Any serious fantasy footballer starting doing ESPN mocks back when they opened up in May, has been doing slow e-mail draft mocks on MFL since the lights went out at the Super Bowl, and basically been locked and loaded drafting on all available platforms for month. The beginning of August is when ADP begins to normalize and most of the major sites all present a different set of rankings, dependent on the rankers from that site, and while it shouldn’t, it does have a big impact on ADP.
ESPN- The absolute cushiest of ADP, due to large mass of casual players that draft there. Dramatic changes in the player landscape aren’t shown as much in ADP at ESPN due to the massive volume of drafts in their database. ESPN easily has the best drafting client and interface as well. You take what you get when using this platform; the ADP has alot to offer but there will be the odd player that doesn’t belong in the round he’s being taken.
Fantasy Fooball Calculator- Not nearly as pretty as ESPN, but you can see in their mock draft ADP that the players on the site take it more seriously. Despite the fact that some jokers have been selecting Tim Tebow at QB, the rest of the ADP is pretty normalized. The interface isn’t as great as ESPN, but I don’t hate it entirely.
CBS Sports- I have only played one league out on CBS Sports and basically avoid mocking there as much as possible. They have all the pros and cons of ESPN, with a longer wait to get into a mock and a not as nice interface. The Rankers on CBS appear to have a big, big affect on the ADP.
Yahoo!- Whenever possible, you want to look at the ADP of the sites that are getting large traffic numbers because alot of the variance comes out in the wash and you can get a real sense of what the public thinks about a player or a whole round. Other than the high ADP of quarterback’s on Y!, they seem to have it pretty nailed.
MyFantasyLeague- The cream of the crop, the best of the best. I won’t pretend to be a huge fan of the interface of the site or the draft client, but literally everything else about MFL and their ADP is perfect. If you want expert draft ADP, this is where you will find it.
Top 3 Round ADP Combined
|1||Adrian Peterson (MIN)||RB1||1||1||1||1||1.0|
|2||Arian Foster (HOU)||RB2||2||2||2||2||2.0|
|3||Doug Martin (TB)||RB3||3||3||5||3||3.5|
|4||Jamaal Charles (KC)||RB4||7||4||6||4||5.3|
|5||Marshawn Lynch (SEA)||RB5||9||5||3||5||5.5|
|6||Ray Rice (BAL)||RB6||5||6||4||10||6.3|
|7||Calvin Johnson (DET)||WR1||4||8||7||8||6.8|
|8||C.J. Spiller (BUF)||RB7||10||7||8||6||7.8|
|9||Trent Richardson (CLE)||RB8||6||10||10||7||8.3|
|10||LeSean McCoy (PHI)||RB9||12||9||12||9||10.5|
|11||Alfred Morris (WAS)||RB10||11||11||11||11||11.0|
|12||A.J. Green (CIN)||WR2||8||14||14||16||13.0|
|13||Aaron Rodgers (GB)||QB1||13||19||9||12||13.3|
|14||Matt Forte (CHI)||RB11||19||13||18||14||16.0|
|15||Drew Brees (NO)||QB2||17||25||13||13||17.0|
|16||Dez Bryant (DAL)||WR3||15||16||17||21||17.3|
|17||Steven Jackson (ATL)||RB12||35||12||15||15||19.3|
|18||Brandon Marshall (CHI)||WR4||16||20||20||22||19.5|
|19||Stevan Ridley (NE)||RB13||26||15||19||19||19.8|
|20||Chris Johnson (TEN)||RB14||23||17||24||17||20.3|
|21||Julio Jones (ATL)||WR5||14||22||21||25||20.5|
|22||Jimmy Graham (NO)||TE1||20||21||26||23||22.5|
|23||Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC)||RB15||30||18||27||18||23.3|
|24||Demaryius Thomas (DEN)||WR6||18||26||25||27||24.0|
|25||Peyton Manning (DEN)||QB3||34||35||16||20||26.3|
|26||Frank Gore (SF)||RB16||39||24||23||28||28.5|
|27||Percy Harvin (SEA)||WR7||22||34||28||36||30.0|
|28||Randall Cobb (GB)||WR8||21||31||35||35||30.5|
|29||Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)||WR9||28||29||34||31||30.5|
|30||DeMarco Murray (DAL)||RB17||31||27||42||24||31.0|
|31||Roddy White (ATL)||WR10||29||33||29||34||31.3|
|32||Andre Johnson (HOU)||WR11||27||37||30||33||31.8|
|33||Darren McFadden (OAK)||RB18||36||30||33||29||32.0|
|34||Reggie Bush (DET)||RB19||42||23||46||26||34.3|