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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 3

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 3

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

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Allen Iverson DET 4  
2 Chauncey Billups DEN 4  
3 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
4 Steve Nash PHO 4 Points (13.7), assists (8.5) and shot attempts (9.3) all down from last year.
5 Chris Paul NO 3  
6 Andre Miller PHI 4  
7 T.J. Ford IND 4  
8 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
9 Mike Bibby ATL 4 Could look to score more with Smith (ankle) out.
10 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
11 Derrick Rose CHI 3  
12 Devin Harris * NJ 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
13 Nate Robinson NYK 4  
14 Chris Duhon NYK 4  
15 Maurice Williams CLE 3  
16 Jameer Nelson ORL 4  
17 Luke Ridnour MIL 4  
18 Ramon Sessions MIL 4 Still putting up solid numbers in backup role. Averaging 16.5 points and 4.0 assists as a reserve.
19 Beno Udrih SAC 4  
20 Mario Chalmers MIA 4  
21 Steve Blake POR 4  
22 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
23 Earl Watson OKC 4  
24 Rafer Alston HOU 3  
25 Randy Foye MIN 3 Came off the bench in last two games in favor of Telfair
26 C.J. Watson GSW 3 Averaging 42 minutes played over his last two games. Looks to be starting point guard over DeMarcus Nelson.
27 Rodney Stuckey DET 4  
28 Baron Davis LAC 2  
29 Anthony Carter DEN 4 Will move to backup role behind Billups.
30 Brevin Knight UTA 4 Averaging 8.5 assists and 3.0 steals over last two games. Should continue to see 25+ minutes with Williams (ankle) out.
31 Chris Quinn MIA 4 Averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 3's per game over last two.
32 Russell Westbrook OKC 4  
33 Mike Conley, Jr. MEM 3
34 Sebastian Telfair MIN 3 Started last two games over Foye.
35 D.J. Augustin CHA 3  

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Dwyane Wade MIA 4 Averaging 26.7 points, 8.0 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.7 blocks.
2 Joe Johnson ATL 4  
3 Brandon Roy POR 4  
4 Vince Carter NJ 4  
5 Kevin Martin SAC 4  
6 Kobe Bryant LAL 3  
7 Jason Terry DAL 4 Averaging 24.5 points and 6.5 assists as starter this year.
8 Ray Allen BOS 4  
9 Jamal Crawford NYK 4  
10 Richard Hamilton DET 4  
11 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
12 Ben Gordon CHI 3 Injury to Hinrich (thumb) should keep him in starting lineup. Averaging 27.6 points over last three games.
13 Tracy McGrady HOU 3  
14 Roger Mason SAS 4 Averaging 16.2 points and 3.4 assists on 56% shooting from 3-point range this year. Should see plenty of shot attempts with Parker (ankle) out.
15 Marquis Daniels IND 4 Continues to be a strong play with Dunleavy (knee) out. Averaging 15.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals this season.
16 J.R. Smith DEN 4  
17 O.J. Mayo MEM 3  
18 Peja Stojakovic NO 3  
19 Michael Redd * MIL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Raja Bell PHO 4  
21 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 3 Averaging 21.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in last two games. Should continue to see plenty of minutes with Maggette (hamstring) out.
22 Rudy Fernandez POR 4  
23 Grant Hill PHO 4  
24 Louis Williams PHI 4  
25 Leandro Barbosa PHO 4  
26 Tony Allen BOS 4  
27 Jarrett Jack IND 4  
28 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
29 Maurice Evans ATL 4 Should see more minutes with Smith (ankle) out.
30 Michael Finley SAS 4 Will have to step up his game with Parker (ankle) out.
31 Charlie Bell MIL 4 Decent short term play while Redd (ankle) is out.
32 Delonte West CLE 3  
33 Morris Peterson NO 3  
34 Rashad McCants MIN 3  
35 Daniel Gibson CLE 3  

