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Week 10 Fantasy Trade Value Chart

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With over 100 yards and a touchdown in three of his last four games, Keenan Allen looks nothing like a rookie. He looks more like a veteran who's been in the league for several years.

That's the kind of image you'll have as Philip Rivers' top target in the Chargers' pass-heavy offense. Thanks to a heavy dose of pass plays and a defense that can't quite shut down many of their opponents, Allen should remain a big part of the Bolts offense from here on out. He should also remain as a fixture in Fantasy lineups.

Allen is potentially an expendable piece for many Fantasy owners because he was picked up in league after league (if he's not then another receiver should be). He's going to cost a pretty penny in trade because of how hot he's been but there's a positive to that -- he should keep it up. And if he keeps up with the 100-yard, one-score games then he's virtually as valuable as the elite receivers in Fantasy. And he shouldn't cost you quite what Demaryius Thomas, Andre Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald will cost you either.

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In fact, it's his surprisingly low value that makes him so appealing. Here are some recent trades involving Allen in actual CBSSports.com leagues:

Keenan Allen, Robert Griffin III and Percy Harvin for Cam Newton and Anquan Boldin: I would expect to begin seeing lopsided trades in leagues with the playoff-bound teams moving extra depth for stud talent, but this deal is pretty ridiculous. Even though an owner is upgrading to Newton, he's giving away a ton of talent. It's an example of Allen being undervalued.

Keenan Allen, Stevan Ridley and Roddy White for Drew Brees: Another example of giving up a lot to get an elite-level player. Even Allen and Ridley straight up for Brees is a lot given the trade chart, but it's closer than the previous deal we looked at (White is more a throw-in than anything else it seems). At least in this case Allen is being given a lot of value.

Keenan Allen for Trent Richardson: And here's where Allen is being given next to no value. Richardson's stock has hit rock bottom as he continues to plunge for three yards per carry while wearing the blue horseshoe on his helmet. He hasn't scored in four games and has had 60 total yards or less in every game since joining the Colts. Why someone would deal a performer like Allen for Richardson is beyond me.

Keenan Allen and Harry Douglas for Rob Gronkowski: This deal is fine and is the kind of two-for-one trade we talked about in the Trade Value Chart last week. An owner desperate for a playoff run deals off an elite player for two very good starters. I'd call Allen a low-end No. 1 receiver and Douglas probably more of a low-end No. 2 receiver, but both can start for Fantasy owners. Giving up a top tight end is difficult but if it means filling two starting spots with mostly reliable choices, then so be it.

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 38 42 Vernon Davis 17 20 Timothy Wright 9 11
Calvin Johnson 35 39 C.J. Spiller 17 18 Pierre Thomas 9 11
Marshawn Lynch 35 37 Russell Wilson 17 17 Greg Olsen 9 10
Adrian Peterson 34 36 Victor Cruz 16 19 Terrelle Pryor 9 9
Reggie Bush 33 36 Josh Gordon 16 18 Jay Cutler 9 9
Jimmy Graham 32 37 Ray Rice 16 18 Chiefs 9 9
LeSean McCoy 32 34 Pierre Garcon 15 18 Anquan Boldin 8 11
Peyton Manning 32 32 T.Y. Hilton 15 18 Heath Miller 8 10
Drew Brees 32 32 Danny Amendola 15 18 Aaron Dobson 8 9
Dez Bryant 31 35 Danny Woodhead 15 18 Riley Cooper 8 9
Eddie Lacy 31 32 Tony Gonzalez 15 17 Martellus Bennett 8 9
A.J. Green 30 34 Giovani Bernard 15 17 Coby Fleener 8 9
Rob Gronkowski 30 34 Darren McFadden 15 16 Mike James 8 9
Wes Welker 28 32 Antonio Brown 14 19 DeAngelo Williams 8 8
Frank Gore 28 28 Denarius Moore 14 16 Seahawks 8 8
Matt Forte 27 31 Andy Dalton 14 14 Kendall Wright 7 10
Knowshon Moreno 27 30 Robert Griffin III 14 14 Jacquizz Rodgers 7 10
Tony Romo 27 27 Hakeem Nicks 13 16 Jarrett Boykin 7 9
Arian Foster 26 29 Terrance Williams 13 15 Marques Colston 7 9
Chris Johnson 26 27 Alshon Jeffery 13 15 Darren Sproles 7 9
Alfred Morris 26 26 Maurice Jones- Drew 13 14 Golden Tate 7 8
Brandon Marshall 25 29 Lamar Miller 13 14 Marlon Brown 7 8
Demaryius Thomas 25 28 Torrey Smith 12 14 Charles Clay 7 8
Matthew Stafford 25 25 Percy Harvin 12 14 Trent Richardson 7 8
Stevan Ridley 24 24 Steven Jackson 12 13 Ben Tate 7 8
Cam Newton 24 24 Chris Ivory 12 12 Donald Brown 7 8
Aaron Rodgers 23 23 Harry Douglas 11 14 Roddy White 6 8
Jordy Nelson 21 24 Antonio Gates 11 14 Bilal Powell 6 8
Larry Fitzgerald 21 24 Andre Ellington 11 14 Roy Helu 6 8
Andre Johnson 21 24 Steve Smith 11 13 Dwayne Bowe 6 7
Tom Brady 21 21 Jordan Cameron 11 13 Emmanuel Sanders 6 7
Philip Rivers 21 21 Ryan Mathews 11 11 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 6 6
Andrew Luck 21 21 Jason Witten 10 14 Doug Martin 6 6
Zac Stacy 20 21 Steve Johnson 10 13 Jake Locker 6 6
Eric Decker 19 22 Jordan Reed 10 12 Kris Durham 5 8
DeSean Jackson 19 22 Mike Wallace 10 11 Joique Bell 5 7
DeMarco Murray 19 21 Andre Brown 10 10 Kenny Stills 5 6
Keenan Allen 18 21 Nick Foles 10 10 Nate Washington 5 6
Julius Thomas 18 21 Matt Ryan 10 10 Mike Tolbert 5 6
Fred Jackson 18 20 Cecil Shorts 9 12 Rashad Jennings 5 6
Le'Veon Bell 18 20 James Jones 9 11 Shonn Greene 5 5
Colin Kaepernick 18 18 Rueben Randle 9 11 Daniel Thomas 5 5
Vincent Jackson 17 21 Marvin Jones 9 11 Peyton Hillis 5 5

