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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 11

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 11

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul NO 3 Averaging 21.4 points, 12.0 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals on 49% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Andre Miller PHI 4 Averaging 18.4 points, 6.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
3 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
4 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
5 Raymond Felton CHA 4  
6 Russell Westbrook OKC 4  
7 Jameer Nelson ORL 4  
8 Tony Parker SAS 3 Averaging 22.4 points, 7.6 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
9 Deron Williams UTA 3  
10 Chauncey Billups DEN 3  
11 Mike Bibby ATL 3  
12 Steve Nash PHO 3  
12 Allen Iverson DET 3  
13 Devin Harris * NJ 3 Day-to-day (hamstring)
14 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
15 Luke Ridnour MIL 4  
16 Rafer Alston HOU 4  
17 Mario Chalmers MIA 4  
18 T.J. Ford IND 4  
19 Rodney Stuckey DET 3  
20 Randy Foye MIN 3  
21 Nate Robinson NYK 3  
22 Chris Duhon NYK 3  
23 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
24 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
25 Mike James WAS 4  
26 D.J. Augustin CHA 4  
27 C.J. Watson GSW 4  
28 Will Solomon TOR 4 Decent short-term pickup with Calderon (hamstring) out. Averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 assists in two starts this season.
29 Beno Udrih SAC 4 Averaging a meager 7.2 points and 2.4 assists in 23 minutes over last five games.
30 Bobby Jackson SAC 4  
31 Baron Davis * LAC 4 Day-to-day (tailbone)
32 Maurice Williams CLE 2  
33 Sebastian Telfair MIN 3 Could slide into starting job with Ollie (elbow) out.
34 Keyon Dooling NJ 3 Decent short-term pickup if Harris (hamstring) misses time.
35 Jose Calderon * TOR 4 Day-to-day (hamstring). Will miss at least first two games of this week.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 4  
2 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
3 Michael Redd MIL 4  
4 Jason Terry DAL 4  
5 Kevin Martin SAC 4 Ankle injury looks to behind him after 45 point outburst in last game.
6 Ray Allen BOS 4  
7 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
8 Vince Carter NJ 3  
9 Jamal Crawford GSW 4  
9 Ben Gordon CHI 3 Averaging 22.8 points and 3.2 threes made over last five games.
10 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
11 O.J. Mayo MEM 3  
12 Jason Richardson PHO 3  
13 Marquis Daniels IND 4  
14 Louis Williams PHI 4  
15 Manu Ginobili SAS 3  
16 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
17 Eric Gordon LAC 4  
18 Grant Hill PHO 3  
19 Daequan Cook MIA 4  
20 J.R. Smith DEN 3  
21 Richard Hamilton * DET 3 Day-to-day (groin)
22 Marco Belinelli GSW 4  
23 Willie Green PHI 4  
24 Keith Bogans ORL 4  
25 Anthony Parker TOR 4  
26 Rasual Butler NO 3  
27 Larry Hughes CHI 3  
28 Leandro Barbosa PHO 3  
29 Michael Finley SAS 3  
30 Roger Mason SAS 3  
31 Tracy McGrady HOU 4 Could only play two games this week with two back-to-backs on the schedule.
32 CJ Miles UTA 3  
33 Rudy Fernandez POR 2 Should be in starting lineup this week with Roy (hamstring) out 7-10 days.
34 Dominic McGuire WAS 4  
35 Maurice Evans ATL 3 Decent short-term play if Williams (shoulder) misses time.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Andre Iguodala PHI 4 Finding his groove after slow start. Averaging 23.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.4 steals over last five games.
2 Kevin Durant OKC 4 Averaging 25.4 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists over last five games.
3 Danny Granger IND 4  
4 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
5 Gerald Wallace CHA 4  
6 Stephen Jackson GSW 4  
7 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
8 Josh Howard DAL 4  
9 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
10 Caron Butler WAS 4  
11 Al Thornton LAC 4 Will have to carry the offense with Davis (tailbone) and Randolph (knee) out.
12 Josh Smith ATL 3  
13 Carmelo Anthony DEN 3  
14 John Salmons SAC 4  
15 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
16 LeBron James CLE 2  
17 Wilson Chandler NYK 3  
18 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 3  
19 Ron Artest * HOU 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
20 Francisco Garcia SAC 4  
21 Trevor Ariza LAL 4  
22 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 4  
23 Mike Miller MIN 3  
24 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
25 Corey Maggette * GSW 4 Day-to-day (hamstring)
26 Jamario Moon TOR 4  
27 Luke Walton LAL 4  
28 Desmond Mason OKC 4  
29 Ronnie Brewer UTA 3  
30 Andres Nocioni CHI 3  
31 Ryan Gomes MIN 3  
32 Matt Barnes PHO 3  
33 Fred Jones LAC 4 Could see bump in minutes with Davis (tailbone) out.
34 Jared Jeffries NYK 3  
35 Marvin Williams * ATL 3 Day-to-day (shoulder)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
2 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
3 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
4 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
5 Kevin Garnett BOS 4  
6 Boris Diaw CHA 4  
7 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
8 Jeff Green OKC 4  
9 David West NO 3  
10 Paul Millsap UTA 3  
11 David Lee NYK 3 Averaging 17.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
12 Nene DEN 3  
13 Al Horford ATL 3  
14 Al Harrington NYK 3  
15 Thaddeus Young PHI 4  
16 Shawn Marion * MIA 4 Day-to-day (back spasms). Plans to play on Monday.
17 Luis Scola HOU 4  
18 Kenyon Martin DEN 3  
19 Hakim Warrick MEM 3 Averaging 18.0 points and 5.8 rebounds over last five games.
20 Rasheed Wallace * DET 3 Day-to-day (foot)
21 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
22 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes over last five games. Should continue to start as long as O'Neal (knee) is out.
23 Jermaine O'Neal * TOR 4 Day-to-day (knee)
24 Andray Blatche * WAS 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
25 Chris Wilcox OKC 4  
26 Tyrus Thomas CHI 3  
27 Lamar Odom LAL 4  
28 Michael Beasley MIA 4  
29 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
30 Jason Thompson SAC 4  
31 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 4  
32 Brandan Wright * GSW 4 Day-to-day (wrist)
33 Yi Jianlian NJ 3  
34 Craig Smith MIN 3  
35 Drew Gooden * CHI 3 Day-to-day (ankle)

