Fantasy football trade value chart: Week 5
We’re a quarter of the way through the season, and we once again have a new name at the top of the trade value chart.
Arizona’s David Johnson has been one of the few high-end running backs to meet expectations so far this season. As a true dual-threat talent and workhorse, he’s the surest thing in fantasy football right now.
If you’re aiming for Johnson in a trade, you’re going to have to pony up. You can use the trade value chart to figure out how — or if — you can afford Johnson, or any other fantasy player you’re interested in.
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.
Allen Robinson for Rob Gronkowski? — @cconro2
This one is a virtual toss-up. The trade value chart has Gronkowski slightly ahead of Robinson in standard leagues ($29.8 vs. $28.6), but Robinson had the edge in PPR formats ($25.8 for Gronkowski vs. $27.5 for Robinson). It’s so close either way, though. Personally, I’d go for Gronkowski, if only because he’s in a tier of his own among tight ends when healthy and playing with Brady. But this one is a true toss-up and fair trade either way.