Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fantasy Football ADP: Biggest Weekly Risers/Fallers in Average Draft Position

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 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 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 weekly comparison(s), we use ADP data from 12-team mock drafts from Fantasy Football Calculator:
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Biggest Risers (Absolute Terms)
Pos.PlayerADP change
QB* Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins-7.7 (162.5 on 7/30; 154.8 on 8/6)
RBJacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers-19.0 (118.5 on 7/30; 99.5 on 8/6)
WRTyrell Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
John Ross, Cincinnati Bengals
-6.8 (107.6 on 7/30; 100.8 on 8/6)
-6.8 (142.7 on 7/30; 135.9 on 8/6)
TEAntonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers-8.6 (154.0 on 7/30; 145.4 on 8/6)

[Note: Negative numbers mean the player's ADP is improving (i.e., being drafted earlier) and vice versa.] 

* Additional note: Ryan Tannehill is likely to miss the entire season as the Dolphins signed Jay Cutler to a $10 million contract on Sunday.
Biggest Risers (Percentage)
Pos.PlayerADP change
QBMatt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons-7.07% (62.2 on 7/30; 57.8 on 8/6)
RBTy Montgomery, Green Bay Packers-18.83% (37.7 on 7/30; 30.6 on 8/6)
WRDez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys-9.41% (20.2 on 7/30; 18.3 on 8/6)
TERob Gronkowski, New England Patriots-11.21% (21.4 on 7/30; 19.0 on 8/6)

Biggest Fallers (Absolute Terms)
Pos.PlayerADP change
QBAndrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts+13.4 (57.8 on 7/30; 71.2 on 8/6)
RBKenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens+52.3 (102.8 on 7/30; 155.1 on 8/6)
WRJosh Gordon, Cleveland Browns+11.3 (154.3 on 7/30; 165.6 on 8/6)
TEJordan Reed, Washington Redskins
Julius Thomas, Miami Dolphins
+4.9 (48.3 on 7/30; 53.2 on 8/6)
+4.9 (151.4 on 7/30; 156.3 on 8/6)

Biggest Fallers (Percentage)
Pos.PlayerADP change
QBAndrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts+23.18% (57.8 on 7/30; 71.2 on 8/6)
RBKenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens+50.88% (102.8 on 7/30; 155.1 on 8/6)
WRT.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts+16.58% (19.3 on 7/30; 22.5 on 8/6)
TEJordan Reed, Washington Redskins+10.14% (48.3 on 7/30; 53.2 on 8/6)

- Fantasy Football ADP Risers/Fallers: See full grid of player changes in ADP over past week
- More: Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP): MFL10 Leagues

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