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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 12

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 12: March 12th - March 18th

Five Games: LAC, PHO, UTA, WAS
Four Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAL, MIA, MIN, NJ, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR
Three Games: CLE, DAL, DEN, MEM, MIL, PHI
Two Games: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 5  
2 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 5  
3 John Wall [PG] WAS 5  
4 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4  
5 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4  
6 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4  
7 Jeremy Lin [PG] NYK 4  
8 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 5 Averaging 17.6 points and 2.8 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
9 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
10 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] NO 4  
11 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
12 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4  
13 Devin Harris * [PG] UTA 5 Day-to-day (flu).
14 Stephen Curry * [PG,SG] GSW 4 Day-to-day (ankle). This is officially Curry's status for the rest of the year. Suffered another sprained ankle on Saturday but is expected to play on Sunday,
15 Tony Parker * [PG] SAS 4 Day-to-day (thigh).
16 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 4 Back in starting lineup. Averaging 13.0 points, 6.4 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
17 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4  
18 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4 Value goes up with Ricky Rubio out for the year - should see assists increases with move to point guard.
19 Deron Williams * [PG] NJ 4 Day-to-day (calf).
20 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3  
21 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
22 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
23 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 3  
24 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4  
25 Jameer Nelson  [PG] ORL 4  
26 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
27 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4  
28 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 4 Could see bump in minutes if Deron Williams misses time this week. Averaging 15.7 points and 3.0 threes in three starts this year.
29 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] HOU 4 Decent short-term play while Kyle Lowry is out.  Averaging 15.0 points, 9.5 assists, 1.5 threes and 1.5 steals in two starts this year.
30 Jerryd Bayless [PG] TOR 4 Solid short-term play if Jose Calderon (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 14.5 points, 3.3 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals in six starts this year.
31 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3  
32 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 3  
33 Kyle Lowry * [PG] HOU 4 Day-to-day (groin). Expected to miss at least one game this week.
34 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 3
35 Jose Calderon * [PG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 4  
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4  
3 James Harden [SG] OKC 4 Averaging 26.0 points and 3.3 threes over last three games.
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4
5 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 5 Averaging 18.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last five games.
6 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 5 Averaging 15.2 points, 1.6 threes and 1.4 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
7 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4
8 Joe Johnson * [SG] ATL 4 Back in action (knee).
9 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 19.5 points, 6.0 assists and 3.5 threes in 27 minutes over last two games.
10 Paul George [SG] IND 4  
11 Ray Allen  [SG] BOS 4  
12 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4  
13 Marshon Brooks [SG] NJ 4 Could see bump in production if Deron Williams misses time this week. Averaging 13.0 points and 1.2 threes over last five games.
14 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
15 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 5 Averaging 12.2 points and 2.4 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
16 Nick Young [SG] WAS 5  
17 Kevin Martin  [SG] HOU 4  
18 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4 Could see bump in minutes if Jason Richardson (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 13.9 points and 2.1 threes in nine starts this year.
19 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4 Averaging 10.6 points on 36% shooting from the field over last five games.
20 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3 Averaging 21.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 40 minutes over last five games.
21 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3  
22 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4  
23 Steve Novak [SG] NYK 4  
24 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 4 Could see extra minutes if Jose Calderon misses time this week. Averaging 12.6 points and 1.6 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
25 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] POR 4  
26 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
27 Jason Richardson * [SG,SF] ORL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
28 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 4  
29 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4  
30 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 3  
31 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3  
32 Alonzo Gee [SG] CLE 3  
33 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 4 Production has gone down since return of  D.J. Augustin and Gerald Henderson. Averaging 10.0 on 40% shooting from the field over last five games.
34 J.R. Smith  [SG] NYK 4  
35 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3  
 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4 Averaging 27.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.8 steals on 55% shooting from the field this season.
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
3 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4  
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4 Averaging 20.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 threes on 42% shooting from the field over last five games.
5 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4  
6 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4  
7 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 5  
8 Grant Hill   [SG,SF] PHO 5  
9 Corey Maggette [SF] CHA 4 Averaging 23.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 9.6 free throws made over last five games.
10 Trevor Ariza  [SF] NO 4  
11 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 4  
12 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3  
13 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3  
14 Josh Howard [SF] UTA 5  
15 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 5  
16 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4  
17 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
18 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4 Decent short-term play if Luol Deng (wrist) misses time this week. Averaging 12.8 points and 1.5 threes in four start this year.
19 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 4  
20 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4  
21 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4  
22 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 4  
23 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 5  
24 Linus Kleiza [SG,SF] TOR 4  
25 Anthony Morrow  [SG,SF] NJ 4  
26 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3  
27 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
28 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 12.8 points, 1.8 threes and 1.0 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
29 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3 Should move into starting lineup soon. Averaging 6.0 points in 21 minutes over last three games.
30 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4  
31 Luol Deng  * [SG,SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (wrist). Could miss some time this week.
32 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4  
33 Courtney Lee [SG] HOU 4  
34 Brandon Rush [SG] GSW 4  
35 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3


Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 5  
2 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 5  
3 Kevin Love * [PF] MIN 4 Day-to-day (back).
4 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 4  
5 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
6 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
7 David Lee [PF] GSW 4  
8 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 4  
9 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 5 Averaging 11.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 33 minutes over last five games.
10 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4  
11 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4  
12 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
13 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
14 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4  
15 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 5 Averaging 9.0 points and 8.2 rebounds on 29% shooting from the field over last five games.
16 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4  
17 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 3 Averaging 25.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
18 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 3  
19 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 3 Averaging 19.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.2 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
20 Al Harrington  [SF,PF] DEN 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
21 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 3  
22 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 5  
23 David West [PF] IND 4  
24 Elton Brand  [PF] PHI 3  
25 Gustavo Ayon [PF] NO 4  
26 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 4  
27 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
28 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
29 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4  
30 Kenyon Martin [PF] LAC 5 Day-to-day (back).
31 Tyrus Thomas  [SF,PF] CHA 4 Started last two games at power forward but only averaging 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 19 minutes.
32 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4  
33 Lamar Odom   [PF] DAL 3  
34 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 3  
35 Zach Randolph * [PF] MEM 3 Expected back this week (knee) but will most likely play limited minutes.
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 5
2 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 5  
3 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4  
4 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 5  
5 Andrew Bynum  [C] LAL 4  
6 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
7 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4  
8 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks on 53% shooting from the field over last five games.
9 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4  
10 Chris Kaman [C] NO 4  
11 Joakim Noah * [C] CHI 4 Day-to-day (flu).
12 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 5  
13 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Averaging 7.2 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
14 Tyson Chandler * [C] NYK 4 Day-to-day (back).
15 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
16 Andrea Bargnani  * [PF,C] TOR 4 Back in action (calf) but could be on minutes restriction.
17 Samuel Dalembert  [C] HOU 4  
18 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4  
19 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 7.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks over last five games.
20 Zaza Pachulia  [C] ATL 4  
21 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 4  
22 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4  
23 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4  
24 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3  
25 Sheldon Williams [PF,C] NJ 4 Averaging 10.3 points and 9.0 rebounds over last three games.
26 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 5  
27 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4  
28 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4  
29 Aaron Gray [C] TOR 4  
30 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 4  
31 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 4  
32 Joel Anthony [C] MIA 4
33 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 9.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 22 minutes over last five games.
34 Nikola Vucevic C PHI 3  
35 Brendan Haywood  * [C] DAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).