Welcome to fantasy football auction season, 2021 edition. For many, auctions are the only way to “draft,” and whether you’re doing in-person bidding wars or online versions, it’s always a fun, fast, and frustrating night. Anyone who’s done even one auction knows dollar value projections are nice to have even though the final prices for many players will be noticeably different. If nothing else, an auction value cheat sheet can help shape your strategy by providing a general expectation of what to bid on players in the top tier and sleepers in the middle and lower tiers. 

Your auction might see Jonathan Taylor go for $55 instead of his projected $49 or Dak Prescott go for $15 instead of his projected $18, but either way, the final bids won’t be too far off from other second-tier players at their respective positions. FantasyPros has simply aggregated the experts’ consensus from the top fantasy sites to give you this guide. Use it at your own discretion, and be prepared for chaos when your real auction starts. 

Said “chaos” usually begins with a surprise bidding war between two or three owners locked in on the same “must-have sleeper” or top-tier stud. If someone came into your auction dead set on getting Derrick Henry, then his price could easily climb past Christian McCaffrey’s eventual cost. Often, you’ll see breakout picks like Javonte Williams or CeeDee Lamb far exceed their projections, and occasionally, even guys expected to go for just a couple bucks can approach or surpass double-digits.

As we mentioned, owners’ motivations have a lot to do with this, but perhaps even more consequential is when certain players are nominated. The beginning of auctions, when everyone is flush with cash, can resemble a bunch of spoiled rich kids in Vegas for the first time — reckless spending with no regard for the future. Every owner wants to make an early splash, and they have the budget to get any player they want. Sometimes, you’ll see more timid approaches, with disciplined owners waiting patiently for the perfect targets.

Regardless of how your auction begins, it will end the same — bidding wars between the two or three owners that still have money left, particularly for the last players of a certain tier, followed by a bunch of sad $1 nominations that no one bids up. 

To be fair, that’s a good metaphor for how many fantasy seasons go: Full of promise and activity early on; disappointment and disinterest late. Of course, there will be at least one owner in your auction who will get most of his or her targets, round out their position players without getting caught in bidding wars, and spend their last $2 on a D/ST and kicker — just how it’s supposed to be done. That won’t necessarily be the owner who wins your league, but that efficiency, discipline, and competency is what’s needed to take home a championship. 

We’ll be adjusting these dollar value projections until Week 1, so check back for updates!

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2021 Fantasy Auction Values: Dollar Projection Cheat Sheet

Dollar values courtesy of FantasyPros and based on 12-team leagues with $200 budgets.

Scoring based on standard, non-PPR formats.

All players not listed valued at $0.

