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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 15

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 15

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Allen Iverson DEN 4  
2 Steve Nash PHO 4  
3 Deron Williams UTA 4  
4 Jason Kidd NJ 4  
5 Kirk Hinrich CHI 4  
6 Andre Miller PHI 4  
7 Chris Paul NO 3  
8 Chauncey Billups DET 3  
9 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
10 Maurice Williams MIL 3 Fighting through painful finger injury
11 Anthony Carter DEN 4  
12 Nate Robinson NYK 4  
13 Sam Cassell LAC 4  
14 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
15 Jason Williams MIA 4  
16 Rafer Alston HOU 3  
17 Raymond Felton CHA 3 Playing through sore ankle
18 Mike Bibby SAC 3  
19 Antonio Daniels WAS 4  
20 Anthony Johnson ATL 4  
21 Steve Blake POR 4  
22 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
23 Kyle Lowry MEM 3  
24 Jamaal Tinsley IND 3 Back in action but has been coming off bench
25 Baron Davis GSW 2  
26 Jordan Farmar LAL 4  
27 Jarrett Jack POR 4  
28 Jacque Vaughn SAS 4 Damon Stoudamire will cut into minutes
29 Monta Ellis GSW 2  
30 Sebastian Telfair MIN 3 Randy Foye is back

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Dwyane Wade MIA 4 Seems to be over the flu
3 Joe Johnson ATL 4  
4 Brandon Roy POR 4  
5 Jamal Crawford NYK 4  
6 Vince Carter NJ 4  
7 Manu Ginobili SAS 4  
8 Ray Allen BOS 4  
9 Rudy Gay MEM 3 Should be even better with Pau Gasol traded
10 Jason Richardson CHA 3  
11 Kevin Martin SAC 3  
12 Tracy McGrady HOU 3 Recovered from the flu
13 Jason Terry DAL 4 Should take on bigger scoring role with Devin Harris out
14 Grant Hill PHO 4  
15 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4  
16 Ben Gordon CHI 4 Dealing with wrist injury but returned to action Saturday
17 DeShawn Stevenson WAS 4  
18 Michael Redd MIL 3 Day-to-day (knee)
19 Cuttino Mobley LAC 4  
20 Raja Bell PHO 4  
21 Josh Childress ATL 4  
22 Ricky Davis MIA 4  
23 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
24 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
25 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
26 Mike Dunleavy IND 3  
27 Larry Hughes CLE 4  
28 Linas Kleiza DEN 4  
29 Daniel Gibson CLE 4  
30 Rashad McCants MIN 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4 Ankle injury not a problem
2 Josh Smith ATL 4  
3 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
4 Andre Iguodala PHI 4  
5 Josh Howard DAL 4  
6 Richard Jefferson NJ 4  
7 Caron Butler WAS 4 Day-to-day (hip)
8 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4 Recovered from sprained ankle
9 Corey Maggette LAC 4 Day-to-day (flu)
10 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
11 Ron Artest SAC 3  
12 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
13 Andres Nocioni CHI 4  
14 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
15 Mike Miller MEM 3  
16 Danny Granger IND 3  
17 Rashard Lewis ORL 3  
18 Tim Thomas LAC 4  
19 Kevin Durant SEA 3  
20 Ryan Gomes MIN 3  
21 Thabo Sefolosha CHI 4  
22 Al Thornton LAC 4  
23 Dorell Wright MIA 4  
24 Quentin Richardson NYK 4  
25 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
26 Stephen Jackson GSW 2  
27 Shane Battier HOU 3  
28 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4  
29 Marko Jaric MIN 3  
30 Luke Walton LAL 4 Day-to-day (hip)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
2 Tim Duncan SAS 4  
3 Shawn Marion PHO 4  
4 Carlos Boozer UTA 4  
5 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
6 Kevin Garnett BOS 4 Day-to-day (abdominal strain)
7 Lamar Odom LAL 4  
8 Zach Randolph NYK 4  
9 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
10 David West NO 3  
11 Kenyon Martin DEN 4  
12 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
13 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
14 Al Horford ATL 4  
15 Boris Diaw PHO 4  
16 Drew Gooden CLE 4  
17 David Lee NYK 4  
18 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
19 Reggie Evans PHI 4  
20 Chris Wilcox SEA 3  
21 Antonio McDyess DET 3  
22 Joe Smith CHI 4  
23 Darko Milicic MEM 3  
24 Joakim Noah CHI 4  
25 Andray Blatche WAS 4  
26 Paul Millsap UTA 4  
27 Al Harrington GSW 2  
28 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3  
29 Luis Scola HOU 3  
30 Mikki Moore SAC 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire PHO 4  
2 Marcus Camby DEN 4  Day-to-day (knee)
3 Chris Kaman LAC 4  
4 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
5 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 4  
6 Yao Ming HOU 3  
7 Al Jefferson MIN 3  
8 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
9 Brad Miller SAC 3  
10 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
11 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
12 Andrew Bogut MIL 3  
13 Pau Gasol LAL 4 Expected to make Lakers debut Tuesday
14 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
15 Brendan Haywood WAS 4  
16 Josh Boone NJ 4  
17 Ben Wallace CHI 4  
18 Joel Przybilla POR 4  
19 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4  
20 Eddy Curry NYK 4 Day-to-day (flu)
21 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
22 Mark Blount MIA 4  
23 Sean Williams NJ 4  
24 Nick Collison SEA 3  
25 Troy Murphy IND 3  
26 Kurt Thomas SEA 3  
27 DeSagana Diop DAL 4  
28 Andris Biedrins GSW 2
29 Kwame Brown MEM 3  
30 Jeff Foster IND 3    

Article first appeared on 2/3/08