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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 14

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 14

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: CHA, LAC, LAL, NYK, UTA, WAS

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams UTA 4 Averaging career bests in points (19.2), field goal percentage (51.7%), free throw percentage (78.3%) and steals (1.1).
2 Chris Paul NO 3  
3 Allen Iverson DEN 3 Should have more opportunities to score with Anthony (ankle) out. Averaging 29.5 points and 3.0 steals in last two but only shooting 33% from the field.
4 Baron Davis GSW 3  
5 Jason Kidd NJ 3  
6 Chauncey Billups DET 3  
7 Maurice Williams MIL 3  
8 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
9 Tony Parker SAS 3  
10 Kirk Hinrich CHI 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 6.8 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
11 Monta Ellis GSW 3  
12 Mike Bibby SAC 3  
13 Raymond Felton * CHA 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
14 Antonio Daniels WAS 4  
15 Nate Robinson NYK 4  
16 Sam Cassell LAC 4  
17 Rafer Alston HOU 3  
18 Devin Harris DAL 3  
19 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
20 Steve Nash PHO 2  
21 Anthony Carter DEN 3  
22 Jamaal Tinsley * IND 3 Day-to-day (knee)
23 Kyle Lowry MEM 3 Good short-term play with Conley (chest) out this week.
24 Jordan Farmar LAL 4  
25 Sebastian Telfair MIN 3  
26 Jason Williams MIA 3  
27 Andre Miller PHI 2  
28 Earl Watson SEA 3  
29 Carlos Arroyo ORL 3  
30 Anthony Johnson ATL 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Jason Richardson CHA 4 Made more three pointers this year (126) than he made all of last year (110).
3 Jamal Crawford NYK 4 Averaging career highs in points (19.8) and free throw percentage (86.6%).
4 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
5 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
6 Vince Carter NJ 3  
7 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
8 Michael Redd MIL 3  
9 Manu Ginobili SAS 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.8 steals over last five games.
10 Kevin Martin SAC 3  
11 Tracy McGrady HOU 3  
12 Mike Dunleavy IND 3  
13 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
14 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
15 DeShawn Stevenson WAS 4  
16 Cuttino Mobley LAC 4  
17 Brandon Roy POR 2  
18 Rashad McCants MIN 3  
19 Jason Terry DAL 3  
20 Josh Childress ATL 3  
21 Ray Allen BOS 2  
22 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
23 Linas Kleiza DEN 3  
24 Juan Carlos Navarro MEM 3  
25 Ricky Davis MIA 3  
26 Daniel Gibson CLE 3  
27 Ben Gordon * CHI 3 Day-to-day (wrist)
28 Larry Hughes CLE 3 Could see bump in minutes and production with Pavlovic (foot) out.
29 Leandro Barbosa PHO 2  
30 Raja Bell PHO 2  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Caron Butler WAS 4  
2 Gerald Wallace CHA 4  
3 Corey Maggette LAC 4  
4 LeBron James CLE 3  
5 Josh Smith ATL 3 Averaging 19.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 4.4 block over last five.
6 Josh Howard DAL 3 Averaging career highs in points (20.8), rebounds (7.6) and field goal percentage (48.0%).
7 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
8 Ron Artest SAC 3  
9 Richard Jefferson NJ 3  
10 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
11 Mike Miller MEM 3  
12 Stephen Jackson GSW 3  
13 Danny Granger IND 3  
14 Andres Nocioni CHI 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 three-pointers made as a starter this year.
15 Rashard Lewis ORL 3  
16 Marvin Williams ATL 3  
17 Carmelo Anthony * DEN 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
18 Kevin Durant * SEA 3 Day-to-day (thigh)
19 Tim Thomas LAC 4  
20 Paul Pierce BOS 2  
21 Andre Iguodala PHI 2  
22 Marko Jaric MIN 3 Averaging 11.6 points, 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds over last three games.
23 Ryan Gomes MIN 3  
24 Shane Battier HOU 3  
25 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
26 Quentin Richardson NYK 4  
27 Luke Walton LAL 4  
28 Wally Szczerbiak SEA 3  
29 Thabo Sefolosha CHI 3 Should continue to get 30+ minutes with Deng (Achilles) and Gordon (wrist) out. Averaging 10.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
30 Bobby Simmons MIL 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Carlos Boozer UTA 4  
2 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
3 Emeka Okafor CHA 4 Averaging 20.3 points and 12.0 boards over last three games.
4 Zach Randolph NYK 4  
5 Lamar Odom LAL 4  
6 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
7 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
8 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
9 David West NO 3  
10 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
11 Al Harrington GSW 3  
12 Kenyon Martin DEN 3  
13 Al Horford ATL 3  
14 David Lee NYK 4  
15 Shawn Marion PHO 2  
16 Kevin Garnett BOS 2  
17 Udonis Haslem MIA 3  
18 Chris Wilcox SEA 3 18 points/7 rebounds in first game back in starting lineup .
19 Drew Gooden CLE 3  
20 Antonio McDyess DET 3  
21 Paul Millsap UTA 4  
22 Joe Smith CHI 3  
23 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3  
24 Mikki Moore SAC 3  
25 Charlie Villanueva MIL 3  
26 Darko Milicic MEM 3  
27 Yi Jianlian MIL 3 Only averaging 6.6 points and 3.4 rebounds on 43.3% shooting from the field over last five games.
28 Luis Scola HOU 3  
29 Matt Barnes GSW 3  
30 Andray Blatche WAS 4  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Marcus Camby DEN 3 Averaging career highs in rebounds (14.4) and blocks (3.9).
2 Chris Kaman * LAC 4 Day-to-day (shin)
3 Yao Ming HOU 3  
4 Al Jefferson MIN 3  
5 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
6 Brad Miller SAC 3  
7 Pau Gasol * MEM 3 Day-to-day (back)
8 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
9 Andrew Bogut MIL 3  
10 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
11 Brendan Haywood WAS 4  
12 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 3  
13 Andris Biedrins GSW 3  
14 Kwame Brown LAL 4  
15 Eddy Curry NYK 4  
16 Nazr Mohammed CHA 4  
17 Amare Stoudemire PHO 2  
18 Nick Collison SEA 3 Could move back into starting lineup with Thomas (knee) day-to-day.
19 Josh Boone NJ 3  
20 Ben Wallace CHI 3  
21 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 2  
22 Samuel Dalembert PHI 2  
23 Anderson Varejeo CLE 3  
24 Mark Blount MIA 3 Averaging 21.0 points over last two games with O'Neal (hip) out.
25 Troy Murphy IND 3  
26 Jeff Foster IND 3  
27 Sean Williams NJ 3  
28 Erick Dampier DAL 3  
29 Kurt Thomas * SEA 3 Day-to-day (knee)
30 Rasho Nesterovic TOR 3  

Article first appeared on 1/27/08