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NBA Value Meter: Fear the Durantula

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 10

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 10: December 31st - January 6th

Four Games: ATL, BKN, DEN, HOU, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, OKC, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, WAS
Three Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, LAL, MIL, MIN, NO, NYK, ORL, TOR, UTA
Two Games: GSW
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4  
2 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 4  
3 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4  
4 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
5 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4  
6 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4  
7 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4  
8 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 7.6 assists and 1.8 steals on 49% shooting from the field over the last five games.
9 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 4  
10 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 8.3 assists and 1.7 steals over last three games.
11 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4  
12 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4 Averaging 10.6 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
13 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3  
14 Jason Kidd [PG,SG] NYK 3 Value goes up with Raymond Felton (finger) out 4-6 weeks. Averaging 19.5 points, 7.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 threes over last two games.
15 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3  
16 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 3 Averaging 12.3 points, 9.5 assists and 1.0 threes in four games since returning from injury.
17 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 3 Day-to-day (hip).
18 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3  
19 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 3  
20 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3  
21 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3 Value goes down with Kyle Lowry (elbow) back,
22 Kyle Lowry * [PG] TOR 3 Back in action (elbow) but will back up Jose Calderon for now.
23 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 2  
24 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
25 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 4  
26 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] HOU 4  
27 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
28 Aaron Brooks [PG] SAC 4  
29 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 2  
30 Jameer Nelson * [PG] ORL 3 Day-to-day (hip).
31 Will Bynum [PG] DET 3 Averaging 28.0 points, 7.0 assists and 3.5 threes in 32 minutes over last two games.
32 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3  
33 Garrett Temple [PG,SG] WAS 4 Averaging 10.5 points, 5.5 assists and 7.5 rebounds in 38 minutes over last two games.
34 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 3  
35 J.J. Barea  [PG] MIN 3 Averaging 13.6 points and 1.4 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.


Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4  
2 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4  
3 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3  
4 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4  
5 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 4 Value goes up with move to starting lineup. Averaging 18.3 points, 7.7 assists and 3.0 threes in 43 minutes over last three games.
6 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4  
7 Manu Ginobili  [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 5.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.2 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
8 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4  
9 Jordan Crawford * [PG,SG] WAS 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
10 J.R. Smith  [SG,SF] NYK 3 #1 option with Carmelo Anthony (knee) out. Averaging 25.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
11 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3  
12 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3  
13 Marcus Thornton  [SG] SAC 4 Averaging 15.2 points and 2.6 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
14 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 1.0 steals and 3.2 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
15 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4  
16 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 4  
17 Shannon Brown [SG] PHO 4  
18 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHI 4  
19 Tyreke Evans * [SG,SF] SAC 4 Day-to-day (knee).
20 Wesley Matthews * [SG,SF] POR 4 Day-to-day (hip).
21 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3  
22 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3  
23 Alexey Shved [PG,SG] MIN 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 7.4 assists and 1.8 threes over last five games.
24 Eric Gordon * [SG] NO 3 Back in action (knee).
25 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3  
26 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3  
27 Marco Belinelli [SG] CHI 3 Value goes down with Richard Hamilton back.
28 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3 Value goes down due to poor field goal percentage. Shooting 37% from the field this season.
29 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 3  
30 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4  
31 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 2  
32 Rodney Stuckey * [PG,SG] DET 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
33 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 3  
34 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 3  
35 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3  


Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4 Averaging 34.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.4 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
2 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4  
3 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4  
4 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] MEM 4  
5 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4  
6 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 threes, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
7 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4  
8 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 4  
9 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4  
10 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4 Only averaging 5.0 points on 28% shooting from the field over last three games.
11 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4  
12 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 3  
13 Luol Deng  [SF] CHI 3  
14 Carmelo Anthony * [SF,PF] NYK 3 Day-to-day (knee).
15 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 3  
16 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4 Averaging 13.5 points, 3.5 threes and 2.5 steals in 32 minutes over last two games.
17 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4 Averaging 12.8 points, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
18 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 4  
19 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4  
20 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 3  
21 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 3  
22 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
23 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3  
24 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 4  
25 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4 Averaging 14.0 points and 2.0 threes in 28 minutes over last two games.
26 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3  
27 Tayshaun Prince * [SF,PF] DET 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
28 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3  
29 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 3  
30 Steve Novak [SF,PF] NYK 4  
31 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 4  
32 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 3  
33 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3  
34 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 3  
35 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 3



Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4  
2 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
3 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
4 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
5 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4  
6 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4  
7 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4  
8 David West [PF] IND 4  
9 Josh Smith * [SF,PF] ATL 4 Day-to-day (hip).
10 Kevin Love [PF,C] MIN 3  
11 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3 Starting to find his groove in Mike D'Antoni's offense. Averaging 13.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 threes over last five games.
12 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3  
13 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3 Solid play while Anderson Varejao (ankle) is out. Averaging 13.2 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
14 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 3  
15 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 3  
16 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3  
17 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 3 Only averaging 12.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in 27 minutes over last five games.
18 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 2  
19 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 4 Timeshare with Markieff Morris could be over. Averaging 22.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in 39 minutes over last two games.
20 Kevin Seraphin [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 14.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 30 minutes over last two games.
21 Charlie Villanueva  DET 3 Averaging 17.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 threes in 27 minutes over last three games.
22 Hakim Warrick [PF] CHA 3 Decent short-term play for points and rebounds with Byron Mullens (ankle) out. Averaging 14.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in 31 minutes over last three games.
23 Ed Davis [PF,C] TOR 3  
24 Dirk Nowitzki * [PF] DAL 3 Back in action (knee).
25 Marcus Morris [PF] HOU 4 Value goes down with Patrick Patterson (knee) back.
26 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 4 Averaging 6.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 25 minutes over last two games.
27 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4  
28 Boris Diaw [PF,C] SAS 4  
29 Patrick Patterson * [PF,C] HOU 4 Back in action (knee).
30 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3  
31 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 3  
32 Chris Copeland   NYK 3 Decent short-term play if Carmelo Anthony (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 18.5 points and 2.5 threes in 35 minutes over last two games.
33 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 3  
34 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3  
35 Gustavo Ayon   ORL 3  
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4 Averaging 22.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
2 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4  
3 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
4 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
5 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4  
6 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4 Reinstated from suspension - played 30 minutes in last game.
7 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4  
8 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 3  
9 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 3  
10 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3  
11 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3  
12 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3  
13 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Averaging 4.6 points over last three games.
14 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 4  
15 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
16 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 27 minutes over last four games.
17 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3
18 Greg Monroe [C] DET 3  
19 Robin Lopez [C] NO 3  
20 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3  
21 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
22 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 4  
23 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
24 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 4  
25 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4  
26 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 4  
27 Andray Blatche [PF,C]+C32 BKN 4  
28 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 4 Decent short-term play for rebounds if Josh Smith (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 8.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in seven starts this year.
29 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 3 Averaging 9.4 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 steals in 25 minutes over last five games.
30 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3 Decent short-term play while Anderson Varajeo (knee) is out. Averaging 10.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 34 minutes over last five games.
31 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3 Averaging 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
32 Chris Kaman [PF,C] DAL 3  
33 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 3  
34 Amar'e Stoudemire * [PF,C] NYK 3 Expected to make return this week (knee).
35 Anderson Varejao * [PF,C] CLE 3 Day-to-day (knee). Could miss the entire week.