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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 5

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 5

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Devin Harris NJ 4 Scored 30 or more point in three of last five games. Averaging 26.8 points, 7.4 assists, 2.2 steals and 9.8 free throws made during this stretch.
2 Chauncey Billups DEN 4  
3 Steve Nash PHO 4  
4 Chris Paul NO 3  
5 Jameer Nelson ORL 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 4.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds on 59% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 Andre Miller PHI 4  
7 Maurice Williams CLE 4  
8 T.J. Ford IND 4  
9 Baron Davis LAC 3  
10 Allen Iverson DET 3  
11 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
12 Jason Kidd DAL 3  
13 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
14 Beno Udrih SAC 4  
15 Ramon Sessions MIL 4 Could see boost in minutes and production if Ridnour (knee) misses time.
16 Rafer Alston HOU 4  
17 Raymond Felton CHA 4  
18 Mike Bibby ATL 3  
19 Rajon Rondo BOS 3  
20 Chris Duhon NYK 3  
21 Nate Robinson NYK 3 Should see increased minutes in backcourt with Crawford traded.
22 Deron Williams * UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Hoping to return on Wednesday.
23 Steve Blake POR 4 Averaging 21.0 points and 5.0 assists over last two games.
24 D.J. Augustin CHA 4 Started last two games, but could move back to bench when Jason Richardson (knee) returns this week.
25 Russell Westbrook OKC 4  
26 Randy Foye MIN 3  
27 George Hill SAS 4  
28 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 4  
29 Earl Watson OKC 4  
30 Luke Ridnour * MIL 4 Day-to-day (knee)
31 Mario Chalmers MIA 4  
32 Chris Quinn MIA 4  
33 Anthony Carter DEN 4  
34 C.J. Watson GSW 4  
35 Derek Fisher LAL 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 4  
2 Vince Carter NJ 4  
3 Rudy Gay MEM 4  
4 Brandon Roy POR 4  
5 Kobe Bryant LAL 3  
6 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
7 Tracy McGrady HOU 4  
8 Marquis Daniels IND 4 Averaging 25.0 points and 5.0 rebounds over last two games.
9 O.J. Mayo MEM 4  
10 Jamal Crawford GSW 4  
11 Roger Mason SAS 4  
12 Ben Gordon CHI 3  
13 Jason Terry DAL 3  
14 Ray Allen BOS 3  
15 Richard Hamilton DET 3  
16 CJ Miles UTA 4 Averaging 16.6 points and 4.0 rebounds over last five games.
17 Michael Finley SAS 4 Averaging 14.4 points and 1.6 threes made over last five, but minutes could decrease if Ginobili (ankle) returns later this week.
18 Rudy Fernandez POR 4  
19 Charlie Bell MIL 4  
20 Delonte West CLE 4  
21 Anthony Morrow GSW 4 Could move to bench as soon as Azubuike (knee) is healthy.
22 J.R. Smith DEN 4  
23 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
24 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
25 Kelenna Azubuike * GSW 4 Day-to-day (knee)
26 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
27 Raja Bell PHO 4  
28 Leandro Barbosa * PHO 4 Expected to return this week (personal).
29 Grant Hill PHO 4  
30 Linas Kleiza DEN 4  
31 Larry Hughes CHI 3  
32 Daequan Cook MIA 4 Minutes are inconsistent, but averaging 2.4 threes made per game.
33 Ricky Davis LAC 3 Should start at shooting guard with Mobley gone, but will most likely be in timeshare with Gordon.
34 Eric Gordon LAC 3 Mobley trade should open up more minutes at shooting guard.
35 Manu Ginobili * SAS 4 Could make season debut later this week.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James CLE 4  
2 Danny Granger IND 4  
3 Stephen Jackson GSW 4  
4 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4  
5 Andre Iguodala PHI 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
6 Kevin Durant OKC 4  
7 Ron Artest HOU 4  
8 John Salmons SAC 4  
9 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
10 Gerald Wallace CHA 4  
11 Corey Maggette GSW 4  
12 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
13 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
14 Hedo Turkoglu * ORL 4 Day-to-day (flu)
15 Paul Pierce BOS 3  
16 Caron Butler WAS 3  
17 Marvin Williams ATL 3 Averaging 16.8 points and 8.2 rebounds over last five games.
18 Josh Howard * DAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle)
19 Matt Barnes PHO 4  
20 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4  
21 Wilson Chandler NYK 3  
22 Quentin Richardson NYK 3  
23 Al Thornton LAC 3  
24 Mike Miller MIN 3 Points (12.3), threes made (1.5) and shot attempts (8.9) all down from last year.
25 Tayshaun Prince DET 3  
26 Luol Deng * CHI 3 Day-to-day (groin)
27 Mickael Pietrus ORL 4  
28 Ryan Gomes MIN 3  
29 Andres Nocioni CHI 3  
30 Bobby Simmons NJ 4  
31 Donte Green SAC 4 Played 30+ minutes in last two games. Should continue to get time with Martin (ankle) and Garcia (calf) out this week.
32 Vladimir Radmonovic LAL 3  
33 Trevor Ariza LAL 3  
34 James Posey NO 3  
35 Jason Richardson * CHA 4 Could return later this week (knee).