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Danny Granger IND 4 Averaging 26.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.4 3's per game, 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks.
2 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4  
3 LeBron James CLE 3 Scored 40+ points in two of last three games.
4 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
5 Rashard Lewis ORL 4  
6 Kevin Durant OKC 4  
7 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 4  
8 John Salmons SAC 4  
9 Richard Jefferson MIL 4  
10 Andre Iguodala PHI 4 Only averaging 11.0 points and 5.3 rebounds on 38% shooting from the field.
11 Josh Howard * DAL 4 Day-to-day (wrist)
12 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 4  
13 Stephen Jackson GSW 3 Averaging career highs in points (23.5), assists (5.7), minutes (44.2) and 3-pointers made (2.5).
14 Ron Artest HOU 3  
15 Jason Richardson CHA 3  
16 Gerald Wallace CHA 3  
17 Tayshaun Prince DET 4  
18 Luol Deng CHI 3  
19 Mike Miller MIN 3  
20 Marvin Williams ATL 4  
21 Mickael Pietrus ORL 4  
22 Wilson Chandler NYK 4  
23 Quentin Richardson NYK 4  
24 Caron Butler WAS 2  
25 Corey Maggette * GSW 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).
26 Bobby Simmons NJ 4  
27 Ronnie Brewer UTA 4  
28 Andres Nocioni CHI 3  
29 Jamario Moon TOR 3  
30 Matt Barnes * PHO 4 Day-to-day (personal).
31 Corey Brewer MIN 3  
32 James Posey NO 3  
33 Ryan Gomes MIN 3  
34 Jason Kapono TOR 3  
35 Al Thornton LAC 2  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4  
2 Carlos Boozer UTA 4  
3 Kevin Garnett BOS 4  
4 Tim Duncan SAS 4 Loss of Parker (ankle) could lead to a lot of double teams this week.
5 Elton Brand PHI 4 Double-doubles are expected, but where are the blocks? (0.7 blocks per game).
6 Zach Randolph NYK 4  
7 Rasheed Wallace DET 4  
8 Nene DEN 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.
9 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
10 Michael Beasley MIA 4  
11 Shawn Marion * MIA 4 Off to slow start. Only averaging 10.4 points and 8.6 boards. Day-to-day (groin).
12 David West NO 3  
13 Al Horford ATL 4  
14 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
15 David Lee NYK 4  
16 Udonis Haslem MIA 4  
17 Thaddeus Young PHI 4  
18 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4  
19 Kenyon Martin * DEN 4 Day-to-day (wrist).
20 Jermaine O'Neal TOR 3  
21 Lamar Odom LAL 3  
22 Yi Jianlian NJ 4  
23 Jeff Green OKC 4  
24 Travis Outlaw POR 4  
25 Brandon Bass DAL 4  
26 Chris Wilcox OKC 4  
27 Paul Millsap UTA 4  
28 Antawn Jamison WAS 2  
29 Tyrus Thomas CHI 3  
30 Luis Scola HOU 3  
31 Darrell Arthur MEM 3  
32 Hakim Warrick MEM 3  
33 Drew Gooden * CHI 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
34 Boris Diaw PHO 4  
35 Brandan Wright GSW 3 Should continue to start with Harrington (back spasms) out.

 

Centers
Rank Player Team Games
1 Amare Stoudemire PHO 4 Averaging 25.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and career highs in field goal percentage (64%), free throw percentage (87%) and assists (2.6).
2 Dwight Howard ORL 4  
3 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 4  
4 Yao Ming HOU 3  
5 Al Jefferson MIN 3  
6 Andris Biedrins GSW 3 Double-double in every game this year. Averaging 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.
7 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4 Averaging 10.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks over last three games.
8 Samuel Dalembert PHI 4  
9 Andrew Bogut MIL 4  
10 Mehmet Okur UTA 4  
11 Troy Murphy IND 4  
12 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 4  
13 Pau Gasol LAL 3  
14 Andrew Bynum LAL 3  
15 Tyson Chandler NO 3  
16 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 3  
17 Brad Miller SAC 4  
18 Spencer Hawes SAC 4 Moves to bench with Miller's return.
19 Joel Przybilla POR 4  
20 Josh Boone NJ 4  
21 Anderson Varejao CLE 3  
22 Jason Thompson SAC 4  
23 Chris Kaman LAC 2  
24 Marcus Camby * LAC 2 On minutes restriction due to heel injury, but still averaging 9.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in only 23 minutes per game.
25 Nick Collison OKC 4  
26 Zaza Pachulia ATL 4 Will move to starting lineup with Smith (ankle) out.
27 Brook Lopez NJ 4  
28 Johan Petro OKC 4  
29 Marc Gasol MEM 3  
30 Kevin Love MIN 3  
31 DeSagana Diop DAL 4  
32 Joakim Noah CHI 3  
33 Ben Wallace CLE 3  
34 Chris Anderson DEN 4  
35 Erick Dampier DAL 4  

Article first appeared on 11/9/08