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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 7

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 7

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Tony Parker SAS 4  
2 Jose Calderon TOR 4  
3 Chris Paul NO 3  
4 Mike Bibby ATL 4  
5 Russell Westbrook OKC 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
6 Rafer Alston HOU 4 Offense has picked up with McGrady out. Averaging 15.8 points, 5.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 threes over last five games.
7 Raymond Felton CHA 4  
8 Randy Foye MIN 4  
9 Maurice Williams CLE 4  
10 Jameer Nelson ORL 4  
11 Devin Harris NJ 3  
12 Baron Davis LAC 3  
13 Deron Williams UTA 3  
14 Steve Nash PHO 3  
15 Allen Iverson DET 3  
16 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
17 Andre Miller PHI 3 Points up (20.8) but assists down a bit (5.4) over last five games.
18 T.J. Ford IND 3  
19 Chris Duhon NYK 3  
20 Jason Kidd DAL 3 Only averaging 5.2 points on 29% shooting from the field over last five games.
21 D.J. Augustin CHA 4  
22 Rajon Rondo BOS 2 Averaging 11.6 points, 11.4 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 2.2 steals over last five games.
23 Steve Blake POR 3  
24 Beno Udrih SAC 3  
25 Chauncey Billups DEN 2  
26 Jose Juan Barea DAL 3 Averaging 18.3 points and 4.6 assists over last three games but could move to bench when Howard (ankle) returns.
27 Luke Ridnour MIL 3  
28 Rodney Stuckey DET 3  
29 Mario Chalmers MIA 3  
30 Kyle Lowry MEM 4 Starting at point guard over Conley, Jr. but still in a timeshare.
31 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 4 Coming off the bench in favor of Lowry but minutes should stay about the same.
32 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
33 Ramon Sessions MIL 3 Only averaging 2.5 points and 5.5 assists in 19.0 minutes over last two games.
34 Earl Watson OKC 4  
35 Nate Robinson * NYK 3 Day-to-day (groin)

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Joe Johnson ATL 4  
3 Rudy Gay MEM 4  
4 O.J. Mayo MEM 4  
5 Jamal Crawford GSW 4  
6 Manu Ginobili SAS 4  
7 Dwyane Wade MIA 3  
8 Brandon Roy POR 3  
9 Vince Carter NJ 3  
10 Jason Terry DAL 3 Numbers could decrease a bit when Howard (ankle) returns. Averaging 23.4 points and 2.6 threes over last five games.
11 Michael Redd MIL 3  
12 Ben Gordon CHI 3  
13 Delonte West CLE 4  
14 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
15 Marquis Daniels IND 3  
16 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
17 Anthony Parker TOR 4  
18 Roger Mason SAS 4  
19 Kevin Martin * SAC 3 Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 15.0 points on 30% shooting from the field and 67% from the line in two games since returning from injury.
20 Rashad McCants MIN 4  
21 Damien Wilkins OKC 4  
22 Michael Finley SAS 4  
23 Daniel Gibson CLE 4  
24 Maurice Evans ATL 4  
25 Keith Bogans ORL 4  
26 Eric Gordon LAC 3  
27 Rudy Fernandez POR 3  
28 Ray Allen BOS 2  
29 Luther Head HOU 4  
30 CJ Miles UTA 3  
31 Leandro Barbosa PHO 3  
32 Larry Hughes CHI 3  
33 Louis Williams PHI 3  
34 Grant Hill PHO 3  
35 DeShawn Stevenson WAS 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Josh Smith ATL 4  
3 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
4 Jason Richardson CHA 4  
5 Kevin Durant OKC 4  
6 Ron Artest HOU 4  
7 Corey Maggette GSW 4  
8 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
9 Stephen Jackson * GSW 4 Day-to-day (hand)
10 Danny Granger IND 3  
11 Caron Butler WAS 3  
12 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
13 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
14 Mike Miller * MIN 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
15 John Salmons SAC 3  
16 Luol Deng CHI 3 Averaging 23.5 points on 53% shooting from the field over last two games.
17 Richard Jefferson MIL 3  
18 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
19 Al Thornton LAC 3  
20 Paul Pierce BOS 2  
21 Carmelo Anthony DEN 2  
22 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 3  
23 Trevor Ariza LAL 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
24 Josh Howard * DAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
25 Gerald Wallace * CHA 4 Could miss a game or two this week (death in family).
26 Shane Battier HOU 4  
27 Ronnie Brewer UTA 3  
28 Wilson Chandler NYK 3  
29 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
30 Francisco Garcia SAC 3  
31 Matt Barnes PHO 3  
32 Tim Thomas NYK 3  
33 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 4  
34 Quentin Richardson NYK 3  
35 Andres Nocioni CHI 3  

