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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 13

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 13

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Deron Williams UTA 4 Averaging 26.4 points and 9.5 assists over last four games.
2 Steve Nash PHO 4  
3 Tony Parker SAS 4  
4 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
5 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
6 Randy Foye MIN 4  
7 Raymond Felton CHA 4  
8 Allen Iverson * DET 4 Day-to-day (knee)
9 Chris Paul NO 3  
10 Rodney Stuckey DET 4  
11 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
12 Maurice Williams CLE 4  
13 Derrick Rose CHI 4  
14 Luke Ridnour MIL 4 Recorded two double-doubles in last five games. Averaging 15.0 points, 7.6 assists and 1.6 steals during this stretch.
15 Devin Harris NJ 3  
16 Chauncey Billups DEN 3  
17 Chris Duhon NYK 4 Day-to-day (back)
18 Rafer Alston HOU 4  
19 Mardy Collins LAC 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 7.0 assists and 2.4 steals over last five, but production could drop significantly if Davis (knee) returns this week.
20 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
21 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
22 Mike James WAS 4 Averaging 19.5 points 4.5 assists and 4.5 threes made over last two games.
23 T.J. Ford IND 4  
24 Kyle Lowry MEM 4  
25 Sebastian Telfair MIN 4  
26 Kirk Hinrich * CHI 4  
27 Beno Udrih SAC 4  
28 Nate Robinson NYK 4 Only averaging 9.8 points on 35% shooting from the field over last five games.
29 Jose Calderon * TOR 4 Day-to-day (hamstring)
30 Jameer Nelson ORL 2  
31 Andre Miller PHI 2  
32 Sergio Rodriguez POR 3 Should start for the injured Steve Blake (shoulder) but might be in a timeshare with Bayless.
33 Jerryd Bayless POR 3  
34 Ramon Sessions MIL 4  
35 Baron Davis * LAC 4 Day-to-day (knee). Could return this week.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Michael Redd MIL 4 Averaging 28.4 points and 3.2 threes on 51% shooting from the field over last five games.
3 Kevin Martin SAC 4  
4 Joe Johnson ATL 4  
5 Jamal Crawford GSW 4 Scored 25 or more points in four of last five games. Averaging 28.0 points, 5.2 assists and 2.0 threes made over last five games.
6 Jason Terry DAL 4  
7 Ray Allen BOS 4  
8 O.J. Mayo MEM 4  
9 Ben Gordon CHI 4  
10 Jason Richardson PHO 4  
11 Manu Ginobili SAS 4  
12 Brandon Roy POR 3  
13 Vince Carter NJ 3  
14 Richard Hamilton DET 4  
15 Mike Dunleavy IND 4 Averaging 16.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists since returning from injury.
16 Dwyane Wade MIA 2  
17 Anthony Parker TOR 4  
18 Nick Young WAS 4 Averaging 23.2 points and 1.8 threes on 66% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Von Wafer HOU 4 Averaging 16.2 points and 1.8 threes on 50% shooting from the field. Should be a solid play as long as McGrady (knee) is out.
20 Eric Gordon LAC 4  
21 Raja Bell CHA 4  
22 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4  
23 Michael Finley SAS 4  
24 Roger Mason SAS 4  
25 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
26 J.R. Smith DEN 3  
27 Linas Kleiza DEN 3  
28 Rasual Butler NO 3  
29 Rudy Fernandez POR 3  
30 Sasha Pavlovic CLE 4 Should continue to start with West (wrist) out for six weeks.
31 Daniel Gibson CLE 4  
32 CJ Miles UTA 4  
33 Maurice Evans ATL 4 Could see bump in playing time if Williams (concussion) misses time this week.
34 Joey Graham TOR 4  
35 Antoine Wright DAL 4  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Danny Granger IND 4 Averaging 29.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.0 threes made, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
3 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
4 Josh Smith ATL 4  
5 Caron Butler WAS 4  
6 Stephen Jackson GSW 4  
7 Corey Maggette GSW 4  
8 Gerald Wallace CHA 4  
9 Al Thornton LAC 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
10 Rudy Gay MEM 4  
11 Luol Deng CHI 4  
12 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
13 John Salmons SAC 4  
14 Wilson Chandler NYK 4  
15 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
16 Grant Hill PHO 4  
17 Jamario Moon TOR 4  
18 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 4  
19 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4  
20 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
21 Trevor Ariza LAL 4  
22 Quentin Richardson NYK 4  
23 Tayshaun Prince * DET 4 Day-to-day (groin)
24 Andre Iguodala PHI 2 Averaging 23.4 points 7.4 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five, but will production decrease with Brand back?
25 Kevin Durant OKC 2  
26 Rashard Lewis ORL 2  
27 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 2  
28 Rodney Carney MIN 4 Averaging 17.0 points and 2.8 threes over last four games.
29 Francisco Garcia SAC 4  
30 Andres Nocioni CHI 4  
31 Shane Battier HOU 4  
32 Matt Barnes PHO 4  
33 Kyle Korver UTA 4  
34 Tim Thomas * NYK 4 Day-to-day (flu)
35 Mike Miller MIN 4 Hasn't scored in double figures since December 17th.

