As the 2017 pre-season clock ticks down and fantasy football drafts kick it into high gear, I thought it would be a good time to start unveiling some of the more recent drafts trends we are witnessing in the Mock Draft Army.

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Now, as far as the trend report goes, I’ll list some of the more significant risers and fallers over these last two weeks and then share the rest of the ADP Trend Report. Incidentally, you can always check out the Mock Draft Army ADP right here.


Darren McFadden, RB DAL (+9.6%) – No major surprise here as the news of the Ezekiel Elliott suspension shot DMC up many a draft board in recent weeks. The talk of a committee approach in Dallas with him and Alfred Morris, plus the belief by many that Zeke’s suspension will be reduced, helps keep the helium from getting too bad. Still, many are on McFadden in the mid-to-late rounds regardless if they’re handcuffing or not.

Dalvin Cook, RB MIN (+8.0%) – His talent is off the charts and he’s getting a lot of preseason love from pundits everywhere. There’s not much to say about the Vikings backfield other than that it should belong to Cook all season long. Latavius Murray is perpetually banged up, coaches don’t like his upright running style and frankly, whomever was in charge of his signing with Minnesota has probably been fired. Murray has already conceded his spot on the depth chart and no one is even talking about Jerick McKinnon. Barring and injury, Cook’s name is the only one you need to know here.

Carlos Hyde, RB SF (+7.9%) – The back and forth throughout the preseason has been a bit aggravating, but after matching up Hyde with Tim Hightower and Joe Williams, coach Kyle Shanahan is likely to stick with Hyde as his bell-cow this season. We’ve see what a Shanahan-led offense does to the fantasy value of the running backs, so as long as Hyde stays healthy, you should enjoy his work this season.

Jameis Winston, QB TB (+7.7%) – Not a whole lot of movement given his ADP, but Winston is steadily climbing up the charts with regard to his contemporaries like Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota. You’ve got to love the addition of DeSean Jackson to the receiving corps and after a couple of preseason games, there’s definitely more hype on O.J. Howard and what he brings to the table as a receiving weapon.

Kenny Golladay, WR DET (+7.3%) – While many were expecting tight end Eric Ebron to haul in the targets vacated by the loss of Anquan Boldin, Golladay has stepped up and really taken this WR3 spot by storm. He looks really strong coming out of the slot and could be an interesting PPR option this season. Not to worry about his targets going to Ebron. That guy just can’t stay healthy.


Ezekiel Elliott, RB DAL (-56.1%) – Well duh. His ADP has dropped significantly with word of the suspension and he’s hovering around the late second round now in most drafts. We should here more about whether the suspension will be reduced soon enough, but for now it looks like there are plenty willing to let him go.

Sammy Watkins, WR LAR (-22.6%) – You didn’t really think the move to the Rams would actually increase the interest in Watkins, did you? The Rams have more issues with their passing game than the Bills did, so don’t expect Watkins to suddenly be considered a breakout WR1 at all. Jared Goff has plenty to learn and it will come at the expense of Watkins’ workload.

Marqise Lee, WR JAC (-11.2%) – The ankle sprain is one issue holding people back and the other is the quarterback concerns. Word out of Jacksonville is that Chad Henne has passed Blake Bortles on the depth chart and now there’s talk of Brandon Allen getting some work with the first team. Lee has tremendous talent, but people just don’t trust that he’s going to see the ball with any real consistency here.

T.Y. Hilton, WR IND (-10.8%) – With Andrew Luck’s Week 1 in doubt due to these growing concerns with his throwing shoulder, it’s no surprise that Hilton’s stock is also falling. You can also attribute it to the struggling offensive line for the Colts and the concerns that the ground game isn’t going to hold being led by Frank Gore. The good news is that you just might be able to get a better bargain price on Hilton now and if all these early concerns are all for naught, then you’ve got one hell of a receiver at a discounted rate.

Samaje Perine, RB WAS (-9.6%) – Until he proves he can hold onto the ball, Perine will sit far behind both Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson this season. We know he’s got tremendous talent and he should eventually take over the ground game in its entirety, but until his fumble-itis is cured, he’s going to be hanging out on the sidelines learning from afar.

