NBA Weekly Player Rankings: D-Rose Raining Threes

NBA Weekly Player Rankings: D-Rose Raining Threes

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NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 9
by Eric Johnson, RotoWire Writer

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.

Week 7 - December 20th - December 26th

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

Point Guards


RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Derrick Rose[PG]CHI4Averaging 24.3 points, 8.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 and 1.8 threes this season.
2Tony Parker[PG]SAS4 
3Chris Paul[PG]NO3 
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NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 9
by Eric Johnson, RotoWire Writer

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.

Week 7 - December 20th - December 26th

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

Point Guards


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RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Derrick Rose[PG]CHI4Averaging 24.3 points, 8.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 and 1.8 threes this season.
2Tony Parker[PG]SAS4 
3Chris Paul[PG]NO3 
4Russell Westbrook[PG,SG]OKC3 
5Jameer Nelson[PG,SG]ORL4 
6Steve Nash[PG]PHO3Day-to-day (neck).
7Maurice Williams[PG,SG]CLE3 
8Jrue Holiday[PG]PHI3 
9Deron Williams[PG]UTA2 
10Raymond Felton[PG,SG]NYK2 
11Jason Kidd[PG]DAL2 
12Tyreke Evans *[PG,SG]SAC2Day-to-day (foot).
13Mike Conley, Jr.[PG,SG]MEM2 
14Devin Harris[PG,SG]NJ2 
15Andre Miller[PG]POR2 
16Rodney Stuckey[PG,SG]DET2 
17Baron Davis[PG]LAC3 
18Chauncey Billups[PG]DEN3Expected back this week (wrist).
19Brandon Jennings *[PG]MIL3Day-to-day (foot).
20Stephen Curry *[PG,SG]GSW3Day-to-day (ankle).
21Kirk Hinrich[PG,SG]WAS3Should see bump in minutes with Gilbert Arenas traded to Orlando and John Wall out.
22Nate Robinson[PG,SG]BOS2Solid short-term play while Rajon Rondo (ankle) is out. Averaging 16.0 points, 5.4 assists and 2.6 threes in five starts this season.
23Mike Bibby[PG]ATL3 
24Ty Lawson[PG]DEN3Value should decrease with Chauncey Billups expected back this week.
25D.J. Augustin[PG]CHA2 
26Kyle Lowry[PG,SG]HOU2Has had a nice run as a starter but the ride is almost over with Aaron Brooks (ankle) expected back this week.
27Darren Collison[PG]IND2 
28Beno Udrih[PG,SG]SAC2 
29Luke Ridnour[PG]MIN3 
30Jonny Flynn[PG]MIN3Back in action (hip).
31Goran Dragic[PG,SG]PHO3Decent short-term play if Steve Nash (neck) misses time this week.
32Keyon Dooling[PG,SG]MIL3Decent short-term play if Brandon Jennings (foot) misses time this week.
33Jordan Farmar[PG,SG]NJ2 
34John Wall *[PG]WAS3Day-to-day (bone bruise). Could miss the entire week.
35Aaron Brooks *[PG,SG]HOU2Could make return this week (ankle).

