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Week 11 Fantasy Trade Value Chart

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Despite getting a pretty decent workload week after week (at least 15 touches in six of eight games this year), Ray Rice is sporting a 2.5 rushing average and a 4.9 receiving average.

That's nauseating.

Rice has had under 3.5 yards per carry in every single game this year and under 2.0 yards per carry in each of his last two. He's scored three total touchdowns in two games and has under eight Fantasy points in six matchups this year.

Rice is a nightmare for Fantasy owners because of his ineffective play. My colleague Pete Prisco wrote all about it last week and really hammered home not only how bad his offensive line has been, but also how Rice has missed opportunities be it because he's not as quick as he was or he's just making poor choices after the handoff.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh even owned up to Rice's poor play and said beginning this week the "hot hand" will get more work in the Baltimore offense. Harbaugh also admitted Rice is playing through a hip injury that cost him some time earlier this season.

So ... wanna trade for him?

You'll never get a "name" running back like Rice this cheap again, but all he should do for a Fantasy team right now is provide depth. He's impossible to trust until you see him play well, even this week against a depleted Bears run defense. But if he breaks out and can return to a semblance of the form we've come to know and love, then he'd be the ultimate Fantasy bargain. That would especially come in handy when he plays against the Vikings in Week 14 and the Patriots in Week 16.

The risk in trading for Rice is completely minimal. You might even be able to get him for less than what the chart below suggests. You might even be able to catch him on the waiver wire! I wouldn't trade away anyone vital to my lineup for Rice, but a backup I might not ever start? That's the kind of price tag I can handle, even for a grossly underwhelming running back.

Here are some trades that went down involving Rice in actual CBSSports.com leagues.

Ray Rice for Andre Ellington: Yep, someone traded Rice for a rookie that hardly anyone drafted. And yet, they got a great deal. I'll take a healthy, fast running back on the cusp of becoming a full-timer over a struggling veteran anytime.

Ray Rice and Riley Cooper for Frank Gore: If the Gore owner was desperate for receiving help and is on the cusp of the playoffs, then the two-for-one deal sort of works. Cooper will help the lineup more than Rice in the short-term.

Ray Rice for Tony Gonzalez; Ray Rice for Trent Richardson: These are the types of rotten trades you'll see more often than not involving Rice, trading disappointing players for ones like them. In the wake of a toe injury for Gonzalez the deal is more fair than not and Richardson is pretty much in the same sinking ship Rice is in.

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 Aaron Rodgers 18 18 Marvin Jones 9 11
Calvin Johnson 37 41 Nick Foles 18 18 Jarrett Boykin 9 11
Marshawn Lynch 35 37 Danny Woodhead 17 21 Timothy Wright 9 11
Adrian Peterson 34 36 Vincent Jackson 17 20 Ray Rice 9 11
LeSean McCoy 34 36 Alshon Jeffery 17 20 Greg Olsen 9 10
Jimmy Graham 32 37 Colin Kaepernick 17 17 Steven Jackson 9 10
Matt Forte 32 35 Antonio Brown 16 21 Jay Cutler 9 9
Reggie Bush 32 35 Josh Gordon 16 18 Case Keenum 9 9
Peyton Manning 32 32 Fred Jackson 16 18 Chiefs 9 9
Drew Brees 32 32 Riley Cooper 15 19 Cecil Shorts 8 11
Brandon Marshall 31 35 Danny Amendola 15 18 Mike Wallace 8 9
A.J. Green 30 34 Vernon Davis 15 18 Aaron Dobson 8 9
Rob Gronkowski 30 34 C.J. Spiller 15 16 Donald Brown 8 9
Dez Bryant 30 33 Victor Cruz 14 17 DeAngelo Williams 8 8
Eddie Lacy 30 31 Andre Ellington 14 17 Andy Dalton 8 8
Alfred Morris 30 30 Denarius Moore 14 16 Seahawks 8 8
Knowshon Moreno 28 31 Terrance Williams 14 16 Anquan Boldin 7 10
Frank Gore 28 28 Andre Brown 14 16 Kendall Wright 7 10
Demaryius Thomas 27 30 Darren McFadden 14 15 Jacquizz Rodgers 7 10
Matthew Stafford 27 27 Ben Tate 14 15 Marlon Brown 7 8
Chris Johnson 26 27 Maurice Jones-Drew 13 15 Martellus Bennett 7 8
Andre Johnson 25 28 Hakeem Nicks 12 15 Bobby Rainey 7 8
Wes Welker 24 28 Jordan Reed 12 15 Trent Richardson 7 8
DeSean Jackson 24 27 Torrey Smith 12 14 Rashad Jennings 7 8
Zac Stacy 24 26 Percy Harvin 12 14 Terrelle Pryor 7 7
Stevan Ridley 24 24 Lamar Miller 12 13 Roddy White 6 8
Tony Romo 24 24 Chris Ivory 12 12 Heath Miller 6 8
Cam Newton 23 23 Ryan Mathews 12 12 Brian Leonard 6 8
Pierre Garcon 22 27 Harry Douglas 11 14 Dwayne Bowe 6 7
DeMarco Murray 22 24 Golden Tate 11 13 Emmanuel Sanders 6 7
Russell Wilson 22 22 Jordan Cameron 11 13 Coby Fleener 6 7
Jordy Nelson 21 24 Jason Witten 10 14 Bilal Powell 6 7
Tom Brady 21 21 Darren Sproles 10 14 Bernard Pierce 6 7
Philip Rivers 21 21 Shane Vereen 10 13 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 6 6
Andrew Luck 21 21 Steve Smith 10 12 Jonathan Stewart 6 6
Larry Fitzgerald 20 23 Marques Colston 10 12 Shonn Greene 6 6
Julius Thomas 20 23 Tony Gonzalez 10 12 Kris Durham 5 8
Le'Veon Bell 20 22 Pierre Thomas 10 12 Tavon Austin 5 7
Eric Decker 19 22 Matt Ryan 10 10 Joique Bell 5 7
Giovani Bernard 19 22 Steve Johnson 9 12 Kenny Stills 5 6
Robert Griffin III 19 19 Antonio Gates 9 12 Nate Washington 5 6
Keenan Allen 18 21 James Jones 9 11 Charles Clay 5 6
T.Y. Hilton 18 21 Rueben Randle 9 11 Mike Tolbert 5 6

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by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/17/2014) 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.


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(4/17/2014) 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

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Vikings sign Kurt Coleman
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Dwayne Bowe pleads guilty to amended charges
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(4/17/2014) 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
(4/17/2014) 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
(4/17/2014) 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."

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Report: Jets have concerns over Chris Johnson's knees
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(4/17/2014) 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). 

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Brian Cushing says he's 100 percent
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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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