RotoWire Partners

NBA Value Meter: Batum in Beast Mode

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 4

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 4: November 19th - November 25th

Four Games: ATL, BKN, CHA, DEN, GSW, LAC, LAL, NO, NYK, ORL, PHI, SAS, TOR
Three Games: BOS, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, IND, MIL, MIN, OKC, PHO, POR, SAC, UTA, WAS
Two Games: CHI, MEM, MIA
  = new to Value Meter
 
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 4  
2 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4 Averaging 19.1 points, 8.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 threes this season.
3 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4  
4 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Solid short-term play with Kyle Lowry (ankle) out for 1-2 more weeks. Averaging 13.6 points, 10.6 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.0 steals in 38 minutes over last five games.
5 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4  
6 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 4 Averaging 18.8 points, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals this season.
7 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4  
8 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4  
9 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
10 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4  
11 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4  
12 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3 Averaging 13.3 points, 13.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals this season.
13 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3 Averaging 8.5 assists per game (5.5 assists last year).
14 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3  
15 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3 Rookie of the year candidate averaging 19.3 points, 6.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.6 threes this season.
16 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
17 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 3  
18 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] UTA 3  
19 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3 Field goal percentage isn't great (35%), but contributing in other categories. Averaging 10.9 points, 6.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals this season.
20 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3  
21 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3 Averaging 11.6 points, 5.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 threes in 38 minutes over last five games.
22 Jameer Nelson  * [PG] ORL 4 Back in action (hamstring).
23 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 4  
24 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 3  
25 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3  
26 Alexey Shved [PG,SG] MIN 3 Getting extra minutes with J.J. Barea and Brandon Roy out. Averaging 17.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 threes in 30 minutes over last three games.
27 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 4  
28 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4  
29 Jason Kidd [PG] NYK 4  
30 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 2  
31 A.J. Price [PG] WAS 3  
32 Eric Bledsoe [PG] LAC 4  
33 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3  
34 Aaron Brooks [PG] SAC 3  
35 C.J. Watson [PG] BKN 4


 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 4  
2 James Harden [SG] HOU 3  
3 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4  
4 J.R. Smith  [SG] NYK 4  
5 Joe Johnson [SG] BKN 4  
6 Jason Richardson * [SG,SF] PHI 4 Back in action (ankle). Averaging 16.3 points, 1.7 steals and 3.7 threes in 33 minutes over last three games.
7 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 5.5 assists and 1.6 threes this season.
8 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 4  
9 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
10 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4 Only shooting 36% from the field this season (44% last year).
11 Aaron Afflalo [SG] ORL 4  
12 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 4  
13 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3  
14 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3  
15 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 3  
16 Paul George [SG] IND 3  
17 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3  
18 Marcus Thornton  [SG] SAC 3  
19 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 3  
20 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 3 Started last game at shooting guard over Bradley Beal. Averaging 20.5 points, 7.5 assists and 2.0 threes in 35 minutes over last two games.
21 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 4 Signs of life?  Averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 threes in 25 minutes over last two games.
22 Dwyane Wade * [SG] MIA 2 Day-to-day (foot).
23 Danny Green [SG] SAS 4  
24 Ronnie Brewer [SG,SF] NYK 4  
25 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 4  
26 Austin Rivers [PG,SG] NO 4  
27 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 4  
28 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3 Averaging 10.8 points, 1.8 threes and 1.0 steals in 24 minutes over last five games.
29 Dion Waiters [SG,SF] CLE 3  
30 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 3 Averaging 12.2 points and 1.8 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
31 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3 Value goes down a bit if reserve role is permanent. Came off the bench behind Randy Foye on Saturday.
32 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 3  
33 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 3 Started over Rodney Stuckey in last game. Averaging 15.0 points and 1.0 threes in 35 minutes over last two games.
34 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 3 Stared last game at shooting guard over Gordon Hayward.
35 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3 Value decreases if move to sixth man is permanent.


