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NBA Value Meter: All Hail the King

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 9

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 9: December 24th - December 30th

Four Games: BKN, BOS, DEN, HOU, LAC, MIA
Three Games: ATL, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, GSW, IND, LAL, MIL, NO, NYK, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Two Games: MEM, MIN
  = new to Value Meter
 

 

Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 4  
2 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4  
3 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4  
4 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4  
5 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 6.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 threes on 50% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3  
7 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 3  
8 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3  
9 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3 Solid play for as long as Kyle Lowry (triceps) is out. Averaging 15.0 points, 9.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
10 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 3 Averaging 19.0 points, 7.6 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
11 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3  
12 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3 Averaging 22.2 points, 6.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
13 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
14 Jrue Holiday * [PG] PHI 3 Back in action (foot).
15 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 3  
16 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3  
17 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3  
18 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 3  
19 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3 Only averaging 0.8 steals and 0.6 threes on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
20 Steve Nash * [PG] LAL 3 Back in action (shin).
21 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3  
22 Jameer Nelson  [PG] ORL 3  
23 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3  
24 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 4  
25 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
26 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] HOU 4  
27 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3 Value goes up with Derek Fisher out of the picture but could be splitting minutes with Dominique Jones.
28 Jason Kidd [PG,SG] NYK 3  
29 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 2  
30 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 3 Could see extra minutes if Ben Gordon and Gerald Henderson miss time this week. Averaging 15.2 points and 1.0 threes over last five games.
31 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 3  
32 Mo Williams * [PG,SG] UTA 3 Day-to-day (thumb).
33 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 3  
34 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3 Locked in timeshare with Aaron Brooks. Averaging 15.0 points and 1.6 threes in 22 minutes over last five games.
35 Aaron Brooks [PG] SAC 3

 
 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4 Averaging 28.2 points, 5.4 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.8 threes and 11.2 free throws made (90% from the line) over last five games.
2 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4  
3 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4  
4 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4 Averaging 21.0 points and 2.4 threes over last five games.
5 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3  
6 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3  
7 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] WAS 3 Averaging 18.4 points, 7.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.2 threes in 39 minutes over last five games.
8 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3  
9 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3  
10 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3 Only shooting 38% from the field and 28% from three-point range over last five games.
11 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3 Averaging 17.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
12 J.R. Smith  [SG,SF] NYK 3 Averaging 19.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
13 Shannon Brown [SG] PHO 3 Averaging 21.0 points, 2.0 steals and 2.7 threes over last three games.
14 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 2.4 threes and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
15 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 4  
16 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3  
17 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHI 3  
18 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 3 Value goes up if promotion to starting lineup is permanent. Averaging 16.4 points and 2.2 threes over last five games.
19 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
20 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3  
21 Manu Ginobili  [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 14.5 points, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 threes in 27 minutes over last two games.
22 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 3.0 threes and 1.4 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
23 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3  
24 Marcus Thornton  [SG] SAC 3 Could see bump in minutes with Tyreke Evans (knee) out. Averaging 15.0 points and 3.5 threes in 28 minutes over last two games.
25 Marco Belinelli [SG] CHI 3  
26 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3  
27 Gerald Henderson * [SG,SF] CHA 3 Day-to-day (shin).
28 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3  
29 Austin Rivers [PG,SG] NO 3  
30 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 3  
31 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3  
32 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 3  
33 Kevin Martin * [SG] OKC 3 Day-to-day (quad).
34 Wesley Matthews * [SG,SF] POR 3 Day-to-day (hip). Re-aggravated the injury in Saturday's game.
35 Tyreke Evans * [SG,SF] SAC 3 Day-to-day (knee).

