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NBA Value Meter: Big Fundamental Turning Back the Clock

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.



NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 5

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 5: November 26th - December 2nd

Four Games: BKN, CLE, DET, MEM, MIL, NYK, OKC, PHO, POR, SAS, UTA
Three Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MIN, NO, ORL, PHI, SAC, TOR, WAS
Two Games: ATL, GSW, MIA
** The Knicks/Nets game that was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy was rescheduled for this week.
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4 Averaging 23.8 points, 9.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
2 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4 Averaging 23.4 points, 5.6 assists, 3.0 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
3 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4  
4 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4  
5 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4 Averaging 20.6 points, 8.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
6 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4  
7 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 4  
8 Brandon Jennings * [PG] MIL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
9 Maurice Williams * [PG,SG] UTA 4 Day-to-day (foot).
10 Kyle Lowry * [PG] TOR 3 Back in action (ankle). Averaging 17.7 points, 6.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.0 threes over last three games.
11 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3  
12 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 3  
13 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
14 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 3  
15 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
16 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4  
17 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3  
18 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 3 Solid play with Gerald Henderson out. Averaging 18.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
19 Jameer Nelson  [PG] ORL 3  
20 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3  
21 Jason Kidd [PG] NYK 4 Numbers aren't gaudy, but still contributing in multiple categories. Averaging 7.6 points, 4.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
22 Jeremy Pargo [PG] CLE 4 Could be decent short-term play while Kyrie Irving (finger) is out. Averaging 19.7 points, 4.0 assists and 2.3 threes in three starts this year.
23 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3  
24 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3 Only averaging 10.4 points on 36% shooting from the field over last five games.
25 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3  
26 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 2  
27 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 2  
28 Jamaal Tinsley [PG] UTA 4 Could be decent short-term play for assists if Mo Williams (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 7.0 points and 10.5 assists in two starts this year.
29 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 3  
30 Aaron Brooks [PG] SAC 3 Started last game two games at point guard over Isaiah Thomas. Averaging 15.0 points, 3.0 threes and 2.0 steals in 32 minutes over last two games.
31 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 3  
32 Jose Juan Barea  [PG,SG] MIN 3 Averaging 8.0 points, 4.7 assists and 1.7 threes in 23 minutes over last three games.
33 Alexey Shved [PG,SG] MIN 3 Value goes down with J.J. Barea back.
34 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3 Value goes down with Kyle Lowry back.
35 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] MIL 4 Could be decent short-term play if Brandon Jennings (ankle) misses time this week.


 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3 Averaging 26.9 points, 5.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.9 threes on 51% shooting from the field this year.
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4  
3 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 1.8 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
4 James Harden [SG] HOU 3  
5 J.R. Smith  [SG] NYK 4  
6 Dion Waiters [SG,SF] CLE 4 Will have to do more with Kyrie Irving (finger) out. Averaging 19.0 points, 4.3 assists and 3.0 threes over last three games.
7 Joe Johnson [SG] BKN 4  
8 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4 Averaging 4.5 points on 19% shooting from the field over last two games.
9 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3 Averaging 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last two games.
10 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3  
11 Paul George [SG] IND 3  
12 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 3 Averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
13 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 3  
14 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 4  
15 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3  
16 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 2  
17 Aaron Afflalo [SG] ORL 3  
18 Marcus Thornton  [SG] SAC 3  
19 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3  
20 Jason Richardson * [SG,SF] PHI 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
21 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 4 Averaging 13.0 points and 3.3 threes in 25 minutes over last three games.
22 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
23 Danny Green [SG] SAS 4  
24 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 3  
25 Nick Young [SG] PHI 3 Averaging 14.0 points and 1.6 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
26 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 3  
27 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3  
28 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 3  
29 Shannon Brown [SG] PHO 4 Started last two games at shooting guard over Jared Dudley.
30 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4  
31 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 4  
32 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3  
33 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 2  
34 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 2  
35 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 2  


