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Average Auction Values

Summarizing average auction values for 2016

More and more fantasy football leagues are making the move to auction formats.  I have written extensively about auctions, and I cannot tell you how much fun they are, once you take the leap into the format.

I have been asked by many subscribers to go out and find some Average Auction Values (AAVs) for auction leagues, which are the equivalent of ADP for an auction league.  As many auction league players know, every auction is different and AAVs are just a guideline for relative value.  Some leagues love to bid up quarterbacks, while others deeply discount them - but the relative value for all of the quarterbacks remains the same.  That means QB5 will be about the fifth-most expensive quarterback, regardless of budget or league, give or take a spot or two.

The values below are based on a 12-team league with a $200 budget.  Any player not listed below is assumed to be worth no more than a few dollars ($1-5), including most defenses and all kickers.  A few defenses sometimes go for more than $1 (such as Carolina and Seattle), but as with most leagues, scoring differences for defenses vary widely and can impact the value of the top few options - but usually a team defense should not be more than $2-3 at most.  It should also be noted that the Draft Dominator produces auction values based on season-long results (which is why Tom Brady is just $1).

Without any further delay, here are the values, first listed by overall value, and then sorted by position.  I drew a line around $5-6, which results in a list of the Top 100+ players for your auction:

Table 1:  Average Auction Values for 2016

Pos Player Team MFL PPR Draft Dominator PPR CBS-PPR AAV PPR MFL-noPPR Draft Dominator-noPPR CBS-noPPR AAV noPPR
DEF Carolina Car/7   9.58   9.6   7.92   7.9
DEF Denver Den/11   10.34 4 7.2   8.54 4 6.3
DEF Seattle Sea/5   8.17 4 6.1   6.79 4 5.4
QB Cam Newton Car/7 29 51.11 22 34 36 41.45 22 33.2
QB Aaron Rodgers GB/4 27 41.85 24 31 31 33.97 24 29.7
QB Andrew Luck Ind/10 24 30.27 18 24.1 27 24.63 18 23.2
QB Drew Brees NO/5 16 35.02 14 21.7 17 28.46 14 19.8
QB Russell Wilson Sea/5 23 25.36 16 21.5 26 20.66 16 20.9
QB Jameis Winston TB/6 12 17.35   14.7 10 14.2   12.1
QB Blake Bortles Jac/5 14 8.69   11.3 17 7.21   12.1
QB Carson Palmer Ari/9 10 12.46 10 10.8   10.25 12 11.1
QB Ben Roethlisberger Pit/8 14 13.01 4 10.3 17 10.69 4 10.6
