5 Players Climbing up the Draft Board (Fantasy Football ADP Risers)

By Patrick Whelan, August 11, 2018
Jarvis Landry Cleveland Browns

As training camp news filters in and the mock draft season picks up, fantasy owners are able to get a clearer picture on the consensus for a player's average draft position. This article covers players that are seeing their draft position rise on good news, good fortune, or market inefficiencies. Note that the ADPs are taken from aggregated 12 team PPR Fantasy Football Calculator Drafts.

Jordan Howard (ADP 2.10)

It's a mystery to me why Jordan Howard is still going this low, but his ADP has seen some course correction over the past month. He's moved up from the 39th pick overall, to the 34th, and that trend should continue. Howard has seen over 280 touches in both his first two seasons in the league, and the Bears look to have an improved offense in 2018. Add in the fact that the coaching staff has worked relentlessly on his hands this off season, you can guess that they will use him on all three downs. Tarik Cohen is a sexy pass catcher, but few backs in the league command the volume of Howard.

Lamar Miller (ADP 4.08)

Lamar Miller has been one of the more consistent fantasy players over the past several years and has been a work horse for Houston, touching the ball 299 and 274 times over the past two seasons. His efficiency dropped last year, but that kind of volume is tough to come by for a running back in today's game. With DeShaun Watson back in the fold, it's not surprising his ADP has self corrected 10 spots over the past month. Just be wary of the long game, Miller was losing a lot of carries to Alfred Blue down the stretch and D'Onta Forman is a threat.

Jarvis Landry (ADP 4.12)

Jarvis Landry's ADP has risen almost a full round in the past month due to the uncertainty over the rest of the Cleveland Brown's receivers. Josh Gordon's status is completely up in the air as he remains away from the team due to personal issues and Corey Coleman was sent to Buffalo. Cleveland has an improved offense and a competent quarterback so you can bet that there are fantasy points to be had by a player as good as Landry. That being said, his ADP will be heavily tied to Gordon's, so keep your eye on his status.

Chris Hogan (5.07)

Chris Hogan was looking forward to an already heavy workload after Brandin Cooks was traded to LA, but that workload will be even bigger with Julian Edelman's 4 game suspension. Hogan's ADP has risen another 5 spots after the news and figures to climb even higher. With the way Hogan was able to produce big plays before his shoulder injury last year, he still represents wide receiver value, even with his rising draft number.

Rex Burkhead (ADP 6.05)

Sony Michel's injury has been Rex Burkhead's gain, as his ADP has risen 17 spotsĀ in 3 weeks. I'm still wary of New England running backs with their roles changing so often, but Burkhead has the closest thing to a three down skillset of all of the players in the backfield. With James White representing only a receiving option, Burkhead may command the majority of the carries on a very potent offense, and that will equate to an even higher ADP than 6.05.

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