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Week 4 Fantasy Football Trade Chart (2020)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Sep 30, 2020

It’s been a wild start to the fantasy football season, and there is a good chance that wherever you sit in the standings, you’re dissatisfied with your running back or wide receiver situation. Injuries galore have derailed promising teams, and although the waiver wire is always an option, the trade market is often fantasy managers’ best bet.

As always, we’ll update the trade chart weekly. A reminder that the numbers presented are not FAAB dollars, but rather a way to measure the trade value of any player. Just add up the totals on both sides of the trade in the proper format, and judge whether a deal makes sense in a vacuum.

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Quarterback

1-QB 2-QB
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Patrick Mahomes II 18 18 36 36
Lamar Jackson 18 18 36 36
Russell Wilson 17 13 +4 34 26 +8
Dak Prescott 13 12 +1 26 24 +2
Josh Allen 13 12 +1 26 24 +2
Kyler Murray 12 12 24 24
Aaron Rodgers 10 8 +2 20 16 +4
Deshaun Watson 10 11 -1 20 22 -2
Cam Newton 8 8 16 16
Matt Ryan 8 9 -1 16 18 -2
Ben Roethlisberger 6 6 12 12
Jared Goff 6 N/A +6 12 N/A +12

 
I am not confident in giving Russell Wilson a lower trade value than Lamar Jackson or Patrick Mahomes. I’m really not. Wilson is not going to continue to with his 13.6% touchdown rate, but he’s performing at an MVP level and has a shoddy defense that will force him to keep throwing early and often. Fantasy managers should still prefer Jackson in a one-on-one swap, but barely.

The only other movement on the quarterback chart comes from the addition of Jared Goff, who looks to have benefitted from the lack of fans, which allows Sean McVay to communicate with him easier even on the road. Goff isn’t someone for whom to trade a major asset, but he moves up the rest-of-season quarterback rankings and makes an appearance on the trade chart.

Running Back

STAN. 1/2 PPR FULL PPR
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Alvin Kamara 45 43 +2 48 46 +2 49 47 +2
Ezekiel Elliott 44 44 46 46 47 47
Derrick Henry 37 37 38 38 38 38
Dalvin Cook 37 37 38 39 -1 40 40
Aaron Jones 37 35 +2 39 37 +2 40 38 +2
Jonathan Taylor 37 37 38 38 40 40
Nick Chubb 35 27 +8 36 28 +8 37 29 +8
Austin Ekeler 35 26 +9 37 28 +9 39 30 +9
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 35 37 -2 36 38 -2 38 40 -2
Josh Jacobs 32 32 34 34 35 35
Miles Sanders 27 27 28 28 30 30
Christian McCaffrey 26 21 +5 28 23 +5 30 25 +5
Kenyan Drake 25 27 -2 27 29 -2 28 30 -2
James Conner 25 21 +4 27 23 +4 28 24 +4
Joe Mixon 24 25 -1 26 27 -1 27 28 -1
James Robinson 22 12 +10 23 13 +10 25 14 +11
Kareem Hunt 22 23 -1 24 25 -1 26 27 -1
Chris Carson 17 25 -8 19 27 -8 20 28 -8
Raheem Mostert 17 14 +3 18 15 +3 19 16 +3
David Montgomery 14 14 15 15 17 16 +1
David Johnson 14 17 -3 16 19 -3 17 20 -3
Todd Gurley II 14 14 15 15 16 17 -1
Darrell Henderson 12 4 +8 14 5 +9 15 7 +8
Melvin Gordon III 12 17 -5 14 19 -5 15 20 -5
Antonio Gibson 9 7 +2 11 9 +2 13 11 +2
Devin Singletary 9 8 +1 10 9 +1 12 11 +1
Myles Gaskin 7 4 +3 8 5 +3 10 7 +3
Mark Ingram II 6 10 -4 7 11 -4 7 11 -4
Joshua Kelley 6 6 7 7 7 7
Le’Veon Bell 5 4 +1 7 6 +1 9 8 +1
Mike Davis 5 5 7 7 9 8 +1
Leonard Fournette 5 6 -1 7 8 -1 8 9 -1
Jerick McKinnon 5 5 7 7 8 8
J.K. Dobbins 5 6 -1 6 7 -1 8 8
Zack Moss 5 8 -3 6 9 -3 7 10 -3
Latavius Murray 5 5 6 6 6 6

 
There are plenty of risers in the running back trade chart, and not all of them are due to injury. Nick Chubb will continue to split carries with Kareem Hunt, but he’s still one of the most valuable running backs in the game. Absent a significantly negative game script, Chubb should continue to see 20-plus touches per game, as Kevin Stefanski is who we thought he was as a coach. Chubb is slightly less valuable in PPR formats, but he’s officially in “stud” territory.

As is Austin Ekeler, and that’s regardless of whether Tyrod Taylor reclaims the starting quarterback job. Ekeler’s single target in the Chargers’ first game has led many fantasy managers to conclude that Taylor negatively impacts Ekeler’s value. But this year, more than ever, it’s important not to overreact to a single game. In any event, Ekeler is seeing at least 20 touches in every contest, regardless of game script, and should be valued as a strong RB1, and an elite one in PPR leagues.

There should be no more doubts about James Robinson’s fantasy value. Touchdowns? Check. Work in the passing game? Check. Volume? Check. The Jaguars aren’t a good team but Robinson runs decisively and, more importantly, often. Buy with confidence.

And Darrell Henderson absolutely looks the part of a back who is ready to seize the opportunity in front of him and run with it. Cam Akers‘ rib injury opened the door for Henderson to see 20 touches against the Bills, and he once again looked like the far superior runner. Things can change quickly in Los Angeles – ask managers who picked up Malcolm Brown after Week 1 – but for now, Henderson looks safe.

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

 
Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf are WR1s. Period, end of statement. You shouldn’t need any stats to tell you that. Absent a change in offensive philosophy, which won’t happen, or an injury, they’ll both finish as top-12 options. Don’t sell high. Just enjoy the ride.

Over the last two games, Tyler Boyd has seen 21 targets and caught 17 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. Joe Burrow loved his slot receiver in college, and he loves him now. For all the consternation over A.J. Green, Boyd is slowly developing into a reliable WR2. Value him accordingly.

Marquise Brown has seen six targets in each of the Ravens’ first three games, but he’s on pace for just 832 yards receiving. Lamar Jackson is on pace to exceed last year’s extraordinarily low 401 pass attempts, but only barely, and without a substantial increase in volume, it’s tough to see a path for Brown to continue his development into potential WR2 territory. He’s explosive, and still deserves to be started, but only as a low-end WR3. He should be valued as such.

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 18 20 20 21 21
Zach Ertz 11 11 13 13 14 14
Hunter Henry 7 7 9 9 10 10
Tyler Higbee 7 7 9 9 10 10
Jonnu Smith 6 6 8 8 9 9
Noah Fant 6 6 8 8 9 9
Hayden Hurst 6 6 8 8 9 9

 
There are some very minor changes in the overall rankings for the tight end position, but the trade values remain the same. Enjoy the rare continuity.

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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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