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Week 2 Fantasy Trade Value Chart

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Our Trade Value Chart is designed to assist you in making fair trades in your standard-scoring league. The values assigned to the players below are strictly a measurement of their Fantasy value heading into the current week. By adding two players' values you could determine what one player you might be able to get in return.

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The Bears' offense gave the rest of the world a look at its potential when it rolled up 41 points on the poor Colts in Week 1. A huge key to the Bears' statistical rise is receiver Brandon Marshall, who has reunited with quarterback Jay Cutler in the Windy City. Already it appears that Marshall is being regarded as a quality receiver judging by these trades that were made in CBSSports.com leagues.

Brandon Marshall for Shonn Greene and Brandon Lloyd: According to our trade chart, this is a fair-and-square deal. Marshall, with a value of 17, is equal to the combined numbers of Greene (8) and Lloyd (9). The deal also works in that the owner giving up Marshall is getting a quality replacement in Lloyd along with a running back. I could see this trade working for an owner who has Marshall and Fred Jackson.

Brandon Marshall for Michael Vick and Chris Johnson: This trade is nonsense. Vick and Johnson might be off to ugly starts but combined they're still better for Fantasy owners than just Marshall. The combined value of Vick and Johnson is a rich 40 points -- Marshall would need to be joined by the likes of Matt Ryan or DeMarco Murray to even be in the ballpark of a fair deal.

Brandon Marshall for Trent Richardson and Eric Decker: Still too much for Marshall according to the chart. Again, this could be an example of an owner giving up early on Richardson and dangling him with Decker for an upgrade at receiver. Or maybe the Richardson/Decker owner is loaded at running back and can afford to move him. What he or she doesn't know is an offer of Richardson straight up for Marshall should get some serious consideration.

Brandon Marshall for Matt Forte: A little Bear-on-Bear bartering here, but it can work. Forte has a slight edge on Marshall if only because he'll total more yards and plays at the valuable running back position. But if an owner was stuck at receiver and loaded at running back, then the deal is close enough to work.

Player Value Player Value Player Value
Arian Foster, RB, HOU 34 Steve Smith, WR, CAR 11 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI 5
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI 34 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS 11 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET 5
Ray Rice, RB, BAL 34 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN 11 Mark Ingram, RB, NO 5
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 29 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC 10 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 5
Tom Brady, QB, NE 29 Frank Gore, RB, SF 10 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET 5
Drew Brees, QB, NO 29 Mike Wallace, WR, PIT 10 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL 5
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET 27 Antonio Gates, TE, SD 9 Robert Meachem, WR, SD 5
Darren McFadden, RB, OAK 26 Miles Austin, WR, DAL 9 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD 5
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET 23 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL 9 Danny Amendola, WR, STL 5
Cam Newton, QB, CAR 23 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE 9 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT 4
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN 22 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT 9 David Wilson, RB, NYG 4
Julio Jones, WR, ATL 22 Eric Decker, WR, DEN 9 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL 4
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL 21 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI 9 Fred Davis, TE, WAS 4
Chris Johnson, RB, TEN 21 Willis McGahee, RB, DEN 8 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU 4
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL 21 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ 8 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR 4
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC 20 Kevin Smith, RB, DET 8 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN 4
Jimmy Graham, TE, NO 20 Donald Brown, RB, IND 8 Jared Cook, TE, TEN 4
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE 20 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB 8 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK 4
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA 19 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC 8 Randy Moss, WR, SF 4
Steven Jackson, RB, STL 19 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF 8 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA 4
Matt Forte, RB, CHI 19 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL 8 Lance Moore, WR, NO 4
Ryan Mathews, RB, SD 18 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS 7 Josh Freeman, QB, TB 3
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU 18 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR 7 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT 3
Stevan Ridley, RB, NE 17 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA 7 Ben Tate, RB, HOU 3
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG 17 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS 7 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO 3
Doug Martin, RB, TB 17 Vernon Davis, TE, SF 7 Michael Bush, RB, CHI 3
A.J. Green, WR, CIN 17 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB 7 Evan Royster, RB, WAS 3
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI 17 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC 7 Brent Celek, TE, PHI 3
Trent Richardson, RB, CLE 16 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI 7 Coby Fleener, TE, IND 3
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF 16 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND 7 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN 3
Roddy White, WR, ATL 16 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN 7 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ 3
Greg Jennings, WR, GB 16 Nate Washington, WR, TEN 7 Mike Williams, WR, TB 3
Jordy Nelson, WR, GB 16 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT 6 Randall Cobb, WR, GB 3
Tony Romo, QB, DAL 15 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU 6 Texans, DST, 2
Eli Manning, QB, NYG 15 Andrew Luck, QB, IND 6 David Akers, K, SF 2
Michael Vick, QB, PHI 15 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI 6 Carson Palmer, QB, OAK 2
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN 15 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF 6 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC 2
Michael Turner, RB, ATL 15 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR 6 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA 2
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI 15 Cedric Benson, RB, GB 6 Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN 2
Wes Welker, WR, NE 15 Jason Witten, TE, DAL 6 Roy Helu, RB, WAS 2
Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG 15 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL 6 Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT 2
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG 15 Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN 6 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF 2
Percy Harvin, WR, MIN 15 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK 6 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL 2
Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE 14 Titus Young, WR, DET 6 Kevin Ogletree, WR, DAL 2
Darren Sproles, RB, NO 13 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL 5 Greg Little, WR, CLE 2
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN 13 Jake Locker, QB, TEN 5 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF 2
Marques Colston, WR, NO 12 Peyton Hillis, RB, KC 5 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR 2
Philip Rivers, QB, SD 11 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI 5 Stephen Hill, WR, NYJ 2

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