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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 10

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 10

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Devin Harris NJ 4 Averging career-highs in points (23.7), assists (6.4), steals (1.6), free throws made per game (8.5) and free throw percentage (85%).
2 Baron Davis LAC 4  
3 Jameer Nelson ORL 4  
4 Chauncey Billups DEN 4  
5 Jose Calderon TOR 4  
6 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
7 Allen Iverson DET 4  
8 Randy Foye MIN 4 Move to shooting guard has led to increased production. Averaging 17.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
9 Derrick Rose CHI 4  
10 Andre Miller PHI 4  
11 Rodney Stuckey DET 4  
12 Chris Paul NO 3  
13 Rafer Alston HOU 4  
14 Nate Robinson NYK 3 Averaging 26.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.4 threes over last five games.
15 Rajon Rondo BOS 3  
16 Steve Nash PHO 3  
17 Tony Parker SAS 3  
18 Jason Kidd DAL 3  
19 Maurice Williams CLE 3  
20 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
21 Russell Westbrook OKC 3  
22 Chris Duhon NYK 3  
23 Steve Blake POR 3  
24 Mike James WAS 4  
25 Luke Ridnour MIL 4  
26 Mario Chalmers MIA 3 Averaging 12.2 points, 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 37.8 minutes per game over last five.
27 Deron Williams UTA 2  
28 Beno Udrih SAC 3  
29 D.J. Augustin CHA 3 Only averaging 4.6 points and 3.6 assists in 23 minutes over last five game, but could see increased minutes if Bell (groin) misses time.
30 T.J. Ford * IND 3 Day-to-day (back)
31 Kyle Lowry MEM 4  
32 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 4  
33 Aaron Brooks HOU 4  
34 Ramon Sessions MIL 4  
35 C.J. Watson GSW 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Joe Johnson ATL 4 Averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Vince Carter NJ 4  
3 Michael Redd MIL 4  
4 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
5 Rudy Gay MEM 4  
6 O.J. Mayo MEM 4  
7 Ben Gordon CHI 4 Averaging 20.4 points and 2.8 threes made over last five games.
8 Brandon Roy POR 3  
9 Ray Allen BOS 3  
10 Jason Terry DAL 3  
11 Jason Richardson PHO 3  
12 J.R. Smith DEN 4 Averaging 16.4 points and 3.0 threes over last five games, but minutes could decrease with Anthony back.
13 Richard Hamilton * DET 4 Day-to-day (groin)
14 Kobe Bryant LAL 2  
15 Louis Williams PHI 4 Scored in double figures in nine straight games. Averaging 20.0 points and 1.4 steals on 49% shooting over last five games.
16 Tracy McGrady HOU 4 Day-to-day (knee)
17 Manu Ginobili SAS 3 Minutes and production down. Averaging 10.4 points on 36% shooting in 25 minutes per game over last five.
18 Jamal Crawford * GSW 3 Day-to-day (groin)
19 Marquis Daniels IND 3  
20 Rashad McCants MIN 4 Made 11 threes in last two games, but production could decrease if Miller (ankle) comes back this week.
21 Eric Gordon LAC 4  
22 Linas Kleiza DEN 4  
23 Larry Hughes CHI 4  
24 Willie Green PHI 4  
25 Daequan Cook MIA 3 Averaging 15.0 points and 4.2 threes over last five games.
26 Delonte West CLE 3  
27 Rasual Butler NO 3  
28 Roger Mason SAS 3  
29 Keith Bogans ORL 4  
30 Jarrett Jack IND 3 Decent short-term play if Ford (back) misses time.
31 Marco Belinelli GSW 3  
32 Grant Hill PHO 3  
33 Peja Stojakovic * NO 3 Day-to-day (back)
34 Michael Finley SAS 3  
35 Rudy Fernandez POR 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
2 Josh Smith ATL 4 Points (13.0), rebounds (7.2), blocks (1.9) and field goal percentage (42.6%) all down from last year.
3 Andre Iguodala PHI 4  
4 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
5 Carmelo Anthony * DEN 4 Day-to-day (elbow)
6 LeBron James CLE 3  
7 Kevin Durant OKC 3 Extremely consistent in 2nd year. Averaging 26.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals on 47% shooting over last five games.
8 Danny Granger IND 3  
9 Ron Artest * HOU 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
10 Caron Butler * WAS 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
11 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
12 Al Thornton LAC 4  
13 Gerald Wallace CHA 3  
14 Paul Pierce BOS 3  
15 Stephen Jackson GSW 3  
16 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
17 Josh Howard DAL 3  
18 John Salmons SAC 3  
19 Tayshaun Prince DET 4  
20 Andres Nocioni CHI 4 Could see bump in minutes with Deng (ankle) out.
21 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
22 Wilson Chandler NYK 3  
23 Francisco Garcia SAC 3  
24 Matt Barnes PHO 3  
25 Mickael Pietrus ORL 4  
26 Jamario Moon TOR 4  
27 Jason Kapono TOR 4  
28 Tim Thomas NYK 3  
29 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 3  
30 Thabo Sefolosha CHI 4 Could see bump in minutes with Deng (ankle) out.
31 Carl Landry HOU 4  
32 Mike Miller * MIN 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
33 Shane Battier HOU 4  
34 Jared Jeffries NYK 3  
35 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 2  

