Fantasy basketball trade index: Will Barton's renewed fantasy value

Will Barton is filling up the box score while Michael Porter Jr. is sidelined. Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images

We really should not be so surprised that longtime Denver Nuggets SG/SF Will Barton is among the top 75 on the ESPN Player Rater and just outside the top 50 in points league scoring. After all, someone has to produce on the Nuggets after league MVP C Nikola Jokic, and it appears it will not be your bust of a fourth-round pick SF/PF Michael Porter Jr. His season might be over due to a back injury. PG/SG Jamal Murray (knee) might play later in the season, he might not. Someone has to help Jokic. Barton is doing just that.