Fantasy Football ADP (August 25th Update): Biggest Weekly Risers/Fallers

Every Monday, we post an update in players that have had the biggest moves — both up and down — in fantasy football average draft position (ADP) from the previous week.

With this information, we can get a better sense of the collective perceptions of fantasy football owners (mock drafters). If a player is moving up the ADP chart, it may lead us to using a higher pick than his current ADP to make sure we secure a targeted player.

Of course, a player's ADP (and movement) is just one (small) piece in determining who to draft and our strategy used to assemble a fantasy roster.

For purposes of our study, we will use 14-team ADP data from Fantasy Football Calculator. While most may play in 12-team leagues, using ADP data from 14-team leagues provides data on more players.

Below are the three biggest risers over the past week (ADPs on 8/18 to 8/25 in parenthesis) by position:

Quarterbacks

  1. E.J. Manuel, Buffalo Bills: -8.7 (191.1 on 8/18 to 182.4 on 8/25)
  2. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears: -6.2 (91.4 to 85.2)
  3. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins: -5.2 (164.8 to 159.6)

Running Backs

  1. Shonn Greene, Tennessee Titans: -19.3 (169.6 to 150.3)
  2. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers: -18.5 (176.0 to 157.5)
  3. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints: -9.8 (125.3 to 115.5)

Wide Receivers

  1. Kenbrell Thompkins, New England Patriots: -23.4 (181.4 to 158.0)
  2. Justin Hunter, Tennessee Titans: -17.7 (132.2 to 114.5)
  3. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars: -10.3 (157.4 to 147.1)

Tight Ends

  1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs: -11.1 (179.6 to 168.5)
  2. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings: -7.6 (92.7 to 85.1)
  3. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears: -5.1 (125.8 to 120.7)

Note: Minus signs mean the ADP is become better (i.e., earlier) in drafts.

Below are the three biggest fallers over the past week (ADPs on 8/18 to 8/25 in parenthesis) by position:

Quarterbacks

  1. Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +8.6 (159.6 on 8/18 to 168.2 on 8/25)
  2. Eli Manning, New York Giants: +7.6 (145.6 to 153.2)
  3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers: +5.4 (88.3 to 93.7)

Running Backs

  1. Andre Brown, Free Agent: +22.2 (150.7 to 172.9)
  2. Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals: +6.8 (102.9 to 109.7)
  3. Roy Helu, Washington Redskins: +6.7 (173.2 to 179.9)

Wide Receivers

  1. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals: +15.4 (133.4 to 148.8)
  2. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants: +12.0 (170.1 to 182.1)
  3. Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills: +11.4 (172.7 to 184.1)

Tight Ends

  1. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams: +4.7 (173.1 to 176.9)
  2. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens: +4.5 (90.4 to 94.9)
  3. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts: +3.8 (181.5 to 186.2)

Note: Plus signs mean the ADP is become worse (i.e., later) in drafts.

- More: Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) Data for all drafted players

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