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Marcus Camby LAC 4 19 straight games with 10 or more rebounds. Averaging 16.5 points, 19.0 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over last five games.
2 Yao Ming HOU 4  
3 Dwight Howard ORL 4  
4 Pau Gasol LAL 4  
5 Andris Biedrins GSW 4  
6 Troy Murphy IND 4 Averaging 11.8 points, 14.6 rebounds and 1.4 threes over last five games.
7 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4  
8 Al Jefferson MIN 3  
9 Amar'e Stoudemire PHO 3  
10 Andrew Bynum LAL 4  
11 Brad Miller SAC 4  
12 Mehmet Okur UTA 3  
13 Brook Lopez NJ 3  
14 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 3  
15 Marc Gasol MEM 3 Should continue to produce with Milicic (hand) out 4-6 weeks. Averaging 14.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
16 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
17 Andrew Bogut * MIL 4 Day-to-day (back)
18 Erick Dampier DAL 4 Averaging 5.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
19 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
20 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 2  
21 Anderson Varejao CLE 2 Moves to starting lineup with Ilgauskas (ankle) out for a month. Averaging 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds as a starter.
22 Rasho Nesterovic IND 4  
23 Roy Hibbert IND 4  
24 Joel Anthony MIA 4  
25 Marreese Speights PHI 4  
26 Jeff Foster IND 4  
27 Joakim Noah CHI 3  
28 Kevin Love MIN 3  
29 Aaron Gray CHI 3  
30 Matt Bonner SAS 3  
31 Joel Przybilla POR 2  
32 Greg Oden POR 2  
33 Dan Gadzuric MIL 4 Decent short-term play only if Bogut (back) can't go.
34 Spencer Hawes * SAC 4 Day-to-day (abdominal strain)
35 Nick Collison * OKC 4 Day-to-day (thumb)

Article first appeared on 1/4/09