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.
Nico Collins has been a steady WR2 throughout the season and has even been a WR1 four times this season. Week 13 was one of these occasions with Collins grabbing nine balls for 191 yards and a score. This was the second consecutive week that Collins finished with 100+ yards and a touchdown.
Unfortunately, it is not just Collins’ performance that makes him a riser. Fellow receiver Tank Dell suffered a season-ending injury in Week 13. This is unfortunate as Dell was having a very promising rookie season alongside Collins.
While this hurts for Dell, it opens up a massive opportunity for Collins. In Dell’s previous four games, he maintained a 28 percent target share. A lot of these looks should head Collins’ way.
This proved to be true after Dell’s injury on Sunday. After Dell left the game, Nico had a 42.9 percent target share, a 56.9 percent air yards share, and dominated the Texans’ offense.
The Texans have a difficult schedule coming up but Collins is now guaranteed to be the alpha and should flourish as CJ Stroud’s top option.
Slowly but surely, Rashee Rice has claimed his spot as the top receiver in Kansas City. Many people have been waiting on this for weeks, but the time is finally here. In the last two weeks, Rice has combined for 16 receptions (20 targets), 171 yards, and a trip to the endzone. Rice has finished as a WR2 or better in both games, including a WR3 overall performance in Week 12.
Early in the season, Rice was being held back by a lack of playing time. His snap share has steadily increased with each week that passes.
As Levitan points out, Rice should be on the field for close to 100 percent of snaps. Unfortunately, the Chiefs don’t seem to want to act in their best interest and Rice is still capped at a 70 percent snap share. Regardless, this has been enough for Rice to produce.
Aside from increased playing time, Rice has been able to solidify himself as the Chiefs’ top receiver by simply being reliable. Marquez Valdez-Scantling has dealt with drops, Skyy Moore has been inconsistent, and Kadarius Toney has dropped passes and been injured. This has allowed Rice to take the reigns in the WR room and he won’t be turning them over this season.
Marquise Brown is someone that I highlighted as a trade target due to the return of Kyler Murray. To keep things short and sweet, Brown has fallen flat on his face since the return of Murray.
I touted Brown as a trade target because of the connection he showed with Murray in the first half of last season. It seems that Murray has shifted his focus to tight end Trey McBride, who has been thriving in recent weeks. Brown on the other hand has been left in the dust.
Less than six points per game with Murray this season… not ideal.
A lot of this could have to do with a foot injury that Brown has been dealing with recently, but the numbers are concerning regardless.
There is still time for Brown to turn things around but he should remain on benches for the time being.