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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 6

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 6

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4  
2 Deron Williams * [PG] UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle) but averaging 11.6 points and 14.3 assists in 28.6 minutes over last three games.
3 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 7.4 assists and 2.4 steals over last five games.
4 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 4
5 Randy Foye [PG,SG] MIN 4  
6 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 4  
7 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 4  
8 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 3  
9 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
10 Allen Iverson [PG,SG] DET 3  
11 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 3  
12 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3  
13 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3  
14 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
15 Andre Miller [PG] PHI 4  
16 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4 Moves to sixth man with Richardson (knee) back, but still averaging 15.0 points and 4.5 assists in 33.5 minutes over last two games.
17 Chris Paul [PG] NO 2  
18 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 3  
19 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
20 Steve Nash * [PG] PHO 3 Day-to-day (thigh)
21 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 4  
22 Ramon Sessions [PG] MIL 3  
23 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 3 Started last game over Watson.
24 Derek Fisher [PG,SG] LAL 4  
25 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3  
26 Anthony Johnson [PG] ORL 3 Decent short-term play while Nelson (hip) is out.
27 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
28 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 3  
29 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] LAL 4  
30 Nate Robinson * [PG,SG] NYK 4 Day-to-day (groin)
31 Anthony Carter [PG] DEN 3  
32 Earl Watson [PG] OKC 3  
33 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 3  
34 Antonio Daniels [PG] WAS 4  
35 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 2  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4  
2 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4  
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
4 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4  
5 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3 Averaging 26.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals on 52.6% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 Vince Carter [SG] NJ 3  
7 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3  
8 Rudy Gay [SG] MEM 3  
9 Marquis Daniels [SG,SF] IND 4  
10 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3 Averaging 26.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.8 three made over last five games.
11 Michael Redd [SG,SF] MIL 3  
12 Ben Gordon [SG] CHI 3  
13 Jamal Crawford [SG] GSW 3 Averaging only 15.7 points on 34.4% shooting from the field in first four games with Golden State.
14 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 3  
15 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3  
16 CJ Miles [SG] UTA 4  
17 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] PHO 3 Could see increased minutes and production if Nash (thigh) misses more time.
18 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 3  
19 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 4  
20 Tony Allen [SG] BOS 4  
21 DeShawn Stevenson [SG] WAS 4  
22 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4  
23 Eric Gordon * [SG] LAC 4 Day-to-day (hamstring)
24 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] IND 4  
25 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4  
26 Willie Green [SG] PHI 4  
27 Roger Mason [PG] SAS 3  
28 Anthony Parker [SG] TOR 3  
29 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] CHI 3  
30 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3  
31 Raja Bell [SG] PHO 3  
32 J.J. Redick [PG,SG] ORL 3 Should see bump in minutes with Pietrus (thumb) out.
33 Grant Hill [SG] PHO 3  
34 Peja Stojakovic [SG] NO 2  
35 Linas Kleiza [SG,SF] DEN 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4 Averaging 24.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 2.6 threes made per game.
2 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 4  
3 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4  
4 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
5 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 4  
6 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
7 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
8 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 3  
9 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
10 Josh Smith * [SF,PF] ATL 3 Expected to return this week (ankle)
11 Corey Maggette [SF] GSW 3  
12 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 3  
13 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3  
14 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 4  
15 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 4  
16 Mike Miller [SF] MIN 4  
17 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 4  
18 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] NYK 4  
19 Richard Jefferson [SF] MIL 3  
20 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3  
21 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3 Only averaging 6.0 points over last two games as reserve, but move to starting lineup should mean increased production.
22 Josh Howard * [SF] DAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
23 Tim Thomas [SF] NYK 4  
24 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 4  
25 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
26 Stephen Jackson * [SG,SF,PF] GSW 3 Day-to-day (wrist)
27 Trevor Ariza [SF] LAL 4  
28 Brandon Rush [SG,SF] IND 4  
29 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] PHO 3  
30 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3  
31 Kelenna Azubuike [SG,SF] GSW 3  
32 Desmond Mason [SF] OKC 3  
33 Jarvis Hayes [SF] NJ 3  
34 Ron Artest [SF] HOU 2  
35 John Salmons * [SF] SAC 2 Day-to-day (groin)

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4  
2 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
3 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 4  
4 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] CHA 4  
5 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 3  
6 Al Harrington [SF,PF,C] NYK 4 Averaging 24.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.7 threes made per game in first three games with NY.
7 David Lee [PF] NYK 4 Averaging 20.6 points, 14.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
8 Zach Randolph [PF] LAC 4 Should see boost to points and rebounds as long as Kaman (foot) is out.
9 Tim Duncan [PF] SAS 3  
10 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
11 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4 Averaging 16.8 points and 10.2 rebounds over last five games. Strong play until Boozer (quadriceps) returns.
12 Rasheed Wallace [PF] DET 3  
13 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] MIA 3  
14 Nene [PF] DEN 3  
15 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
16 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
17 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3  
18 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3  
19 Drew Gooden [PF] CHI 3  
20 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 3  
21 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4  
22 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] POR 4  
23 Andrea Bargnani [SF,PF] TOR 3  
24 Michael Beasley [PF] MIA 3  
25 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF] TOR 3 Day-to-day (knee)
26 Carlos Boozer * [PF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (quadriceps)
27 Andray Blatche [PF] WAS 4  
28 David West [PF] NO 2  
29 Chris Wilcox [PF] OKC 3 Averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 rebounds over last five games.
30 Jason Maxiell [SF,PF] DET 3 Averaging 10.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
31 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 3  
32 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] PHO 3  
33 Charlie Villanueva [PF] MIL 3  
34 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF] MIL 3  
35 Joe Smith [PF] OKC 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 4  
2 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4  
3 Marcus Camby * [C] LAC 4 Day-to-day (foot)
4 Pau Gasol [C] LAL 4  
5 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.0 threes made per game over last five games.
6 Mehmet Okur [C] UTA 4  
7 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3  
8 Amare Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
9 LaMarcus Aldridge [C] POR 4  
10 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 4  
11 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 4  
12 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3  
13 Shaquille O'Neal [C] PHO 3  
14 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 4  
15 Rasho Nesterovic [C] IND 4  
16 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3  
17 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
18 Yao Ming [C] HOU 2  
19 Greg Oden [C] POR 4 Only averaging 5.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.4 blocks over last five games.
20 Jeff Foster [C] IND 4  
21 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4  
22 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3  
23 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
24 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 4  
25 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 3  
26 Ben Wallace [C] CLE 3  
27 Dan Gadzuric [C] MIL 3 Decent short-term play while Bogut (knee) is out.
28 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3  
29 Brad Miller [C] SAC 2  
30 Tyson Chandler [C] NO 2  
31 Nick Collison [C] OKC 3  
32 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3  
33 Kwame Brown [C] DET 3  
34 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 2  
35 Andrew Bogut * [C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (knee)

Article first appeared on 11/30/08