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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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Vikings sign defensive end Caesar Rayford
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(9:31 pm ET) The Vikings signed defensive end Caesar Rayford on Wednesday, Rayford's representation, the Willis & Woy Sports group announced.

Rayford attended the NFL veterans combine, which gave him another look for NFL teams. Rayford was last in the CFL and the Arena League. He was last in the NFL in 2013 when he was with the Cowboys. 


Broncos LB Reggie Walker said he'll add versatility to position
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(9:19 pm ET) Linebacker Reggie Walker is all right with doing whatever the Broncos coaching staff asks of him. 

Walker, in an interview with DenverBroncos.com, said one of his biggest assets as a football player is the ability to play multiple positions as a linebacker. However, his primary position is at inside linebacker. 

"I’ve had to play in multiple positions throughout my football career; I can do a lot," Walker said. "I think I can do a lot very well. Hopefully I can come out here and show that and I’m going to be ready to compete."

Walker will earn his pay check on special teams. That was a role he played with the Chargers and one the Broncos will rely on him for as well. 

"Special teams is all a mindset," Walker said. "It’s all just about who’s willing to work harder and I’m going to work as hard as I can so I’ll be great at it."


Browns' Randy Starks wants to 'take care of the defensive line'
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(9:03 pm ET) One attribute that defensive lineman Randy Starks is looking to bring to the Browns is leadership. 

Coming from Miami, Starks is hoping to be an outspoken leader to the younger members on the defensive line. Starks added that he doesn't necessarily want to try and assert his authority over the whole defense. 

“I’m not trying to come here and take over the whole defense," Starks said on Sirius XM radio, via ClevelandBrowns.com. "I’m just trying to take care of the defensive line, and that will help take care of the defense itself. Because we have (Karlos) Dansby and Joe Haden to take care of their respective positions.”

Starks recorded 28 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks in 15 games in 2014. In 11 seasons, Starks has only been to the playoffs twice. He's hoping that changes with the Browns. 

“That’s the same thing I told (coach Mike Pettine): I’m trying to win games," Starks said. "I’m trying to get to the playoffs. And we’re on the same page.”


Cardinals' Kareem Martin could move from DE to OLB
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(8:49 pm ET) Cardinals pass-rusher Kareem Martin could be going from having his hand in the dirt to standing up with the intent of rushing the passer. 

Martin, who spent his rookie season at defensive end, is being considered for a move to outside linebacker, coach Bruce Arians told the team's website

"With his length, I wouldn't say he's (San Francisco’s) Aldon Smith at this point in his career, but he's got that body style and he's shown some stuff off the edge,” Arians said. “So we are going to look at him to see if he can play in space at all. That might be a spot where he can find his niche as a pass rusher.”

Martin actually spent one day during his rookie year in the outside linebackers meeting room before making the move to defensive end. When Martin worked with the scout team, he would occasionally work as an outside linebacker.

“Being on the edge won’t be so foreign to me,” Martin said. “I’m ready for it.” 


Ravens' Steve Bisciotti: Haloti Ngata could return in 2016
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7:38 pm ET) In a conference call with PSL ticket holders, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti didn't rule out the possibility of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata returning to the organization in 2016. 

The Ravens tried to restructure Ngata's contract but were unable to, and thus traded him to the Lions. Ngata is in the final year of a four-year, $48.5 million contract he signed after the 2011 season started. 

Ngata was drafted by the Ravens in the first round in 2006. In his nine-year career, he's totaled 445 tackles and 25.5 sacks. 


Ravens working on contract extension with G Marshal Yanda
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7:22 pm ET) The Ravens are working on a contract extension with right guard Marshal Yanda, owner Steve Bisciotti said on a conference call with PSL ticket holders. 

Yanda is slated to earn a $5.5 million base salary and carry an $8.45 million cap number heading into 2015, the final year of his contract. Yanda's regarded as one of the top interior linemen in the NFL, making him a prime candidate for the Ravens to work a new deal out with. 


Jets re-sign offensive tackle Ben Ijalana
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5:44 pm ET) The Jets announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed offensive tackle Ben Ijalana

Ijalana has been with the Jets the previous two seasons after the organization claimed him of of waivers from the Colts prior to the beginning of the 2013 regular season. The Colts selected Ijalana in the second round of the 2011 draft. 


Reports: Stefan Wisniewski visited Jaguars, Patriots
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5:30 pm ET) The Jaguars hosted free-agent center Stefen Wisniewski on a visit on Wednesday, according to a report from the Florida Times-Union.

Wisniewski also recently visited the Patriots, according to NFL.com, with both New England and Jacksonville in need of interior offensive linemen. Wisniewski spent the past four years with the Raiders, appearing in 61 games. 


Jets sign linebacker Jamari Lattimore
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5:24 pm ET) The Jets announced on Wednesday that they have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Jamari Lattimore

Lattimore spent the previous four seasons with the Packers. Lattimore signed with the Packers in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State. He's played inside linebacker and special teams for Green Bay. 

In 2014, Lattimore started five games and totaled 35 tackles. 


Vikings sign backup quarterback Mike Kafka
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5:20 pm ET) The Vikings have signed free-agent quarterback Mike Kafka , according to his agent Mike McCartney

Kafka recently threw at the first-ever NFL veterans combine. He's been a career backup since being selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft by the Eagles. Kafka has only appeared in four career games, going 11 of 16 for 107 yards and two interceptions. 

Kafka has also had stints with the Patriots, Jaguars and Buccaneers. 


 
 
 
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