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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week

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 4

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Baron Davis [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 9.4 assists and 1.4 steals over last five games.
2 Chauncey Billups [PG] DEN 4  
3 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3  
4 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4  
5 Allen Iverson [PG,SG] DET 3  
6 Mike Bibby [PG] ATL 4 Averaging career-best 2.6 threes made per game.
7 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
8 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3  
9 Devin Harris [PG,SG] NJ 3 Averaging 31.5 points, 9.0 assists and 12.5 free throw made over last two games.
10 Jose Calderon * [PG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
11 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4  
12 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIL 4  
13 Beno Udrih [PG] SAC 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 3.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds over last five games.
14 T.J. Ford [PG] IND 3  
15 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] CLE 3  
16 Andre Miller [PG] PHI 3  
17 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] CHA 3  
18 Rafer Alston [PG] HOU 4  
19 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3  
20 Randy Foye [PG,SG] MIN 3  
21 Deron Williams * [PG] UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
22 Steve Blake [PG,SG] POR 4  
23 Ramon Sessions [PG] MIL 4  
24 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] NYK 3  
25 Chris Duhon [PG,SG] NYK 3  
26 Earl Watson [PG] OKC 4  
27 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4  
28 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] LAL 4  
29 Anthony Carter [PG] DEN 4  
30 Derek Fisher [PG,SG] LAL 4  
31 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3  
32 George Hill [PG] SAS 3 Should continue to see starter's minutes at point while Parker (ankle) is out. Recorded 17 points and 5 assists in 36 minutes in last game.
33 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3  
34 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
35 C.J. Watson [PG] GSW 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4  
2 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4 Averaging 31.5 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 threes per game on 60% shooting from the field over last two games.
3 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4  
4 Ben Gordon [SG] CHI 4  
5 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
6 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4  
7 Tracy McGrady [SG] HOU 4  
8 Jamal Crawford [SG] NYK 3 Averaging 27.4 points, 5.2 assists and 4.4 threes made per game over last five games.
9 Vince Carter [SG] NJ 3  
10 Rudy Gay [SG] MEM 3  
11 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
12 Richard Hamilton [SG] DET 3  
13 Peja Stojakovic [SG] NO 3  
14 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
15 Marquis Daniels [SG,SF] IND 3  
16 Kelenna Azubuike [SG,SF] GSW 3  
17 Rudy Fernandez [PG,SG] POR 4  
18 Anthony Parker [SG] TOR 4  
19 Kevin Martin * [SG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
20 Michael Redd * [SG,SF] MIL 4 Day-to-day (ankle)
21 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4  
22 Roger Mason [PG] SAS 3  
23 Nick Young [SG,SF] WAS 4 Instant offense off the Wizards bench. Averaging 14.6 points on 81% shooting from the line over last five games.
24 Cuttino Mobley [PG,SG] LAC 4  
25 Larry Hughes [PG,SG] CHI 4  
26 Delonte West [PG,SG] CLE 3  
27 Raja Bell [SG] PHO 3  
28 Grant Hill [SG] PHO 3  
29 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] IND 3  
30 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3  
31 DeShawn Stevenson [SG] WAS 4  
32 Tony Allen [SG] BOS 4  
33 Ricky Davis [PG,SG] LAC 4  
34 Charlie Bell [SG,SF] MIL 4  
35 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] GSW 3 Scored 41 points in first start. Should be part of Warriors' rotation going forward.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4 Averaging 29.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 12.5 free throws made per game over last four games.
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] DEN 4  
3 Caron Butler [SF] WAS 4  
4 LeBron James [SF] CLE 3  
5 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
6 Ron Artest [SF] HOU 4 Steals are nice (2.2 spg.) but shooting a career low 33.1% from the field.
7 John Salmons [SF] SAC 4 Averaging career highs in points (16.6), assists, (4.1), steals (1.2) and minutes per games (39.2).
8 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4  
9 Richard Jefferson [SF] MIL 4  
10 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3  
11 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF,PF] GSW 3  
12 Josh Howard [SF] DAL 3  
13 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3 Averaging career highs in points (17.7), rebounds, (8.2), free throw percentage (88.4%) and minutes per games (37.7).