 

Power Forwards        
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
2 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
3 Jermaine O'Neal TOR 4 Averaging 21.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
4 Nene DEN 4  
5 Rasheed Wallace DET 4  
6 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
7 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
8 Kevin Garnett BOS 3  
9 Emeka Okafor CHA 3 Offense has picked up since Richardson trade. Averaging 20.6 points (13.9 ppg for season), 11.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
10 Kenyon Martin DEN 4  
11 Al Horford ATL 4  
12 David West NO 3  
13 Boris Diaw CHA 3  
14 Zach Randolph * LAC 4 Day-to-day (knee)
15 David Lee NYK 3  
16 Tyrus Thomas CHI 4 Productive last week, but minutes could decrease with Gooden (ankle) due back this week.
17 Thaddeus Young PHI 4  
18 Andray Blatche WAS 4  
19 Al Harrington NYK 3  
20 Luis Scola HOU 4  
21 Hakim Warrick MEM 4  
22 Drew Gooden CHI 4 Hopes to return this week (ankle)
23 Shawn Marion MIA 3 Rebounds still there (9.2 rpg) but steals (0.6) and blocks (0.4) have been non-existent over last five games.
24 Jeff Green OKC 3  
25 Yi Jianlian NJ 4  
26 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 4  
27 Craig Smith MIN 4  
28 Udonis Haslem MIA 3  
29 Travis Outlaw POR 3  
30 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
31 Chris Wilcox OKC 3  
32 Michael Beasley MIA 3  
33 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4  
34 Darrell Arthur MEM 4  
35 Ronny Turiaf GSW 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson MIN 4  
2 Yao Ming HOU 4  
3 Dwight Howard ORL 4  
4 Marcus Camby LAC 4  
5 Andrew Bogut MIL 4  
6 Amar'e Stoudemire PHO 3  
7 Andris Biedrins GSW 3  
8 Brook Lopez NJ 4  
9 Marc Gasol MEM 4 Should see boost in minutes and production with Milicic (knuckle) out.
10 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 3 Averaging 21.0 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over last five games.
11 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 3  
12 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 3  
13 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
14 Brad Miller SAC 3  
15 Troy Murphy IND 3  
16 Spencer Hawes SAC 3  
17 Kendrick Perkins * BOS 3 Day-to-day (shoulder)
18 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
19 Pau Gasol LAL 2  
20 Greg Oden POR 3 Double-double in last game was first since Dec.12th. Only averaging 7.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
21 Erick Dampier DAL 3  
22 Marreese Speights PHI 4  
23 Joel Anthony MIA 3  
24 Joel Przybilla POR 3  
25 Andrew Bynum LAL 2  
26 Aaron Gray CHI 4  
27 Kevin Love MIN 4  
28 Anderson Varejao CLE 3  
29 Roy Hibbert IND 3  
30 Rasho Nesterovic IND 3  
31 Jeff Foster IND 3  
32 Joakim Noah CHI 4  
33 Matt Bonner SAS 3  
34 Ben Wallace CLE 3  
35 Mehmet Okur * UTA 2 Day-to-day (back)

Article first appeared on 12/28/08

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