NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Value Meter-Week 16
NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Value Meter-Week 16

This article is part of our NBA Weekly Player Rankings series.

THE VALUE METER
By Eric Johnson
RotoWire Staff Writer

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 16

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our player's projected output and number of games. It assumes an eight-category roto style 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.

 

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

 

Point Guards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Steve NashPHO2 
2Jose CalderonTOR2 
3Allen IversonDET2 
4Chauncey BillupsDEN2 
5Rajon RondoBOS2Averaging 12.2 points, 9.4 assists and 6.8 rebounds over last five games.
6Baron DavisLAC2 
7Jamal CrawfordGSW2 
8Jason KiddDAL2 
9Tony ParkerSAS2 
10Andre MillerPHI2 
11Chris Paul *NO2Day-to-day (groin)
12Maurice WilliamsCLE2 
13Raymond FeltonCHA2 
14T.J. FordIND2 
15Derrick RoseCHI2 
16Russell WestbrookOKC2 
17Ramon SessionsMIL2Don't expect 44 and 12 every night, but should be a great play with Ridnour (thumb) out.
18Rodney StuckeyDET2 
19Chris DuhonNYK2 
20Mike Conley, Jr. MEM2Averaging 14.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds over last five games. Should continue to see 35+ minutes with Lowry (ankle) out.
21Rafer AlstonHOU2 
22Deron WilliamsUTA1Scored 34 or more points in three of last four games. Averaging 31.8 points and 8.3 assists over last four games.
23Devin HarrisNJ1 
24Mario ChalmersMIA2 
25Derek FisherLAL2 
26Beno UdrihSAC2 
27D.J. AugustinCHA2Should see plenty of minutes in backcourt with Bell (groin) out.
28Mike JamesWAS2 
29Jarrett JackIND2 
30Randy FoyeMIN1 
31Nate RobinsonNYK2 
32Mike Bibby *ATL2Day-to-day (foot)
33Jose Juan BareaDAL2Should see increased minutes with Terry (finger) out.
34Earl WatsonOKC2 
35Kirk HinrichCHI2 

 

Shooting Guards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Dwyane WadeMIA2 
2Kobe BryantLAL2 
3Brandon RoyPOR2 
4Kevin MartinSAC2Scored 37 points in two of last three games.
5Joe JohnsonATL2 
6Peja Stojakovic NO2Has stepped up with Paul out. Averaging 26.0 points and 5.0 threes over last two games.
7O.J. MayoMEM2Will have to do more offensively if Gay (foot) continues to miss time.
8Tracy McGradyHOU2 
9Ray AllenBOS2 
10Manu Ginobili SAS2 
11Jason Richardson PHO2 
12Ben GordonCHI2 
13Richard HamiltonDET2 
14Mike Dunleavy IND2 
15Eric GordonLAC2 
16Monta EllisGSW2Only averaging 12.0 points and 2.6 assists on 36% shooting from the field since returning to action.
17Vince CarterNJ1 
18Anthony ParkerTOR2 
19Charlie BellMIL2Will see more minutes in Bucks backcourt with Ridnour (finger) out.
20Rasual ButlerNO2 
21J.R. SmithDEN2 
22Leandro Barbosa PHO2 
23Louis WilliamsPHI2 
24Roger MasonSAS2 
25Joey GrahamTOR2 
26Rudy FernandezPOR2 
27Nick YoungWAS2 
28Linas KleizaDEN2 
29Ricky DavisLAC2 
30Michael FinleySAS2 
31Daniel GibsonCLE2 
32Willie GreenPHI2 
33Eddie HouseBOS2 
34Jason KaponoTOR2 
35Keith BogansMIL2 

 