QB Eli Manning NYG/8 10 13.54 6 9.8 9 11.13 6 8.7
QB Marcus Mariota Ten/13 10 9.19   9.6 13 7.61   10.3
QB Derek Carr Oak/10 12 6.53   9.3 15 5.46   10.2
QB Philip Rivers SD/11 10 10.3 6 8.8 8 8.5 6 7.5
QB Kirk Cousins Was/9 8 7.54   7.8 7 6.28   6.6
QB Tom Brady NE/9 14 1 8 7.7 16 1 8 8.3
QB Tyrod Taylor Buf/10 7 8.15   7.6   6.77   6.8
QB Matthew Stafford Det/10 8 6.84   7.4 6 5.71   5.9
QB Andy Dalton Cin/9 7 7.19   7.1 8 6   7
RB Todd Gurley LA/8 39 61.22 50 50.1 48 53.4 58 53.1
RB David Johnson Ari/9 35 55.87 52 47.6 39 54.22 50 47.7
RB Ezekiel Elliott Dal/7 37 53.33 46 45.4 39 48.31 42 43.1
RB Lamar Miller Hou/9 30 50.42 48 42.8 33 49.43 46 42.8
RB Adrian Peterson Min/6 31 42.06 44 39 35 36.49 40 37.2
RB Jamaal Charles KC/5 24 46.18 38 36.1 29 43.99 36 36.3
RB Devonta Freeman Atl/11 27 42.75 30 33.3 32 44.98 24 33.7
RB Mark Ingram NO/5 21 44.21 32 32.4 22 42.79 30 31.6
RB LeVeon Bell Pit/8 35 25.84 36 32.3 39 26.17 34 33.1
RB Eddie Lacy GB/4 22 38.48 34 31.5 25 30.72 38 31.2
RB LeSean McCoy Buf/10 21 37.18 24 27.4 23 35.51 24 27.5
RB C.J. Anderson Den/11 17 36.02 22 25 19 32.87 22 24.6
RB Doug Martin TB/6 21 28.8 24 24.6 25 24.08 28 25.7
RB Carlos Hyde SF/8 17 27.45 16 20.2 20 24.91 18 21
RB Latavius Murray Oak/10 14 33.66 12 19.9 21 32.08 22 25
RB Matt Forte NYJ/11 16 32.64 10 19.5 19 33.73 10 20.9
RB Thomas Rawls Sea/5 17 26.52 14 19.2 22 22.37 16 20.1
RB DeMarco Murray Ten/13 14 20.2 12 15.4 18 17.69 12 15.9
RB Melvin Gordon SD/11 11 19.36 12 14.1 14 18.22 14 15.4
RB Jeremy Hill Cin/9 10 21.22 8 13.1 15 12.35 16 14.5
RB Giovani Bernard Cin/9 11 15.88 10 12.3 9 20.1 8 12.4
RB Danny Woodhead SD/11 9 9.8 18 12.3   16.06 6 11
RB Ryan Mathews Phi/4 9 19.79 8 12.3 9 17.07 8 11.4
RB Jonathan Stewart Car/7 9 20.69 6 11.9 12 14.56 8 11.5
RB Duke Johnson Cle/13 11 16.91 6 11.3 8 21.58 6 11.9
RB Jeremy Langford Chi/9 11 14.24 8 11.1 14 13.01 10 12.3
RB Ameer Abdullah Det/10 8 17.86 6 10.6 9 19.05 8 12
RB Frank Gore Ind/10 7 16.25 8 10.4 8 14.93 8 10.3
RB Matt Jones Was/9 9 11.72 6 8.9 10 8.15 6 8.1
RB T.J. Yeldon Jac/5 9 11.2 4 8.1 11 10.34 4 8.4
RB Rashad Jennings NYG/8   9.45 6 7.7 6 7.74 6 6.6
RB Arian Foster Mia/8 8 10.24 4 7.4 8 10.83 6 8.3
RB DeAngelo Williams Pit/8   10.81 4 7.4   8.75 4 6.4
RB Chris Ivory Jac/5   7.85 6 6.9 5 6.03 6 5.7
RB Charles Sims TB/6   7.15 6 6.6   11.5 4 7.8
RB Theo Riddick Det/10   6.56   6.6   12.71   12.7
TE Rob Gronkowski NE/9 34 29.53 40 34.5 36 31.31 40 35.8
TE Jordan Reed Was/9 18 9.76 20 15.9 18 12.38 20 16.8
TE Greg Olsen Car/7 15 7.43 16 12.8 15 8.6 16 13.2
