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Week 6 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. This list should also provide a glimpse into how we feel about a player for the remainder of the season.

After five weeks and four favorable matchups, the value on Redskins' rookie running back Alfred Morris is sky high. And when it comes to trades in Fantasy, timing is everything.

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There's no reason to doubt that Morris could finish the season with over 1,000 rush yards and nine touchdowns, but if that's the case then he's almost halfway there already with 491 yards and four scores through five games. It would be stunning if he kept up that pace for the next 11 games, especially considering who he'll play.

Morris is looking down the barrel at a schedule that still has matchups against the Steelers and Ravens and two each against the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants. And before he can get to any of those games, he takes on the Vikings this week. In fact, only three of his final 11 games come against defenses in the bottom half of the league in run defense. Compare that to the Redskins' first five opponents -- four are currently in that bottom half of run defenses and the fifth is the Bucs, who are technically a Top 5 run D but are the only team among the Top 16 that's allowed four rushing touchdowns (in only four games).

Reality is such that defensive coaches are starting to get a beat on Morris, and that could make it harder for him to deliver big rushing numbers from week to week, especially once the competition gets tougher. Those same coaches are also finding ways to drop the hammer on Robert Griffin III, Morris' quarterback. It's no secret that part of Morris' success is thanks to the passing and running threat RG3 provides. Griffin's abilities earn him the eyeballs of most defenders while Morris can take advantage of light coverage. Though it wasn't much of a glimpse, we saw what life would be like without Griffin on the field for Morris this past week when he ran for 6 yards on three handoffs from Kirk Cousins. Griffin is expected to be fine after a concussion knocked him out of Week 5, but if he were to miss any time, the focus of the Redskins' opponents would shift from quarterback to running back.

But forget about that sad scenario and focus on what Morris represents now: A big trade chip. Most everyone either drafted Morris with a late-round pick or got him off waivers. That means he wasn't taken as a starter -- he's just played like one. Whether you need to or want to, dealing Morris for a good starter or two is something that can be done now. In fact, if you have good depth at running back but are thin elsewhere, flipping Morris might save your season. Here are some deals that have gone down for Morris:

Week Opponent Rank vs. run
6 vs. MIN 6th
7 at NYG 16th
8 at PIT 11th
9 vs. CAR 23rd
10 bye --
11 vs. PHI 12th
12 at DAL 15th
13 vs. NYG 16th
14 vs. BAL 20th
15 at CLE 26th
16 at PHI 12th
17 vs. DAL 15th

Alfred Morris for Vincent Jackson and Jordy Nelson: A deal like this works for the Morris owner who is loaded at running back and needs help at wide receiver. Jackson and Nelson haven't exactly come close to expectations this year -- Nelson is basically getting unloaded in this deal -- but the value both receivers should give makes this a big win for the team getting them.

Alfred Morris for Reggie Wayne: Sometimes you can only get one stud receiver instead of two good ones. In this case, the trade is even based on current trade values. But again, if the Morris owner needed receiver help, this trade is on the money.

Alfred Morris for Cam Newton: We'll discuss Cam Newton's struggles and plummeting value later this week, but as far as this trade is concerned, it's even. Like the Wayne trade, the Morris owner probably wanted to lock up an upgrade at quarterback while dishing depth from his running back corps.

Alfred Morris and Malcom Floyd for Ryan Mathews: I thought this was an interesting deal. Mathews' value is sky-high after he shined against the Saints on Sunday. Not that Morris' value isn't -- but the "sweetener" of Floyd makes the deal work. If anything, Floyd is too good of a receiver to throw in, but given Mathews' reputation compared to the uncertainty Morris' future holds, the deal isn't a horrible one.

