NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 19

NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 19

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

THE VALUE METER
By Eric Johnson
RotoWire Staff Writer

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 19

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

 

Point Guards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Devin HarrisNJ4Day-to-day (flu). Averaging 27.0 points, 7.0 assists, 2.2 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
2Tony ParkerSAS4Averaging 29.0 points and 9.0 assists over last three games but scoring could decrease this week with Duncan (knee) due back.
3Chauncey BillupsDEN4 
4Chris PaulNO3 
5Russell WestbrookOKC4Will have to do more with Durant (ankle) out. Averaging 24.4 points, 6.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
6Steve Nash *PHO4Day-to-day (ankle)
7Mike BibbyATL4 
8Jason KiddDAL4 
9Deron WilliamsUTA3 
10Nate RobinsonNYK3 
11Maurice WilliamsCLE4Production could decrease a bit with West back.
12Andre MillerPHI3 
13Rajon RondoBOS3 
14Baron DavisLAC3 
15Randy FoyeMIN3 
16Jose CalderonTOR3 
17Mike Conley, Jr. MEM4 
18Jamal CrawfordGSW4 
19Raymond FeltonCHA3 
20Aaron BrooksHOU4 
21Ramon SessionsMIL4Ridnour's return has resulted in decreased minutes and production. Averaging 14.0 points and 5.6 assists in 30.0 minutes over last five games.
22Jarrett JackIND3Quietly averaging 20.2 points, 4.4 assists. 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals over last five games.
23Derrick RoseCHI3 
24Chris DuhonNYK3 
25Rafer AlstonORL3 
26T.J. FordIND3 
27Mario ChalmersMIA4 
28Luke RidnourMIL4 
29Rodney StuckeyDET3Production could increase with Iverson (back) out.
30Allen Iverson *DET3Day-to-day (back)
31Steve BlakePOR3 
32Sebastian TelfairMIN3 
33Kirk HinrichCHI3 
34C.J. WatsonGSW4Could see bump in minutes as Warriors begin playing their young guys.
35D.J. AugustinCHA3 

 

Shooting Guards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Dwyane WadeMIA4 
2Vince CarterNJ4 
3Joe JohnsonATL4 
4Leandro Barbosa PHO4Averaging 21.0 points, 4.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 steals over last five games.
5O.J. MayoMEM4 
6Jason Richardson PHO4 
7Brandon RoyPOR3 
8Ray AllenBOS3Averaging 23.2 points and 4.0 threes over last five games.
9Kobe BryantLAL2 
10Richard HamiltonDET3 
11Ben GordonCHI3 
12Peja Stojakovic NO3 
13Delonte WestCLE4 
14Charlie BellMIL4Averaging 16.0 points and 3.0 threes made over last five games.
15Thabo SefoloshaOKC4Should see plenty of minutes with Durant (ankle) out. Averaging 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds over last two games.
16Marquis DanielsIND3 
17Kevin MartinSAC2Averaging 22.0 points, 3.5 threes made and 3.0 steals over last two games.
18Larry HughesNYK3 
19Rasual ButlerNO3 
20Raja BellCHA3 
21Michael FinleySAS4Averaging 13.4 points and 2.6 threes made over last five games.
22J.R. SmithDEN4 
23Roger MasonSAS4 
24Louis WilliamsPHI3 
25Anthony ParkerTOR3 
26Eric Gordon *LAC3Day-to-day (shoulder)
27Rudy FernandezPOR3 
28Antoine WrightDAL4 
29Linas KleizaDEN4 
30Daequan CookMIA4 
31Von WaferHOU4 
32Daniel GibsonCLE4 
33Marco BelinelliGSW4 
34CJ MilesUTA3 
35Courtney LeeORL3 

 

