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NBA Value Meter: DeMarcus is Da Man in Sactown

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 15

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 15: April 2nd - April 8th

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


Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4 Averaging 29.0 points, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 threes on 50% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 4 Averaging 18.8 points, 13.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
3 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4
4 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
5 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4
6 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 5 Averaging 15.6 points, 6.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
7 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
8 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
9 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4
10 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
11 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] LAL 4
12 Mike Conley, Jr. * [PG] MEM 5 Day-to-day (ankle).
13 Kyrie Ivring * [PG] CLE 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
15 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 3.0 steals and 1.7 threes over last three games.
16 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4
17 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 4
18 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 4
19 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
20 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] HOU 3
21 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 8.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
22 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] NO 3
23 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3
24 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 threes over last five games.
25 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
26 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
27 Charles Jenkins [PG] GSW 4 Averaging 13.8 points and 5.0 assists in 28 minutes over last five games.
28 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3
29 C.J. Watson [PG] CHI 3
30 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 3
31 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] GSW 4 Losing minutes (and possibly starting job) to Charles Jenkins.
32 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4
33 Baron Davis [PG] NYK 3 Value goes up with Jeremy Lin out but still an injury risk. Averaging 7.8 points, 4.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
34 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
35 Derrick Rose * [PG] CHI 3 Day-to-day (groin).



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
3 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 5
4 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 5
5 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4 Averaging 18.8 points, 2.4 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
6 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
7 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4 Production has gone down with move to Milwaukee from Golden State. Averaging 14.9 points on 41% shooting in eight games with Milwaukee.
8 Paul George [SG] IND 4
9 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 25.0 points over last three games.
10 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 14.6 points, 2.2 threes and 2.0 steals over last five games.
11 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 15.5 points, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
12 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 5
13 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 5
14 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 4
15 Shannon Brown [SG] PHO 4 Seeing increased minutes with Grant Hill out. Averaging 19.3 points and 2.3 threes in 35 minutes over last three games.
16 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
17 Alonzo Gee [SG] CLE 4
18 Ray Allen * [SG] BOS 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
19 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4 Only averaging 9.8 points and 0.8 threes over last five games.
20 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
21 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4
22 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4
23 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
24 Nick Young [SG] LAC 4
25 Marshon Brooks [SG] NJ 4
26 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
27 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 3 Value goes up with Jeremy Lin out for the season. Averaging 15.4 points, 2.4 steals and 2.4 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
28 Courtney Lee [SG] HOU 3 Solid play as long as Kevin Martin is out. Averaging 14.5 points and 1.2 steals in 38 minutes over last ten games.
29 J.R. Smith [SG] NYK 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
30 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
31 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3
32 Marco Belinelli [SG] NO 3
33 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] POR 4
34 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4
35 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 4



Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 5
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
3 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
4 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4
5 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] NJ 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
6 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 blocks in 38 minutes over last five games.
7 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
8 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3 Averaging 18.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 threes, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
9 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] NYK 3 Day-to-day (groin).
10 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4
11 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4
12 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
13 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
14 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
15 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
16 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4
17 Brandon Rush [SG] GSW 4
18 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 4
19 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
20 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4
21 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 3
22 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3
23 Gerald Green [SG,SF] NJ 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
24 Reggie Williams [SG,SF] CHA 4 Could slide into starting lineup with Corey Maggette out. Averaging 12.5 points and 1.7 threes in eleven starts this year.
25 Linus Kleiza [SG,SF] TOR 4
26 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
27 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
28 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 4
29 Richard Jefferson [SF] GSW 4
30 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] SAS 4
31 Austin Daye [SF,PF] DET 4 Could see increased playing time this week if Rodney Stuckey and Ben Gordon are out.
32 Terrence Williams [SF] SAC 5
33 Cartier Martin [SG,SF] WAS 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 threes in 23 minutes over last two games.
34 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 3
35 Wilson Chandler [SF,PF] DEN 3



Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4
2 David Lee [PF] GSW 4 Averaging 23.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
3 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 3 Averaging 34.2 points, 15.2 rebounds, 3.6 threes and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
5 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.0 steals over last five games.
6 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
7 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
8 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3 Averaging 25.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
9 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 5 Averaging 9.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals over last three games.
10 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
11 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4
12 LaMarcus Aldridge * [PF,C] POR 4 Day-to-day (hip).
13 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4
14 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4 Spurs play two back-to-backs this week so Duncan might not play four games this week.
15 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
16 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4
17 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
18 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 4
19 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 5 Averaging 10.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in 27 minutes over last five games.
20 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4
21 David West [PF] IND 4
22 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 4
23 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 4
24 Ryan Anderson PF ORL 3
25 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 3
26 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3
27 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3
28 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 5
29 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals over last three games.
30 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
31 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4
32 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 4
33 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 4
34 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3
35 Trevor Booker * [PF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (leg).



Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 5 Averaging 26.4 points, 13.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 steals over last five games.
2 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 5
3 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4
5 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
6 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
7 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
8 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3
9 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
10 Nene * [PF,C] WAS 4 Day-to-day (leg).
11 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
12 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
13 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3
14 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3
15 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 4 Could see increased production if LaMarcus Aldridge misses time this week. Averaging 16.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
16 Kevin Seraphin [C] WAS 4 Should see bump in minutes and production with Trevor Booker and Nene banged up. Averaging 12.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last four games.
17 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4
18 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
19 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4 Started last game at power forward over Tyrus Thomas (20 points, nine rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one three).
20 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 3
21 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3
22 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
23 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4
24 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4
25 Marcus Camby [C] HOU 3 Averaging 9.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
26 Samuel Dalembert [C] HOU 3
27 Brendan Haywood * [C] DAL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
28 Joel Anthony [C] MIA 4
29 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 4
30 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4
31 Joel Przybilla [C] POR 4
32 Greg Stiemsma [C] BOS 4
33 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3
34 Chris Kaman * [C] NO 3 Day-to-day (illness).
35 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).

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