Rank Player Dollar Value
1 Christian McCaffrey (CAR – RB) $71
2 Dalvin Cook (MIN – RB) $67
3 Derrick Henry (TEN – RB) $65
4 Alvin Kamara (NO – RB) $50
5 Saquon Barkley (NYG – RB) $49
6 Jonathan Taylor (IND – RB) $49
7 Nick Chubb (CLE – RB) $47
8 Aaron Jones (GB – RB) $45
9 Ezekiel Elliott (DAL – RB) $45
10 Tyreek Hill (KC – WR) $43
11 Joe Mixon (CIN – RB) $42
12 Davante Adams (GB – WR) $41
13 Najee Harris (PIT – RB) $40
14 Travis Kelce (KC – TE) $39
15 Antonio Gibson (WAS – RB) $38
16 Austin Ekeler (LAC – RB) $38
17 D’Andre Swift (DET – RB) $33
18 Stefon Diggs (BUF – WR) $33
19 Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC – RB) $32
20 Chris Carson (SEA – RB) $32
21 JK Dobbins (BAL – RB) $32
22 Calvin Ridley (ATL – WR) $32
23 Josh Jacobs (LV – RB) $31
24 David Montgomery (CHI – RB) $31
25 Miles Sanders (PHI – RB) $30
26 DeAndre Hopkins (ARI – WR) $29
27 George Kittle (SF – TE) $29
28 DK Metcalf (SEA – WR) $28
29 Josh Allen (BUF – QB) $27
30 Patrick Mahomes II (KC – QB) $27
31 Darrell Henderson (LAR – RB) $27
32 Justin Jefferson (MIN – WR) $27
33 A.J. Brown (TEN – WR) $27
34 Darren Waller (LV – TE) $27
35 Myles Gaskin (MIA – RB) $25
36 Mike Davis (ATL – RB) $23
37 Kyler Murray (ARI – QB) $22
38 Keenan Allen (LAC – WR) $21
39 Mike Evans (TB – WR) $21
40 Amari Cooper (DAL – WR) $21
41 Lamar Jackson (BAL – QB) $20
42 Chase Edmonds (ARI – RB) $20
43 Terry McLaurin (WAS – WR) $20
44 Allen Robinson II (CHI – WR) $20
45 Robert Woods (LAR – WR) $19
46 Mark Andrews (BAL – TE) $19
47 Dak Prescott (DAL – QB) $18
48 Adam Thielen (MIN – WR) $18
49 CeeDee Lamb (DAL – WR) $18
50 Kareem Hunt (CLE – RB) $17
51 Tyler Lockett (SEA – WR) $17
52 Justin Herbert (LAC – QB) $16
53 Russell Wilson (SEA – QB) $16
54 Aaron Rodgers (GB – QB) $16
55 D.J. Moore (CAR – WR) $16
56 Julio Jones (TEN – WR) $16
57 Cooper Kupp (LAR – WR) $16
58 Travis Etienne (JAC – RB) $15
59 Javonte Williams (DEN – RB) $15
60 Raheem Mostert (SF – RB) $15
61 Damien Harris (NE – RB) $15
62 Chris Godwin (TB – WR) $15
63 James Robinson (JAC – RB) $14
64 Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE – WR) $14
65 Tee Higgins (CIN – WR) $14
66 Courtland Sutton (DEN – WR) $14
67 Kyle Pitts (ATL – TE) $14
68 Tom Brady (TB – QB) $13
69 David Johnson (HOU – RB) $13
70 Kenny Golladay (NYG – WR) $13
71 Leonard Fournette (TB – RB) $12
72 Brandon Aiyuk (SF – WR) $12
73 Ja’Marr Chase (CIN – WR) $12
74 T.J. Hockenson (DET – TE) $12
75 Melvin Gordon III (DEN – RB) $11
76 Zack Moss (BUF – RB) $11
77 Chase Claypool (PIT – WR) $11
78 Ronald Jones II (TB – RB) $10
79 Diontae Johnson (PIT – WR) $10
80 DJ Chark (JAC – WR) $10
81 Jalen Hurts (PHI – QB) $9
82 Ryan Tannehill (TEN – QB) $9
83 Brandin Cooks (HOU – WR) $9
84 Deebo Samuel (SF – WR) $9
85 James Conner (ARI – RB) $8
86 Trey Sermon (SF – RB) $8
87 Gus Edwards (BAL – RB) $8
88 Kenyan Drake (LV – RB) $8
89 Robby Anderson (CAR – WR) $8
90 JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT – WR) $8
