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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 25

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 25: April 11 - April 13th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: NONE
Three Games: NONE
Two Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAS, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS
One Game: IND, LAC
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 John Wall [PG] WAS 2 Averaging 20.4 points, 7.0 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 3.2 steals over last five games.
2 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 2
3 Chris Paul [PG] NO 2
4 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 2
5 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 2 Could see regular minutes this week with Boston fighting for #2 seed.
6 Jerryd Bayless [PG] TOR 2 Averaging 24.0 points, 6.4 assists and 2.2 threes over last five games.
7 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 2 Could see limited minutes this week with playoff seed locked in.
8 Chauncey Billups [PG] NYK 2
9 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] UTA 2 Back in action (hamstring).
10 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 2
11 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 2
12 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 2
13 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 2
14 Baron Davis [PG] CLE 2
15 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 2
16 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 2 Starter this week with Deron Williams (wrist) out for the season.
17 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 2
18 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 2
19 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 2
20 Andre Miller [PG] POR 2
21 Jameer Nelson [PG,SG] ORL 2
22 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] HOU 2 Could be line for major minutes with Kyle Lowry likely out for the season.
23 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] PHO 2 Could see major minutes this week if Steve Nash (hamstring) shuts it down.
24 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 2
25 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 2
26 Gilbert Arenas [PG,SG] ORL 2
27 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 2
28 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] DEN 2
29 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 2
30 Mike Bibby [PG] MIA 2
31 Tracy McGrady [SG] DET 2
32 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 1
33 Darren Collison [PG] IND 1
34 Kyle Lowry * [PG,SG] HOU 2 Day-to-day (foot). Could be done for the season.
35 Steve Nash * [PG] PHO 2 Day-to-day (hamstring). Could be done for the season.



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 2 Averaging 24.8 points, 6.0 assists, 2.8 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 2
3 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 2
4 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 2 Averaging 26.4 points (7.8 free throws made), 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
5 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 2
6 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 2
7 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] WAS 2
8 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 2
9 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 2
10 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 2
11 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 2 Averaging 22.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 34 minutes over last two games.
12 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 2
13 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 2
14 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 2 Averaging 20.3 points and 2.7 threes over last three games.
15 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 2
16 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 2
17 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 2
18 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 2
19 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 2
20 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 2 Only averaging 8.2 points on 37% shooting from the field over the last five games.
21 James Harden [SG] OKC 2
22 Vince Carter [SG] PHO 2
23 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] SAC 2
24 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 2
25 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 2
26 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 2
27 Jose Juan Barea [PG,SG] DAL 2
28 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 2
29 Alonzo Gee [SG] CLE 2 Averaging 11.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
30 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 2
31 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 1
32 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 2 Should see bump in minutes with Louis Williams out.
33 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 2
34 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 2
35 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 2

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 2
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 2
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 2
4 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 2
5 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 2 Averaging 18.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 2.0 steals over last five games.
6 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 2
7 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 2
8 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 2
9 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 2
10 Richard Hamilton [SG,SF] DET 2
11 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 2
12 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 2
13 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 2
14 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 2
15 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 2
16 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 2
17 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 2 Averaging 17.0 points and 1.3 threes in 37 minutes over last three games.
18 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 2
19 Danilo Gallinari * [SF] DEN 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 2
21 Ron Artest [SF] LAL 2
22 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 2
23 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 2
24 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 2
25 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 2
26 Shawne Williams [SF,PF] NYK 2
27 Travis Outlaw [SF,PF] NJ 2 Averaging 13.0 points, 1.6 threes and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
28 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 2
29 Danny Granger [SF] IND 1
30 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DAL 2 Averaging 15.0 points and 3.5 steals in 25 minutes over last two games.
31 Martell Webster [SG,SF] MIN 2
32 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 2
33 Anthony Randolph [SF,PF] MIN 2
34 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] DAL 2
35 Wilson Chandler * [SF,PF] DEN 2 Day-to-day (ankle).

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andray Blatche [PF] WAS 2 Averaging 23.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
2 David Lee [PF] GSW 2 Averaging 20.6 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
3 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 2
4 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 2
5 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2
6 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 2
7 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 2
8 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 2
9 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 2
10 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 2
11 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 2
12 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 2
13 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 2
14 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 2
15 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 2
16 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 2
17 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 2
18 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 2
19 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 2
20 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 2
21 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 2
22 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 2
23 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 2
24 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 2 Averaging 12.6 points and 9.0 rebounds in 34 minutes over last five games.
25 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 2
26 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 2
27 Josh Smith * [SF,PF] ATL 2 Day-to-day (knee).
28 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 1
29 Anthony Tolliver [PF] MIN 2
30 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 2
31 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 2
32 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 2 Averaging 8.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
33 Ersan Ilyasova * [SF,PF] MIL 2 Back in action (concussion).
34 Chris Wilcox [PF] DET 2 Day-to-day (groin). Likely done for the season.
35 Kevin Love * [PF] MIN 2
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 2
2 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 2
3 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 2
4 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 2 Averaging 13.4 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
5 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 2 Averaging 9.4 points, 13.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
6 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 2 Averaging 20.0 points and 12.8 rebounds over last five games.
7 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 2
8 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 2
9 Nene [PF,C] DEN 2 Shooting 36% from the line (10-28) over last five games.
10 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 2
11 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 2
12 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 2
13 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 2
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 2
15 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 2
16 Amare Stoudemire * [C] NYK 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Andrea Bargnani * [PF,C] TOR 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
18 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 2
19 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 2
20 Tyson Chandler * [C] DAL 2 Back in action (back).
21 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 2
22 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 2
23 Nenad Krstic* [C] BOS 2 Back in action (knee).
24 Dante Cunningham [PF,C] CHA 2 Averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
25 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 2
26 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 2
27 Marreese Speights [PF,C] PHI 2
28 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 2 Could be decent play for boards and blocks with Andrew Bogut out for the season.
29 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 2
30 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 2
31 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 2
32 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 1
33 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 1
34 Marcus Camby * [C] POR 2 Day-to-day (neck).
35 Antonio McDyess * [PF,C] SAS 2 Day-to-day (back).