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. 

2021 PPR FANTASY RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200

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.

2021 STANDARD FANTASY RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker | Top 200

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.

2021 FANTASY AUCTION VALUES (Standard & PPR):
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

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. 

2021 FANTASY SLEEPERS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Each team

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.

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

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