Small Forwards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1LeBron JamesCLE2 
2Danny GrangerIND2 
3Kevin DurantOKC2 
4Stephen JacksonGSW2Flashing all around game recently. Averaging 23.6 points, 7.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
5Carmelo AnthonyDEN2 
6Paul PierceBOS2 
7Josh SmithATL2 
8Andre IguodalaPHI2 
9Caron Butler *WAS2Day-to-day (flu)
10Luol DengCHI2 
11Josh HowardDAL2 
12Corey MaggetteGSW2 
13Ron ArtestHOU2 
14John SalmonsSAC2 
15Richard JeffersonMIL2 
16Marvin WilliamsATL2Scored 23 or more points in two of last three games. Averaging 18.6 points and 8.2 rebounds over last five games.
17Al ThorntonLAC2Feast of famine offensively. Point totals for last five games are: 5, 9, 27, 9, 31.
18Tayshaun PrinceDET2 
19Rudy Gay *MEM2Day-to-day (hip flexor)
20Grant HillPHO2 
21Hedo Turkoglu ORL1Playing more point guard with Nelson out. Averaging 20.0 points and 8.5 assists over two games.
22Rashard LewisORL1 
23Francisco GarciaSAC2 
24Kelenna AzubuikeGSW2 
25Wally SzczerbiakCLE2Averaging 13.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes in 42.0 minutes over last two games.
26Wilson ChandlerNYK2 
27James PoseyNO2 
28Shane BattierHOU2 
29Quentin RichardsonNYK2 
30Tim ThomasNYK2 
31Luke WaltonLAL2 
32Dominic McGuireWAS2 
33Andres NocioniCHI2 
34Jamario MoonTOR2 
35Trevor ArizaLAL2 

 

Power Forwards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Dirk NowitzkiDAL2 
2Tim DuncanSAS2 
3Antawn JamisonWAS2 
4David WestNO2 
5Kevin GarnettBOS2 
6Zach RandolphLAC2Quickly returning to pre-injury form. Averaging 30.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 threes over last two games.
7Emeka OkaforCHA2 
8Charlie VillanuevaMIL2Scored 26 or more points in four of last five games. Averaging 25.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists during this stretch.
9Al HarringtonNYK2 
10David LeeNYK2 
11Rasheed WallaceDET2 
12Boris DiawCHA2 
13Lamar OdomLAL2Averaging 12.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks as starter this season.
14Jeff GreenOKC2 
15Andrea BargnaniTOR2 
16Kenyon MartinDEN2 
17Shawn MarionMIA2 
18Tyrus ThomasCHI2 
19Luis ScolaHOU2 
20Hakim WarrickMEM2 
21Thaddeus YoungPHI2 
22Udonis HaslemMIA2 
23Jason ThompsonSAC2 
24Travis OutlawPOR2 
25Michael BeasleyMIA2 
26Antonio McDyessDET2 
27Luc Mbah a MouteMIL2 
28Brandon BassDAL2 
29Paul MillsapUTA1Production has dipped recently. Averaging 10.6 points and 6.6 rebounds over last five games.
30Vladimir Radmonovic CHA2 
31Darius SongaliaWAS2 
32Amir JohnsonDET2 
33Kevin LoveMIN1 
34Ryan AndersonNJ1Averaging 13.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 threes over last five games.
35Darrell Arthur *MEM2Day-to-day (personal)

 

Centers
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Pau GasolLAL2Picked up game with Bynum out. Averaging 26.2 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists on 67% shooting from the field over last five games.
2Yao MingHOU2 
3Amar'e StoudemirePHO2 
4Marcus CambyLAC2Blocks have disappeared. Averaging 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
5Shaquille O'NealPHO2 
6Troy MurphyIND2 
7Nene DEN2 
8LaMarcus AldridgePOR2 
9Jermaine O'NealTOR2Will have to do more with Bosh (knee) out. Averaging 16.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocks over last five games.
10Samuel DalembertPHI2 
11Zydrunas IlgauskasCLE2 
12Al JeffersonMIN1 
13Dwight HowardORL1 
14Kendrick PerkinsBOS2 
15Ronny TuriafGSW2Will start at center with Biedrins (ankle) out. Should be decent source for boards and blocks.
16Spencer HawesSAC2 
17Marc GasolMEM2 
18Al HorfordATL2Has struggled since returning from injury. Only averaging 5.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 26.3 minutes over last three games.
19Joakim NoahCHI2 
20Mehmet OkurUTA1 
21Brook LopezNJ1 
22Erick DampierDAL2 
23Nick CollisonOKC2 
24Matt BonnerSAS2 
25Anderson VarejaoCLE2 
26Nenad KrsticOKC2Day-to-day (flu)
27Chris AndersonDEN2 
28Greg OdenPOR2Early foul trouble continues to hurt production. Averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds over last five games.
29Joel PrzybillaPOR2 
30JaVale McGeeWAS2 
31Ben WallaceCLE2 
32Jeff FosterIND2 
33Francisco ElsonMIL2 
34Marreese SpeightsPHI2 
35Tyson Chandler *NO2Day-to-day (ankle)

Article first appeared on 2/8/09

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