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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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