Sunday, July 29, 2018

Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP): Biggest Weekly Risers

Every Sunday, we post an update in players that have had the biggest moves — both up and down — in fantasy football average draft position (ADP) from the previous week.

With this information, we can get a better sense of changes in the collective perceptions of fantasy football owners (mock drafters); in essence, it's a version of fantasy football stock up/down for players. If a player is moving up the ADP chart, it may lead us to using a higher pick than his current ADP to make sure we secure a targeted/coveted player.

Of course, a player's ADP (and movement) is just one (small) piece in determining who to draft and our strategy used to assemble a fantasy roster.

For purposes of our comparison, we will use ADP data from 12-team mock drafts from Fantasy Football Calculator:
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Biggest Weekly Movers in Fantasy Football ADP

Below is the full grid of weekly changes in Fantasy Football ADP:

[Note: The lower the number (i.e., negative numbers are good), the more a player's fantasy football ADP has risen since last week.]

1Benjamin WatsonTENew Orleans Saints-14.3-159.8145.5
2Chris CarsonRBSeattle Seahawks-9124.8125.9116.9
3Geronimo AllisonWRGreen Bay Packers-7.7156.5148.2140.5
4Alex SmithQBWashington Redskins-6.6141142.3135.7
5Mason CrosbyPKGreen Bay Packers-6.4171.7168.9162.5
5Frank GoreRBMiami Dolphins-6.4162.2165.4159
7Denver DefenseDEFDenver Broncos-6.2120.9123.6117.4
8Jordan MatthewsWRNew England Patriots-5.6160.5160.7155.1
9Andrew LuckQBIndianapolis Colts-4.8104100.795.9
10Josh DoctsonWRWashington Redskins-4.3144.5141.9137.6
11George KittleTESan Francisco 49ers-4137.8125.8121.8
12Russell WilsonQBSeattle Seahawks-3.957.659.155.2
13David NjokuTECleveland Browns-3.7149.2145.7142
14Martavis BryantWROakland Raiders-3.6129.3130.1126.5
15Harrison ButkerPKKansas City Chiefs-3.5167.4170166.5
16Devontae BookerRBDenver Broncos-3.4134.1136.1132.7
17Kelvin BenjaminWRBuffalo Bills-3.2111.1121.8118.6
17Matt BreidaRBSan Francisco 49ers-3.2159.1156.5153.3
17Robby AndersonWRNew York Jets-3.2104.2102.699.4
20Pat MahomesQBKansas City Chiefs-3115.6114.3111.3
20Carlos HydeRBCleveland Browns-367.667.564.5
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