January is one of the slowest months on the dynasty calendar. Startup season is a month or two from really getting rolling and trading slows to a crawl in all but the most active leagues. Now is a good time to really start looking ahead to the rookie class. We now know exactly what rookie picks we own, so the dynasty trade value chart will go into more detail about how much each specific pick (1.01, 1.02, etc.) is worth instead of just listing them in groups (early-1st, mid-1st, etc.). We can also start the process of putting some names to the picks to help us hone in on the true value of each rookie selection. It is also the time of year where we want to start thinking about how the incoming draft class might impact the veterans on our roster. Trading a vulnerable veteran before his team drafts a rookie at his position and dents his value can help you avoid some of the negative impacts of NFL draft weekend on your dynasty roster.
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 for the quarterbacks. 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.