Fantasy Basketball Week 6 Trade Values: Finding deals for Tim Frazier, Emmanuel Mudiay

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You'll notice some pretty drastic changes from our first round of trade values a few weeks ago, but you shouldn't be alarmed. In the first month of the season, a lot of opinion about a player is still going to be colored by production last year as well as preseason expectations.

However, as we moved forward, more and more will be based on what we've actually seen this season. That is a positive for someone like Kemba Walker or Jimmy Butler, who just continued to build on their already high baseline expectations. Dennis Schroder will be moving in opposite direction as he continues to be a disappointment for Fantasy purposes.

For this second installment of the Fantasy trade values column, I thought it was a good time to reach out to the readers and see if I can help them out.

Figuring out what to do with Frazier is going to be a big part of Fantasy players' plans over the next few weeks. Tyreke Evans' return from offseason knee surgery could come as soon as this weekend, and that is going to throw Frazier's role up in the air. He has mostly managed to retain his value since Jrue Holiday's return from his own absence, as Frazier is averaging 12.3 points and 7.6 assists per game with just 2.4 turnovers in the four games Holiday has played.

The Pelicans could simply use Evans at small forward next to both Frazier and Holiday, if they want to get their most talented players on the floor. Plus, Evans is likely to be worked back in slowly, so we might not see a huge change in Frazier's role immediately. Still, this is another ball-dominant player being worked in, which can't be good for Frazier's value.

Rudy Gay is an obvious win in return for Frazier -- even with the trade cloud hanging over his head -- and while I might aim for more than Thompson for Frazier right now, he is contributing enough in rebounds and blocks to make that a win in the long run, even if it might not feel that way for now.

Well, I have to ask: Are there any big Nuggets fans in your league? Actually, I'm not sure anyone who has watched much of Emmanuel Mudiay this season is going to be higher on him, given how many sloppy turnovers he has racked up so far this season.

Mudiay is playing a bit better of late, but he remains a middling playmaking guard who can't really shoot from anywhere on the floor despite his willingness to do so. Volume still makes him a useful H2H points player, so you might be able to get someone to sell-low on someone like Nikola Jokic, who at least has some reasonable chance to hit his upside. However, I would even settle for a Nerlens Noel stash if I could get it.

Chandler Parsons' owners are in a tough spot, and I should know because I drafted him in more than half of my seven leagues. He has barely been able to get on the floor, and wasn't any good when he was while slowly working his way back from offseason knee surgery.

He is currently sidelined by another knee injury, this time to his other leg, and there might actually be a silver lining there. A few more weeks off for his repaired knee could do wonders for his health once this bone bruise heals. He will likely take on a significant playmaking role with Mike Conley sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks, and if you could buy low on him, that looks like a solid trade to me.

Speaking of Parsons and Mudiay, I spoke with CBSSports.com NBA Writer Matt Moore about the Grizzlies and Nuggets on Tuesday's episode of the Fantasy Basketball Today podcast. Listen here:

I'm always hesitant to pull the trigger on one-for-one trades involving players with fairly similar value, so the question here is, do Lowry and Millsap still have similar value? Not according to my chart, as Lowry comes out as the clear favorite. Millsap was a borderline first-rounder last season, but it's not like he was much better than Lowry -- if at all -- and he has taken a step back this season nearly across the board.

Lowry's production is down a tad as well, but not nearly as much, and he's a full year younger, so it's a bit easier to see Millsap continuing to slide.

Now, this is an interesting one. Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) and Derrick Favors (knee) are both dealing with injuries and, while Nowitzki might be more likely to return in the next week or so, Favors is probably more likely to be playing at a high level come March and April, given Nowitzki's age and the Mavericks' disastrous season.

Dallas isn't going to push its aging centerpiece, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he wasn't worth a roster spot in Fantasy before long. Rudy Gobert is an obvious win over Evan Fournier -- though the latter remains perpetually undervalued in Fantasy and real life -- but Favors' upside tips the balance in -- excuse me -- favor of his side.

Point Guards

Player ROTO H2H
Russell Westbrook 51 53
James Harden 55 51
John Wall 33 35
Chris Paul 44 34
Giannis Antetokounmpo 37 34
Stephen Curry 52 32
Damian Lillard 33 31
Kyrie Irving 30 28
Kemba Walker 30 27
Kyle Lowry 29 27
Jrue Holiday 25 23
Isaiah Thomas 21 23
Eric Bledsoe 26 22
Jeff Teague 19 20
Reggie Jackson 16 20
Goran Dragic 18 19
Rajon Rondo 15 18
Dennis Schroder 12 17
Elfrid Payton 7 17
George Hill 18 17
D'Angelo Russell 14 15
Tyreke Evans 12 15
Ricky Rubio 14 14
Derrick Rose 8 14
Jeremy Lin 14 13
Zach LaVine 16 13
Darren Collison 14 13
Deron Williams 6 10
Emmanuel Mudiay 5 9
Jordan Clarkson 10 9
Mike Conley 11 8
Brandon Knight 5 8
Marcus Smart 7 7
Tim Frazier 5 7
Eric Gordon 10 5
Tony Parker 2 4
Patrick Beverley 7 4
Jerryd Bayless 5 4
Patty Mills 4 3
Brandon Jennings 4 3

