By Jeremiah Delgado
As the halfway point approaches in the NFL, it is time to start improving fantasy rosters or adding depth. Owners are looking to either further their early season dominance or separate their teams from the rest. It might be time to start mulling over some trades and here is how to do that.
Each week CBSSports.com uses a trade value chart to help owners look for the fairest trades.
So a number is given to each player and to equal a fair trade, the numbers must match. This week as opposed to last week, we are going to add in PPR and not just standard.
This idea works when a player like David Johnson has a value of 42 in standard and 44 in PPR, in order to trade for him you must add together enough points to meet or exceed that value. Here are a few players with the top value at each position, according to CBSSports.com.
RB Position Value
David Johnson(Arizona Cardinals)-Standard:42 PPR:44
Le’Veon Bell(Pittsburgh Steelers)-Standard:40 PPR:43
Ezekiel Elliott(Dallas Cowboys)-Standard:38 PPR:40
LeSean McCoy(Buffalo Bills)-Standard:37 PPR:40
DeMarco Murray(Tennessee Titans)-Standard:32 PPR:35
WR Position Value
Julio Jones(Atlanta Falcons)-Standard:42 PPR:46
Antonio Brown(Pittsburgh Steelers)-Standard:40 PPR:44
A.J. Green(Cincinnati Bengals)-Standard:35 PPR:39
Mike Evans(Tampa Bay Buccaneers)-Standard:35 PPR:39
Odell Beckham Jr.(New York Giants)-Standard:30 PPR:34
TE Position Value
Rob Gronkowski(New England Patriots)-Standard:30 PPR:33
Greg Olsen(Carolina Panthers)-Standard:18 PPR:20
Kyle Rudolph(Minnesota Vikings)-Standard:14 PPR:16
Jordan Reed(Washington Redskins)-Standard:14 PPR:16
Jimmy Graham(Seattle Seahawks)-Standard:14 PPR:16
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.
There are some increases and decreases in value at each position. Elliott has increased his value by three points and has jumped McCoy and Murray. A new player has cracked the top five list and that is Beckham Jr.. He is coming off a huge game against the Baltimore Ravens and is looking like the old Odell.
The final jump comes from Jimmy Graham who was not featured on this list last week. He is beginning to gain his old form and developing a rapport with Russell Wilson.
The next time you are thinking about offering a trade or reviewing a trade come back to this chart. It updates every week as variables 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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