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NBA Value Meter: The Butler Did It

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.


NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 25

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 25: April 15th - April 21st

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



Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 2 Averaging 26.6 points, 9.2 assists, 2.2 steals and 4.2 threes over last five games.
2 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 2
3 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 2
4 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 2
5 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 2
6 John Wall [PG] WAS 2
7 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 2
8 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 2
9 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 2
10 Beno Udrih [PG] ORL 2 Averaging 14.8 points, 8.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
11 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 2 Averaging 27.0 points, 9.2 assists and 2.2 threes over last five games but could be rested this week.
12 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 2
13 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 2
14 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 2 Averaging 22.2 points and 3.4 threes in 32 minutes over last two games.
15 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 2
16 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 2
17 Mo Williams [PG,SG] UTA 2
18 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 2
19 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 2 Averaging 15.6 points, 3.8 assists and 1.6 threes over last five games.
20 Andre Miller [PG,SG] DEN 2
21 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 2
22 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 2
23 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 2
24 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 2
25 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 2
26 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIN 2
27 J.J. Barea  [PG] MIN 2
28 A.J. Price [PG] WAS 2 Averaging 11.8 points and 2.2 threes over last five games.
29 Avery Bradley [PG,SG] BOS 2
30 D.J. Augustin [PG] IND 2 Could see major minutes this week if George Hill (groin) is shut down.
31 Kirk Hinrich  [PG,SG] CHI 2
32 Mike James [PG] DAL 2
33 George Hill * [PG,SG] IND 2 Day-to-day (groin).
34 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 2 Back in action but could be on minutes restriction this week.
35 Brandon Jennings * [PG] MIL 2 Day-to-day (ankle).



Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 2 Averaging 18.8 points, 8.6 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
2 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 2
3 J.R. Smith  [SG,SF] NYK 2 Averaging 25.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 threes over last five games.
4 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 2
5 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 2 Averaging 21.2 points, 2.6 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
6 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 2
7 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 2
8 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 2
9 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 2
10 J.J. Redick [SG] MIL 2
11 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 2
12 Courtney Lee [SG,SF] BOS 2 Averaging 19.0 points, 1.5 steals and 2.5 threes in 31 minutes over last two games.
13 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] BOS 2 Averaging 18.0 points, and 2.0 threes in 32 minutes over last two games.
14 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 2 Averaging 16.4 points, 3.0 threes and 1.8 steals over last five games but could be rested this week.
15 Dwyane Wade * [PG,SG] MIA 2 Day-to-day (ankle).
16 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 2 Averaging 15.6 points, 5.8 assists and 1.0 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
17 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 2
18 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 2
19 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 2
20 Jerryd Bayless [PG,SG] MEM 2
21 Wayne Ellington [SG] CLE 2
22 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 2
23 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 2
24 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 2
25 Ray Allen  [SG] MIA 2
26 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 2
27 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 2 Averaging 13.0 points and 3.5 threes in 37 minutes over last two games.
28 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 2
29 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 2
30 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 2
31 Damian Wilkins [SG] PHI 2
32 Garrett Temple [PG,SG] WAS 2
33 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 2
34 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 1 Averaging 18.8 points, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
35 Kevin Martin * [SG] OKC 2 Day-to-day (back).



Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 2
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 2
3 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 2 Averaging 20.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 threes over last five games.
4 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 2 Averaging 17.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 threes over last five games.
5 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 2
6 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 2 Averaging 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 45 minutes over last five games.
7 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 2
8 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 2
9 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 2 Averaging 17.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
10 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 2 Averaging 21.0 points, 2.0 steals and 1.8 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
11 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 2
12 Luol Deng  [SF] CHI 2
13 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 2
14 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 2
15 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 2
16 Chandler Parsons * [SF,PF] HOU 2 Day-to-day (calf).
17 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 2
18 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 2
19 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 2 Averaging 12.2 points and 2.2 threes over last five games.
20 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 2
21 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] PHO 2 Averaging 16.0 points and 2.0 threes over last two games.
22 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 2
23 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 2
24 Rashard Lewis  [SF,PF] MIA 2 Averaging 14.0 points, 1.0 steals and 2.0 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
25 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 2
26 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 2
27 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 2
28 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 2
29 Cartier Martin [SG,SF] WAS 2 Could be decent for threes this week if Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster miss time this week.
30 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 2
31 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 2
32 P.J. Tucker [SF,PF] PHO 2
33 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 2
34 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] BKN 2 Day-to-day (heel).
35 Caron Butler * [SF] LAC 2 Day-to-day (knee).



Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 2
2 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 2
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2
4 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 2
5 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 2
6 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 2
7 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 2
8 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 2
9 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 2
10 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 2
11 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 2
12 David West [PF] IND 2
13 Carlos Boozer  [PF,C] CHI 2
14 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 2 Averaging 13.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
15 John Henson [PF,C] MIL 2 Averaging 11.0 points, 14.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocks over last three games.
16 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 2
17 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 2
18 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 2
19 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 2
20 Chris Copeland [SF,PF] NYK 2 Averaging 12.4 points and 2.4 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
21 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 2
22 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 2
23 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 2 Averaging 11.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists over last five games.
24 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 2 Averaging 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals 1.2 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
25 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 1
26 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 2
27 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 2
28 Marreese Speights [PF,C] CLE 2
29 Dante Cunningham [PF] MIN 2
30 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 2
31 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 2
32 Kevin Seraphin [PF,C] WAS 2 Averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
33 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 1
34 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] SAC 2
35 Greg Smith [PF] HOU 2



Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 2 Averaging 19.8 points, 16.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
2 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 2
3 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 2
4 Greg Monroe [C] DET 2
5 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 2
6 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 2
7 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2
8 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 2
9 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 2 Averaging 24.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
10 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 2 Averaging 7.6 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
11 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 2
12 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 1
13 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 2
14 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 2
15 Nene [PF,C] WAS 2
16 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 2
17 Omer Asik [C] HOU 2
18 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 2
19 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 2
20 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 2
21 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 2
22 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 2
23 Nazr Mohammed [C] CHI 2
24 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 2
25 Chris Kaman [PF,C] DAL 2
26 Ed Davis [PF,C] MEM 2
27 Greg Stiemsma [C] MIN 2
28 Robin Lopez [C] NO 1 Averaging 14.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
29 Andre Drummond * [PF,C] DET 2 Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 12.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 27 minutes over last five games.
30 Nikola Pekovic * [C] MIN 2 Day-to-day (calf).
31 Larry Sanders * [PF,C] MIL 2 Day-to-day (back).
32 Tyson Chandler * [C] NYK 2 Day-to-day (neck).
33 Joakim Noah * [PF,C] CHI 2 Day-to-day (foot).
34 Jonas Valanciunas * [C] TOR 2 Day-to-day (neck).
35 Jermaine O'Neal * [C] PHO 2 Day-to-day (leg). Averaging 8.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocks over last three games.

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