RotoWire Partners

NBA Value Meter: Flash is Back

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 19

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 19: March 4th - March 10th

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


Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 4 Averaging 33.0 points, 6.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 5.0 threes over last five games.
2 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4  
3 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4  
4 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4  
5 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 8.2 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
6 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4  
7 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4  
8 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 11.8 points, 10.4 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 steals over last five games.
9 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 1.8 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
10 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4  
11 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4  
12 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4  
13 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 4  
14 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4  
15 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 3  
16 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3  
17 Goran Dragic * [PG] PHO 3 Day-to-day (back). Averaging 14.2 points, 9.4 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.2 threes and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
18 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 3 Averaging 27.0 points and 3.5 threes over last two games.
19 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 3  
20 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3  
21 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3  
22 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3  
23 John Wall [PG] WAS 3 Averaging 11.6 points on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
24 Kyrie Ivring * [PG] CLE 4 Day-to-day (knee).
25 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4 Only averaging 11.2 points on 30% shooting from the field over last five games.
26 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIN 4 Averaging 14.2 points and 5.0 assists in 32 minutes over last five games.
27 Jameer Nelson  * [PG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
28 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4  
29 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 4  
30 J.J. Barea  [PG] MIN 4  
31 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 4  
32 E'Twaun Moore [PG] ORL 4  
33 Beno Udrih [PG] ORL 4 Decent short-term play for assists if Jameer Nelson is out this week. Averaging 8.0 points, 8.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
34 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3  
35 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 3  

 
 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4 Averaging 27.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
2 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 4  
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 8.4 assists and 3.8 steals over last five games.
4 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 8.0 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
5 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3  
6 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3  
7 J.R. Smith  [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
8 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
9 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4  
10 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 4  
11 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4  
12 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4 Averaging 27.0 points and 4.0 threes in 32 minutes over last three games.
13 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4  
14 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 4 Averaging 20.6 points and 1.2 threes on 51% shooting from the field but production could decrease with Kyrie Irving expected back this week.
15 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 3 Averaging 20.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
16 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
17 J.J. Redick [SG] MIL 4  
18 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4  
19 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4 Averaging 11.2 points and 1.6 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
20 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3  
21 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3 Only averaging 12.8 points on 41% shooting from the field over last five games.
22 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 3 Averaging 18.5 points, 1.8 steals and 1.8 threes over last four games.
23 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 4  
24 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4 Hornets have a back-to-back this week so Gordon will most likely only play three games. Averaging 17.8 points and 4.8 assists over last four games.
25 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3  
26 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 1.6 steals and 3.0 threes in 20 minutes over last five games.
27 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] BOS 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 1.2 steals and 1.0 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
27 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 4  
28 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 4  
29 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
30 Devin Harris [PG,SG] ATL 4  
31 Manu Ginobili  [SG,SF] SAS 2  
32 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 4  
33 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3  
34 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3  
35 Marco Belinelli [SG] CHI 3  

 
 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4  
2 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4  
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4  
4 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 4  
5 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4  
6 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4  
7 Nicolas Batum * [SG,SF] POR 4 Day-to-day (wrist).
8 Rudy Gay * [SF,PF] TOR 4 Day-to-day (back).
9 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] MIL 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 threes, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
10 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4  
11 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
12 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 2.4 threes and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
13 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3  
14 Luol Deng  [SF] CHI 3  
15 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
16 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4 Averaging 13.0 points and 3.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
17 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4 Averaging 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
18 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 3.8 threes and 1.2 steals in 35 minutes over last five games.
19 Trevor Ariza  [SF] WAS 3 Averaging 15.8 points, 1.8 steals and 2.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
20 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 4  
21 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 4 Averaging 12.8 points and 2.2 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
22 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4  
23 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 4  
24 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4  
25 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 4  
26 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4  
27 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 4  
28 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 3  
29 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3  
30 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 3  
31 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 3  
32 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3  
33 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3  
34 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 3  
35 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 2.3 threes in 30 minutes last three games.

 
 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 4  
2 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4  
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4  
4 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4  
5 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4  
6 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4  
7 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4  
8 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 4  
9 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4 Wolves #1 option on offense with Andrei Kirilenko and Nikola Pekovic out. Averaging 18.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 36 minutes over last five games.
10 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 4  
11 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 3 Averaging 21.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
12 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3  
13 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 3 Production has increased with Taj Gibson (knee) out. Averaging 22.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals over last three games.
14 David West [PF] IND 3  
15 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3  
16 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4 Only averaging 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 25 minutes over last five games.
17 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 9.2 and 6.0 rebounds on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
18 Paul Millsap * [PF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
19 Anthony Davis * [PF] NO 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
20 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4  
21 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 4  
22 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4  
23 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 4  
24 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 2  
25 Elton Brand  [PF,C] DAL 3 Averaging 11.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
26 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 4 Value goes up if move to starting lineup is permanent.
27 Marreese Speights [PF,C] CLE 4  
28 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
29 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4  
30 Donatas Motiejunas [SF,PF] HOU 3 Averaging 13.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 threes in 24 minutes over last three games.
31 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 3  
32 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 3  
33 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] SAC 4  
34 Andrew Nicholson [PF] ORL 4  
35 Lamar Odom   [SF,PF] LAC 3  

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4 Averaging 24.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
2 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 13.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
3 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4  
4 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 13.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
5 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 3 Averaging 14.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, 4.6 blocks, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals over last five games.
6 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4  
7 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 4  
8 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4  
9 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4  
10 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 4  
11 Greg Monroe [C] DET 3  
12 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3  
13 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3  
14 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3  
15 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3 Averaging 9.8 points and 13.0 rebounds over last five games.
16 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 3  
17 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 4  
18 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4 Averaging 9.4 points and 2.4 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
19 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4  
20 Al Jefferson  * [PF,C] UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
21 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 4 Day-to-day (abdomen).
22 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 4  
23 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 4  
24 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4 Put up a big double-double in first start (23 points, 22 rebounds) but will return to reserve role when Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are healthy.
25 Jermaine O'Neal [C] PHO 3 Averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 22 minutes over last five games.
26 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3 Averaging 10.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
27 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4  
28 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4 Value goes down if move to reserve role is permanent.
29 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 4  
30 Nene * [PF,C] WAS 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
31 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3  
32 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4  
34 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 4  
35 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3
35 Chris Kaman * [PF,C] DAL 3 Back in action (concussion).


Top Fantasy Basketball Player News