Shooting Guards

Player ROTO H2H
James Harden 55 51
DeMar DeRozan 25 28
Jimmy Butler 30 27
CJ McCollum 26 20
Andrew Wiggins 13 20
Nicolas Batum 19 19
Victor Oladipo 19 19
Devin Booker 15 17
Jeremy Lin 14 16
Klay Thompson 19 14
Bradley Beal 15 14
Zach LaVine 16 13
Avery Bradley 12 13
Dwyane Wade 11 13
Evan Fournier 15 12
Rodney Hood 9 12
Monta Ellis 11 11
Jordan Clarkson 10 9
Matthew Dellavedova 8 9
Wesley Matthews 8 9
Josh Richardson 7 9
Brandon Knight 5 8
Lou Williams 8 7
Gary Harris 5 7
Will Barton 5 7
Jamal Crawford 3 7
Sean Kilpatrick 5 6
JJ Redick 10 5
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 8 5
Eric Gordon 10 5
Tyler Johnson 6 4
Bojan Bogdanovic 5 4
Jerryd Bayless 5 4
Kyle Korver 5 3
Seth Curry 4 3
Allen Crabbe 4 3
Danny Green 6 2

Small Forwards

Player ROTO H2H
LeBron James 41 39
Kevin Durant 51 34
Giannis Antetokounmpo 37 34
Kawhi Leonard 43 27
Jimmy Butler 30 27
Carmelo Anthony 22 24
Paul George 32 23
Gordon Hayward 21 22
Andrew Wiggins 13 20
Nicolas Batum 19 19
Rudy Gay 23 16
Harrison Barnes 12 15
Otto Porter 22 14
Chandler Parsons 17 12
Danilo Gallinari 15 12
Evan Fournier 14 12
Tobias Harris 15 11
Trevor Ariza 18 10
Marcus Morris 8 10
Jae Crowder 13 9
Thaddeus Young 9 9
Wesley Matthews 8 9
Justise Winslow 6 8
Aaron Gordon 7 7
Kent Bazemore 9 6
Evan Turner 4 6
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 6 5
Al-Farouq Aminu 7 5
Bojan Bogdanovic 5 4
Ben Simmons 3 4
Robert Covington 6 4

Power Forwards

Player ROTO H2H
Anthony Davis 49 34
DeMarcus Cousins 32 30
Blake Griffin 26 28
Draymond Green 35 26
Kevin Love 25 24
Paul George 32 23
Paul Millsap 24 20
Jabari Parker 13 18
Kristaps Porzingis 23 17
Rudy Gay 23 16
LaMarcus Aldridge 19 15
Otto Porter 22 14
Derrick Favors 15 13
Markieff Morris 12 13
Julius Randle 9 13
Myles Turner 20 12
Danilo Gallinari 15 12
Nikola Jokic 13 12
Gorgui Dieng 18 11
Tobias Harris 15 11
Serge Ibaka 11 11
Dirk Nowitzki 10 11
Trevor Ariza 18 10
Marcus Morris 8 10
Trevor Booker 13 9
Taj Gibson 13 9
Thaddeus Young 9 9
Wilson Chandler 8 9
Ryan Anderson 11 8
Nerlens Noel 9 8
Nikola Mirotic 7 8
Aaron Gordon 5 8
Kenneth Faried 7 7
Zach Randolph 4 7
Alex Len 3 7
Marvin Williams 10 6
Al-Farouq Aminu 6 5
Terrence Jones 4 5
JaMychal Green 3 5
Frank Kaminsky 6 4

Centers

Player ROTO H2H
DeMarcus Cousins 32 30
Karl-Anthony Towns 34 28
Hassan Whiteside 41 27
Andre Drummond 15 23
Brook Lopez 22 19
Dwight Howard 17 19
Marc Gasol 20 18
DeAndre Jordan 14 18
Al Horford 23 17
Clint Capela 16 14
Nikola Vucevic 14 14
Joel Embiid 22 13
Pau Gasol 11 12
Nikola Jokic 13 12
Mason Plumlee 10 12
Jonas Valanciunas 15 11
Marcin Gortat 13 11
Rudy Gobert 17 10
Derrick Favors 14 9
Steven Adams 12 9
Tristan Thompson 6 9
Enes Kanter 10 8
Robin Lopez 8 7
Jusuf Nurkic 6 7
Alex Len 3 7
Cody Zeller 7 6
Nerlens Noel 5 6
Joakim Noah 4 6
Greg Monroe 5 5
Jahlil Okafor 3 4
Tyson Chandler 5 3
John Henson 4 3
Andrew Bogut 6 2
Bismack Biyombo 2 2
Zaza Pachulia 2 2
Timofey Mozgov 2 2
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