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NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Trade Value Chart (2021)

This trade value chart probably looks different than other charts you’re used to seeing. Most other analysts take their rest of the season rankings, apply arbitrary numbers to each player based on rank order, and call it a day.

METHODOLOGY

I used a value-based drafting Excel tool to create the initial values for this chart. The tool uses the FantasyPros consensus projections to assign values based on a 12-team, full PPR league.

At the beginning of the season, I can calculate trade values via the same method I used to determine auction prices. The values in the chart don’t perfectly correlate to auction prices. I have made slight changes based on the FantasyPros ECR, results from Week 1, and to a lesser extent, The Wolf’s Rest of Season Rankings, and my expected fantasy points analysis. But for the most part, the below values should closely reflect consensus projections.

Even if you play in a snake draft league, using auction values as an initial baseline yields more accurate trade values during the season. Jeff Henderson’s Fantasy WAR is a fantastic metric that can also be helpful to keep in mind when negotiating trades.

 

Always keep the insane value of the top players in the back of your mind when negotiating trades. Most other charts will only have a small spread between the top players, but value-based drafting shows that Christian McCaffrey is in a tier of his own. FantasyPros projects McCaffrey to finish so much higher than everyone else that he’s worth more than Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliott combined.

Generally, trading for players with the potential to finish among the top of the league in Fantasy WAR is the best strategy to improve your roster, even if it might feel like an overpay. The chart reflects that. You probably won’t be able to swing a trade for McCaffrey, but always keep upside in mind.

For more information on how to make successful deals, check out my strategies for negotiating trades.

In future weeks, I will break down the top risers and fallers in trade value. This week’s major disconnects from the initial Excel tool numbers and the FantasyPros Rest of Season Rankings are mostly injury-related, and I have a few quick notes on those at the bottom. Have fun making trades!

