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Week 2 Fantasy Football Trade Chart (2020)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Sep 16, 2020

Ordinarily, fantasy football managers should be cautious before making any drastic moves after Week 1. And, for the most part, the same remains true in 2020.

But, there’s little doubt that we learned more in Week 1 this year than we ordinarily do in the first week of the season. Without the benefit of preseason games, this was fantasy managers’ first chance to actually see how teams were going to deploy their offenses, how snap counts would work out, and which players had improved or declined the most since last season.

In other words, although it’s the rare case where, absent injury, your preseason evaluations of players should change dramatically, it is a time for reassessment. And that includes modifying your trade values.

The usual caveats apply with the trade chart. The trade values are not FAB dollars. They are simply a way of valuing players when considering them in a trade. As always, if you want comprehensive trade advice, check out our trade analyzer and trade finder.

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Quarterback

1-QB 2-QB
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Patrick Mahomes 18 18 36 36
Lamar Jackson 18 18 36 36
Dak Prescott 12 12 24 24
Russell Wilson 12 11 +1 24 22 +2
Kyler Murray 11 11 22 22
Deshaun Watson 11 12 -1 22 24 -2
Josh Allen 9 9 18 18
Matt Ryan 8 8 16 16
Aaron Rodgers 8 5 +3 16 10 +6
Cam Newton 6 5 +1 12 10 +2
Tom Brady 5 5 10 10
Drew Brees 5 6 -1 10 12 -2
Matthew Stafford 5 N/A +5 10 N/A +10

 
As usual, there’s not all that much movement in quarterback trade values. But Aaron Rodgers’ monstrous four-touchdown performance against the Vikings is worth your attention. It’s possible that the Packers simply attacked the Vikings at their weak point in the secondary, but Rodgers has not historically had all that much success against Mike Zimmer’s defenses. With a soft schedule and both Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling stepping up in Week 1, Rodgers is worth buying into.

Also, it’s worth noting that Carson Wentz has fallen off the trade chart this week, though you can assume he has the same value as Matthew Stafford, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady (the trade chart has to cut off somewhere, guys!). Absent help on Philadelphia’s depleted offensive line, it’s hard to see Wentz performing all that well or staying healthy.

Running Back

STANDARD 1/2 PPR FULL PPR
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Christian McCaffrey 47 47 49 49 51 51
Ezekiel Elliott 42 42 44 44 45 45
Saquon Barkley 37 42 -5 39 44 -5 41 45 -4
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 37 35 +2 38 37 +1 40 38 +2
Derrick Henry 37 37 38 38 38 38
Dalvin Cook 37 37 39 39 40 40
Alvin Kamara 35 35 37 37 39 39
Josh Jacobs 30 27 +3 32 29 +3 33 30 +3
Jonathan Taylor 27 11 +16 29 12 +17 30 13 +17
Joe Mixon 27 27 29 29 30 30
Kenyan Drake 27 27 29 29 30 30
Aaron Jones 26 26 27 27 28 28
Nick Chubb 25 26 -1 26 27 -1 27 28 -1
Austin Ekeler 25 25 28 28 30 30
Chris Carson 23 23 25 25 26 26
Raheem Mostert 18 15 +3 19 16 +3 20 17 +3
David Johnson 17 17 19 19 21 21
Todd Gurley 17 17 19 19 20 20
Miles Sanders 15 26 -11 16 28 -12 18 29 -11
Melvin Gordon 15 11 +4 16 13 +3 18 14 +4
Kareem Hunt 11 10 +1 13 12 +1 15 14 +1
James Conner 11 23 -12 13 25 -12 14 26 -12
Mark Ingram II 10 11 -1 11 12 -1 11 12 -1
David Montgomery 10 7 +3 11 8 +3 12 9 +3
Zack Moss 9 6 +3 11 8 +3 12 9 +3
Cam Akers 8 10 -2 9 11 -2 10 12 -2
Ronald Jones II 7 3 +4 8 4 +4 9 5 +4
Devin Singletary 6 6 8 8 9 9
James Robinson 6 N/A +6 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8
J.K. Dobbins 6 4 +2 7 5 +2 7 5 +2
Antonio Gibson 6 8 -2 8 10 -2 10 12 -2
Malcolm Brown 5 N/A +5 6 N/A +6 7 N/A +7
Nyheim Hines 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 9 N/A +9
Latavius Murray 4 4 5 5 5 5
James White 4 5 -1 6 7 -1 8 9 -1
Tarik Cohen 4 6 -2 6 8 -2 8 10 -2
Le’Veon Bell 3 14 -11 5 16 -11 7 18 -11
Joshua Kelley 3 N/A +3 4 N/A +4 4 N/A +4
Boston Scott 3 N/A +3 5 N/A +5 6 N/A +6
D’Andre Swift 3 4 -1 4 5 -1 5 6 -1
Benny Snell Jr. 3 N/A +3 4 N/A +4 5 N/A +5

