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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 24

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 24: April 8th - April 14th

Four Games: BKN, CHI, CLE, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, NYK, PHI
Three Games: BOS, CHA, DAL, DEN, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MEM, OKC, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, WAS
Two Games: ATL, DET, ORL, UTA
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 9.8 assists, 3.4 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
2 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4
3 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
4 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4
5 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4 Averaging 13.2 points on 29% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 3 Averaging 23.8 points, 10.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.8 threes over last five games.
7 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3
8 John Wall [PG] WAS 3
9 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 3
10 Kyrie Ivring * [PG] CLE 4 Cleveland has a back-to-back this week so Irving will most likely only play in three games. Averaging 19.3 points, 6.7 assists, 2.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last three games.
11 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3 Averaging 19.6 points, 5.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
12 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3
13 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3
14 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 3
15 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 4 Averaging 17.8 points, 4.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.8 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
16 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4
17 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3 Averaging 18.8 points,8.0 assists and 2.0 threes over last five games.
18 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 3 Averaging 21.0 points, 5.2 assists and 2.6 threes over last five games.
19 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3
20 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 3
21 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3
22 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4
23 Steve Nash * [PG] LAL 4 Day-to-day (hip).
24 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIN 4
25 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 4
26 J.J. Barea  [PG] MIN 4
27 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 3
28 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 3 Averaging 13.3 points and 1.3 threes over last three games.
29 Mike James [PG] DAL 3
30 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3
31 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 2
32 Beno Udrih [PG] ORL 2 Solid play if Jameer Nelson (ankle) misses time this week. Averaging 17.6 points, 8.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
33 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 2
34 Steve Blake [PG] LAL 4 Decent short-term play for threes if Steve Nash misses time this week. Averaging 9.2 points and 2.8 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
35 Tony Parker * [PG] SAS 3 Day-to-day (ankle). Could be shut down until the playoffs.

 
 
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4 Averaging 15.8 points,7.8 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
3 J.R. Smith  [SG,SF] NYK 4 Averaging 23.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
4 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3
5 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3
6 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4
7 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 3 Averaging 18.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
8 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3 Averaging 11.0 points, 8.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
9 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3
10 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3
11 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
12 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
13 Dwyane Wade * [PG,SG] MIA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
14 J.J. Redick [SG] MIL 4
15 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4
16 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 4 Decent short-term play if Dwayne Wade misses time this week. Averaging 13.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.4 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
17 Damian Wilkins [SG] PHI 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
18 Wayne Ellington [SG] CLE 4 Averaging 9.8 points, 1.2 steals and 1.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
19 Jodie Meeks [SG] LAL 4
20 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 4
21 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 4
22 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 4
23 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3
24 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 3
25 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 3
26 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3
27 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3
28 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 3
29 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 3
30 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] MEM 3
31 Iman Shumpert [PG,SG] NYK 4
32 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 3
33 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 3
34 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 3
35 Garrett Temple [PG,SG] WAS 3

 
 
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4 Averaging 37.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.8 threes on 56% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4
3 Luol Deng  [SF] CHI 4 Averaging 20.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
4 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3
5 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 3 Averaging 24.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 threes and 1.0 blocks in 37 minutes over last five games.
6 Paul Pierce * [SF] BOS 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
7 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 23.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.5 steals over last two games.
8 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals over last five games.
9 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
10 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4 Solid play while Marco Belinelli is out. Averaging 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 42 minutes over last five games.
11 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 3
12 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 3 Value goes up with Danilo Gallinari out. Averaging 14.0 points,4.8 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 28 minutes over last five gam+F196es.
13 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3 Value goes up with Danilo Gallinari out. Averaging 16.2 points, 1.4 steals and 1.2 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
14 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3 Averaging 12.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
15 Chandler Parsons * [SF,PF] HOU 3 Day-to-day (calf).
16 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
17 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 4
18 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 4
19 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4
20 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 3 Averaging 9.8 points and 0.4 threes over last five games.
21 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 3
22 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] PHO 3
23 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 3
24 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 3
25 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 3
26 Trevor Ariza  [SF] WAS 3
27 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 3
28 Francisco Garcia [SG,SF] HOU 3 Decent short-term play if Chandler Parsons misses time this week. Averaging 11.0 points, 1.2 steals and 3.0 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
29 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3
30 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 3
31 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 2
32 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 2
33 Moe Harkless* [SF] ORL 2 Day-to-day (knee).
34 Carlos Delfino * [SG,SF] HOU 3 Day-to-day (illness).
35 Nicolas Batum * [SG,SF] POR 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).

 
 
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
2 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 4 Averaging 19.2 points and 11.4 rebounds on 52% shooting from the field over last five games.
3 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists over last five games.
4 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4
5 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
6 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
7 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3
8 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
9 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 3
10 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3
11 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3
12 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
13 David West [PF] IND 3
14 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4
15 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 4
16 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 4
17 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4
18 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 33 minutes over last two games.
19 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3
20 Kevin Garnett * [PF,C] BOS 3 Expected to return this week (ankle).
21 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 3 Averaging 11.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
22 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 3
23 Josh Smith  * [SF,PF] ATL 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
24 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 4
25 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 3 Averaging 16.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in 35 minutes over last two games.
26 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 2
27 Marreese Speights [PF,C] CLE 4
28 Dante Cunningham [PF] MIN 4
29 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 3
30 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] SAC 3
31 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3
32 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 3
33 Donatas Motiejunas [SF,PF] HOU 3
34 Greg Smith [PF] HOU 3
35 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 3

 
 
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4 Averaging 19.4 points,13.6 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
2 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4
3 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4
4 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
5 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4
6 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 4
7 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4
8 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
9 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
10 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 3 Averaging 16.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 7.8 free throws made (85%) over last five games.
11 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 3
12 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
13 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4
14 Joakim Noah * [PF,C] CHI 4 Day-to-day (foot).
15 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3
16 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3
17 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 3
18 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 2 Averaging 15.3 points, 14.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 2.0 steals over last five games.
19 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 2
20 Greg Monroe [C] DET 2
21 Al Horford * [PF,C] ATL 2 Day-to-day (hamstring).
22 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 4
23 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3
24 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 3
25 Jermaine O'Neal [C] PHO 3 Averaging 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds over last three games.
26 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3
27 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 3
28 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 3
29 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHI 4 Decent short-term play for rebounds and blocks if Joakim Noah misses time this week. Averaging 4.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
30 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
31 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3
32 Chris Kaman [PF,C] DAL 3
33 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 3
34 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 3
35 Nene [PF,C] WAS 3 Day-to-day (knee).