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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul NO 4  
2 Devin Harris NJ 4  
3 Randy Foye MIN 4 Averaging 20.8 points, 4.8 assists and 3.0 threes over last five games.
4 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
5 Maurice Williams CLE 4 Scoring has increased with Ilgauskas and West out. Averaging 21.0 points (season avg. of 16.5 ppg.) and 2.8 threes over last five games.
6 Andre Miller PHI 4  
7 Deron Williams UTA 3  
8 Steve Nash PHO 3  
9 Russell Westbrook OKC 4  
10 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
11 Chauncey Billups DEN 3  
12 Tony Parker SAS 3  
13 Rajon Rondo BOS 3  
14 Luke Ridnour MIL 4  
15 Rafer Alston HOU 3 Averaging 18.2 points, 7.0 assists and 4.2 boards over last five but production could decrease with McGrady and Artest due back this week.
16 Chris Duhon NYK 3  
17 Jameer Nelson ORL 3  
18 Allen Iverson DET 3 Only averaging 15.8 points and 2.8 assists over last five games.
19 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
20 Rodney Stuckey DET 3  
21 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
22 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
23 T.J. Ford IND 4  
24 Sebastian Telfair MIN 4  
25 Beno Udrih SAC 4  
26 Nate Robinson NYK 3  
27 Kirk Hinrich CHI 3  
28 Jamal Crawford * GSW 3 Day-to-day (hamstring)
29 Mike James WAS 4  
30 Jason Kidd DAL 2  
31 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 3  
32 Derek Fisher LAL 3  
33 Baron Davis * LAC 4 Targeting a Wednesday return to action (tailbone)
34 Ramon Sessions MIL 4  
35 Mario Chalmers MIA 4  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 4  
2 Vince Carter NJ 4  
3 Joe Johnson ATL 4  
4 Kevin Martin SAC 4  
5 Kobe Bryant LAL 3  
6 Brandon Roy POR 3  
7 Eric Gordon LAC 4 Averaging 22.8 points, 1.4 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
8 Peja Stojakovic NO 4  
9 Mike Dunleavy IND 4  
10 Ray Allen BOS 3  
11 O.J. Mayo MEM 3  
12 Ben Gordon CHI 3  
13 Manu Ginobili SAS 3  
14 Jason Richardson PHO 3  
15 Monta Ellis GSW 3  
16 Tracy McGrady HOU 3 Should return this week (knee) and plans to available for all games going forward including back-to-backs.
17 Louis Williams PHI 4  
18 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
19 J.R. Smith DEN 3  
20 Rasual Butler NO 4  
21 Sasha Pavlovic CLE 4  
22 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
23 Raja Bell CHA 3  
24 Michael Redd * MIL 4 Day-to-day (knee) pending MRI.
25 Daniel Gibson CLE 4  
26 Nick Young WAS 4  
27 Linas Kleiza DEN 3 Value could drop if Anthony (hand) comes back this week.
28 Jason Terry DAL 2  
29 Von Wafer HOU 3 Value could drop if McGrady (knee) comes back this week.
30 CJ Miles UTA 3  
31 Michael Finley SAS 3  
32 Roger Mason SAS 3  
33 Leandro Barbosa PHO 3  
34 Ricky Davis LAC 4  
35 Anthony Morrow GSW 3 Could see increased minutes if Crawford (hamstring) misses time this week.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Kevin Durant OKC 4 Scored 31 or more points in three of last four games. Averaging 31.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals over last five games.
3 Danny Granger IND 4  
4 Josh Smith ATL 4  
5 Andre Iguodala PHI 4 Scoring could take a hit with Brand back. Averaging 24.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.0 steals over last five games.
6 Caron Butler WAS 4  
7 Richard Jefferson MIL 4 Could see bump in scoring with Redd and Bogut out.
8 Al Thornton LAC 4  
9 John Salmons SAC 4  
10 Paul Pierce BOS 3  
11 Stephen Jackson GSW 3  
12 Rashard Lewis ORL 3  
13 Gerald Wallace CHA 3  
14 Corey Maggette GSW 3 Sixth man role hasn't hurt production. Averaging 21.2 points and 8.0 rebounds over last five games.
15 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
16 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
17 Luol Deng CHI 3  
18 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
19 Mike Miller MIN 4  
20 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
21 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
22 Francisco Garcia SAC 4  
23 Grant Hill PHO 3  
24 Ronnie Brewer UTA 3  
25 Andres Nocioni CHI 3 Averaging 12.0 points and 7.6 boards in 30 minutes a game over last five.
26 Andrei Kirilenko * UTA 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
27 Jamario Moon TOR 3  
28 Dominic McGuire WAS 4 Averaging 5.0 points, 6.8 boards, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks in 32 minutes per game over last five.
29 Quentin Richardson NYK 3  
30 Trevor Ariza LAL 3  
31 Josh Howard DAL 2  
32 Shane Battier HOU 3  
33 Wilson Chandler NYK 3 Only averaging 6.6 points in 24 minutes over last five games.
34 Ron Artest * HOU 3 Could return this week (ankle)
35 Carmelo Anthony DEN 3 Could return to action later this week (hand)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
2 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4 Averaging 25.0 points, 9.2 boards and 2.4 threes over last four games and should see an increased role in offense if Redd (knee) and Bogut (back) miss time.
3 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
4 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
5 Paul Millsap UTA 3 Double-double machine getting back on track. Averaging 24.0 points and 12.0 rebounds over last three games.
6 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
7 David Lee NYK 3  
8 Kevin Garnett BOS 3  
9 Jeff Green OKC 4  
10 Al Harrington NYK 3  
11 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3 O'Neal's return hasn't hurt minutes or production. Averaging 18.6 points and 5.8 boards in 39 minutes over last five games.
12 Boris Diaw CHA 3  
13 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
14 Elton Brand * PHI 4  
15 Jason Thompson SAC 4 Two double-doubles in last four games. Averaging 15.6 points and 9.0 rebounds on 61% shooting from the field over last five games.
16 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
17 Thaddeus Young PHI 4  
18 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 2  
19 Kenyon Martin DEN 3  
20 Lamar Odom LAL 3 Scored 15 or more points in three of last four games. Averaging 13.8 points 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
21 Travis Outlaw POR 3  
22 Tyrus Thomas CHI 3  
23 Luis Scola HOU 3  
24 David West * NO 4 Day-to-day (back)
25 Shawn Marion * MIA 4 Day-to-day (groin)
26 Craig Smith MIN 4  
27 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 4  
28 Michael Beasley MIA 4  
29 Hakim Warrick MEM 3  
30 Carl Landry HOU 3  
31 Antonio McDyess DET 3  
32 Brian Skinner * LAC 4 Day-to-day (flu)
33 Darrell Arthur MEM 3  
34 Ryan Anderson NJ 4  
35 Zach Randolph * LAC 4 Could make return later this week (knee).

