Fantasy Trade Value Chart — Week 8

Tyler Loechner breaks down the Week 8 fantasy football trade value chart and analyzes the Fantasy 124 stock index, which saw the overall value of quarterbacks rise.

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Fantasy Trade Value Chart — Week 8

tom-bradyWelcome to the Week 8 edition of the fantasy trade value chart, which can help you strike a trade if you’re looking to improve your team and maximize value. Skip to the bottom if you just want to browse the chart, but keep reading if you want help making sense of it all.

We also have an updated Fantasy 124, the fantasy football stock market index showing the value of the (roughly) 124 most valuable fantasy football players on a weekly basis. The index — and the trade value chart — rely on PFF Fantasy’s Rest of Season projections from Mike Clay. The dollar amounts assume a 12-team league with a $200 cap and a starting lineup of 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, and 1 Flex, with points-per-reception (PPR) scoring.

The Fantasy 124 dipped again after a Week 7 reprieve, dropping over 15 points, or 1.60 percent. The Index opens Week 8 at 943.88, its second lowest point of the season

Quarterbacks (up 4.72 percent) and wide receivers (up 9.76 percent) both rose this week, while running backs (down 9.35 percent) and tight ends (down 7.70 percent) both dropped. Interestingly, last week quarterbacks and wideouts dropped while running backs and tight ends rose.

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Tyler Loechner is a lead writer at PFF Fantasy. He has played fantasy football since 1999 and has been a part of the PFF Fantasy staff since 2010. Tyler was also previously a fantasy football featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

  • Kevin

    This is my first time really looking at this chart and some things really jumped out at me.

    Why is Greg Olsen so undervalued at $4 below players he has clearly outperformed this season (Reed, Cook, Kelce)? And why is the disparity between Jimmy Graham $34 and Julius Thomas $17 so large?

    Would love to hear back; keep up the good work!

    • Tyler Loechner

      Thanks, Kevin. I use the $ amounts from our Rest-of-Season projections. Regarding Olsen, I agree with you that he has been an excellent player. I actually highlighted him in this article just the other week. However, one could argue that players such as Reed and Kelce have higher ceilings, and that what we’ve seen from Olsen — as solid as he has been — is as good as it gets. Those other players are much more likely to “blow up” (the good kind). Jared Cook’s numbers figure to get better over the second half of the season, as there have been a number of missed touchdown opportunities for him. Positive regression suggests he will score a few touchdowns in the second half of the season.

      Graham being priced twice as high as Thomas jumped out to me as well. It’s simply a factor of the formula used and the lineup assumed. If you check out our ROS projections, you can see the numbers yourself. Graham is projected to notch nearly 300 more yards than Thomas rest-of-season, and their touchdowns are projected to be about the same. Graham, when healthy, will always be a big factor in New Orleans. Thomas is just one of a plethora of options in Denver, and his touchdown rate is what is sustaining him. He will be subject to disappointing games more often than Graham. Owen Daniels, Heath Miller, Delanie Walker and Jared Cook all have more targets thus far than Thomas