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NBA Value Meter: Week 7

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 7: December 10th - December 16th

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

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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 23.4 points, 8.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.4 threes over last five games.
2 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 4
3 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
4 Kyle Lowry [PG] TOR 4
5 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 4
6 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 4
7 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
8 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4
9 Chris Paul [PG] LAC 3
10 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3
11 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4
12 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3
13 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 3
14 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 3 Averaging 27.0 points, 6.0 assists and 3.5 threes over last two games with Carmelo Anthony (finger) out.
15 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 3
16 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 3
17 Mo Williams [PG,SG] UTA 3
18 Jameer Nelson [PG] ORL 3
19 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4 Averaging 8.8 points (38% shooting from the field) in 29 minutes over last five games.
20 Jeremy Lin [PG] HOU 4 Averaging 8.0 points (40% shooting from the field) in 28 minutes over last five games and starting to lose minutes to Toney Douglas.
21 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 2
22 Jeremy Pargo [PG] CLE 4
23 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4
24 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4
25 Aaron Brooks [PG] SAC 4


Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 4 Averaging 30.2 points, 5.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.4 threes over last five games.
2 James Harden [SG] HOU 4
3 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 4
4 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4
5 Joe Johnson [SG] BKN 4 Averaging 20.2 points and 2.4 threes over last five games.
6 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
7 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 18.8 points, 4.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 threes in 30 minutes over last five games. Should see bump in minutes with A.J. Price and Trevor Ariza out.
8 Paul George [SG] IND 3 Averaging 26.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.0 threes over last three games.
9 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3
10 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 3
11 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 4 Averaging 6.3 points on 26% shooting from the field over last three games.
12 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 6.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
13 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHI 4
14 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 4
15 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4
16 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4
17 Tyreke Evans * [SG,SF] SAC 4 Day-to-day (foot).
18 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4 Back in action (foot). Averaging 13.8 points and 1.3 threes in 23 minutes over last four games.
19 Danny Green [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 14.5 points, 4.5 threes, 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in 22 minutes over last two games.
20 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 1.3 threes and 1.0 steals in 29 minutes over last four games.
21 Gary Neal [SG] SAS 4
22 Aaron Afflalo [SG] ORL 3 Averaging 22.0 points and 1.8 threes over last four games.
23 J.R. Smith [SG] NYK 3
24 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] LAC 3
25 Marco Belinelli [SG] CHI 3 Decent source for points and threes while Richard Hamilton is out. Averaging 20.3 points and 2.7 threes in 42 minutes over last three games.


Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
2 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
3 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 4
4 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 4
5 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 4 Averaging 12.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.4 steals over last five games.
6 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3
7 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3
8 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 3
9 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] NYK 3 Day-to-day (finger).
10 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 2
11 Metta World Peace [SF] LAL 4
12 Andrei Kirilenko * [SF] MIN 3 Back in action (back). Averaging 12.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.7 steals this year.
13 Nicolas Batum * [SF] POR 3 Day-to-day (shoulder).
14 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 4
15 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4
16 Mickael Pietrus [SG,SF] TOR 4 Averaging 17.0 points, 3.0 threes and 1.5 steals in 35 minutes over last two games.
17 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] HOU 4 Averaging 11.8 points and 2.8 threes in 25 minutes over last four games.
18 John Salmons [SG,SF] SAC 4 Averaging 10.2 points, 5.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
19 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 1.8 steals and 1.6 threes in 25 minutes over last five games.
20 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 4
21 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4 Could see bump in minutes and production while Trevor Ariza (calf) is out.
22 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 3 Averaging 14.4 points and 1.4 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
23 Marquis Daniels [SG,SF] MIL 3 Averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 threes in 29 minutes over last two games.
24 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 3
25 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 3


Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4
2 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 4
3 Ryan Anderson PF NO 4
4 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
5 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
6 Antawn Jamison [PF] LAL 4 Solid short-term play while Pau Gasol (knee) is out. Averaging 16.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 31 minutes over last five games.
7 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 3 Averaging 19.0 points and 12.4 rebounds over last five games but shooting 35% from the field and 67% from the line.
8 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
9 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3
10 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
11 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 3 Averaging 20.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks on 48% shooting from the field and 82% from the line over last five games.
12 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3
13 Kevin Seraphin [PF,C] WAS 4 Averaging 14.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
14 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 4
15 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 4
16 David West [PF] IND 3
17 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3
18 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 3
19 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4 Averaging 8.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
20 Pau Gasol * [PF,C] LAL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
21 Kris Humphries [PF] BKN 4
22 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
23 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 2
24 Anthony Davis * [PF,C] NO 4 Expected back this week (ankle).
25 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4


Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 4
2 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 4
3 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4
4 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4
5 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
6 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 3
7 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
8 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 3 Averaging 9.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 5.6 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
9 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 3
10 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 3
11 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 3
12 Al Jefferson * [PF,C] UTA 3 Day-to-day (back).
13 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 4 Averaging 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in only 22 minutes over last five games.
14 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4
15 Andrea Bargnani [PF,C] TOR 4
16 Omer Asik [C] HOU 4
17 Chris Kaman [C] DAL 4
18 Andray Blatche [PF,C] BKN 4 Solid short-term play while Brook Lopez (foot) is out. Averaging 18.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
19 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 3
20 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3
21 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
22 Nikola Vucevic C ORL 3
23 Brook Lopez * [C] BKN 4 Day-to-day (foot).
24 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4
25 Zaza Pachulia [C] ATL 4

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