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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 5

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 5:  January 23rd - January 29th

Six Games: NONE
Five Games: ORL
Four Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, IND, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, PHI, PHO, POR, SAS, TOR, WAS
Three Games: DEN, GSW, LAC, LAL, OKC, SAC, UTA
Two Games: NONE
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Averaging 23.7 points, 8.7 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Kyle Lowry [PG] HOU 4  
3 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4 Averaging 20.5 points, 9.8 assists and 1.3 threes over last five games.
4 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 4  
5 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4  
6 Mike Conley, Jr.  [PG] MEM 4  
7 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4  
8 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
9 Jameer Nelson  [PG] ORL 5 Averaging 12.6 points, 6.0 assists and 1.3 threes over last three games.
10 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 4  
11 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4  
12 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4  
13 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] NO 4  
14 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4  
15 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4  
16 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3  
17 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4 .
18 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 4 Averaging career-lows in points (10.5) and field goal percentage (36%).
19 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 9.2 points and 0.6 threes over last five games.
20 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 4 Day-to-day (wrist).
21 Derrick Rose * [PG] CHI 4 Day-to-day (toe).
22 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3  
23 Stephen Curry * [PG,SG] GSW 3 Back in action (ankle).
24 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
25 Chris Paul  * [PG] LAC 3 Day-to-day (hamstring). Will be on minutes restriction when he returns to action.
26 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
27 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4  
28 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Ben Gordon (shoulder) misses time this week.
29 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4  
30 C.J. Watson [PG] CHI 4 Decent spot-start is Derrick Rose misses time this week. Averaging 16.3 points, 7.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 threes in three starts this year.
31 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 3 Solid play this week if Aaron Afflalo (groin) misses time. Averaging 14.0 points, 9.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last three games.
32 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 3 Averaging 25.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 threes over last two games but minutes will most likely decrease with Chris Paul expected back this week.
33 Delonte West [PG,SG] DAL 4 Could see more minutes at shooting guard with Vince Carter out indefinitely. Averaging 13.6 points and 1.3 threes in 25 minutes over last three games.
34 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 4 Averaging  9.4 points and 1.4 threes in 22 minutes over last five games.
35 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 3  
 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4 Averaging 21.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.2 threes over last five games.
2 Kevin Martin  [SG] HOU 4 Averaging 24.2 points, 1.8 threes and 1.8 steals over last five games.
3 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3  
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3  
5 Jason Richardson * [SG,SF] ORL 5 Back in action (knee).
6 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
7 Marshon Brooks [SG] NJ 4  
8 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
9 Nick Young [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 20.0 points and 2,6 threes over last five games.
10 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
11 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 4  
12 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
13 Ray Allen  [SG] BOS 4 Only averaging 9.8 points (39% shooting from the field) over last five games.
14 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 4  
15 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4  
16 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4  
17 Paul George [SG] IND 4 Only averaging 9.8 points on 44% shooting from the field over last five games.
18 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 5 Will likely return to reserve role with Jason Richardson back.
19 James Harden [SG] OKC 3  
20 Chauncey Billups [PG] LAC 3 Averaging 18.0 points and 3.0 threes over last five games but production could decrease with Chris Paul expected back soon.
21 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 4.6 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
22 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4 Averaging 16.0 points and 3.3 threes in 27.0 minutes over last three games.
23 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
24 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4  
25 Richard Hamilton [SG,SF] CHI 4 Back in action (groin).
26 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 4  
27 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
28 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 3 Averaging 12.4 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
29 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] POR 4  
30 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4  
31 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4  
32 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4  
33 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 4  
34 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4 Value goes way down if move to reserve role is permanent.
35 Aaron Afflalo * [SG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (groin).
 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4  
3 Luol Deng  [SG,SF] CHI 4  
4 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4  
5 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
6 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
7 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
8 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 1.0 blocks in 38 minutes over last five games.
9 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] MIL 4 Suspended for last game for missing team shootaround. Should be back in lineup this week.
10 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4 Averaging 15.6 points on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
11 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3  
12 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] POR 4 Day-to-day (finger).
13 Trevor Ariza  * [SF] NO 4 Back in action (groin). Averaging 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals over last three games.
14 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4 Could see bump in minutes this week if Gerald Wallace misses time.
15 Hedo Turkoglu * [SF,PF] ORL 5 Day-to-day (back spasms).
16 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
17 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4  
18 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 4 Started last two games at small forward over Rasual Butler (put 23 points, six rebounds, four blocks, two steals and one three in last start).
19 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] MIN 4  
20 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4  
21 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4  
22 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 4  
23 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3 Signs of life?  Averaging 13.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
24 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 2.3 steals and 1.3 threes over last three games.
25 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 4 Averaging 9.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 threes in 17 minutes over last three games.
26 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4 Slowing down after fast start. Averaging 6.2 points and 0.8 threes on 29% shooting from the field over last five games.
27 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
28 Grant Hill   [SG,SF] PHO 4  
29 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4  
30 Rashard Lewis  [SF] WAS 4  
31 Matt Barnes [SF] LAL 3  
32 Brandon Rush [SG] GSW 3  
33 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3  
34 Caron Butler * [SF] LAC 3 Day-to-day (knee).
35 John Salmons * [SG,SF] SAC 3 Day-to-day (illness).