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan SAS 4  
2 Elton Brand PHI 4  
3 Chris Bosh TOR 3 Scored 40+ points in two of last three games. Averaging 30.8 points, 11.4 rebounds and 9.8 free throws made over last five games.
4 Emeka Okafor CHA 4  
5 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 3  
6 Kevin Garnett BOS 3  
7 Nene DEN 4  
8 Rasheed Wallace DET 3  
9 Antawn Jamison WAS 3  
10 David West NO 3  
11 Shawn Marion * MIA 4 Says he will miss Wednesday's game to attend a relative's funeral.
12 Kenyon Martin DEN 4  
13 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
14 Michael Beasley MIA 4  
15 Zach Randolph LAC 3  
16 Thaddeus Young PHI 4  
17 Jeff Green OKC 4  
18 Paul Millsap UTA 4 Should see increased role with Boozer (quadriceps) out.
19 Yi Jianlian NJ 4  
20 Jermaine O'Neal TOR 3  
21 Andrea Bargnani TOR 3 Starting at small forward and averaging 27.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 threes made over last two games.
22 Al Horford ATL 3  
23 Drew Gooden CHI 3  
24 David Lee NYK 3  
25 Al Harrington NYK 3 Expects to play this week (back).
26 Luis Scola HOU 4  
27 Jason Thompson SAC 4 Minutes could decrease with Moore back this week.
28 Lamar Odom LAL 3  
29 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
30 Luc Mbah a Moute MIL 4  
31 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
32 Boris Diaw PHO 4  
33 Hakim Warrick MEM 4  
34 Chris Wilcox OKC 4  
35 Darrell Arthur MEM 4  

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire PHO 4  
2 Dwight Howard ORL 4  
3 Yao Ming HOU 4  
4 Andrew Bogut MIL 4 Averaging 14.2 points and 18.0 rebounds over last three games.
5 Andris Biedrins GSW 4  
6 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4  
7 Brad Miller SAC 4  
8 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
9 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 4  
10 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
11 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
12 Al Jefferson MIN 3  
13 Chris Kaman LAC 3  
14 Pau Gasol LAL 3  
15 Marcus Camby LAC 3  
16 Andrew Bynum LAL 3  
17 Troy Murphy IND 4  
18 Rasho Nesterovic IND 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists over last five games.
19 Greg Oden POR 4  
20 Brook Lopez NJ 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games, but Boone (ankle) should return soon.
21 Spencer Hawes SAC 4  
22 Anderson Varejao CLE 4  
23 Marc Gasol MEM 4  
24 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
25 Kendrick Perkins BOS 3  
26 Joel Przybilla POR 4 Starting over Oden and averaging 10.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
27 Jeff Foster IND 4  
28 Nick Collison OKC 4  
29 Ben Wallace CLE 4  
30 Erick Dampier DAL 3  
31 JaVale McGee WAS 3  
32 Kwame Brown DET 3  
33 Etan Thomas WAS 3  
34 Kevin Love MIN 3  
35 Josh Boone * NJ 4 Day-to-day (ankle)

Article first appeared on 11/23/08

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