By Jeremiah Delgado
Now is the time to make those deals you have wanted to make all season and never look back. Fantasy football owners know that Week 10 is THE week to begin their run at the playoffs. Nothing can help a team out more than trading for better players and here is how to do it.
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 Ezekiel Elliott has a value of 41 in standard and 43 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
Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)-Standard:42 PPR:44
David Johnson (Arizona Cardinals)-Standard:41 PPR:43
Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers)-Standard:38 PPR:41
DeMarco Murray (Tennessee Titans)-Standard:37 PPR:40
Melvin Gordon (San Diego Chargers)-Standard:36 PPR:39
WR Position Value
Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons)-Standard:42 PPR:46
Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers)-Standard:41 PPR:45
Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)-Standard:40 PPR:44
A.J. Green (Cincinnati Bengals)-Standard:39 PPR:43
Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants)-Standard:27 PPR:30
TE Position Value
Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)-Standard:35 PPR:38
Greg Olsen (Carolina Panthers)-Standard:18 PPR:20
Jimmy Graham (Seattle Seahawks)-Standard:18 PPR:20
Tyler Eifert (Cincinnati Bengals)-Standard:16 PPR:18
Jordan Reed (Washington Redskins)-Standard:15 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 easier players to trade for based on value are tight ends. Their numbers are much lower than receivers or running backs.
After his huge performance against the Tennessee Titans, Melvin Gordon has raised his value five points in standard. He is quickly becoming one of the elite running backs in fantasy football. Gordon has only failed to score double-digit fantasy points in standard once the entire season.
Odell Beckham Jr. has rejoined the top at the wide receiver position. He is coming off of a two-touchdown performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. Owners will definitely value him way above his number on this chart because of where he was drafted.
The more time Jimmy Graham spends with Russell Wilson the better he looks. Graham is beginning to return to that old form that he had with Drew Brees. He looks dominant hauling in one-handed touchdown catches against the Buffalo Bills. If you have the pieces to get him then do it now.
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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