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Trade value chart, Week 3: Early-season value risers

Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff football game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 fantasy football season is now in full swing, and your squad may be in need of a facelift. If you’re looking to mix things up through a trade, you’ve come to the right place. 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.

All right, Michael Thomas, we see you. No player saw their value increase more this week than Thomas, whose 28 receptions are 10 more than any other wide receiver through two weeks. That’s insane. We knew Thomas was a good wideout in fantasy. He might just be the best.

Patrick Mahomes saw his trade value increase the second-most this week. His touchdown pace won’t keep up — he’s thrown for a score on 18 percent of his passes, and the league average last year was 4.2 percent — but it’s clear that Mahomes is a weekly fantasy starter with a ceiling as high as anyone’s.

Phillip Lindsay has officially entered the arena. His value increased more than any other running back this week. Lindsay is averaging 16 touches per week and currently ranks third in rushing yards. He’s not going to end the season near the top of the rushing leaderboard, but if he continues to see 12-plus touches, he’s going to be a viable flex option each week in fantasy

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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