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NBA Week 2 Value Meter: Fear the Beard

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 2

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 2: November 5th - November 11th

Four Games: BKN, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, MIN, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, HOU, LAL, MIL, POR, TOR, WAS
Two Games: NO, NYK
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 4  
2 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4  
3 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 4  
4 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4  
5 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] UTA 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 6.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.0 threes over first two games.
6 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
7 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4  
8 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4  
9 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4  
10 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 4  
11 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 4 Averaging 17.3 points, 7.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 threes over first three games.
12 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
13 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3 Safe to say that Jose Calderon is not a threat to minutes. Averaging 24.5 points, 8.0 assists, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 3.0 threes in 35 minutes over first two games.
14 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
15 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3 Averaging 21.3 points, 9.0 assist, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 threes over first three games.
16 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
17 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4  
18 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4  
19 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3  
20 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 3  
21 Mario Chalmers  [PG] MIA 4  
22 Jameer Nelson  * [PG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (groin).
23 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4 Looks to be in timeshare with Aaron Brooks - averaging 24 minutes over first three games.
24 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4 Could see bump in minutes with Brandon Rush (ACL) out for the season.
25 Aaron Brooks [PG] SAC 4  
26 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 4  
27 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4 Could be in timeshare with J.J. Barea,
28 Jose Juan Barea  [PG,SG] MIN 4  
29 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3  
30 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 3 Could see bump in minutes and production if Gerald Henderson (foot) misses time this week.
31 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 3 Backing up Kirk Hinrich but still averaging 12.7 points, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 threes in only 24 minutes per game.
32 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 3  
33 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 2 Locked into starting point guard job with no competition for minutes. Averaging 13.0 points, 9.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds in 37 minutes over first three games.
34 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 2  
35 Steve Blake [PG,SG] LAL 3 Could be decent short-term play for assists and threes with Steve Nash (leg) out.


 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG] IND 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.7 blocks, 1.3 threes and 1.0 steals over first three games.
2 James Harden [SG] HOU 3 Averaging 35.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.3 three and 1.7 steals over first three games.
3 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4  
4 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3  
5 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 threes over first three games.
6 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 25.7 points, 3.0 threes and 1.3 steals over first three games.
7 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 4 Averaging 18.0 points and 4.0 threes over first three games.
8 Joe Johnson [SG] BKN 4  
9 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 4  
10 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
11 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4 Trade to OKC hasn't affected value too much. Averaging 17.0 points, 3.0 threes and 1.0 steals in 31 minutes over first three games.
12 Marcus Thornton  [SG] SAC 4  
13 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
14 Aaron Afflalo [SG] ORL 4  
15 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 4 Averaging 15.7 points and 3.0 threes in 29 minutes over first three games.
16 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHI 4  
17 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3  
18 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3 Averaging 18.3 points, 3.3 threes and 2.0 steals over first three games.
19 Dion Waiters [SG,SF] CLE 4 Averaging 12.3 points, 1.7 steals and 1.3 threes in 27 minutes over first three games.
20 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 4 Day-to-day (migraines).
21 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 4  
22 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Hedo Turkoglu (broken hand) out.
23 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 4 Averaging 13.3 points and 2.0 threes in only 25 minutes over first three games.
24 Brandon Roy [SG] MIN 4  
25 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4  
26 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3  
27 Danny Green [SG] SAS 4  
28 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4 Averaging 13.7 points, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals in 23 minutes over first three games.
29 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 4  
30 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 3  
31 Devin Harris [PG,SG] ATL 3 Starting at shooting guard for the Hawks.
32 Gerald Henderson * [SG,SF] CHA 3 Day-to-day (sprained foot). Left Saturday's game in the 3rd quarter and did not return.
33 Richard Hamilton [SG,SF] CHI 3  
34 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 3  
35 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 3 Only averaging 8.7 points in 22 minutes over first three games.

