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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: BOS, DAL, DEN, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, ORL, PHO, POR, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, CHA, CHI, CLE, DET, HOU, OKC, PHI, SAC, SAS
Two Games: MIL
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 Steve Nash PHO 4 Averaging 14.7 points and 14.0 assists over last four games.
4 Devin Harris NJ 4  
5 Jose Calderon TOR 4  
6 Chauncey Billups DEN 4  
7 Jameer Nelson ORL 4  
8 Randy Foye MIN 4  
9 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
10 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
11 Baron Davis LAC 4  
12 T.J. Ford IND 4 Scored 30 or more points in two of last three games. Averaging 23.6 points and 4.0 assists over last five games.
13 Chris Duhon NYK 4  
14 Jamal Crawford GSW 4 Assists have disappeared with return of Ellis. Only averaging 1.0 assist (4.7 apg for season) over last three games.
15 Nate Robinson NYK 4  
16 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 4 Minutes and production have increased with coaching change. Averaging 14.0 points and 8.0 assists in 37.5 minutes over last two games.
17 Maurice Williams CLE 3  
18 Allen Iverson DET 3  
19 Tony Parker SAS 3  
20 Mike Bibby ATL 3  
21 Andre Miller PHI 3  
22 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
23 Russell Westbrook OKC 3  
24 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
25 Rodney Stuckey DET 3  
26 Rafer Alston HOU 3  
27 Mario Chalmers MIA 4  
28 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
29 Sebastian Telfair MIN 4  
30 Derek Fisher LAL 4 Minutes and production could decrease with Farmar back.
31 Sergio Rodriguez POR 4  
32 Kirk Hinrich CHI 3  
33 Mike James WAS 4  
34 Keyon Dooling NJ 4  
35 Beno Udrih * SAC 3 Day-to-day (calf)

