Fighting Chance Fantasy Mock Draft ADP


It is now August and that means if you haven't started your fantasy football prep, you better get your ass in gear, because you're running out of time. A good place to get started in your research is by doing a good ol' mock draft. That way you can get an idea of where players are being selected at each position.

Don't have time to do a mock draft? Well, we at Fighting Chance Fantasy have you covered! We have been holding weekly mock drafts over the past month with some of the best and brightest minds in the fantasy football industry and now that we have four mocks in the books, it's time to aggregate the data and share it with you.

I have included what order each position has gone in our mocks (Mock Rank), as well as what their ADP has been (Mock ADP). As a comparator, I am also including what each players' rank is currently on fantasyfootballcalculator.com (FFC Rank) as well as their ADP on that site (FFC ADP). When you see an ADP of 6.10, that means his average draft position is the tenth pick in the sixth round. 

Hopefully by doing this, you can see some trends from the experts in our mocks that you can exploit in your own drafts. Maybe "Player A" is going in round eight among the general public on Fantasy Football Calculator, but going in the sixth round by our experts. You can use this to look into "Player A" a little closer and maybe get the jump on that player in your own personal league. You can also see what players those in the industry are not as high on as the public, and maybe decide to pass on them if you see fit. I have included notes after each grouping to point out some of those differences.

Experts that have taken part in our draft have come from the following sites:

Fighting Chance Fantasy
Rotowire
FNTSY Network

Fantasy Alarm
Her Fantasy Football
Fantasy Six Pack
USA Today
Swollendome.com
Gridiron Experts
FF Authority
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
Fantasy Friends with Benefits
So Called Fantasy Experts
Bets Like a Girl
Sportsnaut
MSN

Football Diehards
Scout Fantasy

You can follow me on Twitter @fantasygeek37.

Quarterback

Mock Mock FFC  FFC
Player Rank ADP Rank ADP
Aaron Rodgers QB1 4.04 QB1 3.03
Tom Brady QB2 5.02 QB2 3.09
Drew Brees QB3 5.08 QB3 4.11
Andrew Luck QB4 6.12 QB7 7.08
Matt Ryan QB5 7.03 QB4 6.02
Russell Wilson QB6 7.12 QB6 7.07
Marcus Mariota QB7 9.02 QB11 9.04
Cam Newton QB8 9.07 QB12 9.08
Kirk Cousins QB9 9.08 QB8 8.07
Jameis Winston QB10 9.12 QB10 9.02
Derek Carr QB11 10.06 QB5 7.02
Ben Roethlisberger QB12 10.10 QB9 8.12
Matthew Stafford QB13 11.06 QB14 10.11
Dak Prescott QB14 11.10 QB15 11.01
Philip Rivers QB15 12.02 QB13 10.05
Eli Manning QB16 12.04 QB16 11.07
Andy Dalton QB17 12.12 QB17 11.12
Tyrod Taylor QB18 13.11 QB18 12.04
Blake Bortles QB19 13.12 QB23 14.04

Notes

  • Andrew Luck has been the fourth quarterback off the board in our drafts on average, but he has fallen considerably since news surfaced that he may miss week one. In our first two mocks, he went on average with the 60th pick (5.12), but the last two, he has gone 84th (7.12), two full rounds lower.
  • With all of the new toys at his disposal, our experts are expecting big things out of Marcus Mariota this season.
  • Drafters on Fantasy Football Calculator love Derek Carr much more than where he has been taken in our drafts. He has been in the news this offseason as he signed a new contract, but with Marshawn Lynch in town, the Raiders may try to run the ball a bit more this season.
  • Ben Roethlisberger is also going a little later in our drafts as well. Rumors of his retirement, mixed with his horrendous home/road splits, looks to be giving some pause when it comes to drafting him.


