Fantasy football trade value chart: Week 3
We’re only two weeks into the season, but player values are already moving all over the place. Todd Gurley owners are probably sweating, Marvin Jones owners are sitting pretty, and Rob Gronkowski owners are likely burning their copies of Madden 17 in some kind of sacrificial curse reversal ritual.
Whatever the reason may be, if you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you are thinking of making a fantasy football trade. You’ve come to the right place.
The trade value chart relies on our rest-of-season projections. The dollar amounts assume a 12-team league and a starting lineup of 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE and 1 flex. The players are displayed in order of their standard league values, but we’ve included the PPR values for those players as well.
Below are a few trade questions received on Twitter and answered with the help of the trade value chart.
Was just offered Todd Gurley for Matt Forte. Do I cash in? — @Shardos
This is the most flawless example of buying low and selling high. Forte has defied the odds and is putting up strong RB1 numbers, and there’s no reason to think that will stop. But he’s still not in Gurley’s tier, despite Gurley’s painfully slow start to the season. Forte set a career-high in rushing attempts (30) and rushing touchdowns (3) in Week 2. He’s a workhorse, but Week 2 was quite literally a high point for him.
Gurley (and the Rams) have been bad so far this year, but the Rams were bad last year too, and Gurley’s talent still won out. He finished last year ranked fourth among running backs in fantasy points per snap. Gurley is a great buy-low. Our trade value chart has Gurley valued at $45.6, compared to Forte’s $35.1.