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Player News
49ers shopping LaMichael James
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5:06 pm ET) The 49ers are looking to trade running back LaMichael James in advance of next month's NFL Draft, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Meanwhile, James is aware of the trade rumors, apparently for a while now, since he tweeted Wednesday "when old news becomes new news" following the report.

James, a second-round pick in 2012, finds himself behind Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and perhaps Marcus Lattimore on the depth chart at running back this season. James served as the team's primary returner last year, but he wants a bigger role since he carried the ball just 12 times in 2013.


Joe Reitz stays with the Colts
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2:11 pm ET) Offensive lineman Joe Reitz signed his restricted free agent tender offer on Thursday, giving him another year with the Colts. He started three games last season. 

Chris Johnson says arthritis reports 'not accurate'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2:10 pm ET) On a conference call with New York media, new Jets running back Chris Johnson said the report that he had arthritis in his knee was "not accurate," adding that he was "pretty sure I wouldn't have passed the physical" if he did have it. 

Earlier Thursday ESPN reported the Jets had "some concerns" about his knee

Johnson is expected to serve as part of a one-two punch at running back with Chris Ivory for the Jets. 


Vikings sign Kurt Coleman
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11:31 am ET) The Vikings signed safety Kurt Coleman on Thursday. He spent the past four seasons with the Eagles and has seven career interceptions.

Coleman will try to make the final roster in Minnesota as a reserve defensive back and play on special teams.


Dwayne Bowe pleads guilty to amended charges
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10:54 am ET) Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe pleaded guilty to amended charges relating to his Nov. 10 arrest for marijuana possession, the Kansas City Star reports. He paid $610 in fines and didn't get probation. It remains to be seen if he'll be subject to the NFL's substance abuse program. 

Report: Giants should consider dealing Ryan Nassib
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10:43 am ET) Now that the Giants have signed Josh Freeman to a contract, does it mean that second-year quarterback Ryan Nassib will be off the roster soon? 

The Newark Star-Ledger believes the Giants should assess Nassib's value going into the draft considering the lack of great quarterback talent available. A team looking for a quarterback-of-the-future could make an offer. 

Nassib had 19 pass attempts during the preseason last August and wasn't active for a single regular-season game. 


Robert Griffin III looking like old self
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10:43 am ET) A couple of members of the Redskins organization have started raving about how good quarterback Robert Griffin III looks this offseason, reports the Washington Post.

Receiver Santana Moss said via an ESPN podcast that Griffin "looks more comfortable because he don't have to worry about that brace. I think the brace was the big discomfort last year. You know, he’s a young guy with those fiery legs that want to do so much, and that brace probably gave him a little pinch in the behind because he couldn't do the things that he was normally accustomed to doing. You can already see, when we're out there in conditioning and stuff, he's running around, looking like the old Robert Griffin."

And former tight end Chris Cooley, currently one of the team's radio broadcasters, said "he's another person right now. I was like, 'you're running unbelievably well.' It was silly to watch. ... When you watch him run, you're like, 'You're a freak. You're seriously a freak.'"


Report: Jets have concerns over Chris Johnson's knees
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10:33 am ET) Less than 24 hours after signing Chris Johnson to a two-year deal that might be worth as much as $9 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Jets have some concerns over the condition of his knee. Johnson apparently has some arthritis in it stemming from his torn meniscus in 2013 (which he played through). 

Johnson hasn't missed a game in five straight seasons. He's expected to form a one-two punch with Chris Ivory in the Jets' backfield this year. 


Brian Cushing says he's 100 percent
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10:27 am ET) Posting a picture of himself with his son from a beach, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said via Twitter that he's been cleared for football. Cushing missed the last nine games of last season with a knee injury. 

"Quick Trip to Pensacola with my lead blocker, better believe I'm 100% #beachday #cleared #fivesixback," he wrote. 


Could Peyton Manning throw less in 2014?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10:23 am ET) Peyton Manning might be asked to throw less so "the offense can be more," ESPN speculated on Thursday. Manning threw 659 passes last season, completing 450 of them (68.3 pct.) for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. The yardage and touchdowns are NFL records. 

The thought process behind Manning being asked to throw less is that it would accentuate the run game and give the offense (read: Manning) more of an opportunity to build confidence in the running backs, namely Montee Ball.

No one on the Broncos has come out and suggested Manning will throw less. He still passed 583 times in 2012, seventh-most that year. Expect Manning to still throw plenty in 2014.


 
 
 
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