Fantasy Basketball Week 13 Trade Value Charts
Into Week 13 of the regular season, the Trade Value Charts are returning to normal. The Charts were heavily influenced by the spread of the coronavirus which hit particularly hard in Week 11. This heavily influenced the values of players, perhaps more so than their efficiency and production on the floor over the last two weeks. Stephen Curry had a few quiet games as of late and is now ranked below Trae Young and Russel Westbrook. Guards Kevin Porter Jr. and Devonte’ Graham have also dipped significantly as a result of their lackadaisical shooting. However, both guards play so many minutes that their production, and not their efficiency, should intrigue fantasy owners in Week 13.
PG Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (30.84)
Steph’s value dropped by -1.6 points over the last week, inching him closer and closer to his season-low trade value of approximately 28 points. He currently ranks below Trae Young and Russell Westbrook. If there is any week to pursue Curry in fantasy basketball trades, it might be this week. Any time other guards have ranked ahead of Steph in the PG Trade Value Charts, fantasy owners should be aware. It is also important to recognize that Young (34.11) and Russell (33.62) have somewhat inflated trade values. Both Young and Westbrook are within a few trade value points of their season-high values.
PG Kevin Porter Jr., Houston Rockets (14.60)
Kevin Porter Jr.’s trade value decreased by -2.0 points over the last week. He hasn’t scored more than 11 points since Dec. 28 when he dropped 22 points (8-17 FG) against the Lakers. Though he is shooting very poorly from the field this season (35.7 FG%), he plays big minutes for the Houston Rockets, one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Rockets, therefore, don’t have much to play for any more this year, meaning that they don’t mind playing KPJ 30+ minutes per night even if he’s played horrifically over his last 10 games.
PG Devonte’ Graham, New Orleans Pelicans (15.74)
Graham’s value decreased by a significant -2.8 points. Although he is shooting 37.2% from the field this season and only producing 4.5 assists per game, the Pelicans do not have any plans of reducing Graham’s minutes. Graham has played at least 30 minutes over his last 10 consecutive games. He’s also scored at least 11 points in each of those contests besides a seven-point outing against the Warriors on Jan. 6. Since he’s lost so much value over the last week, yet produces strong numbers because of how much he’s on the floor for the Pelicans, fantasy owners could try to pick him up at a discounted rate in Week 13.
SF Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers (8.25)
Lance Stephenson has returned to the league with a boom. Though his trade value rose by a whopping +7.0 points over the last week, he remains undervalued in comparison to the players ranked well ahead of him in the Trade Value Charts. His production over his last three games in Indiana is the the type of stat lines you can get from a player at the same position with a trade value between 15.0 and 20.0 points.
C Thomas Bryant, Washington Wizards (6.33)
After a long recovery from what was a season-ending injury last season, Thomas Bryant is probable to make his season debut on Wednesday. Although Bryant hasn’t suited up for the Wizards in a while, his fantasy production for them in the past has been phenomenal. Once he starts playing big minutes, especially if he is healthy, Bryant’s value will easily rise to anywhere between 15.0 - 20.0 in the Trade Value Charts. Right now, since he has yet to play this season, Bryant’s value is ridiculously low. It will likely remain below 10 points over the next few days. By Week 14 or Week 15, Bryant will be a relevant big in the NBA. He is the ideal buy-low trade candidate at the center position.
PF/C Julius Randle, New York Knicks (28.03)
Julius Randle is still the King of New York, but man has his offense taken a hit this season. Though Randle is averaging a dominant 19-point and 10.1-rebound double-double this season, he is averaging 5.1 points less per game than last season (24.1 PPG). He’s shooting significantly worse from the field, dropping from 45.6% last season to 41.6% this season. He's shooting 31% from three-point range this season, 10 percentage points down from last year. His trade value is nearing its season low, making him undervalued relative to this season. However, Randle is in an offensive slump. He simply is shooting horrifically. He scored a bleak two points (1-7 FG) in 34 minutes Monday night against the Spurs. Yet on Jan. 4, he scored 30 points (12-20 FG) in 39 minutes against the Pacers. His offensive numbers are worse, but his big man numbers are the same. As a productive big man in the NBA, it doesn’t get much better than Randle despite his inconsistent offense this season. He is more than five whole trade value points below Domantas Sabonis (33.78) in the charts, whose value is inflated at its season-high.
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