2023 Fantasy Football Week 5 Trade Value Chart

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.

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RISERS

It seems that rookie quarterback CJ Stroud took almost no time to adjust to the NFL. Following a forgettable Week 1, Stroud has scored at least 20 fantasy points in three straight games. With 970 yards and six touchdown passes in the last three games, Stroud is the QB10 through four games this season. Stroud has developed a strong connection with receivers Nico Collins and Tank Dell. Expect these connections to grow throughout the season, leading to continued success in the coming weeks. If Stroud continues to succeed in the two games before Houston’s bye, he will be a solidified QB1 moving forward.

Viking’s quarterback Kirk Cousins has solidified himself as a middle of the pack starter in fantasy football. He may not be flashy, but Cousins provides a high floor each week. Cousins will be reliable throughout the season and will succeed on the back of ridiculous volume. Through four games, the Vikings have attempted 44 or more passes in three games. With poor defensive play and a coaching staff that isn’t afraid to let Kirk throw the ball around, Cousins will be in the QB 7-11 range for the majority of the season.

FALLERS

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals simply can’t get it figured out on offense. Through four weeks of the season, Cincinnati ranks near the bottom of the league in just about every major offensive statistic. Burrow doesn’t look healthy, the offense can’t move the ball down the field, and now Tee Higgins is dealing with a rib issue. All of this means that Burrow could be benched in some leagues. Until something changes in Cincinnati, Burrow is a fringe QB1 and it may get worse before it gets better.

At this point in the season, Dak Prescott cannot be started in fantasy football. As of now, Prescott is the QB22, has yet to crack 20 points, and does not have a top-12 finish in any week. Dallas has been able to rely on strong defensive play and an effective ground game to win football games. The Cowboys will be a quality football team but will not require big performances from Dak.

TRADE TARGETS

Last week was the ideal time to target Anthony Richardson but it may not be too late yet. The sample size is incredibly small and skewed due to mid-game injuries but Richardson has been dominant when on the field.

Richardson’s size and athletic profile allow him to provide steady production with his legs. We have clearly seen this through three starts and he will continue to produce on the ground. Not everyone is sold on Richardson’s production just yet. If you are struggling at QB, buy Richardson before it’s too late.

Joe Burrow was one of the week’s biggest fallers but I believe he is also a good trade target. This is a classic buy-low spot. Burrow’s price is at the lowest it may ever be in his career and it’s a good time to take a stab at Burrow. We all know what Burrow is capable of when playing at his best. Unfortunately, Burrow’s play has been impacted by his calf injury and the Bengals’ offense is suffering due to his limitations. As the season progresses, it is very reasonable that Burrow gets healthier and the Bengals improve. If the Burrow manager in your league is panicking, send out some offers and buy an MVP-caliber player at his absolute floor.

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