2020 NFL Draft Guide: Navigating ADP
Jon Impemba offers an introductory look at ADP (Average Draft Position) and how best to use it during your fantasy football prep work.
We already discussed how to draft in tiers with the Fantasy Alarm Draft Guide article, Drafting by Tiers, but a strategy that works in conjunction with drafting by tiers and was mentioned a lot in that article was how to properly assess the ADP of a player when drafting. Navigating ADP isn’t as easy as it seems and it’s why I preach to everybody that you really need to mock draft so you get a feel of not only how your strategies may work in a draft but also how other fantasy players feel about the same players you are looking to target. Let’s dive in, shall we?
What is ADP?
This is probably a good place to start eh? What exactly is ADP? What does it mean? Well, it stands for Average Draft Position. Through player rankings and tons of drafts we find the average draft spot for each player. Projections will largely dictate the players ADP as those projected to score the most fantasy points will tend to go higher in drafts with slight variance and so on down the line....