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2021 Fantasy Football Salary Cap Values

Making the switch to a salary cap draft may seem overwhelming.  However, it is the best change your fantasy football league can make to have a more interactive draft.  If you’re unfamiliar with how a fantasy football salary cap draft works, dive into this laid-out overview by Fantrax’s own, Jordan Daniel.  Once you’ve made the switch, it’s time to start changing your mindset regarding how to construct your roster.

In a salary cap format, you will have the opportunity to add any player you want to your roster.  Once you start spending, though, budgeting and strategy become exceedingly important.  Rostering your favorite studs comes at a cost.  Below is a list of rankings and salary cap values for players by position.

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Positional Rankings and Values for 2021 Salary Cap Fantasy Football Drafts

A Few Key Points To Remember

The evaluations below will vary from other platforms and likely even your own league.  These salary cap values are meant to be a starting point.  They are based on a 10-team, point-per-reception league, with a $200 budget.  The market for each position will naturally shift as supply dwindles and demand increases during the salary cap draft.

Keep in mind that in a salary cap league, you have every opportunity to add “your guy” to your roster.  Even if it requires a little bit more than the value below, leaving the draft with a roster you’re excited about is of utmost importance.  Be prepared to get in a few bidding wars.  Just make sure you come out on top for players that you believe are a priority to your success for the 2021 fantasy football season.

If you don’t see a player on the below lists, that doesn’t mean they can’t be rostered.  They just didn’t make the short list of players that should probably go before them.  Any player not listed is likely a $1 nomination to roster in any salary cap league.

Please don’t use more than $1 on a kicker or defense in a salary cap draft.  Every dollar counts.  Missing out on a quality flex player because you offered a few extra bucks for the Buccaneers defense a few picks before isn’t worth the trouble.

Lastly, keep track of your budget.  It’s okay to be active and build your roster early on in a salary cap draft.  Just don’t get caught trying to offer up money you don’t have later on.  Balancing your hypothetical checkbook is key so you know where you stand when your top targets are nominated.


1Patrick Mahomes II, KC$30
2Josh Allen, BUF$27
3Kyler Murray, ARI$22
4Dak Prescott, DAL$20
5Lamar Jackson, BAL$19
6Russell Wilson, SEA $15
7Justin Herbert, LAC$13
8Aaron Rodgers, GB$11
9Tom Brady, TB$11
10Jalen Hurts, PHI$7
11Ryan Tannehill, TEN$7
12Matthew Stafford, LAR$4
13Joe Burrow, CIN $2
14Kirk Cousins, MIN$1
15Justin Fields, CHI$1
16Matt Ryan, ATL$1
17Trevor Lawrence, JAC$0
18Trey Lance, SF$0
19Tua Tagovailoa, MIA$0
20Ben Roethlisberger, PIT$0

Running Back

1Christian McCaffrey, CAR$70
2Dalvin Cook, MIN$65
3Ezekiel Elliott, DAL$63
4Derrick Henry, TEN$50
5Aaron Jones, GB $46
6Saquon Barkley, NYG$43
7Alvin Kamara, NO$43
8Jonathan Taylor, IND$42
9Austin Ekeler, LAC $40
10Nick Chubb, CLE$39
11Najee Harris, PIT$36
12Antonio Gibson, WAS$35
13Joe Mixon, CIN$31
14D'Andre Swift, DET$27
15David Montgomery, CHI$27
16C. Edwards-Helaire, KC$27
17Miles Sanders, PHI$25
18Chris Carson, SEA$25
19James Robinson, JAC$23
20J.K. Dobbins, BAL$23
21Josh Jacobs, LV$22
22Mike Davis, ATL$19
23Kareem Hunt, CLE$17
24Chase Edmonds, ARI$16
25Myles Gaskin, MIA$14
26Damien Harris, NE$12
27Darrell Henderson, LAR$12
28Zach Moss, BUF$10
29Raheem Mostert, SF$10
30Javonte Williams, DEN$8
31Melvin Gordon III, DEN$7
32Leonard Fournette, TB$7
33Ronald Jones II, TB$6
34James Conner, ARI$6
35Kenyan Drake, LV$6
36AJ Dillon, GB$5
37Sony Michel, LAR$5
38Trey Sermon, SF$4
39Jamaal Williams, DET$4
40Devin Singletary, BUF$3
41Nyheim Hines, IND $2
42David Johnson, HOU$2
43James White, NE$2
44Tony Pollard, DAL$2
45Michael Carter, NYJ$2
46Gus Edwards, BAL$1
47Latavius Murray, NO$1
48J.D. McKissic, WAS$1
49Phillip Lindsay, HOU$1
50Giovani Bernard, TB$1
51Tevin Coleman, NYJ$0
52Alexander Mattison, MIN$0
53Tarik Cohen, CHI$0
54Darrel Williams, KC$0
55Rashaad Penny, SEA$0

