- Green Bay Packers‘ Romeo Doubs is the highest amount in absolute draft position, rising more than 60 ADP spots in the teen rounds in the last best-ball drafts.
We’re digesting all the news from training camp for injuries, depth chart positioning and good old-fashioned highlights. It’s nearly impossible to quantify how much each piece of news has affected players’ perceptions, but we have some insight into the fantasy football draft for skill position players.
Throughout the offseason, fantasy football players have been putting their hard-earned cash on their fantasy predictions, and I’ve collected every pick from every repechage of the best ball at the FFPC. In the visualizations below, you’ll find the Average Draft Positions (ADP) before training camp as an average draft position one week before the start of training camps, which is plotted against the ADP of players over the past few days.
Players to the left of the dotted line rose through the process while those to the right fell. Having a better sense of exactly where the trends are moving gives us a better idea of which waves to ride and which to ride, positioning us to be ahead of the curve during the meat of draft season.
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Moves up the draft are going to appear more subtle, as the move of even a single spot in the average ADP is a seismic shift in perception. Whereas Jonathan Taylor maintains its position at the top, Christian McCaffrey narrowed the gap slightly and split as the clear second choice. For PPR formats, Ian Hartitz and I have McCaffrey as our highest rated playerand it seems that others are starting to come to the same conclusion.
Travis Kelce rose in FFPC’s tight premium formats, where its ceiling result makes it particularly attractive. The biggest loser of the first round is Najee Harris. The Pittsburgh Steelers‘The workhorse has registered more than 380 touches as a rookie and should see similar use this year, if healthy. It seems like negative news from the steelers camp about probable starter Mitchell Trubisky and selection of the first round Kenny Pickett begins to weigh on Harris’ ADP.
Joe Mixon and By Andre Swift have increased in recent weeks, now often filling end-of-round spots for round-robin writers.
Alvin Kamara is the undisputed winner of training camp so far, as he was a midfield pick at the end of the third round a few weeks ago and he now goes to the end of the second round in many best ball drafts of the FFPC. Previously, a long suspension was planned in Kamara’s ADP, but after another delay in litigationchances are Kamara won’t be suspended until 2023.
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