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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 22

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 22: March 25th - March 31st

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: ATL, BOS, IND, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIA, MIN, NO, NYK, ORL, PHI, UTA, WAS
Three Games: BKN, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, HOU, MIL, OKC, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR
Two Games: NONE
= new to Value Meter
   
 
 
Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 8.8 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
2 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4
3 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
4 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4
5 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 7.6 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 threes over last five games.
6 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4
7 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4
8 Jameer Nelson  [PG] ORL 4
9 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3 Averaging 23.8 points, 8.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.4 threes over last five games.
10 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3
11 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3
12 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 10.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals over last five games.
13 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
14 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3
15 Tony Parker * [PG] SAS 3 Back in action (ankle).
16 Stephen Curry * [PG] GSW 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
17 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4
18 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4
19 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] MEM 4 Averaging 20.2 points and 2.6 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
20 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4 Averaging 11.4 points, 2.2 threes and 1.6 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
21 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 4
22 Mo Williams [PG,SG] UTA 4
23 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 3
24 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3
25 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3
26 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3
27 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (heel).
28 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 3
29 J.J. Barea  [PG] MIN 4
30 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIN 4
31 Beno Udrih [PG] ORL 4 Could see bump in minutes and production with Aaron Afflalo (hamstring) shut down. Averaging 13.0 points and 6.5 assists over last two games.
32 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 3
33 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 3 Back in action (ankle).
34 Shaun Livingston [PG] CLE 3
35 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3 Averaging 13.0 points, 3.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 25 minutes over last five games.

 
 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4
2 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4
3 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
4 J.R. Smith  [SG,SF] NYK 4
5 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3
6 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3
7 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3 Averaging 20.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
8 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3
9 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 3.4 threes and 1.8 steals over last five games.
10 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 4
11 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4 No back-to-backs this week so Gordon might play in all four games. Averaging 14.0 points on 41% shooting from the field over last four games.
12 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 3
13 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3
14 Joe Johnson * [SG,SF] BKN 3 Day-to-day (heel).
15 Garrett Temple [PG,SG] WAS 4 Value goes up with Bradley Beal (ankle) out. Averaging 9.4 points, 2.0 steals and 1.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
16 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 4
17 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 4
18 Damian Wilkins [SG] PHI 4
19 Devin Harris [PG,SG] ATL 4
20 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4
21 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 4
22 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3 Only averaging 11.0 points and 1.0 threes over last five games.
23 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
24 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 3
25 J.J. Redick [SG] MIL 3
26 Manu Ginobili  [SG,SF] SAS 3
27 Wayne Ellington [SG] CLE 3 Decent short-term play for points and 3's with Dion Waiters out. Averaging 14.3 points and 2.3 threes in 27 minutes over last four games.
28 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 3
29 Marco Belinelli [SG] CHI 3
30 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3
31 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3 Value goes down with Brandon Knight (ankle) back.
32 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 3
33 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3
34 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 3 Averaging 11.2 points and 2.0 threes over last five games.
35 Terrence Ross [SG] TOR 3 Could see bump in minutes if Rudy Gay (back) misses time this week.

 
 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4
2 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 4
3 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4
4 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3
5 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.8 steals, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 threes in 37 minutes over last five games.
6 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
7 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
8 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4
9 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 4 Averaging 12.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 36 minutes over last five games.
10 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3 Averaging 11.4 points, 5.4 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.8 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
11 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 16.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.5 threes over last five games.
12 Trevor Ariza  * [SF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (flu). Averaging 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 threes in 32 minutes over last two games.
13 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 4 Back in action but might be on minutes restriction this week.
14 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4
15 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4
16 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
17 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3
18 Luol Deng  [SF] CHI 3
19 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3 Averaging 11.4 points and 0.8 threes on 40% shooting from the field over last five games.
20 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4
21 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 4
22 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4
23 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4
24 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4
25 Shawn Marion * [SF,PF] DAL 3 Back in action (calf).
26 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3 Solid play for points, 3's and steals while Wilson Chandler is out. Averaging 13.8 points, 3.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
27 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 3
28 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 3
29 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3
30 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] PHO 3
31 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 3
32 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 3 Could see bump in minutes if Rudy Gay (back) misses time this week.
33 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 3
34 Wilson Chandler * [SG,SF] DEN 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
35 Rudy Gay * [SF,PF] TOR 3 Day-to-day (back).

 
 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 4
2 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4
3 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4
4 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
5 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 4
6 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
7 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 25.5 points, 15.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.0 blocks over last five games.
8 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3 Averaging 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
9 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3
10 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 3
11 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 3
12 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
13 Pau Gasol  * [PF,C] LAL 4 Back in action (foot).
14 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 4
15 Kenyon Martin [PF] NYK 4 Averaging 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in 32 minutes over last two games.
16 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4
17 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4 Decent  play for points and rebounds while David West (back) is out. Averaging 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds over last five games.
18 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
19 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3 Averaging 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
20 David West * [PF] IND 4 Day-to-day (back).
21 Kevin Garnett * [PF,C] BOS 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
22 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4
23 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4
24 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 3 Averaging 7.4 points and 16.8 rebounds on 92% shooting from the line.
25 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 3 Averaging 10.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
26 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 3 Value goes up with Jermaine O'Neal out.
27 Ersan Ilyasova * [PF] MIL 3 Day-to-day (back).
28 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3
29 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 4
30 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 4
31 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 3 Should see bump in minutes and production if Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) misses time this week.
32 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3
33 Jason Maxiell [PF] DET 3
34 Elton Brand  [PF,C] DAL 3
35 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] SAC 3

 
 
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.4 blocks over last five games.
2 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
3 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4
4 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
5 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 4
6 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4
7 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4
8 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 4 Back in action (abdomen).
9 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4
10 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3
11 Greg Monroe [C] DET 3
12 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3
13 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3
14 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
15 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3
16 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3
17 Tyson Chandler * [C] NYK 4 Day-to-day (knee).
18 Nikola Vucevic * [PF,C] ORL 4 Day-to-day (concussion).
19 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 4 Value goes up with Marc Gasol (abdominal) out indefinitely. Should be decent source for rebounds and blocks.
21 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4
22 Kyle O'Quinn [C] ORL 4 Decent short-term play if Nicola Vucevic (concussion) misses time this week. Averaging 11.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in 26 minutes over last two games.
23 Enes Kanter [C] UTA 4
24 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
25 Joakim Noah * [PF,C] CHI 3 Day-to-day (foot).
25 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3
26 Samuel Dalembert  [C] MIL 3 Decent short-term play for rebounds if Ersan Ilyasova (back) misses time this week. Averaging 9.3 points and 9.0 rebounds in 21 minutes over last three games.
27 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 3
28 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3
29 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 3
30 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3
31 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3
32 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 3 Averaging 13.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in 24 minutes over last five games.
33 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3
34 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 3
35 Marc Gasol * [C] MEM 4 Out indefinitely (abdominal strain).
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