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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 17

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 17: April 16th - April 22nd

Five Games: GSW, HOU, MIA, SAS
Four Games: ATL, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIN, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO
Three Games: BOS, MIL, NJ, POR, SAC, TOR, UTA, WAS
Two Games: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] HOU 5 Averaging 20.8 points, 8.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
2 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 5
3 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4
4 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4
5 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4
6 Jose Juan Barea [PG,SG] MIN 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 9.6 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
7 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] GSW 5 Averaging 17.4 points, 6.8 assists and 2.2 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
8 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 4
9 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
10 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 3
11 Steve Nash * [PG] PHO 4 Day-to-day (hip).
12 Kyle Lowry [PG] HOU 5 Averaging 13.0 points, 5.0 assists and 1.0 threes in 23 minutes over last three games.
13 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4 Averaging 12.8 points, 5.6 assists and 2.0 threes over last five games.
14 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
15 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
16 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4
17 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] LAL 4
18 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 4.2 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
19 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4 Solid short-term play while Darren Collison is out. Averaging 16.7 points, 5.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 threes as a starter this season.
20 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 5
21 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4
22 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
23 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
24 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
25 John Wall [PG] WAS 3
26 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 4
27 Donald Sloan [PG] CLE 4
28 Charles Jenkins [PG] GSW 5
29 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Only averaging 11.2 points on 34% shooting from the field over last five games.
30 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 3
31 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3
32 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 3
33 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 4
34 Baron Davis [PG] NYK 4
35 Delonte West [PG,SG] DAL 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 5
2 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 5 Averaging 18.4 points, 1.2 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
3 Joe Johnson [SG] ATL 4
4 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4
5 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
6 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4
7 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 4
8 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 5
9 Courtney Lee [SG] HOU 5
10 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4
11 Paul George [SG] IND 4
12 J.R. Smith [SG] NYK 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 2.6 threes and 1.2 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
13 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3
14 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 3
15 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 3
16 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 4 Day-to-day (shin).
17 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 2.4 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
18 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4
19 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
20 Shannon Brown [SG] PHO 4 Value goes down with Grant Hill back.
21 Iman Shumpert * [PG,SG] NYK 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
22 Danny Green [SG] SAS 5
23 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
24 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4
25 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
26 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 4
27 Anthony Parker [SG] CLE 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 1.5 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
28 Lester Hudson [SG] CLE 4
29 Marshon Brooks [SG] NJ 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
30 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
31 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
32 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 3
33 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 4
34 Alonzo Gee [SG] CLE 4
35 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] POR 3

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 5
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4 Averaging 28.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
3 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
4 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
5 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4
6 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4
7 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 4 Getting more shot attempts with Kobe Bryant out. Averaging 18.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
8 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4
9 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4
10 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3
11 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3 Averaging 16.4 points, 4.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
12 Paul Pierce * [SG,SF] BOS 3 Day-to-day (toe).
13 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 5 Could see bump in production with David Lee out. Averaging 11.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
14 Brandon Rush [SG] GSW 5
15 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 5
16 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 5
17 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 4 Should see increased minutes with Kevin Love (concussion) out. Averaging 14.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
18 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4
19 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
20 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
21 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4
22 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
23 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] SAS 5
24 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 5
25 Gerald Green [SG,SF] NJ 3 Averaging 17.4 points and 2.4 threes over last five games.
26 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3
27 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 3
28 Linus Kleiza [SG,SF] TOR 3
29 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 3
30 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
31 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4 Averaging 7.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
32 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
33 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 4
34 Terrence Williams [SF] SAC 3
35 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] NJ 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 5
2 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 5
3 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 5 Might not play every game in a five-game week.
4 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4
5 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4
6 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
7 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 4
8 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4 Should be solid play going forward with Dwight Howard. Averaging 16.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
9 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
10 Ryan Anderson PF ORL 4
11 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4
12 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 4
13 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
14 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
15 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3
16 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 3
17 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4 Averaging 12.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
18 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4
19 David West [PF] IND 4
20 Udonis Haslem [PF] MIA 5
21 Anthony Randolph [SF,PF] MIN 4 Getting more minutes with Kevin Love out. Averaging 13.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 22 minutes over last five games.
22 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
23 Al Harrington * [SF,PF] DEN 4 Day-to-day (knee).
24 Jason Smith [PF,C] NO 4
25 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 4
26 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 3
27 Drew Gooden [PF,C] MIL 3
28 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3
29 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 3
30 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 3
31 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4 Averaging 6.4 points in 21 minutes over last five games.
32 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 4
33 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 5
34 Jan Vesely [SF,PF] WAS 3 Averaging 6.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 28 minutes over last five games.
35 Kevin Love * [PF] MIN 4 Out indefinitely (concussion).
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 4 Averaging 21.2 points, 14.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
2 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
3 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
4 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4 Averaging 11.4 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
5 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
6 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
7 Marcus Camby [C] HOU 5 Averaging 9.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
8 Chris Kaman [C] NO 4
9 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
10 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
11 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 3
12 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
13 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4
14 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4
15 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4 Averaging 9.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
16 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 5
17 Samuel Dalembert [C] HOU 5
18 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 5
19 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
20 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4
21 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
22 Kevin Seraphin [C] WAS 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games but production could decrease if Nene comes back this week.
23 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3 Value goes up with LaMarcus Aldridge out. Averaging 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in 32 minutes over last five games.
24 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4
25 Jeremy Tyler [C] GSW 5
26 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 5
27 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 4
28 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4
29 Kosta Koufos [C] DEN 4
30 Greg Stiemsma [C] BOS 3
31 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 3 Getting more minutes with Andrea Bargnani out. Averaging 9.3 points and 11.7 rebounds over last three games.
32 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
33 Jordan Williams [PF,C] NJ 3 Averaging 12.5 points 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 27.5 minutes over last two games.
34 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4
35 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 4 Could make return this week (knee).

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