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2013 Dynasty Rookie Draft Pick Value Chart

A guide to how to value your rookie picks in trades for other rookie picks in dynasty drafts this year.

As dynasty rookie drafts continue to proceed around the fantasy football world, owners finds themselves in tough spots trying to decide whether to accept offers to trade down and what to offer when they want to trade up. Pick value charts based on historical value of the players picked first, second, and so on are a good starting point, and our board member Spin has created a very good one of those. Unfortunately, the 2013 draft was one of the weakest in recent memory at the top of the offensive skill positions, so expecting the value of the top picks in recent drafts to mirror the value in this year's class would be foolish. This creates a more gradual slope at the top of the pick value chart.

Additionally, this year's class has a relatively deep second tier of prospects that makes an early-to-mid second round pick worth close to what a late first round pick is worth. Adjusting your trade up/trade down strategy to embrace these realities is the best way to maximize the value you mine with your array of rookie picks. Note: Projected player is an illustration of who you might expect to take at that selection. The point values correspond to the pick, not the player.

A few assumptions about this pick value chart:

  • 12 team league
  • QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/WR/TE/Flex lineup
  • PPR scoring
  • medium to long bench rosters
  • Used to evaluate 2 for 1 trade up/trade down deals. Trades with 2 or more picks greater on one side are distorted in this chart.
Pick
Value
Projected Player
Pick
Value
Projected Player
1
1000
25
200
2
975
26
175
3
950
27
175
4
700
28
150
5
675
29
150
6
550
30
150
7
500
31
125
8
475
32
125
9
425
33
125
10
425
34
100
11
400
E.J. Manuel
35
100
12
400
36
100
13
400
37
75
Mike Gilleslee
14
375
38
75
15
375
39
75
16
350
40
75
17
350
41
50
18
325
42
50
19
300
43
50
20
275
44
25
21
275
45
25
22
250
46
25
23
250
47
25
24
225
Da'Rick Rogers
48
25

Of course, you should adjust this to incorporate factors like return yardage scoring (makes value of top 3 higher), 2-QB leagues (makes value of top 6-8 higher), TE-premium leagues (makes No. 4 and late first higher), the needs of your particular team, and the layout of your personal board and array of picks.

Valuing 2014 picks has a variable of evaluating your trade partner's team, but these numbers should act as a rough guideline:

  • 2014 1st round pick = 500 
  • 2014 2nd round pick = 200
  • 2014 3rd round pick = 75
  • 2014 4th round pick = 25

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