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Week 5 Fantasy Football 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. This list should also provide a glimpse into how we feel about a player for the remainder of the season.

Sometimes the best time to move in on a player is when he's entering his bye week. For savvy Fantasy owners looking to buy low on elite running back talent, that means it's the right moment to make some offers on Darren McFadden and DeMarco Murray.

Both backs were drafted with the best intentions, but through four games both have been major disappointments. Murray has one touchdown, one game over 100 total yards and three games with 81 total yards or less. McFadden also has one touchdown to go with two games with over 100 total yards and two games with under 50 total yards. Murray has averaged under 3.0 yards per carry twice this season while McFadden's done it three times in four weeks.

A combination of a tough schedule and limited opportunities have hurt both backs. Three of Murray's first four opponents are ranked in the Top 5 in run defense; three of McFadden's first four opponents are Top 10. Murray has two games with over a dozen carries but does have at least 16 total touches per game. McFadden has a pair of games with at least 15 carries but has 16-plus touches in just half of his matchups.

With both teams on the bye, expect some re-tooling that could enhance playing time rather than limit it. In fact in the case of McFadden, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he isn't married to the zone-blocking scheme that's caused McFadden some of his trouble so far. And the Cowboys' run blocking has nowhere to go but up.

Here's a look at some actual trades made recently on CBSSports.com for both backs:

Darren McFadden for Philip Rivers: Rivers doesn't seem like enough for McFadden. Even if the McFadden owner was loaded with running backs, giving him up for just Rivers comes off as waving the white flag. If McFadden was hurt this trade would make more sense.

Darren McFadden for Robert Griffin III: If you're going to trade McFadden for a quarterback this one is more on par. RG3 is among the elite players in Fantasy but with the quarterback position oversaturated it's hard to get good value for him. McFadden is actually a little bit better than the kind of back an owner should expect for Griffin. And a McFadden owner can feel good about making a move like this judging Griffin's four-game track record.

Darren McFadden for Wes Welker: Welker started the season as a disappointment but has rounded in his old productive self over the last couple of weeks. It still doesn't seem like quite enough for McFadden but as far as need-for-need trades go, it works.

DeMarco Murray for Stevan Ridley and Sam Bradford: This deal works even without Sam Bradford involved, but I get the "sweetening the pot" value Bradford provides. With Brandon Bolden starting to work his way into the Patriots' run game this deal could be viewed as an owner selling high on Ridley while buying low on Murray.

DeMarco Murray and Reggie Wayne for Calvin Johnson: Looks like someone overpaid for Calvin Johnson. Megatron is still considered an elite talent but Wayne's gotten off to a fast start and Murray should come around. It's too much to pay for Calvin but a tremendous haul to give up for him.

DeMarco Murray for Eli Manning and Andre Brown: Selling off Murray could net a pair of players like this. Eli's value is on par with Murray's, and getting Brown in the deal helps.

Darren McFadden for DeMarco Murray: Though we'd rather have McFadden long-term, the trade does work. The owners of both running backs could just be tired of their own guys and could swap if only to have a renewed sense of optimism for their teams.

The bottom line is this: With 12 games left to play both McFadden and Murray still have lots of potential to crash through the 1,500 total-yard barrier with a healthy dose of touchdowns. While both are injury prone, they still have plenty left to offer. If you can get one (or both) of them at their current values you should end up happy.

Player Value Player Value Player Value
Arian Foster, RB, HOU 34 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG 13 Andrew Luck, QB, IND 6
Ray Rice, RB, BAL 34 Greg Jennings, WR, GB 13 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET 6
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI 30 Darren Sproles, RB, NO 12 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR 6
Drew Brees, QB, NO 25 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN 12 Lance Moore, WR, NO 6
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL 25 Steven Jackson, RB, STL 12 Jason Witten, TE, DAL 6
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 25 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL 12 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 6
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC 25 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE 11 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL 6
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET 25 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB 11 Nate Washington, WR, TEN 6
Tom Brady, QB, NE 24 Marques Colston, WR, NO 11 Scott Chandler, TE, BUF 6
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA 24 Michael Vick, QB, PHI 11 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN 5
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN 23 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI 11 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU 5
A.J. Green, WR, CIN 23 Steve Smith, WR, CAR 11 Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, BUF 5
Jimmy Graham, TE, NO 21 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN 11 Ben Tate, RB, HOU 5
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE 21 Vernon Davis, TE, SF 10 Jackie Battle, RB, SD 5
Julio Jones, WR, ATL 21 Tony Romo, QB, DAL 10 Brent Celek, TE, PHI 5
Jamaal Charles, RB, KC 19 Eric Decker, WR, DEN 10 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR 5
Trent Richardson, RB, CLE 19 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB 10 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL 5
Darren McFadden, RB, OAK 19 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET 10 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL 5
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU 19 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS 10 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU 5
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS 18 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG 10 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC 4
Eli Manning, QB, NYG 18 Philip Rivers, QB, SD 9 Donnie Avery, WR, IND 4
Frank Gore, RB, SF 18 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF 9 Fred Davis, TE, WAS 4
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI 18 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL 9 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN 4
Percy Harvin, WR, MIN 18 Doug Martin, RB, TB 9 Heath Miller, TE, PIT 4
Cam Newton, QB, CAR 17 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL 9 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ 4
Stevan Ridley, RB, NE 17 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE 9 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF 3
Reggie Bush, RB, MIA 17 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI 9 Andre Roberts, WR, ARI 3
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG 17 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT 9 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF 3
Roddy White, WR, ATL 17 Michael Turner, RB, ATL 9 Mark Ingram, RB, NO 3
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN 17 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT 9 Andre Brown, RB, NYG 3
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET 17 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF 9 Andrew Hawkins, WR, CIN 3
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS 16 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL 8 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI 3
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI 16 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT 8 Brandon Bolden, RB, NE 3
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL 15 Martellus Bennett, TE, NYG 8 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI 2
Matt Forte, RB, CHI 15 Antonio Gates, TE, SD 8 Carson Palmer, QB, OAK 2
Willis McGahee, RB, DEN 15 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI 8 Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN 2
Ryan Mathews, RB, SD 15 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA 8 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO 2
Wes Welker, WR, NE 15 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK 8 Randall Cobb, WR, GB 2
Mike Wallace, WR, PIT 15 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD 7 Mike Williams, WR, TB 2
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN 14 Danny Amendola, WR, STL 7 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK 2
Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC 14 Michael Bush, RB, CHI 7 Peyton Hillis, RB, KC 2
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND 14 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB 7 Christian Ponder, QB, MIN 2
Steve Johnson, WR, BUF 14 Donald Brown, RB, IND 7 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ 2
Miles Austin, WR, DAL 13 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN 7 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR 2
Cedric Benson, RB, GB 13 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR 6 Texans/49ers DST 2

