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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 8

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 8

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player

Team

Games Comment
1 Devin Harris NJ 4  
2 Chauncey Billups DEN 4  
3 Jose Calderon TOR 4  
4 Baron Davis LAC 4  
5 Deron Williams UTA 4  
6 Chris Duhon NYK 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 9.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.6 threes over last five games.
7 Derrick Rose CHI 4  
8 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
9 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
10 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
11 Raymond Felton CHA 4  
12 Chris Paul NO 3  
13 T.J. Ford IND 4  
14 Nate Robinson NYK 4  
15 Beno Udrih SAC 4  
16 Steve Nash PHO 3  
17 D.J. Augustin CHA 4  
18 Tony Parker SAS 3  
19 Allen Iverson DET 3  
20 Maurice Williams CLE 3 Averaging 22.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists on 56% shooting over last three games.
21 Andre Miller PHI 3  
22 Rodney Stuckey DET 3 Averaging 14.6 points, 9.6 assists and 2.0 steals in last three games since moving into starting lineup.
23 Jameer Nelson ORL 3  
24 Russell Westbrook OKC 3  
25 Randy Foye MIN 3  
26 Luke Ridnour MIL 4  
27 Juan Dixon WAS 4 Could continue to start until Arenas (knee) comes back. Averaging 14.3 points, 6.3 assists over last three games.
28 Jose Juan Barea DAL 4  
29 Mario Chalmers MIA 3  
30 Rafer Alston * HOU 3 Day-to-day (hamstring)
31 C.J. Watson * GSW 4 Will miss Wednesday's game (death in family)
32 Ramon Sessions MIL 4  
33 Earl Watson OKC 3  
34 Derek Fisher LAL 3  
35 Aaron Brooks HOU 3 Could be in line for increased minutes if Alston (hamstring) misses time.

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Joe Johnson ATL 4 Averaging 24.2 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 threes on 49% shooting over last five games.
2 Vince Carter NJ 4  
3 Michael Redd MIL 4  
4 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
5 Kobe Bryant LAL 3  
6 Ray Allen BOS 4  
7 Jason Terry DAL 4  
8 Ben Gordon CHI 4  
9 Jamal Crawford GSW 4  
10 Marquis Daniels IND 4  
11 Manu Ginobili SAS 3  
12 Tracy McGrady HOU 3 Averaging 21.5 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in last two games since returning from injury.
13 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
14 Larry Hughes CHI 4  
15 Eric Gordon LAC 4  
16 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
17 Brandon Roy POR 2 Scored 30+ points in three straight games. Averaging 33.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists during this stretch.
18 Rudy Gay MEM 2  
19 O.J. Mayo MEM 2  
20 CJ Miles UTA 4  
21 J.R. Smith DEN 4  
22 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
23 Raja Bell CHA 4  
24 Delonte West CLE 3  
25 Leandro Barbosa PHO 3  
26 Roger Mason SAS 3  
27 Grant Hill PHO 3  
28 Anthony Parker TOR 4 Back from injury (ankle) but could be in timeshare with Kapono.
29 DeShawn Stevenson WAS 4  
30 Willie Green PHI 3 Started last two games over Thaddeus Young. Averaging 16.0 points on 57% shooting from the field over last two games.
31 Louis Williams PHI 3  
32 Anthony Morrow GSW 4  
33 Keith Bogans ORL 3  
34 Rashad McCants MIN 3  
35 Damien Wilkins OKC 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Danny Granger IND 4 Averaging 23.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.5 threes and 1.5 blocks while shooting 45% from the field and 86% form the line this year.
2 Caron Butler WAS 4  
3 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4 Averaging 36.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.5 threes on 57% shooting from the field over last two games.
4 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
5 Josh Smith ATL 4  
6 John Salmons SAC 4  
7 Gerald Wallace CHA 4  
8 LeBron James CLE 3  
9 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
10 Francisco Garcia SAC 4  
11 Luol Deng CHI 4  
12 Wilson Chandler NYK 4  
13 Al Thornton LAC 4  
14 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
15 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4  
16 Stephen Jackson * GSW 4 Day-to-day (hand). Shooting 22% from the field (12-for-55) over last four games.
17 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
18 Rashard Lewis ORL 3 Averaging league best 2.8 threes made per game.
19 Kevin Durant OKC 3  
20 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
21 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
22 Jason Richardson PHO 3  
23 Mike Miller MIN 3  
24 Ron Artest * HOU 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
25 Tim Thomas NYK 4  
26 Jason Kapono TOR 4  
27 Jamario Moon TOR 4 Starting at small forward over Andrea Bargnani.
28 Quentin Richardson * NYK 4 Day-to-day (flu). Moves back to bench with return of Nate Robinson.
29 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 4  
30 Andres Nocioni CHI 4  
31 Bobby Simmons NJ 4  
32 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
33 Matt Barnes PHO 3  
34 Ryan Gomes MIN 3  
35 James Posey NO 3  