 
 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4 Averaging 25.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.4 threes this season.
2 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 4 Averaging 37.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.5 threes over last two games.
3 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3  
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3  
5 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4  
6 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 4  
7 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4  
8 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3  
9 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 5.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
10 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3  
11 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3 Averaging 12.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 33 minutes over last five games.
12 Luol Deng  * [SF] CHI 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
13 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
14 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 4  
15 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 4  
16 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 3  
17 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] MEM 2  
18 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
19 Tayshaun Prince * [SF,PF] DET 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 2  
21 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 3  
22 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 2.4 threes and 1.0 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
23 Kawhi Leonard * [SG,SF] SAS 3 Back in action (knee).
24 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3  
25 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3  
26 Steve Novak [SF,PF] NYK 4  
27 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4  
28 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3  
29 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3  
30 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 3  
31 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3  
32 Marquis Daniels [SG,SF] MIL 3  
33 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 3 Value goes down with Dion Waiters (ankle) back.
34 Cartier Martin [SG,SF] WAS 3  
35 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 3  

 
 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4  
2 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4  
3 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 4  
4 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3 Shooting career-high 80% from the line this year (career average of 69%).
5 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 3  
6 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3 Averaging 13.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over last five games.
7 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3  
8 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3 Continues to be solid multi-category contributor. Averaging 14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
9 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3  
10 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3  
11 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3  
12 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 3  
13 David West [PF] IND 3  
14 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 3  
15 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3 Value goes down with Anthony Davis back. Averaging 8.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 29 minutes over last five games.
16 Marcus Morris [PF] HOU 4 Decent short-term play while Patrick Patterson (knee) is out. Averaging 13.6 points, 4.4 rebound and 1.8 threes in five starts this year.
17 Kevin Love * [PF,C] MIN 2 Day-to-day (eye).
18 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 2  
19 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 3  
20 Ed Davis [PF,C] TOR 3 Could see bump in minutes and production with Jonas Valanciunas (broken finger) out.
21 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 3  
22 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3  
23 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 3  
24 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 3  
25 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4  
26 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 3  
27 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3  
28 Gustavo Ayon   ORL 3 Could see bump in minutes with Glen Davis (shoulder) out. Put up 12 points and 13 rebounds in 28 minutes in first game with Davis out.
29 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3  
30 Kevin Seraphin [PF,C] WAS 3  
31 Kris Humphries [PF] BKN 4  
32 Jason Maxiell [PF] DET 3  
33 Thomas Robinson [PF] SAC 3 Could see bump in minutes with DeMarcus Cousins suspended.
34 Hakim Warrick [PF] CHA 3 Could start at PF this week if Byron Mullens (ankle) misses time.
35 Byron Mullens * [PF,C] CHA 3 Day-to-day (ankle). Likely out this week.

 
 
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4  
2 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.0 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
3 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4  
4 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 3  
5 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3  
6 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 3  
7 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 7.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
8 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3  
9 Greg Monroe [C] DET 3  
10 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3  
11 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
12 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3 Averaging 12.6 points, 13.2 rebounds and 1.2 block over last five games.
13 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3  
14 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3  
15 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 4 Averaging 9.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
16 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 4  
17 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
18 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3 Should see bump in minutes and production with DeMarcus Cousins suspended indefinitely.
19 Robin Lopez [C] NO 3  
20 Anderson Varejao * [PF,C] CLE 3 Day-to-day (knee).
21 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 2  
22 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 2 Averaging 22.6 points and 9.6 rebounds over last five games.
23 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3 Averaging 15.6 points and 6.0 rebounds in 24 minutes over last five games.
24 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3 Decent short-term play if Anderson Varejao (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds over last three games.
25 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3 Could see bump in minutes and production with Jonas Valanciunas (broken finger) out.
26 Chris Kaman [PF,C] DAL 3 Only averaging 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 19 minutes over last two games.
27 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 3  
28 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3  
29 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 3  
30 Nene [PF,C] WAS 3  
31 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 4  
32 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3  
33 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] SAC 3 Could see extra minutes with DeMarcus Cousins suspended.
34 DeMarcus Cousins * [PF,C] SAC 3 Suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team.
35 Amar'e Stoudemire * [PF,C] NYK 3 Could make return this week (knee).