2023 Fantasy Football Week 5 Trade Value Chart: Tight Ends

Championship rosters are built with trades.

RSJ’s Jackson Barrett created a value-based drafting Excel tool to create the preseason values for this Fantasy Football Trade Value Chart. The tool uses the FantasyPros consensus projections to assign values based on a 12-team, full PPR league.

Each week throughout the season, I will alter these values to reflect the player’s value for the rest of the season. I have made changes based on the FantasyPros ECR, results from the season so far, and The Wolf’s Rest of Season Rankings. But for the most part, the below values should generally reflect consensus rankings. The values provided also allow for comparing player values across positions, not just within one position group.

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

QB RB | WR TE

RISER

This week’s biggest riser is Jacksonville tight end Evan Engram. Engram has provided something that is rare from TEs in fantasy football, consistency. Engram has scored between 9.9 and 13.7 fantasy points in each game this season. Across four weeks, Engram is the TE4 on the season. Engram is not flashy and will not win you matchups this season. However, he is a steady starter who will perform better than most TEs each week. In a positional pool that is filled with players who score either 3 or 20 points each week, Engram’s consistency is incredibly valuable.

FALLER

Pat Freiermuth was a primary target of those drafting TEs in the middle rounds. Unfortunately, this hasn’t exactly worked out and Freiermuth is currently the TE21. Freirmuth’s struggles coincide with Pittsburgh’s offensive woes. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has not made the second-year lead that Steelers fans hoped for and the offense is struggling as a whole. Freiermuth is now dealing with a hamstring injury, further reducing his value. Even when he returns from injury, Freiermuth is not a solidified starter in fantasy lineups.

TRADE TARGET

The leader of the rookie tight ends is currently Sam LaPorta. LaPorta is currently outshining Jake Ferguson, who is a great trade target for teams lacking at TE. Through four career games, Ferguson is the clear TE1 in Dallas. In these initial games, Ferguson has seen several designed looks and it is obvious that Mike McCarthy is making an effort to get the ball in his hands.

In Week 4, Ferguson caught all seven of his targets and scored a season-high 14.7 fantasy points. Ferguson will have a consistent role in a quality Dallas offense and should be targeted as a potential starting TE.

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