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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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(12:35 pm ET) Third-year quarterback Matt Simms asked for his release from the Jets on Thursday, a source close to the situation told The Record.

Simms, who had no comment when reached, apparently saw little future with that team when it selected Bryce Petty in the draft. He wanted to test the free agent market before mandatory minicamps began in June. If he clears waivers, he can sign with any team.

The 26-year-old Simms has played in just four career games with a poor 48.7 completion rate.


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"Everybody wants to be the starter and I'm no different," Sanchez said.

Coach Chip Kelly has said that Sanchez and Sam Bradford will compete for the starting spot and that the best player will be behind center for the start of the season.

“Everybody’s in competition,” Kelly said, per ESPN.com, “and the best players play.”

Sanchez played in nine games for the Eagles last season, passing for 2,418 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Bradford missed all of last season due to an ACL tear.


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Former Jets quarterback and backup to Smith, David Garrard says he knows why Smith has struggled to live up to the hype he had coming out of West Virginia, per ESPN.com.

"I definitely think Geno has the ability to be a pretty good quarterback. I just think sometimes he’s worried about the outside noise," Garrard said. "He’s worried about what his teammates think, what his coaches think, what the media thinks, what the fans think and he’s not just concentrating on his game and just making the plays that he should be making. You can see a lot of times in practice and in the meeting room, he’s spot on; he knows exactly what to do. But he has moments where he’s not doing that."

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Titans DT DaQuan Jones 'happy' to be named starter
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Jones is eager to showcase why he deserves his starting role, but he's also very aware that the season is a long ways ahead and anything can happen between now and then.

"I'm happy to go into the (OTAs) as a starter, but I know that nothing is set in stone and I know there's plenty of competition for that job," said Jones. "So now I'm just trying to make the most of my opportunity."

Jones, a fourth-round pick last season, played sparingly in the beginning of his rookie year -- appearing in just four of the team's first 13 games. He improved toward the end of the season and got his first start during the last game of the year against the Colts. Jones said he wants to continue to improve and show he can be a force on the defensive line.

"Right now I'm trying to work a lot on my base technique, trying to shed blocks faster and make plays," Jones said. "I'm trying to go into the season and be a playmaker."


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Smith picked off a Matt Schaub pass and took it back for a touchdown, showcasing his instincts and play-making ability.

"He's a good fit for our defense, so I'm excited about seeing how he does," Coach John Harbaugh said. "This is like all those guys. Once we get the pads on, we'll know a lot more. But so far so good."

Smith recorded 61 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks as a senior at Kentucky.


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“Everybody’s in competition,” Kelly said, “and the best players play.”

Sanchez played in nine games for the Eagles last season, passing for 2,418 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Bradford missed all of last season due to an ACL tear.


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Jernigan will play a huge role as Ngata's replacement this upcoming season. 

"It's definitely something I've been waiting for for a long time," Jernigan said. "I've known I'm more than capable of doing the job. Now it's just a point of proving it. Last year, I showed flashes. You've got to be able to do it consistently day in and day out. It's huge shoes to fill."

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"Jerry Rice is obviously the greatest wide receiver to ever play, and I really don't have the family structure to chase 40, to be honest," Smith said. "I have got a lot of things on my to-do list that don't have anything to do with football. I'm going to take it day-by-day, but I will not be playing until I'm 40."

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It seems as if the Bengals are going to use both of them as much as possible, per ESPN.com.

"Obviously there's going to be a balanced attack," Hill said. "I don't think he's got to wear either one of us out, so that way we can make it through all 16 games for a playoff push."

Hill rushed for 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns last season as a rookie, while injuries limited Bernard to 680 yards and five touchdowns. The duo plans on coming back even stronger next season.

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"I am," Manning said when asked if he was expecting his best season ever. "I like the guys we have in the locker room, I like our talent, I like how everybody's approaching this season, I'm looking forward to it."

Manning will certainly have the weapons at his disposal for a fantastic season. Wide receiver Odell Beckham, the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year, is as talented a player there is. A healthy Victor Cruz will scare opposing defenses. And Rueben Randle has improved every season in the league. 

"I think he can have a dominant season," Cruz said. "I think that with the type of offense we have, and the way that we all can click come September and all that good stuff, I think it's gonna make for a very, very dominant type of offense where we could go and put up 28, 35 points at a clip, and really do some fun things this year."

Manning will have to try to eclipse last season's performance, when he threw for 4,410 yards and 30 touchdowns.


 
 
 
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