 
The biggest riser of the week is, of course, Jonathan Taylor, whose ascension to unquestioned starting running back comes a bit earlier than expected with Marlon Mack’s season-ending injury. Taylor is now a top-12 back in fantasy leagues – full stop. He’s an outstanding runner behind an elite offensive line, and given his usage in the passing game in Week 1, he should be a top play each and every week. Nyheim Hines similarly enters the trade chart after his Week 1 performance and with Mack’s injury.

The biggest fallers are primarily due to injury, with Miles Sanders, James Conner, and Le’Veon Bell dropping significantly. The Eagles downplayed Sanders’ injury for weeks, and then he was simply inactive in Week 1. Although Doug Pederson is again talking down Sanders’ situation, the young back does not sound like a lock for Week 2, and Philadelphia’s aforementioned weakness on the offensive line further puts a damper on Sanders’ rest of season outlook for now.

Conner’s bizarre Monday night against the Giants throws a major wrench into his outlook. It was not apparent during the game when he sustained his ankle injury, and the Steelers didn’t provide any word on it until late in the game. Benny Snell Jr. ran extremely well (and Conner did not in his brief time in the game), and Conner may have lost his featured role even when he returns.

With all that said, it is hard to see the Steelers simply abandoning Conner (if healthy) because of a few bad snaps in their opening week and one decent game from Snell. It’s highly unlikely that fantasy managers can get fair value for Conner if they try to trade him now, so the best bet is to hold tight and hope for a big performance when he returns.

As for Bell, a poor performance followed by a hamstring injury followed by placement on IR obviously torpedoes his value. But he will be the back to roster for the Jets upon his return, which should be in Week 5 or shortly thereafter. If you can acquire Bell on the cheap, do so. He’s one of the only “weapons” in the Jets offense, and will get enough work to be a weekly starter for your fantasy team. But stress the phrase “on the cheap.”