Player Value Player Value Player Value
Arian Foster, RB, HOU 35 Doug Martin, RB, TB 13 Scott Chandler, TE, BUF 6
Ray Rice, RB, BAL 34 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI 13 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU 6
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI 30 Michael Vick, QB, PHI 12 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL 6
Drew Brees, QB, NO 25 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN 12 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN 5
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL 25 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC 12 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR 5
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA 25 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL 12 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR 5
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 24 Steven Jackson, RB, STL 11 Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL 5
Tom Brady, QB, NE 24 Darren Sproles, RB, NO 11 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR 5
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET 24 Vernon Davis, TE, SF 11 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN 5
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC 23 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE 11 Nate Washington, WR, TEN 5
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN 23 Greg Jennings, WR, GB 11 Lance Moore, WR, NO 5
Jamaal Charles, RB, KC 23 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB 11 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC 5
A.J. Green, WR, CIN 23 Eric Decker, WR, DEN 11 James Jones, WR, GB 5
Julio Jones, WR, ATL 23 Tony Romo, QB, DAL 10 Ben Tate, RB, HOU 4
Ryan Mathews, RB, SD 22 Steve Smith, WR, CAR 10 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ 4
Trent Richardson, RB, CLE 20 Michael Turner, RB, ATL 10 Alex Green, RB, GB 4
Jimmy Graham, TE, NO 20 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL 10 Fred Davis, TE, WAS 4
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE 20 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF 10 Heath Miller, TE, PIT 4
Eli Manning, QB, NYG 18 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN 9 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN 4
Darren McFadden, RB, OAK 18 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE 9 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF 4
Frank Gore, RB, SF 18 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT 9 Texans/49ers/Bears DST 3
Stevan Ridley, RB, NE 18 Philip Rivers, QB, SD 9 Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, BUF 3
Percy Harvin, WR, MIN 18 Andrew Luck, QB, IND 9 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI 3
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI 18 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET 9 Michael Bush, RB, CHI 3
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG 18 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB 9 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL 3
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS 17 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG 9 Mark Ingram, RB, NO 3
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET 17 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL 9 Brandon Bolden, RB, NE 3
Cam Newton, QB, CAR 17 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL 8 Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN 3
Reggie Bush, RB, MIA 17 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF 8 Andre Roberts, WR, ARI 3
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS 17 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS 8 Randall Cobb, WR, GB 3
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU 17 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT 8 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA 3
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN 17 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI 8 Christian Ponder, QB, MIN 2
Roddy White, WR, ATL 17 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK 8 Carson Palmer, QB, OAK 2
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI 17 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD 8 William Powell, RB, ARI 2
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND 17 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF 7 LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB 2
Matt Forte, RB, CHI 16 Antonio Gates, TE, SD 7 Jackie Battle, RB, SD 2
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL 16 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 7 David Wilson, RB, NYG 2
Wes Welker, WR, NE 16 Jason Witten, TE, DAL 7 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI 2
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN 15 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA 7 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF 2
Willis McGahee, RB, DEN 15 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU 6 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ 2
Mike Wallace, WR, PIT 15 Donald Brown, RB, IND 6 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO 2
Marques Colston, WR, NO 15 Martellus Bennett, TE, NYG 6 Donnie Avery, WR, IND 2
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT 14 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB 6 Jeremy Kerley, WR, NYJ 2
Miles Austin, WR, DAL 14 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET 6 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK 2
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG 14 Brent Celek, TE, PHI 6 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE 2

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Report: Buccaneers bringing in Dan Connolly for a visit
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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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(3/30/2015) After visiting the Patriots on Monday, linebacker Rolando McClain and the team did not agree to terms on a contract, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The same report states that the visit was a positive one.

McClain played in 13 games last season for the Cowboys, collecting 81 total tackles and one sack. Over his four-year career, the 25-year-old has accumulated 327 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, 23 passes defensed, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.


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(3/30/2015) Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu believes that he is regaining his health and he's ready to make an impact this season, according to the team's website.

“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.”

The 22-year-old has registered 106 total tackles, one sack, three interceptions and one forced fumble in 26 games played during his two-year career.


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(3/30/2015) Saints coach Sean Payton said that the team has a plan in place to rework guard Jahri Evans' contract to help create salary cap space, per ESPN's Mike Triplett

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 "I like playing, and wherever they want to put me, that's fine. I'll play," he said.


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After not dressing for a single game as a rookie, Schofield added weight and he looks forward to fighting for a starting job.

"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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