Running Back

Mock Mock FFC  FFC
Player Rank ADP Rank ADP
David Johnson RB1 1.01 RB1 1.01
Le'Veon Bell RB2 1.02 RB2 1.02
Ezekiel Elliott RB3 1.04 RB3 1.04
Devonta Freman RB4 1.10 RB6 1.11
LeSean McCoy RB5 1.11 RB4 1.08
Melvin Gordon RB6 1.12 RB5 1.10
Jay Ajayi RB7 1.12 RB9 2.04
Jordan Howard RB8 2.03 RB8 2.04
DeMarco Murray RB9 2.05 RB7 2.03
Todd Gurley RB10 2.08 RB10 2.08
Leonard Fournette RB11 2.12 RB11 2.09
Lamar Miller RB12 3.02 RB12 3.03
Isaiah Crowell RB13 3.04 RB14 3.07
Carlos Hyde RB14 3.12 RB20 4.11
Marshawn Lynch RB15 3.12 RB13 3.03
Christian McCaffrey RB16 4.07 RB15 3.08
Joe Mixon RB17 4.09 RB17 4.03
Spencer Ware RB18 5.06 RB21 5.01
Ty Montgomery RB19 5.07 RB16 3.09
Dalvin Cook RB20 5.08 RB19 4.10
Mark Ingram RB21 5.09 RB28 6.08
Mike Gillislee RB22 6.01 RB22 5.04
Bilal Powell RB23 6.01 RB26 6.03
Tevin Coleman RB24 6.02 RB29 6.09
Danny Woodhead RB25 6.04 RB18 4.07
Ameer Abdullah RB26 6.04 RB23 5.09
Paul Perkins RB27 6.10 RB31 6.11
CJ Anderson RB28 7.01 RB25 6.01
Eddie Lacy RB29 7.03 RB32 7.05
LeGarrette Blount RB30 7.05 RB30 6.10

Notes

  • David Johnson has been taken number one and Le'Veon Bell number two in all four of our mock drafts.
  • Jay Ajayi is going before DeMarco Murray and Jordan Howard among our experts, while going after them on Fantasy Football Calculator. It is splitting hairs, but something to note in your draft prep.
  • Carlos Hyde is being drafted about a round higher in our mocks than on the Calculator. There has been a lot of talk this offseason about the running backs in San Francisco, but it doesn't seem to be scaring the experts very much.
  • Ty Montgomery is being drafted as the RB16 in the late third round on FFC, but as the RB19 in the mid fifth round in our mocks. Maybe they have concerns about whether he can hold up and withstand the role of every down running back.
  • Mark Ingram has been the RB21 in our drafts and RB28 on the Calculator. Looks like our experts think he's going to play a major role in offense this season.
  • Danny Woodhead is going much higher on the Calculator than among our experts. When healthy, he could be a nice value. However, health is always a concern for Danny Woodhead.
Mock Mock FFC  FFC
Player Rank ADP Rank ADP
Theo Riddick RB31 7.12 RB33 7.07
Doug Martin RB32 8.02 RB27 6.03
CJ Prosise RB33 8.12 RB39 9.01
Adrian Peterson RB34 9.01 RB24 5.10
Duke Johnson RB35 9.05 RB40 9.03
James White RB36 9.08 RB44 10.01
Frank Gore RB37 9.09 RB35 7.12
Samaje Perine RB38 9.10 RB36 8.05
Kareem Hunt RB39 9.11 RB38 8.07
Latavius Murray RB40 9.12 RB47 11.01
Derrick Henry RB41 10.03 RB34 7.09
Terrance West RB42 10.05 RB37 8.06
Matt Forte RB43 10.09 RB46 10.06
Marlon Mack RB44 10.11 RB55 13.03
Jonathan Stewart RB45 11.01 RB43 9.09
Joe Williams RB46 11.02 RB50 11.04
Jamaal Charles RB47 11.06 RB42 9.08
Jamaal Williams RB48 11.06 RB49 11.04
Robert Kelley RB49 11.11 RB45 10.03
Chris Thompson RB50 11.12 RB63 14.01
D'Onta Foreman RB51 12.01 RB57 13.08
Jeremy Hill RB52 12.02 RB52 12.09
Rex Burkhead RB53 12.02 RB58 13.09
Darren Sproles RB54 12.07 RB51 12.08
Jacquizz Rodgers RB55 12.09 RB41 9.03
Devontae Booker RB56 12.11 RB66 14.02
Charles Sims RB57 13.02 RB69 14.05
Thomas Rawls RB58 13.04 RB48 11.03
Alvin Kamara RB59 13.05 RB62 13.12
Jonathan Williams RB60 13.10 RB59 13.10

Notes

  • Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers are being drafted by our experts about two rounds later than they are on Fantasy Football Calculator. The uncertainty of what will happen after Doug Martin comes back from serving his three game suspension may be scaring off a few people.
  • Frank Gore is going over a round earlier on the Calculator than where the experts are selecting him. Maybe they think this is finally the year he breaks down. In our mocks, Marlon Mack is going over two rounds earlier among our experts than on FFC, and that would back up that assumption.
  • One player the industry seems to be drafting higher than those on Fantasy Football Calculator is Latavius Murray, as he is going seven rank spots and over a round earlier. He could definitely vulture some goal line duties and provide nice value later in drafts.
  • Even though I may be higher on Jamaal Charles than some, the other experts in our mocks don't seem to feel the same way, as he is going almost two full rounds later than on the Calculator. His injury history and role in the offense is definitely a concern and something to monitor this preseason.