Mock Draft Army ADP Trend Report

PlayerTmPosCurrent ADPADP 2 Wks AgoMin DraftedMax DraftedTrend
David JohnsonARIRB1.031.05121.9%
Le'Veon BellPITRB2.102.0514-2.4%
Antonio BrownPITWR3.103.24254.5%
Odell BeckhamNYGWR4.774.7638-0.2%
Julio JonesATLWR6.036.43496.6%
Mike EvansTBWR8.719.6741311.0%
Melvin GordonLACRB8.878.76516-1.2%
LeSean McCoyBUFRB9.239.00417-2.5%
Ezekiel ElliottDALRB9.654.24333-56.1%
Devonta FreemanATLRB9.7710.386166.2%
A.J. GreenCINWR10.2310.10717-1.3%
Jordan HowardCHIRB12.6513.386215.8%
Jordy NelsonGBWR12.7712.52718-2.0%
Jay AjayiMIARB12.9013.056191.2%
Michael ThomasNOWR14.7715.009201.6%
DeMarco MurrayTENRB16.6516.521321-0.8%
Todd GurleyLARB17.2618.007234.3%
Dez BryantDALWR17.9717.861129-0.6%
T.Y. HiltonINDWR19.5517.4313275-10.8%
Amari CooperOAKWR22.1621.761735-1.8%
Leonard FournetteJACRB24.4824.241638-1.0%
Isaiah CrowellCLERB25.2625.5216431.0%
Brandin CooksNEWR25.8725.761538-0.4%
Terrelle PryorWASWR26.6827.9517514.8%
Rob GronkowskiNETE27.9026.241557-5.9%
DeAndre HopkinsHOUWR29.4228.291966-3.8%
Alshon JefferyPHIWR29.7730.4820462.4%
Demaryius ThomasDENWR30.7730.8122600.1%
Doug BaldwinSEAWR31.0331.3318581.0%
Lamar MillerHOURB31.2329.951670-4.1%
Aaron RodgersGBQB31.5832.525423.0%
Jarvis LandryMIAWR33.1330.862068-6.9%
Marshawn LynchOAKRB34.4232.671461-5.1%
Carlos HydeSFRB36.0638.9021847.9%
Keenan AllenLACWR37.6835.862470-4.8%
Travis KelceKCTE38.0337.622565-1.1%
Sammy WatkinsLAWR40.2931.192389-22.6%
Christian McCaffreyCARRB40.5839.242663-3.3%
Allen RobinsonJACWR43.3540.002585-7.7%
Tom BradyNEQB43.4845.524674.7%
Michael CrabtreeOAKWR43.6543.8622690.5%
Tyreek HillKCWR44.7745.4329821.5%
Dalvin CookMINRB45.6549.2925668.0%
Golden TateDETWR45.8145.383771-0.9%
Davante AdamsGBWR46.6845.243677-3.1%
Julian EdelmanNEWR47.1344.952773-4.6%
Joe MixonCINRB47.1945.862281-2.8%
Mark IngramNORB48.4549.05271071.2%
Drew BreesNOQB49.9452.487655.1%
Spencer WareKCRB51.5552.05241061.0%
Larry FitzgeraldARIWR52.0350.623886-2.7%
Jordan ReedWASTE54.6852.433394-4.1%
Ty MontgomeryGBRB54.9052.7626106-3.9%
Stefon DiggsMINWR56.4558.1041742.9%
Greg OlsenCARTE56.8455.954479-1.6%
Kelvin BenjaminCARWR56.8760.4333856.3%
Tevin ColemanATLRB59.0056.0539107-5.0%
Emmanuel SandersDENWR59.6160.2442881.1%
Paul PerkinsNYGRB63.6859.103592-7.2%
C.J. AndersonDENRB63.7162.954488-1.2%
Brandon MarshallNYGWR64.9465.7646881.3%
Martavis BryantPITWR66.7468.1033992.0%
Ameer AbdullahDETRB67.5565.1441112-3.6%
Mike GillisleeNERB67.5561.4345103-9.1%
Willie SneadNOWR67.8767.8652960.0%
DeVante ParkerMIAWR68.8168.054696-1.1%
Jamison CrowderWASWR69.0366.0046104-4.4%
Matt RyanATLQB70.7771.57191141.1%
Danny WoodheadBALRB70.9470.865198-0.1%
Bilal PowellNYJRB71.4272.0047890.8%
Andrew LuckINDQB71.5271.52371140.0%
Eric DeckerTENWR72.3973.8154992.0%
