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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 12

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 12

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Allen Iverson DEN 4 Averaging 30.6 points and 6.2 assists on 50.5% shooting from the field and 80.8% shooting from the line over last five games.
2 Baron Davis GSW 4  
3 Steve Nash PHO 4  
4 Jason Kidd NJ 4  
5 Jose Calderon TOR 4  
6 Andre Miller PHI 4  
7 Monta Ellis GSW 4  
8 Deron Williams UTA 3  
9 Chauncey Billups DET 3  
10 Maurice Williams MIL 3  
11 Kirk Hinrich CHI 4  
12 Stephon Marbury NYK 4  
13 Tony Parker SAS 3  
14 Anthony Carter DEN 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 8.8 assists and 1.8 steals over last five games. Should see 30+ minutes a night with Atkins (hernia) out indefinitely.
15 Beno Udrih SAC 4 Production could take a hit with Bibby (thumb) set to return later this week
16 Earl Watson SEA 4  
17 Chris Paul NO 2  
18 Raymond Felton * CHA 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
19 Antonio Daniels WAS 3  
20 Jameer Nelson ORL 3  
21 Jarrett Jack POR 4 Should get starter's minutes if Blake (thigh) misses any time
22 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 3  
23 Jason Williams MIA 3  
24 Steve Blake * POR 4 Day-to-day (thigh)
25 Jamaal Tinsley IND 2  
26 Rafer Alston HOU 2  
27 Anthony Johnson ATL 3  
28 Rajon Rondo * BOS 3 Day-to-day (back)
29 Devin Harris DAL 2  
30 Mike Bibby * SAC 4 Could make his return later this week (thumb)

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Jason Richardson CHA 4  
2 Vince Carter NJ 4 Lowest point-per-game average (21.4 ppg) since 2002-03 season.
3 Brandon Roy POR 4  
4 Ben Gordon CHI 4  
5 Jamal Crawford NYK 4  
6 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4  
7 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
8 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
9 Michael Redd MIL 3  
10 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
11 Kevin Martin SAC 4 Scored 25 points in first game back after missing 17 games (groin).
12 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
13 Kobe Bryant LAL 2  
14 Ricky Davis MIA 3  
15 Manu Ginobili SAS 3  
16 Francisco Garcia SAC 4  
17 Ray Allen BOS 3 Averaging only 8.8 points on 29.5% shooting from the field over last five games.
18 Anthony Parker TOR 4 Averaging 18.3 points and 6.0 rebounds over last three games.
19 Raja Bell PHO 4  
20 Martell Webster POR 4  
21 Rashad McCants MIN 3  
22 Josh Childress ATL 3  
23 Willie Green PHI 4  
24 Louis Williams PHI 4  
25 Delonte West SEA 4  
26 DeShawn Stevenson WAS 3  
27 Charlie Bell MIL 3  
28 Michael Finley SAS 3  
29 Cuttino Mobley LAC 3  
30 Mike Dunleavy IND 2  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Gerald Wallace CHA 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4 Averaging career best 7.0 rebounds.
3 Stephen Jackson GSW 4  
4 Andre Iguodala PHI 4  
5 Richard Jefferson NJ 4  
6 Kevin Durant SEA 4  
7 Caron Butler WAS 3  
8 Josh Smith ATL 3  
9 Paul Pierce BOS 3  
10 Mike Miller MEM 3  
11 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
12 Rashard Lewis ORL 3  
13 John Salmons SAC 4 Production could take a hit with Martin back this week.
14 LeBron James CLE 2  
15 Corey Maggette LAC 3  
16 Andres Nocioni CHI 4 Solid play with Deng (Achilles) out. Averaging 20.0 points over last three games.
17 Jamario Moon TOR 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.4 steals in 39.4 minutes over last five games.
18 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 3  
19 Marvin Williams ATL 3  
20 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
21 Ryan Gomes MIN 3 Averaging 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds over his last two games.
22 Luol Deng * CHI 4 Day-to-day (Achilles)
23 Bostjan Nachbar NJ 4  
24 Wally Szczerbiak SEA 4  
25 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4  
26 Josh Howard DAL 2  
27 Tim Thomas LAC 3  
28 Danny Granger IND 2  
29 Maurice Evans ORL 3 Averaging 14.0 points in last two starts.
30 Ronnie Brewer UTA 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Shawn Marion PHO 4  
2 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
3 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
4 Carlos Boozer UTA 3  
5 Kevin Garnett BOS 3  
6 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
7 Al Harrington GSW 4  
8 Antawn Jamison WAS 3 Averaging a career-high 10.8 rebounds per game (13.2 boards over his last five games).
9 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
10 Joe Smith CHI 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks on 49.4% shooting from the field over last five games.
11 Kenyon Martin DEN 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Nene (personal reasons) out indefinitely.
12 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 2  
13 Zach Randolph NYK 4  
14 David West NO 2  
15 Al Horford ATL 3  
16 Udonis Haslem MIA 3  
17 Boris Diaw PHO 4 Could see bump in production with Hill (appendectomy) out
18 David Lee NYK 4  
19 Mikki Moore SAC 4  
20 Reggie Evans PHI 4  
21 Darko Milicic MEM 3 Averaging 3.2 blocks per game over last five games.
22 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
23 Lamar Odom LAL 2  
24 Antonio McDyess DET 3  
25 Yi Jianlian MIL 3  
26 Jermaine O'Neal IND 2  
27 Jason Maxiell DET 3  
28 Andray Blatche WAS 3 Averaging 11.0 points, 7.5 rebound and 3.5 blocks over last two games.
29 Charlie Villanueva MIL 3  
30 Chris Wilcox * SEA 4 Day-to-day (finger)

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire PHO 4  
2 Marcus Camby DEN 4  
3 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
4 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
5 Pau Gasol MEM 3  
6 Al Jefferson MIN 3  
7 Chris Kaman LAC 3  
8 Brad Miller SAC 4  
9 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
10 Andris Biedrins GSW 4  
11 Nazr Mohammed CHA 4 Averaging 18.7 points and 10.5 rebounds in last four games as reserve.
12 Ben Wallace CHI 4  
13 Yao Ming HOU 2  
14 Mehmet Okur UTA 3 Averaging 25.5 points and 16.0 rebounds over his last two games.
15 Andrew Bogut MIL 3 Averaging 15.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists over his last five games.
16 Nick Collison SEA 4  
17 Josh Boone NJ 4 Averaging 12.0 points and 10.2 rebounds over last five but shooting a dismal 32% (8-for-25) from the line over last five games.
18 Kurt Thomas SEA 4  
19 Tyson Chandler NO 2  
20 Andrew Bynum LAL 2  
21 Eddy Curry NYK 4  
22 Sean Williams NJ 4  
23 Joel Przybilla POR 4  
24 Rasho Nesterovic TOR 4  
25 Brendan Haywood WAS 3  
26 Kendrick Perkins BOS 3  
27 Mark Blount MIA 3  
28 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 2  
29 Anderson Varejeo CLE 2  
30 Shaquille O'Neal * MIA 3 Day-to-day (hip)

Article first appeared on 1/13/08

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