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NBA Value Meter: Week 18

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 18: February 25th - March 3rd

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

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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 4
2 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
3 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 4
4 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 9.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
5 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 23.0 points, 7.0 assists and 2.3 threes in 36 minutes over last four games.
6 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4 Averaging 19.6 points, 5.0 assists and 1.8 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
7 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4
8 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 4
9 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
10 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4
11 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3
12 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3 Averaging 25.6 points, 8.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 threes on 53% shooting from the field over last five games.
13 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 3
14 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 3 Averaging 18.3 points, 12.7 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.7 threes over last three games.
15 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
16 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3
17 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 3
18 Tony Parker * [PG] SAS 3 Day-to-day (triceps). Averaging 25.8 points, 7.0 assists and 1.5 steals over last five games.
19 Darren Collison [PG] DAL 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 7.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
20 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 4 Decent play if Kirk Hinrich (elbow) misses time this week.
21 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 3
22 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3
23 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 3
24 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 3
25 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3

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Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4
2 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3
3 Kobe Bryant† [SG] LAL 3
4 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 threes over last five games.
5 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 4
6 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4 Averaging 16.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 4.0 threes in only 25 minutes over last five games.
7 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4
8 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
9 Aaron Afflalo [SG,SF] ORL 4
10 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 4
11 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 3
12 Danny Green [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 2.0 steals and 3.0 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
13 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3
14 J.R. Smith† [SG,SF] NYK 3
15 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3
16 Joe Johnson * [SG,SF] BKN 3 Day-to-day (foot).
17 Nick Young [SG,SF] PHI 4
18 Jamal Crawford† [PG,SG] LAC 4
19 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4 Averaging 10.5 points and 2.5 threes in only 21 minutes over last five games.
20 J.J. Redick [SG] MIL 3
21 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 3
22 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 3
23 Manu Ginobili† [SG,SF] SAS 3
24 Dion Waiters [SG] CLE 3
25 C.J. Watson [PG,SG] BKN 3 Averaging 14.2 points, 2.4 threes and 1.6 steals in 29 minutes over last five games but minutes should decrease when Joe Johnson and Deron Williams are healthy.

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Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 4 Averaging 19.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
2 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 3
3 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 3
4 Carmelo Anthony [SF,PF] NYK 3
5 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3 Averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.4 threes over last five games.
6 Luol Deng† [SF] CHI 4
7 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
8 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
9 Moe Harkless [SF] ORL 4 Averaging 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
10 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 3 Started last two games at power forward. Averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 4.5 threes over last two games.
11 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 threes in 37 minutes over last four games.
12 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3
13 Andrei Kirilenko [SF,PF] MIN 3
14 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4
15 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4
16 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4
17 Alan Anderson [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 12.8 points and 2.6 threes in 22 minutes over last five games.
18 Trevor Ariza† [SF] WAS 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
19 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 3 Averaging 11.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
20 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 3 Averaging 8.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.8 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
21 Gordon Hayward * [SG,SF] UTA 3 Back in action (shoulder). Averaging 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 9.0 free throws made in 30 minutes over last two games.
22 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 2
23 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 2
24 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 2 Averaging 18.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.4 threes in 33 minutes over last five games.
25 Metta World Peace [SF,PF] LAL 3

Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Josh Smith† [SF,PF] ATL 4 Averaging 19.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
2 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 4
3 David West [PF] IND 4
4 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 4
5 Dirk Nowitzki† [PF] DAL 4
6 Carlos Boozer† [PF,C] CHI 4
7 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
8 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 3
9 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
10 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 3
11 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 3
12 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3
13 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3 Averaging 11.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
14 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
15 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3
16 Earl Clark [SF,PF] LAL 3
17 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 2
18 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4 Averaging 12.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
19 Elton Brand† [PF,C] DAL 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals in 23 minutes over last five games.
20 Kevin Garnett [PF,C] BOS 2
21 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 3 Averaging 3.0 points on 10% shooting from the field (2-for-21) over last two games.
22 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 3 Averaging 14.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
23 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 3 Averaging 14.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
24 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4
25 Andrew Nicholson [PF] ORL 4

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4 Averaging 24.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 steals over last five games.
2 DeMarcus Cousins [PF,C] SAC 4
3 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4
4 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 4
5 Greg Monroe [C] DET 4 Averaging 12.2 points on 37% shooting from the field over last five games.
6 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4 Averaging 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds over last five games.
7 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
8 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4
9 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
10 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 12.7 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.0 blocks over last three games.
11 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 3
12 Al Jefferson† [PF,C] UTA 3
13 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
14 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 3
15 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3
16 Chris Bosh† [PF,C] MIA 3
17 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3
18 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3
19 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
20 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4
21 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
22 Jermaine O'Neal [C] PHO 3 Averaging 10.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 21 minutes over last five games.
23 Amar'e Stoudemire [PF,C] NYK 3
24 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 2 Averaging 23.5 points and 13.5 rebounds over last two games.
25 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3 In timeshare with Jermaine O'Neal. Averaging 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 23 minutes over last five games.
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