91 Jerry Jeudy (DEN – WR) $8
92 Latavius Murray (NO – RB) $7
93 Michael Carter (NYJ – RB) $7
94 Jamaal Williams (DET – RB) $7
95 AJ Dillon (GB – RB) $7
96 Michael Gallup (DAL – WR) $7
97 Tyler Boyd (CIN – WR) $7
98 Dallas Goedert (PHI – TE) $7
99 Devin Singletary (BUF – RB) $6
100 Tony Pollard (DAL – RB) $6
101 Tevin Coleman (NYJ – RB) $6
102 Marquise Brown (BAL – WR) $6
103 Curtis Samuel (WAS – WR) $6
104 Robert Tonyan (GB – TE) $6
105 J.D. McKissic (WAS – RB) $5
106 Nyheim Hines (IND – RB) $5
107 James White (NE – RB) $5
108 Laviska Shenault Jr. (JAC – WR) $5
109 Jarvis Landry (CLE – WR) $5
110 Michael Thomas (NO – WR) $5
111 DeVante Parker (MIA – WR) $5
112 Mike Williams (LAC – WR) $5
113 DeVonta Smith (PHI – WR) $5
114 T.Y. Hilton (IND – WR) $5
115 Tyler Higbee (LAR – TE) $5
116 Noah Fant (DEN – TE) $5
117 Joe Burrow (CIN – QB) $4
118 Matthew Stafford (LAR – QB) $4
119 Tarik Cohen (CHI – RB) $4
120 Alexander Mattison (MIN – RB) $4
121 Will Fuller V (MIA – WR) $4
122 Corey Davis (NYJ – WR) $4
123 Logan Thomas (WAS – TE) $4
124 Mike Gesicki (MIA – TE) $4
125 Rashaad Penny (SEA – RB) $3
126 Phillip Lindsay (HOU – RB) $3
127 Darrel Williams (KC – RB) $3
128 Marvin Jones Jr. (JAC – WR) $3
129 Irv Smith Jr. (MIN – TE) $3
130 Jared Cook (LAC – TE) $3
131 Rob Gronkowski (TB – TE) $3
132 Trevor Lawrence (JAC – QB) $2
133 Kirk Cousins (MIN – QB) $2
134 Matt Ryan (ATL – QB) $2
135 Sony Michel (NE – RB) $2
136 Ty Johnson (NYJ – RB) $2
137 Damien Williams (CHI – RB) $2
138 Mecole Hardman (KC – WR) $2
139 Antonio Brown (TB – WR) $2
140 Eric Ebron (PIT – TE) $2
141 Hunter Henry (NE – TE) $2
142 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB – DST) $2
143 Los Angeles Rams (LAR – DST) $2
144 Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT – DST) $2
145 Derek Carr (LV – QB) $1
146 Tua Tagovailoa (MIA – QB) $1
147 Baker Mayfield (CLE – QB) $1
148 Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF – RB)O $1
149 Giovani Bernard (TB – RB) $1
150 Malcolm Brown (MIA – RB) $1
151 Henry Ruggs III (LV – WR) $1
152 Jaylen Waddle (MIA – WR) $1
153 Darnell Mooney (CHI – WR) $1
154 Cole Beasley (BUF – WR) $1
155 Tyrell Williams (DET – WR) $1
156 Michael Pittman Jr. (IND – WR) $1
157 Jonnu Smith (NE – TE) $1
158 Blake Jarwin (DAL – TE) $1
159 Washington Football Team (WAS – DST) $1
160 Indianapolis Colts (IND – DST) $1
161 Philadelphia Eagles (PHI – DST) $1
162 Arizona Cardinals (ARI – DST) $1
163 New Orleans Saints (NO – DST) $1
164 Dallas Cowboys (DAL – DST) $1
165 Seattle Seahawks (SEA – DST) $1
166 New England Patriots (NE – DST) $1
167 San Francisco 49ers (SF – DST) $1
168 Harrison Butker (KC – K) $1
169 Justin Tucker (BAL – K) $1
170 Tyler Bass (BUF – K) $1
171 Greg Zuerlein (DAL – K) $1
172 Rodrigo Blankenship (IND – K) $1
173 Jason Myers (SEA – K) $1
174 Jason Sanders (MIA – K) $1
175 Younghoe Koo (ATL – K) $1
176 Mason Crosby (GB – K) $1
177 Robbie Gould (SF – K) $1
178 Ryan Succop (TB – K) $1
179 Wil Lutz (NO – K) $1

