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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 6

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 6: January 30th - February 5th

Five Games: DET, MEM
Four Games: BOS, CHI, DAL, DEN, HOU, IND, LAC, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, CHA, CLE, GSW, LAL, SAC
Two Games: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 5 Averaging 12.9 points, 7.5 assists and 2.5 steals this season.
2 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 9.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 threes over last five games.
3 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4
4 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 6.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
5 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4
6 Chris Paul * [PG] LAC 4 Back in action (hamstring).
7 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
8 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
9 Kyle Lowry [PG] HOU 4 Averaging 10.0 points on 25% shooting from the field over last five games.
10 Steve Nash * [PG] PHO 4 Day-to-day (thigh).
11 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 5
12 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] NO 4
13 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
15 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 5
16 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4
17 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 4
18 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
19 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3
21 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3
22 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3
23 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Ty Lawson misses time this week.
24 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4
25 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4
26 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 4.0 assists and 1.6 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
27 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 4
28 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 4
29 Jameer Nelson * [PG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (jaw).
30 Jeff Teague * [PG] ATL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
31 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 4 Getting extra minutes with Carmelo Anthony out. Averaging 10.2 points and 2.0 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
32 Rodrique Beaubois [PG,SG] DAL 4 Could be decent spot-start with Jason Kidd and Delonte West injured.
33 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] ATL 3 Could be decent short-term play for assists and threes if Jeff Teague (ankle) misses time this week.
34 Jason Kidd * [PG] DAL 4 Day-to-day (calf).
35 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 4 Day-to-day (wrist).

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 4 Back in action (ankle).
2 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
3 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 5 Averaging 14.6 points, 2.2 threes and 1.4 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
4 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
5 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3 Averaging 21.4 points, 7.1 assists, 1.1 threes and 1.8 steals this season.
6 Kevin Martin * [SG] HOU 4 Day-to-day (foot).
7 Chauncey Billups [PG] LAC 4
8 Nick Young [SG] WAS 4
9 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
10 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
11 Paul George [SG] IND 4
12 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 13.2 points on 30% shooting from the field over last five games.
13 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
14 Ray Allen * [SG] BOS 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
15 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 5
16 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4
17 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 3 Averaging 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.4 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
18 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
19 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4 Could see increased production if Marshon Brooks (Achilles) misses time this week. Averaging 15.6 points and 1.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
20 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] CHI 4 Decent short-term play while Luol Deng is out. Averaging 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 42.5 minutes over last two games.
21 Marshon Brooks * [SG] NJ 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
22 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 4
23 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] POR 4
24 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
25 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
26 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4
27 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4 Started last game and posted 20 points, six rebounds, three steals and two 3's in 42 minutes.
28 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] DEN 4
29 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4
30 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4
31 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 4
32 Jimmer Fredette [PG,SG] SAC 3 Starting at shooting guard with Marcus Thornton out. Averaging 13.8 points and 3.0 threes over last five games.
33 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4
34 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4
35 Gerald Henderson * [SG,SF] CHA 3 Day-to-day (back).

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 5 Averaging 19.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 threes over last five games.
2 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4 Averaging 23.4 points, 8.2 assists, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.8 threes over last five games.
3 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
4 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
5 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4
6 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4
7 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
8 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] NYK 4 Day-to-day (wrist, ankle).
9 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 4
10 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.8 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
11 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4
12 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4
13 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4
14 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4
15 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
16 Tayshaun Prince * [SF] DET 5 Day-to-day (personal).
17 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 5 Could see bump in minutes if Tayshaun Prince (personal) misses time this week. Averaging 17.3 points and 2.3 threes in 28 minutes over last three games.
18 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
19 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 1.2 threes and 1.2 steals in 22 minutes over last five games.
20 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4
21 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] MIL 4
22 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.0 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
23 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4
24 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4 Could see increased minutes if Luol Deng (wrist) and Richard Hamilton (groin) miss time this week.
25 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
26 Linus Kleiza [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 threes over last four games.
27 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] BOS 4 Decent short-term play if Ray Allen (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 threes in 32.5 minutes over last two games.
28 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 4
29 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4
30 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4
31 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] MIN 4
32 Rashard Lewis [SF] WAS 4
33 Michael Beasley * [SF,PF] MIN 4 Back in action (knee).
34 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3
35 Luol Deng * [SG,SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (wrist). Likely out this week.

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 5 Averaging 16.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
2 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 4
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
4 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4 Averaging 25.6 points over last five games but shot attempts could decrease with Dwyane Wade back this week.
5 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
6 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4 Averaging career-highs in points (13.4) and rebounds (10.8).
7 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
8 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 4
9 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4
10 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 4 Solid pickup with Andrew Bogut (ankle) out for 2-3 months. Averaging 17.4 points and 9.4 rebounds as a starter this season.
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
12 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
13 David West [PF] IND 4
14 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
15 Dirk Nowitzki * [PF] DAL 4 Should be back this week (knee, conditioning).
16 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3
17 David Lee [PF] GSW 3
18 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
19 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
20 Ryan Anderson * [PF] ORL 4 Day-to-day (calf).
21 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 5
22 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 3 Averaging 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.6 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
23 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3
24 Boris Diaw [PF,C] CHA 3 Averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 assists over last two games.
25 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 4
26 Lamar Odom [PF] DAL 4 Signs of life?Averaging 12.4 points and 1.4 threes over last five games.
27 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 5
28 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4 Could see bump in minutes with Andrew Bogut out. Averaging 11.0 points and 8.8 rebounds over last five games.
29 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 4 Averaging 9.6 points and 1.4 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
30 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4
31 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 4
32 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4
33 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
34 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 4
35 Glen Davis [PF] ORL 4
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 5 Averaging career-highs in points (15.1), rebounds (10.4), blocks (2.3) and steals (1.1).
2 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4
3 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4
4 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
5 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
6 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4
7 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
8 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4
9 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4 Averaging 19.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.7 steals in 27 minutes over last three games.
10 Samuel Dalembert [C] HOU 4
11 Nene [PF,C] DEN 4
12 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
13 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
15 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
16 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3
17 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3
18 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 15.0 points and 7.6 rebounds in 25 minutes over last five games.
19 Darko Milicic * [PF,C] MIN 4 Day-to-day (illness). Averaging 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks over last five games.
20 Spencer Hawes * [C] PHI 4 Day-to-day (Achilles). Expected back this week.
21 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 4
22 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 5 Averaging 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 23.5 minutes over last two games.
23 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 4 Could see increased minutes with Andrea Bargnani out.
24 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
25 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
26 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
27 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 4
28 Ben Wallace [C] DET 5
29 Nikola Vucevic [C] MIN 4 Decent short-term play if Darko Milicic (illness) misses time this week. Averaging 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds over last two games.
30 Jordan Hill [PF,C] HOU 4
31 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 3
32 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3
33 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 3
34 Mehmet Okur * [C] NJ 4 Day-to-day (back spasms).
35 Jermaine O'Neal * [PF,C] BOS 4 Day-to-day (knee).

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