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(3/30/2015) Former Patriots offensive guard Dan Connolly will visit the Buccaneers on Tuesday, per a report by Fox's Ross Jones, citing a source. 

Connolly has played in 87 games for the Patriots in the last seven years and hasn't played in fewer than 13 games in a season since 2008. 


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(3/30/2015) After playing his first nine seasons with the Panthers, running back DeAngelo Williams signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers this offseason. Among his many thoughts on the signing, he called it an easy decision, according to the Sporting News.

“I didn’t know they wanted me. I had never been on a visit before,” Williams said. “I was with the same organization for nine years. When I got the call and they said, 'hey we want to bring you in for a visit' I took it as that. Had they said we wanted to bring you in for a signing I would have had a different mindset. I had no idea what was going to transpire when I got here.”

Williams added that he is willing to do whatever it takes to get the team to the next level.

“It’s the opportunity to take maybe one or two reps or whatever it takes to make this team better,” Williams said. “That is what I will do. I want to make it to a Super Bowl and win it. I know this team has that potential and they can do it.

“Coming here was an easy decision. This is a Super Bowl contending team. Every veteran out there, veteran or rookie, they want to go to the Super Bowl and win it and get the best opportunity. I think the best opportunity is here in Pittsburgh.”

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(3/30/2015) Although Lions wide receiver Golden Tate feels the loss of Ndamukong Suh is a blow to the team, he doesn't believe it puts more pressure on the offense, reports ESPN. 

When asked specifically about the subject, Tate was clear about his thoughts.

"No, I don't think it adds any pressure," Tate said by phone Monday. "We just need to be who we are. We know that we have a lot of weapons all over the field. We just need to reach our potential each and every week.

"We just need to go out there and play fundamentally sound football and I have no doubt our defense is going to be really good again this year and we just got to do our jobs. There's no pressure on anyone but to be ourselves and to play good football."

Additionally, Tate recognizes that Suh was a game-changing player for the Lions, but he likes the addition of Haloti Ngata.

"Obviously, losing Suh is a big hit," Tate said. "I don't care what team you are, he's the guy that can change the game. Change an opposing offense's game plan. He affects the game so much. But with that being said, I'm thankful to have [had] the opportunity to play with him for a year and be a part of something special. But the show must go on.

"The guy we got, [Haloti] Ngata, is a heck of a player. I think it's a good pickup for us. I know he has a past with coach Caldwell so he knows the ins and outs of the system, probably. But we're ready to move forward. We can't live in the past and football season must still go on. We're preparing to have a great year and build from last year."

The 26-year-old stated that he plans on focusing on the intricacies of the offensive playbook heading into this season.

"One thing I really want to focus on is learning the playbook a little bit better," Tate said. "I felt like I knew it for the most part, but details, running the plays exactly how Joe Lombardi draws them up, could help us win more games and create more opportunities for myself and our team."

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“It’s been a long time since I’ve been healthy,” Mathieu said Monday. “Last year I felt like I took a back seat. I played well my rookie year and then last year it was kind of, eh, I was there but I wasn’t there. This (year) is more important for me because I really want to let everyone know I’m back and I can still make some plays.”

Mathieu tore his ACL and LCL toward the end of the 2013 season. He recently said that the comeback was "way harder than I thought."

Head coach Bruce Arians talked about how Mathieu was not himself last season.

“You saw him fight through it last year,” Arians said. “He was not the player he was used to (being) and it was very frustrating for him.”

Mathieu was aware of the chatter from the outside world and he is using that as motivation going forward.

“You hear people talk and I had time to listen to them talk, so it’s like … I hear it,” Mathieu said. “Like I said, I didn’t feel like I made enough plays last year to help our team. I am looking forward to this year because I know I can do it.”

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The team might also extend defensive end Cameron Jordan's contract. Jordan is entering the last year of his contract and is scheduled to make $6.969 million this year.


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"I am going in there with that mentality. In the NFL everybody is competing," Schofield said during a road trip to see family in Illinois. "They are looking for someone to step up and take over. I want to make that jump."

The third-round draft pick of the Broncos in 2014 struggled with weight issues, but he is now up to 305 pounds. He also recognized that his pass protection needs improvement.

"Personally, I felt there were reasons I wasn't out there (for games). I wasn't consistent enough in pass pro (protection). And my weight was really fluctuating," Schofield said.

Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak believes that the team's zone-blocking scheme can help Schofield elevate his game, and Schofield agrees.

"We like the Schofield kid, so we'll see. We think he's got some flexibility (in where he can play)," Kubiak said. "It will be very competitive."

"I feel like I am better suited for this," Schofield said. "You have to be able to reach block, and I feel the steps required fit me better."


 
 
 
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