Shooting Guards


RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Manu Ginobili[SG]SAS4 
2Dwyane Wade[SG]MIA3 
3Monta Ellis[PG,SG]GSW3 
3Jason Terry[PG,SG]DAL2 
4Joe Johnson *[SG]ATL3Back in action (elbow).
5Eric Gordon[SG]LAC3 
6Jason Richardson[SG,SF]ORL4 
7Gilbert Arenas[PG,SG]ORL4 
8Kobe Bryant[SG]LAL2 
9Nick Young[SG,SF]WAS3Should see bump in minutes and production with Gilbert Arenas traded to Orlando and John Wall hurt. Averaging 24.3 points over last three games.
10Vince Carter[SG]PHO3 
11Kevin Martin[SG]HOU2 
12Quentin Richardson[SG,SF]ORL4 
13John Salmons *[SG,SF]MIL3Back in action (back).
14Daniel Gibson[PG,SG]CLE3 
15J.J. Redick[SG]ORL4 
16Wesley Matthews[SG,SF]POR2Could see bump in production with Brandon Roy (knee) likely out this week,
17Ray Allen[SG]BOS2 
18Aaron Afflalo[SG]DEN3 
19Marcus Thornton[SG]NO3Averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 threes on 64% shooting from the field over last two games.
20J.R. Smith[SG]DEN3 
21James Harden[SG]OKC3 
22Brandon Rush[SG]IND2Averaging 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
23Richard Hamilton[SG]DET2 
24O.J. Mayo[SG]MEM2 
25Landry Fields[SG]NYK2 
26Mike Dunleavy[SG]IND2 
27CJ Miles[SG,SF]UTA2 
28Rudy Fernandez[SG,SF]POR2Should see bump in minutes and production with Brandon Roy and Nicolas Batum out.
29Jodie Meeks[SG]PHI3Getting solid minutes, but only averaging 8.8 points on 27% shooting from the field over last five games.
30Jamal Crawford *[PG,SG]ATL3Day-to-day (back).
31Louis Williams[PG,SG]PHI3 
32Marco Belinelli[PG,SG]NO3 
33Thabo Sefolosha[SG,SF]OKC3 
34Mike Miller *[SG,SF]MIA3Expected back this week (thumb).
35George Hill *[PG,SG]SAS4Day-to-day (toe). Status in jeopardy this week.

Small Forwards


RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Kevin Durant[SG,SF]OKC3 
2LeBron James[SF]MIA3 
3Carmelo Anthony[SF]DEN3 
4Luol Deng[SG,SF]CHI4 
5Richard Jefferson[SF]SAS4 
6Andre Iguodala[SG,SF]PHI3 
7Dorell Wright[SG,SF]GSW3 
8Michael Beasley[SF,PF]MIN3 
9Paul Pierce[SG,SF]BOS2 
10Danny Granger[SF]IND2 
11Wilson Chandler[SF,PF]NYK2Averaging 18.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.6 threes, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
12Rudy Gay[SG,SF]MEM2 
13Stephen Jackson[SG,SF]CHA2 
14Danilo Gallinari[SF]NYK2 
15Trevor Ariza[SF]NO3 
16Grant Hill[SG,SF]PHO3 
17Hedo Turkoglu[SF,PF]ORL4 
18Kyle Korver[SG,SF]CHI4 
19Gerald Wallace *[SF,PF]CHA2Day-to-day (ankle).
20Martell Webster *[SG,SF]MIN3Averaging 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 threes in 27 minutes in four games since returning from injury.
21Chris Douglas-Roberts[SG,SF]MIL3Getting major minute as the starting small forward. Averaging 17.0 point in 38.5 minutes over last two games.
22Thaddeus Young[SF,PF]PHI3 
23Marvin Williams[SF]ATL3 
24Reggie Williams[SF]GSW3Value should go down with Stephen Curry expected back this week. Averaging 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.6 threes over last five games.
25Andrei Kirilenko[SG,SF]UTA2 
26Caron Butler[SF]DAL2 
27Tayshaun Prince[SF]DET2 
28Shawn Marion[SF,PF]DAL2 
29Rashard Lewis[SF]WAS3 
30Ryan Gomes[SF,PF]LAC3 
31Al Thornton[SF,PF]WAS3Could see decrease in minutes with Josh Howard (knee) back and Rashard Lewis in the mix.
32Corey Brewer[SG,SF]MIN3 
33Josh Howard[SF]WAS3 
34James Jones[SF]MIA3 
35Shane Battier[SF]HOU2 

