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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 23

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 23: April 1st - April 7th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, HOU, MEM, MIL, MIN, NYK, ORL, POR, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Three Games: BKN, DEN, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MIA, NO, OKC, PHI, PHO, SAC
Two Games: NONE
= new to Value Meter



Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Averaging 27.6 points, 8.2 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 10.2 free throws made over last five games.
2 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 7.4 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
3 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4
5 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4
6 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 8.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals over last five games.
6 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4 Averaging 21.8 points and 7.8 assists on 53% shooting in four games since returning from injury.
7 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 3
8 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3
9 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 3
10 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3
11 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
12 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4
13 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 4
14 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4
15 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4
16 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 8.8 points on 25% shooting from the field over last five games.
17 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4
18 Mo Williams [PG,SG] UTA 4
19 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 3
20 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3
21 Beno Udrih [PG] ORL 4 Decent short-term play while Jameer Nelson (ankle) is out. Averaging 11.8 points, 6.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
22 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIN 4
23 J.J. Barea  [PG] MIN 4
24 Mike James [PG] DAL 4
25 Shaun Livingston [PG] CLE 4
26 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 4
27 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 3
28 Brian Roberts [PG] NO 3 Decent short-term play if Greivis Vasquez (ankle) misses time. Averaging 11.7 points, 10.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 threes in three starts this year.
29 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 3 Solid play with Ty Lawson out. Averaging 13.4 points, 6.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 34 minutes over last five games,.
30 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3
31 Steve Nash * [PG] LAL 3 Day-to-day (hip).
32 Jameer Nelson  * [PG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
33 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (heel).
34 Greivis Vasquez * [PG,SG] NO 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
35 Kyrie Ivring * [PG] CLE 4 Could maker return this week (shoulder).

 
 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 J.R. Smith  [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 28.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.4 threes on 57% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4
3 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4 Averaging 24.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
4 James Harden * [SG,SF] HOU 4 Day-to-day (knee).
5 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
6 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 3
7 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3
8 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
9 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4 Could see bump in minutes if Manu Ginobili (hamstring) misses time this week. Averaging 11.8 points, 1.2 blocks and 2.8 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
10 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
11 Wayne Ellington [SG] CLE 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 1.8 steals and 1.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
12 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4
13 J.J. Redick [SG] MIL 4
14 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Could see bump in minutes if Brandon Knight (ankle) misses time this week.
15 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 3
16 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3
17 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3
18 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 3
20 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] MEM 4 Averaging 17.2 points and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
21 O.J. Mayo * [SG] DAL 4 Day-to-day (shoulder). Averaging 8.4 points on 32% shooting from the field over last five games.
22 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] ATL 4 Back in action (foot).
23 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 4
24 Garrett Temple [PG,SG] WAS 4
25 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 3
26 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3
26 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 3 Starting at shooting guard with Metta World Peace out. Averaging 11.8 points, 2.0 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
27 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3
28 Damian Wilkins [SG] PHI 3
29 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 3
30 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 4
31 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 4
32 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 3
33 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 3
34 Manu Ginobili  * [SG,SF] SAS 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
35 Joe Johnson * [SG,SF] BKN 3 Day-to-day (heel).

 
 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4
2 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 4
3 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 4 Averaging 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
4 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1,2 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
5 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3
6 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3
7 Luol Deng  [SF] CHI 4 Averaging 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 threes over last four games.
8 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 4
9 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4
10 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 threes over last five games.
11 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 4
12 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4
13 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4
14 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
15 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 4
16 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4
17 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4 Decent short-term play while Marco Belinelli is out. Averaging 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
18 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 4
19 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4
20 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 4
21 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4
22 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
23 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 4
24 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 4
25 Trevor Ariza  [SF] WAS 4
26 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3
27 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
28 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 15.0 points, 1.4 steals and 2.6 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
29 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 3
30 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 3
31 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3
32 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3
33 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3
34 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3
35 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 3

 
 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
2 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 4
3 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 4 Averaging 25.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 threes over last five games.
4 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4
5 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4
6 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 4
7 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 4
8 LaMarcus Aldridge * [PF,C] POR 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
9 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3
10 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3
11 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
12 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3
13 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
14 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3
15 David West * [PF] IND 3 Back in action (back).
16 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 3 Averaging 10.4 points and 16.8 rebounds over last five games.
17 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3
18 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
19 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 11.6 points and 8.2 rebounds over last five games but only shooting 40% from the line.
20 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 threes over last five games.
21 Kenyon Martin [PF] NYK 4 Averaging 11.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
22 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4
23 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4
24 Elton Brand  [PF,C] DAL 4
25 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 4
26 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3 Averaging 10.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games/
27 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 3 Averaging 15.6 points and 5.8 rebounds over last five games.
28 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3 Averaging 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 26 minutes over last five games.
29 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3
30 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 3
31 Greg Smith [PF] HOU 4 Averaging 7.8 points and 10.0 rebounds in 25 minutes over last five games.
32 Jason Maxiell [PF] DET 4
33 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 3
34 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] SAC 3
35 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 3

 
 
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 4 Averaging 18.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
2 Greg Monroe [C] DET 4
3 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4
4 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
5 Nikola Vucevic * [PF,C] ORL 4 Back in action (concussion).
6 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
7 Al Horford * [PF,C] ATL 4 Day-to-day (illness).
8 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 4
9 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4
10 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4
11 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
12 Joakim Noah * [PF,C] CHI 4 Day-to-day (foot).
13 Tyson Chandler * [C] NYK 4 Day-to-day (knee).
14 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3 Averaging 19.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last five games.
15 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
16 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 3
17 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3
18 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3
19 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 3
20 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 33 minutes over last five games.
21 Andre Drummond * [PF,C] DET 4 Back in action (back). Started first game back at power forward.
22 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 4
23 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 9.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
24 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4
25 Robin Lopez [C] NO 3 Averaging 11.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
26 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4
27 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3
28 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
29 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 3
30 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 3
31 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3
32 Nene * [PF,C] WAS 4 Day-to-day (knee).
33 Kyle O'Quinn [C] ORL 4
34 Samuel Dalembert  [C] MIL 4
35 Greg Stiemsma [C] MIN 4
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