TE Travis Kelce KC/5 13 13.79 8 11.6 13 16.62 8 12.5
TE Coby Fleener NO/5 10 8.31 14 10.8 8 9.95 14 10.7
TE Delanie Walker Ten/13 10 6.43 10 8.8 9 7.22 10 8.7
TE Tyler Eifert Cin/9 10 5.75   7.9 13 5.64   9.3
TE Gary Barnidge Cle/13 7 8.77 4 6.6 7 9.08 2 6
WR Antonio Brown Pit/8 46 48.08 66 53.4 50 58.3 66 58.1
WR Julio Jones Atl/11 43 45.28 64 50.8 43 53.9 62 53
WR Odell Beckham Jr NYG/8 44 42.77 62 49.6 46 48.34 64 52.8
WR A.J. Green Cin/9 37 35.87 52 41.6 36 40.26 52 42.8
WR DeAndre Hopkins Hou/9 38 34.78 46 39.6 40 42.02 46 42.7
WR Dez Bryant Dal/7 34 31.78 48 37.9 36 35.8 48 39.9
WR Allen Robinson Jac/5 33 30.04 38 33.7 32 33.64 38 34.5
WR Jordy Nelson GB/4 25 19.3 44 29.4 24 22.04 40 28.7
WR Mike Evans TB/6 30 22.76 32 28.3 29 22.37 36 29.1
WR Keenan Allen SD/11 29 16.02 36 27 23 24.85 28 25.3
WR Amari Cooper Oak/10 30 23.72 26 26.6 31 26.2 24 27.1
WR Alshon Jeffery Chi/9 27 24.24 26 25.7 25 28.61 24 25.9
WR Brandon Marshall NYJ/11 24 22.46 30 25.5 23 27.65 30 26.9
WR T.Y. Hilton Ind/10 23 29.57 22 24.9 21 33.21 22 25.4
WR Sammy Watkins Buf/10 25 24.9 22 24 26 26.81 22 24.9
WR Brandin Cooks NO/5 26 16.65 28 23.6 23 19.4 26 22.8
WR Demaryius Thomas Den/11 24 21.08 20 21.7 22 22.7 20 21.6
WR Jarvis Landry Mia/8 22 18.65 16 18.9 17 27.18 12 18.7
WR Randall Cobb GB/4 20 14.74 20 18.2 19 17.27 20 18.8
WR Jeremy Maclin KC/5 15 18 12 15 14 20.55 12 15.5
WR Julian Edelman NE/9 15 9.44 16 13.5 14 12.81 10 12.3
WR Donte Moncrief Ind/10 15 11.21 14 13.4 11 13.24 16 13.4
WR Kelvin Benjamin Car/7 19 6.03 14 13 22 6.11 18 15.4
WR Eric Decker NYJ/11 12 13.01 12 12.3 10 13.64 14 12.5
WR Golden Tate Det/10 16 10.46 10 12.2 14 11.69 10 11.9
WR Doug Baldwin Sea/5 14 9.87 10 11.3 14 11.1 12 12.4
WR Michael Floyd Ari/9 12 9.11 12 11 11 7.98 16 11.7
WR DeVante Parker Mia/8 13 8.16 10 10.4 9 8.97 10 9.3
WR Larry Fitzgerald Ari/9 11 11.55 8 10.2 11 16.55 10 12.5
WR Tyler Lockett Sea/5 12 7.52 10 9.8 9 7.83 12 9.6
WR John Brown Ari/9 10 7.2 12 9.7 8 6.52 14 9.5
WR Jordan Matthews Phi/4 13 10.18 4 9.1 9 11.93 4 8.3
WR Emmanuel Sanders Den/11 10 8.71 8 8.9 9 10.59 8 9.2
WR Kevin White Chi/9 13 7.34 6 8.8 11 9.3 6 8.8
WR Allen Hurns Jac/5 10 7.98 6 8 11 8.38 6 8.5
WR DeSean Jackson Was/9 7 9.26 6 7.4 6 8.72 6 6.9
WR Marvin Jones Det/10 9 4.41 8 7.1 7 5.52 8 6.8
WR Tavon Austin LA/8   7.08   7.1   6.76   6.8
WR Sterling Shepard NYG/8 10 5.06 6 7 7 5.24 8 6.7
WR Michael Crabtree Oak/10 9 7.77 4 6.9   9.14 4 6.6
WR Vincent Jackson TB/6   6.15   6.2   5.65   5.7