2021 Fantasy PPR Auction Values: Dollar Projection Cheat Sheet

Dollar values courtesy of FantasyPros and based on 12-team leagues with $200 budgets.

Scoring based on full-point PPR formats with four-point passing TDs.

All players not listed are valued at $0.

Rank Player Dollar Value
1 Christian McCaffrey (CAR – RB) $69
2 Dalvin Cook (MIN – RB) $58
3 Alvin Kamara (NO – RB) $51
4 Derrick Henry (TEN – RB) $47
5 Saquon Barkley (NYG – RB) $45
6 Davante Adams (GB – WR) $44
7 Tyreek Hill (KC – WR) $44
8 Austin Ekeler (LAC – RB) $43
9 Jonathan Taylor (IND – RB) $40
10 Ezekiel Elliott (DAL – RB) $40
11 Stefon Diggs (BUF – WR) $40
12 Aaron Jones (GB – RB) $39
13 DeAndre Hopkins (ARI – WR) $39
14 Travis Kelce (KC – TE) $39
15 Joe Mixon (CIN – RB) $37
16 Najee Harris (PIT – RB) $36
17 Calvin Ridley (ATL – WR) $36
18 Nick Chubb (CLE – RB) $34
19 D’Andre Swift (DET – RB) $33
20 Antonio Gibson (WAS – RB) $33
21 Keenan Allen (LAC – WR) $31
22 Josh Allen (BUF – QB) $30
23 Patrick Mahomes II (KC – QB) $30
24 Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC – RB) $30
25 Justin Jefferson (MIN – WR) $30
26 Darren Waller (LV – TE) $30
27 DK Metcalf (SEA – WR) $29
28 George Kittle (SF – TE) $29
29 A.J. Brown (TEN – WR) $28
30 Chris Carson (SEA – RB) $27
31 Miles Sanders (PHI – RB) $26
32 Allen Robinson II (CHI – WR) $26
33 Robert Woods (LAR – WR) $26
34 Kyler Murray (ARI – QB) $25
35 Amari Cooper (DAL – WR) $25
36 David Montgomery (CHI – RB) $24
37 JK Dobbins (BAL – RB) $24
38 Myles Gaskin (MIA – RB) $24
39 Terry McLaurin (WAS – WR) $24
40 Josh Jacobs (LV – RB) $23
41 Lamar Jackson (BAL – QB) $22
42 Mike Davis (ATL – RB) $22
43 Tyler Lockett (SEA – WR) $22
44 Cooper Kupp (LAR – WR) $22
45 Chase Edmonds (ARI – RB) $21
46 Mike Evans (TB – WR) $21
47 CeeDee Lamb (DAL – WR) $21
48 Dak Prescott (DAL – QB) $20
49 Darrell Henderson (LAR – RB) $20
50 Adam Thielen (MIN – WR) $20
51 D.J. Moore (CAR – WR) $19
52 Justin Herbert (LAC – QB) $18
53 Russell Wilson (SEA – QB) $18
54 Travis Etienne (JAC – RB) $18
55 Chris Godwin (TB – WR) $18
56 Diontae Johnson (PIT – WR) $18
57 Julio Jones (TEN – WR) $18
58 Aaron Rodgers (GB – QB) $17
59 Mark Andrews (BAL – TE) $17
60 Tee Higgins (CIN – WR) $16
61 Tom Brady (TB – QB) $15
62 Kareem Hunt (CLE – RB) $15
63 Courtland Sutton (DEN – WR) $15
64 JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT – WR) $14
65 Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE – WR) $14
66 Kenny Golladay (NYG – WR) $13
67 Ja’Marr Chase (CIN – WR) $13
68 Brandon Aiyuk (SF – WR) $13
69 T.J. Hockenson (DET – TE) $13
70 Kyle Pitts (ATL – TE) $13
71 David Johnson (HOU – RB) $12
72 DJ Chark (JAC – WR) $12
73 Robby Anderson (CAR – WR) $12
74 Jalen Hurts (PHI – QB) $11
75 James Robinson (JAC – RB) $11
76 Javonte Williams (DEN – RB) $11
77 Raheem Mostert (SF – RB) $11
78 Tyler Boyd (CIN – WR) $11
79 Chase Claypool (PIT – WR) $11
80 Brandin Cooks (HOU – WR) $11
81 Deebo Samuel (SF – WR) $11
82 Leonard Fournette (TB – RB) $10
83 Ryan Tannehill (TEN – QB) $9
84 Jerry Jeudy (DEN – WR) $9
85 Damien Harris (NE – RB) $8
86 Zack Moss (BUF – RB) $8
87 Kenyan Drake (LV – RB) $8
