By Jeremiah Delgado
The trade deadline for all fantasy football leagues is going to be ending today and, if you haven’t already, try to make a trade. There is definitely some part of your team that needs to be strengthened and here is how to do that.
Each week CBSSports.com uses a trade value chart to help owners look for the fairest trades. A number is given to each player and to equal a fair trade, the numbers must match. Be sure to look at both the standard and PPR value for each player on the list.
This idea works when a player like David Johnson has a value of 44 in standard and 47 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:44 PPR:47
Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)-Standard:44 PPR:46
Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers)-Standard:43 PPR:47
DeMarco Murray (Tennessee Titans)-Standard:39 PPR:42
Melvin Gordon (San Diego Chargers)-Standard:38 PPR:41
WR Position Value
Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers)-Standard:43 PPR:47
Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons)-Standard:42 PPR:46
Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)-Standard:39 PPR:43
Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys)-Standard:31 PPR:35
Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants)-Standard:30 PPR:34
TE Position Value
Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)-Standard:29 PPR:32
Delanie Walker (Tennessee Titans)-Standard:17 PPR:20
Jimmy Graham (Seattle Seahawks)-Standard:17 PPR:19
Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers)-Standard:16 PPR:18
Tyler Eifert (Cincinnati Bengals)-Standard:16 PPR:18
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 easiest players to trade for based on value are tight ends. Their numbers are much lower than receivers or running backs.
The biggest change has come at the wide receiver position. A.J. Green is expected to miss a few games and depending on where the Cincinnati Bengals are in contention, he might not come back at all. To replace Green, Dez Bryant was added to the top five at the position.
He is definitely deserving of the spot as he and Dak Prescott are beginning to gel together. As long as Dez can stay healthy, his production is finally going to be consistent. The touchdowns are beginning to come in bunches as the running game has opened up the passing game.
A very interesting wide receiver to try and trade for at this point is Doug Baldwin. Russell Wilson is 100% healthy if not very close to it. The offensive line is holding up and he is able to scramble to buy extra time.
Baldwin is the receiver he likes to go to when the coverage breaks down and they have already an established rapport.
If you are looking for a running back with some RB1 upside, then look to Spencer Ware. He has a nice fantasy playoff schedule and is on one of the better running teams in the league.
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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