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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 18

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 17

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, BOS, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, POR, SAC, SAS, SEA, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: CHA, DET, GSW, HOU, MEM, NJ, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHO
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 Allen Iverson DEN 4  
4 Jason Kidd DAL 4 Averaging 10.0 assists and 3.5 steals but only five shot attempts in first two games with Dallas.
5 Maurice Williams MIL 4  
6 Jose Calderon TOR 4  
7 Kirk Hinrich CHI 4  
8 Beno Udrih SAC 4  
9 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
10 Baron Davis GSW 3 Averaging 32.0 points, 6.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last two games.
11 Steve Nash PHO 3  
12 Chauncey Billups DET 3  
13 Tony Parker SAS 4  
14 Earl Watson SEA 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 8.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds over last five games.
15 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
16 Randy Foye MIN 4 Should continue to start for rest of the year. Averaging 13.0 points and 6.0 assists in two starts this year.
17 Monta Ellis GSW 3  
18 Andre Miller PHI 3  
19 Rafer Alston HOU 3  
20 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
21 Steve Blake POR 4  
22 Jarrett Jack POR 4  
23 Anthony Carter DEN 4  
24 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
25 Sebastian Telfair MIN 4  
26 Travis Diener IND 4 Averaging 9.8 points and 5.5 assists in twelve starts this year.
27 Antonio Daniels * WAS 4 Will try to play with ankle injury
28 Marcus Williams NJ 3 Averaging 12.2 points and 5.7 assists since taking over as starting point guard.
29 Jameer Nelson ORL 3  
30 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Manu Ginobili SAS 4 Averaging 34.4 points, 6.6 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 5.2 three-pointers on 64% shooting from the field and 90% shooting from the line over last five games.
3 Dwyane Wade MIA 4  
4 Joe Johnson ATL 4 Averaging 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists over last two games.
5 Brandon Roy POR 4  
6 Michael Redd MIL 4  
7 Kevin Martin SAC 4  
8 Ray Allen BOS 4  
9 Mike Dunleavy IND 4  
10 Peja Stojakovic NO 4  
11 Ben Gordon CHI 4  
12 Vince Carter NJ 3 Averaging 7.4 assists over five games.
13 Tracy McGrady HOU 3  
14 Jason Terry DAL 4 Started last three games and averaging 19.2 points on 49.4% shooting from the field over last five games.
15 Jamal Crawford NYK 3  
16 Jason Richardson CHA 3  
17 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
18 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
19 Josh Childress ATL 4  
20 DeShawn Stevenson WAS 4  
21 Anthony Parker TOR 4  
22 Cuttino Mobley LAC 4  
23 Grant Hill PHO 3  
24 Leandro Barbosa PHO 3  
25 Nate Robinson NYK 3  
26 Linas Kleiza DEN 4  
27 Martell Webster POR 4  
28 Juan Carlos Navarro MEM 3  
29 Larry Hughes CHI 4  
30 Ricky Davis MIA 4  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Josh Smith ATL 4  
3 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4  
4 Corey Maggette LAC 4 Averaging 26.8 points and 6.2 rebounds on 92.4% shooting from the line over last ten games.
5 Ron Artest SAC 4  
6 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
7 Danny Granger IND 4  
8 Josh Howard DAL 4  
9 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
10 Kevin Durant SEA 4  
11 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
12 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
13 Richard Jefferson NJ 3 Averaging 31.3 points over last three games.
14 Luol Deng CHI 4  
15 Rashard Lewis ORL 3 Points (18.2), rebounds (5.1) and field goal percentage (44.2%) all down from last year.
16 Al Thornton LAC 4 Averaging 20.6 points and 5.2 rebounds on 54.1% shooting from the field over last five games.
17 Andres Nocioni CHI 4  
18 Stephen Jackson * GSW 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
19 Mike Miller * MEM 3 Day-to-day (back)
20 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
21 Jamario Moon TOR 4  
22 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
23 Tim Thomas LAC 4  
24 Wally Szczerbiak CLE 4  
25 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
26 Shane Battier HOU 3  
27 Francisco Garcia SAC 4  
28 Desmond Mason MIL 4  
29 Thabo Sefolosha CHI 4  
30 Caron Butler * WAS 4 Unlikely to play this week (hip)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
2 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
3 Kevin Garnett BOS 4  
4 Shawn Marion MIA 4  
5 Tim Duncan SAS 4  
6 Carlos Boozer UTA 4  
7 Lamar Odom LAL 4 Averaging 15.1 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists over last ten games.
8 David West NO 4  
9 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
10 Kenyon Martin DEN 4  
11 Al Horford ATL 4  
12 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
13 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
14 Zach Randolph NYK 3  
15 Chris Wilcox SEA 4  
16 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
17 Travis Outlaw POR 4 Averaging 17.6 points over last five games.
18 Tyrus Thomas CHI 4 Production should increase with Wallace and Smith traded to Chicago.
19 David Lee NYK 3  
20 Al Harrington GSW 3  
21 Joe Smith CLE 4  
22 Drew Gooden CHI 4  
23 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4  
24 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
25 Yi Jianlian MIL 4  
26 Andray Blatche WAS 4 Solid play if Butler (hip) continues to miss time.
27 Hakim Warrick MEM 3  
28 Antonio McDyess DET 3  
29 Luis Scola HOU 3  
30 Thaddeus Young PHI 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson MIN 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in nine games as a Laker.
2 Brad Miller SAC 4 Averaging 15.7 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists over last ten games.
3 Pau Gasol LAL 4  
4 Marcus Camby DEN 4  
5 Tyson Chandler NO 4  
6 Andrew Bogut MIL 4  
7 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
8 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 4  
9 Amare Stoudemire PHO 3 Averaging 30.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks on 56.4% shooting from the field and 88% from the line over last five games.
10 Yao Ming HOU 3  
11 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
12 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
13 Chris Kaman * LAC 4 Day-to-day (shin, wrist)
14 Brendan Haywood WAS 4  
15 Nick Collison SEA 4  
16 Ben Wallace CLE 4  
17 Samuel Dalembert PHI 3  
18 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
19 Mark Blount MIA 4  
20 Joakim Noah CHI 4 Should see more minutes with Wallace and Smith traded to Cleveland.
21 Joel Przybilla POR 4  
22 Troy Murphy IND 4  
23 Kurt Thomas SAS 4  
24 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 3 Averaging 9.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in first two games with Phoenix.
25 Jeff Foster IND 4  
26 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4  
27 Josh Boone NJ 3  
28 Eddy Curry NYK 3  
29 Nazr Mohammed CHA 3 Move to bench has killed production. Only averaging 6.5 points and 5.2 rebounds over last five games.
30 Nenad Krstic NJ 3  

Article first appeared on 2/24/08