen Jackson GSW 2  
14 Danny Granger IND 2  
15 Richard Jefferson NJ 2  
16 Marvin Williams ATL 2  
17 Andres Nocioni CHI 2  
18 Caron Butler * WAS 2 Day-to-day (hip)
19 Ryan Gomes MIN 2  
20 Tayshaun Prince DET 2  
21 Shane Battier HOU 2  
22 Thabo Sefolosha CHI 2 Averaging 13.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
23 Dorell Wright MIA 2  
24 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 1  
25 Charlie Bell MIL 2  
26 Marko Jaric MIN 2  
27 Al Thornton LAC 2  
28 Jamario Moon TOR 2  
29 Desmond Mason MIL 2  
30 Kevin Durant SEA 1  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
2 Tim Duncan SAS 2  
3 Shawn Marion MIA 2  
4 Chris Bosh TOR 2  
5 David West NO 2  
6 Antawn Jamison WAS 2  
7 Emeka Okafor CHA 2  
8 Lamar Odom LAL 2  
9 Rasheed Wallace DET 2  
10 Kenyon Martin DEN 2  
11 Al Horford ATL 2  
12 Darko Milicic MEM 2 Averaging 11.0 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
13 Antonio McDyess DET 2  
14 Joe Smith CHI 2  
15 Andray Blatche WAS 2 Great play if Butler (hip) is out. Averaging 15.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.5 steals as a starter this year.
16 Andrea Bargnani TOR 2 Averaging 17.6 points and 4.6 rebounds on 47.6% shooting from the field over last five games.
17 Boris Diaw PHO 2  
18 Al Harrington GSW 2  
19 Travis Outlaw POR 2  
20 Brandon Bass DAL 3  
21 Charlie Villanueva MIL 2 Started on Saturday even with Yi Jianlian (shoulder) back. Averaging 15.4 points and 9.4 rebounds over last five games.
22 Luis Scola HOU 2  
23 Carlos Boozer UTA 1  
24 Kevin Garnett * BOS 2 Day-to-day (abdominal strain)
25 Mikki Moore SAC 2  
26 Thaddeus Young PHI 2 Averaging 12.6 points and 6.0 rebounds in 31.6 minutes over last five games.
27 Zach Randolph NYK 1  
28 Yi Jianlian MIL 2  
29 Jason Maxiell DET 2  
30 Chris Wilcox SEA 1 Averaging 17.3 points and 10.3 rebounds over last five games.

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson MIN 2 Averaging 25.7 points and 13.5 rebounds while shooting 53% from the field and 81% from the line over last ten games.
2 Amare Stoudemire PHO 2  
3 Yao Ming HOU 2  
4 Dwight Howard ORL 2  
5 Chris Kaman LAC 2  
6 Pau Gasol LAL 2 Averaging 22.0 points and 9.3 rebounds in first three games as a Laker.
7 Marcus Camby DEN 2  
8 Brad Miller SAC 2  
9 Tyson Chandler * NO 2 Day-to-day (flu)
10 Samuel Dalembert PHI 2  
11 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 2  
12 Andrew Bogut MIL 2  
13 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 2  
14 Nazr Mohammed CHA 2 Back in starting lineup. Averaging 12.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks as a starter this year.
15 Andris Biedrins GSW 2  
16 Ben Wallace CHI 2  
17 Brendan Haywood WAS 2  
18 Josh Boone NJ 2  
19 DeSagana Diop DAL 3 Decent play this week if Dampier (ankle) misses time.
20 Troy Murphy IND 2  
21 Mark Blount MIA 2  
22 Joel Przybilla POR 2  
23 Jeff Foster IND 2  
24 Erick Dampier * DAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
25 Mehmet Okur UTA 1  
26 Sean Williams NJ 2  
27 Kendrick Perkins * BOS 2 Day-to-day (shoulder)
28 Shaquille O'Neal * PHO 2 Could make his return this week (hip).
29 Fabricio Oberto SAS 2  
30 Eddy Curry NYK 1  

Article first appeared on 2/10/08