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NFL Dynasty Trade Calculator 2021: Who is the most valuable asset heading into next season?

How does our fantasy football trade calculator value the NFL players on your dynasty roster as we head into the 2021 offseason?

NFL Dynasty Trade Calculator 2021: Who is the most valuable asset heading into next season?
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - DECEMBER 20: Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings makes a reception along the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

When it comes to dynasty football leagues, trading is a vital element. Valuing those trades can be a tricky process, which has led to the rise of NFL dynasty fantasy football trade calculators in recent years.

However, dynasty trade calculators can leave you stuck using a set value for your NFL players. In contrast, our fantasy football trade calculator chart below will allow you to see how we value players comparatively but also allow you to adjust the values to match your personal rankings of players.

How to use our NFL dynasty trade calculator values

In this article, a value will be assigned to every player. When you are considering proposing or accepting a trade, you can use this chart to get a total value for each side of the trade. For example, if you are offered a simple trade of Christian McCaffrey for Patrick Mahomes, our trade calculator will tell you that the McCaffrey side comes at a better value.

However, our trade calculator will not take into account the needs of your individual roster. These values are produced in a vacuum, based solely on our valuation of these players for dynasty leagues.

What value do we assign to rookie selections?

The top six selections in a standard format have a sliding scale on our trade calculator, with a rating between 65 and 40. However, in Superflex leagues, the scale begins at 75, sliding down to 40 by the sixth selection. The remainder of the first-round picks have a value of around 30.

Meanwhile, a second-round pick is worth around 20, sliding to 15 at the back end of the second round. The third round sits around 10, sliding to five at the back end of the round.

NFL Dynasty Trade Calculator: Quarterback values

Where do the NFL quarterbacks rank in terms of trade value, both in standard and Superflex formats? The standard ranking is next to the player’s name, with their Superflex value in brackets.

Top 5 quarterbacks according to our NFL trade calculator

1) Patrick Mahomes 70 (98)
2) Kyler Murray 65 (96)
3) Josh Allen 63 (95)
4) Deshaun Watson 60 (93)
5) Dak Prescott 56 (91)

A clear top six has formed at the top of our trade calculator. Lamar Jackson just misses out here as the sixth name, but all six carry a comparable value. In truth, separating them is really splitting hairs. For instance, in a trade involving two of the top six, they should mostly be considered of equal value to some extent.

Where do the rest of the quarterbacks rank in our trade calculator?

6) Lamar Jackson 55 (90)
7) Justin Herbert 40 (83)
8) Joe Burrow 39 (82)
9) Russell Wilson 38 (81)
10) Aaron Rodgers 37 (80)
11) Ryan Tannehill 30 (68)
12) Baker Mayfield 28 (65)
13) Matthew Stafford 26 (62)
14) Kirk Cousins 25 (60)
15) Tua Tagovailoa 24 (58)

After Jackson, there is a small decline in values to the next tier of players in our trade calculator. Those four players remaining in the top 10 have similar prestige in terms of their trade capital.

Related | Dynasty Quarterback Rankings: Top assets heading into 2021

After Rodgers, however, there is a gradual drop off from Tannehill through to Tua. In Superflex, the difference between Rodgers and Tannehill is more prominent than in a standard format where only 12-16 QBs are started each week.

Remaining values: Jalen Hurts 23 (55), Matt Ryan 20 (55), Jared Goff 18 (48), Carson Wentz 15 (45), Daniel Jones 14 (40), Tom Brady 13 (35), Teddy Bridgewater 12 (36), Derek Carr 12 (33), Taysom Hill 11 (32), Jimmy Garoppolo 10 (31), Sam Darnold 10 (30), Drew Lock 10 (29), Ben Roethlisberger 8 (27), Mitchell Trubisky 6 (24), Jameis Winston 6 (24) Jacob Eason 5 (22), Jordan Love 4 (20), Ryan Fitzpatrick 3 (17), Andy Dalton 2 (14), Marcus Mariota 2 (14), Phillip Walker 2 (14).

What value does each running back have in our trade calculator?

