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Week 5 Fantasy Football Trade Chart (2020)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Oct 7, 2020

We’re entering crunch time a bit earlier than normal this season. Not only are fantasy managers faced with bye weeks, but critical injuries to top-flight players have forced them to scramble. Christian McCaffrey, Michael Thomas, Davante Adams, Julio Jones, George Kittle, Nick Chubb, and Austin Ekeler are just a few of the first- and second-round picks that have struggled through injuries already in the young season.

There’s no better time than now to check out the trade market and try to find the right deal. Our MyPlaybook feature offers plenty of tools to help you along the way, including the trade analyzer and trade finder. But, as always, the trade chart can help you weigh any deal.

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 17 34 34
Dak Prescott 14 13 +1 28 26 +2
Josh Allen 14 13 +1 28 26 +2
Kyler Murray 12 12 24 24
Aaron Rodgers 12 10 +2 24 20 +4
Deshaun Watson 9 10 -1 18 20 -2
Matt Ryan 7 8 -1 14 16 -2
Ben Roethlisberger 6 6 12 12
Joe Burrow 6 6 12 12
Ryan Tannehill 6 N/A +6 12 N/A +12
Gardner Minshew II 5 N/A +5 10 N/A +10
Cam Newton 5 N/A +5 10 N/A +10
Jared Goff N/A 6 -6 9 12 -3
Tom Brady N/A N/A N/A 9 N/A +9
Drew Brees N/A N/A N/A 9 N/A +9
Matthew Stafford N/A N/A N/A 9 N/A +9
Derek Carr N/A N/A N/A 8 N/A +8
Carson Wentz N/A N/A N/A 8 N/A +8
Jimmy Garoppolo N/A N/A N/A 6 N/A +6
Daniel Jones N/A N/A N/A 6 N/A +6
Teddy Bridgewater N/A N/A N/A 6 N/A +6
Kirk Cousins N/A N/A N/A 6 N/A +6
Baker Mayfield N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A +4
Tua Tagovailoa N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A +4
Justin Herbert N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A +4
Philip Rivers N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A +4
Drew Lock N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A +4
Nick Foles N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A +4
Sam Darnold N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A +4

The big change in this week’s quarterback trade value chart comes not from the values themselves, but from the inclusion of values for a much larger group of players. A wise reader mentioned to me that even the worst starting quarterback in the league has some value in a two-quarterback or superflex format, so it would be worth including a longer list of names.

As you can see, little changes in a single-quarterback league, and once you move past the top 13 or 14 names, quarterbacks simply have no trade value. But in a two-quarterback league? You go out there and you get Sam Darnold, you brave soul you.

