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Week 6 Fantasy Trade Value Chart

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Is one game against a sub par opponent enough to sell high on a player? In the case of Justin Blackmon, you bet your behind it is!

Blackmon re-emerged following a four-game suspension, playing well against a depleted Rams defense to the tune of 136 yards on five catches, including a 67-yard touchdown snare. His physical play combined with the likelihood that Jacksonville will play from behind most weeks should lock up his chances of being an effective receiver for Fantasy Football. It even helps him that Chad Henne will be his quarterback for the time being. Henne is a far more aggressive passer than Blaine Gabbert and is not afraid to look for Blackmon on intermediate and deep routes (as exhibited on his first completion at St. Louis last week). Plus we'd be doing you a disservice if we didn't remind you of just how good Blackmon was last year with Henne (38 catches for 615 yards and four scores in effectively seven games).

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The Jags' next few opponents are ... well, it doesn't matter. They're going to be trailing. But it does help that with games against Kansas City and Seattle in the rearview mirror, only a matchup at San Francisco provides a major defensive challenge. Point is, Blackmon needs to average 78.5 yards per game in his remaining 11 to hit 1,000 yards on the year. Considering he averaged nearly 10 yards more than that per game with Henne as a rookie, I like his chances.

The owners who drafted Blackmon had him ride the pine for four weeks. If they have a good record, it's happened without his impact. Maybe they don't need him and you can swing a deal for him. Or, if you're the team that has Blackmon and you're at or near the top of your standings, you can move him to get better elsewhere on the roster. It goes without saying that any team that is 2-3 or worse and needs a productive receiver should seek out Blackmon.

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

Justin Blackmon and Julian Edelman for Doug Martin: It's not enough for Martin in a standard league but it works in a PPR. I's also the kind of deal someone sick of D-Mart would make.

Justin Blackmon for Brandon Marshall: Not even close. I'll admit Marshall's been stuck in a rut because defenses have started to tilt coverage heavily his way, but the Bears have proven that Alshon Jeffery will make defenses pay for doing so. I suspect Marshall will have some really good weeks, beginning on Thursday. I'd rather have him than Blackmon.

Justin Blackmon and DeSean Jackson for Wes Welker: I love Welker and consider him a must-start, but even I would drop him in a heartbeat for this pair of receivers. It's too much to pay for Welker, even if he's been a great receiver most weeks. So has DeSean!

Justin Blackmon for Philip Rivers: I think this is the perfect kind of move for an owner who needs to improve at quarterback while shedding depth at receiver. Rivers is more productive than Blackmon in Fantasy but plays at a deep position, whereas quality receivers are a little harder to secure.

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
Jamaal Charles 35 38 Giovani Bernard 17 18 Maurice Jones-Drew 11 11
Adrian Peterson 35 37 Cam Newton 17 17 Cecil Shorts 10 12
LeSean McCoy 35 37 Fred Jackson 16 18 Jermichael Finley 10 12
Marshawn Lynch 33 35 Steven Jackson 16 17 Marlon Brown 10 11
Arian Foster 32 35 Eddie Lacy 16 16 David Wilson 10 10
Calvin Johnson 31 36 Michael Vick 16 16 Steve Johnson 9 12
Dez Bryant 31 36 Robert Griffin III 16 16 Alshon Jeffery 9 12
Jimmy Graham 31 36 Antonio Brown 15 18 Steve Smith 9 11
Reggie Bush 31 34 Rob Gronkowski 15 18 Danny Woodhead 9 11
Matt Forte 31 34 Jordan Cameron 15 18 Martellus Bennett 9 10
Peyton Manning 30 30 Julius Thomas 15 18 Greg Olsen 9 10
Alfred Morris 29 29 Darren Sproles 15 18 Kenbrell Thompkins 8 11
Drew Brees 29 29 Le'Veon Bell 15 16 Dwayne Bowe 8 11
A.J. Green 28 32 Chris Johnson 15 15 Coby Fleener 8 10
Brandon Marshall 27 31 Philip Rivers 15 15 Terrance Williams 8 9
Demaryius Thomas 27 30 Jay Cutler 15 15 DeAngelo Williams 8 8
Aaron Rodgers 27 27 Colin Kaepernick 15 15 Ryan Mathews 8 8
Wes Welker 26 31 Matt Ryan 15 15 Terrelle Pryor 8 8
Ray Rice 26 29 Torrey Smith 14 18 Austin Pettis 7 9
Tony Romo 26 26 Josh Gordon 14 17 Owen Daniels 7 9
Andre Johnson 24 28 Justin Blackmon 14 17 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 7 7
Victor Cruz 24 28 Marques Colston 14 17 Julian Edelman 6 8
DeSean Jackson 24 26 Hakeem Nicks 13 16 Brian Hartline 6 8
Doug Martin 24 26 Danny Amendola 13 16 Keenan Allen 6 8
Randall Cobb 23 27 Tony Gonzalez 13 16 Vincent Brown 6 8
DeMarco Murray 23 23 Mike Wallace 13 15 Robert Woods 6 8
Frank Gore 23 23 Vincent Jackson 13 15 Mike Williams 6 8
Matthew Stafford 23 23 James Jones 13 15 Charles Clay 6 8
Tom Brady 23 23 Anquan Boldin 13 15 Ben Tate 6 7
Jordy Nelson 22 25 Lamar Miller 13 14 Zac Stacy 6 6
Larry Fitzgerald 20 23 Bilal Powell 13 14 Eli Manning 6 6
Andrew Luck 20 20 Stevan Ridley 13 13 Daryl Richardson 5 7
Pierre Garcon 19 23 Vernon Davis 12 16 Andre Ellington 5 7
Reggie Wayne 19 22 Jason Witten 12 16 Joique Bell 5 7
Eric Decker 19 22 Roddy White 12 15 Pierre Thomas 5 6
Darren McFadden 18 19 Antonio Gates 12 15 Bernard Pierce 5 5
C.J. Spiller 18 19 Denarius Moore 12 14 Rashard Mendenhall 5 5
Knowshon Moreno 17 19 Russell Wilson 12 12 Seahawks 5 5
Trent Richardson 17 18 T.Y. Hilton 11 13 Chiefs 5 5

