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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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Geno Smith hopeful Jets bring back Percy Harvin in 2015
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3:48 pm ET) Jets quarterback Geno Smith knows he can't make the ultimate decision, but he wants to see Percy Harvin back in New York in 2015.

"I would love for Percy to come back," Smith said. "Obviously I can’t make that decision, but from my short time with him he’s been a great teammate. He’s obviously a dynamic player and I’d love to see what he can do in this new offense."

Harvin played eight games with the Jets in 2014, catching 29 passes for 350 yards. 

However, Harvin is due $10.5 million in base salary in 2014, and is under contract until 2018.


Eagles' Nick Foles expecting to be starter in Philadelphia next year
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3:06 pm ET) Eagles quarterback Nick Foles said he is expecting to be back in Philadelphia in 2015, leading the offesne.

"My expectation is to be out there and be the starting guy," Foles said, according to CSNPhilly.com. "I expect to be out there with my teammates leading them. I’ve never thought otherwise throughout this whole time. 


"I know there’s been a lot of things said, but the only thing I’m worried about is making myself the best player, the best person to help lead my team."

Foles, who threw for 2,163 yards and 13 touchdowns in an injury-shortened season, expects to be back at full strength by the time training camp rolls around.

"Completely healthy, ready to go," he said. "Just grinding away. Just can’t wait to get back out there."


Jets' Geno Smith doesn't know if he will start in 2015
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(3:00 pm ET) Jets quarterback Geno Smith said Saturday he is unsure of his status with the team and has not received a definitive answer from new coach Todd Bowles on whether he will be the starter in 2015, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.

Smith, who threw for 2,525 yards with 13 touchdowns in 2014, also isn't sure if the Jets will try to draft a quarterback in the first round like Jamies Winston or Marcus Mariota, but he would welcome the challenge as more competition.


Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: 'It's really (Fitzgerald's) decision'
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(10:33 am ET) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters Friday he really wants to see wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald back in Arizona next season.

"I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t," Arians said. "We definitely, desperately want him to stay. He knows that. It’s really his decision."

Fitzgerald has a salary cap hit of $23.6 million for 2015 and the team will work to get that number down in the offseason. Team president Michael Bidwill said this week contract talks won't start fully until after the Super Bowl.

"I’m hoping and praying every day that it does happen," Arians said. "I’ve expressed to him personally how much it means to us."

Fitzgerald has not reached 1,000 yards receiving in the past three seasons and totaled 784 in 2014 on 63 catches with two touchdowns.


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(9:25 am ET) Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell is ready to hit the free-agent market during the upcoming offseason and feels the Super Bowl will be his last game in Seattle.

"I’m the prettiest girl at the dance right now," Maxwell said. "But yeah, it’s one of those things I’m excited about it. I would love to be here, but I’m ready to see what’s out there and see how things work out."

Maxwell, who was heavily targeted this year with the Seahawks secondary filled with Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, grabbed two interceptions and defended 11 passes.

"Coming into the season I already knew teams were going to try me," Maxwell said. "But it was cool. I accept that. That’s more opportunities for me to get the rock and put my name out there."


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Pollard submitted his request to general manager Ruston Webster at the end of the regular season, per the report. He is recovering from a ruptured Achilles and wants to play in 2015, but said on The Tennessean's Bernard Pollard Show earlier this month that he was unsure of his future with the Titans.

"I am not getting any younger, so I want to win, I really do. I want to win,'' Pollard said. "Looking at how things took place this year, looking at where (the Titans) need to be for next year, that is a tough, tough question, and I don't even know if they can give me the answer. I have one year on my deal, but it is going to take some time."

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All except Brady were limited participants in practice Friday. The only question mark is center Bryan Stork, who is questionable with a knee injury and was limited in practice Friday.

The Patriots are currently 1-point favorites against Seattle.


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Chancellor was a late addition to the injury report, when he fell on the next-to-last play of practice and missed the last play. He was not limping on his way off. All other players were full participants in practice Friday.

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(1/30/2015) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he will avoid surgery on his shoulder after testing it at the Pro Bowl. 

"I’ve been doing rehab and I’m going to start back on my rehab Monday and really there’s going to be no surgery," Graham told SiriusXM radio. "I’m just going to do rehab, strengthen the area. That’s what’s best — not having to take six months off and try to heal up with a surgery, but now have those six months to work on all things I need to to try and hopefully get to a place like (the Super Bowl) next year."

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"It was something that really needed some rest and unfortunately it wasn’t able to get that during the season," he said. "It happened early and then you have about 10 straight weeks of trying to make it to the game. Now after having about three or four weeks and last week kind of testing it at the Pro Bowl, it feels great."


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"I don't know if he'll be back. I can't answer that question," Jennings said. "But what I do know is that if he does come back, he'd be accepted with open arms. As an organization from the Wilfs on down, we all want him back. So, I mean, it's a touchy subject and he's been the franchise player -- face of that team -- for eight years. So it will be a loss, a huge loss, if we can't get him back, and that's the nature of this business."

In November, Peterson was suspended by the league without pay for the rest of the season, making him ineligible for reinstatement until at least April 15. The move came after Peterson pleaded no contest to recklessly injuring his 4-year-old son last May. He is under contract with the Vikings for next season, and is set to earn $12.75 million.

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