88 Michael Thomas (NO – WR) $8
89 Jarvis Landry (CLE – WR) $8
90 Dallas Goedert (PHI – TE) $8
91 J.D. McKissic (WAS – RB) $7
92 Melvin Gordon III (DEN – RB) $7
93 Tarik Cohen (CHI – RB) $7
94 Michael Gallup (DAL – WR) $7
95 Laviska Shenault Jr. (JAC – WR) $7
96 DeVante Parker (MIA – WR) $7
97 James White (NE – RB) $6
98 Ronald Jones II (TB – RB) $6
99 Nyheim Hines (IND – RB) $6
100 Jamaal Williams (DET – RB) $6
101 James Conner (ARI – RB) $6
102 Latavius Murray (NO – RB) $6
103 Trey Sermon (SF – RB) $6
104 Michael Carter (NYJ – RB) $6
105 Curtis Samuel (WAS – WR) $6
106 Marquise Brown (BAL – WR) $6
107 Will Fuller V (MIA – WR) $6
108 DeVonta Smith (PHI – WR) $6
109 Noah Fant (DEN – TE) $6
110 Logan Thomas (WAS – TE) $6
111 Joe Burrow (CIN – QB) $5
112 Devin Singletary (BUF – RB) $5
113 Tony Pollard (DAL – RB) $5
114 Gus Edwards (BAL – RB) $5
115 Corey Davis (NYJ – WR) $5
116 T.Y. Hilton (IND – WR) $5
117 Robert Tonyan (GB – TE) $5
118 Tyler Higbee (LAR – TE) $5
119 Matthew Stafford (LAR – QB) $4
120 AJ Dillon (GB – RB) $4
121 Tevin Coleman (NYJ – RB) $4
122 Mike Williams (LAC – WR) $4
123 Mike Gesicki (MIA – TE) $4
124 Alexander Mattison (MIN – RB) $3
125 Marvin Jones Jr. (JAC – WR) $3
126 Cole Beasley (BUF – WR) $3
127 Darnell Mooney (CHI – WR) $3
128 Antonio Brown (TB – WR) $3
129 Eric Ebron (PIT – TE) $3
130 Trevor Lawrence (JAC – QB) $2
131 Kirk Cousins (MIN – QB) $2
132 Matt Ryan (ATL – QB) $2
133 Phillip Lindsay (HOU – RB) $2
134 Giovani Bernard (TB – RB) $2
135 Darrel Williams (KC – RB) $2
136 Rashaad Penny (SEA – RB) $2
137 Russell Gage (ATL – WR) $2
138 Jaylen Waddle (MIA – WR) $2
139 Mecole Hardman (KC – WR) $2
140 Irv Smith Jr. (MIN – TE) $2
141 Evan Engram (NYG – TE) $2
142 Hunter Henry (NE – TE) $2
143 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TB – DST) $2
144 Los Angeles Rams (LAR – DST) $2
145 Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT – DST) $2
146 Derek Carr (LV – QB) $1
147 Tua Tagovailoa (MIA – QB) $1
148 Baker Mayfield (CLE – QB) $1
149 Ty Johnson (NYJ – RB) $1
150 Michael Pittman Jr. (IND – WR) $1
151 Tyrell Williams (DET – WR) $1
152 Emmanuel Sanders (BUF – WR) $1
153 Jalen Reagor (PHI – WR) $1
154 Henry Ruggs III (LV – WR) $1
155 Breshad Perriman (DET – WR) $1
156 Jared Cook (LAC – TE) $1
157 Jonnu Smith (NE – TE) $1
158 Blake Jarwin (DAL – TE) $1
159 Washington Football Team (WAS – DST) $1
160 Indianapolis Colts (IND – DST) $1
161 Philadelphia Eagles (PHI – DST) $1
162 Arizona Cardinals (ARI – DST) $1
163 New Orleans Saints (NO – DST) $1
164 Dallas Cowboys (DAL – DST) $1
165 Seattle Seahawks (SEA – DST) $1
166 New England Patriots (NE – DST) $1
167 San Francisco 49ers (SF – DST) $1
168 Harrison Butker (KC – K) $1
169 Justin Tucker (BAL – K) $1
170 Tyler Bass (BUF – K) $1
171 Greg Zuerlein (DAL – K) $1
172 Rodrigo Blankenship (IND – K) $1
173 Jason Myers (SEA – K) $1
174 Jason Sanders (MIA – K) $1
175 Younghoe Koo (ATL – K) $1
176 Mason Crosby (GB – K) $1
177 Robbie Gould (SF – K) $1
178 Ryan Succop (TB – K) $1
179 Wil Lutz (NO – K) $1





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