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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


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.

Week 3: January 9th - January 15th

Six Games: NONE
Five Games: CHA, CHI, DET, PHI, TOR
Four Games: ATL, DAL, DEN, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA, WAS
Three Games: BOS, CLE, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, OKC
Two Games: ORL
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 5
2 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 5 Averaging 17.3 points, 7.5 assists and 2.0 threes.
3 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 5
4 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 5
5 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 10.0 assists, 1.6 threes and 2.0 steals over last five games.
6 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 4
7 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
8 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4
9 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
10 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] NO 4
11 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 3
12 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3
13 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
14 Kyle Lowry * [PG] HOU 4 Day-to-day (foot).
15 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 7.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes in only 28 minutes over last five games.
16 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
17 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 5 Day-to-day (groin).
18 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
19 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4 Averaging 6.6 assists and 3.0 steals over last five games.
20 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 4 Only averaging 12.8 points on 41% shooting from the field over last five games.
21 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 5 Could start this week if Rodney Stuckey (groin) misses time.
22 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
23 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 3 Back in action (ankle). Averaging 12.3 points, 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals over last three games.
24 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3 Averaging 15.8 points, 4.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 threes in only 28 minutes over last five games.
25 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 4
26 Iman Shumpert [SG] NYK 4 Started last game at point guard over Toney Douglas. Averaging13.0 points, 4.3 assists, 2.0 threes and 2.7 steals over last three games.
27 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4 Still has some value despite presence of Ricky Rubio. Averaging 11.2 points, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
28 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 4
29 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3
30 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3
31 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 3
32 Norris Cole [PG] MIA 3
33 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4 Looks to have lost starting job to Iman Shumpert.
34 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] HOU 4 Decent short-term play if Kyle Lowry (foot) misses games this week.
35 Stephen Curry * [PG,SG] GSW 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Could return on Thursday.



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4 Wrist injury doesn't appear to be an issue. Averaging 27.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists for the season.
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4 Scored 30+ points in two of last three games.
3 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 5 Averaging 14.8 points, 1.6 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
4 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 5 Averaging 13.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
5 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 5
6 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4
7 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4
8 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 3 Day-to-day (foot).
9 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 5
10 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4 Averaging 18.8 points, 1.4 threes and 2.2 steals over last five games.
11 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4 Could see increased minutes and production with Jason Kidd (back) out. Averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
12 Nick Young [SG] WAS 4
13 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
14 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
15 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4
16 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 5
17 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 5
18 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3 Averaging 20.2 points and 3.7 threes after first seven games.
19 James Harden [SG] OKC 3
20 Paul George [SG] IND 4
21 Marshon Brooks * [SG] NJ 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
22 Chauncey Billups [PG] LAC 3
23 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 5
24 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 5
25 Richard Hamilton * [SG,SF] CHI 5 Day-to-day (groin).
26 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] POR 4
27 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 3 Averaging 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 30.5 minutes over last two games.
28 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4 Should start at shooting guard while Eric Gordon (knee) is out.
29 Gary Neal [SG] SAS 4 Could be decent source for threes and points while Manu Ginobili is out.
30 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4
31 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
32 Jimmer Fredette [PG,SG] SAC 4
33 Danny Green [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 6.5 boards, 2.5 threes, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in 29 minutes over last two games.
34 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] MIN 4 Could see increased minutes with Michael Beasley out.
35 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4



Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 5 Averaging 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.9 steals, 2.0 threes and 1.1 blocks.
2 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 5
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4
4 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4
5 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
6 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3
7 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 4 Averaging 14.9 points and 6.7 rebounds but only 0.4 blocks, 0.6 threes and 1.0 steals.
8 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4 Stepping up his game with Manu Ginobili out. Averaging 15.2 points and 3.8 threes over last five games.
9 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4 Shooting 30.4% from the field for the season.
10 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3
11 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
12 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 5 Seeing more minutes with Richard Hamilton (groin) out. Averaging 15.5 points, 4.0 threes, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in 33 minutes over last two games.
13 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 5
14 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 5
15 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 5
16 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4
17 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4
18 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] MIL 3
19 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 3
20 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
21 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4 Could see increased minutes this week with Michael Beasley (foot) out this week.
22 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4
23 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4 Only averaging 5.8 points on 33% shooting from the field.
24 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
25 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3
26 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4 Should continue to start with Trevor Ariza (groin) out. Put up 15 points, 12 boards and two threes and four steals in last game.
27 DeShawn Stevenson [SG,SF] NJ 4 Starting at small forward with Damion James out. Averaging 10.5 points and 3.5 threes over last two games.
28 Matt Barnes [SF] LAL 4
29 Brandon Rush [SG] GSW 4
30 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4
31 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 4 Started last game over Chase Budinger (two points, eight rebounds, three steals, one block in 30 minutes).
32 Marvin Williams * [SF] ATL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
33 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 2
34 Rashard Lewis * [SF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Trevor Ariza * [SF] NO 4 Day-to-day (groin).


Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 4 Averaging 26.1 points, 14.9 rebounds and 2.3 threes for the season.
2 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 5
3 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 5
4 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4
5 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
6 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4 Losing some touches to Andrew Bynum but still producing. Averaging 17.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
7 Boris Diaw [PF,C] CHA 5 Slowing down after fast start. Averaging 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 threes over last five games.
8 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 5
9 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
10 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4 Averaging 8.0 points on 22% shooting from the field (5-for-22) over last two games.
11 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3
12 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 5
13 Tyrus Thomas * [SF,PF] CHA 5 Back in action (ankle).
14 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
15 Andray Blatche [PF] WAS 4
16 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
17 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4
18 David West [PF] IND 4
19 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
20 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3 Averaging 17.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.3 threes.
21 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3
22 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 5
23 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
24 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4 Only averaging 10.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 24 minutes this season.
25 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Only averaging 5.4 points on 27% shooting from the field (4-for-20 on threes).
26 J.J. Hickson [PF] SAC 4 Should see bump in minutes and production with Chuck Hayes (shoulder) out.
27 D.J. White [PF] CHA 5 Averaging 11.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games but minutes could decrease with Tyrus Thomas back.
28 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4
29 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 4 Value could go down if move to sixth man is permanent.
30 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 4
31 Vladimir Radmanovic [PF] ATL 4 Could see increased minutes this week if Marvin Williams (ankle) misses time. Averaging 14.0 points and 3.5 threes in 25 minute over last two games.
32 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 2
33 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 3
34 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 20.0 points and 11.3 rebounds over last three games but could move to back to bench if Andrew Bogut (personal) returns this week.
35 Lamar Odom [PF] DAL 4
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 5 Averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 threes over last five games.
2 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 5
3 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 5 Day-to-day (back). Averaging 13.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
4 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4
5 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 12.6 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.0 blocks.
6 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
7 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
8 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
9 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4 Coaching change in Sacramento could increase value.
10 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
11 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
12 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4
13 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3 Averaging 13.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
14 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 2
15 Nene * [PF,C] DEN 4 Day-to-day (heel).
16 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
17 Andrew Bogut * [C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (personal).
18 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 5
19 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 5
20 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4
21 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4
22 Chris Kaman [C] NO 4 Move to starting lineup increases value. Averaging 10.8 points and 9.4 rebounds in 27 minutes over last five games.
23 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
24 Samuel Dalembert [C] HOU 4 Value goes up if move to starting lineup is permanent.
25 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3
26 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
27 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
28 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4
29 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 5 Averaging 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 21 minutes over last five games.
30 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4
31 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 4
32 Kwame Brown [C] GSW 4 Decent short-term play for rebounds while Andris Biedrins (ankle) is out. Averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 32.5 minutes over last two games.
33 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3
34 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] BOS 3
35 Ian Mahinmi [C] DAL 4 Averaging 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 22 minutes over last five games.