Table 2:  Average Auction Values Sorted by Position for 2016

Pos Player Team MFL PPR Draft Dominator PPR CBS-PPR AAV PPR MFL-noPPR Draft Dominator-noPPR CBS-noPPR AAV noPPR
WR Antonio Brown Pit/8 46 48.08 66 53.4 50 58.3 66 58.1
WR Julio Jones Atl/11 43 45.28 64 50.8 43 53.9 62 53
RB Todd Gurley LA/8 39 61.22 50 50.1 48 53.4 58 53.1
WR Odell Beckham Jr NYG/8 44 42.77 62 49.6 46 48.34 64 52.8
RB David Johnson Ari/9 35 55.87 52 47.6 39 54.22 50 47.7
RB Ezekiel Elliott Dal/7 37 53.33 46 45.4 39 48.31 42 43.1
RB Lamar Miller Hou/9 30 50.42 48 42.8 33 49.43 46 42.8
WR A.J. Green Cin/9 37 35.87 52 41.6 36 40.26 52 42.8
WR DeAndre Hopkins Hou/9 38 34.78 46 39.6 40 42.02 46 42.7
RB Adrian Peterson Min/6 31 42.06 44 39 35 36.49 40 37.2
WR Dez Bryant Dal/7 34 31.78 48 37.9 36 35.8 48 39.9
RB Jamaal Charles KC/5 24 46.18 38 36.1 29 43.99 36 36.3
TE Rob Gronkowski NE/9 34 29.53 40 34.5 36 31.31 40 35.8
QB Cam Newton Car/7 29 51.11 22 34 36 41.45 22 33.2
WR Allen Robinson Jac/5 33 30.04 38 33.7 32 33.64 38 34.5
RB Devonta Freeman Atl/11 27 42.75 30 33.3 32 44.98 24 33.7
RB Mark Ingram NO/5 21 44.21 32 32.4 22 42.79 30 31.6
RB LeVeon Bell Pit/8 35 25.84 36 32.3 39 26.17 34 33.1
RB Eddie Lacy GB/4 22 38.48 34 31.5 25 30.72 38 31.2
QB Aaron Rodgers GB/4 27 41.85 24 31 31 33.97 24 29.7
WR Jordy Nelson GB/4 25 19.3 44 29.4 24 22.04 40 28.7
WR Mike Evans TB/6 30 22.76 32 28.3 29 22.37 36 29.1
RB LeSean McCoy Buf/10 21 37.18 24 27.4 23 35.51 24 27.5
WR Keenan Allen SD/11 29 16.02 36 27 23 24.85 28 25.3
WR Amari Cooper Oak/10 30 23.72 26 26.6 31 26.2 24 27.1
WR Alshon Jeffery Chi/9 27 24.24 26 25.7 25 28.61 24 25.9
WR Brandon Marshall NYJ/11 24 22.46 30 25.5 23 27.65 30 26.9
RB C.J. Anderson Den/11 17 36.02 22 25 19 32.87 22 24.6
WR T.Y. Hilton Ind/10 23 29.57 22 24.9 21 33.21 22 25.4
RB Doug Martin TB/6 21 28.8 24 24.6 25 24.08 28 25.7
QB Andrew Luck Ind/10 24 30.27 18 24.1 27 24.63 18 23.2
WR Sammy Watkins Buf/10 25 24.9 22 24 26 26.81 22 24.9
WR Brandin Cooks NO/5 26 16.65 28 23.6 23 19.4 26 22.8
WR Demaryius Thomas Den/11 24 21.08 20 21.7 22 22.7 20 21.6
QB Drew Brees NO/5 16 35.02 14 21.7 17 28.46 14 19.8
QB Russell Wilson Sea/5 23 25.36 16 21.5 26 20.66 16 20.9
RB Carlos Hyde SF/8 17 27.45 16 20.2 20 24.91 18 21
RB Latavius Murray Oak/10 14 33.66 12 19.9 21 32.08 22 25
RB Matt Forte NYJ/11 16 32.64 10 19.5 19 33.73 10 20.9
RB Thomas Rawls Sea/5 17 26.52 14 19.2 22 22.37 16 20.1
WR Jarvis Landry Mia/8 22 18.65 16 18.9 17 27.18 12 18.7
WR Randall Cobb GB/4 20 14.74 20 18.2 19 17.27 20 18.8
TE Jordan Reed Was/9 18 9.76 20 15.9 18 12.38 20 16.8
RB DeMarco Murray Ten/13 14 20.2 12 15.4 18 17.69 12 15.9
WR Jeremy Maclin KC/5 15 18 12 15 14 20.55 12 15.5
QB Jameis Winston TB/6 12 17.35   14.7 10 14.2   12.1
RB Melvin Gordon SD/11 11 19.36 12 14.1 14 18.22 14 15.4
WR Julian Edelman NE/9 15 9.44 16 13.5 14 12.81 10 12.3
WR Donte Moncrief Ind/10 15 11.21 14 13.4 11 13.24 16 13.4
RB Jeremy Hill Cin/9 10 21.22 8 13.1 15 12.35 16 14.5
