In snake drafts, we always advise fantasy football owners to wait until the last round to take their kicker. If you don’t, you open yourself up to endless ridicule. In auction leagues, paying more than a dollar for your kicker is in many ways worse, even if you have more than a dollar left and no other roster spots to fill. How many players did you miss out on because you refused to bid just one dollar more, only to find yourself paying $3 for Justin Tucker at the end of the night? Every dollar matters in auction leagues, which is why you won’t find any kickers valued at more than $1 in FantasyPros’ 2021 expert projections.
You’ll notice that just 12 kickers are listed below. All the rest are valued at $0, but that doesn’t mean you should definitely try to get, say, Ryan Succop over Joey Slye or Robbie Gould over Daniel Carlson. These types of kickers are roughly the same, so don’t be afraid to go “off the board” in your auction for a kicker. Again, as long as you’re not paying more than $1, you can pretty much target whoever you’d like and be fine. (See our snake draft kicker rankings for a complete breakdown of the position.)
If you can’t trust yourself to be disciplined and want to ensure you bid no more than $1 for a kicker, then nominate one early and get it out of the way. You’re more likely to get the kicker you want that way, too. Of course, the rest of your league will hate you for nominating a kicker early and ruining the momentum of the auction, so that’s not really recommended either.
The real lesson here? Just get rid of kickers altogether and save yourself the hassle.
But, until that becomes reality in fantasy leagues, we’ll continue to provide projected dollar values for kickers. Use them wisely.
We’ll update these kicker auction values until Week 1, so check back for updates.
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DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2021 Cheat Sheet
2021 Fantasy Auction Values: Kicker
Dollar values courtesy of FantasyPros and based on 12-team leagues with $200 budgets.
Scoring based on Yahoo default settings.
All kickers not listed valued at $0
|1||Harrison Butker, KC||$1|
|2||Justin Tucker, BAL||$1|
|3||Tyler Bass, BUF||$1|
|4||Greg Zuerlein, DAL||$1|
|5||Rodrigo Blankenship, IND||$1|
|6||Jason Myers, SEA||$1|
|7||Jason Sanders, MIA||$1|
|8||Younghoe Koo, ATL||$1|
|9||Mason Crosby, GB||$1|
|10||Robbie Gould, SF||$1|
|11||Ryan Succop, TB||$1|
|12||Wil Lutz, NO||$1|
For a full list of fantasy kicker rankings, click here.