Time to trade for Matt Forte

Tyler Loechner presents his Week 9 trade value chart and identifies some key trade targets, including Matt Forte.

| 2 years ago
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Time to trade for Matt Forte

Welcome to the Week 9 edition of the 2015 fantasy football 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 charts — 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. There are two charts — one for standard leagues and one for points-per-reception (PPR) leagues.

The purpose of the Fantasy 124 is to show risers and fallers at a macro-level. As you can see below, the value of wideouts and tight ends rose, but the value of running backs and quarterbacks dropped — with quarterbacks falling the furthest.

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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.

  • Brett Ahlberg

    Just curious as to how these prices are calculated? It seems a bit odd that the best WR in fantasy right now (Julio) is sandwiched between two over the hill WR’s in B. Marshall and C. Johnson. Don’t get me wrong they have had their weeks, but Julio is arguably the best WR in the game and his floor and ceiling are much higher than a couple aged WR’s. Maybe you could point me toward an explanation, or the correct way to interpret this chart, because from what I am gleaning from this chart, one would suggest someone in their right mind would trade Julio for Marshall and somehow be considered the beneficiary….

    • Tyler Loechner

      Hey Brett. They use a formula that’s based on our rest-of-season projections. Julio will rise in the coming weeks but he’s a bit lower right now because he still has his bye week coming up. If you trade for him, you’re guaranteed to get a week of 0.

      That’s not to say you shouldn’t trade for him. If you had a great team and are confident you’ll make the playoffs either way, he’s a great trade target. But if you need to win out over the next 4-5 weeks, it might hurt you to trade for a player that will sit on your bench one of those weeks.

      Make sense? Thanks for reading!

      • geo2209

        So these values are taking schedule and strength of opponent into account? Also, you have McFadden as the 14th most valuable RB, is that taking into account the 20-25 touches or not?