Matthew Stafford and Sam Bradford Among Rising QBs

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It's time to get up to speed on your signal callers.  This edition of the Fantasy Football Calculator Average Draft Position update will highlight a trend that you need to be aware of.  Many early and late-round quarterbacks are rising in ADP.  If you're targeting a specific quarterback, he may be drafted sooner than you expect.

(All graphs below use data from 12-team mock drafts, with the most recent update on Sunday, August 21st.)

Late-round Risers

Some of the biggest risers are the young guns Matthew Stafford and Sam Bradford.  They have moved out of the backup fantasy QB role and are now being considered as low-end QB1s as the 12th and 14th QBs taken off of the board.

Another late-round pick that's getting more popular is Kevin Kolb.  He's the 15th QB off the board in round 10.  Considering that he has Larry Fitzgerald to throw to, expectations still seem somewhat low for the unproven quarterback.

Early-round Risers

Not only are late-round sleepers climbing out of the cellar, but stud QBs are becoming even more expensive as well.  Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, and Tom Brady are all showing increases in ADP:

Is Anyone Falling?

Yes, there are some quarterbacks who are actually falling in the drafts.  Peyton Manning, due to his latest neck injury concerns, is the most notable quarterback falling in the drafts.  He's now slipped into the beginning of the fourth round.

In addition to Manning, Jay Cutler and Joe Flacco are getting cheaper to draft every day.  The change in their ADP may be due to lack of upside.  They've been passed up by Stafford and Bradford, who both have higher ceilings.

Draft Them Early!

Regardless of who you're targeting as your fantasy QB, he's probably increasing in value.  Keep an eye on his ADP and make sure you know when to pull the trigger.

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