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.
Cardinals’ tight end Trey McBride made the most of his first game as the primary TE. In his Week 8 “debut”, McBride racked up 95 yards on 10 receptions. This included one gritty touchdown.
Unfortunately for McBride, there will be a QB change in Arizona. With either Clayton Tune or Kyler Murray making the start in Week 9, McBride could see vastly different usage.
Even with a quarterback change, it’s wheels up for McBride with Zach Ertz on IR. McBride is an athletic and talented TE who should be rostered in every league
Another big name in fantasy is dealing with an injury. This time it’s Giants’ TE Darren Waller. Waller re-aggravated a hamstring injury that forced him to leave the game on Sunday.
If Waller is able to escape with a minor injury, his fantasy value will not take a big hit. However, the outlook for Waller and the Giants is getting ugly. The New York offense almost fully relies on Saquon Barkley to move the ball
With a lingering hamstring injury and a frightening offensive environment, Waller’s fantasy value took a hit in Week 8.
It’s quite difficult to lock down consistent production from the tight end position unless you have an elite player. But there are a few players outside of the top tier of TEs who get consistent volume and have touchdown upside.
One of these players is Logan Thomas. Thomas has remained under the radar this season but he has steadily produced. Thomas has seen 6+ targets in four games this season and had 3+ receptions in five.
Thomas is also clearly a part of Washington’s goal line game plan. Through seven games this season, Thomas has five targets in the endzone. Only four TEs have more targets in the endzone this season.
You can’t ask much from fringe starters at TE. But consistent volume and a good chance to score are perfect if your team is lacking at TE.