2016 Fantasy Football: Week 1 Trade Values Chart

The search for start-worthy running backs never stops in Fantasy Football.

A few running backs you drafted and pegged as starters won't be available for Week 1. Obviously that includes suspended Steeler Le'Veon Bell , but now it looks like Jamaal Charles could remain sidelined as he puts the final touches on his rehab from a torn ACL. Other teams such as Baltimore and Seattle have question marks at running back heading into the first weekend.

So how much is too much to "rent" a starting running back for the early portion of the season?

DeAngelo Williams RB / Pittsburgh Steelers (2016 preseason stats)
ATT: 4 YDS: 12 TD: 0 TAR: 4 REC: 3 REC YDS: 9 REC TD: 0
Spencer Ware RB / Kansas City Chiefs (2016 preseason stats)
ATT: 24 YDS: 85 TD: 3 TAR: 8 REC: 8 REC YDS: 50 REC TD: 0

We know Williams will get extensive opportunities for the first three weeks while Bell sits out. He's the most attractive running back to target for an early-season boost, but you have no chance of getting him if he's on the same roster as Bell. You also have no chance of getting him if the Williams owner doesn't have another running back to replace him. But Williams himself doesn't have much long-term appeal because he won't be a reliable starter in Fantasy once Bell comes back. His value will sink. So, anyone trying to trade Williams away shouldn't expect big value.

Eli Manning , Chris Ivory , LeGarrette Blount , DeSean Jackson or Travis Kelce should be fair enough exchanges for Williams.

Ware's not exactly in the same situation. His status is tied to Charles' ability to not only get on the field but stay on it for 70 percent of the snaps per week. That might last into October, it might last one or two games. But he should fetch the same kind of player in trade as Williams in non-PPR leagues because he'll likely have at least a minor role once Charles comes back. And unlike Bell in Pittsburgh, Charles is a candidate to re-injure himself since he's coming back from an injury. If that were to happen and Charles would miss time, Ware would emerge as at least a top-20 Fantasy running back.

Blake Bortles , Philip Rivers , Ameer Abdullah and Emmanuel Sanders are additional players you could get for Ware in PPR formats.

What are the Trade Values? The chart is designed to help guide you in making fair trades in your standard-scoring or PPR leagues. 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 should be able to get in return. This list also works as a "Rest of Season" rankings. Also, any player not on the chart should be considered valued at no more than four points.

Running backs

Player Stnd PPR
Todd Gurley , LAR 38 37
David Johnson , ARI 36 39
Ezekiel Elliott , DAL 33 34
Lamar Miller , HOU 32 35
Adrian Peterson , MIN 32 33
Eddie Lacy , GB 29 32
Le'Veon Bell, PIT 29 32
Doug Martin , TB 26 28
Jamaal Charles, KC 25 28
Devonta Freeman , ATL 23 26
Mark Ingram , NO 23 25
LeSean McCoy , BUF 23 25
Latavius Murray , OAK 20 21
C.J. Anderson , DEN 19 19
Jeremy Hill , CIN 16 15
DeMarco Murray , TEN 15 16
Carlos Hyde , SF 15 16
Thomas Rawls , SEA 15 14
Melvin Gordon , SD 13 15
Jeremy Langford , CHI 13 15
Giovani Bernard , CIN 9 11
Matt Forte , NYJ 9 11
Ryan Mathews , PHI 9 10
Danny Woodhead , SD 8 13
Jonathan Stewart , CAR 8 9
Rashad Jennings , NYG 8 9
Derrick Henry , TEN 8 9
Arian Foster , MIA 8 9
Frank Gore , IND 8 8
Ameer Abdullah, DET 8 8
Chris Ivory, JAC 7 8
DeAngelo Williams , PIT 7 8
Spencer Ware , KC 7 8
LeGarrette Blount, NE 7 6
Duke Johnson , CLE 6 9
Matt Jones , WAS 6 7
Charles Sims , TB 5 7
James White , NE 5 7
Devontae Booker , DEN 5 6
T.J. Yeldon , JAC 5 6
DeAndre Washington , OAK 5 6
Jerick McKinnon , MIN 5 6
Christine Michael , SEA 5 6
Isaiah Crowell , CLE 5 5
Terrance West , BAL 5 5
Kenneth Dixon , BAL 5 5

Wide receivers

Player Stnd PPR
Antonio Brown , PIT 39 43
Odell Beckham , NYG 39 42
Julio Jones , ATL 38 42
DeAndre Hopkins , HOU 32 35
A.J. Green , CIN 32 35
Dez Bryant , DAL 31 34
Allen Robinson , JAC 29 32
Mike Evans , TB 26 28
Jordy Nelson , GB 25 27
Brandin Cooks , NO 25 27
Amari Cooper , OAK 24 26
Brandon Marshall , NYJ 23 26
Keenan Allen , SD 23 26
T.Y. Hilton, IND 21 23
Sammy Watkins , BUF 20 22
Alshon Jeffery , CHI 19 21
Demaryius Thomas , DEN 17 19
Randall Cobb , GB 16 19
Kelvin Benjamin , CAR 14 15
Michael Floyd , ARI 12 13
Jeremy Maclin , KC 11 14
Doug Baldwin , SEA 11 13
Jarvis Landry , MIA 10 13
Donte Moncrief , IND 9 11
Eric Decker , NYJ 9 11
Larry Fitzgerald , ARI 9 11
Marvin Jones , DET 9 11
Josh Gordon , CLE 9 11
Julian Edelman , NE 8 12
Tyler Lockett , SEA 8 10
John Brown , ARI 8 10
Allen Hurns , JAC 8 9
Jordan Matthews , PHI 8 9
DeSean Jackson, WAS 7 8
Golden Tate , DET 6 9
Emmanuel Sanders, DEN 6 8
Willie Snead , NO 5 7
Stefon Diggs , MIN 5 7
Sterling Shepard , NYG 5 6
Michael Crabtree , OAK 5 6
Tajae Sharpe , TEN 5 6
Will Fuller , HOU 5 5
Devin Funchess , CAR 5 5

Tight ends

Player Stnd PPR
Rob Gronkowski , NE 31 33
Jordan Reed , WAS 12 14
Greg Olsen , CAR 11 13
Delanie Walker , TEN 8 10
Coby Fleener , NO 8 9
Travis Kelce, KC 7 8
Antonio Gates , SD 6 6
Julius Thomas , JAC 5 5
Zach Ertz , PHI 5 5
Tyler Eifert , CIN 5 5
Gary Barnidge , CLE 5 5

Quarterbacks

Player Stnd PPR
Aaron Rodgers , GB 15 15
Cam Newton , CAR 14 14
Andrew Luck , IND 10 10
Drew Brees, NO 9 9
Russell Wilson , SEA 9 9
Carson Palmer , ARI 8 8
Tom Brady , NE 8 8
Blake Bortles, JAC 7 7
Eli Manning, NYG 7 7
Philip Rivers, SD 7 7
Tyrod Taylor , BUF 6 6
Derek Carr , OAK 6 6
Ben Roethlisberger , PIT 6 6
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