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Week 5 Fantasy Trade Value Chart

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Sometimes the best players to trade away -- and trade for -- are the ones you're least invested in. The ones you didn't spend a high draft pick on.

Kenbrell Thompkins of the Patriots definitely qualifies.

Thanks to his fast start in a depleted Patriots offense, Thompkins currently ranks as a Top 20 Fantasy receiver. With 39 targets, Thompkins has caught 15 passes for 257 yards and three scores. His catch conversion rate is a sloppy 38.5 pct. on the year, but it's due to a very slow start where he caught less than 30 pct. of the passes sent his way in the Pats' first two games. He's been at 50 pct. over the last two weeks.

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Right now, Thompkins is the Patriots' best big-play receiver. How's that for crazy?! Everything from his playing time to his production when he has caught the ball suggests it's not going to totally disappear the second Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola come back. Remember, the Patriots might not be keen on lining up consistently without the threat that Thompkins offers. I don't think he's going anywhere.

Better yet, not many people spent even a mid-round pick on Thompkins. If you drafted an underperformer like C.J. Spiller or Stevan Ridley as well as Thompkins, you're in a position to upgrade. And if you're stocked at a position other than receiver you have the ammo to go get Thompkins on your Fantasy roster. The price tag still isn't too high.

Here are some actual trades made in CBSSports.com leagues involving Thompkins:

Kenbrell Thompkins and Vernon Davis for Randall Cobb: This is the kind of deal you can expect if you drafted Thompkins but don't have room for him in your lineup. You're upgrading from him to Cobb, bolstering your receiving corps. And say you whiffed on tight end through four weeks, this trade works if you're getting Thompkins and Davis since you still have a starting-caliber receiver to replace Cobb.

Kenbrell Thompkins and Bilal Powell for Jordy Nelson: This is similar to the Cobb deal, though it's a bit much to give for Nelson. Remember, Powell has some staying power as a decent starting running back with the Jets. Even with Mike Goodson coming back and Chris Ivory eventually getting healthy, Powell should be the focal point of the team's run game. Chances are this trade was made because Powell and Thompkins were bench players for a team.

Kenbrell Thompkins and Lamar Miller for Eddie Lacy and Ryan Broyles: Thompkins is being way undervalued here. Lacy is a little bit better than Miller for the long haul but we haven't seen Broyles do anything yet. It's a big gamble for the owner giving up Miller and Thompkins.

Kenbrell Thompkins for Martellus Bennett: This trade might have been fair earlier this year but Thompkins' hot play has pushed him ahead of Bennett. I just don't know what kind of receiver you'd have to get with Bennett to make this trade fair. Maybe someone like Nate Washington?

Kenbrell Thompkins and Tyler Eifert for Tony Gonzalez: This is an even deal even without Eifert involved. Sure, Gonzalez is coming off of an amazing game against the Patriots, but check out his work prior to the matchup.

Our Trade Value Chart is designed to assist you in making fair trades in your standard-scoring or PPR league. The values assigned to the players below are a long-term measurement of their Fantasy value. By adding two players' values you could determine what one player you might be able to get in return. This list should also work as a "Rest of Season" Rankings.

