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NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 9

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 9: February 20th - February 26th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: NONE
Three Games: ATL, DEN, LAL, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, SAS
Two Games: BOS, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIL, MIN, NJ, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, UTA, WAS
One Game: CHA, TOR
= new to Value Meter
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook * [PG] OKC 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
2 Jeremy Lin [PG] NYK 3 Averaging 24.2 points, 8.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
3 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Averaging 25.4 points and 8.8 assists over last five games.
4 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3
5 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 2
6 John Wall [PG] WAS 2 Averaging 23.6 points, 8.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals over last three games.
7 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 2
8 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 2
9 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 2
10 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 2
11 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 2 Averaging 28.0 points, 4.0 assists and 9.7 free throws made over last three games.
12 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 2
13 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 2
14 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 2
15 Kyle Lowry [PG] HOU 2
16 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 2
17 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 2
18 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 2
19 Derrick Rose * [PG] CHI 2 Day-to-day (back).
20 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3 Production has gone down with return of Kirk Hinrich. Averaging 11.6 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
21 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 3 Averaging 11.4 points, 5.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
22 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 2
23 Jarrett Jack * [PG,SG] NO 3 Back in action (knee) but could be in timeshare with Greivis Vasquez.
24 Darren Collison [PG] IND 2
25 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 2
26 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 3
27 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3 Value goes down with Jarrett Jack back.
28 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 2
29 Mario Chalmers * [PG] MIA 2 Day-to-day (hand).
30 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 2 Averaging 7.4 points and 4.8 assists on 29% shooting from the field over last five games.
31 C.J. Watson [PG] CHI 2 Decent short-term play if Derrick Rose (back) misses time this week. Averaging 12.0 points, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
32 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 2
33 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 2
34 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] ATL 3
35 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 2

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
2 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
3 James Harden [SG] OKC 3
4 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3
5 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 2
6 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 2
7 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 2.2 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
8 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
9 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 2 Averaging 17.2 points, 4.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
10 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 2 Averaging 24.0 points and 3.5 threes over last two games.
11 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 2
12 Marshon Brooks [SG] NJ 2
13 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 2
14 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 2
15 Nick Young [SG] WAS 2
16 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 2
17 Paul George [SG] IND 2
18 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 2
19 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] POR 2
20 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3
21 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] DEN 3
22 Danny Green [SG] SAS 3 Could see bump in minutes if Ginobili (oblique) misses time. Averaging 12.0 points and 3.0 threes in 32 minutes over last two games.
23 Gary Neal [SG] SAS 3 Averaging 13.0 points and 2.2 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
24 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3
25 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 3
26 Willie Green [SG] ATL 3 Scored 17 or more points in three of last four games.
27 Steve Novak [SG] NYK 3
28 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 2 Averaging 18.0 points, 1.3 threes and 1.0 steals over last three games.
29 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 2
30 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 2 Value goes down if move to sixth man is permanent.
31 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 2
32 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 2
33 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 2
34 Alonzo Gee [SG] CLE 2
35 Manu Ginobili� * [SG] SAS 3 Day-to-day (oblique).

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3
2 LeBron James [SF] MIA 2
3 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
4 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3 Averaging 15.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.5 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
5 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 2 Value goes up if move to starting lineup is permanent. Averaging 20.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 threes, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals in 39 minutes over last five games.
6 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 2
7 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 2
8 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 2
9 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 2
10 Danny Granger [SF] IND 2
11 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] NYK 3 Could return this week (groin).
12 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3
13 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 2
14 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 2
15 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 2 Averaging 13.6 points, 1.4 steals and 2.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
16 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 2
17 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
18 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3
19 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 2
20 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 2
21 Matt Barnes [SF] LAL 3 Averaging 10.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 21 minutes over last five games.
22 Grant Hill�� [SG,SF] PHO 2
23 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 2
24 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 2 Averaging 13.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 threes over last five games.
25 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 2
27 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 2
28 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 2
29 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 2
30 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 2
31 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 3
32 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 2 Averaging 10.2 points in 23 minutes over last five games.
33 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 2
34 Courtney Lee [SG] HOU 2
35 Shane Battier [SF] MIA 2

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 12.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
2 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 3 Averaging 18.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
3 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 13.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
4 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
5 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 2
6 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 2
7 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 2
8 David Lee [PF] GSW 2
9 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 2 Averaging 24.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks over last two games.
10 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2
11 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 2
12 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 2
13 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 2
14 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 2
15 Gustavo Ayon [PF] NO 3 Getting extra minutes with Emeka Okafor out. Averaging 12.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last three games.
16 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3
17 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 2
18 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 2 Averaging 14.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
19 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 2
20 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 2 Averaging 16.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over last three games.
21 David West [PF] IND 2
22 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 2
23 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 2
24 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 2
25 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3 Averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in 23 minutes over last three games.
26 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 11.3 points and 2.7 threes over last three games.
27 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 2 Averaging 14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
28 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 2
29 Drew Gooden * [PF,C] MIL 2 Day-to-day (wrist).
30 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 2
31 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 2
32 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 2
33 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 2
34 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 2
35 Lamar Odom�� [PF] DAL 2
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3
2 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3 Averaging 10.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.8 blocks over last five games.
3 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3
4 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 3
5 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3
6 Chris Kaman [C] NO 3
7 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 2 Averaging 20.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in 35 minutes over last five games.
8 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 2
9 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 2
10 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 2
11 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 2
12 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2
13 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 2
14 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 2
15 Nene * [PF,C] DEN 3 Day-to-day (calf). �
16 Chris Andersen [C] DEN 3 Averaging 9.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
17 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3 Averaging 8.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
18 Marcus Camby [C] POR 2
19 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 2 Losing minute to Kenyon Martin?� Averaging 8.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 23 minutes over last five games.
20 Sheldon Williams [PF,C] NJ 2 Averaging 8.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over last five games, but minutes should decrease with Brook Lopez back this week.
21 Samuel Dalembert [C] HOU 2
22 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3
23 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3
24 Jared Jeffries [PF,C] NYK 3
25 Kosta Koufos [C] DEN 3
26 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 2
27 Brook Lopez * [C] NJ 2 Back in action (foot) but might only play one game this week.
28 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] BOS 2
29 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 2
30 Nikola Vucevic C PHI 2 Averaging 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
31 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 2
32 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 2 Averaging 2.2 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
33 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 2
34 Tiago Splitter * [PF,C] SAS 3 Day-to-day (calf).
35 Kendrick Perkins * [C] OKC 3 Day-to-day (knee).


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