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Week 3 Fantasy Football Trade Chart (2020)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Sep 22, 2020

Darren Waller should be nearly bustproof with his target volume.

This was as bad an injury week as I can remember for fantasy football. The score of your matchup didn’t matter. If your players largely avoided injury, you were winning.

With the carnage comes a major shakeup in rest-of-season trade values. Assessing the trade value of injured stars and their replacement is critical when considering upgrading your roster, so making sure you adequately consider risk is essential.

As always, my usual caveats. These are based on my rest-of-season rankings, and the trade values aren’t FAAB dollars, but merely a vehicle to value players in a trade. And, as always consult our trade analyzer and trade finder on MyPlaybook before making any deal.

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Quarterback

1-QB 2-QB
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Lamar Jackson 18 18 36 36
Patrick Mahomes II 18 18 36 36
Russell Wilson 13 12 +1 26 24 +2
Dak Prescott 12 12 24 24
Kyler Murray 12 11 +1 24 22 +2
Josh Allen 12 9 +3 24 18 +6
Deshaun Watson 11 11 22 22
Matt Ryan 9 8 +1 18 16 +2
Cam Newton 8 6 +2 16 12 +4
Aaron Rodgers 8 8 16 16
Ryan Tannehill 6 N/A +6 12 N/A +12
Ben Roethlisberger 6 N/A +6 12 N/A +12
Gardner Minshew II 6 N/A +6 12 N/A +12

 
There is some minor movement among the trade values of the upper echelon quarterbacks, most notably the continued rise of Josh Allen. Allen isn’t going to continue to set a new high in passing yards every time out, but the addition of Stefon Diggs appears to have given Allen and the coaching staff more confidence to lean into the passing game more. With some likely high-scoring affairs on the horizon, there’s no reason to shy away from valuing Allen as a top-tier quarterback.

The biggest change comes from newcomers on the trade chart. Ryan Tannehill, Ben Roethlisberger, and Gardner Minshew are showing themselves to be more reliable than bigger names such as Tom Brady and Drew Brees. But don’t get too worked up over these additions. None is worth a significant return, and the difference between them and, say, Carson Wentz, is minor.

Running Back

STAN. 1/2 PPR FULL PPR
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Ezekiel Elliott 44 42 +2 46 44 +2 47 45 +2
Alvin Kamara 43 35 +8 46 37 +9 47 39 +8
Derrick Henry 37 37 38 38 38 38
Jonathan Taylor 37 27 +10 38 29 +9 40 30 +10
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 37 37 38 38 40 40
Dalvin Cook 37 37 39 39 40 40
Aaron Jones 35 26 +9 37 27 +10 38 28 +10
Josh Jacobs 32 30 +2 34 32 +2 35 33 +2
Miles Sanders 27 15 +12 28 16 +12 30 18 +12
Nick Chubb 27 25 +2 28 26 +2 29 27 +2
Kenyan Drake 27 27 29 29 30 30
Austin Ekeler 26 25 +1 28 28 30 30
Chris Carson 25 23 +2 27 25 +2 28 26 +2
Joe Mixon 25 27 -2 28 29 -2 28 30 -2
Kareem Hunt 23 11 +12 25 13 +12 27 15 +12
James Conner 21 11 +10 23 13 +10 24 14 +10
Christian McCaffrey 21 47 -26 23 49 -26 25 51 -26
David Johnson 17 17 19 19 20 21 -1
Melvin Gordon III 17 17 19 19 20 20
Todd Gurley II 14 15 -1 15 16 -1 17 18 -1
David Montgomery 14 10 +4 15 11 +4 16 12 +4
Raheem Mostert 14 18 -4 15 19 -4 16 20 -4
James Robinson 12 6 +6 13 7 +6 14 8 +6
Mark Ingram II 10 10 11 11 11 11
Zack Moss 8 9 -1 9 11 -2 10 12 -2
Devin Singletary 8 6 +2 9 8 +1 11 9 +2
Antonio Gibson 7 6 +1 9 8 +1 11 10 +1
Leonard Fournette 6 N/A +6 8 N/A +8 9 N/A +9
J.K. Dobbins 6 6 7 7 8 7 +1
Joshua Kelley 6 3 +3 7 4 +3 7 4 +3
Latavius Murray 5 4 +1 6 5 +1 6 5 +1
Mike Davis 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8
Jerick McKinnon 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8
Le’Veon Bell 4 3 +1 6 5 +1 8 7 +1
Darrell Henderson 4 N/A +4 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7
Myles Gaskin 4 N/A +4 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7
D’Andre Swift 3 3 4 4 6 5 +1
Devonta Freeman 3 N/A +3 4 N/A +4 5 N/A +5

 
The majority of the movers on the trade chart require little explanation. Injuries to Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, and Raheem Mostert necessitate some movement both for themselves and their understudies. And James Conner and Miles Sanders looked healthy and spry.

Much of the other movement can be explained by the fact that when two of the top three running backs in fantasy are seriously injured, most other reliable running backs see a jump in value. Some specific risers include Alvin Kamara (remember when we were all worried about his contract situation and stuff? That was . . . that was funny), Jonathan Taylor (he is who we thought he was), and Aaron Jones (can the Packers give him 50% of the snaps instead of 36% and watch him break all sorts of records or what?).