 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4  
2 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3 Averaging 25.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 3.6 threes and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
3 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
4 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
5 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 threes and 1.6 steals in 35 minutes over last five games.
6 LeBron James [SF] MIA 2  
7 Andrei Kirilenko [SF] MIN 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
8 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4 Averaging 17.3 points and 3.7 threes in 35 minutes over last three games.
9 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4  
10 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4 Averaging 18.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in 37.5 minutes over last two games.
11 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4  
12 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 4  
13 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 2  
14 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 3 Averaging 16.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.8 threes in 40 minutes over last five games.
15 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] PHO 3  
16 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] BKN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4  
18 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
19 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 10.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 threes in only 27 minutes over last five games.
20 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3  
21 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 3 Back in action (knee).
22 Stephen Jackson [SG,SF] SAS 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Kawhi Leonard (knee) out.
23 Luol Deng  [SG,SF] CHI 2  
24 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 4  
25 Trevor Ariza  [SF] WAS 3 Averaging 11.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.6 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
26 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 3  
27 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3  
28 Linus Kleiza [SG,SF] TOR 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Landry Fields and Alan Anderson out.
29 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4  
30 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 3  
31 Lance Stephenson [SG,SF] IND 3  
32 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3  
33 Gerald Green [SG,SF] IND 3  
34 Tobias Harris [SF] MIL 3  
35 Carlos Delfino * [SG,SF] HOU 3 Day-to-day (groin).


 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
2 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 4  
3 Anthony Davis [PF,C] NO 4 Averaging 16.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.5 blocks over last five games.
4 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 12.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
5 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4  
6 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 4  
7 David Lee [PF] GSW 4  
8 Ryan Anderson PF NO 4  
9 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
10 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
11 Kris Humphries [PF] BKN 4 Averaging 11.0 points and 11.8 rebounds over last five games.
12 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
13 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3  
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
15 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
16 David West [PF] IND 3  
17 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 3 Value goes up if move to starting lineup is permanent. Averaging 11.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.4 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
18 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 2 Averaging 18.2  points, 12.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
19 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4  
20 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4  
21 Luis Scola [SF,PF] PHO 3  
22 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 3  
23 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 2  
24 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 3  
25 Elton Brand  [PF] DAL 3  
26 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 3  
27 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3  
28 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3  
29 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 3 Averaging 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds over last three games.
30 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 4  
31 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3 Suns coach Alvin Gentry has promised lineup changes. Morris' value could go up if he replaces Luis Scola in the starting lineup.
32 Dante Cunningham [PF,C] MIN 3 Could see extra minutes if Nikola Pekovic (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 12.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
33 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 3  
34 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 3  
35 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3  


 
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4  
2 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4  
3 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
4 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 4 Shooting 36% from the field and only averaging 4.3 rebounds.
5 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4  
6 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 3  
7 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3 Picking up his game after slow start. Averaging 17.0 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
8 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 3  
9 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3 Averaging 11.1 points, 13.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks this season.
10 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3  
11 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3 Slowing down after fast start. Averaging 6.8 points and 8.2 rebounds on 35% shooting from the field in last five games.
12 Chris Kaman [C] DAL 3  
13 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3 Averaging 8.8 points on 34% shooting from the field over last five games.
14 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
15 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 4  
16 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 2  
17 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 2 Averaging 14.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks this season.
18 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 2  
19 Nikola Vucevic C ORL 4  
20 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4  
21 Brendan Haywood  [C] CHA 4  
22 Spencer Hawes [PF,C] PHI 4  
23 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3 Losing some minutes to Meyers Leonard, but still averaging 10.0 points and 11.4 rebounds in 30 minutes over last five games.
24 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] WAS 3  
25 Samuel Dalembert  [C] MIL 3  
26 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 7.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
27 Rasheed Wallace [PF,C] NYK 4 Averaging 11.5 points, 2.0 block and 1.0 threes in 19 minutes over last two games.
28 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
29 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 4  
30 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4  
31 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4  
32 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4  
33 Kevin Seraphin [C] WAS 3  
34 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3  
35 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).


Top Fantasy Basketball Player News