By Jeremiah Delgado
Some leagues in fantasy football still have not had their trade deadline and for those part of that rare group, this week’s trade value chart is for you. If you are lucky enough to still be able to trade then here is how to make your team better.
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 week’s edition will also give an inside look on which players have the best value for the rest of the season.
This idea works when a player like David Johnson has a value of 45 in standard and 50 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:45 PPR:50
Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers)-Standard:45 PPR:49
Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)-Standard:45 PPR:47
DeMarco Murray (Tennessee Titans)-Standard:39 PPR:42
Melvin Gordon (San Diego Chargers)-Standard:36 PPR:39
WR Position Value
Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers)-Standard:45 PPR:49
Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons)-Standard:41 PPR:45
Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)-Standard:40 PPR:44
Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants)-Standard:32 PPR:36
Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys)-Standard:31 PPR:35
TE Position Value
Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)-Standard:24 PPR:27
Delanie Walker (Tennessee Titans)-Standard:17 PPR:20
Jimmy Graham (Seattle Seahawks)-Standard:16 PPR:18
Tyler Eifert (Cincinnati Bengals)-Standard:16 PPR:18
Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers)-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 easiest players to trade for based on value are tight ends. Their numbers are much lower than receivers or running backs.
The final trade value chart of this fantasy football season has no changes from last week. The top five at each position remain the same as week 12 and it is easy to see why. These players are the most consistent at each position with high floors and an even higher ceiling.
Guys like Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown are finally returning to form with the touchdowns flowing in. Brown scored three touchdowns on Thanksgiving night against the Indianapolis Colts and Bell is looking stronger as a receiver in addition to his running back duties.
Stay weary of Rob Gronkowski because the injuries are beginning to pile up for him. After having a chest injury and not being able to play against the San Francisco 49ers, he left the game against the New York Jets with a back injury. There is still no word on the severity of the injury.
Tyler Eifert might be worth a look at tight end. The injury to A.J. Green is going to force Andy Dalton to throw to his most trusted pass-catcher at this point.
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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