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I drafted a league a couple weeks ago, when Graham was at 30 and the tight ends were all very low. It seems now that they've moved everyone up, including Gerhart and the rest of the TEs. Sleeper picks like Knile Davis, West, Twill, Michael have all gotten boosts now I believe

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I drafted a league a couple weeks ago, when Graham was at 30 and the tight ends were all very low. It seems now that they've moved everyone up, including Gerhart and the rest of the TEs. Sleeper picks like Knile Davis, West, Twill, Michael have all gotten boosts now I believe

Cameron's still at 90-some last I checked...

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RBs are waaaaaay overvalued early on.

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RBs are waaaaaay overvalued early on.

I just did my first mock, as my draft is now less than a month away and I know my draft spot. I thought there were some great values on RBs. Ball was ranked somewhere in the 20s. Spiller was even further down, in the 30s I think. Ellington was around that range, even a little lower I think. Emmanuel Sanders was ranked WAY too high. They have an absurd projection for Peyton so he's ranked near the top. I kept getting distracted at work so I didn't spend much time but I'm sure as I delve in more I will find a lot more things I can exploit. Luckily most of the people in my ESPN league are coworkers who don't follow fantasy football closely.

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ESPN rankings are straight up stupid. And I love that my main money league plays there.

Brandon Marshall at 24th overall?...in their PPR ranks? They recommend taking Mathew Stafford at pick 22 and 14 Running backs before a guy that averaged 109 catches per year with Cutler.

Julio Jones at 26th overall? PPR, really? Followed by Antonio Brown (27th) and Jordy Nelson (28th)? WTF!

Gronk ranked 49th?

Toby Gerhart 60th? The 26th ranked RB? What?

Ranked after the 10th round in 12 teamers:

Jeremy Hill

Terrance West (Ben Tate is 31st overall)

Lamar Miller

Devonta Freeman

Lance Dunbar (Ranked in the 253)

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I hate their rankings so much and most of the people in my league will use them just because our league is on ESPN's site. Sure a couple players are undervalued on their list and you might get a good value pick, but it just seems like it hasn't been updated in months. Although it does say it was updated on the 7th and occasionally some players move around. For example, they still have Zac Stacy going 13th overall. Just about everyone else has him going towards the end of the 2nd round now. And Montee Ball going 25th? I mean I get he hasn't really proven himself but let's be honest nobody is going to let him fall that far. Also Doug Martin in the first round? Before every wide receiver with the exception of megatron? So many questions and I'm only talking about the top 25.

I think they put too much value in some running backs over elite wide receivers. Like I said it just seems like they haven't been updating the list. Or maybe they just don't really know what they're doing I don't really know. Things get crazier as you get further down the list though. The only reason I'll even bring this list to draft day is most of the other people will use it.

Is anyone really drafting Doug Martin in the first round?

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I hate their rankings so much and most of the people in my league will use them just because our league is on ESPN's site. Sure a couple players are undervalued on their list and you might get a good value pick, but it just seems like it hasn't been updated in months. Although it does say it was updated on the 7th and occasionally some players move around. For example, they still have Zac Stacy going 13th overall. Just about everyone else has him going towards the end of the 2nd round now. And Montee Ball going 25th? I mean I get he hasn't really proven himself but let's be honest nobody is going to let him fall that far. Also Doug Martin in the first round? Before every wide receiver with the exception of megatron? So many questions and I'm only talking about the top 25.

I think they put too much value in some running backs over elite wide receivers. Like I said it just seems like they haven't been updating the list. Or maybe they just don't really know what they're doing I don't really know. Things get crazier as you get further down the list though. The only reason I'll even bring this list to draft day is most of the other people will use it.

Is anyone really drafting Doug Martin in the first round?

Nobody should ever draft him there. Their line is terrible. Do an auction live with a projector and spreadsheet. Then people have to go off their guides or numbers. Then there will be a difference in price. I hate when the same price is in front of everyone. Then everything is dictated by those prices.

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I like their rankings because it throws off those who aren't researching before drafts. I used their rankings for my league draft. Some went off it, some didn't. The ones who didn't are the teams who typically are really into fantasy.

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I did most of my drafts. jimmy graham went in the first in everyone a long with calvin Johnson. the top 10 RBs are not overvalued.

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They have Robrain ranked too high. Dude is going in the first along with the likes of freeshoesuniversity. Definitely not worth the reach when you can have freeshoesuniversity - who is more consistent with more upside

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Yeah, not very good rankings. Usually I agree with Chris Harris but this year I'm not very fond of his rankings. Honestly, I think Berry has the best rankings on ESPN this year.

