The dynasty trade value chart is tailored specifically to a 12-team PPR league that starts one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end and a flex. It is meant to serve primarily as a guide for trades but is also a great resource during startup drafts. If the players and picks on each side of the trade offer add up to approximately the same number, the trade would be considered even. If you receive a trade offer that sends you players with a higher total number value than the players you are giving up, that is a trade offer worth strongly considering.
This instant post-draft update is focused entirely upon the value of the rookie selections. Both in comparison to what the picks are worth in trades for veteran players and in stacking the board into value tiers to better understand the value in making moves up and down the draft board during your dynasty rookie drafts.
Expect a full updated Dynasty Trade Value Chart including updated values for veterans impacted by the draft in Mid-May. It will also incorporate post-draft MFL10 ADP and post-draft redraft rankings. In the meantime, use the April updateas a rough guide for comparing the numerical trade values placed on each rookie pick below to the value of veterans in potential trades.
Dynasty Rookie Draft Philosophy
Long-term success centers around value and correctly placing players into tiers based upon their skill sets, the role their team envisions for them and the amount of draft resources their team has invested in them. Once the tiers are set, you can focus in on specific players you like and positional needs you hope to address. Within each tier, you can lean both upon expert scouting reports and your gut feeling to separate similar prospects. Footballguys provides fantastic resources including Matt Waldman’s prospect articles (and the RSP), the Bloom 100, rookie rankings from each of the dynasty contributors and countless other articles breaking down the skill sets of each top rookie to help you set your own draft board.
Dynasty Trade Value Three-Step Approach
A common-sense approach to valuing rookies is to (1) figure out what role each team expects the rookie to fill, (2) decide how much fantasy upside is possible in that role and (3) make judgments as to whether the player (skill set and mental makeup) and team (surrounding pieces) are equipped to fulfill their vision for the player in the offense.