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This is the first of two August Dynasty Trade Value Chart articles. Look for a second article in the middle of the month once we start getting reports from padded practices. Given the unique nature of this offseason and the delayed start to padded practices, we do not have a huge amount of news to sort through as the month of August starts. Plus, Jeff Tefertiller did a great job last week of breaking down all of the latest dynasty news. The mid-month update will be all about interpreting the latest news and its impact on dynasty values. In this early-August article, we will instead focus on bigger-picture issues. First, we will talk about strategies to win in what could be a crazy season and identify some players who could have increased value in 2020. Second, we will talk a bit more about how to think about dynasty player values and apply the process to some of the toughest to rank players. We'll do a deep dive on Clyde Edwards-Helaire to try to explain our process for trying to "put a number on" player values.
The dynasty trade value chart is tailored to 12-team PPR leagues a starting lineup of one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, and one flex. It now also includes trade values for Superflex leagues in a separate column. The chart is meant to serve primarily as a guide for trades but can also be 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, the offer is worth strongly considering. Each league is different, so pay close attention to the scoring and starting roster requirements specific to your league.