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Trade value chart, Week 2: Changes after the first week

By Tyler Loechner
Sep 12, 2018

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NASHVILLE, TN- SEPTEMBER 10: Wide receiver Corey Davis #84 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball against the Oakland Raiders in the first half at Nissan Stadium on September 10, 2017 In Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) )

We’re only one week into the new season, but it’s never too late to start improving your fantasy football squad. In addition to scooping some of this week’s hot names off the waiver wire, you might also be in trade talks. Buying low and selling high can go a long way in fantasy.

Our weekly trade value chart aims to help you do just that. Each week, we offer you trade values for all relevant players for standard and PPR leagues.

The trade value chart uses our rest-of-season projections to assign values to every relevant player. The dollar amounts assume a 12-team league and a starting lineup of 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, and 1 flex. The players are displayed in order of their standard league values, but we’ve included the PPR values for those players as well.

Todd Gurley takes the top spot on the Week 2 trade value chart. Gurley cruised to 108 rushing yards and added 38 yards and a score through the air in Week 1. His case for the top spot was aided by Le’Veon Bell’s holdout, David Johnson’s misuse (just 14 touches), and Ezekiel Elliott’s bad team (just eight points).

This week’s biggest riser — in both PPR and standard — was Corey Davis. Davis saw an elite 13 targets last week (sixth among all receivers) and his season-long outlook improved because of Delanie Walker’s unfortunate injury. All other Titans receivers combined had four targets.

Derrick Henry and Royce Freeman were both fallers at the running back position. Henry saw 10 rushing attempts to Dion Lewis’ 16, while Lewis out-targeted Henry 8-to-1 as well. Freeman was the only Denver running back to not receive a target last week, and he evenly split rushing duties with Phillip Lindsay.

Both Henry and Freeman are buy-low candidates: Henry had a long rushing touchdown called back because of a penalty, and Freeman should be the lead back (albeit still in a committee) within a month.

Check out the full chart below. Remember, these values are not written in stone. Rather, they are meant to serve as a guide to help you make the best deal possible.

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