Top 5 running backs according to our fantasy football trade calculator

1) Christian McCaffrey 100
2) Saquon Barkley 98
3) Dalvin Cook 97
4) Jonathan Taylor 95
5) Alvin Kamara 92

Of the group, Taylor could very well be considered the most valuable option given the finish to his rookie season. Despite their injury concerns, McCaffrey, Barkley, and Cook remain the most valuable options at the position. Kamara is an extremely valuable option, especially in PPR formats, where he has added around 90 receptions a season in his career.

At the RB position, there is a clear top seven that is separated out. Another player that could join that tier is Aaron Jones, but it will depend on his landing spot.

Where do the rest of the running backs rank in our fantasy football trade calculator?

6) Derrick Henry 92
7) Nick Chubb 88
8) Aaron Jones 80
9) J.K. Dobbins 79
10) Ezekiel Elliott 78
11) D’Andre Swift 78
12) Cam Akers 75
13) Miles Sanders 74
14) Josh Jacobs 74
15) Austin Ekeler 71

The RB position is always seemingly loaded at the top end. The infusion of several talented rookie backs last season has boosted the pool. Our trade calculator values these young backs highly. In particular, it’s because of their potential to be big pieces in franchises over the coming seasons.

Just missing out on the top 15 in terms of value are Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Antonio Gibson, and James Robinson, who are all part of that talented group of rookies from the 2020 season.

Remaining values: Clyde Edwards-Helaire 70, Joe Mixon 69, Antonio Gibson 68, James Robinson 66, David Montgomery 65, Kareem Hunt 60, Chris Carson 58, Ronald Jones II 53, Kenyan Drake 45, Melvin Gordon III 45, A.J. Dillon 40, Raheem Mostert 38, Damien Harris 35, David Johnson 34, James Conner 30.

Related | Dynasty Running Back Rankings: Top assets heading into 2021

Additional RBs

Leonard Fournette 29, Chase Edmonds 26, Myles Gaskin 25, Zack Moss 25, Devin Singletary 24, Nyheim Hines 21, Tarik Cohen 20, Tony Pollard 20, Todd Gurley II 18, Gus Edwards 18, J.D. McKissic 15, Sony Michel 15, Darrell Henderson 15, Jamaal Williams 14, Benny Snell 14, Phillip Lindsay 14, Wayne Gallman 14, Alexander Mattison 13, Kerryon Johnson 12, Rashaad Penny 12, Ke’Shawn Vaughn 12, La’Mical Perine 12, Mike Davis 11, Marlon Mack 11.

(RB continued) Latavius Murray 10, Salvon Ahmed 10, Jeff Wilson 10, Darrynton Evans 8, Le’Veon Bell 8, Lynn Bowden 8, Joshua Kelley 7, Ito Smith 7, Kalen Ballage 7, JaMycal Hasty 6, Damien Williams 6, DeeJay Dallas 6, Duke Johnson Jr. 5, Giovani Bernard 5, Anthony McFarland 5.

What value does each wide receiver carry heading into 2021?

Top 5 wide receivers according to our NFL dynasty trade calculator

1) Davante Adams 94
2) Tyreek Hill 93
3) D.K. Metcalf 90
4) A.J. Brown 90
5) DeAndre Hopkins 88

In like fashion, an unsurprising five names top the values for our 2021 fantasy football trade calculator. Despite a mixed second half to the season, Hopkins remains the fifth option, just narrowly ahead of Justin Jefferson. In truth, nine names could have featured in this top five. We could see those spots fluctuate throughout the offseason as a result of teams upgrading around their top receiving options.

How do the next 10 wide receivers rank in our fantasy football trade calculator?

6) Justin Jefferson 86
7) Michael Thomas 85
8) Stefon Diggs 85
9) Calvin Ridley 84
10) Terry McLaurin 73
11) Chris Godwin 72
12) Allen Robinson 70
13) Keenan Allen 69
14) Tee Higgins 69
15) D.J. Moore 69

However, after the top nine, there is a small drop off in the trade calculator value at WR. This is largely due to consistency, both of the players and the quarterbacks throwing them the ball. Additionally, the uncertainty of the situations surrounding the likes of Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson in free agency slightly decreases their values at this stage. Tee Higgins is a fast-rising prospect whose value could increase this offseason if the Bengals address their offensive line.

Where do the rest of the NFL wide receivers rank in our dynasty trade calculator?

CeeDee Lamb, Mike Evans, and Kenny Golladay just missed our top 15 with scores of 68. Diontae Johnson and Courtland Sutton are right behind them at 67 to round out the top 20 of our dynasty wide receivers.