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 4  
2 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
3 Vince Carter NJ 4  
4 Brandon Roy POR 4  
5 Jason Terry DAL 4  
6 Ray Allen BOS 4  
7 O.J. Mayo MEM 4  
8 Eric Gordon LAC 4 Averaging 20.6 points, 5.0 assists and 2.6 threes over last five games.
9 Jason Richardson PHO 4  
10 Mike Dunleavy IND 4  
11 Peja Stojakovic NO 4  
12 Monta Ellis GSW 4 Only averaging 12.4 points and 2.4 assists on 37% shooting from the field since returning from injury.
13 Kevin Martin SAC 3  
14 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
15 Manu Ginobili SAS 3  
16 Ben Gordon CHI 3  
17 Anthony Parker TOR 4  
18 J.R. Smith DEN 4  
19 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
20 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4  
21 Tracy McGrady * HOU 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
22 Raja Bell CHA 3 Averaging 19.3 points and 2.5 threes over last four games.
23 Rasual Butler NO 4  
24 Mickael Pietrus ORL 4  
25 CJ Miles UTA 4  
26 Nick Young WAS 4  
27 Rudy Fernandez POR 4  
28 Linas Kleiza DEN 4  
29 Daequan Cook MIA 4  
30 Courtney Lee ORL 4  
31 Marquis Daniels IND 4  
32 Louis Williams PHI 3  
33 Sasha Pavlovic CLE 3  
34 Michael Finley SAS 3  
35 Eddie House BOS 4 Three-point specialist has made 17 threes over last five games.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Caron Butler WAS 4 Averaging 22.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists over last five games.
2 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
3 Stephen Jackson GSW 4  
4 Danny Granger * IND 4 Day-to-day (knee)
5 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
6 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4  
7 Corey Maggette GSW 4  
8 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
9 Rudy Gay MEM 4  
10 Josh Howard DAL 4  
11 LeBron James CLE 3  
12 Kevin Durant OKC 3  
13 Josh Smith ATL 3 Double-doubles in four of last five games. Averaging 16.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks during this stretch.
14 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
15 Ron Artest HOU 3  
16 Luol Deng CHI 3  
17 John Salmons SAC 3  
18 Al Thornton LAC 4  
19 Marvin Williams ATL 3  
20 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
21 Grant Hill PHO 4  
22 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4  
23 Wilson Chandler NYK 4 Production has decreased since being replaced in starting lineup. Only averaging 10.8 points in 26 minutes over last five games.
24 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
25 Quentin Richardson NYK 4  
26 Mike Miller MIN 4  
27 Jamario Moon TOR 4  
28 Steve Novak LAC 4 Averaging 14.4 points and 3.6 threes over last five games.
29 James Posey NO 4  
30 Francisco Garcia SAC 3  
31 Andres Nocioni CHI 3  
32 Shane Battier HOU 3  
34 Kelenna Azubuike * GSW 4 Day-to-day (knee)
35 Richard Jefferson MIL 2  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
2 Antawn Jamison WAS 4 Averaging 23.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
3 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
4 David Lee NYK 4 Double-double machine averaging 19.2 points and 14.0 rebounds over last five games.
5 Paul Millsap UTA 4  
6 Al Harrington NYK 4  
7 David West NO 4  
8 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
9 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4  
10 Kenyon Martin DEN 4  
11 Kevin Garnett * BOS 4 Day-to-day (flu)
12 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
13 Elton Brand PHI 3 Should be back in starting lineup soon. Averaging 3.3 blocks per game over last three games.
14 Jeff Green OKC 3  
15 Boris Diaw CHA 3  
16 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
17 Lamar Odom LAL 4 Could move into starting lineup with Bynum (knee) out.
18 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
19 Michael Beasley MIA 4 Posted back-to-back double-doubles. Averaging 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds over last two games.
20 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
21 Craig Smith MIN 4  
22 Hakim Warrick MEM 4  
23 Luis Scola HOU 3  
24 Tyrus Thomas CHI 3  
25 Thaddeus Young PHI 3  
26 Jason Thompson SAC 3  
27 Shawn Marion * MIA 4 Day-to-day (groin)
28 Brandon Bass DAL 4  
29 Ronny Turiaf GSW 4 Averaging 10.5 boards and 3.5 blocks over last two games.
30 Charlie Villanueva MIL 2 Averaging 27.0 points and 9.3 rebounds over last three games.
31 Darrell Arthur MEM 4  
32 Darius Songalia WAS 4 Starting at center with Blatche (knee) out.
33 Antonio McDyess DET 3  
34 Amir Johnson DET 3  
35 Zach Randolph * LAC 4 Could make return this week (knee)

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson MIN 4  
2 Dwight Howard ORL 4  
3 Amar'e Stoudemire PHO 4  
4 Marcus Camby LAC 4  
5 Pau Gasol LAL 4 Points and boards should increase with Bynum (knee) out.
6 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4  
7 Brook Lopez NJ 4  
8 Andris Biedrins GSW 4  
9 Nene DEN 4  
10 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
11 Troy Murphy IND 4  
12 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
13 Yao Ming HOU 3  
14 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4  
15 Greg Oden POR 4  
16 Kevin Love MIN 4 Posted three double-doubles in last five games. Averaging 13.6 points and 10.2 rebounds over last five games.
17 Marc Gasol MEM 4  
18 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
19 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 3  
20 Jermaine O'Neal TOR 4  
21 Joel Przybilla POR 4  
22 Samuel Dalembert * PHI 3 Day-to-day (knee)
23 Joakim Noah CHI 3  
24 Spencer Hawes SAC 3 Should continue to start as long as Miller (abdominal) misses time.
25 Nenad Krstic OKC 3  
26 Nick Collison OKC 3  
27 Anderson Varejao CLE 3  
28 Matt Bonner SAS 3  
29 Ben Wallace CLE 3  
30 Jeff Foster IND 4  
31 Brad Miller * SAC 3 Day-to-day (abdominal)
32 JaVale McGee WAS 4  
33 Hilton Armstrong NO 4  
34 Tyson Chandler * NO 4 Could return this week (ankle)
35 Al Horford * ATL 3 Could return this week (knee)

Article first appeared on 2/1/09