NFL WEEK 2 FANTASY FOOTBALL TRADE VALUE CHART

PLAYERPOSTeam1QB2QB
Christian McCaffreyRBCAR8787
Alvin KamaraRBNO6666
Dalvin CookRBMIN6565
Davante AdamsWRGB6060
Travis KelceTEKC5858
Tyreek HillWRKC5555
Stefon DiggsWRBUF5050
Derrick HenryRBTEN4747
DeAndre HopkinsWRARI4747
Calvin RidleyWRATL4646
Darren WallerTELV4545
Ezekiel ElliottRBDAL4444
Aaron JonesRBGB4141
Joe MixonRBCIN4040
Austin EkelerRBLAC3939
Keenan AllenWRLAC3939
Saquon BarkleyRBNYG3939
Jonathan TaylorRBIND3838
Najee HarrisRBPIT3737
D.K. MetcalfWRSEA3737
Justin JeffersonWRMIN3737
A.J. BrownWRTEN3636
Amari CooperWRDAL3636
George KittleTESF3535
Antonio GibsonRBWAS3535
Nick ChubbRBCLE3535
CeeDee LambWRDAL3333
D'Andre SwiftRBDET3333
Allen Robinson IIWRCHI3232
Chris GodwinWRTB3232
David MontgomeryRBCHI3232
Chris CarsonRBSEA3232
Terry McLaurinWRWAS3131
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBKC3131
Patrick Mahomes IIQBKC3059
Cooper KuppWRLAR3030
Tyler LockettWRSEA3030
Robert WoodsWRLAR2828
Miles SandersRBPHI2828
Adam ThielenWRMIN2727
D.J. MooreWRCAR2626
Kyler MurrayQBARI2553
Tee HigginsWRCIN2525
Diontae JohnsonWRPIT2525
Mark AndrewsTEBAL2424
Darrell HendersonRBLAR2424
Josh AllenQBBUF2452
T.J. HockensonTEDET2424
Julio JonesWRTEN2222
Lamar JacksonQBBAL2149
Josh JacobsRBLV2121
Mike EvansWRTB2020
Chase ClaypoolWRPIT1919
Mike DavisRBATL1919
Courtland SuttonWRDEN1818
Ja'Marr ChaseWRCIN1818
Dak PrescottQBDAL1746
James RobinsonRBJAX1717
Damien HarrisRBNE1717
Antonio BrownWRTB1616
Corey DavisWRNYJ1616
Deebo SamuelWRSF1616
Kyle PittsTEATL1515
Myles GaskinRBMIA1515
Russell WilsonQBSEA1342
Robby AndersonWRCAR1313
Chase EdmondsRBARI1313
Javonte WilliamsRBDEN1313
Ty'Son WilliamsRBBAL1313
DeVonta SmithWRPHI1212
Tom BradyQBTB1138
Aaron RodgersQBGB1138
Brandin CooksWRHOU1111
Logan ThomasTEWAS1111
Noah FantTEDEN1111
Tyler HigbeeTELAR1111
Kareem HuntRBCLE1010
Rob GronkowskiTETB1010
Justin HerbertQBLAC938
Leonard FournetteRBTB99
Odell Beckham Jr.WRCLE99
Brandon AiyukWRSF99
Laviska Shenault Jr.WRJAX99
Tyler BoydWRCIN99
Jakobi MeyersWRNE99
Will Fuller VWRMIA99
Elijah MitchellRBSF99
Jarvis LandryWRCLE99
Jalen HurtsQBPHI835
Robert TonyanTEGB88
Kenny GolladayWRNYG810
Michael ThomasWRNO88
Mike WilliamsWRLAC88
Melvin Gordon IIIRBDEN88
D.J. Chark Jr.WRJAX77
Marvin Jones Jr.WRJAX77
Sterling ShepardWRNYG66
Marquez CallawayWRNO66
JuJu Smith-SchusterWRPIT66
Jerry JeudyWRDEN66
DeVante ParkerWRMIA66
Michael Pittman Jr.WRIND66
Marquise BrownWRBAL66
Ryan TannehillQBTEN530
Matthew StaffordQBLAR530
Trey SermonRBSF44
James WhiteRBNE44
Ronald Jones IIRBTB44
Jamaal WilliamsRBDET44
Mark IngramRBHOU44
Dallas GoedertTEPHI44
Devin SingletaryRBBUF44
J.D. McKissicRBWAS44
Nyheim HinesRBIND44
Joe BurrowQBCIN325
Justin FieldsQBCHI311
Trey LanceQBSF310
Elijah MooreWRNYJ33
Jaylen WaddleWRMIA33
Russell GageWRATL33
Henry Ruggs IIIWRLV33
Latavius MurrayRBBAL33
Trevor LawrenceQBJAX321
James ConnerRBARI33
Darnell MooneyWRCHI22
Kenyan DrakeRBARI22
AJ DillonRBGB22
Tony PollardRBDAL22
Jonnu SmithTENE22
Alexander MattisonRBMIN22
Kenneth GainwellRBPHI22
Tony Jones Jr.RBNO22
Christian KirkWRARI22
Sony MichelRBLAR22
Cole BeasleyWRBUF22
Kirk CousinsQBMIN118
Jameis WinstonQBNO117
Matt RyanQBATL115
Derek CarrQBLV115
Baker MayfieldQBCLE115
Tua TagovailoaQBMIA113
Carson WentzQBIND113
Ben RoethlisbergerQBPIT112
Sam DarnoldQBCAR19
Teddy BridgewaterQBDEN19
Zach WilsonQBNYJ19
Mac JonesQBNE19
Jared GoffQBDET18
Daniel JonesQBNYG16
Tyrod TaylorQBHOU15
Taylor HeinickeQBWAS15
Jimmy GaroppoloQBSF13
Mike GesickiTEMIA11
Michael GallupWRDAL11
Mecole HardmanWRKC11
Emmanuel SandersWRBUF11
Nelson AgholorWRNE11
Tyrell WilliamsWRDET11
Raheem MostertRBSF11
Zack MossRBBUF11
Tevin ColemanRBNYJ11
Michael CarterRBNYJ11
Darrel WilliamsRBKC11
Rashaad PennyRBSEA11
Hunter HenryTENE11
Evan EngramTENYG11
Gerald EverettTESEA11
Deshaun WatsonQBHOU11
Taysom HillQBNO11
Andy DaltonQBCHI11
Damien WilliamsRBCHI11
Ty JohnsonRBNYJ11
Phillip LindsayRBHOU11
Raheem MostertRBSF11
Terrace Marshall Jr.WRCAR11
Ryan FitzpatrickQBWAS11

WEEK 1 INJURY NOTES

RUNNING BACK SNAP COUNTS

Several running backs saw encouraging snap count numbers in Week 1 including the below players. Depending on your price range, any of them could be good targets for running back help.

  • Joe Mixon – 54/69 snaps (78%)
  • Najee Harris – 58/58 snaps (100%)
  • De’Andre Swift – 63/92 snaps (68%)
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire – 47/65 snaps (72%)
  • Chris Carson – 42/54 snaps (78%)
  • Darrell Henderson – 49/52 snaps (94%)
  • Mike Davis – 53/71 snaps (75%)
  • Devin Singletary – 64/85 snaps (75%) — Zack Moss was a healthy scratch

Check back next Tuesday for updated player values and a breakdown of risers and fallers. Reach out on Twitter @RSJ_Jackson with any questions!

Author

  • I am currently working as an accountant and have been obsessed with fantasy football for over 10 years. My specialties are auction draft strategy and discovering unique team management strategies to maximize winning odds. Thanks for reading!

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