Eric Carabelle ranks players by the value of their fantasy football trading through the end of the 2022 season each week until the fantasy football trading deadline (noon ET, November 30, 2022). Use this information to suggest or evaluate trades and optimize the players on your bench for their future potential. Eric’s top 100 can be found below the positions in this column.

defender

Rating changes: The best options still perform exceptionally well, and they outperform several standard, high-end flexible options. Buffalo’s Josh Allen, Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, and Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts all perform at the elite level and make up the top echelon. Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs, Justin Herbert of the Chargers, Kyler Murray of the Cardinals and Joe Burrow of the Bengals (welcome back, Joe) are next level. Then comes a significant and disappointing drop.

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Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady (oh no, is this really the end?) and Denver’s Russell Wilson (who could have imagined that?) continue to fall freely in the top 100, but apart from Aaron Rodgers, Packers, there’s no one there. in QB to usurp their places in the rankings. Another big game from Jacksonville’s Trevor Lawrence could land him there.

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Later, as a quarterback, for those playing in deeper formats and SuperFlex, Patriots starter Mack Jones (ankle) may be out for a while so Brian Hoyer can play. This is not entirely happy news. However, the young Jet Zach Wilson, who debuted the season in week 4, is exciting. See if it’s available in your league. We have always believed that Lawrence and Wilson will play quickly, even in standard leagues. Lawrence proves it. Wilson is next.

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Trade for: If you’re losing patience with Brady and Wilson – and my hand is up here – then consider handing out what’s needed – whatever that means – to QBs from the top two levels. It’s hard to imagine what Jackson could be worth in your league as he breaks fantasy records. Good to see Burrow back in business.

Be careful: Yes, Brady’s position should improve once he gets his wide receivers back, but still, trading for him as a certain top-10 fantasy quarterback seems too risky right now. And Wilson, wow, that just looks awkward. Last week we warned that Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa could make it into the top 10 and then he showed his volatility against Buffalo. Carson Wentz of Washington has been fired as you read this.

On the way back

Rating changes: Not the best week for top runners, as several reserves were among the top PPR scorers in that position. Khalil Herbert of the Bears and Jamaal Williams of the Lions have shown high volume and moved up the rankings and we can no longer hold back the Giants’ Saquon Barkley from the top 5 and the Jaguars’ James Robinson and Falcons’ Cordarrell Patterson from the top 20 any longer. . Forget what you believed a month ago. Chase Edmonds of Miami and Ramondre Stevenson of the Patriots return to statistical significance. Darrell Henderson Jr of the Rams falls off him.

Trade for: Anyone? Who do you trust? We think Colts star Jonathan Taylor will be fine, and the Titans’ Derrick Henry had a good Sunday, even though the offenses around them remain in some state. The Chargers’ Austin Eckeler doesn’t have a rush. Christian McCaffrey of the Panthers lacks technique. What happened to the Bengals’ Joe Mixon, who is averaging 2.8 yards per rush this season? Maybe it’s time to add Samaje Perine, just in case. Trading Robinson and Patterson as if they continue to see sufficient volume may be a smart move at this stage.

Be careful: Each? Herbert ran great, but we don’t know yet if David Montgomery will miss time. We think Williams can’t stay on pace for more than one touch per game. McCaffrey deserves a weekly mention in this area, because while he makes and succeeds with fast attempts, only 10 catches in three games remains a major problem, and three games is unlikely to make someone suddenly resilient. Perhaps the Panthers are more concerned about his injuries than the fantasy managers.

wide receiver

Rating changes: None of the top 10 wideband receivers showed such a statistical level this weekend, but we are not worried. Wide receivers now boast the top four places overall. The players who moved up didn’t quite break into the top 20 (Marquise Brown of the Cardinals, Amari Cooper of the Browns, DeVonta Smith of the Eagles), but some noteworthy options that fell (DJ Moore of the Panthers, Brandin Cooks of the Texans) definitely didn’t make the top 20. look like WR2 variants more. A flurry of rookies round out the top 60, some names you know (DeVante Parker of the Patriots, Tyler Boyd of the Bengals) and some you don’t (Isaiah McKenzie of the Bills, Joshua Palmer of the Chargers).

Trade for: Well, we all love and admire Greg Dortch of the Cardinals, but trading for him seems aggressive. Stick with the top 20 options for now. Time to find Mike Evans and Chris Godwin of the Buccaneers. The Jets Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore will soon have Zach Wilson throwing them. Dionte Johnson of the Steelers should soon get heavily armed rookie Kenny Pickett.

Be careful: Michael Thomas (finger)’s latest injury may not be anything serious, but we have reason to be skeptical after missing so many games over the past few seasons. As far as Denver’s best receivers go, there’s something wrong with the offense. We thought Cortland Sutton and Jerry Judy would show up. Sutton looks good, not Judy. Moore and Cooks may just not be able to handle their crappy quarterback play.

tight end

Rating changes: Kyle Pitts, a Falcons sophomore, was big news here for lack of goals, but Sunday was the best day. 49ers star George Kittle made his debut, although statistically it was a quiet result. Tyler Conklin of the Jets still sees plenty of targets and is knocking on the door to turn on TE1. (Yeah, it’s not really that much!) It’s possible the Browns will keep David Njoka just as committed to moving forward. Don’t rush to add Colts’ Jelani Woods after he hit two touchdowns. This is his only catch this season.