Name Stnd PPR Name Stnd PPR Name Stnd PPR
Adrian Peterson 35 37 Reggie Wayne 18 21 DeAngelo Williams 11 11
Jamaal Charles 34 37 Darren McFadden 18 19 Hakeem Nicks 10 12
LeSean McCoy 34 36 Giovani Bernard 18 19 Steve Smith 10 12
Marshawn Lynch 32 34 Michael Vick 17 17 Marlon Brown 10 11
Calvin Johnson 31 35 C.J. Spiller 17 17 T.Y. Hilton 10 11
Reggie Bush 31 34 Eric Decker 16 20 David Wilson 10 10
Matt Forte 31 34 Darren Sproles 16 19 Julian Edelman 9 12
Jimmy Graham 30 34 Rob Gronkowski 16 19 Justin Blackmon 9 12
Dez Bryant 30 34 Jordan Cameron 16 19 Brian Hartline 9 12
Peyton Manning 30 30 Robert Griffin III 16 16 Cecil Shorts 9 11
A.J. Green 29 33 Eddie Lacy 16 16 Fred Jackson 9 10
Julio Jones 29 33 Marques Colston 15 18 Martellus Bennett 9 10
Arian Foster 29 31 Mike Wallace 15 17 Greg Olsen 9 10
Alfred Morris 29 29 Le'Veon Bell 15 16 Russell Wilson 9 9
Brandon Marshall 28 33 Colin Kaepernick 15 15 Danny Woodhead 8 10
Demaryius Thomas 27 30 Antonio Brown 14 17 Coby Fleener 8 10
Wes Welker 26 31 Julius Thomas 14 16 Chris Givens 8 10
Doug Martin 26 28 Lamar Miller 14 15 Denarius Moore 8 10
Aaron Rodgers 26 26 Josh Gordon 13 16 Jared Cook 8 9
Drew Brees 26 26 Bilal Powell 13 14 Philip Rivers 8 8
Randall Cobb 24 29 Knowshon Moreno 13 14 Bernard Pierce 8 8
Larry Fitzgerald 24 29 Vernon Davis 12 16 Ryan Mathews 8 8
Andre Johnson 24 28 Antonio Gates 12 15 Owen Daniels 7 9
Ray Rice 24 27 Tony Gonzalez 12 15 Ben Tate 7 8
DeSean Jackson 24 26 Torrey Smith 12 15 Daryl Richardson 7 8
Matthew Stafford 23 23 Steve Johnson 12 15 Joique Bell 7 8
DeMarco Murray 23 23 Vincent Jackson 12 15 Eli Manning 7 7
Victor Cruz 22 26 Kenbrell Thompkins 12 14 Jay Cutler 7 7
Jordy Nelson 22 25 Stevan Ridley 12 12 Rashard Mendenhall 7 7
Matt Ryan 22 22 Steven Jackson 12 12 Ahmad Bradshaw 7 7
Tony Romo 22 22 Jason Witten 11 15 Miles Austin 6 8
Tom Brady 22 22 Danny Amendola 11 15 DeAndre Hopkins 6 8
Frank Gore 21 21 Roddy White 11 14 Tavon Austin 6 8
Pierre Garcon 20 24 Jermichael Finley 11 13 Jason Snelling 6 6
Trent Richardson 20 21 Dwayne Bowe 11 13 Jacquizz Rodgers 6 6
Andrew Luck 20 20 James Jones 11 13 Terrelle Pryor 6 6
Cam Newton 19 19 Anquan Boldin 11 13 Seahawks 5 5
Chris Johnson 19 19 Maurice Jones-Drew 11 11 Chiefs 5 5

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"Mike Brown told me I'm done here," the tweet read. "Said I can play this year and go home. So I told him I want a raise or I'll sit my a-- at home this …"

Moments after the tweet hit the social media site it was deleted. After deactivating his Twitter account, Whitworth logged back on but made his account private. 

Whitworth told ESPN that the tweet originated from his wife, who was trying to send a private message to a teammate for him. Whitworth said his wife is upset over the ordeal but downplayed the message as more of a joke. 

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The three-year veteran fell off the charts in 2014 after two strong years with New England in which he played in 23 games and contributed to 75 tackles.


Colts WR T.Y. Hilton not thrilled over drafting of Phillip Dorsett
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(4:54 pm ET) Colts standout wideout T.Y. Hilton is talking like teammate and newcomer Phillip Dorsett is after his job rather than another wide receiver that can help his team.

But what Dorsett could prove to be is insurance in case Hilton leaves. The young veteran is approaching his contract year.

"There's nothing I can do about that," Hilton told the Indianapolis Star. "That's who they picked. That's cool with me." Hilton went on to talk about his "battle" and "competition" with Dorsett.

Dorsett is certainly no immediate threat to Hilton in regard to playing time. The latter racked up a career-high 1,345 yards in receiving a year ago with seven touchdowns.


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Williams has been working toward accomplishing those goals. He stayed in the area during the offseason to better his game and remain in peak shape. He has emphasized diet and shedding body fat as well as film study in an attempt to learn of areas in his game that require improvement.

"I already went into this offseason with a lot of motivation from within," he told the Denver Post. "I put a lot on myself to get stronger this year and come back with a better year."

Williams started 13 games last year and contributed to 21 tackles.


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Spikes' numbers took a hit in 2014 with the Bills. He played in all 16 games, but managed just 54 tackles and one sack. He had 92 and 86 tackles in the previous two years, respectively.


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"He's kinda sorta tried to say that he didn't really want to be dealt after all, but that's not flying anywhere," La Canfora wrote. "He and his agent have made it clear he'd rather not be back in Seattle and while the Seahawks aren't ones to back down, perhaps something emerges that makes sense for all parties prior to the start of the regular season.

"Kind of odd not to be so happy in a franchise that competes for the Lombardi Trophy, and until or unless the Seahaws put out explicit word that Bennett has permission to speak to other teams, I don't see any clubs nibbling in this era of hyper-sensitivity over tampering regulations. But there's a lot of time between now and September for something to perhaps change."

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