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NBA Value Meter: Week 8

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 8: December 17th - December 23rd

 

Four Games: ATL, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DET, GSW, IND, LAC, MEM, MIL, MIN, NO, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHO, SAC, SAS, UTA, WAS
Three Games: BKN, BOS, DEN, HOU, MIA, OKC, POR, TOR
Two Games: LAL
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 6.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
2 Kyrie Ivring * [PG] CLE 4 Back in action (finger).
3 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 4 Averaging 15.8 points on 43% shooting from the field over last five games.
4 George Hill [PG,SG] IND 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 6.6 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 threes, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
5 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 4 Averaging 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.2 threes over last four games.
6 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4  
7 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4  
8 Raymond Felton [PG] NYK 4  
9 Goran Dragic [PG,SG] PHO 4  
10 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 4  
11 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] GSW 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 5.4 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.8 threes in 31 minutes over last five games.
12 Mike Conley, Jr.  [PG] MEM 4 Only averaging 10.4 points on 33% shooting from the field over last five games.
13 Mo Williams [PG,SG] UTA 4  
14 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 4  
15 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3  
16 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 3  
17 Deron Williams [PG] BKN 3  
18 Damian Lillard [PG] POR 3  
19 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3  
20 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3 Solid short-term play with Kyle Lowry (wrist) out for the next 1-2 weeks. Averaging 12.7 points, 11.2 assists and 2.2 threes as a starter this year.
21 Jrue Holiday * [PG] PHI 4 Day-to-day (foot). 
22 Jameer Nelson  [PG] ORL 4  
23 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4  
24 Jason Kidd [PG] NYK 4  
25 Ricky Rubio * [PG] MIN 4 Back in action (knee). Will most likely be on minutes restriction this week.
   
Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul George [SG] IND 4 Averaging 21.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.2 steals and 3.2 threes over last five games.
2 O.J. Mayo [SG] DAL 4  
3 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] MIL 4  
4 Klay Thompson [SG,SF] GSW 4  
5 James Harden [SG] HOU 3  
6 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3  
7 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 16.2 points, 5.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.2 threes in 37 minutes over last five games.
8 Tyreke Evans [SG,SF] SAC 4  
9 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 4 Averaging 16.0 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32 minutes over last five games.
10 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 2  
11 Aaron Afflalo [SG] ORL 4  
12 Bradley Beal [SG] WAS 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.4 threes in 35 minutes over last five games.
13 J.R. Smith  [SG] NYK 4  
14 Joe Johnson [SG] BKN 3  
15 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] DEN 3 Averaging 11.8 points on 38% shooting from the field over last five games.
16 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3  
17 Danny Green [SG] SAS 4 Averaging 13.2 points, 1.6 steals and 3.0 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
18 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] PHI 4 Only averaging 8.6 points on 30% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Lou Williams [PG,SG] ATL 4  
20 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] LAC 4  
21 Alonzo Gee [SG,SF] CLE 4  
22 Marco Belinelli [SG] CHI 4  
23 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 4  
24 Gary Neal [SG] SAS 4  
25 Austin Rivers [PG,SG] NO 4 Averaging 16.6 points and 2.3 threes in 37 minutes over last three games.
   
Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Carmelo Anthony * [SF] NYK 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Expected back this week.
2 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 19.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.2 threes over last five games.
3 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 4  
4 Luol Deng  [SG,SF] CHI 4  
5 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3  
6 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3  
7 Andrei Kirilenko [SF] MIN 4 Averaging 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
8 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 3  
9 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3  
10 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3  
11 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 3  
12 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] BKN 3  
13 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4 Averaging 14.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 36 minutes over last three games.
14 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4 Averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 threes in 41 minutes over last three games.
15 CJ Miles [SG,SF] CLE 4 Averaging 21.0 points, 1.0 steals and 3.6 threes over last five games but minutes and production could decrease with Dion Waiters (ankle) expected back this week.
16 Matt Barnes [SF] LAC 4 Averaging 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 threes, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals in 26 minutes over last five games.
17 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 4  
18 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] ATL 4  
19 Cartier Martin [SG,SF] WAS 4 Averaging 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 threes in 30 minutes over last two games.
20 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [SF] CHA 4  
21 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4  
22 Marquis Daniels [SG,SF] MIL 4  
23 Harrison Barnes [SF] GSW 4  
24 Martell Webster [SG,SF] WAS 4  
25 Marvin Williams [SF] UTA 4  
   
Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 David Lee [PF] GSW 4 Averaging 23.0 points, 13.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
2 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 4  
3 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 12.8 points on 36% shooting from the field over last five games.
4 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4 Averaging 16.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.6 blocks over last five games.
5 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 4  
6 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4  
7 Kevin Love * [PF] MIN 4 Day-to-day (flu). Shooting 33% from the field (45% last year) over last four games.
8 David West [PF] IND 4  
9 Ryan Anderson PF NO 4 Minutes and production could decrease a bit with Anthony Davis (ankle) back.
10 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4  
11 Anthony Davis [PF,C] NO 4 Averaging 11.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.7 steals in 27 minutes over last three games.
12 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 4  
13 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3 Averaging 22.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
14 Glen Davis [PF,C] ORL 4  
15 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4 Averaging 11.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes over last five games.
16 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3  
17 Kenneth Faried [PF] DEN 3  
18 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 3  
19 Byron Mullens [PF,C] CHA 4  
20 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 4 Averaging 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 29 minutes over last five games.
21 Carl Landry [SF,PF] GSW 4  
22 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4  
23 Derrick Favors [PF,C] UTA 4  
24 Jason Maxiell [PF,C] DET 4  
25 Luc Mbah a Moute [SF,PF] MIL 4 Averaging 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 29 minutes over last three games.
   
Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.8 steals over last five games.
2 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 4  
3 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 4  
4 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 4  
5 Anderson Varejao [PF,C] CLE 4  
6 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 4  
7 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4  
8 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 4  
9 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4 Averaging 24.6 points and 8.3 rebounds over last three games.
10 Larry Sanders [PF,C] MIL 4  
11 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 4  
12 Nikola Vucevic C ORL 4  
13 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4  
14 Chris Kaman [C] DAL 4  
15 Robin Lopez [C] NO 4  
16 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4 Day-to-day (thigh).
17 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 3  
18 Brook Lopez * [C] BKN 3 Back in action (foot).
19 Dwight Howard [C] LAL 2  
20 Omer Asik [C] HOU 3  
21 JaVale McGee [PF,C] DEN 3  
22 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] POR 3  
23 Andre Drummond [C] DET 4 Averaging 8.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in only 23 minutes over last three games.
24 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4  
25 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 4  
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