ADP Update: Optimism in Minnesota

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You don't normally think of an offense quarterbacked by a rookie to be a place to look for fantasy assets, but that's exactly what many people are doing this year with some key players for Minnesota.

This review covers two rising players for the Vikings by looking at their ADP in 12-team non-PPR leagues.

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR (MIN) - ADP  4.07Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 9.30.35 PM

Patterson is a human highlight reel (video), who is dynamic to watch.  He was selected at the end of the first round in the NFL draft in 2013, and was known by all to be physically talented, but raw at the wide receiver position. Many people are projecting Norv Turner to help him take the next step and turn him into the next Josh Gordon.

However, with an ADP of 4.07, it looks like he's already being drafted at his ceiling value.  He is the 17th wide receiver off the board, which would project him at about 1,100 yards and 7 touchdowns.  So there isn't much upside left in his price.  And when you consider that his floor is rather low because he is so unpolished, you have to be a risk-taker to trust Patterson as your WR2.

Kyle Rudolph, TE (MIN) - ADP 8.12

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Kyle Rudolph is a fourth year tight end who was a 2nd-round pick in 2011.  He's shown flashes of skill here and there throughout his career, but due to the offensive system that he's in plus several injuries, he has never cracked 500 yards in a season.

However, the big change for him this year is the addition of Norv Turner, who has a history of heavily using of the tight end position in the receiving game.  A couple of recent news blurbs reflecting this fact have shot him up even more.  If Rudolph shows well in pre-season games, expect his value to continue climbing.

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