NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 1

NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 1

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



Article first appeared on 10/25/09


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:BOS, CLE, LAC, POR
Two Games:GSW, IND, MIL, UTA
One Game:NONE


Point Guards
1Rajon Rondo[PG]BOS4 
2Baron Davis[PG]LAC4 
3Chris Paul[PG]NO3 
4Maurice Williams[PG,SG]CLE4 
5Steve Nash[PG]PHO3 
6Devin Harris *[PG,SG]NJ3Day-to-day (groin) but expects to play in season opener.
7Jason Kidd[PG]DAL3 
8Chauncey Billups[PG]DEN3 
9Jose Calderon[PG]TOR3 
10Gilbert Arenas[PG]WAS3 
11Russell Westbrook[PG,SG]OKC3 
12Tony Parker[PG]SAS3Averaged career high 22.0 pts last year, but scoring could take a hit with Jefferson and a healthy Ginobili in the mix.
13Jameer Nelson[PG,SG]ORL3 
14Derrick Rose *[PG]CHI3Day-to-day (ankle) but expects to play in season opener.
15Deron Williams[PG]UTA2 
16Louis Williams[PG,SG]PHI3Minutes and opportunities for production should be plentiful -new coach Eddie Jordan expects Williams to play around 38.0 mpg.
17Rodney Stuckey[PG,SG]DET3 
18Chris Duhon[PG,SG]NYK3 
19Nate Robinson[PG,SG]NYK3 
20Raymond Felton[PG,SG]CHA3 
21Mike Conley, Jr. *[PG,SG]MEM3Day-to-day (ankle) but expects to play in season opener.
22Monta Ellis[PG,SG]GSW2Will play some point guard, but might start season as shooting guard.
23Andre Miller[PG]POR4Will start season as backup point guard to Steve Blake. Unclear as how minutes distribution will play out.
24Steve Blake[PG,SG]POR4Starter at point guard but looking at timeshare situation with Miller.
25Mike Bibby[PG]ATL3 
26Jonny Flynn[PG]MIN3 
27Tyreke Evans[PG]SAC3 
28D.J. Augustin[PG]CHA3Value just went up with Bell contemplating wrist surgery. Should start and be decent source for points, threes and assists this year.
29Mario Chalmers[PG]MIA3 
30Aaron Brooks[PG,SG]HOU3 
31T.J. Ford[PG]IND2 
32Kirk Hinrich[PG,SG]CHI3 
33Jarrett Jack[PG,SG]TOR3 
34Rafer Alston[PG]NJ3 
35Allen Iverson *[PG,SG]MEM3Missed all of preseason and hopes to play sometime this week (hamstring).


Shooting Guards
1Brandon Roy[SG]POR4 
2Dwyane Wade[SG]MIA3 
3Kobe Bryant[SG]LAL3 
4Ray Allen[SG]BOS4 
5Eric Gordon[SG]LAC4 
6Joe Johnson[SG]ATL3 
7Kevin Martin[SG]SAC3 
8Vince Carter[SG]ORL3 
9O.J. Mayo[SG]MEM3 
10Ben Gordon[SG]DET3 
11John Salmons[SG,SF]CHI3 
12Jason Terry[PG,SG]DAL3 
13Leandro Barbosa[PG,SG]PHO3Should be in line for big minutes this week with Richardson out for first two games (suspension).
14Manu Ginobili [SG]SAS3 
15Anthony Parker[SG]CLE4Looks to be starter at shooting guard while West (personal) works his way back into rotation.
16Richard Hamilton[SG]DET3 
17Michael Redd[SG,SF]MIL2 
18Courtney Lee[SG]NJ3 
19Jamal Crawford[PG,SG]ATL3 
20Stephen Jackson[SG,SF]GSW2Publicly demands trade, suspended in preseason and then gives up captain status? S-Jax should play but proceed with caution.
21Corey Brewer[SG,SF]MIN3 
22Rasual Butler[SG,SF]LAC4Strong preseason could lead to extra minutes at small forward at Al Thornton's expense.
23Marquis Daniels[SG,SF]BOS4 
24Randy Foye[PG,SG]WAS3 
25Peja Stojakovic[SG,SF]NO3Move to sixth man role could hurt minutes and production.
26Chris Douglas-Roberts[SG,SF]NJ3 
27Rudy Fernandez[PG,SG]POR4Day-to-day (back).
28Ramon Sessions[PG,SG]MIN3 
29Mickael Pietrus[SG,SF]ORL3Could start at SF with Lewis (suspension) out.
30Stephen Curry[PG,SG]GSW2Looks to have won starting shooting guard job but minutes could be inconsistent with Warriors depth in backcourt.
31Eddie House[PG,SG]BOS4 
32Aaron Afflalo[SG]DEN3Decent short-term play with J.R. Smith out for seven games (suspension).
33Anthony Morrow[SG,SF]GSW2 
34Brandon Rush[SG]IND2 
35Ronnie Brewer *[SG,SF]UTA2Day-to-day (back spasms).


