- Mostert's value: It appeared that Miami Dolphins‘ Raheem Mostert‘s trade value was going to skyrocket after the team traded away Chase Edmonds, but the team traded for the San Francisco 49ers‘ Jeff Wilson Jr. shortly after, causing his trade value to stagnate.
- Ehlinger's trade value: Sam Ehlinger’s rushing ability makes him a viable target in two-quarterback leagues, as he could have some longer-term value for a an Indianapolis Colts team that looks headed for a multiyear rebuild.
- How Kupp's injury impacts WR: Justin Jefferson is the preferred top-end player to target with Cooper Kupp dealing with an ankle injury and an inept offense that could be out of the playoff picture sooner rather than later.
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No fantasy roster is leaving the midseason unscathed, as bye weeks and injuries are forcing even the savviest of fantasy football managers to find unconventional ways to hold together their rosters in order to land safely in the fantasy football playoffs. Championships are won when the real managers separate from those only capable of putting together a respectable draft.
The waiver wire can be enticing to fill roster holes, but oftentimes, the fill-ins are in high demand for only one or two weeks worth of use.
Therefore, orchestrating a trade to fill some gaps may be a better approach than the waiver to fill some gaps for teams clinging to the smallest amount of hope. At this point, it should be apparent where the holes in your roster exist. If nothing glaring needs to be filled, then upgrading through a two-for-one trade can be the key piece to vault managers to a fantasy championship.
This article aims to help alleviate the difficulties in making accurate fantasy trades by assigning a dollar value to any player above replacement level for standard-structure leagues — leagues that start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE and a flex.