One of the greatest tools Fantasy Football owners can start using right now in preparations for their Fantasy Drafts, even if they are still a few months away, is to use ADP lists. For those who don’t know, ADP stands for Average Draft Position and could be used as an excellent tool in helping us construct the base of our cheat sheets.
Below is a small top-20 sample from our friends at MyFantasyLeague.com, followed by a quick summary from yours truly. This list is based on a normal 12-team league and a combination of PPR and non-PPR scoring. For a complete listing, make sure you check out MFL’s complete ADP list, which will change often from now until Week One of the regular season.
Arian Foster continues his climb as fantasy gold. Like Priest Holmes and Marshall Faulk in the early 2000’s, Foster is continuing his dominance in the fantasy football world ever since his breakout 2010 season. But with LeSean McCoy not far behind, could we possibly see an upset in the making come August? In PPR leagues, Foster, McCoy and Ray Rice could all be considered No. 1 prospects. But for my money, I’ll take Foster in every draft (And I’m one of McCoy’s biggest fans). Some thought I was nuts for putting Cam Newton at the 1.9 spot in my First Round Mock Draft, but it looks like owners are backing up my prediction. Many owners are not only banking on him matching his 2011 numbers, but destroying them in 2012. Matt Forte’s average (15.49) is a bit too high for my liking. Not that I don’t think he can’t have continued success, but Forte relied heavily on former OC Mike Martz’s utilization of his running backs as receivers out of the backfield. Will that still continue now that Mike Tice has been promoted and Brandon Marshall has been added?