Wide Receiver

STANDARD 1/2 PPR FULL PPR
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Davante Adams 27 25 +2 29 27 +2 31 29 +2
Julio Jones 25 25 27 27 29 29
DeAndre Hopkins 25 23 +2 27 26 +1 29 27 +2
Tyreek Hill 24 24 25 25 27 27
Chris Godwin 22 22 24 24 26 26
Adam Thielen 20 17 +3 22 19 +3 24 21 +3
Robert Woods 20 16 +4 22 18 +4 24 20 +4
JuJu Smith-Schuster 18 17 +1 20 18 +2 22 20 +2
A.J. Brown 17 17 19 19 20 20
Allen Robinson 17 20 -3 19 22 -3 21 24 -3
D.J. Moore 17 17 19 19 21 21
Mike Evans 17 17 19 19 21 21
Amari Cooper 16 15 +1 18 17 +1 20 19 +1
Michael Thomas 15 27 -12 18 30 -13 20 32 -12
Calvin Ridley 15 15 17 17 19 19
Terry McLaurin 15 14 +1 17 16 +1 19 18 +1
Kenny Golladay 15 20 -5 17 22 -5 19 24 -5
D.J. Chark 15 15 17 17 19 19
Tyler Lockett 15 13 +2 17 15 +2 18 17 +1
D.K. Metcalf 15 13 +2 17 15 +2 18 17 +1
Cooper Kupp 15 15 17 17 19 19
Stefon Diggs 14 11 +3 16 13 +3 17 14 +3
Marquise Brown 13 9 +4 15 10 +5 16 11 +5
Odell Beckham Jr. 13 15 -2 15 17 -2 17 19 -2
T.Y. Hilton 13 12 +1 15 14 +1 17 16 +1
Keenan Allen 12 14 -2 14 16 -2 15 18 -3
Will Fuller 11 7 +4 13 9 +4 14 10 +4
Michael Gallup 11 11 13 13 14 14
Jamison Crowder 9 6 +3 12 8 +4 14 10 +4
A.J. Green 8 8 10 10 11 11
Courtland Sutton 8 13 -5 10 15 -5 12 17 -5
Tyler Boyd 7 8 -1 9 10 -1 10 11 -1
Diontae Johnson 7 5 +2 9 7 +2 10 8 +2
John Brown 7 5 +2 8 6 +2 9 7 +2
Jarvis Landry 6 7 -1 8 9 -1 9 10 -1
Julian Edelman 6 7 -1 8 10 -2 10 11 -1
CeeDee Lamb 6 6 8 7 +1 9 8 +1
Sammy Watkins 6 N/A +6 8 N/A +8 9 N/A +9
Marvin Jones 6 7 -1 8 9 -1 9 10 -1
Darius Slayton 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8
Anthony Miller 5 4 +1 7 5 +2 8 7 +1
Preston Williams 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8
Henry Ruggs III 5 6 -1 7 7 8 8
Jerry Jeudy 4 N/A +4 6 N/A +6 7 N/A +7
Parris Campbell 4 N/A +4 6 N/A +6 7 N/A +7

 
There’s some minor shuffling among wide receiver values this week, but nothing too dramatic. Again, we certainly learned plenty of things in Week 1, but fantasy managers should want to see more before running away from their preseason values.

Michael Thomas’ value obviously takes a dip with his high ankle sprain. He’s likely to be out at least a few weeks per the latest reports, but that’s a better outcome for fantasy managers than if Thomas tried to play through the injury. There will be plenty of season left, so don’t give Thomas away in trades by any means.

Other than Thomas, the biggest movers come from those entering the trade chart. Sammy Watkins had another big Week 1, but when you factor in his strong playoff performances last year, there’s plenty of reason to think his performance his sustainable this year, and there should be optimism on his 2020 outlook. Preston Williams gets a boost with DeVante Parker’s injury, and Parris Campbell showed he should be rostered, and isn’t that far away from being started, in most leagues.

Tight End

STANDARD 1/2 PPR FULL PPR
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Travis Kelce 22 22 24 24 26 26
Mark Andrews 18 14 +4 20 16 +4 21 17 +4
George Kittle 18 21 -3 20 23 -3 22 25 -3
Zach Ertz 12 12 14 14 16 16
Darren Waller 11 11 13 13 14 14
Hunter Henry 6 6 8 8 9 9
Jared Cook 6 N/A +6 8 N/A +8 9 N/A +9
Hayden Hurst 6 6 8 8 9 9
Tyler Higbee 6 7 -1 8 9 -1 9 10 -1

 
George Kittle’s knee injury drops him down a peg, but there’s no reason to panic and move his trade value significantly. Conversely, Mark Andrews rises (and may rise more as the season goes along) given his usage. Against the Browns, Andrews played 71% of the snaps and had a career-high in routes run. If he maintains his Week 1 playing time, he’s going to take his game to another level.

As for Cook, he not only continued to see downfield targets, but he also benefits from Michael Thomas’ injury. While Thomas is out, he’ll be a cut below the big names, but not a huge one.

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Dan Harris is the Editor-in-Chief of FantasyPros. For more from Dan, check out his archive or follow him on Twitter @danharris80.

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