WR Kelvin Benjamin Car/7 19 6.03 14 13 22 6.11 18 15.4
TE Greg Olsen Car/7 15 7.43 16 12.8 15 8.6 16 13.2
WR Eric Decker NYJ/11 12 13.01 12 12.3 10 13.64 14 12.5
RB Giovani Bernard Cin/9 11 15.88 10 12.3 9 20.1 8 12.4
RB Danny Woodhead SD/11 9 9.8 18 12.3   16.06 6 11
RB Ryan Mathews Phi/4 9 19.79 8 12.3 9 17.07 8 11.4
WR Golden Tate Det/10 16 10.46 10 12.2 14 11.69 10 11.9
RB Jonathan Stewart Car/7 9 20.69 6 11.9 12 14.56 8 11.5
TE Travis Kelce KC/5 13 13.79 8 11.6 13 16.62 8 12.5
QB Blake Bortles Jac/5 14 8.69   11.3 17 7.21   12.1
RB Duke Johnson Cle/13 11 16.91 6 11.3 8 21.58 6 11.9
WR Doug Baldwin Sea/5 14 9.87 10 11.3 14 11.1 12 12.4
RB Jeremy Langford Chi/9 11 14.24 8 11.1 14 13.01 10 12.3
WR Michael Floyd Ari/9 12 9.11 12 11 11 7.98 16 11.7
QB Carson Palmer Ari/9 10 12.46 10 10.8   10.25 12 11.1
TE Coby Fleener NO/5 10 8.31 14 10.8 8 9.95 14 10.7
RB Ameer Abdullah Det/10 8 17.86 6 10.6 9 19.05 8 12
RB Frank Gore Ind/10 7 16.25 8 10.4 8 14.93 8 10.3
WR DeVante Parker Mia/8 13 8.16 10 10.4 9 8.97 10 9.3
QB Ben Roethlisberger Pit/8 14 13.01 4 10.3 17 10.69 4 10.6
WR Larry Fitzgerald Ari/9 11 11.55 8 10.2 11 16.55 10 12.5
QB Eli Manning NYG/8 10 13.54 6 9.8 9 11.13 6 8.7
WR Tyler Lockett Sea/5 12 7.52 10 9.8 9 7.83 12 9.6
WR John Brown Ari/9 10 7.2 12 9.7 8 6.52 14 9.5
QB Marcus Mariota Ten/13 10 9.19   9.6 13 7.61   10.3
DEF Carolina Car/7   9.58   9.6   7.92   7.9
QB Derek Carr Oak/10 12 6.53   9.3 15 5.46   10.2
WR Jordan Matthews Phi/4 13 10.18 4 9.1 9 11.93 4 8.3
RB Matt Jones Was/9 9 11.72 6 8.9 10 8.15 6 8.1
WR Emmanuel Sanders Den/11 10 8.71 8 8.9 9 10.59 8 9.2
TE Delanie Walker Ten/13 10 6.43 10 8.8 9 7.22 10 8.7
WR Kevin White Chi/9 13 7.34 6 8.8 11 9.3 6 8.8
QB Philip Rivers SD/11 10 10.3 6 8.8 8 8.5 6 7.5
RB T.J. Yeldon Jac/5 9 11.2 4 8.1 11 10.34 4 8.4
WR Allen Hurns Jac/5 10 7.98 6 8 11 8.38 6 8.5
TE Tyler Eifert Cin/9 10 5.75   7.9 13 5.64   9.3
QB Kirk Cousins Was/9 8 7.54   7.8 7 6.28   6.6
RB Rashad Jennings NYG/8   9.45 6 7.7 6 7.74 6 6.6
QB Tom Brady NE/9 14 1 8 7.7 16 1 8 8.3
QB Tyrod Taylor Buf/10 7 8.15   7.6   6.77   6.8
QB Matthew Stafford Det/10 8 6.84   7.4 6 5.71   5.9
WR DeSean Jackson Was/9 7 9.26 6 7.4 6 8.72 6 6.9
RB Arian Foster Mia/8 8 10.24 4 7.4 8 10.83 6 8.3
RB DeAngelo Williams Pit/8   10.81 4 7.4   8.75 4 6.4
DEF Denver Den/11   10.34 4 7.2   8.54 4 6.3
WR Marvin Jones Det/10 9 4.41 8 7.1 7 5.52 8 6.8
QB Andy Dalton Cin/9 7 7.19   7.1 8 6   7
WR Tavon Austin LA/8   7.08   7.1   6.76   6.8
WR Sterling Shepard NYG/8 10 5.06 6 7 7 5.24 8 6.7
RB Chris Ivory Jac/5   7.85 6 6.9 5 6.03 6 5.7
WR Michael Crabtree Oak/10 9 7.77 4 6.9   9.14 4 6.6
TE Gary Barnidge Cle/13 7 8.77 4 6.6 7 9.08 2 6
RB Charles Sims TB/6   7.15 6 6.6   11.5 4 7.8
RB Theo Riddick Det/10   6.56   6.6   12.71   12.7
WR Vincent Jackson TB/6   6.15   6.2   5.65   5.7
DEF Seattle Sea/5   8.17 4 6.1   6.79 4 5.4

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