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NBA Value Meter: Magic Man

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 17

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our player's projected output and number of games. It assumes an eight-category 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 17: February 18th - February 24th

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


Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 4
2 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 10.2 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
3 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 7.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.7 threes in first six games with Detroit.
4 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4 Averaging 28.8 points and 8.5 assists over last four games.
5 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4
6 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 4
7 Deron Williams * [PG] BKN 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Missed last two games but expected back this week.
8 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 4
9 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4 Averaging 11.0 points on 34% shooting from the field over last five games.
10 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 assists in 31 minutes over last seven games.
11 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 7.4 assists 2.4 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games but minutes and production could decrease with Kirk Hinrich expected back this week.
12 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3
13 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
15 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
16 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Averaging 22.2 points, 8.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
17 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3
18 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3
19 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3
20 John Wall [PG] WAS 3
21 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3
22 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 3 Averaging 15.0 points, 9.2 assists and 2.6 steals over last five games.
23 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3
24 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 3
25 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3
26 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3 Averaging 16.7 points, 9.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 threes over last three games.
27 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 4
28 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 4 Struggling with transition to shooting guard. Averaging 5.7 points on 26% shooting from the field over last three games.
29 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3
30 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 2
31 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4
32 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] MEM 4
33 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIN 3
34 J.J. Barea� [PG] MIN 3
35 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 3



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4 Averaging 23.6 points, 7.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
2 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4
3 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3
4 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3
5 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3
6 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4
7 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4
8 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4
9 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 15.8 points, 4.0 threes and 2.2 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
10 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4 Averaging 15.0 points and 1.2 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
11 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 4 Averaging 16.2 points and 3.0 threes over last four games.
12 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3
13 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3
14 J.R. Smith [SG,SF] NYK 3
15 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3 Arrival of Rudy Gay has not hurt production. Averaging 16.8 points and 4.4 rebounds over last five games.
16 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 3
17 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3 Should be back in starting lineup this week. Averaging 19.0 points and 2.0 threes over last two games.
18 Nick Young [SG,SF] PHI 3 Averaging 14.4 points, 1.4 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
19 Andre Iguodala * [SG,SF] DEN 3 Day-to-day (neck).
20 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3 Averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 threes in only 23 minutes over last four games.
21 Ray Allen [SG] MIA 4
22 Manu Ginobili [SG,SF] SAS 4
23 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 3 Averaging 13.0 points in 24 minutes over last five games.
24 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3
25 Wesley Matthews * [SG,SF] POR 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
26 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
27 Eric Gordon * [SG] NO 4 Day-to-day (hand). Hornets have a back-to-back this week so Gordon might only play in three games.
28 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 4
29 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] BOS 4
30 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 4
31 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 3
32 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 3
33 Alexey Shved [PG,SG] MIN 3
34 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3 Value will take a serious hit with Danny Granger (knee) expected back this week.
35 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 2 Averaging 16.2 points, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.



Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4
2 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 4
3 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3
5 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
6 Luol Deng [SF] CHI 4
7 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3 Averaging 18.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 1.2 blocks and 2.2 threes over last five games.
8 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 3
9 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3
10 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3 Averaging 12.0 points on 40% shooting from the field over last five games.
11 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 4 Averaging 8.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
12 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
13 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4
14 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
15 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3 Averaging 16.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 threes over last five games.
16 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 3
17 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 3
18 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] PHO 4
19 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4
20 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4
21 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 4
22 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3
23 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 3
24 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 3
25 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3
26 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3
27 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 3
28 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
29 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4
30 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 4
31 Danny Granger * [SF,PF] IND 3 Expected to make return this week.
32 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3
33 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 3
34 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 3
35 Andrei Kirilenko * [SF,PF] MIN 3 Day-to-day (quad).



Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4
2 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
3 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 4
4 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4
5 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 threes over last five games.
6 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 4
7 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4
8 Carlos Boozer [PF,C] CHI 4 Averaging 14.4 points on 44% shooting from the field over last five games.
9 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3
10 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
11 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 3 Averaging 16.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
12 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
13 David West * [PF] IND 3 Day-to-day (eye).
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3 Averaging 3.6 blocks over last five games.
15 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3
16 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3
17 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 2
18 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 4
19 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4
20 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4
21 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 4 Averaging 6.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in 31 minutes over last five games.
22 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4
23 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
24 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 3 Averaging 11.0 points on 41% shooting from the field over last five games.
25 Marreese Speights [PF,C] CLE 3
26 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 3
27 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 3
28 Elton Brand [PF,C] DAL 3
29 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 2
30 Charlie Villanueva [PF] DET 4
31 Andrew Nicholson [PF] ORL 4 Averaging 15.0 points and 6.3 rebounds over last five games.
32 Jason Maxiell [PF] DET 4
33 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4
34 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 3
35 Lavoy Allen [PF,C] PHI 3



Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Greg Monroe [C] DET 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals over last five games.
2 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 4 Averaging 14.4 points and 13.4 rebounds over last five games.
3 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4
4 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
5 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4
6 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
7 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3
8 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
9 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 3
10 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3
11 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3
12 Nene [PF,C] WAS 3 Averaging 15.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
13 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3
14 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
15 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 3
16 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
17 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3
18 Samuel Dalembert [C] MIL 3 Solid play if Larry Sanders (back) misses time this week. Averaging 16.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
19 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3
20 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4 Averaging 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
21 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 4 Could start playing in back-to-backs this week but might only play three games this week. Averaging 7.7 points and 9.0 rebounds in 27 minutes over last three games.
22 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 4
23 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4
24 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 9.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 31 minutes over last five games.
25 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 3
26 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 2
27 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3
28 Larry Sanders * [PF,C] MIL 3 Day-to-day (back).
29 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3
30 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 3
31 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 3
32 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3
33 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 4
34 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3
35 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 3


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