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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: CHI, DET, MIA, MIL, NJ, NO, NYK, OKC, PHO, POR, TOR, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CLE, DAL, DEN, IND, LAL, ORL, PHI, SAC, SAS, WAS
Two Games: CHA, GSW, HOU, LAC, MEM, MIN
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  
4 Allen Iverson DET 4 Averaging 17.8 points over last five games but shooting a dismal 34% from the field (33-for-96).
5 Rodney Stuckey DET 4  
6 Chris Duhon NYK 4  
7 Russell Westbrook OKC 4  
8 Derrick Rose CHI 4  
9 Jose Calderon * TOR 4 Day-to-day (hamstring)
10 Devin Harris * NJ 4 Day-to-day (hamstring)
11 Steve Blake POR 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 5.2 assists and 2.6 threes made over last five games.
12 Andre Miller PHI 3  
13 Chauncey Billups DEN 3  
14 Tony Parker SAS 3  
15 Mike Bibby ATL 3  
16 Jameer Nelson ORL 3  
17 Rajon Rondo BOS 3  
18 Nate Robinson NYK 4 Averaging 11.4 points on 29% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Jason Kidd DAL 3  
20 Luke Ridnour MIL 4  
21 Mario Chalmers MIA 4  
22 Maurice Williams CLE 3  
23 Jarrett Jack IND 3 Averaging 17.6 points and 4.7 assists as starter this year.
24 Randy Foye MIN 2  
25 Mike James WAS 3  
26 Derek Fisher LAL 3  
27 Ramon Sessions MIL 4  
28 Earl Watson OKC 4 Started last game at point guard.
29 Raymond Felton CHA 2  
30 Beno Udrih SAC 3  
31 Keyon Dooling NJ 4 Decent short-term play if Harris (hamstring) misses time this week.
32 T.J. Ford * IND 3 Day-to-day (back)
33 Rafer Alston HOU 2  
34 Mardy Collins LAC 2  
35 Sebastian Telfair MIN 2  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 4  
2 Vince Carter NJ 4  
3 Michael Redd MIL 4 Scored 30 or more points in two of last four games. Averaging 25.6 points and 3.0 threes over last five games.
4 Brandon Roy POR 4  
5 Ben Gordon CHI 4  
6 Jason Richardson PHO 4  
7 Kobe Bryant LAL 3  
8 Kevin Martin SAC 3 Showing no rust after returning from injury. Averaging 31.6 points and 3.0 threes over last five games.
9 Peja Stojakovic NO 4  
10 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
11 Ray Allen BOS 3  
12 Jason Terry DAL 3 Mired in a mini-slump. Averaging 10.0 points on 40% shooting from the field over last five games.
13 Anthony Parker TOR 4  
14 Grant Hill PHO 4  
15 Manu Ginobili SAS 3  
16 Mike Dunleavy IND 3  
17 J.R. Smith DEN 3  
18 Delonte West CLE 3  
19 Linas Kleiza DEN 3  
20 Richard Hamilton * DET 4 Day-to-day (hamstring). Hopes to return this week.
21 Rasual Butler NO 4  
22 Larry Hughes CHI 4  
23 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4 Averaging 17.6 points and 1.6 steals in only 26.8 minutes over last five games.
24 Rudy Gay MEM 2  
25 Louis Williams PHI 3  
26 Daequan Cook MIA 4  
27 Tracy McGrady HOU 2  
28 O.J. Mayo MEM 2  
29 Rudy Fernandez POR 4  
30 Jamal Crawford GSW 2  
31 Michael Finley SAS 3  
32 Roger Mason SAS 3  
33 Eric Gordon LAC 2  
34 Courtney Lee ORL 3  
35 Marquis Daniels * IND 3 Day-to-day (groin)