Power Forwards


RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Carlos Boozer[PF]CHI4 
2Tim Duncan[PF,C]SAS4 
3Kevin Love[PF,C]MIN3 
4Blake Griffin[PF]LAC3Averaging 23.8 points, 14.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists over last five games.
5Josh Smith[SF,PF]ATL3 
6Chris Bosh[PF,C]MIA3 
7David West[PF]NO3 
8Jeff Green[SF,PF]OKC3 
9Elton Brand[PF]PHI3 
10David Lee[PF]GSW3 
11Antawn Jamison[PF]CLE3 
12Brandon Bass[SF,PF]ORL4Solid source for points and boards as long as he stays in starting lineup. Averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds as a starter this season.
13Andray Blatche[PF,C]WAS3 
14Pau Gasol[PF,C]LAL2 
15Dirk Nowitzki[PF]DAL2 
16Zach Randolph[PF]MEM2Averaging 19.8 points and 14.4 rebounds over last five games.
17Luis Scola[SF,PF]HOU2 
18LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]POR2Will have to do more with Brandon Roy (knee) out. Scored 30 or more points in two of last three games.
19Kevin Garnett[PF]BOS2 
20Lamar Odom[PF]LAL2Value could take a hit with Andew Bynum back.
21Paul Millsap[SF,PF]UTA2 
22Taj Gibson *[PF]CHI4Day-to-day (concussion). Should see bump in minutes and production with Joakim Noah (thumb) out for two months.
23Al Harrington[SF,PF]DEN3 
24Hakim Warrick[PF]PHO3 
25Glen Davis[PF]BOS2 
26Boris Diaw[SF,PF]CHA2 
27Charlie Villanueva[PF]DET2 
28Ersan Ilyasova[SF,PF]MIL3 
29Drew Gooden[PF,C]MIL3 
30Tyrus Thomas[SF,PF]CHA2 
31Josh McRoberts[PF,C]IND2 
32Kris Humpries[PF]NJ2 
33Carl Landry[SF,PF]SAC2Should see bump in minutes with Jason Thompson (finger) out this week.
34Greg Monroe[PF,C]DET2 
35Derrick Favors[PF]NJ2 

Centers


RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1Dwight Howard[C]ORL4 
2Andrew Bogut[C]MIL3 
3Al Horford[PF,C]ATL3 
4Amare Stoudemire[C]NYK2 
5Nene[PF,C]DEN3 
6Anderson Varejeo[PF,C]CLE3Averaging 13.0 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
7Emeka Okafor[PF,C]NO3 
8Channing Frye[PF,C]PHO3 
9Spencer Hawes[C]PHI3Averaging 12.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over last five games.
10Brook Lopez[C]NJ2 
11Al Jefferson[PF,C]UTA2 
12Roy Hibbert[C]IND2 
13JaVale McGee[PF,C]WAS3 
14Serge Ibaka[PF,C]OKC3 
15Marc Gasol[C]MEM2 
16Marcus Camby *[C]POR2Day-to-day (shoulder).
17DeJuan Blair[PF,C]SAS4 
18DeAndre Jordan[C]LAC3 
19Matt Bonner[PF,C]SAS4 
20Zydrunas Ilgauskas[C]MIA3 
21Darko Milicic *[PF,C]MIN3Day-to-day (ankle).
22Andris Biedrins *[C]GSW3Day-to-day (ankle).
23Tyson Chandler[C]DAL2 
24Nazr Mohammed[C]CHA2 
25Shaquille O'Neal *[C]BOS2Back in action (calf).
26Ben Wallace[C]DET2 
27DeMarcus Cousins *[C]SAC2Day-to-day (wrist, ankle). Averaging 13.0 points and 8.2 rebounds over last five games.
28Robin Lopez[C]PHO3 
29Andrew Bynum[C]LAL2Back in action (knee).
30Samuel Dalembert[C]SAC2 
31Brendan Haywood[C]DAL2 
32Andrea Bargnani *[PF,C]TOR1Day-to-day (knee). Missed Sunday's game.
33Joel Anthony[C]MIA3Averaging 3.0 blocks over last five games.
34Dante Cunningham[PF,C]POR2Could be starting center by default this week if Marcus Camby and Joel Przybilla miss time.
34Kosta Koufos[C]MIN2Could be starting center by default this week if Marcus Camby and Joel Przybilla miss time.
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