So maybe you saw my snake-oil rankings… I mean magic rankings… where you can find value in every round of your draft if you are drafting on ESPN. Well maybe you thought it was a neat idea but that sounds like too much work to go through. I agree, so I made it easy… Below is a easy-to-use Cheat Sheet to use during your draft to find good deals throughout your draft. Just print these guys off and go to town.
I added a FAQ section at the end this section if you have no idea what you are looking at.
|Round||1st Tier||Value||2nd Tier||Value||3rd Tier||Value|
|2||Julio Jones – Atl||+ 7||Dez Bryant – Dal||+ 5|
|3||A.J. Green – Cin||+ 5||Mike Evans – TB||+ 5||Justin Forsett – Bal||+ 4|
|4||Frank Gore – Ind||+ 11||Jonathan Stewart – Car||+ 10||Melvin Gordon – SD||+ 8|
|5||Latavius Murray – Oak||+ 17||Andre Ellington – Ari||+ 15||Joseph Randle – Dal||+ 13|
|6||Ameer Abdullah – Det||+ 25||T.J. Yeldon – Jac||+ 13||Brandon Marshall – NYJ||+ 8|
|7||Doug Martin – TB||+ 32||Martavis Bryant – Pit||+ 26||C.J. Spiller – NO||+ 11|
|8||Arian Foster* – Hou||+ 24||Jarvis Landry – Mia||+ 16||Chris Ivory – NYJ||+ 18|
|9||Charles Johnson – Min||+ 25||Tre Mason – StL||+ 25||Alfred Blue – Hou||+ 17|
|10||John Brown – Ari||+ 34||Nelson Agholor – Phi||+ 15||Shane Vereen, NYG||+ 8|
|11||Ryan Tannehill – Mia||+ 15||Devonta Freeman – Atl||+ 17||Bishop Sankey – Ten||+ 9|
|12||David Cobb – Ten||+ 22||Breshad Perriman – Bal||+ 14||Danny Woodhead – SD||+ 11|
|13||Owen Daniels – Den||+ 26||Sam Bradford – Phi||+ 15||Anquan Boldin – SF||+ 6|
|14||Dolphins D/ST||+ 5||Delanie Walker – Ten||+ 6||Duke Johnson – Cle||+ 3|
|15||Cardinals D/ST||+ 4|
|16||Tyler Eifert – Cin||+ 9|
|Round||1st Tier||Value||2nd Tier||Value||Value|
|2||Dez Bryant – Dal||+ 5||A.J. Green – Cin||+ 5|
|3||Frank Gore – Ind||+ 11||Mike Evans – TB||+ 5||Melvin Gordon – SD||+ 8|
|4||Latavius Murray – Oak||+ 17||Andre Ellington – Ari||+ 15||Joseph Randle – Dal||+ 13|
|5||T.J. Yeldon – Jac||+ 13||Keenan Allen – SD||+ 9||Brandon Marshall – NYJ||+ 8|
|6||Martavis Bryant – Pit||+ 26||Ameer Abdullah – Det||+ 25||Jarvis Landry – Mia||+ 16|
|7||Doug Martin – TB||+ 32||Chris Ivory – NYJ||+ 18||Allen Robinson – Jac||+ 15|
|8||Charles Johnson – Min||+ 25||Tre Mason – StL||+ 25||Arian Foster* – Hou||+ 24|
|9||John Brown – Ari||+ 34||Devonta Freeman – Atl||+ 17||Ryan Tannehill – Mia||+ 15|
|10||Steve Smith Sr. – Bal||+ 14||Breshad Perriman – Bal||+ 14||Danny Woodhead – SD||+ 11|
|11||David Cobb – Ten||+ 22||Owen Daniels – Den||+ 26||Sam Bradford – Phi||+ 15|
|12||Tyler Eifert – Cin||+ 9||Montee Ball – Den||+ 2|
I looked over your cheat sheet. After round 2, most of those players I consider overrated.
That makes sense. These players are all swing players and that is largely why these players have such a discrepancy. Any player who’s ADP is consistent between sites do not show up on this list. So If you like anyone on here, this is a nice guide on how to get them. If you don’t like someone on this list, you can just ignore them.
I cannot emphasize this enough, none of these players are on this sheet based on my opinion. This is just finding players like Martavis Bryant who are being drafted on Fantasy Football Calculator in the 5th round, but in the 8th round on ESPN.
I have no idea what I’m looking at, do you mind explaining this chart in a little more detail?
Oh course… There was a post on reddit that showed how much higher/lower someone is drafted on ESPN vs when they are drafted on FFC. A lot of people (but not all) consider FFC to be a better mock system. I extrapolated that idea into a list of rounds so you can visualize where to expect to find these players with the biggest gaps in their ADP and grab them on the cheap. This is the basis in which I created this sheet. I have been using it to draft and it works most of the time!
You should be grabbing players off this list only if you think they deserve to go earlier, this is not a table of recommendations. These tables are to help figure out where to grab these players who’s ADPs are all over the place.Again, only grab one of these players if you like them.
How did you figure out where each player should go?
Doug Martin is being drafted in the Late 9th/Early 10th round on ESPN. But in the same scoring format on FFC, people are drafting him in the mid-6th round on Average (this is where you get the “value” metric). So through some math, mock drafting and shit, I found that you can easily pick him up most of the time in the 7th Round (where he is on my cheat sheet), sometimes in the 8th.
So if you’re targeting a specific guy, you can use this sheet to know when not to reach too early for him basically?
Exactly! If you want Arian Foster, you can feel safe waiting until the 8th round rather than reaching in the 6th or 7th since I know he’ll most likely be there in the 8th. Of course I can’t guarantee it, but I’ve tried all of these picks in several mock drafts and it most often works.
Is this list up to date?
I actually had to make some changes this morning (8/26/15). I believe with some certainty that you can use this over the next week!
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