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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, The Wolf’s Rest of Season Rankings, and my expected fantasy points analysis (available every Wednesday). 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.
In future weeks, I will break down the top risers and fallers in trade value. For more information on how to make successful deals, check out my strategies for negotiating trades.
WEEK 1 WR NOTES
- Chris Godwin, Tee Higgins, and Keenan Allen all dropped in value after Week 1 due to injury.
- Godwin will likely be out a few weeks, although that may be good to give him extra time to recover from the ACL injury. He is downgraded in the chart.
- Higgins could potentially return for Week 2 depending on his progress in the concussion protocol. I did not downgrade him much.
- Keenan Allen is likely to miss Week 2 as the Chargers play on Thursday Night Football, but his status beyond Week 2 is unknown. He is also downgraded in the chart.
- Due to the Dak Prescott injury, CeeDee Lamb is significantly downgraded.