I'll echo what jdhowlett said. As long as the teams involved are trying to improve their teams, the evenness of the trade doesn't matter.
But if you insist on getting into the trades themselves:
hawkdogger wrote:Trade 1:
Adrian Peterson and Latavius Murray for Ezekiel Elliot and Philly Defense.
Yahoo says its plus 93.5 points for the side getting Zeke and negative 46.93 points for side giving Zeke.
The defense doesn't really matter here, so ultimately this is a trade of a RB expected to be a stud, who has been a disappointment to the tune of being "only" a top 10 RB (Zeke) for a surprising top 10 RB (AP) and a veteran backup that has been playable (Murray).
The better team appears to be selling AP high and buying Zeke low. That's OK! He's gambling that Zeke goes back to his pre-2018 self and becomes a star again, and he's also betting AP falls off a bit in the second half. In addition, he's giving another player with some immediate value, if the lesser team needs to win now.
Also, did this happen before last week's games, when Zeke was on bye, or just this week?
Overall, I wouldn't bat an eye at this trade. It's one surprisingly good player plus depth being traded for one disappointing one.
hawkdogger wrote:Trade 1:Trade 2:
Goff, Hunt and Ridley for Newton, Kupp and Kamara.
Yahoo says the side trading away Kamara is negative 89.34 points and the side getting Kamara is plus 92.2 points.
Lately, Hunt has been on quite a tear, while Kamara's workload has decreased a little with Ingram's return. I like Kamara better, but it's not a big gap.
Newton is probably better than Goff over the season, but it could also be a sell-high situation. Newton is notoriously variable, too; maybe the guy trading him away didn't want to deal with the ups and downs.
Kupp's been good, but it coming off a knee injury and there are questions about how effective he'll be. Ridley doesn't appear to have been hurt badly by his injury a few weeks ago, and seems roughly equivalent to Kupp in general.
On this one, I'd definitely rather be getting the Kamara/Newton/Kupp side, but it's not hard to imagine how someone would value the other side more.