 

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4  
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
3 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
4 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3 Averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.7 threes over first three games.
5 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
6 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4  
7 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] PHO 4  
8 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] BKN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
9 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 2  
10 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 1.3 threes over first three games.
11 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4 Averaging 8.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 blocks over first three games.
12 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 4 Averaging 11.3 points, 1.3 threes and 1.7 steals in 32 minutes over first three games.
13 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
14 Luol Deng  [SG,SF] CHI 3  
15 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4  
16 Andrei Kirilenko [SF] MIN 4  
17 Gerald Green [SG,SF] IND 4 Decent short-term play while Danny Granger (knee) is out. Averaging 10.0 points and 1.3 threes in 31 minutes over first three games.
18 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4  
19 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4  
20 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 3 Averaging 8.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 threes and 1.3 steals in 40 minutes over first three games.
21 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 4  
22 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4 Should see bump in minutes and production with Brandon Rush (ACL) out for the year.
23 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3  
24 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] MIN 4  
25 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] SAS 4  
26 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 3  
27 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 3  
28 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 3  
29 Trevor Ariza  [SF] WAS 3  
30 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3  
31 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3  
32 Tobias Harris [SF] MIL 3 Starting at small forward but could lose minutes to Mike Dunleavy,
33 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 2 Averaging 13.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 2.0 steals in 33 minutes over first three games.
34 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3  
35 DeShawn Stevenson [SG,SF] ATL 3  

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 21.0 points,10.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 33 minutes over first three games.
2 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4 Averaging 13.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 1.7 steals and 1.0 threes over first three games.
3 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4 Averaging 15.0 points over first three games (shooting 38 % from the field and 65% from the line).
4 David West [PF] IND 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals over first three games.
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
6 Luis Scola [SF,PF] PHO 4  
7 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4  
8 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4  
9 David Lee [PF] GSW 4  
10 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3 Averaging 22.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over first three games.
11 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3  
12 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
13 Kris Humphries [PF] BKN 4  
14 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
15 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 3  
16 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 3  
17 Josh Smith  * [SF,PF] ATL 3 Day-to-day (ankle). Will not play in Sunday's game.
18 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4 Should continue to see bump in minutes with Andrew Bogut (ankle) on minutes restriction. Averaging 20.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in 26 minutes over first three games.
19 Elton Brand  [PF] DAL 4 Only averaging 5.0 points and 6.7 rebounds over first three games.
20 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4  
21 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 28 minutes over first two games.
22 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4  
23 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
24 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
25 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 4  
26 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 3  
27 Ryan Anderson PF NO 2  
28 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 3  
29 Jae Crowder [SF,PF] DAL 4  
30 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
31 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 3  
32 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3 Started last game over Brandon Bass.
33 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4  
34 Thomas Robinson [PF] SAC 4  
35 Anthony Davis * [PF,C] NO 2 Day-to-day (concussion).

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4 Averaging 23.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over first three games.
2 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 13.7 points and 15.0 rebounds after first three games.
3 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Averaging11.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocks after first three games.
4 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4  
5 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
6 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4  
7 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 4  
8 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4 Poor field goal percentage continue to be an issue. Shot 45% from the field last year and shooting 39% from the field this year after first three games.
9 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
10 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 3 Averaging 21.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over first three games.
11 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Averaging 5.0 points (28% shooting from the field), 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 29 minutes over first two games.
12 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4  
13 Spencer Hawes [PF,C] PHI 4  
14 Chris Kaman [C] DAL 4  
15 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3 Averaging 14.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks over first three games.
16 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3  
17 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
18 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 3  
19 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3  
20 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
21 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 4 Locked into timeshare with Kosta Koufos. Averaging 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 17 minutes a game over first three.
22 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] WAS 3  
23 Kevin Seraphin [C] WAS 3  
24 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3  
25 Samuel Dalembert  [C] MIL 3  
26 Andrew Bogut * [C] GSW 4 Won't play in back-to back games and will be limited to 20-25 minutes a game until December at the earliest (Warriors have one back-to-back game this week).
27 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 2  
28 Nikola Vucevic C ORL 4  
29 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4  
30 Kosta Koufos [C] DEN 4  
31 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4  
32 Andre Drummond [C] DET 4  
33 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4  
34 Brendan Haywood  [C] CHA 3  
35 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 26 minutes over first two games.