Average Draft Position is important to remember when you enter your fantasy football drafts this summer. If you do you homework, you will know which players are being undervalued and who is being overvalued, as well as the same for certain positions. Last week we looked at Yahoo's ADP.
- I removed all DEF/ST and Kickers from the list
- I made slight adjustments to the order to give each team 2 RBs before a team could add a 3rd, and so that teams could not draft 2 QBs
- I made sure each team drafted a RB and WR on their bench
Eddie Lacy jumps to the #1 spot in ESPN drafts, up from 3rd overall on Yahoo, swapping places with Jamaal Charles. Arian Foster jumps 9 spots to 7th overall. Aaron Rodgers also leaps into the 1st round, 8th overall. But it is C.J. Anderson who makes the biggest jump moving 11 spots, being selected 10th overall.
Rob Gronkowski falls 8 spots out of the 1st round and is selected at 2.3 (15th overall) and it matched with Anderson. Odell Beckham also fell 8 spots but Team 8 paired him with Rodgers. ESPN owners are waiting even longer than Yahoo owners to grab Julio Jones and at pick 20, he is an absolute steal, which is why I will not spend a 1st round pick on a WR. Between him, Demaryius Thomas, OBJ, Calvin Johnson Jordy Nelson, A.J. Green, Alshon Jeffery and Randall Cobb, I am more than confident with them as my WR1. Team 3 was the only roster to double up on RB with Charles/Hill. Team 6 paired WRs Brown/Nelson, the only team to double up at WR.
Just like Yahoo owners, ESPN owners are drafting Russell Wilson ahead of Peyton Manning. I'll say it again, do not do this! Do not do what Team 6 did either and start your draft with 3 WRs. Because of this he is forced to start Jonathan Stewart as his RB1, skipping over Alfred Morris, Justin Forsett, Lamar Miller, Melvin Gordon, Carlos Hyde and Frank Gore. Six teams have both their RBs while Team 1 (Lacy), Team 2 (Peterson), Team 4 (Lynch), and Team 10 (Anderson) have just one RB. Team 6 and Team 8 are still without RBs.
Greg Olsen in the 4th round is too early for me and I would prefer to wait for Kelce/Bennett in Round 5 or the end of the draft for a veteran TE or two. DeAndre Hopkins as your WR2 in the 4th round? LOVE IT!
Team 2 added Murray to Peterson, Team 4 drafted Gurley to go along with Lynch, Team 6 added Ellington to Stewart and Team 8 paired Yeldon with Gore to form the RB duos. Rookies off the board - Gurley/Cooper/Yeldon - be careful with those RBs.
Bears rookie WR Kevin White going ahead of Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry, Allen Robinson, Martavis Bryant, Eric Decker, and Roddy White...will he even produce better numbers than teammate Eddie Royal who is probably going to go undrafted in most leagues?
Stafford and Tannehill were the 11th and 12th QBs drafted and guys like Eli Manning, Phillip Rivers and Joe Flacco are still available as are some sleeper QBs in Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr. It is ok to wait out the QB run. Joseph Randle is going as the 25th RB in ESPN drafts, but by the end of August, he will be drafted as a teams RB2.
Spiller is much more valuable than 26th RB overall in PPR leagues. There will always be quality WRs at the ends of drafts so do not feel the need to rush to fill that WR3/Flex spot right away. Smith/Floyd/Johnson/Cruz/Colston/Smith/Wright/Boldin/Crabtree will all be serviceable.
