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Fantasy Basketball Trade Value Chart: Week 2

by Zachary Hanshew | @ZaktheMonster | Featured Writer
Dec 29, 2020

Week 2 of the NBA season is here already, and if you’re looking to make an early-season move, I’m here to help. Every other week, I’ll be sharing a trade value chart for categories leagues and a trade value chart for points leagues.

The methodology for the grades is simple. For categories leagues, each player is assigned a value from 1-10 for each category. Those category values are totaled for the Trade Value.

For points leagues, projections for points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks, and turnovers are calculated based on points-league scoring to form a total which becomes the Trade Value. Projections start with FantasyPros consensus projections and are then tweaked based on personal projections.

For simplicity, projections and Trade Values have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

Trade Values are handy because they provide a simple numerical calculation that can help you decide if a trade is fair. For example, James Harden‘s Trade Value for categories leagues is 71. If you wanted to trade Harden in a one-for-one deal, fair value would be Nikola Jokic, because his value is 69 – nearly equal to Harden’s. For multi-player deals, simply total the Trade Values of all players on each side of the deal and compare.

Now that we’ve got a week of play to analyze, there are some notable movers in both directions and some new names on the chart. In addition to the Trade Values, I’ll name two players to acquire and two players to trade away for categories and points leagues.

Thanks for reading, and best of luck in all of your leagues this season. Let’s get to it!

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Zachary Hanshew is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Zachary, check out his archive and follow him @zakthemonster.

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