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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 24

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.

Week 24: April 4th - April 10th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, DET, LAC, LAL, MIL, NJ, NYK, OKC, PHO, SAC, TOR, WAS
Three Games: ATL, DAL, GSW, HOU, IND, MEM, MIA, MIN, NO, ORL, PHI, POR, SAS, UTA
Two Games: NONE
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4
2 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
3 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 4
4 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
5 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
6 Chauncey Billups [PG] NYK 4
7 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
8 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4 Back in starting lineup. Averaging 12.4 points, 5.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds over last five games.
9 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 4 Only averaging 7.0 points on 25% shooting from the field over last two games.
10 Steve Nash * [PG] PHO 4 Day-to-day (illness).
11 Baron Davis [PG] CLE 4 In time share with Ramon Sessions, but averaging 13.2 points, 7.2 assists and 2.4 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
12 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3
13 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Averaging 27.0 points, 7.0 assists and 2.0 steals over last two games.
14 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 3
15 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3
16 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
17 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3
18 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3
19 Andre Miller [PG] POR 3
20 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 3
21 Darren Collison [PG] IND 3
22 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 26 minutes over last five games.
23 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
24 Jerryd Bayless [PG] TOR 4 Should see bump in production with Jose Calderon out. Averaging 15.9 points and 7.5 assists in eight starts this year.
25 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
26 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] DEN 4
27 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4 Moves to reserve role with Tyreke Evans back in the starting lineup.
28 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4
29 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] PHO 4
30 Mike Bibby [PG] MIA 3
31 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] ATL 3
32 Earl Watson [PG] UTA 3 Decent short-term play with Devin Harris out. Averaging 11.0 points, 6.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds in 36 minutes over last two games.
33 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3
34 Jose Calderon * [PG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
35 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] UTA 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3
3 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 4
4 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] WAS 4 Averaging 23.0 points, 5.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
5 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.0 threes in 37 minutes over last five games.
6 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4
7 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3
8 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 3
9 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
10 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4
11 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
12 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
13 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 3 Averaging 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 steals over last five games.
14 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 3 Only averaging 13.8 points on 42% shooting from the field over last five games.
15 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3
16 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3
17 James Harden [SG] OKC 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
18 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
19 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4
20 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 4
21 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 4
22 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 4 Averaging 11.6 points on 37% shooting from the field over last five games.
23 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3 Averaging 15.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
24 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 3
25 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3 Only averaging 10.4 points on 36% shooting from the field over last five games.
26 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4
27 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4
28 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
29 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 4 Only averaging 8.6 points in 16 minutes over last five games.
30 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
31 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 3
32 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 3
33 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3
34 Nick Young * [SG] WAS 4 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Aaron Afflalo * [SG] DEN 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4 Averaging 38.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.7 threes over last three games.
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
3 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
4 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
5 Danny Granger [SF] IND 3
6 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3
7 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4
8 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4
9 Richard Hamilton [SG,SF] DET 4 Averaging 22.8 points, 1.2 steals and 1.0 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
10 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3
11 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3
12 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 3
13 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4 Could see bump in production with Stephen Jackson out. Averaging 13.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 31 minutes over last five games.
14 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4
15 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
16 Stephen Jackson * [SG,SF] CHA 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
17 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 4 Averaging 12.8 points, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
18 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3
19 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3
20 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3
21 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
22 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] DEN 4
23 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 4
24 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 3
25 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
26 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3
27 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3
28 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] DAL 3
29 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 3
30 Shawne Williams [SF,PF] NYK 4
31 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4
32 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
33 Anthony Randolph [SF,PF] MIN 3 Could see bump in minutes with Kevin Love and Darko Milicic hurt.
34 Martell Webster [SG,SF] MIN 3
35 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4 Averaging 23.0 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
2 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
3 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4
4 Andray Blatche [PF] WAS 4
5 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4
6 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 4
7 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3
8 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3
9 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
10 David Lee [PF] GSW 3 Averaging 21.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
11 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3 Averaging 22.2 points and 9.0 rebounds over last five games.
12 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
13 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
14 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3
15 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3
16 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3
17 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 3 Thriving with David West out for the season. Averaging 20.7 points and 6.0 rebounds over last five games.
18 Kevin Love * [PF,C] MIN 3 Day-to-day (groin).
19 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4
20 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 4
21 Kris Humphries * [PF] NJ 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
22 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
23 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 4
24 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
25 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
26 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 4
27 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
28 Yi Jianlian [PF] WAS 4
29 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 4 Averaging 11.0 points and 10.3 rebounds in 25 minutes over last five games.
30 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4
31 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 4
32 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 3
33 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 3
34 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 3
35 Anthony Tolliver [PF] MIN 3 Could see bump in minutes with Kevin Love and Darko Milicic hurt. Averaging 9.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
2 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over last five games.
3 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4 Averaging 13.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over last five games.
4 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4
5 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
6 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
7 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
8 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4
9 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4
10 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4
11 Andrea Bargnani * [PF,C] TOR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
12 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3
13 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 3
14 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
15 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
16 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4
17 Chris Kaman * [C] LAC 4 Day-to-day (flu).
18 Joakim Noah * [C] CHI 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
19 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3
20 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
21 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
22 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
23 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 4
24 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 3
25 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 3
26 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3
27 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 3
28 Marcus Camby [C] POR 3
29 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4
30 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] BOS 4
31 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3 Could see bump in minutes if Darko Milicic (ankle) misses time.
32 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
33 Antonio McDyess [PF,C] SAS 3
34 Kurt Thomas [PF,C] CHI 4
35 Darko Milicic * [PF,C] MIN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).