2023 Fantasy Football Week 12 Trade Value Chart: Wide Receivers

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: WR Trade Targets Based on Strength of Schedule

RISER

Relying on touchdowns isn’t the easiest way to consistently produce in fantasy, but players have done it. This seems to be the case with Courtland Sutton, who might as well have magnets in his hands when he’s near the endzone.

In the Bronco’s last five games, Sutton leads the team with seven targets in the red zone. Four of these targets have occurred in the endzone, resulting in four touchdowns. Sutton also tacked on a fifth touchdown but the target did not come inside of the endzone.

While Sutton’s recent success has been driven by five consecutive games with touchdowns, the results speak for themselves. Sutton is now the WR18 and has scored 14+ PPR points in four of the Bronco’s last five games.

Outside of touchdown upside, Sutton receives enough targets to maintain a respectable four. In this five-game stretch, Sutton has seen 5+ targets four times, including a game with 11 targets in Week 10.

As Russell Wilson’s top red zone, target, Sutton should be fed with high-value targets, leading to productive weeks down the stretch.

FALLERS

It’s probably already been a frustrating fantasy season if you own a Bengals pass catcher. Somehow, things got worse on Thursday night with the loss of Joe Burrow.

Ja’Marr Chase has been more inconsistent than we had hoped and Tee Higgins has struggled to stay on the field. Regardless of this, the outlook for both of these players has drastically changed for these players.

When it comes to Higgins, we have a bit of data available on how Higgins performs without Burrow. The splits are less than ideal.

While the sample size is small, this illustrates the role that Burrow plays in keeping Higgins and Chase valuable in fantasy.

Following the loss of Burrow, Higgins and Chase will have Jake Browning tossing them the ball. Browning, a product of the University of Washington, has exactly zero NFL starts and has attempted 15 passes in his career.

We truly don’t know what to expect out of the Cincinnati offense but this is less than ideal for one of the league’s top receiving tandems.

Given the uncertainty surrounding this situation, it will likely be impossible to get a fair price for either receiver, so a trade is likely off the table. Both Chase and Higgins have the talent to overcome subpar QB play, but expectations should be lowered going into Week 12.

TRADE TARGET

Despite the absolute circus that is occurring within the Jets’ offense, Garrett Wilson has been able to produce this season. Even though he’s dealt with Zach Wilson under center all season, the second-year receiver has still managed to put together 651 yards and two touchdowns on 57 catches.

Wilson had nothing short of a dud on Sunday, catching two passes for just 9 yards. Prior to this forgettable outing, Wilson had finished as the WR20 or better in four consecutive games.

As we approach the fantasy playoffs, the outlook gets much brighter for Wilson and the New York passing attack. The fantasy playoff schedule for Wilson is the 4th easiest among receivers, with matchups against Miami, Washington, and Cleveland.

Tommy DeVito of all people threw for 246 yards and three scores against the Commanders in Week 11. This matchup in the middle of the playoffs is golden. If you still have the opportunity, trade for Garrett Wilson.

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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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