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NBA Value Meter: Week 13

By Eric Johnson, Rotowire.com

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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.

Week 13: January 21st - January 27th

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

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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 5 Back in action (knee).
2 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4
3 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 4 Back in action (ankle).
4 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
5 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4
6 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4
7 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
8 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 4
9 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 7.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks in 25 minutes over last five games.
10 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4 Value goes up with Lou Williams (knee) out for the year. Averaging 18.0 points, 7.6 assists and 1.2 steals over last five games.
11 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4
12 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 4
13 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3 Averaging 25.4 points, 9.2 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.8 threes over last five games.
15 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3
16 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
17 Jameer Nelson† [PG] ORL 3 Averaging 17.2 points, 8.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
18 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 4 Only averaging 10.4 points and 4.0 assists on 39% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 4 Only averaging 11.4 points and 2.4 assists on 40% shooting from the field over last five games.
20 Luke Ridnour [PG,SG] MIN 4 Should still maintain decent value with Ricky Rubio in the starting lineup. Averaging 18.5 points and 2.0 threes in 36 minutes over last two games.
21 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4
22 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3 In timeshare with Jose Calderon, but still averaging 19.3 points, 6.7 assists and 2.7 threes over last three games.
23 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3
24 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3
25 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3

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Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 4
2 Kobe Bryant† [SG] LAL 4
3 Jamal Crawford† [PG,SG] LAC 5 Averaging 17.6 points and 2.0 threes over last five games.
4 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4 No back-to-backs this week so Gordon should play in all four games.
5 J.R. Smith† [SG,SF] NYK 4
6 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4
7 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 3.0 threes and 1.2 steals in 35 minutes over last five games.
8 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3 Averaging 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 threes and 3.3 steals over last five games.
9 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3
10 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 3
11 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4 Averaging 25.0 points and 4.5 threes in 39 minutes over last two games.
12 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 4
13 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
14 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4
15 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] ATL 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Averaging 16.0 points and 2.3 threes over last three games.
16 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 3
17 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
18 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3
19 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3 Move to sixth man is not hurting value. Averaging 18.8 points and 1.2 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
20 Shannon Brown [SG] PHO 4 Averaging 14.2 points and 2.0 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
21 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 4
22 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
23 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4
24 Jason Terry [PG,SG] BOS 4
25 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 2

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 4
3 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3
4 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 4
5 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] MEM 4
6 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 4
7 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 4
8 Nicolas Batum * [SG,SF] POR 4 Day-to-day (wrist).
9 Luol Deng† * [SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
10 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 5
11 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 5
12 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4 Should see bump in minutes with Lou Williams (knee) out for the season. Averaging 15.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 threes in 38 minutes over last two games.
13 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4 Day-to-day (wrist).
14 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 2.8 threes and 1.6 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
15 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
16 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] DET 4
17 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 4
18 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4
19 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4
20 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 4
21 Gerald Wallace * [SF,PF] BKN 4 Back in action (ribs).
22 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
23 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3
24 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 3 Averaging 22.5 points and 3.0 threes in 35 minutes over last two games.
25 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3

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Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 5
2 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
3 Josh Smith† [SF,PF] ATL 4
4 Carlos Boozer† [PF,C] CHI 4 Averaging 21.4 points and 13.8 rebounds over last five games.
5 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
6 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4
7 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
8 David Lee * [PF,C] GSW 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
9 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4
10 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 4
11 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 4
12 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 4
13 Pau Gasol† * [PF,C] LAL 4 Back in action (concussion).
14 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
15 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
16 David West [PF] IND 3 Averaging 18.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
17 Ed Davis [PF,C] TOR 3 Averaging 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 34 minutes over last five games.
18 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 3
19 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 3 Back in action (shoulder).
20 Lamar Odom†† [SF,PF] LAC 5 Averaging 4.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
21 Dirk Nowitzki† [PF] DAL 2
22 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 2
23 Jared Sullinger [PF] BOS 4 Averaging 9.0 points and 9.8 rebounds in 28 minutes over last five games.
24 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4
25 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3 Signs of life?† Put up 24 points and 17 boards in last game.

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Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4
2 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4
3 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4 Averaging 22.0 points, 15.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over last three games.
4 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 12.8 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
5 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
6 Greg Monroe [C] DET 4
7 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4
8 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4
9 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
10 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 4
11 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4
12 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 4 Still on minutes restriction but averaging 14.5 points and 8.5 free throws made (94% from the line) over last two games.
13 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25 minutes over last five games.
14 Al Jefferson† [PF,C] UTA 3
15 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3
16 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3
17 Chris Bosh† [PF,C] MIA 3 Only averaging 4.2 rebounds over last five games.
18 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3 Signs of life?†Averaging 11.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks on 52% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3 Averaging 12.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks in 38 minutes over last five games.
20 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 5
21 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4
22 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 8.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in only 22 minutes over last five games.
23 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4
24 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 4
25 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
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