Wide Receiver

Mock Mock FFC  FFC
Player Rank ADP Rank ADP
Antonio Brown WR1 1.03 WR1 1.04
Odell Beckham Jr WR2 1.04 WR3 1.06
Julio Jones WR3 1.06 WR2 1.06
Mike Evans WR4 1.07 WR4 1.08
AJ Green WR5 1.09 WR5 1.09
Jordy Nelson WR6 1.11 WR6 1.12
Michael Thomas WR7 2.01 WR7 2.02
TY Hilton WR8 2.04 WR9 2.06
Amari Cooper WR9 2.05 WR8 2.06
Dez Bryant WR10 2.06 WR10 2.07
Brandin Cooks WR11 2.12 WR12 2.12
Terrelle Pryor WR12 3.02 WR16 3.07
Doug Baldwin WR13 3.04 WR11 2.11
Allen Robinson WR14 3.05 WR19 4.03
Keenan Allen WR15 3.05 WR15 3.06
DeAndre Hoplins WR16 3.06 WR13 3.02
Jarvis Landry WR17 3.06 WR20 4.04
Demaryius Thomas WR18 3.09 WR14 3.06
Sammy Watkins WR19 3.09 WR17 3.10
Alshon Jeffery WR20 4.01 WR18 4.02
Michael Crabtree WR21 4.03 WR24 4.11
Davante Adams WR22 4.05 WR21 4.06
Tyreek Hill WR23 4.06 WR23 4.08
Golden Tate WR24 4.07 WR25 4.12
Julian Edelman WR25 4.10 WR26

5.03

Notes

  • In the top 25, there aren't many glaring differences to point out. Probably the largest thing is that experts seem to be higher on Terrelle Pryor than the general public. He's moved up to the WR12 in our drafts and is now bordering dangerously close to a second round pick.
  • Allen Robinson is going as the WR14 in our drafts compared to WR19 on Fantasy Football Calculator. He had a rough season in 2016, but there is optimism in the industry that a rebound could be in store for him.
  • Demaryius Thomas is the player with the largest discrepancy where the Calculator is higher than our experts. He is four spots lower on FFC and is about as consistent as they come.
  • It looks like if you want Tyreek Hill, you will have to draft him as a low end WR2 in the middle of the fourth round, as that's where he's going on both.
Mock Mock FFC  FFC
Player Rank ADP Rank ADP
Larry Fitzgerald WR26 5.05 WR27 5.06
Kelvin Benjamin WR27 5.06 WR32 6.09
Donte Moncrief WR28 5.08 WR34 7.02
Stefon Diggs WR29 5.11 WR30 6.01
Emmanuel Sanders WR30 5.11 WR33 7.02
Eric Decker WR31 6.04 WR38 8.03
Jamison Crowder WR32 6.06 WR28 5.09
Martavis Bryant WR33 6.06 WR22 4.08
Cameron Meredith WR34 6.10 WR42 8.12
DeVante Parker WR35 6.10 WR37 8.01
Willie Snead WR36 6.11 WR29 5.11
Brandon Marshall WR37 7.03 WR31 6.04
John Brown WR38 7.03 WR41 8.09
DeSean Jackson WR39 7.04 WR40 8.07
Pierre Garcon WR40 7.06 WR35 7.04
Jeremy Maclin WR41 7.12 WR36 7.09
Randall Cobb WR42 8.07 WR39 8.06
Rishard Matthews WR43 8.08 WR53 11.10
Adam Thielen WR44 8.10 WR48 10.07
Tyrell Williams WR45 8.11 WR43 9.03
Corey Coleman WR46 9.07 WR47 10.07
Jordan Matthews WR47 9.08 WR49 11.01
Mike Williams WR48 9.12 WR64 14.03
Marvin Jones WR49 10.01 WR45 10.01
Corey Davis WR50 10.03 WR46 10.01

