Trade values before your league deadline

Tyler Loechner presents his Week 10 trade value chart and identifies some key trade targets. Now is the time to buy DeMarco Murray.

| 12 months ago
(AP Photo/Michael Perez)

(AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Trade values before your league deadline

Welcome to the Week 10 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, compared to Week 9, the value of running backs and tight ends rose while the value of quarterback and wideout dipped.

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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.

  • dimegs79

    Stewart already had his bye week back in week 5…

    • Tyler Loechner

      You are absolutely correct — good catch! I still think he’s a sell high.

  • sfurbz

    i dont get these lists…why is julio so low?

    • Tyler Loechner

      He will rise next week (post-bye week)

      • sfurbz

        Okay…i get that the bye looming should lower his value a bit. So then, why is Forte so high? Dude is injured, who knows when he will come back?

        Also I think your RB values at the top are, quite frankly, EXTREMELY far off.

        An injured Forte, Forsett, DMC, DeMarco….over AP?! Over Lamar Miller too?

        And WTF is that Gronk rating? I have to be honest, I think these are quite horrible rankings.

        I just looked really quickly again, Odell same as Doug Martin and J-Stew? Come on man! No one in their right mind would trade Odell for Douggie! And certainly not for J-Stew!

        I am referencing the PPR list this whole time, FYI.

        • Tyler Loechner

          Forte being high surprised me too, actually, but he’s due back by Week 11, and there was some speculation earlier this week that he might even be back this week. He’s actually listed as questionable right now.

          There’s obvious risk with Forte given the injury, but that’s extremely difficult to put quantify from a value standpoint. It’s hard to say: “He’s injured so I’m making him 10% less valuable” or something like that.

          Our projections actually love DMC for the rest of the season. I totally get it if you want to avoid him at all costs though. Regarding Forsett, he’s vastly underrated, and has actually outscored AP from Weeks 4-9. So has DeMarco Murray, and Doug Martin. J-Stew is just behind. (And Peterson has been no slouch in that span; he has the 5th-most carries and 5th-most yards since then.)

          Also, for what it’s worth, I didn’t pick the Week 4-9 timespan just to “prove a point” and manipulate the data, and I do realize that eliminating Week 3 from the equation removes Peterson’s best game of the season. But even if we include that, he’s still behind some of those players.

          None of this is to say Peterson is bad. I would obviously never say that. He’s an elite RB1 and his name/track record has value in it’s own, but that’s also difficult to but a quantitative value to. Our rest-of-season projections (as of this writing) have him as the No. 8 RB in PPR leagues.

          Regarding OBJ/Martin/J-Stew, I agree that one is worth a double look. OBJ is in the same boat as Julio in that he still has a bye week coming up, which guarantees him a 0. He should be in the Green/Cobb/Johnson/Brown range post-bye.

          Does this help? Happy to answer more questions!

  • J.R.

    Forsett 3rd in trade value….um, no.

    Not worth more AP. Not even close.

    • Tyler Loechner

      It’s closer than you think. From Week 4 on, Forsett has actually outscored Peterson in both PPR and standard leagues. (Both are RB1s, obviously.)

  • Joe

    alshon jeffery is no where close to that low, with his current success he should be toward the very top considering his situation, ability, and production level

  • EOB

    Does this mean I should trade Diggs for Lacy???