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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 or PPR leagues. The values assigned are a long-term measurement of their Fantasy value. By adding two players' values you could determine which single player you might be able to get in return. This should also work as a "Rest of Season" Rankings.

There were a lot of amazing performances by the Broncos in the first game of Week 1. Wes Welker proved he could still be a reliable receiver, as did Demaryius Thomas. Peyton Manning's seven touchdown performance also was one for the ages. But it might have been the unknown at tight end that scored the Broncos' first touchdown that drew the most interest from Fantasy owners.

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So what is the going rate for a third-year tight end that most people either took with a late pick or completely overlooked on Draft Day?

Julius Thomas sets up to be one of the best waiver bargains and potential trade pieces Fantasy owners can cash in this week. After scoring twice and pasting the Ravens for 110 yards on five catches, it's safe to say he's probably not going to keep up this kind of production. So it makes sense to sell high.

It also makes sense to be interested in acquiring him. Not everyone landed an athletic tight end with a great quarterback on Draft Day. Thomas, at least for now, looks the part of a difference maker with good potential from week to week. Not 110-yard and two-score potential but at least six or seven points per. Plenty of teams in every league have a need at tight end and could offer something good for him.

Whether you need him or not, pick him up off waivers if you can. Deal him if you don't need him. Some people already have -- here's a sampling of actual trades involving Thomas in CBSSports.com leagues:

Julius Thomas and Matt Forte for Ray Rice and Pierre Garcon: This looks like highway robbery for the owner getting Rice and Garcon. There isn't much of a downgrade at running back but I'd feel safer going with Garcon every week than Thomas.

Julius Thomas for Larry Fitzgerald: Insane. Thomas is good but Fitzgerald is as established as they come. If some goofball in your league is willing to give up Fitzy for Thomas, make that deal in 0.01 seconds.

Julius Thomas for Torrey Smith: For who these guys are right now, this is a fair deal. Smith didn't have a brilliant Week 1 but has plenty of upside as the top dog in the Ravens passing game. Thomas did have a great Week 1 but doesn't have the long-term potential -- or it least it seems that way right now. For owners looking for a win-win deal, this works.

Julius Thomas and Tavon Austin for Roddy White: This is an interesting one considering White's injury status. The Falcons receiver came out and said it would take him a while to be back in his usual form. That dashes his value for the time being, but most believe White will eventually heal up and be great. Those desperate for wins (and maybe a tight end) could pawn off White for Thomas and another receiver just as quickly as owners who had Thomas as a backup could upgrade at wideout. The trade's close in value but it works.

Name Stnd PPR Name Stnd PPR Name Stnd PPR
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN 37 37 Michael Vick, QB, PHI 18 18 Montee Ball, RB, DEN 8 8
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI 34 36 Cam Newton, QB, CAR 18 18 Ben Tate, RB, HOU 8 9
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA 32 33 David Wilson, RB, NYG 17 18 Mark Ingram, RB, NO 8 8
Jamaal Charles, RB, KC 32 34 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS 17 17 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI 8 8
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS 31 31 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS 16 18 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN 7 9
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF 31 34 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB 16 17 Lance Moore, WR, NO 7 9
Ray Rice, RB, BAL 30 33 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG 16 17 Percy Harvin, WR, SEA 7 8
Arian Foster, RB, HOU 30 33 Darren Sproles, RB, NO 16 20 Michael Crabtree, WR, SF 7 8
Doug Martin, RB, TB 30 32 Eric Decker, WR, DEN 15 17 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK 7 7
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET 29 34 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA 14 15 Brandon Myers, TE, NYG 7 9
Matt Forte, RB, CHI 29 32 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD 14 15 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI 7 8
A.J. Green, WR, CIN 28 33 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA 14 15 Brent Celek, TE, PHI 7 8
Chris Johnson, RB, TEN 28 29 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL 14 16 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR 7 7
Trent Richardson, RB, CLE 28 29 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN 14 15 Vick Ballard, RB, IND 7 7
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI 27 32 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA 14 14 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI 7 7
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL 27 30 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND 13 15 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL 7 7
Julio Jones, WR, ATL 27 29 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC 13 15 Terrelle Pryor, QB, OAK 7 7
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN 26 29 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL 13 16 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN 7 7
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI 26 29 Vernon Davis, TE, SF 13 17 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI 7 7
Randall Cobb, WR, GB 26 28 Jason Witten, TE, DAL 13 18 Sam Bradford, QB, STL 7 7
Reggie Bush, RB, DET 26 31 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE 12 15 Vincent Brown, WR, SD 6 6
Wes Welker, WR, DEN 25 27 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC 12 15 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN 6 7
Stevan Ridley, RB, NE 24 24 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT 12 15 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR 6 7
Steven Jackson, RB, ATL 24 25 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB 12 13 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 6 6
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN 23 23 Jared Cook, TE, STL 12 14 Owen Daniels, TE, HOU 6 7
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB 23 23 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE 12 14 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN 6 6
Drew Brees, QB, NO 23 23 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE 12 15 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ 6 6
Tom Brady, QB, NE 23 23 Miles Austin, WR, DAL 11 13 Joique Bell, RB, DET 6 9
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU 22 24 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL 11 12 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF 6 8
Victor Cruz, WR, NYG 22 23 Steve Smith, WR, CAR 11 12 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN 6 7
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL 22 23 Julius Thomas, TE, DEN 11 12 EJ Manuel, QB, BUF 6 6
Andrew Luck, QB, IND 22 22 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND 11 12 Joe Flacco, QB, BAL 6 6
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF 22 22 Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE 10 11 Marlon Brown, WR, BAL 5 6
Vincent Jackson, WR, TB 21 23 Julian Edelman, WR, NE 10 12 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ 5 6
Danny Amendola, WR, NE 21 23 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF 10 11 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO 5 5
Jimmy Graham, TE, NO 21 26 Antonio Gates, TE, SD 10 11 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT 5 5
Frank Gore, RB, SF 21 21 Tavon Austin, WR, STL 9 11 Philip Rivers, QB, SD 5 5
Eddie Lacy, RB, GB 21 21 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC 9 10 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG 4 5
Tony Romo, QB, DAL 21 21 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI 9 11 Brandon Gibson, WR, MIA 4 5
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL 21 21 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU 9 10 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN 4 5
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET 21 21 Chris Givens, WR, STL 9 11 Fred Davis, TE, WAS 4 4
DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI 20 21 Mike Williams, WR, TB 9 11 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN 4 4
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND 19 21 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF 9 11 Matt Schaub, QB, HOU 4 4
Roddy White, WR, ATL 19 20 Golden Tate, WR, SEA 9 11 Nate Burleson, WR, DET 3 5
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC 19 20 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI 9 9 Kenny Stills, WR, NO 3 3
Marques Colston, WR, NO 18 20 Andre Roberts, WR, ARI 8 11 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT 3 4
Darren McFadden, RB, OAK 18 19 James Jones, WR, GB 8 9 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN 3 3
Shane Vereen, RB, NE 18 19 Rod Streater, WR, OAK 8 10 Dwayne Allen, TE, IND 3 3
Eli Manning, QB, NYG 18 18 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA 8 10 Seahawks DST 3 3

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