Notes

  • Kelvin Benjamin is the WR26 in our drafts and going as the WR32 on Fantasy Football Calculator. Weight has been an issue for him, but the industry doesn't seem to be very concerned about it.
  • Donte Moncrief is the WR27 in our drafts, but WR34 on the Calculator. I think Andrew Luck's shoulder injury is giving some people a little concern.
  • Eric Decker and Rishard Matthews are going a full two rounds higher in our drafts than on the Calculator. It looks like we are expecting big things from the Tennessee offense in 2017.
  • Martavis Bryant is being drafted in the fourth round on Fantasy Football Calculator compared to the sixth round of our drafts. It will be interesting to see what happens to his value when, or if, he is given full re-instatement by the NFL.
  • Mike Williams ADP on ours is still being effected by our small sample size. He has not been drafted since word of the seriousness of his injury has surfaced.
Mock Mock FFC  FFC
Player Rank ADP Rank ADP
Josh Doctson WR51 10.04 WR56 12.08
Sterling Shepard WR52 10.06 WR58 13.01
John Ross WR53 10.07 WR54 11.11
Robert Woods WR54 10.08 WR59 13.06
Mike Wallace WR55 10.09 WR52 11.08
Robby Anderson WR56 10.11
Kenny Britt WR57 11.02 WR50 11.03
Marqise Lee WR58 11.02 WR65 14.04
Zay Jones WR59 11.03 WR61 13.10
Breshad Perriman WR60 11.06 WR72 14.07
Kevin White WR61 11.07 WR57 12.10
Allen Hurns WR62 11.09 WR67 14.05
Terrance Williams WR63 11.11
Taylor Gabriel WR64 12.03 WR51 11.06
Quicny Enunwa WR65 12.04 WR44 9.11
Chris Conley WR66 12.05
Ted Ginn Jr. WR67 12.06 WR63 13.11
Mohamed Sanu WR68 12.06 WR71 14.07
Kenny Stills WR69 12.11 WR68 14.12
Cole Beasley WR70 12.11 WR55 12.05

Notes

  • Our guys are expecting somewhat of a breakout for Breshad Perriman this year as he's going 12 spots and three full rounds earlier in our drafts. Pay attention to him this preseason as he has a lot of upside.
  • Quincy Enunwa is going two and a half rounds later in our drafts. I think there is fear this Jets offense is going to be putrid this season.
  • Taylor Gabriel is also going later in our drafts than on Fantasy Football Calculator. A new offensive coordinator may mean a change in his production. Whether is will be a good or bad change remains to be determined.


Tight End

Mock Mock FFC  FFC
Player Rank ADP Rank ADP
Rob Gronkowski TE1 3.04 TE1 2.09
Travis Kelce TE2 4.02 TE2 3.11
Jordan Reed TE3 5.02 TE3 4.11
Greg Olsen TE4 5.10 TE4 5.04
Kyle Rudolph TE5 6.11 TE9 8.05
Jimmy Graham TE6 7.07 TE5 6.04
Hunter Henry TE7 7.12 TE10 9.06
Zach Ertz TE8 8.02 TE11 10.03
Delanie Walker TE9 8.09 TE7 7.07
Julius Thomas TE10 9.09 TE20 13.11
Zach Eifert TE11 10.01 TE6 7.01
Martellus Bennett TE12 10.05 TE8 7.12
Jack Doyle TE13 10.09 TE13 11.06
Eric Ebron TE14 10.11 TE12 11.02
Cameron Brate TE15 11.04 TE19 13.10
Austin Hooper TE16 11.05 TE18 13.10
Coby Fleener TE17 12.11 TE15 13.06
CJ Fiedorowicz TE18 13.04 TE17 13.09
David Njoku TE19 13.07 TE24 14.09

Notes

  • Kyle Rudolph is being drafted as the TE5 in our drafts, two and a half rounds earlier in our drafts. Tim Heaney called him "Rudolph the Red Zone Reindeer", as last season Rudolph led all tight ends in red zone targets.
  • Hunter Henry is also going much earlier in our expert drafts and it looks like some may be expecting a big second year leap in production.
  • Julius Thomas is the most glaring difference, as he is being drafted ten spots, and four rounds earlier in our drafts than on Fantasy Football Calculator. Coaching changes are always important to note, and now that Thomas is in Miami, he is reunited with former coach, Adam Gase. Thomas was very good with Gase as he had two seasons scoring 12 touchdowns when they were together in Denver.
  • Drafters on the Calculator are much higher on Delanie Walker and Martellus Bennett than in our industry drafts, so take note of that as well.


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