The White Sox's six-year, $68 million deal with Cuban first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu is larger than the contracts that Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig received for their respective big league clubs. As unknown rotisserie commodities, Cespedes and Puig turned out to be huge bargains. Will Abreu's draft-day cost this spring follow suit?
Late ADP Trends: Top 15 Fallers in Standard Leagues
Written By: Howard Bender
When last we left you on Friday, we were looking at the top 10 ADP risers in NFL standard scoring leagues. Now with final roster cuts made and teams settling in on position battles, things are taking an even better shape for those who still haven’t drafted. Today we’re going to look at the top 15 ADP fallers in NFL standard scoring leagues. Why 15 and not 10? Because a few extra names wouldn’t hurt, especially when some in the top 15 are only there because of injury. It doesn’t take a world of analysis to know that someone is falling down on draft boards because he broke his leg, right?
With the fourth and final preseason game out of the way and teams paring down their rosters to the mandatory 53-man maximum, position battles we’ve been tracking throughout the offseason have be decidedly won and lost. With that, fantasy football drafts are now kicking into overdrive as leagues that prefer to wait until the last possible moment are now squeezing in their drafts before the opening of the regular season this coming Thursday. Thanks to that push, we’re seeing some movement in the ADP data that is both reflective of roster moves as well as public perception of expected performances. Today we’re going to look at the top 10 risers in the ADP data for Standard leagues and over the next few days, we’ll hit the fallers in standard leagues and then the risers and fallers in PPR play. This is your final push if you haven’t drafted yet. Good luck!
With so many people concerned about running back depth and sleeper wide receivers, the quarterback position continues to quietly ride in the back seat of the draft car. It’s not from a lack of importance, obviously, but most fantasy owners have figured out exactly where to start drafting their quarterbacks. If you’re in a one-quarterback standard or PPR league, it’s ok to wait until the fourth or fifth round before making your move thanks to the depth at the position. Two-quarterback league owners should probably make their move a little earlier as an elite QB can help give you a substantial edge. If you’re in a league that gives six points for a touchdown, the quarterbacks tend to go a little sooner overall and if your league offers up bonus points like five points for 300-plus yards or even a point per completion, you need to elevate their value. Simple, right?
If you were wondering when ‘crunch time’ was, it’s now. The NFL regular season opens next week on Thursday, September 5th and leagues are in full-on draft mode right now. We’ve watched summer min-camps, OTAs, training camp practices and now three weeks of preseason games. The fourth week is usually where NFL teams are merely rounding out their final rosters, so the games are filled with scrubs and borderline role players while the starters sit on the sidelines having already established their roles within their respective teams. Sure, there are a few position battles to keep an eye on, but for the most part, we’re set and ready to go. It’s time for those who have yet to draft to start making their final strategy decisions and start figuring out who to take and where to take them. Time is running out.
Top 10 ADP Fallers in PPR Leagues -- Wide Receivers
Written By: Howard Bender
We’re going to continue with our look at the ADP trends for wide receivers in PPR leagues today. We’ve already looked at the top 10 risers, so today we’re going to move on and look at the top 10 fallers for the last two weeks. There are a number of reasons that a player is slipping in the ADP rankings, whether it’s a position battle lost, suspension, injury or possibly even just a misconception by the public as to what to expect or what the player’s role will be throughout the season. Whatever the reason may be, slipping in the ADP ranks usually doesn’t bode well for the player’s fantasy value, however, sometimes, it can also mean that you can grab the player at more of a bargain rate than usual, especially if you think that eventually they will break out. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 fallers right now.