 

Power Forwards  

Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh TOR 4  
2 Tim Duncan SAS 4  
3 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
4 Jeff Green OKC 4 Averaging 18.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.4 steals on 58% shooting from the field over last five games.
5 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
6 Shawn Marion MIA 3  
7 Antawn Jamison WAS 3  
8 David West NO 3  
9 Zach Randolph LAC 3  
10 Paul Millsap UTA 3 Millsap owners hope Boozer takes his time coming back. Averaging 18.0 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
11 Andrea Bargnani TOR 4 Extremely inconsistent offense, but averaging 6.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
12 Jermaine O'Neal TOR 4  
13 Al Harrington NYK 3  
14 Udonis Haslem MIA 3 Move to power forward has helped production. Averaging 16.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks on 52% shooting from the field over last five games.
15 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
16 David Lee NYK 3  
17 Al Horford * ATL 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
18 Kevin Garnett BOS 2  
19 Elton Brand * PHI 3 Day-to-day (hamstring)
20 Luis Scola HOU 4  
21 Drew Gooden CHI 3  
22 Carlos Boozer * UTA 3 Could return this week (quadriceps)
23 Chris Wilcox OKC 4  
24 Lamar Odom LAL 4  
25 Travis Outlaw POR 3  
26 Charlie Villanueva MIL 3  
27 Thaddeus Young PHI 3  
28 Michael Beasley MIA 3  
29 Darko Milicic MEM 4 Back in starting lineup, but only averaging 5.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last two games.
30 Yi Jianlian NJ 3  
31 Brandan Wright GSW 4  
32 Nene DEN 2  
33 Hakim Warrick MEM 4  
34 Andray Blatche WAS 3  
35 Kenyon Martin * DEN 2 Day-to-day (wrist)

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard ORL 4  
2 Al Jefferson MIN 4  
3 Yao Ming HOU 4  
4 Pau Gasol LAL 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 9.6 rebounds on 61% shooting from the field over last five games.
5 Andrew Bynum LAL 4  
6 Andris Biedrins GSW 4  
7 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 4  
8 Amare Stoudemire PHO 3  
9 Marcus Camby LAC 3 Blocked 18 shots last week. Averaging 11.2 points, 10.0 boards, 1.4 steals and 4.4 blocks over last five games.
10 Mehmet Okur UTA 3  
11 Troy Murphy IND 3  
12 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 3  
13 Andrew Bogut MIL 3  
14 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 3  
15 Brad Miller SAC 3  
16 Spencer Hawes SAC 3 Back in starting lineup. Averaging 12.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
17 Greg Oden POR 3  
18 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
19 Anderson Varejao CLE 4  
20 Kevin Love MIN 4  
21 Ben Wallace CLE 4  
22 Marc Gasol MEM 4 Lost starting job to Milicic so minutes and production could decrease a bit.
23 Brook Lopez NJ 3  
24 Joel Przybilla POR 3  
25 Rasho Nesterovic IND 3  
26 Erick Dampier DAL 3  
27 Joakim Noah CHI 3  
28 Matt Bonner SAS 4 Starting at center for Spurs. Averaging 10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 threes over last five games.
29 Kendrick Perkins BOS 2 Double-doubles in four of last five game. Averaging 11.8 points, 10.8 boards and 1.4 blocks during this stretch.
30 Samuel Dalembert PHI 3 Only averaging 3.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over last five games.
31 Nick Collison OKC 4  
32 Joel Anthony MIA 3  
33 JaVale McGee WAS 3  
34 Jeff Foster IND 3  
35 Chris Kaman * LAC 3 Could return later this week (foot).

Article first appeared on 12/7/08