 

Power Forwards  
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4 Averaging 33.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.4 threes while shooting 54% from the field and 92% from the line over his last five games.
2 Zach Randolph LAC 4 Averaging 34.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.0 threes on 52% shooting from the field over last two games.
3 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
4 Kevin Garnett BOS 4  
5 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
6 Al Harrington NYK 4  
7 Paul Millsap UTA 4  
8 Jermaine O'Neal TOR 4  
9 Nene DEN 4  
10 Al Horford ATL 4  
11 David Lee NYK 4  
12 Antawn Jamison WAS 4  
13 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
14 Carlos Boozer * UTA 4 Could return this week (quadriceps)
15 Drew Gooden CHI 4  
16 David West NO 3  
17 Elton Brand PHI 3  
18 Shawn Marion MIA 3  
19 Kenyon Martin DEN 4  
20 Boris Diaw CHA 4  
21 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
22 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
23 Jeff Green OKC 3  
24 Udonis Haslem MIA 3  
25 Yi Jianlian NJ 4  
26 Jason Thompson SAC 4  
27 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4  
28 Andray Blatche WAS 4  
29 Brandan Wright GSW 4 Day-to-day (flu)
30 Luis Scola HOU 3  
31 Lamar Odom LAL 3  
32 Craig Smith MIN 3 Starting at power forward and scored in double figures in last three games. Averaging 13.3 points and 5.0 rebounds over last three.
33 Thaddeus Young PHI 3  
34 Ronny Turiaf GSW 4 Day-to-day (flu). Blocks specialist averaging 2.7 blocks per game.
35 Michael Beasley * MIA 3 Day-to-day (flu)

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Marcus Camby LAC 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 14.4 rebounds and 4.0 blocks over last five games.
2 Andris Biedrins GSW 4  
3 Troy Murphy IND 4  
4 Andrew Bogut MIL 4  
5 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
6 Al Jefferson MIN 3  
7 Yao Ming HOU 3  
8 Amare Stoudemire PHO 3  
9 Pau Gasol LAL 3  
10 Dwight Howard * ORL 3 Day-to-day (knee)
11 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4  
12 Brook Lopez NJ 4  
13 Andrew Bynum LAL 3  
14 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 3  
15 Spencer Hawes SAC 4  
16 Brad Miller SAC 4 Only averaging 8.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in 25.0 minutes over last five games.
17 Tyson Chandler * NO 3 Day-to-day (neck)
18 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
19 Anderson Varejao CLE 3  
20 Samuel Dalembert PHI 3 Dalembert resurgence? Averaging 5.5 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last two games.
21 Joakim Noah CHI 4  
22 Kevin Love MIN 3  
23 Matt Bonner SAS 3  
24 Jeff Foster IND 4  
25 Rasho Nesterovic IND 4 Came off the bench last game in favor of Roy Hibbert.
26 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 2  
27 JaVale McGee WAS 4  
28 Nick Collison OKC 3  
29 Johan Petro OKC 3  
30 Ben Wallace CLE 3  
31 Greg Oden POR 2  
32 Zydrunas Ilgauskas * CLE 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
33 Joel Anthony MIA 3  
34 Roy Hibbert IND 4 Started last game over Rasho Nesterovic
35 Hilton Armstrong NO 3 Decent play if Chandler (neck) misses time.

Article first appeared on 12/14/08