 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4  
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4  
3 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4  
4 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
5 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 4  
6 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
7 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 3 Averaging 20.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.8 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
8 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3 Averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.0 steals over last five games.
9 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3 Starting to play better after slow start. Averaging 18.6 points and 5.4 rebounds on 47% shooting from the field over last five games.
10 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 3 Averaging 16.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
11 LeBron James [SF] MIA 2  
12 Andrei Kirilenko [SF] MIN 3  
13 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4  
14 Luol Deng  [SG,SF] CHI 3  
15 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 4  
16 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4  
17 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4  
18 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3  
19 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 3  
20 Richard Hamilton [SG,SF] CHI 3  
21 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 3  
22 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
23 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] PHO 4 Averaging 9.4 points on 35% shooting from the field over last five games.
24 Tobias Harris [SF] MIL 4  
25 P.J. Tucker [SG,SF] PHO 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 31 minutes over last two games.
26 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3 Averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.5 threes in 28 minutes over last two games.
27 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 2 Averaging 13.4 points and 3.4 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
28 Trevor Ariza  [SF] WAS 3  
29 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3  
30 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3 Value goes down with Caron Butler back. Averaging 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
31 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 2  
32 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 3 Could see bump in minutes if Jason Richardson (ankle) misses time this week,
33 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3  
34 Lance Stephenson [SG,SF] IND 3  
35 Gerald Green [SG,SF] IND 3  


 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 18.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks this year.
2 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
4 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
5 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
6 Kevin Love * [PF] MIN 3 Back in action (hand). Averaging 24.3 points, 14.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 threes in 35 minutes over last three games.
7 Ryan Anderson PF NO 3 Minutes and production could decrease a bit when Anthony Davis (ankle) comes back. Averaging 20.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.6 threes over last five games.
8 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3  
9 David West [PF] IND 3 Averaging 19.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
10 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3 Averaging 15.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
11 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3 Only averaging 12.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks over last five games.
12 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 3  
13 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
14 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3  
15 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
16 Kris Humphries [PF] BKN 4  
17 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 3  
18 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 3  
19 Anthony Davis * [PF,C] NO 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 2  
21 David Lee [PF] GSW 2  
22 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4 Replaced Luis Scola as starting power forward. Averaging 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
23 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4  
24 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4  
25 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 3 Averaging 17.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 29 minutes over last two games.
26 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4  
27 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 3 Averaging 15.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
28 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3  
29 Luis Scola [SF,PF] PHO 4 Value goes down if move to reserve role is permanent. Averaging 5.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 17 minutes over last three games.
30 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 4  
31 Kevin Seraphin [PF,C] WAS 3  
32 Brandon Bass [PF] BOS 3  
33 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3  
34 Elton Brand  [PF] DAL 3  
35 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Anderson Varejeo [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 14.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals this year.
2 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
3 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 4  
4 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4 Averaging 21.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over last five games.
5 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
6 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4 Averaging 10.0 points and 8.6 rebounds but only 0.8 blocks.
7 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.2 blocks over last five games.
8 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 3  
9 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 3 Averaging 27.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 threes over last three games.
10 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3  
11 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3  
12 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3  
13 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4 Only averaging 9.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
14 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 4  
15 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
16 Chris Kaman [C] DAL 3  
17 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 3  
18 Robin Lopez [C] NO 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
19 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 2  
20 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 2  
21 Nikola Vucevic C ORL 3  
22 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 3 Back in action (ankle).
23 Brendan Haywood  [C] CHA 3  
24 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] PHO 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals in 23 minutes over last four games.
25 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4  
26 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4  
27 Spencer Hawes [PF,C] PHI 3  
28 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3 Averaging 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
29 Nene * [PF,C] WAS 3 Averaging 15.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 25 minutes over last two games.
30 Rasheed Wallace * [PF,C] NYK 4 Day-to-day (foot). Averaging 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 threes in 19 minutes over last four games.
31 Andre Drummond [C] DET 4  
32 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4  
33 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] WAS 3  
34 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 2 Averaging 10.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 25 minutes over last five games.
35 Samuel Dalembert  [C] MIL 4 Surprise DNP-CD in last game. Averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over last four games.