5 Players I Like More Than Their ADP
I have a draft coming up in the 20-team @thefantasymayhem league tomorrow, and I've been doing some preparing. While doing some of my mocks on @playsleeper, I've been able to land a few players I like more than their ADP. It's pretty satisfying when you can land a player nearly a round later than where you have them ranked. It got me thinking I should point out a few players that I like better than their current ADP according to @FantasyPros. So, here you go:
Odell Beckham Jr.: I was actually surprised to find that his ADP isn't the much lower than where I have him ranked. He gets so much hate that the gut feeling is he's ranked around WR30 or later. I actually like his WR14 ADP, but I have him 3 slots higher. I don't have time for those who say he's been a complete bust for three years in a row. I don't fault guys who get injured. It's part of the game and can't be prevented. Odell is elite at the position and has proven it in the past. I think he proves it again.
Cam Newton: When looking at expert rankings, I'm way higher on Newton than most. I get the concerns over his health. He looked like a shell of himself during the first two weeks of last season. However, the upside is Top 3. The Patriots have proven they can scheme success out of any quarterback (Matt Cassell finished as the QB7 under this same coaching staff), and Cam isn't just any quarterback. He has never finished worse than a Top 5 QB when fully healthy.
Josh Jacobs: Jacobs ADP isn't much lower than where I have him, but he is going behind two players that I think he should be drafted ahead of, and they are Nick Chubb and Austin Ekeler. Now, I'm not going to argue too hard over drafting either of those guys ahead of Jacobs, because I like all three, but the opportunity share for Jacobs cannot be denied. We know Ekeler will get his in the passing game, but he has a low rushing floor. And with Chubb it's the opposite. He's not likely to catch many passes with Hunt there. I expect both Cleveland backs to be very active. Jacobs has very little to worry about for competition in an improving offense that has the 3rd easiest schedule in 2020. Sign me up.
Robert Woods: As for Woods, I think he will be a great value in drafts. He's currently going behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, Cooper Kupp, A.J. Brown and Courtland Sutton. I'd draft him before all those players. He has proven to be a top 20 WR in point per game 3 years in a row. The team no longer has Brandin Cooks, and Woods severely outplayed and outsnapped his teammate Kupp over the last 8-games of the season. He has fringe WR1 appeal in 2020.
Tom Brady: When Brady signed with the Bucs, I wrote about why I thought he had top 5 upside. He's currently being drafted behind Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan. I like him better. He was devoid of talent in 2019 and still finished 12th at the position. This team is going to air it out, and his efficiency is going to light up the scoreboards.