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.
Another NFL slate is in the books. You know what that means… it’s time to hype up Trey McBride.
Since Zach Ertz went on IR, McBride has done nothing short of dominate. In the last three games, he has scored 20+ points twice and is averaging 9.3 targets per game.
Few TEs see this volume and even fewer TEs have the talent to make the plays and catches that McBride does.
It is clear that McBride will be a focal point of the offense in Arizona. With the return of Kyler Murray, McBride is in a position to be a true difference maker on rosters.
No matter how hard you wish it wasn’t true, Kyle Pitts’ fantasy value continues to decline. Following a 6.0 point (TE18) game in Week 10, it’s safe to say that Pitts can be left on the bench in most leagues.
Arthur Smith finally gave in to utilizing Bijan Robinson in Week 10. This wasn’t the case with Pitts, who hasn’t seen more than five targets since Week 6.
To be completely realistic, it’s probably time to give up on Kyle Pitts. He simply does not receive the volume to be fantasy-relevant.
Sure, Pitts may have a big game sometime this season. But his lack of volume and consistency makes him a TE2 in fantasy.
Following a bye in Week 9 and his worst fantasy performance of the season in 2023, this is a great time to buy Evan Engram.
First, the Jacksonville offense is simply underperforming. Despite being loaded with talent at every skill position, Jacksonville ranks 19th in total offense and 16th in scoring offense. Although Trevor Lawrence and this offense haven’t looked great, I expect them to improve down the stretch this season, to the benefit of Engram.
Engram has also been one of the few TEs to deliver consistent production this season. Engram has been a TE1 seven times this year in nine games. At a position where scoring is so volatile, Engram provides a steady 10-15 points in nearly every game.
With the emergence of talented young TEs like Dalton Kincaid and Trey McBride, nobody seems to be talking about Engram as a very reliable producer.
It’s not a bad idea to see if the Engram owner in your league is uneasy after the last few weeks, especially if you lack consistency at this position.