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Week 11 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. This list should also provide a glimpse into how we feel about a player for the remainder of the season.

What if I told you there was a 20-touch running back available in your league? A guy whose name has basically been synonymous with the word "potential" since he was drafted into the NFL. A player who has received plenty of work but hasn't shown much for it so far this season.

Would you buy low? Because if you would, chances are the Ryan Mathews owner in your league would be all ears.

The last four games have been a big disappointment for Mathews' Fantasy production yet highlight his relevance to the Chargers and thus to Fantasy owners. In his last four he has 20-plus touches in three games (15 touches in the game he didn't get to 20 touches). That's good, right? Fantasy owners typically crave running backs who get that kind of work. But in those games he's scored zero touchdowns, fumbled the ball away once and clawed his way to just over 100 total yards once. He has only one run of 20-plus yards in that span too. That's not so good.

Worst of all, he's posted single-digit Fantasy points in all four games. Thus, his value is in the tank.

That's your cue to jump into trade talks. Mathews is worth adding to your Fantasy squad if you're running back needy or if you want to add some ... here comes that word again ... potential to your lineup.

Now there's no promise that he's going to suddenly pop off long runs or pick up bushels of touchdowns. He's still expected to keep losing passing down reps to Ronnie Brown and short-yardage/goal-line reps to Jackie Battle. But he's also expected to keep getting work as the primary Chargers running back because, after all, he's a better player than Brown and Battle.

Let's see what the market is like for Mathews heading into the trade deadline week for many of you.

Ryan Mathews for DeSean Jackson: Even with Mathews' weak production, this seems like a pretty good deal for the owner giving up Jackson. The Eagles' wideout has continued his inconsistent ways, failing to post even eight-plus Fantasy points in back-to-back games in standard leagues. Mathews' touches and role give him an edge over Jackson, especially now that a rookie is under center in Philadelphia. Jackson isn't enough for Mathews.

Ryan Mathews for Vincent Jackson: If the previous Jackson wasn't enough for Mathews, this one might be too much. Vincent Jackson is slightly more consistent than DeSean Jackson but he has had more big games and has a better quarterback, not to mention a better schedule. This trade works if the owner giving up Jackson is deep at receiver and weak at running back, but otherwise it just might be a smidge too much for Mathews even though Mathews plays at the premium position.

Ryan Mathews and Ben Roethlisberger for Miles Austin and Alfred Morris: Forget about this deal now that Big Ben hurt his shoulder, but had Roethlisberger gone unscathed it still would have been a bit sweeter for the team getting Morris and Austin. Morris is considered the safer Fantasy back at this point as he's coming off a bye and has some decent matchups down the stretch, though he could post even better numbers if the Redskins' passing game can become threatening again. And Austin is still considered a good Fantasy starter even though he's been in a two-week cold spell. Ultimately it's a tough break for the owner who just got Roethlisberger.

Ryan Mathews and Jared Cook for Jermaine Gresham and Dwayne Bowe: If we're talking PPR, the deal is fine. But in a standard league it seems like the Mathews owner is selling short. Or maybe he or she is just trying to solidify the tight end spot on his roster and pick up a receiver along the way. If Cook was a better tight end then it would work.

Ryan Mathews, Jackie Battle, Aaron Hernandez and Carson Palmer for Doug Martin and Ryan Fitzpatrick: These trades happen all the time near Fantasy trade deadlines where an owner on the cusp of a playoff spot deals off a stud to fill up the roster at other positions. The Mathews/Battle combo platter pales in comparison to Martin but Aaron Hernandez should make an impact once his ankle heals and Palmer is a good upgrade over Fitzpatrick. That gives the team with fledgling playoff hopes a chance to compete and a winning deal. But the owner getting Martin shouldn't be moody over the deal either -- he probably traded his backup quarterback and a tight end he hasn't been able to use for one of the best rushers in Fantasy. The trade chart says the Mathews package is more valuable but playoff-bound teams can afford to give a lot to get a stud.

