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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 20

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 20: March 11th - March 17th


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


Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 12.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 threes over last five games.
2 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 4
3 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4
4 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 9.4 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 steals over last five games.
5 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 8.4 assists and 2.4 steals over last five games.
6 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4
7 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 4
8 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4
9 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4
10 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
11 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3 Averaging 25.0 points, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
12 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Averaging 21.2 points, 7.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
13 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
15 Kyrie Ivring * [PG] CLE 3 Day-to-day (knee).
16 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3 Averaging 9.2 points, 7.0 assists, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
17 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3
18 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3
19 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 3
20 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 3
21 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3
22 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 3 Averaging 20.0 points, 2.8 threes and 1.0 steals over last five games.
23 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 2
24 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4
25 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3
26 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIN 4
27 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4
28 J.J. Barea  [PG] MIN 4
29 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 3 Averaging 13.2 points, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
30 Mo Williams * [PG,SG] UTA 3 Back in action (thumb).
31 Jason Kidd [PG,SG] NYK 4
32 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] MEM 4 Averaging 13.3 points and 1.7 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
33 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 4 Value goes down if move to reserve role is permanent. Mike James has started last two games at PG for Dallas.
34 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 2
35 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 3

 

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 4 Averaging 36.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 3.4 threes over last five games.
2 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4
3 J.R. Smith  [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 22.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 3.6 threes over last five games.
4 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4
5 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4 Averaging 22.2 points and 4.2 threes over last five games.
6 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 4
7 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3
8 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3
9 Manu Ginobili  [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
10 Bradley Beal * [SG] WAS 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
11 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3
12 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4 Averaging 11.2 points, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
13 J.J. Redick [SG] MIL 4
14 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
15 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3
16 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3
17 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
18 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 3 Averaging 14.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 threes and 1.2 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
19 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4 Averaging 10.2 points on 33% shooting from the field over last five games.
20 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4
21 Devin Harris [PG,SG] ATL 4
22 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 4
23 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4
24 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3
25 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3
26 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3 Value goes up for as long as Danny Granger is out. Averaging 11.0 points and 2.5 steals in 32 minutes over last two games.
27 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3
28 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 3 Could see bump in minutes and production with Ramon Sessions out.
29 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 3
30 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 3
31 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] BOS 3
32 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 3
33 Marco Belinelli [SG] CHI 2 Averaging 21.0 points, 5.0 assists and 3.3 threes in 43 minutes over last three games.
34 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 2
35 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 2

 

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 Day-to-day (knee).
4 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.6 threes over last five games.
5 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 5.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last five games.
6 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3 Averaging 23.2 points and 4.6 threes over last five games.
7 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 3
8 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3
9 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
10 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4
11 Trevor Ariza  [SF] WAS 4
12 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4
13 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4
14 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 1.2 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
15 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4
16 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 4
17 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
18 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 3 Started last game at small forward. Averaging 14.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.2 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
19 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3
20 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 3 Averaging 13.6 points and 3.0 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
21 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 3
22 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3
23 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
24 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 4 Day-to-day (calf).
25 Luol Deng  [SF] CHI 2
26 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 4
27 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] PHO 4
28 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4
29 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4
30 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 3
31 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3
32 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 3
33 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3
34 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 3
35 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 3

 

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
2 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 16.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
3 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 4  
4 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
5 David Lee * [PF,C] GSW 4 Day-to-day (knee).
6 Ersan Ilyasova * [PF] MIL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
7 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
8 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3 Averaging 17.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals over last five games.
9 David West [PF] IND 3
10 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 3
11 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
12 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3
13 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3
14 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3
15 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 2
16 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4 Averaging 18.4 points and 8.0 rebounds over last five games but shooting 40% from the field and 68% from the line.
17 Zach Randolph * [PF,C] MEM 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
18 Paul Millsap * [PF] UTA 3 Day-to-day (knee).
19 Elton Brand  [PF,C] DAL 4
20 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 4 Value goes up with Marcin Gortat (foot) out indefinitely.
21 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4
22 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 4
23 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 4 Only averaging 6.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 24 minutes over last five games.
24 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 4 Decent short-term play if Zach Randolph (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 8.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
25 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 2
26 Jason Maxiell [PF] DET 3 Averaging 8.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
27 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 3 Averaging 16.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
28 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 3
29 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4 Started last two games at PF with Marcin Gortat (foot) out indefinitely.
30 Dante Cunningham [PF] MIN 4
31 Marcus Morris [PF] PHO 4
32 Marreese Speights [PF,C] CLE 3
33 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3
34 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 3
35 Andrea Bargnani  * [PF,C] TOR 3 Day-to-day (elbow).

 
 
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
3 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 14.4 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.8 steals over last five games.
4 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4
5 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4
6 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4
7 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4
8 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3 Averaging 14.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.0 blocks over last five games.
9 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3
10 Greg Monroe [C] DET 3
11 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3
12 Al Jefferson   [PF,C] UTA 3
13 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3
14 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3
15 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
16 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4
17 Andrew Bogut * [C] GSW 4 Back in action (back).
18 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 2
19 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 2
20 Jermaine O'Neal [C] PHO 4 Day-to-day (personal). Should be back this week and start at center with Marcin Gortat out. Averaging 12.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last seven games.
21 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 4
22 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
23 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3 Averaging 9.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 28 minutes over last five games.
24 Robin Lopez [C] NO 3
25 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 3
26 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 3
27 Chris Kaman [PF,C] DAL 4
28 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 3
29 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3 Could see increased minutes if Andrea Bargnani (calf) misses time this week.
30 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 3
31 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3
32 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3
33 Greg Stiemsma [C] MIN 4
34 Samuel Dalembert  [C] MIL 4
35 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 4 Day-to-day (abdomen).


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