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant OKC 4  
2 LeBron James CLE 3  
3 Danny Granger IND 3  
4 Paul Pierce BOS 3 C's are struggling but Pierce isn't. Averaging 24.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last five games.
5 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
6 Rashard Lewis ORL 3  
7 Caron Butler WAS 3  
8 Josh Smith ATL 3 Scoring has increased over last five games (20.4 ppg.) but where are the blocks (0.6 blocks)?
9 Wilson Chandler NYK 4  
10 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
11 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
12 Tayshaun Prince DET 4  
13 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
14 John Salmons SAC 3  
15 Jamario Moon TOR 4  
16 Bobby Simmons NJ 4  
17 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4  
18 Tim Thomas NYK 4  
19 Quentin Richardson NYK 4  
20 Matt Barnes PHO 4  
21 Andres Nocioni CHI 4  
22 Marvin Williams ATL 3  
23 Jason Kapono TOR 4  
24 Trevor Ariza LAL 3  
25 Luol Deng * CHI 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
26 Josh Howard * DAL 3 Day-to-day (wrist)
27 Gerald Wallace CHA 2  
28 Corey Maggette GSW 2  
29 James Posey NO 4  
30 Kyle Korver UTA 4  
31 Thabo Sefolosha CHI 4  
32 Francisco Garcia SAC 3  
33 Al Thornton LAC 2  
34 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 2  
35 Mike Miller MIN 2 Only averaging 9.8 points and 1.2 threes this year after averaging 16.4 points and 2.2 threes last year.

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
2 Paul Millsap UTA 4  
3 David West NO 4  
4 David Lee NYK 4  
5 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
6 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
7 Kevin Garnett BOS 3  
8 Antawn Jamison WAS 3  
9 Al Harrington NYK 4 Continues to be hot and cold off the New York bench. Averaging 8.5 points on 23% shooting from the field over last two games.
10 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4 Minutes and production could decrease a bit if O'Neal (knee) returns this week.
11 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4 Scored 23 or more points in three of last four games.
12 Drew Gooden CHI 4  
13 Jeff Green OKC 4  
14 Rasheed Wallace DET 4  
15 Shawn Marion MIA 4  
16 Nene DEN 3  
17 Tyrus Thomas CHI 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 2.0 steals over last five games.
18 Michael Beasley MIA 4 Averaging 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds on 50% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
20 Kenyon Martin DEN 3  
21 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
22 Emeka Okafor CHA 2  
23 Boris Diaw CHA 2  
24 Andray Blatche WAS 3  
25 Thaddeus Young PHI 3  
26 Jermaine O'Neal * TOR 4 Day-to-day (knee)
27 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 4  
28 Jason Thompson SAC 3  
29 Jason Maxiell DET 4  
30 Antonio McDyess DET 4  
31 Vladimir Radmonovic LAL 3  
32 Jared Jeffries NYK 4  
33 Brandon Bass DAL 3  
34 Luis Scola HOU 2  
35 Hakim Warrick MEM 2  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Amar'e Stoudemire PHO 4  
2 Mehmet Okur UTA 4 Scored 20 or more points in four of last five games.
3 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
4 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4  
5 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
6 Brook Lopez NJ 4  
7 Andrew Bogut * MIL 4 Day-to-day (back)
8 Pau Gasol LAL 3  
9 Troy Murphy IND 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.2 threes over last five games.
10 Tyson Chandler NO 4  
11 Brad Miller SAC 3 Averaging 14.6 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists over last five games.
12 Andrew Bynum LAL 3  
13 Anderson Varejao CLE 3  
14 Al Jefferson MIN 2  
15 Marcus Camby LAC 2  
16 Yao Ming HOU 2  
17 Andris Biedrins GSW 2  
18 Nick Collison OKC 4 Averaging 15.3 points and 9.7 rebounds in 33.0 minutes over last three games.
19 Kendrick Perkins * BOS 3  
20 Spencer Hawes SAC 3  
21 Erick Dampier DAL 3  
22 Joel Anthony MIA 4  
23 Joakim Noah CHI 4  
24 Joel Przybilla POR 4  
25 Greg Oden POR 4 Only blocked one shot in last five games.
26 Ben Wallace CLE 3  
27 Samuel Dalembert PHI 3  
28 Matt Bonner SAS 3  
29 Marc Gasol MEM 2  
30 Zaza Pachulia ATL 3 Decent short-term play with Horford (knee) out this week.
31 Roy Hibbert IND 3  
32 Rasho Nesterovic IND 3  
33 Jeff Foster IND 3  
34 Kevin Love MIN 2  
35 Marreese Speights PHI 3  

Article first appeared on 1/11/09