Player Value Player Value Player Value
Arian Foster, RB, HOU 36 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET 14 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR 6
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN 35 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK 13 Greg Jennings, WR, GB 6
Ray Rice, RB, BAL 32 Reggie Bush, RB, MIA 12 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK 5
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA 32 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL 12 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN 5
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 27 Eli Manning, QB, NYG 12 Andre Roberts, WR, ARI 5
Drew Brees, QB, NO 25 Antonio Gates, TE, SD 11 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, PIT 5
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET 25 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL 11 Danario Alexander, WR, SD 5
A.J. Green, WR, CIN 25 Tony Romo, QB, DAL 11 Felix Jones, RB, DAL 5
Tom Brady, QB, NE 25 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI 11 Marcel Reece, RB, OAK 5
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN 25 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF 11 Rashad Jennings, RB, JAC 5
Doug Martin, RB, TB 24 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL 11 Vick Ballard, RB, IND 5
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI 24 Aaron Hernandez, TE, NE 10 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC 5
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL 24 Josh Freeman, QB, TB 10 49ers/Bears/Texans DSTs 4
Chris Johnson, RB, TEN 23 Steven Jackson, RB, STL 10 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR 4
Stevan Ridley, RB, NE 22 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL 10 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 4
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN 22 Steve Smith, WR, CAR 10 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA 4
Jimmy Graham, TE, NO 21 Mike Williams, WR, TB 9 Anquan Boldin, WR, BAL 4
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE 21 James Jones, WR, GB 9 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT 4
Trent Richardson, RB, CLE 21 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA 9 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO 4
Julio Jones, WR, ATL 21 Darren Sproles, RB, NO 9 Mark Ingram, RB, NO 4
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI 21 Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ 8 Chris Ivory, RB, NO 4
Frank Gore, RB, SF 20 Danny Amendola, WR, STL 8 Jonathan Dwyer, RB, PIT 4
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET 20 Titus Young, WR, DET 8 Vernon Davis, TE, SF 4
Eric Decker, WR, DEN 19 Lance Moore, WR, NO 8 Alex Green, RB, GB 4
Matt Forte, RB, CHI 19 Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI 8 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE 4
Roddy White, WR, ATL 19 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF 8 LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, ARI 3
Vincent Jackson, WR, TB 18 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU 8 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL 3
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI 18 Philip Rivers, QB, SD 8 Brandon Pettigrew, TE, DET 3
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG 18 Carson Palmer, QB, OAK 8 Nate Washington, WR, TEN 3
Jamaal Charles, RB, KC 17 Heath Miller, TE, PIT 8 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN 3
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS 17 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG 8 Scott Chandler, TE, BUF 3
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND 17 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC 8 Beanie Wells, RB, ARI 3
Marques Colston, WR, NO 17 Jason Witten, TE, DAL 7 Dwayne Allen, TE, IND 3
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS 17 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD 7 Donald Brown, RB, IND 3
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU 17 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC 7 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN 2
Willis McGahee, RB, DEN 17 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, NYG 7 Joique Bell, RB, DET 2
Percy Harvin, WR, MIN 16 Michael Turner, RB, ATL 7 Jeremy Kerley, WR, NYJ 2
Randall Cobb, WR, GB 16 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU 7 Brandon Stokley, WR, DEN 2
Miles Austin, WR, DAL 16 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT 7 TY Hilton, WR, IND 2
Cam Newton, QB, CAR 16 Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN 6 Brandon Myers, TE, OAK 2
Ryan Mathews, RB, SD 16 Dustin Keller, TE, NYJ 6 Ronnie Brown, RB, SD 2
Wes Welker, WR, NE 16 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF 6 Joel Dreessen, TE, DEN 2
Mike Wallace, WR, PIT 16 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA 6 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS 2
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF 15 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT 6 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI 2
Denarius Moore, WR, OAK 15 Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE 6 Michael Vick, QB, PHI 2
Jordy Nelson, WR, GB 15 Andre Brown, RB, NYG 6 Chris Givens, WR, STL 2
Andrew Luck, QB, IND 14 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN 6 Cedric Benson, RB, GB 2

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(6:25 pm ET) Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will begin his probation on Wednesday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Peterson will begin community service, and will undergo counseling to determine whether he has a drug problem. Peterson will report to a probation officer once a month in order to take a drug test. The strict drug testing stems from an Oct. 8 pre-trail urinalysis. Peterson admitted to "smoking a little weed," though the results from the test were never disclosed. 

Probation officials will also determine whether Peterson needs to attend parenting classes. 

Per his plea agreement, Peterson was fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service. He's required to perform at least 16 hours per month, which would allow him to complete to program prior to training camp.

Peterson is under contract with the Vikings for next season, and is set to earn $12.75 million. The team is not allowed to communicate with Peterson during his suspension. 


