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Week 12 Fantasy Trade Value Chart

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It's one thing to make a trade to help your team get better, but when you can pick a player up off waivers and turn him into a piece for your starting lineup, you're winning.

Such is the case for people who swiped Bobby Rainey off waivers last week (or can still land him this week). His big game in Week 11 gave him instant cred in the Fantasy community and owners desperate for help at running back will gravitate toward him in trade.

With scores in each of his last two games, Rainey has displayed good speed, hands and a really impressive ability to follow his blocks to big gains. The Bucs offensive line looks better than it did in the first half of the season and Rainey especially rocked an overmatched Falcons defense for a three-score game. That'll get attention.

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Obviously if you need a running back and have Rainey on your roster, then it's a problem solved. But if you've diligently played the waiver wire game and don't need Rainey then you should upgrade at another position using him as a trade piece. While Rainey definitely has fresh legs and enough talent to play at the pro level, matchups against the Lions and Panthers in the next two weeks could make things tough on him before the schedule eases up again. There appears to be some games where he might not quite get three scores and over 160 rush yards.

Here are some legit trades involving Rainey in CBSSports.com leagues:

Bobby Rainey and Ray Rice for Jamaal Charles and Andre Ellington: A lopsided trade for sure -- Rainey and Rice aren't enough in a deal for Charles by himself. The deal is an example of just how overvalued Rainey is by some after five quarters of kicking butt. I'm not so sure we should be convinced Rainey should be treated as a No. 1 rusher after burning through the Dolphins and Falcons.

Bobby Rainey for Julius Thomas: Are you doubting the value of running backs in Fantasy Football? Someone out there though so much of Rainey that they moved a full-fledged stud tight end for him. Now maybe Thomas was one of two tight ends on someone's team and Rainey was the best they could get for him. But it still doesn't seem like enough.

Bobby Rainey for Russell Wilson: Just like the previous trade, an owner fleeced another team for a great player at another position. But this time it's more feasible that a team "gave away" Wilson because he was a backup for them. Remember, at this stage of the game it doesn't necessarily pay to have two great quarterbacks on your team, especially if you can trade one of them for help at another position. That's what I think happened here.

Bobby Rainey and Tony Romo for Pierre Thomas and Matthew Stafford: This one is relatively close to even, though it's not perfect according to the trade chart. But it certainly paints the picture that Rainey has more value than Thomas, even though Thomas has been productive in his last four games. Rainey's workload should consistently be larger.

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.

This is our final Trade Value Chart of the season.

