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NBA Value Meter: Russell-Mania

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 16

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 16: April 9th - April 15th

Five Games: BOS, CHA, CLE, MEM
Four Games: DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: ATL, CHI, NJ, PHI
Two Games: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 5
2 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 5
3 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4
4 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4
5 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] HOU 4 Averaging 22.2 points, 7.2 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
6 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4
7 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 8.8 assists, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
8 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
9 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
10 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
11 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] LAL 4
12 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
13 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 5 Should see bump in minutes with D.J. Augustin out. Averaging 16.3 points, 6.3 assists and 2.0 threes over last five games.
14 Jose Juan Barea [PG,SG] MIN 4 Averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 assists and 2.5 threes over last two games.
15 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4
16 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 3
17 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 3 Expected back this week (groin).
18 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4
19 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 4
20 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4
21 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
22 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4
23 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4 Value goes up with Jarrett Jack. Averaging 11.8 points, 6.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 17 starts this year.
24 Jose Calderon * [PG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (eye).
25 Donald Sloan [PG] CLE 5 Starting at PG with Kyrie Irving. Averaging 8.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 35 minutes over last two games,
26 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 4 Back in action (hamstring).
27 Baron Davis [PG] NYK 4
28 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 4
29 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
30 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3
31 Charles Jenkins [PG] GSW 4
32 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] GSW 4
33 Delonte West [PG,SG] DAL 4 Starting with Jason Kidd out. Averaging 10.6 points and 3+F14.6 assists in 28 minutes over last five games.
34 D.J. Augustin * [PG] CHA 5 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Jarrett Jack * [PG,SG] NO 4 Day-to-day (ankle).

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4
3 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 4 Day-to-day (shin).
4 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 5 Averaging 14.8 points, 3.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
5 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 5 Value goes down a bit with move to sixth man. Averaging 12.7 points, 2.3 steals and 2.3 threes in 33 minutes over last three games.
6 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4 Averaging 20.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 threes over last five games.
7 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 20.2 points and 4.0 threes over last five games.
8 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4
9 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
10 Eric Gordon * [SG] NO 4 Back in action (knee).
11 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 21.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists over last five games.
12 Paul George [SG] IND 4
13 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4
14 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
15 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4
16 Alonzo Gee [SG] CLE 5
17 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 5
18 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 3
19 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 4
20 J.R. Smith [SG] NYK 4 Averaging 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
21 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4 Could see bump in production with Hedo Turkoglu out.
22 Courtney Lee [SG] HOU 4
23 Lester Hudson [SG] CLE 5 Averaging 14.6 points, 5.0 assists and 1.7 steals over last three games.
24 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 5 Averaging 12.4 points and 1.6 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
25 Tony Allen * [SG] MEM 5 Day-to-day (face).
26 Shannon Brown [SG] PHO 4
27 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
28 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
29 Ben Gordon * [SG] DET 4 Value goes down with Rodney Stuckey back.
30 Marcus Thornton * [SG] SAC 4 Day-to-day (calf).
31 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4 Could see extra minutes with Hedo Turkoglu out.
32 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 4
33 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 3
34 Nick Young [SG] LAC 4
35 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] POR 4

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 5
2 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 5
3 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
4 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
5 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4 Averaging 27.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
6 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
7 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 17.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 threes over last five games.
8 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4 Playing through a knee injury. Averaging 7.5 points over last two games.
9 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
10 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4
11 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
12 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] NJ 3
13 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 3
14 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
15 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 4
16 Corey Maggette [SF] CHA 5
17 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 4 Averaging 10.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
18 Terrence Williams [SF] SAC 4 Averaging 21.0 points, 1.5 steals and 1.0 threes over last two games.
19 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
20 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 4 Back in action (toe). Put up 20 points and seven rebound in 30 minutes in first game back.
21 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 4
22 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4
23 Danilo Gallinari * [SF] DEN 4 Expected back this week (thumb).
24 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4
25 Brandon Rush [SG] GSW 4
26 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
27 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
28 Linus Kleiza [SG,SF] TOR 4
29 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] SAS 4
30 Richard Jefferson [SF] GSW 4
31 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
32 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 3
33 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
34 Derrick Brown [SF,PF] CHA 5 Averaging 10.5 points and 4.4 rebounds over last four games.
35 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 4
2 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4
3 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
4 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
5 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 5
6 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 5
7 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 5 Averaging 14.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in 29 minutes over last two games.
8 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
9 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
10 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
11 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
12 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4
13 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
14 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
15 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4
16 Glen Davis [PF] ORL 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
17 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4 Averaging 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds on 54% shooting over last five games.
18 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 4
19 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3
20 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 5
21 Drew Gooden * [PF,C] MIL 4 Day-to-day (back).
22 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3
23 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 3
24 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 3
25 David West [PF] IND 4
26 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
27 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 5
28 Ryan Anderson * PF ORL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
29 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
30 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 4
31 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4
32 Tyrus Thomas [SF,PF] CHA 5
33 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 4
34 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 4
35 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 5
2 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4
3 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4
4 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 4 Averaging 22.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
5 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
6 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
7 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Averaging 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.2 blocks over last five games.
8 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
9 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4
10 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4
11 Chris Kaman [C] NO 4
12 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 5 Averaging 19.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
13 Marcus Camby [C] HOU 4 Averaging 9.0 points, 10.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.4 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
14 Kevin Seraphin [C] WAS 4 Solid short-term play while Nene is out. Averaging 16.0 points and 7.6 rebounds in 33 minutes over last five games.
15 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4
16 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 5
17 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 5
18 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
19 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 4
20 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3
21 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 4 Coming off bench behind Kosta Koufos.
22 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
23 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4 Averaging 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 31 minutes over last two games.
24 Greg Stiemsma [C] BOS 5
25 Kosta Koufos [C] DEN 4
26 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3
27 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3
28 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
29 Samuel Dalembert [C] HOU 4
30 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4
31 Brendan Haywood * [C] DAL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
32 Jeremy Tyler [C] GSW 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1. blocks over last two games.
33 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4
34 Sheldon Williams [PF,C] NJ 3
35 Nene * [PF,C] WAS 4 Day-to-day (leg).

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