We need an improved trade value chart for fantasy football. There are not many trade value charts out there and the ones that do exist have some significant flaws. Inaccurate rankings, lack of tiers, and the ability to account fairly for 2-for-1 trades are some of the most glaring.
I take a peek at it every week and it is certainly better than nothing. For these trade values, we are taking our rankings from a selection of their top rest of season rankings that can be found on FantasyPros.
Even the best rankings have flaws. There are simply too many variables to account for. This is where tiered rankings come in handy. It basically groups a set of players together that all have similar value and concedes that any one of them may have the best week or season.
In spite of this, most of the common trade value charts do not use a tiered ranking system there is only one that I can think of that does. To me, it makes a lot of sense to group trade values into tiers as well and so this is what we are going to do.
Each player will still get a unique value to them, but the tiers allow for the inevitable variance that comes with trying to predict future performance.
If a player is in the same tier you can assume that a one for one trade is fair value. This should also be helpful in looking for good value. The third issue that exists is factoring in a premium for top talent when it comes to 2-for-1 trades. This is because you can only play a set amount of players at each position each week.
They are just trying to assign a player a value. This works well for one to one trades, but not so much when you start getting multiple players involved. Offering up a slew of average guys for one elite guy is a good way to have your league mates avoid trading with you at all. I have introduced a decimal multiplier based upon tiers that attempt to more accurately account for two for one trades by lowering the value of the players on the two-sided side.
This way, if you are trying to upgrade, it will push you to offer more than what the initial player value would suggest. However, due to the premium of top-tier players, this trade is much closer to fair value, or even being undervalued as an offer for Bell. To attempt to account for this, you can use the multiplier listed by the tier. You will want to use the lowest tiered multiplier. Dez and Hyde both fall in tier 4 and have a 0.
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