Running Back

STAN. 1/2 PPR FULL PPR
Player Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/- Current Value Previous Value +/-
Alvin Kamara 45 45 48 48 49 49
Ezekiel Elliott 44 44 46 46 47 47
Derrick Henry 37 37 38 38 38 38
Dalvin Cook 37 37 38 38 40 40
Aaron Jones 37 37 39 39 40 40
Christian McCaffrey 37 26 +11 38 28 +10 40 30 +10
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 35 35 36 36 37 38 -1
Joe Mixon 32 24 +8 34 26 +8 35 27 +8
Josh Jacobs 32 32 34 34 35 35
Jonathan Taylor 30 37 -7 31 38 -7 32 40 -8
Chris Carson 24 17 +7 26 19 +7 27 20 +7
Kareem Hunt 24 22 +2 26 24 +2 28 26 +2
James Conner 24 25 -1 26 27 -1 27 28 -1
Miles Sanders 24 27 -3 25 28 -3 27 30 -3
James Robinson 23 22 +1 24 23 +1 26 25 +1
Melvin Gordon III 18 12 +6 20 14 +6 21 15 +6
Todd Gurley II 18 14 +4 19 15 +4 20 16 +4
Antonio Gibson 17 9 +8 19 11 +8 21 13 +8
Kenyan Drake 17 25 -8 19 27 -8 20 28 -8
David Johnson 14 14 16 16 17 17
Devin Singletary 14 9 +5 15 10 +5 17 12 +5
David Montgomery 14 14 15 15 17 17
Joshua Kelley 12 6 +6 13 7 +6 14 7 +7
Raheem Mostert 12 17 -5 13 18 -5 14 19 -5
Myles Gaskin 7 7 8 8 10 10
Ronald Jones II 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8 10 N/A +10
Jerick McKinnon 7 5 +2 9 7 +2 10 8 +2
Le’Veon Bell 7 5 +2 9 7 +2 11 9 +2
Nick Chubb 6 35 -29 7 36 -29 8 37 -29
Austin Ekeler 6 35 -29 8 37 -29 10 39 -29
Latavius Murray 6 5 +1 7 6 +1 7 6 +1
James White 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 9 N/A +9
D’Andre Swift 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 9 N/A +9
Mike Davis 5 5 7 7 9 9
Leonard Fournette 5 5 6 7 -1 7 8 -1
D’Ernest Johnson 5 N/A +5 6 N/A +6 7 N/A +7
Damien Harris 5 N/A +5 6 N/A +6 6 N/A +6
Mark Ingram II 5 6 -1 6 7 -1 6 7 -1
Adrian Peterson 5 N/A +5 6 N/A +6 6 N/A +6
Devonta Freeman 5 N/A +5 7 N/A +7 8 N/A +8

There’s a lot of movement in running back trade values, as Nick Chubb’s and Austin Ekeler’s injuries send their values spiraling, with Kareem Hunt’s and Joshua Kelley’s values rising. I was already a bit more bullish on Hunt’s rest-of-season value than the market anyway, and I don’t expect that he’ll suddenly morph into a 25-touch back. So, although he rises in value, his gain is modest.

Joshua Kelley’s upward trend is a bit more pronounced, though he’ll likely split the workload consistently with Joshua Jackson. Jackson just misses the trade chart (I try to draw the line at 40 running backs for the chart), and he’s worth an add if he’s on your waiver wire. But I wouldn’t target him in a trade. As for Kelley, he should be reliable as a Flex option most weeks, at least after his upcoming tough matchups. Assuming he can get his fumbling issues under control, of course.

Some other notable movers include Joe Mixon (I hope you bought low), Chris Carson (so much for the knee injury), Antonio Gibson (he’s officially arrived), Kenyan Drake (ok, now I actually am worried), and Ronald Jones (still proceeding with caution). As you can see, though, changes in running back values come rapidly in today’s NFL, so make sure you are confident in any deal you make.

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

There is only minor movement among the trade values in wide receivers this week. Julio Jones’s hamstring injury certainly drops his value, but at the time of this writing, it’s just guesswork as to how much time Jones will miss, if any. Trade for him if you’re comfortable with your roster and you can weather the storm of a potentially lengthy absence, but proceed with caution.

A healthy Will Fuller is a stud, Robby Anderson is closing in on D.J. Moore as the best receiver in Carolina, Justin Jefferson is legitimate, and we need to pump the brakes with Julian Edelman a bit with Cam Newton’s positive COVID-19 test, an upcoming bye, and a likely better running game.

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
George Kittle 22 18 +4 24 20 +4 26 22 +4
Mark Andrews 18 18 20 20 21 21
Darren Waller 18 18 20 20 21 21
Zach Ertz 8 11 -3 10 13 -3 11 14 -3
Hunter Henry 7 7 9 9 10 10
Jonnu Smith 7 6 +1 9 8 +1 10 9 +1
Tyler Higbee 5 7 -2 7 9 -2 8 10 -2

George Kittle is healthy again. There’s reason to be worried about Zach Ertz, but he’ll still have plenty of value going forward. Few tight ends have any trade value. Analysis over!

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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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