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.
Before going over player values, let’s take a look at the biggest changes to the trade value chart and some potential trade targets.
Lions’ quarterback Jared Goff has back-to-back QB4 performances, scoring 27.4 and 22.4 points in his last two games. These consecutive solid outings have Goff as the QB5 on the season.
Expectations were high for Goff and the Detroit offense but they have managed to meet, if not exceed, expectations. The Lions currently sit tied for 1st in the NFC (5-1) and Goff has been performing at a high level. Goff now has multiple touchdown passes in three games and ranks 6th in passing yards per game. These performances from Goff and company have the Lions as the 3rd ranked offense (yards per game) and 4th ranked scoring offense.
The Lions will now be without workhorse running back David Montgomery for some time. Without their bruising running back, Goff should be attempting more passes over the next few weeks.
Goff is on the fringe of being a must-start each week. Goff should be started most weeks but must absolutely be started when playing at home.
Since becoming a Lion, Goff has lit it up at Ford Field, averaging 22 fantasy points per game.
The Lions have surrounded their quarterback with more than enough talent and he’s putting it to use. Given this offensive environment and the level that Goff is currently playing at, he is a strong fantasy QB moving forward, especially at home.
You may notice that the reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes is not the most valuable quarterback through six weeks of the season. Actually, I have him outside the top five. It’s time to face reality, Mahomes is not the top dog in fantasy and several quarterbacks are better options for the rest of the season.
Mahomes and the Chiefs have not been able to kick it into high gear yet this season. Kansas City has only one truly dominant performance this season (Week 3 vs. Chicago) despite playing three teams that rank in the bottom 12 of scoring defense. The standards for the Chiefs are certainly high, but a level of dominance is expected with Mahomes. Kansas City’s “struggles” have led to Mahomes struggling in fantasy.
Some may say that I’m being too critical. But when you have to spend the 17th overall pick to get Mahomes, expectations are going to be high.
Mahomes has just one finish as the QB6 or better this season. This isn’t what managers expect from their second-round pick. Thankfully, Mahomes has a favorable schedule coming up (Chargers, at Broncos, Dolphins) and he will look to return to form. There’s no need to panic with Mahomes but he certainly has disappointed thus far.
So you’re coming to terms with the fact that Anthony Richardson is done and you need to find another option. If that replacement isn’t already on your roster, give Matthew Stafford a look.
Stafford has been a big part in Los Angeles making it to 3-3. Through six games, Stafford ranks third in yards per game and has thrown for 300+ yards in 50 percent of games.
Stafford has been held back by a lack of touchdowns. The Rams have six touchdowns through the air but seven on the ground. Regression is coming soon and Stafford’s TD numbers will come up.
This is especially true now that the Rams are down their top two running backs for at least Week 7, maybe longer. With 6th-round rookie Zach Evans being the top option out of the backfield, expect the Rams to rely on Stafford to get the ball into the endzone.