Cumulatively, I see a some glaring problems with ESPN's rankings.

Doug Martin at 7 is the craziest (Should be around 25-30) Zac Stacy at 11? (should be 25ish) Demaryius Thomas at 15? (should be 7th or 8th), Monte Ball at 25? (should be around 12-14) I'd take Ball and Thomas WAY before Martin and Stacy.

Dez at 18? (Should be around 11-13) Foster at 9? (with his injuries) Peyton at 8? Rodgers at 12? (should be 25ish if not 6pt per td pass) Ellington at 46? (should be around 30-35) Ben Tate at 32?

There are a lot of players they got right but far too many that they are WAY off on IMHO. Overall, I think Evan Silva and Dave/Jamey from CBS have the most solid rankings I've seen.

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RBs are waaaaaay overvalued early on.

where do you find values in the RBs? I noticed Ball is a great value on ESPN....but since they are all so overvalued, I would hate to end up with a horrible RB2. are there any other RB values that stand out to you after Ball?

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I always look for players I like that I can pick up late. Gore S Jax and MJD are ranked really low. I've been picking them up in 7th rd or later in most drafts. These are players with a great chance to start and produce rb 2 numbers.

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Demarco is a good value on ESPN. I can get him in the 2nd round more often than not. Ellington is a great value ranked in the 40s

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Demarco is a good value on ESPN. I can get him in the 2nd round more often than not. Ellington is a great value ranked in the 40s

i noticed DeMarco is ranked above Ball (non ppr). Do you like both of them as values based on espn rankings, or do you think Demarco is the better value here?

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I like them both(Demarco more). There have been some mock drafts on ESPN I can get Demarco in the 2nd and Montee in the 3rd. That's robbery. Too bad my real draft is almost a month away and they may wise up w their rankings before then.

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I like them both(Demarco more). There have been some mock drafts on ESPN I can get Demarco in the 2nd and Montee in the 3rd. That's robbery. Too bad my real draft is almost a month away and they may wise up w their rankings before then.

is this ppr or non ppr rankings?

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I'm not sure there's a difference in terms of their default rankings? I just go to the mock draft lobby and pick a mock. I never see an option for ppr vs nonppr.

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Owenmills, I have found similar rankings. Are there any WR values you found so far? Mike Floyd I noticed was a big error according to many expert projections.

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I like them both(Demarco more). There have been some mock drafts on ESPN I can get Demarco in the 2nd and Montee in the 3rd. That's robbery. Too bad my real draft is almost a month away and they may wise up w their rankings before then.

is this ppr or non ppr rankings?

ESPN's system rankings default to their standard scoring, which is non-ppr. They do additional ppr rankings, but those aren't put into the system unless you create a manual ranking and do it yourself.

I always found it interesting how much ESPN focuses on standard scoring in spite of the growing trend around full or partial ppr. Fantasy Football Now and their podcasts all have a standard scoring slant and only a few of their staffers (like Matthew Berry) even reference the impact of ppr on particular rankings.

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I like them both(Demarco more). There have been some mock drafts on ESPN I can get Demarco in the 2nd and Montee in the 3rd. That's robbery. Too bad my real draft is almost a month away and they may wise up w their rankings before then.

is this ppr or non ppr rankings?

ESPN's system rankings default to their standard scoring, which is non-ppr. They do additional ppr rankings, but those aren't put into the system unless you create a manual ranking and do it yourself.

I always found it interesting how much ESPN focuses on standard scoring in spite of the growing trend around full or partial ppr. Fantasy Football Now and their podcasts all have a standard scoring slant and only a few of their staffers (like Matthew Berry) even reference the impact of ppr on particular rankings.

I LOVE this about ESPN. What an easy way to gain an advantage simply by doing an hour of research. All 3 of my leagues are over ESPN, and all of them are 0.5 PPR, so pass catching RBs are always severely undervalued.

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I've been drafting on FFC and just did a few drafts on EPSN because that's where my draft is being held... And I'm "scured" on how my team is going to turn out. The ADP is so weird compared to others and the league I'm in, half the people know what they're doing, the other half don't... so I'm sure there's going to be reaching eveywhere. Don't know how to plan for it....

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Going back and looking at the pre-season rankings is comical. I know hindsight is 20-20 -- and this goes hand and hand with the zero RB strategy -- but these guys always inflate the value of RBs.

And the end result is Doug Martin with a pre-season rank of 11 and an auction value of $45 ($45 down the drain)

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