14 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
15 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] CHA 3  
16 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3  
17 Rashard Lewis [SF] ORL 3  
18 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 5.4 assists and 3.6 steals over last five games.
19 Mike Miller [SF] MIN 3  
20 Corey Maggette * [SF] GSW 3 Day-to-day (hamstring)
21 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (finger).
22 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
23 Andres Nocioni [SF,PF] CHI 4  
24 Al Thornton [SF,PF] LAC 4  
25 Tim Thomas [SF] LAC 4  
26 Trevor Ariza [SF] LAL 4 Scored in double figures in four of last five games.
27 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] NYK 3  
28 Mickael Pietrus [SF] ORL 3  
29 Jason Kapono [SF] TOR 4  
30 Jamario Moon [SF] TOR 4  
31 Ryan Gomes [SF,PF] MIN 3  
32 Matt Barnes [SF,PF] PHO 3  
33 Adam Morrison [SG,SF] CHA 3 Averaging 15.5 points and 2.5 threes made over last two. Decent short-term play while Richardson (knee) is out.
34 Quentin Richardson [SG,SF] NYK 3  
35 James Posey [SF] NO 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh [PF] TOR 4  
2 Carlos Boozer [PF] UTA 4  
3 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
4 Antawn Jamison [PF] WAS 4  
5 Tim Duncan [PF] SAS 3  
6 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3  
7 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3  
8 Zach Randolph [PF] NYK 3 Averaging 21.8 points and 13.8 rebounds over last five games.
9 Nene [PF] DEN 4  
10 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
11 Jermaine O'Neal [PF] TOR 4  
12 Rasheed Wallace [PF] DET 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 3.5 three made over last two games.
13 David West [PF] NO 3  
14 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 4  
15 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] CHA 3  
16 Michael Beasley [PF] MIA 3  
17 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] MIA 3  
18 Jeff Green [SF,PF] OKC 4  
19 Drew Gooden [PF] CHI 4  
20 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] POR 4  
21 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
22 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4  
23 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF] MIL 4 Averaging 13.0 points and 9.8 rebounds in 37 minutes per game over last five games. Should continue to produce with Villanueva (hamstring) out.
24 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4 Good short-term play while Okur (personal) is out. Averaging 13.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over last four games.
25 Andrea Bargnani [SF,PF] TOR 4  
26 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
27 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 3  
28 David Lee [PF] NYK 3  
29 Yi Jianlian [PF] NJ 3  
30 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHI 4  
31 Jason Thompson [PF] SAC 4  
32 Charlie Villanueva * [PF] MIL 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
33 Chris Wilcox [PF] OKC 4  
34 Darrell Arthur [PF] MEM 3  
35 Hakim Warrick [PF] MEM 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Yao Ming [C] HOU 4  
2 Pau Gasol [C] LAL 4  
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [C] POR 4  
4 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4  
5 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 4  
6 Marcus Camby [C] LAC 4  
7 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4  
8 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3  
9 Amare Stoudemire [C] PHO 3  
10 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3  
11 Al Jefferson [PF,C] MIN 3  
12 Brad Miller [C] SAC 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals this year.
13 Greg Oden * [C] POR 4 Averaging 12.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in only 24 minutes over last two games.
14 Kendrick Perkins [C] BOS 4  
15 Spencer Hawes [C] SAC 4 Still productive off the bench. Averaging 13.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in only 25 minutes as a reserve this year.
16 Shaquille O'Neal [C] PHO 3  
17 Samuel Dalembert [C] PHI 3  
18 Zydrunas Ilgauskas [C] CLE 3  
19 Tyson Chandler [C] NO 3  
20 Troy Murphy [PF,C] IND 3  
21 Mehmet Okur * [C] UTA 4 Day-to-day (personal).
22 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4  
23 Nick Collison [C] OKC 4  
24 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
25 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 3  
26 Rasho Nesterovic [C] IND 3  
27 Erick Dampier [C] DAL 3  
28 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 11.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in only 22 minutes per game over last five.
29 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3  
30 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
31 Ben Wallace [C] CLE 3  
32 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 4  
33 Johan Petro [C] OKC 4  
34 Kosta Koufos [C] UTA 4 Decent short-term play if Okur (personal) misses time this week.
35 Kwame Brown [C] DET 3  

Article first appeared on 11/16/08