NBA Value Meter: Week 6

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 roto style 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 6: December 3rd - December 9th  

Four Games: CHA, CHI, CLE, DEN, DET, GSW, IND, LAC, LAL, MIL, NO, NYK, ORL, PHO, TOR, UTA
Three Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, DAL, HOU, MEM, MIA, MIN, OKC, PHI, POR, SAC, SAS, WAS
Two Games: NONE

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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 8.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 1.6 threes over last five games.
2 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4
3 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
4 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4
5 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 threes over last five games.
6 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4
7 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4
8 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3 Averaging 19.4 points, 9.4 assists, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
9 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] UTA 4
10 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4
11 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4 Shooting 40% from the field and 60% from the line this year.
12 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 4
13 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.2 threes over last five games.
14 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 3 Averaging 18.6 points and 11.0 assists over last five games.
15 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 3 Averaging career highs in points (15.3), steals (2.6), assist (6.7), threes (1.8) and field goal percentage (50%).
16 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3 Shooting 32% from the field over last five games.
17 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3
18 Rajon Rondo * [PG] BOS 3
19 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3
20 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CHA 4 Averaging 15.4 points, 4.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
21 Jameer Nelson  * [PG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
22 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3
23 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 3
24 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 5.6 assists and 2.0 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
25 Jeremy Pargo [PG] CLE 4
   
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 4
2 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4
3 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4
4 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4
5 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3
6 James Harden [SG] HOU 3
7 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 3
8 J.R. Smith  [SG] NYK 4
9 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
10 Paul George [SG] IND 4 Averaging 2.0 points on 11% shooting from the field (2-for-18) over last two games.
11 Randy Foye [PG,SG] UTA 4 Averaging 13.4 points, 1.2 steals and 3.0 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
12 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 4 Could see minutes and production decrease a bit with Chauncey Billups back. Averaging 12.6 points on 37% shooting from the field over last five games.
13 Dion Waiters * [SG,SF] CLE 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
14 Ben Gordon [SG] CHA 4 Averaging 15.4 points and 3.0 threes in 27 minutes over last five games.
15 Jeffery Taylor [SG,SF] CHA 4 Decent short-term play until Gerald Henderson comes back. Averaging 12.0 points, 2.4 steals and 2.2 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
16 Aaron Afflalo [SG] ORL 4 Averaging 13.4 points on 41% shooting from  the field over last five games.
17 Kyle Singler [SG,SF] DET 4 Averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
18 Joe Johnson [SG] BKN 3
19 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHI 3
20 Manu Ginobili  [SG] SAS 3
21 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
22 Tyreke Evans * [SG,SF] SAC 3 Day-to-day (foot).
23 Kevin Martin [SG] OKC 3
24 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 3 Averaging 17.7 points and 2.7 threes in 27 minutes over last three games.
25 Steve Novak [SG] NYK 4 Could see bump in  minutes with Jason Kidd (back) out. Averaging 11.4 points and 3.2 threes in 28 minutes over last five games.
   

Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 4
2 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
3 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3
4 Luol Deng  [SG,SF] CHI 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
5 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4
6 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 4
7 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3
8 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
9 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3
10 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 3 Averaging 20.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
11 Chandler Parsons * [SF] HOU 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
12 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 3
13 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4 Averaging 16.3 points and 2.0 threes in 27 minutes over last three games.
14 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 4
15 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 4
16 Al-Farouq Aminu [SF] NO 4
17 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
18 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] PHO 4
19 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4
20 Richard Hamilton * [SG,SF] CHI 4 Day-to-day (foot). Having MRI on Sunday.
21 Mike Dunleavy * [SG,SF] MIL 4 Day-to-day (foot).
22 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4 Averaging 6.2 points on 37% shooting from the field over last five games.
23 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 3
24 Andrei Kirilenko * [SF] MIN 3 Day-to-day (back).
25 Kyle Korver * [SG,SF] ATL 3 Day-to-day (back).
   
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Ryan Anderson PF NO 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 threes over last five games. Should continue to be great play for as long as Anthony Davis (ankle) is out.
2 David West [PF] IND 4 Averaging 21.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks on 56% shooting from the field over last five games.
3 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
4 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
5 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4
6 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 3 Averaging 19.2 points and 15.6 rebounds over last five games but only shooting 34% from the field.
7 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 3 Averaging 18.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.2 blocks and 1.8 steals over last five games.
8 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
9 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
10 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 4 Only averaging 8.6 points and 7.6 rebounds on 37% shooting from the field over last five games.
11 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4
12 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 4
13 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
14 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
15 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
16 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 3
17 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 3 Averaging 19.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 threes over last five games.
18 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
19 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 threes in 24 minutes over last five games.
20 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4
21 Derrick Favors * [PF,C] UTA 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
22 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4
23 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4
24 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4
25 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4
 

 

Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 15.1 points, 15.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals this season.
2 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4
3 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
4 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 4
5 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
6 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4
7 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4 Only averaging 0.6 blocks this year (1.4 last year).
8 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
9 Andrea Bargnani  [PF,C] TOR 4
10 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3 Averaging career highs in points (15.9) and assists (4.4).
11 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 3
12 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
13 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3
14 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 3
15 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3 Averaging 15.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
16 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3 Averaging 13.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
17 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 7.5 blocks in 32 minutes over last two games.
18 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
19 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 4 Averaging 10.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in only 19 minutes a game this year.
20 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4
21 Jonas Valanciunas [C] TOR 4
22 Chris Kaman [C] DAL 3
23 Brook Lopez * [C] BKN 3 Day-to-day (foot).
24 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 3 Decent short-term play if Brook Lopez (foot) misses time this week. Averaging 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds over last five games.
25 Nikola Vucevic C ORL 4
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