Wide Receiver

1Davante Adams, GB$55
2Tyreek Hill, KC$53
3Stefon Diggs, BUF$50
4Calvin Ridley, ATL$49
5DeAndre Hopkins, ARI$48
6Keenan Allen, LAC$43
7Justin Jefferson, MIN$42
8D.K. Metcalf, SEA$42
9A.J. Brown, TEN$39
10Allen Robinson II, CHI$35
11Terry McLaurin, WAS$32
12CeeDee Lamb, DAL$29
13Amari Cooper, DAL$25
14Mike Evans, TB$25
15Cooper Kupp, LAR$21
16Robert Woods, LAR$21
17Tyler Lockett, SEA$18
18Chris Godwin, TB$18
19D.J. Moore, CAR$16
20Adam Thielen, MIN$16
21Julio Jones, TEN$15
22Diontae Johnson, PIT$15
23Tee Higgins, CIN$13
24Courtland Sutton, DEN$10
25JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT$10
26Brandon Aiyuk, SF$10
27Ja'Marr Chase, CIN$10
28Odell Beckham Jr., CLE$9
29Kenny Golladay, NYG$9
30Robby Anderson, CAR$9
31Tyler Boyd, CIN$9
32Brandin Cooks, HOU$8
33Chase Claypool, PIT$8
34D.J. Chark Jr., JAC$7
35Deebo Samuel, SF$7
36Jerry Jeudy, DEN$6
37Jarvis Landry, CLE$5
38Laviska Shenault Jr., JAC$5
39Michael Gallup, DAL$5
40Michael Thomas, NO$4
41DeVante Parker, MIA$4
42DeVonta Smith, PHI$3
43Marquise Brown, BAL$3
44Corey Davis, NYJ$3
45Curtis Samuel, WAS$2
46Mike Williams, LAC$2
47Will Fuller V, MIA$2
48Marvin Jones Jr., JAC$2
49T.Y. Hilton, IND$1
50Darnell Mooney, CHI$1
51Jaylen Waddle, MIA$1
52Antonio Brown, TB$0
53Mecole Hardman, KC$0
54Cole Beasley, BUF$0
55Michael Pittman Jr., IND$0
56Russell Gage, ATL$0
57Emmanuel Sanders, BUF$0
58Breshad Perriman, DET$0
59Tyrell Williams, DET$0
60Henry Ruggs III, LV$0
61Jalen Reagor, PHI$0
62Nelson Agholor, NE$0
63Marquez Callaway, NO$0
64Elijah Moore, NYJ$0
65Rondale Moore, ARI$0
66A.J. Green, ARI$0
67Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR$0
68Gabriel Davis, BUF$0
69Randall Cobb, GB$0
70Jakobi Meyers, NE $0
71Jamison Crowder, NYJ$0
72Sterling Shepard, NYG$0
73Parris Campbell, IND$0
74Bryan Edwards, LV$0
75Tre'Quan Smith, NO$0

Tight End

1Travis Kelce, KC$41
2Darren Waller, LV$25
3George Kittle, SF$25
4T.J. Hockenson, DET$16
5Mark Andrews, BAL$15
6Kyle Pitts, ATL$14
7Logan Thomas, WAS$9
8Dallas Goedert, PHI$6
9Noah Fant, DEN$5
10Robert Tonyan, GB$5
11Mike Gesicki, MIA$4
12Jonnu Smith, NE$2
13Irv Smith Jr., MIN$2
14Hunter Henry, NE$2
15Tyler Higbee, LAR$1
16Austin Hooper, CLE$1
17Cole Kmet, CHI$0
18Evan Engram, NYG$0
19Blake Jarwin, DAL$0
20Eric Ebron, PIT$0
21Adam Trautman, NO$0
22Jared Cook, LAC$0
23Rob Gronkowski, TB$0
24Anthony Firkser, TEN$0
25Zach Ertz, PHI$0


1Harrison Butker, KC$1
2Justin Tucker, BAL$1
3Younghoe Koo, ATL$1
4Jason Myers, SEA$1
5Jason Sanders, MIA$1
6Tyler Bass, BUF$1
7Matt Gay, LAR$1
8Greg Zuerlein, DAL$1
9Rodrigo Blankenship, IND$1
10Mason Crosby, GB$1
11Robbie Gould, SF$0
12Matt Prater, ARI$0


1Tampa Bay Buccaneers$2
2Pittsburgh Steelers$2
3Wash. Football Team$2
4Baltimore Ravens$1
5Los Angeles Rams$1
6Buffalo Bills$1
7Denver Broncos$1
8New England Patriots$1
9Indianapolis Colts$1
10Cleveland Browns$1
11Arizona Cardinals$0
12New Orleans Saints$0

For more Rankings and Analysis please check out our full 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.

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  1. Patrick says

    When will the 2022 salaries be available??

    1. Colin McTamany says

      Once the NFL Draft is behind us, and we see where remaining free agents settle in at, salary prices/rankings will be available!

  2. Gerrnero Trussell says

    Trying to join a fantasy football league

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