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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 3

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 3: November 12th - November 18th

Five Games: BOS
Four Games: CHI, DAL, DET, HOU, IND, MIA, NYK, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, TOR, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BKN, CHA, CLE, DEN, GSW, LAL, MEM, MIL, MIN, NO, ORL, SAC, SAS, WAS
Two Games: LAC
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 5
2 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
3 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4
4 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4
5 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4 Shooting 36% from the field this year (46% last year) and only averaging 0.5 steals (1.7 last year).
6 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 4
7 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4
8 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4
9 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4
10 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3 Averaging 23.3 points, 6.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 threes this season.
11 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3
12 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 3 Averaging 18.8 points, 5.8 assists and 2.8 steals this season.
13 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3
14 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3
15 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
16 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3 Averaging 16.3 points, 7.3 assists and 2.0 steals this season.
17 Mike Conley, Jr.  [PG] MEM 3
18 Tony Parker * [PG] SAS 3 Day-to-day (flu).
19 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4
20 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 2
21 Mario Chalmers  [PG] MIA 4 Averaging 8.2 points, 6.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 threes in 29 minutes this season.
22 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3
23 A.J. Price [PG] WAS 3 Solid play for assists and 3's while John Wall (knee) is out. Averaging 10.8 points, 8.0 assists and 2.0 threes in 34 minutes this season.
24 Maurice Williams * [PG,SG] UTA 4 Day-to-day (hip).
25 E'Twaun Moore [PG,SG] ORL 3 Solid short-term play while Jameer Nelson (hamstring) is out. Averaging 14.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 threes this season.
26 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 3
27 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3
28 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 4 Solid short-term play if Kirk Hinrich (hip) misses time this week. Averaging 11.5 points, 4.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 23 minutes this season.
29 Kirk Hinrich  * [PG,SG] CHI 4 Day-to-day (hip).
30 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Solid short-term play for assists, steals and 3's while Kyle Lowry (ankle) is out. 
31 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 3
32 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 3
33 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3 Stuck in timeshare with Aaron Brooks. Averaging 11.7 points and 1.5 assists in 24 minutes.
34 Jamaal Tinsley [PG] UTA 4 Decent short-term play for assists if Maurice Williams (hip) misses time this week (14 assists in 41 minutes on Saturday).
35 Kyle Lowry * [PG] TOR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).

 

 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG] HOU 4
2 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
3 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 4 Averaging 21.9 points and 4.0 threes this season.
4 Paul George [SG] IND 4
5 J.R. Smith  [SG] NYK 4 Thriving in sixth man role. Averaging 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.8 threes in 34 minutes this season.
6 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging  15.8 points, 2.0 steals and 2.5 threes this season.
7 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3
8 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4
9 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4
10 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
11 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3
12 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3
13 Dion Waiters [SG,SF] CLE 3 Averaging 16.7 points, 2.7 threes and 1.3 steals this season.
14 Joe Johnson [SG] BKN 3
15 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 5 Started last game after coming off of the bench for the first five games of the season. Value could increase if move to starting lineup is permanent.
16 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 4 Averaging 14.7 points and 2.7 threes in 28 minutes this season.
17 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
18 Aaron Afflalo [SG] ORL 3 Averaging 16.7 points and 2.7 threes but only shooting 38% from the field this season.
19 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3
20 Marcus Thornton  [SG] SAC 3 Value decreases a bit with sixth man role.   Averaging 16.7 points (18.7 last year), 1.7 threes (2.1 last year)  in 31 minutes  (34.9 last year).
21 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 3 Averaging 11.8 points on 36% shooting from the field this season.
22 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4
23 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 10.5  points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.8 threes in 29 minutes this season.
24 Richard Hamilton [SG,SF] CHI 4
25 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
26 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 4
27 Shannon Brown [SG] PHO 4 Averaging 14.8 points, and 2.4 threes in 22 minutes over last five games.
28 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 4
29 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3 Averaging 18.3 points, 2.0 threes and 1.3 steals over last three games.
30 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 3 Could see bump in minutes and production with Gerald Henderson (foot) out.
31 Courtney Lee [SG] BOS 5
32 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 2 Averaging 21.8 points, 2.7 threes and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes this season.
33 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 3
34 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 3
35 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 5
2 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
3 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4 Points per game are down from last year (22.0 ppg.), but rebounds (11.0), assists (4.2) and steals (1.8) are up.
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4
5 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4 Stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis. Averaging 19.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 threes, 2.7 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.
6 Luol Deng  [SG,SF] CHI 4
7 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] PHO 4
8 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3
9 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 5
10 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 4
11 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
12 Andrei Kirilenko [SF] MIN 3 Is AK47 back? Averaging 11.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.7 steals this season.
13 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3 Averaging 12.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks in 33 minutes this season.
14 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3 Averaging 13.8 points on 30% shooting from the field this season.
15 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
16 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4
17 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 4
18 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] BKN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
19 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3
20 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 3
21 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3
22 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 3
23 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3 Averaging 11.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.7 threes in only 23 minutes this season.
24 Jae Crowder [SF,PF] DAL 4 Could see bump in minutes with Shawn Marion (knee) out indefinitely.
25 Rashard Lewis  [SF] MIA 4
26 Lance Stephenson [SG,SF] IND 4 Started last game at shooting guard (12 points, two 3's in 31 minutes).
27 Gerald Green [SG,SF] IND 4 Lost starting to job to Lance Stephenson but still has some value (15 points, 8 rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench on Saturday).
28 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] MIN 3 Could see bump in minutes and production if Brandon Roy (knee) misses time this week.
29 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 3
30 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 3
31 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3
32 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3
33 Trevor Ariza  [SF] WAS 3
34 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] SAS 3
35 Alan Anderson [SF] TOR 4 Starting for the Raptors while Landry Fields (wrist) is out.

