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.
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Before going over player values, let’s take a look at the biggest changes to the trade value chart and some potential trade targets.
The most obvious riser of the week is Bills’ tight end Dalton Kincaid. Kincaid has been utilized in the offense in some capacity throughout the season. However, this usage is going to spike in the coming weeks. Why? Teammate Dawson Knox suffered a wrist injury that will require surgery.
Although this Bills team has had ups and downs throughout the season, this offense is capable of going out there and putting up 30+ points in any week. As the top TE option in this offense, Kincaid should thrive with increased usage.
How did Bears’ TE Cole Kmet fair in Week 7? Zero, zilch, nada, goose egg, doughnut, nothing. Last week I warned against starting Bears skill players because of Tyson Bagent. This held true for Kmet who was blanked last week.
Kmet, along with most of the Chicago offense will have incredibly low floors this season, especially without Justin Fields. Kmet in particular will rely on touchdowns to succeed. In an offense led by Tyson Bagent, I think touchdowns will be hard to come by.
With that being said, Kmet should be out of lineups in the coming weeks.
After a challenging performance in Week 6 and no action in Week 7, it’s an opportune moment to consider investing in Jake Ferguson. Ferguson was my recommended trade target last week. But he’s being recommended again as his bye week likely led to a dip in value in many leagues.
In the span of his six-game career, Ferguson has consistently recorded at least 3 receptions and achieved a TE11 ranking or better in 50 percent of these games.
In Week 6, Ferguson’s productivity dipped to just one catch from a single target. Nevertheless, it’s critical to note that he logged an 86 percent snap rate and ran 32 routes, both of which stand as personal bests.
It’s essential to bear in mind that Ferguson may not reach elite status as a tight end this season. However, his consistent presence on the field and the frequency at which he garners targets establishes a reliable floor.