Small Forwards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1LeBron JamesCLE4 
2Ron ArtestHOU4Averaging 22.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.4 threes and 2.4 steals over last five games.
3Stephen JacksonGSW4 
4Carmelo AnthonyDEN4 
5Caron ButlerWAS4 
6Josh SmithATL4 
7Josh HowardDAL4 
8Richard JeffersonMIL4 
9Rudy GayMEM4 
10Andre IguodalaPHI3 
11Paul PierceBOS3 
12Gerald WallaceCHA3 
13Hedo Turkoglu ORL3 
14Ryan GomesMIN3 
15Mike MillerMIN3 
16Rashard LewisORL3 
17Ronnie BrewerUTA3Averaging 19.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 steals over last five games.
18John SalmonsCHI3Should be in line for increased minutes and production with Deng (stress fracture) out.
19Marvin WilliamsATL4 
20Corey MaggetteGSW4In jeopardy of missing a game this week as Warriors start to play their young guys.
21Matt BarnesPHO4 
22Kelenna AzubuikeGSW4 
23Grant HillPHO4 
24Al ThorntonLAC3 
25Shane BattierHOU4 
26Dominic McGuireWAS4 
27Andrei KirilenkoUTA3 
28Tayshaun PrinceDET3 
29Jamario MoonMIA4 
30Bobby SimmonsNJ4 
31Wally SzczerbiakCLE4 
32Wilson ChandlerNYK3Move to bench has hurt production. Only averaging 5.0 points in 22.0 minutes over last two games.
33James PoseyNO3 
34Francisco GarciaSAC2 
35Kevin Durant *OKC4Doubtful to play this week (ankle)

 

Power Forwards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Dirk NowitzkiDAL4 
2Antawn JamisonWAS4 
3Tim Duncan *SAS4Day-to-day (knee)
4Jeff GreenOKC4Becomes number one scoring option with Durant (ankle) out.
5Charlie VillanuevaMIL4 
6David WestNO3 
7Chris BoshTOR3 
8Emeka OkaforCHA3 
9Boris DiawCHA3Flashing all around game recently. Averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
10David LeeNYK3 
11Zach RandolphLAC3 
12Luis ScolaHOU4Double-doubles in four of last five games. Averaging 14.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals during this stretch.
13Shawn MarionTOR3Averaging 15.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in five games with the Raptors.
14Al HarringtonNYK3 
15Andrea BargnaniTOR3 
16Rasheed WallaceDET3 
17Kenyon MartinDEN4 
18Tyrus ThomasCHI3 
19Antonio McDyessDET3 
20Kevin LoveMIN3 
21Paul MillsapUTA3 
22Michael BeasleyMIA4 
23Udonis HaslemMIA4 
24Thaddeus YoungPHI3 
25Lamar OdomLAL2 
25Yi JianlianNJ4 
26Luc Mbah a MouteMIL4 
27Brandon BassDAL4 
28Travis OutlawPOR3 
29Vladimir Radmonovic CHA3 
30Carlos BoozerUTA3Only averaging 6.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 20.3 minutes since returning from injury.
31Anthony RandolphGSW4 
32Hakim WarrickMEM4 
33Darrell ArthurMEM4 
34Craig SmithMIN3 
35Glen DavisBOS3 

 

Centers
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Yao MingHOU4 
2Shaquille O'NealPHO4Averaging 23.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on 67% shooting from the field and 69% shooting from the line over last five games.
3Dwight HowardORL3 
4Al HorfordATL4 
5Brook LopezNJ4 
6Troy MurphyIND3 
7Mehmet OkurUTA3 
8Marcus CambyLAC3 
9Jermaine O'NealMIA4 
10Zydrunas IlgauskasCLE4 
11LaMarcus AldridgePOR3 
12Nene DEN4 
13Chris AndersonDEN4Averaging 7.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks over last five games.
14Marc GasolMEM4 
15Anderson VarejaoCLE4Should see bump in minutes and production Wallace (broken leg) out.
16Samuel DalembertPHI3 
17Andris Biedrins *GSW4Will miss Friday's game (coaches decision).
18Tyson ChandlerNO3 
19Kendrick PerkinsBOS3 
20Joel PrzybillaPOR3 
21Pau GasolLAL2 
22Matt BonnerSAS4 
23Erick DampierDAL4 
24Nenad KrsticOKC4 
25Nick CollisonOKC4 
26Brad MillerCHI3 
27Joakim NoahCHI3 
28Andray BlatcheWAS4 
29JaVale McGeeWAS4 
30Francisco ElsonMIL4 
31Ronny TuriafGSW4 
32Zaza PachuliaATL4 
33Jeff FosterIND3 
34Spencer HawesSAC2 
35Greg Oden *POR3Day-to-day (knee)

Article first appeared on 3/1/09

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