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson MIN 4  
2 Troy Murphy IND 4  
3 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
4 Amar'e Stoudemire PHO 3  
5 Marcus Camby * LAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
6 Brook Lopez NJ 4  
7 Brad Miller SAC 4  
8 Andrew Bynum LAL 3 Averaging 22.2 points, 8.2 boards and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
9 Andris Biedrins GSW 3  
10 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 3  
11 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 3  
12 Pau Gasol LAL 3  
13 Nene DEN 3  
14 Mehmet Okur UTA 3  
15 Anderson Varejao CLE 4  
16 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
17 Yao Ming * HOU 3 Day-to-day (knee)
18 Andray Blatche WAS 4  
19 Greg Oden POR 3 Averaging 17.3 points and 12.3 rebounds over last three games.
20 Kevin Love MIN 4  
21 Kendrick Perkins BOS 3  
22 Nenad Krstic OKC 4  
23 Nick Collison OKC 4  
24 Zaza Pachulia ATL 4  
25 Ben Wallace CLE 4  
26 Jeff Foster IND 4  
27 Marc Gasol MEM 3  
28 Joakim Noah CHI 3  
29 Jermaine O'Neal TOR 3  
30 Spencer Hawes SAC 4  
31 Rasho Nesterovic IND 4  
32 Matt Bonner SAS 3  
33 Joel Przybilla POR 3  
34 Hilton Armstrong NO 4 Day-to-day (knee) but should be starter at center with Chandler (ankle) out thru the All-Star break.
35 Andrew Bogut * MIL 4 Day-to-day (back)

Article first appeared on 1/25/09

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