Sunday, August 27, 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
QBJay Cutler, Miami Dolphins-9.3 (163.8 on 8/20; 154.5 on 8/27)
RBRex Burkhead, New England Patriots-25.7 (149.5 on 8/20; 123.8 on 8/27)
WRCooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams-22.0 (160.3 on 8/20; 138.3 on 8/27)
TEAntonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers-9.8 (157.7 on 8/20; 147.9 on 8/27)

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

Biggest Risers (Percentage)
Pos.PlayerADP change
QBMarcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans-8.61% (94.1 on 8/20; 86.0 on 8/27)
RBDarren McFadden, Dallas Cowboys-18.11% (85.6 on 8/20; 70.1 on 8/27)
WRDeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins-19.96% (91.2 on 8/20; 73.0 on 8/27)
TEAntonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers-6.21% (157.7 on 8/20; 147.9 on 8/27)

Biggest Fallers (Absolute Terms)
Pos.PlayerADP change
QBTyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills+10.4 (138.7 on 8/20; 149.1 on 8/27)
RBEddie Lacy, Seattle Seahawks+13.9 (72.2 on 8/20; 86.1 on 8/27)
WRJohn Ross, Cincinnati Bengals+15.1 (142.2 on 8/20; 157.3 on 8/27)
TEO.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers+9.9 (128.0 on 8/20; 137.9 on 8/27)

Biggest Fallers (Percentage)
Pos.PlayerADP change
QBAndrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts+11.58% (81.2 on 8/20; 90.6 on 8/27)
RBEddie Lacy, Seattle Seahawks+19.25% (72.2 on 8/20; 86.1 on 8/27)
WROdell Beckham, New York Giants+32.08% (5.3 on 8/20; 7.0 on 8/27)
TEO.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers+7.73% (128.0 on 8/20; 137.9 on 8/27)

- Fantasy Football ADP Risers/Fallers: See full grid of player changes in ADP over past week

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