NFL Fantasy Football Trade Value Chart: Week 5

Not happy with your fantasy team's start after four weeks? Looking to make some trades? Here is Ryan Kirksey's guide to fantasy player value moving forward factoring in performance, health, team context, and upcoming opponents.
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NFL Fantasy Football Trade Value Chart: Week 5

After an exciting Week 4 of NFL football, we can more clearly assess the performance of the players on our fantasy football teams moving forward. Each week, this column will provide a Trade Value Chart for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, assuming a half-point per reception fantasy league.

Each week, the trade value chart will rate 24 quarterbacks, 36 running backs, 40 wide receivers, and 18 tight ends. A number of factors go into these rankings:

  • Performance - how is each player producing and what is their expected performance moving forward
  • Team context - how is the team performing as an offensive unit
  • Injury - is the player injured or is there a team injury that would significantly impact their future performance (i.e. Tom Brady being affected by the Chris Godwin or Julio Jones injury)
  • Upcoming opponents

A trade value chart can be used to determine the relative value of a hypothetical fantasy football trade. So, if Saquon Barkley has a value of 35.5, you would look for a similar return on a trade (Leonard Fournette at 25 and Jerry Jeudy at 11.5).

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Is it an exact science? Certainly not. It is based on past and future expectations and my own preferences for each player.

Quarterbacks

NameTeamValueByeWeek 5
Josh AllenBUF247PIT
Lamar JacksonBAL23.510CIN
Jalen HurtsPHI237ARI
Patrick Mahomes IIKC228LV
Kyler MurrayARI1913PHI
Justin HerbertLAC198CLE
Joe BurrowCIN18.510BAL
Russell WilsonDEN169IND
Tom BradyTB13.511ATL
Derek CarrLV116KC
Aaron RodgersGB1114NYG
Kirk CousinsMIN117CHI
Trevor LawrenceJAC10.511HOU
Matthew StaffordLAR107DAL
Dak PrescottDAL99LAR
Jared GoffDET7.56NE
Tua TagovailoaMIA5.511NYJ
Marcus MariotaATL514TB
Jimmy GaroppoloSF49CAR
Carson WentzWAS314TEN
Matt RyanIND214DEN
Davis MillsHOU16JAC
Daniel JonesNYG19GB
Jameis WinstonNO114SEA

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Running Backs

NameTeamValueByeWeek 5
Saquon BarkleyNYG35.59GB
Derrick HenryTEN34.56WAS
Christian McCaffreyCAR34.513SF
Jonathan TaylorIND3214DEN
Nick ChubbCLE319LAC
Austin EkelerLAC29.58CLE
Dalvin CookMIN297CHI
Joe MixonCIN26.510BAL
Aaron JonesGB2614NYG
Leonard FournetteTB2511ATL
James RobinsonJAC2511HOU
Najee HarrisPIT23.59BUF
Alvin KamaraNO22.514SEA
Josh JacobsLV216KC
D’Andre SwiftDET19.56NE
Dameon PierceHOU196JAC
Ezekiel ElliottDAL189LAR
James ConnerARI1713PHI
Breece HallNYJ15.510MIA
Miles SandersPHI15.57ARI
J.K. DobbinsBAL1510CIN
Clyde Edwards-HelaireKC158LV
AJ DillonGB1414NYG
Devin SingletaryBUF137PIT
Jeff Wilson Jr.SF12.59CAR
Rashaad PennySEA11.511NO
Cam AkersLAR107DAL
Kareem HuntCLE9.59LAC
Rhamondre StevensonNE9.510DET
Antonio GibsonWAS914TEN
Jamaal WilliamsDET96NE
Brian RobinsonWas7.514TEN
Tyler AllgeierATL7.514TB
Tony PollardDAL69LAR
Melvin GordonDEN5.59IND
Khalil HerbertCHI4.514MIN
David MontgomeryCHI414MIN
Cordarrelle PattersonATL314TB

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Wide Receivers

NameTeamValueByeWeek 5
Cooper KuppLAR367DAL
Justin JeffersonMIN357CHI
Stefon DiggsBUF34.57PIT
Tyreek HillMIA3311NYJ
Ja’Marr ChaseCIN3310BAL
Davante AdamsLV32.56KC
A.J. BrownPHI327ARI
Amon-Ra St. BrownDET316NE
Mike WilliamsLAC298CLE
CeeDee LambDAL299LAR
Mike EvansTB2811ATL
Deebo SamuelSF289CAR
Jaylen WaddleMIA26.511NYJ
Michael Pittman Jr.IND26.514DEN
Courtland SuttonDEN249IND
Tee HigginsCIN2310BAL
Christian KirkJAC2211HOU
Marquise BrownARI2013PHI
Drake LondonATL2014TB
Brandin CooksHOU186JAC
DK MetcalfSEA1611NO
Terry McLaurinWAS15.514TEN
Amari CooperCLE149LAC
Chris OlaveNO13.514SEA
Tyler LockettSEA1311NO
Diontae JohnsonPIT139BUF
Jerry JeudyDEN11.59IND
DJ MooreCAR1013SF
Gabriel DavisBUF107PIT
Rashod BatemanBAL910CIN
Michael ThomasNO8.514SEA
Keenan AllenLAC88CLE
Brandon AiyukSF89CAR
Chris GodwinTB7.511ATL
DeVonta SmithPHI6.57ARI
Garrett WilsonNYJ610MIA
JuJu Smith-SchusterKC68LV
Allen LazardGB5.514NYG
Adam ThielenMIN57CHI
George PickensPIT49BUF
DeAndre HopkinsARI413PHI
Romeo DoubsGB3.514NYG

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Tight Ends

NameTeamValueByeWeek 5
Travis KelceKC308LV
Mark AndrewsBAL29.510CIN
Darren WallerLV216KC
Dallas GoedertPHI187ARI
Zach ErtzARI1613PHI
George KittleSF15.59CAR
Kyle PittsATL14.514TB
Dalton SchultzDAL11.59LAR
T.J. HockensonDET106NE
David NjokuCLE69LAC
Gerald EverettLAC4.58CLE
Tyler HigbeeLAR4.57DAL
Pat FreiermuthPIT3.59BUF
Dawson KnoxBUF27PIT
Hayden HurstCIN1.510BAL
Irv Smith Jr.MIN17CHI
Tyler ConklinNYJ110MIA
Evan EngramJAC111HOU

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