With OTAs nearly complete and the draft well in the rearview mirror, we have plenty of new information to parse through to help update our dynasty trade value chart. As per usual, each player's numerical value reflects his trade value in a 12-team PPR league that starts one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end and one flex player.
Let's take a look at the trade values position-by-position. Each positional value chart is followed by some comments discussing the reasoning behind the players' rankings and the positional tiers (which are color-coded). Next to each player's name you will see the following numbers:
2016- This number reflects the player's redraft value for the upcoming season. It is based upon a combination of redraft ADP numbers and Footballguys player projections. If your team is in win-now mode, it may make more sense to value players with big 2016 values more highly.
Future- This number reflects the player's expected career value in 2017 and beyond. If in rebuild mode, it may make more sense to focus on this number vs. overall value since you are really trying to maximze the value of your roster beyond the 2016 season.
Value- The value number is simply a combination of 2016 redraft value and expected value for 2017 and beyond. It reflects the player's overall dynasty trade value and should serve as a pretty good guide to a player's worth in a trade.