Small Forwards
1LeBron James[SF]CLE4 
2Paul Pierce[SG,SF]BOS4 
3Kevin Durant[SG,SF]OKC3 
4Carmelo Anthony[SF]DEN3 
5Andre Iguodala[SG,SF]PHI3 
6Caron Butler[SF]WAS3Will be asked to do more with Jamison (shoulder) out 3-5 weeks.
7Gerald Wallace[SF,PF]CHA3 
8Rudy Gay[SG,SF]MEM3 
10Danny Granger[SF]IND2 
11Shawn Marion[SF,PF]DAL3 
12Hedo Turkoglu *[SF,PF]TOR3Day-to-day (ankle).
12Thaddeus Young[SF,PF]PHI3 
13Luol Deng[SG,SF]CHI3 
14Wilson Chandler[SF,PF]NYK3 
15Ron Artest[SF]LAL3 
16Trevor Ariza[SF]HOU3Should be decent source for points and steals but FG% could be an issue.
17Richard Jefferson[SF]SAS3 
18Marvin Williams[SF]ATL3 
19Al Thornton[SF,PF]LAC4Could start season in a timeshare with Rasual Butler.
20Tayshaun Prince[SF]DET3 
21Grant Hill[SG,SF]PHO3 
22Andres Nocioni[SF,PF]SAC3Might not start, but should see plenty of minutes with Garcia (fractured forearm) out.
23Mike Miller[SF]WAS3 
24Julian Wright[SF]NO3Starter at small forward, but likely time-share with Stojakovic.
25Shane Battier[SF]HOU3 
26Jamario Moon[SF]CLE4 
27Michael Beasley *[SF,PF]MIA3Day-to-day (shoulder, thumb).
28Corey Maggette[SF]GSW2Could see increased minutes this week at power forward if Randolph (back/knee) misses games.
29Andrei Kirilenko[SG,SF]UTA2 
30Jared Jeffries[SF,PF]NYK3 
31Desmond Mason[SF]SAC3 
32Danilo Gallinari[SF]NYK3 
33Matt Barnes[SF,PF]ORL3 
34Carlos Delfino[SG,SF]MIL2Starter at small forward for Bucks.
35Josh Howard *[SF]DAL3Could miss start of season (ankle)


Power Forwards
1Kevin Garnett[PF]BOS4 
2LaMarcus Aldridge[PF,C]POR4 
3Dirk Nowitzki[PF]DAL3 
4Chris Bosh[PF]TOR3 
5Tim Duncan[PF,C]SAS3 
6Josh Smith[SF,PF]ATL3 
7David West[PF]NO3 
8Blake Griffin[PF]LAC4Could be opening night start with Camby (ankle) injured.
9Elton Brand[PF]PHI3 
10David Lee[PF]NYK3 
11Rasheed Wallace[PF,C]BOS4 
12Jeff Green[SF,PF]OKC3 
13Al Harrington[SF,PF]NYK3 
14Boris Diaw[SF,PF]CHA3 
15Zach Randolph[PF]MEM3 
16Tyrus Thomas[SF,PF]CHI3 
17Jason Thompson[PF]SAC3 
18Luis Scola[SF,PF]HOU3 
19Pau Gasol *[PF,C]LAL3Could miss season opener (hamstring).
20Charlie Villanueva[PF]DET3Not guaranteed a starting spot as Pistons might rotate starters at PF and C depending on matchups.
21Lamar Odom[PF]LAL3 
22Travis Outlaw[SF,PF]POR4 
23Troy Murphy[PF,C]IND2 
24Kenyon Martin[PF]DEN3 
25Carlos Boozer[PF]UTA2Potential timeshare with Millsap could hurt production.
26Ryan Gomes[SF,PF]MIN3Should be opening night starter at small forward with Love (fractured hand) out.
27Antonio McDyess[PF]SAS3 
28Udonis Haslem[PF]MIA3 
29Glen Davis[PF]BOS4 
30Yi Jianlian[PF]NJ3 
31Paul Millsap[SF,PF]UTA2 
32Andray Blatche[PF,C]WAS3Could be decent source for boards and blocks with Jamison (shoulder) out 3-5 weeks.
33Brandon Bass[SF,PF]ORL3 
34Hakim Warrick[PF]MIL2 
35Anthony Randolph *[PF]GSW2Could miss the start of the regular season (back).


1Dwight Howard[C]ORL3 
2Amar'e Stoudemire[C]PHO3 
3Al Jefferson *[PF,C]MIN3Day-to-day (Achilles/illness) but should be good to go for opener.
4Shaquille O'Neal[C]CLE4 
5Greg Oden[C]POR4Finally entering a season healthy - could be double-double machine if he can stay healthy and out of foul trouble.
6Brook Lopez[C]NJ3 
7Chris Kaman[C]LAC4 
8Nene [PF,C]DEN3 
9Andrea Bargnani[PF,C]TOR3 
10Al Horford[PF,C]ATL3 
11Kendrick Perkins[C]BOS4 
12Andrew Bynum *[C]LAL3Day-to-day (shoulder).
13Brendan Haywood[C]WAS3 
14Jermaine O'Neal[PF,C]MIA3 
15Joakim Noah[C]CHI3 
16Channing Frye[PF,C]PHO3Could be decent source for points, boards and threes with Lopez out.
17Marc Gasol[C]MEM3 
18Tyson Chandler[C]CHA3 
19Marcus Camby *[C]LAC4Could miss start of regular season (ankle).
20Zydrunas Ilgauskas[C]CLE4Production will take a hit with Shaq starting at center.
21Anderson Varejao[PF,C]CLE4 
22Spencer Hawes[C]SAC3Will most likely start season on the bench to anchor second unit.
23Joel Przybilla[C]POR4 
24Drew Gooden[PF,C]SAS3 
25Samuel Dalembert[C]PHI3Being pushed for minutes by Speights. Could start season in timeshare.
26Andris Biedrins[C]GSW2 
27Mehmet Okur[C]UTA2 
28Brad Miller[C]CHI3 
29Andrew Bogut[C]MIL2 
30Emeka Okafor *[PF,C]NO3Missed all of preseason (toe) and could miss some regular season games.
31Nenad Krstic[C]OKC3 
32Chris Anderson[C]DEN3 
33Chuck Hayes[PF,C]HOU3 
34Marreese Speights[C]PHI3 
35Roy Hibbert[C]IND2 

Article first appeared on 10/25/09

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