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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 8

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 8: February 13th - February 19th

Five Games: PHO
Four Games: CHA, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, POR, SAC, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHI, CLE, LAL, NO, SAS, TOR, WAS
Two Games: NONE
= new to Value Meter



Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 5
2 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4
3 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4
4 Jeremy Lin [PG] NYK 4 Averaging 26.8 points, 8.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals over last five games.
5 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 9.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
6 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 4
7 Kyle Lowry [PG] HOU 4
8 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4
9 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
10 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4
11 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
12 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 10.6 points on 30% shooting from the field over last five games.
13 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Averaging 26.0 points, 7.2 assists and 1.4 steals over last five games.
14 Derrick Rose * [PG] CHI 3 Day-to-day (back).
15 John Wall [PG] WAS 3
16 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
17 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 4
18 Jason Kidd * [PG] DAL 4 Back in action (calf).
19 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 4
20 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
21 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4
22 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4
23 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
24 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 4
25 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 4
26 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 4
27 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4
28 Mario Chalmers * [PG] MIA 4 Day-to-day (hand).
29 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 4
30 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3 Averaging 14.5 assists over last two games.
31 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 3 Solid play this week if Kyrie Ivring (concussion) misses time this week. Averaging 18.3 points and 12.3 assists in three starts this year.
32 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3 Only averaging 10.2 points and 3.4 assists on 43% shooting from the field over last five games.
33 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3 Solid play this week with Jarrett Jack (knee) out this week. Averaging 14.0 points, 7.5 assists and 2.3 steals in four starts this year.
34 C.J. Watson [PG] CHI 3 Decent short-term play if Derrick Rose (back) misses time this week. Averaging 14.0 points, 6.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 threes in four starts this year.
35 Kyrie Ivring * [PG] CLE 3 Day-to-day (concussion).

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4
3 Paul George [SG] IND 4
4 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
5 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 5 Averaging 15.8 points and 2.3 threes over last five games.
6 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 1.4 steals and 4.2 threes over last five games.
7 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4
8 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
9 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 4 Shooting 30% from the field over last five games.
10 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
11 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
12 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
13 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
14 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
15 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4 Averaging 24.5 points and 3.0 threes over last two games.
16 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4 Looks to be deep inside Kevin Mchale's doghouse. Averaging 6.4 points in 20 minutes over last five games.
17 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] POR 4
18 Steve Novak [SG] NYK 4 Averaging 15.5 points and 4.0 threes in 25 minutes over last four games.
19 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4
20 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
21 Marshon Brooks * [SG] NJ 4 Back in action (toe).
22 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4
23 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4
24 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 12.3 points and 1.7 threes over last three games.
25 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 4 Back in action (shoulder).
26 Daequan Cook [SG] OKC 4 Starting at shooting guard with Thabo Sefolosha out. Averaging 10.0 points, and 3.0 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
27 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 3
28 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
29 Nick Young [SG] WAS 3
30 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 4
31 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] DEN 4
32 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 4
33 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 3 Averaging 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 threes over last three games.
34 Alonzo Gee [SG] CLE 3 Averaging 14.2 points and 1.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
35 Manu Ginobili * [SG] SAS 3 Back in action (hand).

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 threes over last five games.
4 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4
5 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4 Could see increased minutes if Marcus Camby misses time this week. Averaging 15.4 points, 2.4 steals, 1.6 blocks and 2.6 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
6 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
7 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
8 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 4
9 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 1.2 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
10 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
11 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3 Wrist injury doesn't appear to be an issue. Averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 threes and 1.0 steals in 35 minutes over last five games.
12 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 5
13 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
14 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4
15 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 4
16 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
17 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
18 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 threes in 29 minutes over last three games.
19 Corey Maggette * [SF] CHA 4 Back in action (hamstring)
20 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4
21 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
22 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3 Averaging 14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals over last five games.
23 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 3 Averaging 11.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks in 25 minutes over last five games.
24 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4
25 Courtney Lee [SG] HOU 4 Averaging 10.4 points and 1.2 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
26 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 4 Should see increased minutes with Danilo Gallinari out. Put up 19 points, five rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes in last game.
27 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] NYK 4 Could return this week (groin).
28 Reggie Williams [SG,SF] CHA 4 Scored 20+ points in two of last four games but production could decrease with Corey Maggette back.
29 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] MIL 4
30 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4
31 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
32 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
33 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3
34 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 3
35 Linus Kleiza [SG,SF] TOR 3

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 4
2 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4 Averaging 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4 Averaging 25.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
5 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
6 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
7 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 4
8 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 5 Averaging 15.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 2.4 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
9 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
10 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4
11 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
12 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 4
13 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3 Averaging 25.5 points, 15.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.5 steals and 1.5 threes over last two games.
14 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3 Averaging 25.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 threes on 51% shooting from the field over last five games.
15 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 16.0 points ,12.4 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
16 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
17 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
18 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
19 David West [PF] IND 4
20 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
21 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3
22 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4 Averaging 12.3 points and 9.8 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
23 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
24 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 5
25 Boris Diaw [PF,C] CHA 4
26 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 4 Averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 26 minutes over last five games.
27 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 3 Averaging 13.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks in 36 minutes over last five games.
28 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
29 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4
30 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4
31 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 4
32 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 4 Move to reserve role lowers value. Only averaging 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in 22 minutes over last five games.
33 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 4
34 Dante Cunningham [PF,C] MEM 4
35 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 5 Averaging 15.1 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks this season.
2 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4
3 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
5 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
6 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
7 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4 Expected back this week (personal).
8 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.6 blocks over last five games.
9 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4
10 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
11 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
12 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3
13 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3
14 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 3
15 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3
16 Marcus Camby * [C] POR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4
18 Jared Jeffries [PF,C] NYK 4 Averaging 9.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in 31.5 minutes over last two games.
19 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
20 Samuel Dalembert [C] HOU 4 Averaging 3.2 points, 2.8 rebound and 1.2 blocks in 16 minutes over last five games.
21 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 5
22 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 4
23 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4
24 Chris Kaman * [C] NO 3 Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks over last two games.
25 Darko Milicic * [PF,C] MIN 4 Day-to-day (quad).
26 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4
27 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
28 Kosta Koufos [C] DEN 4
29 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3
30 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 3
31 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] BOS 3
32 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
33 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 3
34 Nene * [PF,C] DEN 4 Day-to-day (calf). Will most likely miss at least two games this week.
35 Spencer Hawes * [C] PHI 4 Day-to-day (back).



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