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NBA Value Meter: Week 14

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 14: January 28th - February 3rd

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

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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 4 Averaging 25.2 points, 5.6 assists, 3.8 threes and 1.8 steals over last five games.
2 Jameer Nelson† [PG] ORL 4 Averaging 16.8 points, 7.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 3.4 threes over last five games.
3 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 21.0 points, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
4 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4
5 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 4
6 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 9.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
7 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Back in starting lineup, but still under minutes restriction. Averaging 14.6 points and 5.6 assists in 26 minutes over last five games.
8 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3
9 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3
10 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 6.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.6 threes over last five games.
11 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
12 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3
13 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3
14 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 3 Playing better since coaching change in Phoenix. Averaging 15.0 points and 9.7 assists over last three games.
15 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3
16 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3
17 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3
18 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4
19 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 4
20 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 2
21 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 2
22 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 3 Averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 30 minutes over last five games.
23 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 3
24 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3
25 Eric Bledsoe [PG,SG] LAC 3 Solid short-term play for as long as Chris Paul (knee) is out. Averaging 12.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 steals as a starter this year.

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Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant† [SG] LAL 4
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4
3 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 3 Averaging 30.3 points, 6.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks over last three games.
4 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3
5 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 3
6 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4 Value goes up if he stays in starting lineup. Averaging 17.0 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
7 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 1.2 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
8 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 4
9 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 4
10 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
11 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4
12 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 3
13 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3
14 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3
15 Jamal Crawford† [PG,SG] LAC 3
16 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
17 J.R. Smith† [SG,SF] NYK 3 Averaging 9.8 points on 28% shooting from the field over last five games.
18 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 4
19 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 9.4 points on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
20 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4
21 Richard Hamilton [SG] CHI 4
22 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] WAS 4
23 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4
24 Nick Young [SG,SF] PHI 3 Decent short-term play while Jason Richardson (knee) is out. Averaging 20.0 points and 2.5 threes in 37 minutes over last two games.
25 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 3

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Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3
2 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3
3 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 3
4 Luol Deng† * [SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (hamstring).
5 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] MEM 3
6 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 3 Averaging 13.8 points on 33% shooting from the field over last five games.
7 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 3
8 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3
9 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3
10 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 2
11 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
12 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 4
13 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 1.2 steals and 1.8 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
14 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
15 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] DET 4
16 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3
17 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 3
18 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 3 Averaging 14.6 points and 3.4 threes in 29 minutes over last five games.
19 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 2 Averaging 18.4 points ,4.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 4.8 threes in 39 minutes over last five games.
20 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3
21 Jimmy Butler [SG,SF] CHI 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 45 minutes over last five games but value will return to reserve role with Luol Deng (hamstring) expected back this week.
22 Gordon Hayward * [SG,SF] UTA 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
23 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4 Could see bump in minutes and production if Gordon Hayward (shoulder) misses time this week.
24 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4
25 Trevor Ariza† [SF] WAS 4

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Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4
2 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 4 Averaging 14.4 points ,7.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
3 Carlos Boozer† [PF,C] CHI 4
4 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4 Averaging 25.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.0 threes over last four games.
5 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 4
6 Ed Davis [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 33 minutes over last five games.
7 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 4
8 Pau Gasol† [PF,C] LAL 4
9 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4
10 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3 Averaging 22.0 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
11 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
12 David West [PF] IND 3
13 Dirk Nowitzki† [PF] DAL 3
14 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
15 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 3
16 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3 Averaging 12.5 points on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
17 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
18 Luis Scola [PF,C] PHO 3
19 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3
20 Elton Brand† [PF,C] DAL 3 Starting at center over Chris Kaman. Averaging 12.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
21 Josh Smith† [SF,PF] ATL 2
22 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 2
23 Tim Duncan * [PF,C] SAS 2 Day-to-day (knee).
24 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4
25 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4

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Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4 Averaging 9.8 points, 13.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.8 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4
3 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4
4 Greg Monroe [C] DET 4
5 Al Jefferson† [PF,C] UTA 4
6 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 4
7 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4
8 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals as a starter this season.
9 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4 Averaging 9.6 points, 13.2 rebounds, 1.4† blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
10 Andre Drummond [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 10.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 blocks in only 23 minutes over last five games.
11 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4
12 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3
13 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
14 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3
15 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3
16 Chris Bosh† [PF,C] MIA 3 Only averaging 12.0 points on 44% shooting from the field over last five games.
17 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
18 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3
19 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3
20 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 3 Averaging 15.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 23 minutes over last five games.
21 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 2
22 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4
23 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 3 Started last game at center over Lavoy Allen. Averaging 11.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
24 Tyler Zeller [PF,C] CLE 3
25 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3
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