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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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The 49ers reportedly won't negotiate with players who hold out -- another possible reason Davis showed up, the report said.


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It's bad news for quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the entire offense.


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Mason will serve as a complement to lead runner Zac Stacy.


Tavon Austin: Playbook was 'like Spanish to me' last year
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The No. 8 overall pick from 2013 said he's comfortable with the system now.

"I understand the plays, the depth, the routes, the splits and everything," Austin said. "I just feel good that I can make some plays. Definitely, the game's slowed down for me."


Packers preparing Eddie Lacy for massive workload
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(12:12 pm ET) Although running back Eddie Lacy had some short-term injuries at Alabama, the Packers don't seem concerned at all about giving him a massive workload, reports PackersNews.com. Lacy, 24, carried 284 times in 15 games as a rookie while averaging 21.2 touches.

"This is the NFL, you're not going to play this game until you're 45 or 50," said running backs coach Sam Gash, a former Pro Bowl fullback. "A lot of people, especially the media, try to make it out, 'He's got to last.' He'll last as long as he's meant to last.

"If he gets 40 (carries in a game), I'm OK with that. If he gets 10 carries, 20 carries, as long as we're productive and winning, I don't really care. I tell all the guys, be ready for 50 carries, that's the way you should train in the offseason, as if you're getting 50 carries a game. You're going to beat your body down and beat yourself up, so it's going to harden you mentally and physically. You're not going to wear yourself down. God made a machine, he's not going to let you down when you need him the most."

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Most Fantasy owners are leery of Romo because of his back and a track record of letting people down. Forget about that. The Cowboys will have trouble stopping people on defense, and the addition of new playcaller Scott Linehan will help Romo shine.

I love Romo as a Top 10 Fantasy quarterback, and he is a breakout candidate even at this stage of his career. For more on why, check out my column here.


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Luck is a breakout candidate for a career season in 2014 because of his upgraded receiving corps with an improved T.Y. Hilton, the addition of Hakeem Nicks and the return to health of Reggie Wayne and Dwayne Allen.

For more on Luck's potential and how to approach drafting him, check out my breakout column here.


 
 
 
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