 

 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 5
2 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4 Averaging 14.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks this season.
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
4 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
5 David West [PF] IND 4
6 Luis Scola [SF,PF] PHO 4
7 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks this season.
8 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 3
9 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3
10 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
11 David Lee [PF] GSW 3
12 Anthony Davis [PF,C] NO 3
13 Ryan Anderson PF NO 3 It's early, but numbers in New Orleans are almost the same as numbers in Orlando. Averaging 15.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 threes in 33 minutes this season.
14 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3
15 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
16 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 4
17 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 5 Started last game over Jared Sullinger.
18 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4 Averaging 8.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks this season.
19 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 3 Should see bump in minutes and production with Andrew Bogut (ankle) out. Averaging 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in 27 minutes this season.
20 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 3
21 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 2
22 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 3 Good for points and rebounds but that's about it. Averaging 15.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 0.4 blocks this season (shooting 39% from the field and 60% from the line).
23 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 3 Only averaging 7.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 25 minutes this season.
24 Elton Brand  [PF] DAL 4
25 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4
26 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4
27 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 4
28 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 4
29 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 5
30 Kris Humphries [PF] BKN 3 Losing minutes to Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans. Only averaging 6.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in 23 minutes this season.
31 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
32 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3 Averaging 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 33 minutes over last two games.
33 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 3
34 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 3
35 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 3
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4 Averaging 12.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.9 blocks this season.
2 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 4
3 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
4 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4
5 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 4
6 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4
7 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
8 Chris Kaman [C] DAL 4
9 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4
10 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Only averaging 8.4 points on 38% shooting from the field this season.
11 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 3
12 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3 Averaging 16.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.4 blocks this season.
13 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals this season.
14 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3 Averaging 15.5 points , 7.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks this season.
15 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
16 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
17 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 4
18 Spencer Hawes [PF,C] PHI 4
19 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 27 minutes this season.
20 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3
21 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 3
22 Robin Lopez [C] NO 3
23 Kevin Seraphin [C] WAS 3
24 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] WAS 3
25 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4
26 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
27 Andre Drummond [C] DET 4
28 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 2 Time to sell high? Averaging 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 27.5 minutes over last two games.
29 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4
30 Brendan Haywood  [C] CHA 3
31 Nikola Vucevic C ORL 3
32 Samuel Dalembert  [C] MIL 3
33 Troy Murphy [PF,C] DAL 4 Put up eight points, seven boards and two 3's in 30 minutes on Saturday.
34 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
35 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3