NFL Fantasy Football ADP – Dak to the Future
Each week, we will take a look at the largest risers and fallers in Mock Draft ADP. This gives you a good understanding of who you can get at a value, and who you may have to spend more than you would like for. This will be updated until the start of the season on a weekly basis.
Dak Prescott – QB – Dallas Cowboys, +142
There was absolutely no doubt going into this week as to who would end up as the highest jump this week. When news came out that Tony Romo was going to be out for 8-10 weeks, Prescott became the number one pick up on all waiver wires. I posited on the Fantasy Football Universe podcast after the draft that my dream situation was Dak and Zeke behind this Cowboys offensive line, and it looks like I will have to wait no longer. He’s well worth picking up at his current draft position, and carries pretty significant upside in this offense.
Tajae Sharpe – WR – Tennessee Titans, +68
Sharpe is another guy I am not surprised at all to see make the jump up on this list. Sharpe has been the most impressive player in the preseason, perhaps with the exception of Robby Anderson. The Jets receiving unit is far better than the Titans, so it will be much easier for Sharpe to make an impact than Anderson. Sharpe is being taken in the 13th round of 12 team leagues, which makes him in an excellent pickup.
Chris Hogan – WR – New England Patriots, +68
Hogan was last week’s top faller, but has rebounded nicely because he caught a touchdown pass in the third preseason game. Yes, you heard me correctly. He is being drafted at the end of drafts, so I don’t mind him as a pure punt option in hopes that he can carve a bigger role for himself in New England than he did in Buffalo. I don’t think it will happen, but I don’t hate the rationale.
Kenneth Dixon – RB – Baltimore Ravens, -65
Dixon was a guy I thought was going to be able to make a major impact in 2016, but it appears that he is going to need injuries to provide a way for him to contribute. The Ravens backfield is heavily crowded, and the rookie appears to be the odd man out. I think he is still a good pickup in dynasty leagues, but ultimately, 2016 doesn’t look like the year that he is going to be used heavily.
C.J. Prosise – RB – Seattle Seahawks, -65
Prosise was one of the sleeper darlings early in the offseason, but his inability to take the field during the preseason, coupled with the improvement of Christine Michael, has pushed Prosise out of being drafted altogether. Prosise is likely to still see action on third downs for the Seahawks, but it is really not worth taking a player who may only be used in very specific circumstances.
Tony Romo – QB – Dallas Cowboys, -61
This was inevitable, and I am really surprised he didn’t experience the biggest drop. He’ll miss the vast majority of the season, and even when, or if, he does return, he carries such a high injury risk that I’m not sure it is even worth picking him up off the waiver wire. I imagine his draft position will continue to drop significantly next week, but I think we may be seeing the transition to Dallas’ next quarterback.