And to answer your Devonta Freeman questions, I’m just not all that excited about a running back who wasn’t very good last year, had few legitimate suitors this offseason, hasn’t been practicing, doesn’t know the playbook, and will be playing behind a horrendous offensive line. He’s worth an add and, sure, he could be valuable. But I’m just not hitching my wagon to that star.

Wide Receiver 

STAN. 1/2 PPR FULL PPR
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
DeAndre Hopkins 25 25 27 27 29 29
Tyreek Hill 25 24 +1 26 25 +1 28 27 +1
Davante Adams 25 27 -2 27 29 -2 29 31 -2
Chris Godwin 24 22 +2 26 24 +2 28 26 +2
Julio Jones 24 25 -1 26 27 -1 28 29 -1
Calvin Ridley 24 15 +9 26 17 +9 28 19 +9
Michael Thomas 20 15 +5 23 18 +5 25 20 +5
JuJu Smith-Schuster 18 18 20 20 22 22
Amari Cooper 18 16 +2 20 18 +2 22 20 +2
Adam Thielen 18 20 -2 20 22 -2 22 24 -2
Mike Evans 18 17 +1 20 19 +1 22 21 +1
D.J. Moore 17 17 19 19 21 21
Terry McLaurin 16 15 +1 18 17 +1 20 19 +1
Robert Woods 16 20 -4 18 22 -4 20 24 -4
Allen Robinson II 15 17 -2 17 19 -2 19 21 -2
Tyler Lockett 15 15 17 17 18 18
D.K. Metcalf 15 15 17 17 18 18
D.J. Chark Jr. 15 15 17 17 19 19
A.J. Brown 15 17 -2 17 19 -2 18 20 -2
Stefon Diggs 15 14 +1 17 16 +1 18 17 +1
Kenny Golladay 15 15 17 17 19 19
Marquise Brown 14 13 +1 16 15 +1 17 16 +1
Cooper Kupp 14 15 -1 16 17 -1 18 19 -1
DeVante Parker 13 N/A +13 15 N/A +15 17 N/A +17
Keenan Allen 13 12 +1 15 14 +1 17 15 +2
Diontae Johnson 13 7 +6 15 9 +6 16 10 +6
Odell Beckham Jr. 13 13 15 15 17 17
Julian Edelman 12 6 +6 14 8 +6 16 10 +6
John Brown 11 7 +4 12 8 +4 13 9 +4
T.Y. Hilton 10 13 -3 12 15 -3 14 17 -3
Jamison Crowder 9 9 12 12 14 14
A.J. Green 8 8 10 10 11 11
Tyler Boyd 7 7 9 9 10 10
Michael Gallup 7 11 -4 9 13 -4 10 14 -4
Robby Anderson 6 N/A +6 8 N/A +8 9 N/A +9
Jerry Jeudy 6 4 +2 8 6 +2 9 7 +2
CeeDee Lamb 6 6 8 8 9 9
Jarvis Landry 6 6 8 8 9 9
Marvin Jones Jr. 6 6 8 8 9 9
Darius Slayton 5 5 7 7 8 8
Will Fuller V 5 11 -6 7 13 -6 8 14 -6
DeSean Jackson 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8
Brandin Cooks 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8
Preston Williams 5 5 7 7 8 8

 
On Tuesday’s FantasyPros Football Podcast, Paige Dimakos casually mentioned that Calvin Ridley may be the best receiver in Atlanta. I’m not ready to say that. But I am ready to say that whatever you’re willing to give up for Julio Jones in a trade, you should be ready to give up the same for Ridley. To quote Mr. Miyagi, “different, but same.” Ridley is a stud. Like Tags and Yates told you all offseason.

I expected DeVante Parker to miss some time with his hamstring injury, but he played and played well against the Bills. So he should be considered a top-25 wide receiver. As perhaps should Diontae Johnson, who probably won’t continue to see a 34% target share but will continue to be an elite route runner and provide steady weekly production.

Robby Anderson is now a reliable option, Will Fuller has a barky hamstring, and it’s really not clear who the second receiver to roster is in Dallas. Things move pretty fast around here on the trade chart. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Tight End

STAN. 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 18 20 20 21 21
George Kittle 18 18 20 20 22 22
Darren Waller 18 11 +7 20 13 +7 21 14 +7
Zach Ertz 11 12 -1 13 14 -1 14 16 -2
Hunter Henry 7 6 +1 9 8 +1 10 9 +1
Tyler Higbee 7 6 +1 9 8 +1 10 9 +1
Noah Fant 6 N/A +6 8 N/A +8 9 N/A +9
Hayden Hurst 6 6 8 8 9 9
Dallas Goedert 6 N/A +6 8 N/A +8 9 N/A +9
Jonnu Smith 6 N/A +6 8 N/A +8 9 N/A +9

 
Darren Waller has reached that near-top tier of tight ends at this point. In half- or full-PPR formats, he should be nearly bustproof with his target volume.

Noah Fant should continue with his production even with Jeff Driskel under center, particularly with Courtland Sutton out. Dallas Goedert may lead the Eagles in targets. And, I mean, Jonnu Smith. I don’t expect this production going forward, but it would be unforgivable to leave him off the trade chart for another week.

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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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