2023 Fantasy Football Week 12 Trade Value Chart: Tight Ends

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.

READ: TE Trade Targets Based on Strength of Schedule

RISER

The Cleveland Browns have made a clear effort to get David Njoku more touches in recent weeks. This is clearly shown in Njoku’s usage and fantasy output.

Njoku has seen above a 30 percent target share in two straight games and has been a top-ten TE in both contests. Njoku has now been a TE1 in every game that he has received a 20 percent target share.

Njoku’s usage is trending in the right direction and it appears that he will not just be involved, but act as a focal point in the Browns’ offense.

Njoku’s 30 percent target share is the second highest among TEs in the last two weeks. The trend is quite clear with Njoku (as it is with all players), when he gets looks, he produces in fantasy. Unless his target share begins to regularly dip below 20 percent, he is a fantasy starter.

FALLER

Poor performances did not lead to any major falls in the rankings this week. However, one big name is missing from the list after Week 11.

Unfortunately, the Bengals vs Ravens Thursday Night Football game claimed another victim outside of Joe Burrow. Following an ankle injury, Mark Andrews’ 2023 season is over.

Andrews was pacing to have yet another dominant fantasy season and was the TE3 heading into the TNF matchup.

Unfortunately, the fantasy community will be unable to benefit from the talents of Mark Andrews for the remainder of the season. However, the loss of Andrews brings an opportunity for a young player in Isaiah Likely.

TRADE TARGET

Although you shouldn’t have to trade for him, considering acquiring Isaiah Likely through either a trade or the waiver wire.

Likely has a unique opportunity in front of him. The tight end role in Baltimore has been incredibly important in recent years. Baltimore led the NFL in tight end target rate in both 2021 and 2022. Offensive scheme changes have brough this number down in 2023, but the Ravens still rank 7th in TE target rate.

A lot of this has to do with the talent of Mark Andrews but it still indicates that Likely will be utilized and given an opportunity to showcase his talents.

Likely did not disappoint when given an opportunity last season. In two games without Andrews last season, Likely had 101 yards on nine receptions, two of which went for scores. Likely is an unproven rookie but this opportunity is exciting for him.

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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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