NBA Value Meter: Week 21

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 21: March 18th - March 24th

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

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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 5 Averaging 19.1 points, 6.5 assists, 1.0 threes and 2.2 threes for the season,
2 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4 Averaging 25.4 points, 9.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.2 threes over last five games.
3 John Wall [PG] WAS 4 Averaging 21.8 points, 10.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
4 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 4
5 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 8.0 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
6 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
7 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
8 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
9 Kemba Walker [PG] CHA 4
10 Goran Dragic [PG] PHO 4
11 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4
12 Mike Conley [PG] MEM 4
13 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] NYK 4
14 Stephen Curry [PG] GSW 3
15 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 3
16 Jameer Nelson† [PG] ORL 3 Averaging 19.4 points,8.8 assists, 3.2 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
17 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4
18 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4
19 Mo Williams [PG,SG] UTA 4
20 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 4
21 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 3
22 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 3 Averaging 9.4 points on 42% shooting from the field in 28 minutes over last five games.
23 Jose Calderon [PG] DET 3
24 J.J. Barea† [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 4.4 assists, 2.2 threes and 1.0 steals in 28 minutes over last five games.
25 Nate Robinson [PG,SG] CHI 4

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Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG,SF] IND 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.0 threes over last five games.
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4 Averaging 24.0 points, 7.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
3 Dwyane Wade [PG,SG] MIA 4 Averaging 21.8 points, 5.0 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 steals over last five games.
4 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 5 Averaging 15.6 points, 1.4 steals and 3.4 threes over last five games.
5 J.R. Smith† [SG,SF] NYK 4
6 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 4
7 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4
8 James Harden [SG,SF] HOU 3
9 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4 Averaging 22.2 points, 1.0 steals and 6.8 free throws made (94%) over last five games.
10 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 4
11 Joe Johnson [SG,SF] BKN 4
12 Bradley Beal * [SG] WAS 4 Back in action (ankle).
13 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
14 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 3
15 Manu Ginobili† [SG,SF] SAS 3
16 J.J. Redick [SG] MIL 4 Averaging 15.6 points and 2.3 threes over last three games.
17 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 12.8 points, 1.0 steals and 2.4 threes in 22 minutes over last five games.
18 Damian Wilkins [SG] PHI 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
19 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 4
20 Marco Belinelli [SG] CHI 4
21 Thabo Sefolosha [SG,SF] OKC 4
22 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4
23 Devin Harris [PG,SG] ATL 4 Averaging 11.4 points, 5.2 assists and 1.0 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
24 Lance Stephenson [SG] IND 4
25 Kobe Bryant * [SG] LAL 2 Day-to-day (ankle).

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Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF,PF] MIA 4
2 Kevin Durant [SF] OKC 4
3 Nicolas Batum [SG,SF] POR 5
4 Paul Pierce [SF] BOS 4
5 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4 Averaging 21.8 points and 4.8 threes over last five games.
6 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4
7 Luol Deng† [SF] CHI 4
8 Carmelo Anthony * [SF,PF] NYK 4 Day-to-day (knee).
9 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4 Value goes up with insertion into starting lineup. Averaging 13.6 points,1.0 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
10 Tobias Harris [SF,PF] ORL 3 Averaging 14.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
11 Rudy Gay [SF,PF] TOR 3
12 Chandler Parsons [SF,PF] HOU 3
13 Kawhi Leonard [SG,SF] SAS 3 Averaging 17.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 threes over last five games.
14 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
15 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4 Averaging 15.5 points and 3.0 threes in 32 minutes over last two games.
16 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
17 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4
18 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 4
19 Tayshaun Prince [SF,PF] MEM 4
20 Wilson Chandler [SG,SF] DEN 4
21 Wesley Johnson [SG,SF] PHO 4
22 Tony Allen [SG,SF] MEM 4
23 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 4
24 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4
25 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 3 Averaging 15.4 points, 3.0 threes and 1.0 steals in 31 minutes over last five games but production could decrease with Caron Bulter (elbow) expected† back this week.

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Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 5
2 Josh Smith† [SF,PF] ATL 4
3 Dirk Nowitzki† [PF] DAL 4
4 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
5 Ersan Ilyasova [PF] MIL 4 Averaging 23.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 1.5 threes over last two games.
6 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
7 David West [PF] IND 4
8 Zach Randolph [PF,C] MEM 4
9 Paul Millsap [PF] UTA 4
10 Carlos Boozer† [PF,C] CHI 4
11 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
12 David Lee [PF,C] GSW 3
13 Blake Griffin [PF,C] LAC 3
14 Anthony Davis [PF] NO 3 Averaging 16.8 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
15 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4
16 Kevin Garnett * [PF,C] BOS 4 Day-to-day (hip).
17 Josh McRoberts [PF,C] CHA 4 Averaging 10.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.3 blocks in 36 minutes over last three games.
18 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4 Averaging 15.4 points and 5.2 rebound in 31 minutes over last five games.
19 Ryan Anderson [PF,C] NO 3
20 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 3
21 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4
22 Reggie Evans [PF] BKN 4 Averaging 7.6 points and 14.6 rebounds in 27 minutes over last five games.
23 Elton Brand† [PF,C] DAL 4
24 Brandon Bass [PF,C] BOS 4
25 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4 Averaging 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in 32 minutes over last two games.

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Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 5 Averaging 15.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals over last five games.
2 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4
3 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
4 Joakim Noah [PF,C] CHI 4
5 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
6 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4
7 Brook Lopez [C] BKN 4
8 Al Jefferson† [PF,C] UTA 4
9 Chris Bosh† [PF,C] MIA 4
10 DeMarcus Cousins * [PF,C] SAC 4 Day-to-day (thigh).
11 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4 Averaging 15.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.2 blocks over last five games.
12 Nene [PF,C] WAS 4
13 Emeka Okafor [C] WAS 4
14 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3 Averaging 12.7 points, 14.0 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2.0 steals over last three games.
15 Nikola Vucevic [PF,C] ORL 3
16 Greg Monroe [C] DET 3
17 Kosta Koufos [PF,C] DEN 4 Averaging 15.3 points and 12.0 rebounds over last three games.
18 Greg Stiemsma [C] MIN 4 Averaging 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 34 minutes over last two games.
19 Brandan Wright [PF,C] DAL 4 Averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 26 minutes over last five minutes.
21 Tyson Chandler * [C] NYK 4 Day-to-day (knee).
20 Jermaine O'Neal [C] PHO 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks over last three games.
22 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 2
23 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3
24 Tiago Splitter [C] SAS 3
25 Andrew Bogut [C] GSW 3
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