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.
We’re just two weeks into the 2023 season for Kyler Murray and it looks like he’s been here since Week 1. In these two contests, Murray has thrown for 463 yards (1 touchdown) and added on 84 yards and two scores on the ground. Murray is averaging 20.5 fantasy points through these games, QB4 in PPG.
Incredibly, Murray is showing virtually no signs of rust. What’s even more shocking is that his surgically repaired knee appears to be near full strength.
Few people in the world can do this just 10.5 months after ACL surgery, but Kyler Murray is one of them.
Murray’s status as a very good (possibly elite) fantasy quarterback was in question due to his health. At this point, Murray has proven that he is healthy and can still get it done with both his legs and arm.
It’s only been two games but they have been enough to push Murray into the QB1 range.
At this point, it’s the year of the quarterback… in the worst way possible.
Week 11 claimed one of the league’s best in Joe Burrow. Following a hand injury in a Thursday Night Football matchup with the Ravens, Burrow will be out for the remainder of the season.
The state of the quarterback position is almost comical. Burrow’s absence means yet another fantasy-viable quarterback has exited the player pool. Injuries to Burrow and others mean that quarterbacks like Sam Howell and Josh Dobbs will be started in many leagues moving forward. No disrespect to either of these players but I did not expect these two to be fantasy starters in Week 11.
The quarterback position is simply a mess in fantasy football right now. There are only a handful of guys that can be relied on to produce each week, so consider yourself lucky if you’ve made it this far with a healthy QB.
The fantasy playoffs are just a few weeks away. With these critical matchups just around the corner, it wouldn’t hurt to trade for a quarterback that has a favorable schedule in the fantasy playoffs.
Thankfully, we’ve already analyzed playoff schedules to determine which QBs have strong matchups to end the season.
Josh Dobbs and Kyler Murray both have highly favorable playoff matchups. Since we looked at Dobbs last week and just discussed how Kyler has looked recently, this week’s trade target is Brock Purdy.
Thanks to an All-Pro cast of playmakers and a genius calling plays, Purdy has been highly effective in fantasy this season. Through 11 weeks Purdy is the QB10 in fantasy and has provided incredibly consistent production.
Purdy now finishes out the season with three high-end matchups in Philadelphia, Arizona and Washington. Considering Purdy’s consistency, it’s safe to bet that he will thrive with these favorable matchups.
If your QB room is decimated by injuries, Brock Purdy may be able to save you this season.