Remaining values: Cooper Kupp 65, Julio Jones 64, Robert Woods 63, Brandon Aiyuk 59, JuJu Smith-Schuster 59, Jerry Jeudy 58, D.J. Chark Jr. 58, Tyler Boyd 52, Odell Beckham Jr. 50.

(WR continued) Chase Claypool 48, Tyler Lockett 46, Adam Thielen 45, Will Fuller V 40, Deebo Samuel 39, Marquise Brown 33, Michael Gallup 33, DeVante Parker 31, Jarvis Landry 31, Brandin Cooks 29, Corey Davis 27, Laviska Shenault 27, Jalen Reagor 26, Henry Ruggs III 26, Curtis Samuel 26, Mike Williams 25, Robby Anderson 25, Christian Kirk 23, Sterling Shepard 23, Cole Beasley 21, Darius Slayton 20.

Related | Dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings: Top assets heading into 2021

(WR continued) Jamison Crowder 19, Denzel Mims 19, Mecole Hardman 19, Gabriel Davis 19, Jakobi Meyers 18, Michael Pittman 18, Parris Campbell 18, Allen Lazard 17, John Brown 17, Marvin Jones Jr. 17, T.Y. Hilton 17, Quintez Cephus 15, Anthony Miller 14, Van Jefferson 14, Bryan Edwards 13, Darnell Mooney 13, Keelan Cole 13, Keke Coutee 12, KJ Hamler 12, Nelson Agholor 11, Sammy Watkins 11, Russell Gage 11, Tim Patrick 11.

(WR continued) Andy Isabella 10, Preston Williams 10, N’Keal Harry 8, Donovan Peoples-Jones 7, Antonio Brown 7, Hunter Renfrow 7, Emmanuel Sanders 7, A.J. Green 7, James Washington 7, Breshad Perriman 7, Marquez Valdes-Scantling 7, Tre’Quan Smith 7, Julian Edelman 6, Tyler Johnson 6, Devin Duvernay 6, Auden Tate 6, Kelvin Harmon 6, Randall Cobb 6, Rashard Higgins 6, Miles Boykin 5, Josh Reynolds 5.

Which tight ends are the most valuable according to our dynasty NFL trade calculator?

Top 5 tight ends according to our NFL trade calculator

1) Travis Kelce 90
2) George Kittle 87
3) Darren Waller 70
4) Mark Andrews 60
5) T.J. Hockenson 54

The top five names in this list are an obvious group. However, Kelce and Kittle’s consistency when they are on the field means they still stand a distance ahead of the other three.

Related | Dynasty Tight End Rankings: Top assets heading into 2021

Andrews had a mixed 2020 season, but he remains one of the top options. In particular, it’s because he has a consistent offensive system around him heading into next season. On the other hand, Hockenson’s situation could be one to monitor early next season to see how he combines with new QB Jared Goff.

Where do the rest of the NFL tight ends rank in our dynasty trade calculator?

6) Noah Fant 45
7) Dallas Goedert 42
8) Hunter Henry 35
9) Mike Gesicki 27
10) Hayden Hurst 26
11) Evan Engram 25
12) Jonnu Smith 21
13) Irv Smith Jr. 20
14) Logan Thomas 20
15) Robert Tonyan 19

After the top five, the tight end position has a lot of question marks. Both Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith could see their values fluctuate depending on where they end up in free agency.

The likes of Dallas Goedert, Mike Gesicki, and Irv Smith Jr., however, could see their value rise over the coming season as their roles in the offense continue to grow. Generally, the tight end position has a relatively low value in our dynasty NFL trade calculator. This is due to the way tight end values fluctuate during an NFL season.

Remaining values: Zach Ertz 18,  Cole Kmet 18, O.J. Howard 17, Tyler Higbee 17, Austin Hooper 12, Blake Jarwin 12, Adam Trautman 12, Chris Herndon 11, Albert Okwuegbunam 11, Rob Gronkowski 11, Eric Ebron 10, Jimmy Graham 9, Gerald Everett 8, Dawson Knox 8, Jordan Akins 8, Will Dissly 7, Harrison Bryant 7, Drew Sample 6, Trey Burton 6, Jared Cook 6, David Njoku 5.

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