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NBA Value Meter: Week 16

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 16: February 11th - February 17th

Four Games: NONE
Three Games: LAC
Two Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, HOU, IND, LAL, MIA, MIL, MIN, NO, OKC, PHI, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
One Game: GSW, MEM, NYK, ORL, PHO
** There are only four days of games this week (Mon-Thurs) due to the All-Star Break.

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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul * [PG] LAC 3 Back in action (knee).
2 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 2
3 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 2 Averaging 24.2 points, 5.2 assists, 2.4 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
4 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 2
5 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 2
6 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 2 Averaging 31.0 points and 8.0 assists over last two games.
7 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 2
8 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 2 Averaging 17.7 points, 7.8 assists and 1.3 steals over last ten games.
9 John Wall [PG] WAS 2 Averaging 15.8 points, 8.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
10 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 2 Averaging 17.2 points, 8.2 assists and 1.8 steals over last five games.
11 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 2
12 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 2
13 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 2
14 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 2
15 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 2 Averaging 12.0 points, 10.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
16 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 2
17 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 2
18 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 2 Only averaging 9.2 points on 40% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Steve Nash [PG] LAL 2
20 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 2 Averaging 16.4 points, 1.8 steals and 1.4 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
21 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 2 Solid play if Kirk Hinrich misses time this week. Averaging 16.6 points, 8.6 assists, 2.8 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
22 Brandon Knight [PG,SG] DET 2
23 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 2
24 Eric Bledsoe [PG,SG] LAC 3 Value goes down with Chris Paul (knee) back. Averaging 8.4 points and 1.5 steals in 18 minutes as a reserve this year.
25 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 1

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Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 2 Averaging 26.2 points, 8.0 assists, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.8 threes over last five games.
2 Kobe Bryant† [SG] LAL 2
3 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 2
4 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 2
5 Jamal Crawford† [PG,SG] LAC 3 Averaging 19.5 points, 2.3 threes and 1.3 steals in 30 minutes over last five games but minutes could go down a bit with Chauncey Billups back.
6 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 2 Averaging 20.0 points, 6.0 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
7 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 2
8 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 2
9 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 2
10 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 2
11 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 2
12 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 2
13 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 2 Averaging 15.0 points, 3.6 threes, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 28 minutes over the last five games.
14 Eric Gordon [SG] NO 2
15 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 2
16 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 2 Averaging 14.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 33 minutes over last five games.
17 Nick Young [SG,SF] PHI 2 Value goes up with Jason Richardson out for the year. Averaging 14.6 points, 1.7 threes and 1.0 steals as a starter this year.
18 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 2
19 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 2
20 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 2
21 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 2
22 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 2
23 Chauncey Billups [PG,SG] LAC 3 Back in action (knee).
24 Bradley Beal * [SG] WAS 2 Back in action (wrist).
25 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 2

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Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 2 Averaging 30.2 points on 68% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 2
3 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 2 Averaging 24.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 steals, 1.3 threes and 1.0 blocks in first four games with Toronto.
4 Luol Deng† [SF] CHI 2
5 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 2
6 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 2
7 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 2
8 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 2 Averaging 18.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
9 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 2
10 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 2 Averaging 15.6 points, 1.2 steals and 3.6 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
11 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 2 Averaging 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.8 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
12 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 1
13 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.2 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
14 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 2
15 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 2
16 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 2
17 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3
18 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 2 Averaging 14.0 points, and 1.2 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
19 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 2
20 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 2
21 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 2
22 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 2
23 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 2
24 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 2
25 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 2

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Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 2 Averaging 30.2 points on 68% shooting from the field over last five games.
2 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 2
3 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 2 Averaging 24.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 steals, 1.3 threes and 1.0 blocks in first four games with Toronto.
4 Luol Deng† [SF] CHI 2
5 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 2
6 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 2
7 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 2
8 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 2 Averaging 18.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
9 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 2
10 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 2 Averaging 15.6 points, 1.2 steals and 3.6 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
11 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 2 Averaging 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 threes and 1.8 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
12 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 1
13 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 3 Averaging 12.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.2 steals in 29 minutes over last five games.
14 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 2
15 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 2
16 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 2
17 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3
18 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 2 Averaging 14.0 points, and 1.2 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
19 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 2
20 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 2
21 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 2
22 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 2
23 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 2
24 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 2
25 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 2

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Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3
2 David West [PF] IND 2 Averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
3 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2
4 Josh Smith† [SF,PF] ATL 2
5 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 2
6 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 2
7 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 2
8 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 2
9 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 2
10 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 2
11 Carlos Boozer† [PF,C] CHI 2
12 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 2 Back in the starting lineup. Averaging 15.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 threes, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over last four games.
13 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 2 Value goes up with Pau Gasol out for 4-6 weeks. Averaging 13.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
14 Dirk Nowitzki† [PF] DAL 2
15 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 2
16 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 2
17 Lamar Odom†† [SF,PF] LAC 3
18 Marreese Speights [PF,C] CLE 2 Averaging 14.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 24 minutes over last five games.
19 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 1
20 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 1
21 Tim Duncan * [PF,C] SAS 2 Day-to-day (ankle, knee).
22 Charlie Villanueva† [PF] DET 2 Value goes up with Andre Drummond (back) out for 4-6 weeks. Averaging 19.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 threes in 29 minutes over last two games.
23 Lavoy Allen [PF,C] PHI 2 Averaging 13.0 points and 14.0 rebounds in 38 minutes over last two games.
24 Andrea Bargnani† [PF,C] TOR 2
25 Taj Gibson [PF] CHI 2 Value goes down with Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) back. Averaging 6.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 20 minutes as a reserve this year.

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Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Greg Monroe [C] DET 2 Averaging 19.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
2 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 2 Averaging 20.2 points, 7,8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks over last five games.
3 Al Jefferson† [PF,C] UTA 2
4 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 2
5 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 2
6 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 2
7 Omer Asik [C] HOU 2 Averaging 12.8 points, 15.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over last five games.
8 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 2
9 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 2 Averaging 13.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 35 minutes over last five games.
10 Dwight Howard * [C] LAL 2 Day-to-day (shoulder).
11 Samuel Dalembert† [C] MIL 2 Solid play if Larry Sanders (back) misses time this week. Averaging 19.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and 2.0 steals over last three games.
12 Chris Bosh† * [PF,C] MIA 2 Day-to-day (flu).
13 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 2
14 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3 Averaging 11.4 points and 11.2 rebounds over last five games.
15 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2
16 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 2
17 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 2
18 Nene [PF,C] WAS 2
19 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 2
20 Robin Lopez [C] NO 2
21 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 1
22 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 1
23 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 1
24 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 2 Averaging 8.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 26 minutes over last five games.
25 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 2
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