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"I know how hard it is to keep a team together and I want to be part of this team. But I don't want to take less money," McCoy said. "I want to figure a way to make it happen [where] we're all together."

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"We're going to exhaust every resource we can," Ryan said. "We'll look at free agents. We'll look at the draft. We'll look at anything."

The Bills have former first-round pick EJ Manuel on their roster, but Ryan said he would not commit to Manuel as his starting quarterback at this time.

"To say that he's definitely going to be the guy, it's way too early to say that," Ryan said.


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"I can't wait to play for him. I've heard nothing but good things," Jackson said Wednesday of Ryan during an interview on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. "I'm looking forward to that [first] conversation when I sit down and talk to him."

The Bills finished 9-7 in 2014, which was their best record since 2004. While Jackson believes Ryan is going to "be that catalyst that comes in and pushes us over that hump," he didn't have many bad things to say about coach Doug Marrone, who opted out of his contract New Year's Eve.

"I thought he was a tremendous coach," Jackson said. "He showed up, he worked hard, he pushed players to give their best effort. He got us to a 9-7 record -- we hadn't won nine games in 10 years. There's definitely some things about him that made him a great coach. It's just the way he exited. I don't think anybody expected that. 

"Players, the way we found out is we got a generic text from him, saying that he was moving on and he had chosen to opt out of his contract." 


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Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck indicated if Suh wanted to sign with Oakland, then he would be welcomed in Raider Nation.

"(He's) Raider-ish," Tuck said, per the Detroit Free Press. "And that's one of the reasons why I know Raider Nation would applaud that move, beyond the fact that he's an awesome football player. He kind of fits the mold of ... the toughness and the ferocious player that built the Oakland Raiders."

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On Thursday, Foles addressed the rumors and stated he is expecting to be back on the Eagles' roster in 2015.

"Yeah you hear about it," Foles said in between doing paid appearances at Super Bowl XLIX, per NJ.com. "You are going to hear about it every single year. That's just part of it. The main word is 'rumor.' You can't put too much into it....I plan on being in Philly.

"I only listen to (head coach) Chip Kelly. That's what is most important. He is the one that will make the decision. Right now all I am going to do is work because I plan on being back in Philadelphia and playing with my team. That's all I ever thought. So that is what I plan on doing and I'm not looking at it any other way."

Foles added he hasn't talked with Kelly since the end of the season.

"We haven't talked a lot. He has a lot going on," Foles said. "This time of year you really just get away from everything. He is busy looking at the draft, doing all that. I saw he is more of the decision maker. Haven't really talked to him too much, but I'm sure I'll hear from him soon."


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Dwyer was sentenced to 18 months of probation and community service following the plea, according to a court spokesman.

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"What a great player he's been for this league," Brady said Thursday, per NFL.com. "He's a great competitor, and I've been fortunate to play against him a bunch of times. I certainly hope he comes back, 'cause the league will miss him if he doesn't. But those decisions are up to him. I'm sure it's up to whether he's mentally and physically -- that's what he wants to do. But I certainly hope he's back."

Archie Manning, Peyton's father, told NFL Network on Thursday that his son hasn't made a decision yet.

"Well, Peyton evaluates things; he's pretty good at that," he said. "I can't tell him what to do, and he hasn't told me what he's going to do. But I do know that he's really giving a lot of things a lot of thought. He's thinking about where he is physically, he wants to see how he can do this some more, trying to get over an injury."

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“I had never suffered an ankle injury of that severity before, so I didn’t really know what to expect,” Griffin said, per The Washington Times. “It just became more and more tough the more games that we lost, because you know how hard your guys work, and you want to get out there and help them win games.

“I could’ve sat out the rest of last year, with how bad the ankle was, but I felt like I could play, and I wanted to get out there and play with my guys and help them win games. And that didn’t happen when I got back out there. Then coach made a decision [to bench me]. That was an unfortunate decision, and something we all had to go with because that was coach’s choice.”

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“Last year, I wasn’t healthy, and it sucked,” Griffin told ESPN 980. “There’s no other way to say it other than that. When you dislocate your ankle in the second week of the season, when you and your team had big things in mind. So I guess it’s just getting healthy, getting a mental break, getting a chance to spend time with family, and then formulate my plan going forward from this year so we can go out there and win games.”


 
 
 
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