|Team 1||Team 2||Team 3||Team 4||Team 5||Team 6|
|Eddie Lacy, GB RB||Adrian Peterson, Min RB||Jamaal Charles, KC RB||Marshawn Lynch, Sea RB||Le'Veon Bell, Pit RB||Antonio Brown, Pit WR|
|Alshon Jeffery, Chi WR||Randall Cobb, GB WR||Jeremy Hill, Cin RB||A.J. Green, Cin WR||Julio Jones, Atl WR||Jordy Nelson, GB WR|
|Russell Wilson, Sea QB||T.Y. Hilton, Ind WR||Peyton Manning, Den QB||Jimmy Graham, Sea TE||Mark Ingram, NO RB||Mike Evans, TB WR|
|Joique Bell, Det RB||Ben Roethlisberger, Pit QB||Greg Olsen, Car TE||Sammy Watkins, Buf WR||Jordan Matthews, Phi WR||Jonathan Stewart, Car RB|
|DeSean Jackson, Wsh WR||Latavius Murray, Oak RB||Keenan Allen, SD WR||Todd Gurley, StL RB||Andre Johnson, Ind WR||Andre Ellington, Ari RB|
|Jason Witten, Dal TE||Allen Robinson, Jac WR||Jarvis Landry, Mia WR||Mike Wallace, Min WR||Tom Brady, NE QB||Tony Romo, Dal QB|
|Martavis Bryant, Pit WR||Zach Ertz, Phi TE||Eric Decker, NYJ WR||Matthew Stafford, Det QB||Dwayne Allen, Ind TE||Jordan Cameron, Mia TE|
|Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR||Torrey Smith, SF WR||Shane Vereen, NYG RB||Chris Ivory, NYJ RB||Isaiah Crowell, Cle RB||Darren McFadden, Dal RB|
|Ryan Mathews, Phi RB||Doug Martin, TB RB||Tre Mason, StL RB||Michael Floyd, Ari WR||Ameer Abdullah, Det RB||Bishop Sankey, Ten RB|
|Lorenzo Taliaferro, Bal RB||DeAngelo Williams, Pit RB||Michael Crabtree, Oak WR||Montee Ball, Den RB||Anquan Boldin, SF, WR||DeVante Parker, Mia WR|
|Team 7||Team 8||Team 9||Team 10||Team 11||Team 12|
|Arian Foster, Hou RB||Aaron Rodgers, GB QB||DeMarco Murray, Phi RB||C.J. Anderson, Den RB||Matt Forte, Chi RB||Dez Bryant, Dal WR|
|Calvin Johnson, Det WR||Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR||Andrew Luck, Ind QB||Rob Gronkowski, NE TE||Demaryius Thomas, Den WR||LeSean McCoy, Buf RB|
|Alfred Morris, Wsh RB||Emmanuel Sanders, Den WR||Justin Forsett, Bal RB||Kelvin Benjamin, Car WR||Lamar Miller, Mia RB||Melvin Gordon, SD RB|
|Julian Edelman, NE WR||Frank Gore, Ind RB||Brandin Cooks, NO WR||Carlos Hyde, SF RB||DeAndre Hopkins, Hou WR||Drew Brees, NO QB|
|Amari Cooper, Oak WR||T.J. Yeldon, Jac RB||Travis Kelce, KC TE||Golden Tate, Det WR||Brandon Marshall, NYJ WR||Martellus Bennett, Chi TE|
|Matt Ryan, Atl QB||Julius Thomas, Jac TE||Kevin White, Chi WR||Jeremy Maclin, KC WR||Cam Newton, Car QB||Vincent Jackson, TB WR|
|Antonio Gates, SD TE||Nelson Agholor, Phi WR||Brandon LaFell, NE WR||Ryan Tannehill, Mia QB||Delanie Walker, Ten TE||Roddy White, Atl WR|
|LeGarrette Blount, NE RB||Rashad Jennings, NYG RB||C.J. Spiller, NO RB||Giovani Bernard, Cin RB||Tevin Coleman, Atl RB||Joseph Randle, Dal RB|
|Devonta Freeman, Atl RB||Breshad Perriman, Bal WR||Charles Sims, TB RB||Duke Johnson, Cle RB||Charles Johnson, Min WR||Victor Cruz, NYG WR|
|Kendall Wright, Ten WR||Andre Williams, NYG RB||Steve Smith Sr., Bal WR||Davante Adams, GB WR||Marques Colston, NO WR||Percy Harvin, Buf WR|
Which team would you like to walk away from your draft with?
ADP via ESPN