NFL Week 13 Fantasy Football Trade Value Chart (2021): Running Back Risers, Fallers, Injury Notes - Roto Street Journal
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NFL Week 13 Fantasy Football Trade Value Chart (2021): Running Back Risers, Fallers, Injury Notes

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.

I used a value-based drafting Excel tool to create the initial pre-Week 1 values for this chart. Since then, I have made changes based on the results from the first three weeks, FantasyPros Rest of the Season ECR, The Wolf’s Rest of Season Rankings, and my expected fantasy points analysis (updated every Wednesday).

All values are based on a 12 team league with full-PPR scoring. Click the links below to see values for other positions.

QB | RB | WR | TE

PLAYERPOSTEAM1QB2QB
Jonathan TaylorRBIND6666
Austin EkelerRBLAC6161
Najee HarrisRBPIT5757
Alvin KamaraRBNO5454
Joe MixonRBCIN5252
Leonard FournetteRBTB4747
Cordarrelle PattersonRBATL4747
Saquon BarkleyRBNYG4646
Ezekiel ElliottRBDAL4545
James RobinsonRBJAC4545
Elijah MitchellRBSF4545
D'Andre SwiftRBDET4444
Nick ChubbRBCLE4343
Darrell HendersonRBLAR4141
Aaron JonesRBGB4141
Dalvin CookRBMIN3838
Antonio GibsonRBWAS3737
David MontgomeryRBCHI3636
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBKC3333
Josh JacobsRBLV3232
Alexander MattisonRBMIN3131
James ConnerRBARI3030
Myles GaskinRBMIA2626
Melvin Gordon IIIRBDEN2121
AJ DillonRBGB2121
Miles SandersRBPHI1919
Javonte WilliamsRBDEN1919
Kareem HuntRBCLE1919
Tony PollardRBDAL1919
Michael CarterRBNYJ1818
Chase EdmondsRBARI1818
Ameer AbdullahRBCAR1818
Jamaal WilliamsRBDET1717
Damien HarrisRBNE1616
Alex CollinsRBSEA1616
D'Onta ForemanRBCAR1515
Sony MichelRBLAR1313
Mark IngramRBNO1212
Jeff WilsonRBSF1212
Darrel WilliamsRBKC1212
Rhamondre StevensonRBNE1212
Chuba HubbardRBCAR1212
Dontrell HilliardRBTEN1212
Devonta FreemanRBBAL1111
Samaje PerineRBCIN1111
Kenyan DrakeRBLV1111
Khalil HerbertRBCHI1010
Tevin ColemanRBNYJ1010
Devin SingletaryRBBUF1010
Latavius MurrayRBBAL1010
Boston ScottRBPHI1010
D'Ernest JohnsonRBCLE99
Devontae BookerRBNYG99
Matt BreidaRBBUF99
Derrick HenryRBTEN88
Nyheim HinesRBIND77
J.D. McKissicRBWAS66
Ty JohnsonRBNYJ66
Zack MossRBBUF66

WEEK 12 RB RISERS, FALLERS, AND INJURY NOTES

I am writing this on Monday night and tried to take the following injuries into account, but stay tuned for updates throughout the week. Injury data is primarily sourced from The Fantasy Doctors and ProFootballDoc.

  • Christian McCaffrey, the top asset in the chart last week, was unfortunately placed on injured reserve for the second time. His season is over. Losing McCaffrey is a brutal blow to fantasy owners, but you should not turn to Chuba Hubbard to replace him like last time. Instead, teammate Ameer Abdullah played 27 snaps to Hubbard’s 11 and saw all four non-McCaffrey targets out of the backfield. This is likely going to be a timeshare, but you want Abdullah instead of Hubbard based on recent usage.
  • D’Andre Swift suffered a shoulder sprain on Thanksgiving. Coach Dan Campbell expected Swift to miss Week 13. Still, the hope is that this is only a short-term absence, and Swift now makes a good trade target for teams that can withstand his absence in the short term. Backup Jamaal Williams played 31 of 40 snaps that Swift missed and should be a top waiver add.
  • Dalvin Cook dislocated his shoulder and according to Dr. Jesse Morse, could miss anywhere from 2 weeks to the rest of the season. Ian Rapoport reports that the injury is not season-ending, but the hope is to rest Cook for a few games. Head coach Mike Zimmer says that the injury is day-to-day. At this point, it’s hard to say how much time Cook will miss, but his value takes a significant hit. If he is available in your league, burn any remaining FAAB on Alexander Mattison.
  • The Cowboys could potentially give running back Ezekiel Elliott time off to heal from his current lower-body injuries, but his status remains uncertain for now. His value takes a small hit, but monitor practice reports.
  • Darrell Henderson reportedly suffered a quad strain in Week 12, but he didn’t appear to miss time. Monitor practice reports this week.
  • Washington’s J.D. McKissic was injured late on Monday Night Football and carted off. If he misses significant time, teammate Antonio Gibson might finally see the role managers have been wanting all season. I moved Gibson up immediately following the injury, but McKissic’s status is still unclear at this time. If McKissic misses significant time, Gibson may be undervalued on this chart.
  • We are far enough into the season that most single-game performances won’t change the rankings much, but risers this week include Joe Mixon, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Leonard Fournette. Fallers include Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, and Miles Sanders.

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