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Two Patriots' offensive linemen back at practice
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:21 pm ET) Patriots offensive linemen Dan Connolly and Bryan Stork, who missed Week 7 with concussions, returned to practice Tuesday, reports the Boston Herald.

Report: Aldon Smith's suspension could be reduced
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:17 pm ET) 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith is suspended for the season's first nine games for violating league policies on personal conduct and substance abuse. But according to Pro Football Talk, Smith could have his suspension reduced one or two games for good behavior.

The 49ers are on a bye this week. If Smith's suspension gets cut, he could return as early as Week 9 against the Rams, the report said.


Buccaneers part ways with Solomon Patton
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:55 am ET) The Buccaneers released rookie kickoff returner Solomon Patton, reports the National Football Post. He averaged 23.1 yards on 17 returns.

Bills backs might get off to slow start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:47 am ET) Bills running backs Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon don't have a great matchup on the way in what will be their first games with an expanded role in Week 8, but both should still be on Fantasy radars.

Both Brown and Dixon will be among the most-added players on waivers this week, with C.J. Spiller already out for the season and Fred Jackson likely to miss some time. Brown is considered the more promising option of the two long-term, though there is a good chance both could struggle in Week 8 against the Jets.

The Jets have allowed just four touchdowns to opposing running backs this season, and three of them have been through the air. Opposing backs are averaging just 76.7 yards on 3.7 yards per carry on the ground, so the Bills' running game could be in for a rough outing.

The team hasn't given much of an indication as to how the playing time will be split up, but the beat writer for the team's official website thinks Dixon will at least get the edge in passing downs. Brown is the more talented runner, but the team may play it safe, at least at first, and split time between the two.

The Bills follow up Sunday's game with a bye in Week 9, so we might have to wait until Week 10 to really see how the running game shakes out. If you have the roster space, either player will be worth placing a waiver-wire bid on, but they may be tough to rely on at first. 


J.J. Watt sets franchise record for fumble recoveries
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:38 am ET) Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recovered Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's fumble in the first quarter Monday, giving him a franchise-record nine fumble recoveries in his four-year career. DeMeco Ryans recovered eight fumbles for Houston from 2006-11.

It was Watt's third fumble recovery this year, and he also recorded his fifth sack. Watt has 29 tackles entering Week 8 at Tennessee.


LB Whitney Mercilus a disruptive force on MNF
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:25 am ET) Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus registered his first two sacks of the season in Monday's loss at Pittsburgh. On one of the sacks, Mercilus stripped quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his third career forced fumble.

Mercilus, who has 24 tackles, visits the Titans on Sunday.


Looking ahead for Denard Robinson
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:24 am ET) Jaguars running back Denard Robinson is the hot name and will be the top option on waivers this week, but what should Fantasy owners expect from him moving forward?

Robinson seems likely to remain the team's top back moving forward, though coach Gus Bradley was seemingly noncommittal when asked if Toby Gerhart will cut into his playing time upon his return. Still, Robinson should continue to see a healthy workload, so the question is how much Fantasy owners can expect from him.

Even if Robinson is to be unleashed again in Week 8 against the Dolphins, he will go up against a team that has proven pretty adept at slowing down running backs this season. With the exception of Weeks 3 and 7, when Matt Forte, Knile Davis and Joe McKnight racked up a combined 57 points -- including 30 through the air, which hasn't been Robinson's strength -- Miami's defense has done a good job against opposing running backs. In the team's other four games, only one back has reached double digits in Fantasy scoring, when Shane Vereen had 12 back in Week 1.

Robinson found success in his breakout in Week 7, but that was against a Browns defense that had allowed five double digit Fantasy performances by running backs in their first five games. Fortunately, things get easier after that, with the slumping Bengals on the way in Week 9. Robinson should be a useful Fantasy option moving forward, even if he might struggle a bit in Week 8.  


Browns make roster moves
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:19 am ET) The Browns waived defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel and re-signed tight end Gerell Robinson.

Titans promote RB Antonio Andrews
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:10 am ET) The Titans promoted running back Antonio Andrews to the active roster out of fear another team might sign him off the practice squad, reports The Tennessean.

A.J. Green on Week 8: 'Still up in the air'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11:05 am ET) Bengals wideout A.J. Green told NFL Network that his injured toe feels better but his status for Sunday against Baltimore is "still up in the air."

"It's probably not gonna be 100 percent, but I hope it's just manageable," said Green, who's missed two straight games. "I can get through the season and be fine and still play at a high level."

Asked directly if he'll play Sunday, Green said: "I hope so, man. It's still up in the air and we'll see."


 
 
 
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