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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: Cardinals won't release WR Fitzgerald
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:21 am ET) Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will not be cut, as some expect due to the team's salary cap issues, a source has told Pro Football Talk.

Fitzgerald has a cap number of $23.6 million for 2015. He could be traded or have his deal restructured. He could also decide to negotiate an extension.

Few non-quarterbacks have cap numbers anywhere near $20 million. Committing that much to a fading Fitzgerald, who hasn't totaled more than 34 yards receiving in his last four games, could prove disastrous. But the Cardinals are apparently willing to take that chance.

Fitzgerald has also been victimized this year and in recent seasons by inconsistent quarterback play.


Lions RB Joique Bell was benched for 'violation of team rules'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11:12 am ET) Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters that running back Joique Bell was suspended for the first quarter of Sunday's 20-14 victory over Chicago for what he deemed "violation of team rules," reports ESPN.

Bell took a backseat to Reggie Bush early on before emerging late in the second half. After logging only three carries in the first half, Bell finished the game with 74 yards on 13 attempts and a 17-yard score midway through the fourth quarter that gave Detroit the lead to stay. 

Detroit is a 7 1/2-point underdog at Green Bay in Week 17. The Lions have a 22-game losing streak at Lambeau Field, an NFL record for most consecutive road losses against a single opponent. The winner will clinch the NFC North title.


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(11:03 am ET) Bears kicker Robbie Gould told WSCR 670 AM radio in Chicago he'll sit out the final game of the season because of a nagging right quadriceps injury, reports the Chicago Tribune. Gould converted 9 of 12 field goal attempts, adding 28 extra points. Jay Feely will take over as the starter for the fourth consecutive game.

Report: NFL will review Dominic Raiola's ankle stomp
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:51 am ET) The NFL will review Lions center Dominic Raiola's action during the third quarter of Detroit's 20-14 victory over Chicago, according to ESPN.

After walking away from a pile, Raiola was caught on camera stepping on Chicago defensive lineman Ego Ferguson's ankle. Following the game, he told reporters his actions were "not intentional."

"It was totally unintentional," Raiola said. "I remember I was stumbling out. I didn't see the end of it. I apologized at the end of the game, told him it was unintentional and we shook hands and that was it."

Raiola got slapped with a $10,000 fine for cut block in the final minute of a Week 12 loss to New England and could be in line for a heftier fine this time around. The league will likely make an announcement before Detroit's Week 17 showdown at Green Bay.


Browns' Johnny Manziel: 'I want to be the guy' next season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:03 am ET) Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel could be in danger of missing Sunday's season finale against Baltimore, reports Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Manziel completed 3 of 8 passes for 32 yards before exiting the second quarter of Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Panthers with a hamstring injury. Following the game, Manziel began making a case for the starting job next season during the postgame press conference.

"I want to be the guy," Manziel said. "That's what I want to do and that's what I want to be for this organization, so for me, if anything, this has motivated me more to head into this offseason."

Manziel has only led his team to two scoring drives out of 15 tries this season. Coach Mike Pettine will likely reveal the severity of his injury on Monday. If Manziel is unable to play, Brian Hoyer will get the start against the Ravens.

Cleveland is currently a 7-point underdog at Baltimore.


Falcons S William Moore slated for MRI on injured shoulder
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9:44 am ET) Falcons safety William Moore will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his injured shoulder, reports ESPN. Moore separated his shoulder in Week 4 and appear to have aggravated the injury after playing 41 snaps against New Orleans on Sunday.

At this point his status remains uncertain for the regular-season finale against Carolina. Atlanta is currently a 3 1/2-point home favorite against Carolina, according to Vegas Insider. The winner will advance to the postseason.


Report: Quad injury won't keep Falcons' Steven Jackson out Week 17
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(9:21 am ET) The quad injury Falcons running back Steven Jackson suffered in Sunday's 30-14 victory over the Saints in Week 16 is not believed to be serious, reports Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

Jackson left the game in the second quarter and was ruled out early in the third. He finished with four carries for 9 yards and one catch for 14 yards. Although coach Mike Smith didn't share many details on Jackson's injury, McClure reports that the veteran back will return to the starting lineup come Week 17 against Carolina.

Atlanta is currently a 3 1/2-point home favorite against Carolina, according to Vegas Insider. The winner will advance to the postseason.


QB struggles begin to impact Cardinals DST
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2:13 am ET) The Cardinals DST scored just one Fantasy point in standard CBSSports.com leagues Week 16 against Seattle, interrupting a stretch of 10 games in which it averaged 15.1, and the Cardinals' offensive woes may have had something to do with it.

Specifically, they've been unable to find a decent quarterback since losing Carson Palmer to injury in Week 10. Backup Drew Stanton at least mounted some kind of threat, but with him sidelined by a sprained knee in Week 16, the Cardinals had to turn to third-stringer Ryan Lindley. He turned the ball over twice without once leading his team into the end zone, completing less than half of his passes in the process.

The quick trips back to the sideline gave the Seahawks more chances to pile up points and yards, and they did, finishing with 35 and 596. Only one other time have the Cardinals allowed more than 30 points in a game, and the 596 yards were a season high. Worse yet, they were lacking in big plays, recording one sack with no takeaways.

Fortunately, the Cardinals will take on a struggling 49ers offense in Week 17, so even if Lindley is back under center, the DST at least has a chance of a respectable performance. Still, if you've been relying on it all season, you might want to make sure there isn't an appealing matchups play on the waiver wire.


Seahawks DST can't be stopped
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2:04 am ET) The Seahawks DST had another dominant performance Week 16 at Arizona, continuing a nine-week run that has made it once again arguably the top unit in Fantasy. During that stretch, it has averaged 16.2 Fantasy points, allowing 11.9 points on 231.3 yards.

It allowed only six points on 216 yards in Week 16, recording four sacks and one interception. Of the Seahawks' 33 sacks this season, 20 have come in their last five games.

Clearly, they had a favorable matchup in this one, but they also shut down the Eagles in Week 14. You don't have any reason to shy away from the Seahawks DST against St. Louis in Week 17.


Kenbrell Thompkins comes out of nowhere
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1:58 am ET) After making only modest contributions since coming over from the Patriots in Week 6, Raiders wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins suddenly emerged as quarterback Derek Carr's favorite target Week 16 against Buffalo, catching five passes for 90 yards. He hadn't caught even one pass since Week 13, and his previous high in yardage was 47.

Of course, you should know how this goes by now. Fellow wide receivers James Jones and Andre Holmes have both had their stretches of Fantasy relevance this season, as has tight end Mychal Rivera. The Raiders have a multitude of viable receiving targets, but their roles aren't so clear, which makes the task of picking the most impactful from week to week next to impossible.

In other words, you'd need to play in an especially deep league to take a flier on Thompkins for the season's final week.


 
 
 
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