I mean, that had to be the most bizarre Week 1 in recent memory, right? Not surprisingly, we saw some major movement in trade values even after just the first slate of games. Nothing all that exciting with this position, thankfully. We really only have two quarterbacks who make significant moves. He can easily rise in value as the season goes along, but for now, jumps firmly into the low-end QB1 discussion. Conversely, poor Andrew Luck takes a dip in value without even playing. No, I have no idea when Luck will play again.
The Colts are not a good team. Why on earth would the team push Luck to come back this year and risk getting injured on a lost season?
The biggest mover is obviously David Johnson , whose wrist injury should keep him out the majority of the season. Pour some out for the poor dude who got the first pick in your fantasy league and whose season is in disarray and move on.
I am here to say sorry for wasting that draft pick on Darren McFadden and to compliment you if you were brave enough to draft Zeke. Two late-second rounders, Leonard Fournette and Todd Gurley , solidified their status in Week 1, and are certainly worth more today than they were last week. History has shown that no team has ever lost a game while trying desperately to keep Blake Bortles from throwing the ball, so you can expect the Jaguars to continue to lean on Fournette and their defense for the rest of the season.
But he had five receptions for 56 yards and is obviously the only game in town. His involvement in the passing game should provide a fairly high floor going forward, and with Jared Goff looking.
A couple of exciting rookies also make major moves this week. He still vaults immediately into the low-end RB1 discussion, but wait to anoint him a fantasy game-changer for just a bit. A couple of former waiver-wire guys make their debuts on the trade value chart, as both Tarik Cohen and Kerwynn Williams instantly become viable flex options.
Both are worth adds, but not sure either is worth crippling your FAAB budget. Still, plenty of trade value to be had! Jordy Nelson is still awesome. But there is always movement in the trade chart, and Week 1 was no exception. Kenny Golladay looked incredible on Sunday against the Cardinals, making circus catches and using his athleticism like a star. Whether Golladay will provide consistent production is still an open question, and so his trade value stays relatively in check. Other newcomers include a pair of Jaguars wide receivers — Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns — both of whom benefit by the unfortunate Allen Robinson injury.
As we said, the Jaguars are desperate to not allow Blake Bortles to have to throw, so the ceiling for either receiver is capped. But Lee in particular showed what he could do last year, and there was some speculation that he would be the most valuable receiver in Jacksonville even before Robinson got injured. Just a few names to mention here. Everyone knows that Jordan Reed is an injury risk, but the reports that came out just before the game that he has a fractured toe and may have to battle through it were disconcerting.
Reed played and hauled in five of his eight targets and seriously, we once saw him on the sidelines of a game in the second quarter with his arm in a sling only to come back after halftime and score two touchdowns. So, the dude can play in pain. But the report knocks his value down a wee bit. NONE of my material is original.
Finally, Coby Fleener looked more than competent against the Vikings, hauling in five of six targets for 54 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings on Monday. Dan Harris is a featured writer for FantasyPros. For more from Dan, check out his archive or follow him on Twitter at danharris Fantasy Football Trade Values: Until next week, friends. Week 14 Defenses to Stream Fantasy Football.
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