NBA Value Meter: Week 12

By Eric Johnson

Rotowire.com

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.

Four Games: ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, DAL, DEN, HOU, LAC, MEM, OKC, ORL, SAC, TOR, WAS
Three Games: BKN, CLE, GSW, IND, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, POR, SAS
Two Games: DET, PHI, PHO, UTA



One Game: NYK




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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4 Averaging 23.4 points, 7.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
2 Chris Paul† [PG] LAC 4
3 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3 Averaging 21.4 points, 5.6 assists, 2.8 threes and 2.0 steals over last five games.
4 Jameer Nelson† [PG] ORL 4 Averaging 22.6 points, 8.2 assists, 3.2 threes and 1.4 steals over last four games.
5 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
6 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 5.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 three and 3.2 steals over last five games.
7 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4
8 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4
9 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
10 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3
11 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 3
12 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3
13 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3
14 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3
15 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 3
16 Deron Williams * [PG] BKN 3 Day-to-day (thigh).
17 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 4
18 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4
19 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Point guard to own right now in Calderon/Lowry timeshare. Averaging 10.4 points, 8.8 assists and 1.4 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
20 John Wall * [PG] WAS 4 Back in action (knee) but will most likely be on minutes restriction this week.
21 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 9.2 points, 6.2 assists,1.2 steals and 1.8 threes in 23 minutes over last five games.
22 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3
23 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 2
24 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 4
25 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4
2 Kobe Bryant† [SG] LAL 3
3 Paul George * [SG,SF] IND 3 Day-to-day (flu).
4 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 4
5 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4
6 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4
7 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
8 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 1.8 steals and 2.2 threes in 39 minutes over last five games.
9 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 3
10 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3
11 Manu Ginobili† [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 16.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.4 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
12 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3
13 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 3
14 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
15 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3
16 Alexey Shved [PG,SG] MIN 3 Averaging 12.6 points, 5.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes in 36 minutes over last five games.
17 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4
18 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
19 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4
20 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 4
21 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 4 Value goes down if move back to sixth man is permanent. Averaging 9.0 points on 30% shooting from the field in 27 minutes over last three games.
22 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4
23 Landry Fields TOR 4 Averaging 9.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 38 minutes over last two games.
24 Jamal Crawford† [PG,SG] LAC 4
25 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4

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Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4
2 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3
3 Luol Deng† [SF] CHI 4
4 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 4
5 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] MEM 4
6 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4
7 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4
8 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3
9 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.4 threes over last five games.
10 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 3
11 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
12 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 2.4 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
13 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 1.0 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
14 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4
15 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 4
16 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4
17 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3 Averaging 7.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
18 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4 Averaging 10.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
19 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4
20 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4
21 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 4
22 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 1
23 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 1.2 steals and 2.2 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
24 James Johnson [SF,PF] SAC 4
25 Steve Novak [SF,PF] NYK 4

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Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith† [SF,PF] ATL 4
2 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4
3 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4
4 Serge Ibaka * [PF,C] OKC 4 Day-to-day (chest).
5 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4
6 Carlos Boozer† [PF,C] CHI 4
7 Dirk Nowitzki† [PF] DAL 4
8 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 4
9 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
10 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3
11 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3 Value goes up with Anderson Varejao (knee) out for 6-8 weeks. Averaging 13.7 points and 12.0 rebounds in 36 minutes over last ten games.
12 LaMarcus Aldridge * [PF,C] POR 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
13 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3
14 David West [PF] IND 3
15 Ed Davis [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 12.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in 33 minutes over last five games.
16 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3 Only averaging 8.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 21 minutes over last five games.
17 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3 Value goes up with coaching change in Milwaukee. Averaging11.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.3 threes in 26 minutes over last four games.
18 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 2 Back on track after slow start to the season. Averaging 17.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
19 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 2
20 Pau Gasol† * [PF,C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (concussion).
21 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 4 Averaging 10.2 points and 10.2 rebounds in 27 minutes over last five games.
22 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 3 Solid source for rebounds while Kris Humphries (ankle) it out. Averaging 5.3 points and 16.7 rebounds over last three games.
23 Dante Cunningham [PF] MIN 3
24 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 3 Decent short-term play with Pau Gasol (concussion) out. Averaging 11.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 33 minutes over last two games.
25 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 3

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Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 14.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
2 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4
3 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4
4 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
5 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
6 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3 Scoring is inconsistent but averaging 8.2 rebounds and 4.8 blocks in only 25 minutes over last five games.
7 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3 Double-double machine with Kevin Love (finger) out. Averaging 18.4 points and 11.0 rebounds over last five games.
8 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
9 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4
10 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3
11 Chris Bosh† [PF,C] MIA 3
12 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3
13 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
14 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks in 28 minutes over last five games.
15 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
16 Chris Kaman [PF,C] DAL 4
17 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4
18 Al Jefferson† [PF,C] UTA 2
19 Greg Monroe [C] DET 2
20 JaVale McGee [C] DEN 4
21 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4
22 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3 Averaging 10.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
23 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3 Averaging 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in only 22 minutes over last five games.
24 Dwight Howard * [C] LAL 3 Day-to-day (shoulder). Has not been officially ruled out for the week.
25 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
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