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Average Draft Position Discrepancies

Last week, I took a look at Average Draft Positions throughout the 5 major sites that offer live and mock drafts detailing where ADP is compiled.

Now, depending on where you draft, there will be certain players that are clear avoids due to their site ADP, and players that can be selected a round or 2 later, due to where they are being drafted on a particular site. What follows are 5 players with large gaps in ADP from site to site.

5 Players With Average Draft Position Discrepancies

Dez Bryant: CBS Sports : 20th overall

Mr. Bryant is my No. 2 wide receiver and No. 8 overall player. On the other sites, he is going as high as 15, and even that is a value; on CBS, however, there is a real chance that you can start your draft off with Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy or even C.J Spiller and then select Bryant with your second-round selection.

Cam Newton, QB, CAR – Fantasy Football Calculator: 48th overall

While I wouldn’t recommend taking Cam Newton in the 3rd, he is my #2 quarterback and has the best chance of any player in the game at finishing with the most overall fantasy points at the end of the year. At 48th overall on the calculator, it would seem to indicate the savvier players are ignoring Newton’s obvious upside in favor of selecting mid-tier wide receivers and running backs.

Lamar Miller, RB, MIA – ESPN: 58th overall

Average Draft PositionsI didn’t even believe my eyes when I saw this one. 58th overall? That’s squarely in the late 4th, early 5th territory. That means that in leagues hosted on ESPN, you can wait, wait, wait on running backs. It’s theoretically possible to start your draft Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Reggie Bush, Lamar Miller. If any team in a money league actually had that lineup, I’d give them a 20% chance of taking the championship, even before accounting for skill.

Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC: All Sites

Mr. Shorts is being selected in the 80′s on ESPN, FFC and CBS. This just makes drafting too easy. Shorts is the perfect candidate for a high-volume, high-efficiency WR2. Drafters on these sites could draft 4 running backs, Graham/Gronk, and even a quarterback before taking a shot on Shorts.

Kenny Britt, WR, TEN – ESPN: 110th overall

There is no denying the talent. Britt, if healthy for 16 games, will easily finish inside the top 20 for wide receivers. He is the perfect mix of risk and reward and ESPN prices that risk in completely by allowing him to be taken in the 10th round.

Hopefully, we’ve helped you clear up some of the strange Average Draft Position numbers you’ve seen around the web! Make sure you check the ADP on the draft services you use and compare them to your rankings.

About Davis Mattek

Davis Mattek is a 20 year old English major at Kansas State University who founded his own website, Sports Wunderkind, late in 2012. In addition to running his own site, Davis is a full-time contributor at Fantasysports.org and a part time contributor at Dynasty League Football, The Fantasy Fix and Rotoviz.

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