Weekly Fantasy Football Draft ADP Movers – July 10th, 2017
Each week, I want to take a look at some of the highest risers and fallers [is that a word?] in fantasy football drafts. This week, we don’t see the drama in movement that took place before as a result of kickers.
Last week, there were some really interesting players on the move, and it looks like the same can be said for this week.
I am really interested to see how the rankings will move to next week.
Let’s see how things looked for this last week.
On the Rise
Martavis Bryant – WR – Pittsburgh Steelers – ADP: 84 +17 spots
It was only a matter of time before we saw Martavis Bryant rise up the list considering how potent he has been while playing. After losing an entire season due to suspension, Bryant looks to regain his former flory and become one of the better mid to late round additions in fantasy drafts.
He’s got the deep play explosiveness to change a game, and it is highly likely that at some point this year, he will put up a monster game that changes someone’s life by winning them a large tournament. I think we will probably see his ADP rise a bit still, so get him here while you can!
J.J. Nelson – WR – Arizona Cardinals – ADP: 136 +16 spots
The Cardinals are one of the more puzzling teams to figure out from a fantasy perspective. We know David Johnson is the top play on this team [and all of fantasy football], but what’s happening at receiver is clearly up in the air. I think that Larry Fitzgerald has a consistent role, but where do we look from there?
Clearly, there is a growing sentiment that J.J. Nelson can see his role expand in 2017. He’s shown big play potential in the past, and there is definitely a chance we can see that move into this year. You aren’t taking a major risk on him where you are drafting him, but I will admit that I’m still not sold on the real potential here.
Tyrell Williams – WR – Los Angeles Chargers – ADP: 145 +10 spots
Tyrell Williams is one of the most overlooked receivers from a fantasy perspective, despite having a very solid year in 2017. There is good reason, though. Keenan Allen is coming back, the team drafted Mike Williams and I think it’s reasonable to expect more from Hunter Henry this year.
I’m not buying into the rookie hype as much as many others, and Williams is someone I have as the third receiver on this team at the end of 2017. The following year is a completely different story, but for the here and now, Williams makes an extremely solid late round add that could flirt with high end WR3 value this year.
Rex Burkhead – RB – New England Patriots – ADP: 218 -45 spots
Who would have thought that we would see a Patriots running back fall, considering the gross amount of them they have at their disposal? Seriously, Mike Gillislee, Dion Lewis and James White could all be involved in the offense, and that doesn’t even count some of the younger guys hanging on their practice roster last year.
Burkhead was a nice story at the end of the regular season, and could find success in New England. It’s worth noting that early today a blurb came out that Dion Lewis’ job could be in jeopardy. If that’s the case, Burkhead should see some increase in value, but let’s face it: it will take a lot for him to end up being a worthwhile play in fantasy leagues this year.
Tyler Lockett – WR – Seattle Seahawks – ADP: 201 -41 spots
Tyler Lockett is coming off a major injury suffered at the end of last year, but still, he figures to be a prominent member of this offense. He’s got the upside in returning punts and kicks, as well as being a big play threat in the passing game. He’s going undrafted in standard 12 team leagues, so he isn’t someone you need to go out of your way to get.
To me, he seems like a great end of the draft pickup in MFL10 leagues, due to the aforementioned big play upside. He’s a guy in redraft leagues, though, that I am looking to see how it plays out before drafting him. The upside is there, but I want to see how he is going to be worked back into the offense.
John Brown – WR – Arizona Cardinals– ADP: 159 -38 spots
John Brown continues to see his ADP move in large chunks week to week. We’ve seen him rise just a few weeks back by almost 40 spots and now here he is dropping back down. I mentioned above that there is a lot of uncertainty with the Cardinals passing offense, but Brown in particular seems to be the most polarizing.
I like Brown, and I like him especially where he is falling in drafts. There is basically no risk and all upside with this pick. Those are the best situations in fantasy football. I hope to continue to see his draft stock falling to get him as a steal (or undrafted) when picking my teams this year.