 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 5 Averaging 16.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.2 threes and 1.8 steals over last five games.
2 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 4  
3 LaMarcus Aldridge  [PF,C] POR 4 Averaging 24.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
4 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 4  
5 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
6 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4  
7 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 4 Averaging 20.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
8 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
9 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3  
10 David Lee [PF] GSW 3 Averaging 19.8 points and 11.0 rebounds over last five games.
11 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4  
12 Elton Brand  [PF] PHI 4  
13 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4 Averaging career-low 5.9 rebounds per game.
14 David West [PF] IND 4  
15 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
16 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
17 Al Harrington  [SF,PF] DEN 3 Averaging 18.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.0 threes and 1.4 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
18 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3 Averaging 21.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
19 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3  
20 Andray Blatche * [PF] WAS 4 Back in action (shoulder).
21 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 4  
22 Lamar Odom   [PF] DAL 4 Should see increased minutes this week with Dirk Nowitzki (knee) out for at least three games.
23 Tyrus Thomas  [SF,PF] CHA 4  
24 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
25 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
26 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 4  
27 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 4 Averaging  10.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
28 Glen Davis [PF] ORL 5  
29 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4 Started last two games at power forward over Channing Frye.
30 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4  
31 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4  
32 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 4  
33 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 4  
34 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3 Averaging 9.4 points and 7.6 boards over last five games.
35 J.J. Hickson [PF] SAC 3  
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 5 Averaging 24.6 points, 19.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
2 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
3 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4  
4 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
5 Samuel Dalembert  [C] HOU 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.8 blocks over last five games.
6 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Averaging career highs in points (13.6), rebounds (10.1) and field goal percentage (53%).
7 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4  
8 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4  
9 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4  
10 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4  
11 Andrea Bargnani  * [PF,C] TOR 4 Day-to-day (calf). Expected back this week.
12 Joakim Noah * [C] CHI 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
13 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 3  
14 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3  
15 Andrew Bynum  [C] LAL 3  
16 Nene * [PF,C] DEN 3 Day-to-day (heel).
17 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4  
18 Mehmet Okur [C] NJ 4  
19 Spencer Hawes * [C] PHI 4 Day-to-day (Achilles). Expected back this week.
20 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
21 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
22 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4  
23 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4  
24 Brendan Haywood  [C] DAL 4  
25 Zaza Pachulia  [C] ATL 4  
26 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4  
27 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] BOS 4  
28 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
29 Chris Kaman [C] NO 4  
30 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 4 Minutes should decrease with Andrea Bargnani expected back this week.
31 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3  
32 Nikola Vucevic [C] MIN 4 Should continue to start if Spencer Hawes misses time this week. Averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds over last two games.
33 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3  
34 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3  
35 Darko Milicic * [PF,C] MIN 4 Day-to-day (hip).