Name Stnd PPR Name Stnd PPR Name Stnd PPR
LeSean McCoy 38 40 Larry Fitzgerald 17 20 Coby Fleener 9 11
Calvin Johnson 37 41 Eric Decker 17 20 Steve Smith 9 11
Jamaal Charles 37 40 Andre Brown 17 19 Steven Jackson 9 10
Marshawn Lynch 36 38 Robert Griffin III 17 17 Greg Olsen 9 10
Adrian Peterson 33 35 Danny Woodhead 16 20 Chiefs 9 9
Matt Forte 32 35 Riley Cooper 16 19 Ben Roethlisberger 9 9
Jimmy Graham 31 36 Victor Cruz 16 19 Steve Johnson 8 11
Rob Gronkowski 31 35 Torrey Smith 16 18 Jordan Cameron 8 10
Brandon Marshall 31 35 Percy Harvin 16 18 Michael Floyd 8 10
Peyton Manning 31 31 Vernon Davis 15 18 Anquan Boldin 8 10
Drew Brees 31 31 Harry Douglas 15 18 Roddy White 8 10
A.J. Green 30 34 Ray Rice 15 17 Dwayne Bowe 8 10
Reggie Bush 30 33 Fred Jackson 15 16 Lamar Miller 8 9
Dez Bryant 30 33 Ryan Mathews 15 15 Mike Wallace 8 9
Alfred Morris 30 30 Danny Amendola 14 17 Seahawks 8 8
Eddie Lacy 29 30 Keenan Allen 14 17 Matt Ryan 8 8
Demaryius Thomas 28 31 Terrance Williams 14 16 DeAngelo Williams 8 8
Knowshon Moreno 27 30 Philip Rivers 14 14 Kendall Wright 7 10
Frank Gore 27 28 Nick Foles 14 14 Cecil Shorts 7 10
Chris Johnson 27 28 Chris Ivory 14 14 Brian Leonard 7 9
Matthew Stafford 27 27 Bobby Rainey 14 14 Aaron Dobson 7 8
Andre Johnson 25 28 Pierre Thomas 13 15 Marlon Brown 7 8
DeSean Jackson 24 27 Ben Tate 13 14 Jay Cutler 7 7
Zac Stacy 24 26 Colin Kaepernick 13 13 Case Keenum 7 7
Aaron Rodgers 24 24 Jordan Reed 12 15 Heath Miller 6 8
Cam Newton 24 24 Jarrett Boykin 12 15 Marvin Jones 6 8
Wes Welker 23 27 Maurice Jones-Drew 12 14 Kris Durham 6 8
Stevan Ridley 23 23 Denarius Moore 12 14 Joique Bell 6 7
Julius Thomas 22 25 Marques Colston 12 14 Martellus Bennett 6 7
Jordy Nelson 22 25 Rueben Randle 12 14 Charles Clay 6 7
Tony Romo 22 22 Shane Vereen 12 14 Delanie Walker 6 7
Antonio Brown 21 26 Donald Brown 12 13 Jerricho Cotchery 6 7
Pierre Garcon 21 25 C.J. Spiller 12 13 Tavon Austin 6 7
DeMarco Murray 20 23 Darren McFadden 11 13 Andy Dalton 6 6
Giovani Bernard 20 23 Golden Tate 11 13 Mike Tolbert 6 6
Russell Wilson 20 20 Hakeem Nicks 10 13 Montee Ball 6 6
Vincent Jackson 19 22 James Jones 10 13 BenJarvus Green-Ellis 5 5
Le'Veon Bell 19 21 Andre Ellington 10 12 Jonathan Stewart 5 5
Andrew Luck 19 19 Rashad Jennings 10 11 Rashard Mendenhall 5 5
T.Y. Hilton 18 21 Jason Witten 9 13 Jacquizz Rodgers 4 6
Alshon Jeffery 18 21 Darren Sproles 9 12 Trent Richardson 4 5
Josh Gordon 18 20 Antonio Gates 9 12 Daniel Thomas 4 4
Tom Brady 18 18 Tony Gonzalez 9 11 Shonn Greene 4 4

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by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(10:01 pm ET) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was in new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's system for the first time last season. The team plans on taking more chances down the field in Stafford's second season in the new offense, Lombardi said, according to the team's official website.

“In his second year (in the offense) he’s going to be that much more comfortable,” Lombardi said.

“We’ll be able to tailor the offense a little bit more to what he likes and what he’s good at. I thought he played smart football and sometimes to a fault. We’ll look for him to maybe take a few more chances this year with the football.”

Although Stafford didn't take many shots down the field, he did throw a career-low 12 interceptions in 2014. 

The former first overall draft pick has thrown for 21,714 yards with 131 touchdowns and 85 interceptions during his six-year career.


Colts OLB Robert Mathis plans to be ready for training camp
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(8:28 pm ET) Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis is not ready to run yet, he told Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL. Mathis added that he plans to be ready for the start of training camp.

“It’s not going as fast as I would like to, but we are getting well and we should be clicking in camp,” Mathis told Sirius.

Mathis was suspended for the first four games of last season due to violating the league's substance abuse policy. He then suffered a torn achilles, forcing him to miss all 16 games of the 2014 season.

During his 11-year career with the Colts, Mathis has collected 487 total tackles, 111.0 sacks, 15 passes defensed and 48 forced fumbles.


Lions TE Eric Ebron has been working out with Matthew Stafford
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(8:10 pm ET) Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said that tight end Eric Ebron has been working out with quarterback Matthew Stafford in Atlanta this offseason, reports the Detroit News. Lombardi also said that the plan is to have Ebron be the No. 3 weapon in the passing game this year.

Ebron, 21, finished his rookie season with 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown. 


Cowboys' Tony Romo: DeMarco Murray asked me to take a pay cut
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(7:44 pm ET) Eagles running back DeMarco Murray was really hoping to remain with the Cowboys this offseason. So much so, he asked quarterback Tony Romo to take a pay cut to remain with the team, Romo said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, per the Dallas Morning News.

"DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?' I said, 'I will. I would take a pay cut to go do this,'" Romo said. "I was like, 'They're going to restructure me.' That's the same thing in some ways, just for the salary cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends again.' I would take $5 million less if meant getting him back.

"He knew that. It was just funny how he was literally worried about that part of it for a week. I'm like, 'That's not the reason.' I'm like, 'Obviously I'll restructure. I would even take a pay cut.' He was like, 'OK, we can be friends again.' It's amazing what you think about in those moments."


Giants QB Eli Manning wants to take offense 'to another level'
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(7:42 pm ET) Giants quarterback Eli Manning is entering the second year in offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system. Manning is ready to take the next step now that he is familiar with the system, reports the NY Daily News.

““This year will be a much easier transition, knowing that we have been through so much of it already,” said Manning, who recently had been working out at Ole Miss with some of their receivers and alumni. “It’s definitely a different starting point. I feel good about it. I feel that I have a good understanding of it.

“But there is still room to grow and that is why I try to keep it as fresh in my mind as possible. Looking at old game-plan sheets and calling plays in my head – throwing routes with receivers trying to call out plays to myself, so you don’t let it slip away. It was new last year and it wasn’t something I have been doing for 10 years, so you want to keep it fresh and go through your reminders and all your checks. So when we come back I haven’t taken a step backwards and have to re-learn things. It is still all there. There will be new stuff and we will be taking it to another level.”

Manning has started all 16 games in each season since 2005, throwing for 39,755 yards with 259 touchdowns and 185 interceptions.


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“I think it might open a few opportunities for me as I continue to grow in my role and just do everything they ask me to do,” Hill said when asked about the trade of Graham to the Seahawks.

Hill recognized that Graham helped him transition from college to the professional level.

“It’s a big difference, especially coming from a smaller school and a smaller city," Hill said. "He was always there for me. We became pretty good friends over the past few years so it will definitely be different without him.”

Head coach Sean Payton believes that Hill is ready to step up.

“Josh Hill is a player that we value a lot," Payton said last week at the NFL annual meeting. "He’s not on anyone’s fantasy first three rounds, I promise you, but he’s a real good tight end. He’s versatile in the running game, in the pass receiving game, a special teams player.”

Hill, heading into his third year in the NFL, has recorded 20 receptions for 220 yards and six touchdowns. 


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(7:00 pm ET) Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is excited about what the offseason holds for him, according to ESPN.

“This is the first offseason where I’ve been able to kind of get after it this early and be able to kind of improve in a lot of different areas that I think you aren’t able to until you get healthy enough to attack it,” Romo said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. “I’m just excited about that, really.”

Romo, 34, is encouraged by the fact that he is able to do a lot of different things during the offseason process while working out.

“Now I’m able to do that while actually doing functional strength training through different versions of squats,” Romo said. “I’m not putting anything on my back and doing stuff like that but you are doing a lot of single-leg stuff and different things that I started getting into during the season that helped a lot. Now it’s nice to be able to do that in the offseason.”

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"I have a chance to revitalize myself," Bowe, 30, told ESPN.com via telephone Tuesday. "Just sit back and watch."

Browns general manager Ray Farmer has familiarity with Bowe from their time with the Chiefs. The two sat down and watched tape from the 2010 season when he racked up 15 touchdown receptions.

"Him knowing what I can do, seeing me in practice, making crazy plays, splitting the safeties, he knows I still can do that," Bowe said. "I couldn't showcase that last year. He was pulling up old plays, saying, 'We are going to use you just like that.' Moving around, going on motion, trying to hit the deep ball, trying to break plays."

The 30-year-old wideout appreciated his time with the Chiefs and he has no regrets.

"It's been up and down, but it's been fun," Bowe said. "I don't regret nothing. People can talk about the NFL and playing wide receiver -- I feel I still have a good four more years in me."

Over his eight-year career, he has totaled 532 receptions for 7,155 yards and 44 touchdowns.


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Report: Chargers sign G Michael Huey, waive Baca, Alecxih
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Huey is a three-time All-AFL member, playing for the Arizona Rattlers. He spent three weeks with the Chargers during the 2011 preseason. The Rattlers won the league championship in each year that Huey was there.

Baca, 25, was brought in as insurance as an interior offensive lineman last season after the Chargers went through five starting centers.

Alecxih, twice a member of the team's practice squad, did not see any regular season action in 2014. 

 


 
 
 
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