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
2 Tim Duncan SAS 4  
3 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
4 David Lee NYK 4 Averaging 19.6 points and 12.4 boards on 65% shooting from the field over last five games.
5 Kevin Garnett BOS 4  
6 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
7 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
8 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4 Averaging 22.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.6 threes over last five games, but return of O'Neal could mean slight decrease in minutes.
9 Al Harrington NYK 4  
10 Rasheed Wallace DET 4  
11 Boris Diaw CHA 4  
12 Paul Millsap * UTA 4 Day-to-day (knee)
13 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
14 David West NO 3  
15 Drew Gooden * CHI 4 Day-to-day (groin)
16 Luis Scola HOU 4  
17 Tyrus Thomas CHI 4  
18 Hakim Warrick MEM 4  
19 Kenyon Martin DEN 3  
20 Lamar Odom LAL 4  
21 Jason Thompson SAC 4  
22 Craig Smith MIN 4  
23 Travis Outlaw POR 3  
24 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 4  
25 Brian Skinner LAC 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Camby (ankle) misses time this week.
26 Vladimir Radmonovic LAL 4  
27 Antonio McDyess DET 4  
28 Jared Jeffries NYK 4  
29 Carl Landry HOU 4  
30 Jeff Green OKC 2  
31 Shawn Marion MIA 2  
32 Udonis Haslem MIA 2  
33 Michael Beasley MIA 2  
34 Ryan Anderson NJ 3  
35 Elton Brand * PHI 2 Should return this week (shoulder) but might be on minutes restriction.

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson MIN 4  
2 Yao Ming HOU 4  
3 Amar'e Stoudemire PHO 4 Points (21.5), rebounds (8.3) and blocks (1.1) all down from last year.
4 Pau Gasol LAL 4  
5 Andris Biedrins GSW 4  
6 Troy Murphy IND 4  
7 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
8 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks with 72% FG% and 73% FT%.
9 Brad Miller SAC 4  
10 Andrew Bynum LAL 4  
11 Marc Gasol MEM 4  
12 Marcus Camby * LAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
13 Brook Lopez NJ 3  
14 Nene DEN 3  
15 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 3  
16 Dwight Howard ORL 2  
17 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
18 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
19 Anderson Varejao CLE 4  
20 Andray Blatche WAS 4  
21 Matt Bonner SAS 4  
22 Kevin Love MIN 4  
23 Ben Wallace CLE 4  
24 Zaza Pachulia ATL 4 Decent short-term play as long as Horford (knee) is out.
25 Joakim Noah CHI 4  
26 Jeff Foster IND 4  
27 Spencer Hawes SAC 4  
28 Joel Przybilla POR 3  
29 Greg Oden POR 3  
30 Jermaine O'Neal * TOR 4 Day-to-day (knee)
31 Dan Gadzuric MIL 4 Decent short-term play as long as Bogut (back) is out.
32 Samuel Dalembert PHI 2  
33 Chris Anderson DEN 3  
34 Rasho Nesterovic IND 4  
35 Kendrick Perkins * BOS 4 Day-to-day (shoulder)

Article first appeared on 1/18/09