By Jeremiah Delgado
Whether your team is undefeated, winless or in the middle, odds are you are looking to make a trade. Odds are you want to make a fair trade for both parties involved. So here is a way to do that.
Each week CBSSports.com uses a trade value chart to help owners look for the fairest trades. Most of them make more sense than others.
So a number is given to each player and to equal a fair trade, the numbers must match. Keep in mind this is only for standard scoring and not PPR related. However, there is an area of the chart for those invested in PPR.
For example, Le’Veon Bell has a value of 40 and to trade for him you must add together enough points to meet or exceed 40. Here are a few players with the top value at each position, according to CBSSports.com.
RB Position Value
Le’Veon Bell(Pittsburgh Steelers)- 40
David Johnson(Arizona Cardinals)- 40
Ezekiel Elliott(Dallas Cowboys)- 35
LeSean McCoy(Buffalo Bills)- 32
DeMarco Murray(Tennessee Titans)- 29
WR Position Value
Antonio Brown(Pittsburgh Steelers)- 41
Julio Jones(Atlanta Falcons)- 39
A.J. Green(Cincinnati Bengals)- 36
Mike Evans(Tampa Bay Buccaneers)- 35
Allen Robinson(Jacksonville Jaguars)- 29
TE Position Value
Rob Gronkowski(New England Patriots)- 28
Greg Olsen(Carolina Panthers)- 17
Jordan Reed(Washington Redskins)- 14
Kyle Rudolph(Minnesota Vikings)- 13
Delanie Walker(Tennessee Titans)- 12
A combination of players gives a better chance of not giving up a player too valuable to you, while still adding a great player. The easier players to trade for based on value are tight ends. Their numbers are much lower than receivers or running backs.
Now, this is strictly numbers and doesn’t account for the human factor. Most people will value their players at a higher value than these numbers indicate. Although, Rob Gronkowski is at a measly 28, his owner might feel he is worth double that.
The next time you are thinking about offering a trade or reviewing a trade come back to this chart. It updates every week as variable change for every player throughout the season. There is no need to lose out on a trade or not to get the most bang for your buck.
Jeremiah Delgado is a fan of the Jets, Yankees and Knicks. He doubts he will, but hopes to live long enough to see the Jets or the Knicks win a championship.
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