2023 Fantasy Football Week 12 Trade Value Chart: Running Backs

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.

Before going over player values, let’s take a look at the biggest changes to the trade value chart and some potential trade targets.

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RISERS

Jahmyr Gibbs will not stop. In Detroit’s past four games, Gibbs has now scored 21+ fantasy points in all four games and 26+ in three of four.

It may have taken half the season, but the dominance that many expected from Gibbs is on full display.

While Gibbs’ emergence had a lot to do with an injury to David Montgomery, Gibbs has clearly taken advantage of this opportunity. The production from the rookie has led to a full-blown committee in Detroit following Montgomery’s return. In Week 11, Gibbs out-snapped Montgomery (36 vs. 25), saw more targets (6 vs. 2) and handled 40 percent of running back rushes.

With Gibbs maintaining a consistent role in this backfield, his value has skyrocketed given the potency of this offense. Both the Lions and Gibbs will continue to rack up points this season.

Brian Robinson Jr. is having the “quietest” season of any of the fantasy RB1s. Yes, I know that might shock some people (I had to double-check) that Brian Robinson is an RB1. Robinson is currently the RB4 overall and RB13 in points per game.

Robinson has handled the majority of Washington’s rushing work throughout the season, providing him with a stable floor. However, his ceiling has been raised significantly in recent weeks after he has seen an increase in targets.

A lot of this receiving work has to do with Antonio Gibson being injured, but it’s impossible to deny Robinson’s production when seeing these targets.

Washington plays at a fast pace and is often involved in games with an offensive focus. With a role that is expanding within this offense, Robinson’s value will remain high.

FALLER

The New York Giants should be renamed to The Saquon Barkley’s. Over the last few weeks, Saquon Barkley has seemingly accounted for all of the Giants’ offensive production.

This is actually somewhat true. In Week 11, Barkley accounted for 42 percent of the Giants’ offensive yardage. This isn’t as surprising given Barkley’s top-notch usage.

Barkley has been able to produce at times given his elite role but the quality of offense in New York is holding him back without a doubt. The Giants were able to put up 31 points on Sunday against the Commanders. However, this was the first time they scored more than 20 points since Week 2 against the Cardinals.

Unfortunately, not every game will come against the feeble Commanders’ defense. Barkley actually has the 2nd hardest remaining schedule for any running back. Matchups with New England, New Orleans, and Philadelphia are disasters just waiting to happen for Barkley and the Giants’ offense.

TRADE TARGET

There isn’t a better time than ever to invest in NFL Royalty. Derrick “King” Henry has struggled mightily in recent weeks and his price is likely at its lowest since his rookie season.

Two of these sub-six point games have come in the last two weeks, taking Henry’s price on the trade block.

Although Henry has struggled lately, brighter days are ahead for the former rushing champ. The Titans take on a series of opponents that are all vulnerable to the run. Henry’s remaining schedule ranks 3rd easiest among running backs and his fantasy playoff schedule ranks 7th.

Expect the Titans to lean on Derrick Henry and the run in upcoming games. With a steady dose of touches against attackable rushing defenses, Henry should close the season strong.

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Author

  • Michael "MOH" O'Hara - it's pronounced Moe. -- Full-time Fantasy Football guy, part-time Ohio State Student. -- Ja'Marr Chase can do no wrong.

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