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.
Clive Walford – TE – Oakland Raiders, +57
Clive Walford made a huge jump this week, and it is founded with good reasons. First, this looks like it should be a year that Derek Carr makes another step forward with his progress. He’s shown dedication by reaching out to veterans in the offseason to figure out what he needs to do to progress in the game. Second, Walford is extremely talented, and is entering in his sophomore season, and should see more opportunities, as this offense opens up more. He’s still being taken at the end of drafts, so you’re not going to have to pay up for him, making him even more attractive.
C.J. Prosise – RB – Seattle Seahawks, +53
For the second straight week, Prosise has made a significant jump, moving up over 100 spots in the last 2 weeks. This is largely due to the fact that management has hinted that he will immediately see the field in what should be a good offense. He will start being utilized as a third-down back, but it would not surprise me if he got some looks at receiver. He’s also likely to be the backup, so if something were to happen to Thomas Rawls, he would have tremendous value. He makes a ton of sense with where you can draft him, and is one of my favorite dynasty picks this year.
Teddy Bridgewater – QB – Minnesota Vikings, +24
Teddy is an interesting case, but I’m not surprised to see a small jump here. I think people are looking at the Vikings receiving unit, now with Laquon Treadwell, and now feel more comfortable with a better selection of receiving options. My biggest hesitation is that this team will still primarily run the ball, and play at a slower pace. I am not arguing that he should see improvement this year, and I’m holding in my dynasty leagues, but I’m not sure this is the year that he takes his biggest jump as a quarterback in the NFL.
Davante Adams – WR – Green Bay Packers, -49
Adams is the inverse of C.J. Prosise, as he has dropped almost 100 spots in the last two weeks. There is very little good coming out about him, and it has gotten to the point where it isn’t quite a guarantee that he is going to make the final roster. I do think he will, but his stock has fallen so far that it is tough to imagine him being a viable fantasy option. He is currently being undrafted, and that is where he should stay.
Wendell Smallwood – RB – Philadelphia Eagles, -47
Smallwood is experiencing a similar fall like Adams, but I am not quite sure why here. The only negative coming out about him is his relative inexperience blocking in pass protection, but I am reasonably confident that he should be able to fix that with practice. This drop is especially curious as a long time Eagles beat writer came out and said that Ryan Mathews isn’t a great fit in the Doug Pederson offense. I think with a strong preseason, Smallwood could eat into Mathews carries, and makes a great dynasty pick, and presumptuous add in redraft leagues as I could see him doing well in his freshman year.
Kenyan Drake – RB – Miami Dolphins, -38
Drake’s drop-off really makes much more sense than Smallwood’s. Drake had seen his stock climbing, as many believed he would be able to capture some of the pass catching work in the Dolphin’s backfield, but the signing of Arian Foster certainly calls that into question. I think he is still safe in dynasty leagues, as Foster is an often injured back who may not make it past one season in Miami, and he does have a great deal of talent.