Pierre GarconSFWR72.9774.10421061.5%
Jimmy GrahamSEATE73.6875.71501042.8%
Donte MoncriefINDWR73.9770.1451111-5.2%
Kyle RudolphMINTE76.4875.5761102-1.2%
Zach ErtzPHITE77.4879.24531132.3%
Cameron MeredithCHIWR77.9477.8151108-0.2%
Theo RiddickDETRB78.1376.1954111-2.5%
Eddie LacySEARB79.8774.8144119-6.3%
DeSean JacksonTBWR82.3582.1954110-0.2%
Russell WilsonSEAQB83.0387.71151295.6%
Terrance WestBALRB83.8782.2458132-1.9%
LeGarrette BlountPHIRB87.4583.5746127-4.4%
Jeremy MaclinBALWR89.2988.1459120-1.3%
Tyrell WilliamsLACWR89.7487.6262139-2.4%
Tyler EifertCINTE91.4591.67511390.2%
John BrownARIWR91.7188.7160145-3.3%
Duke JohnsonCLERB91.7495.67611204.3%
Cam NewtonCARQB92.8198.57341546.2%
Marcus MariotaTENQB93.1094.19281351.2%
Doug MartinTBRB93.1994.52521231.4%
Adrian PetersonNORB93.3592.6271120-0.8%
C.J. ProsiseSEARB93.8496.90641233.3%
Adam ThielenMINWR96.1994.0569148-2.2%
Corey ColemanCLEWR98.4598.57791370.1%
Rishard MatthewsTENWR98.7797.8171153-1.0%
Randall CobbGBWR102.52101.2980141-1.2%
Delanie WalkerTENTE102.97103.05641440.1%
Hunter HenryLACTE103.06100.3371149-2.6%
Kirk CousinsWASQB104.29105.90361421.5%
Frank GoreINDRB104.4598.1978150-6.0%
Derrick HenryTENRB105.32102.9587148-2.3%
Derek CarrOAKQB107.42109.43221431.9%
Matt ForteNYJRB108.90104.8677152-3.7%
Josh DoctsonWASWR110.26109.7171146-0.5%
Kareem HuntKCRB111.23108.0089156-2.9%
Ben RoethlisbergerPITQB112.52115.86311483.0%
Jameis WinstonTBQB112.55121.24301607.7%
Robert KelleyWASRB112.61116.24851833.2%
Jordan MatthewsBUFWR112.94113.86861580.8%
Corey DavisTENWR113.35110.1950145-2.8%
Samaje PerineWASRB113.90103.0079154-9.6%
Eric EbronDETTE115.68115.1078145-0.5%
James WhiteNERB117.61113.4881163-3.5%
Jonathan StewartCARRB119.48118.7191151-0.6%
Kenny BrittCLEWR121.48120.0590163-1.2%
Marvin JonesDETWR123.16124.57981801.1%
Jacquizz RodgersTBRB123.85130.40752465.3%
Mike WallaceBALWR125.19125.38921870.2%
Sterling ShepardNYGWR125.35122.4372168-2.3%
Martellus BennettGBTE125.76120.4883246-4.2%
Dak PrescottDALQB126.16127.38461751.0%
Zay JonesBUFWR127.63131.00952462.6%
Philip RiversLACQB129.19134.19411643.9%
Matthew StaffordDETQB133.10136.64392302.7%
Jack DoyleINDTE135.87135.5583240-0.2%
Jeremy HillCINRB136.79134.1988246-1.9%
Tyler LockettSEAWR137.45139.311032401.4%
Jamaal WilliamsGBRB139.89138.21109246-1.2%
Alvin KamaraNORB143.53137.98106246-3.9%
Marqise LeeJACWR146.37129.9599246-11.2%
Marlon MackINDRB146.56133.7989246-8.7%
Cole BeasleyDALWR147.71153.02902463.6%
Kevin WhiteCHIWR148.24145.00120240-2.2%
Thomas RawlsSEARB149.45155.901022464.3%
Allen HurnsJACWR149.48139.8897246-6.4%
Jamaal CharlesDENRB150.16139.0793246-7.4%
Austin HooperATLTE151.40148.36103246-2.0%
Denver BroncosDENDST152.23150.48112206-1.1%
Chris ThompsonWASRB152.68157.071072462.9%
Taylor GabrielATLWR153.05155.571192461.6%
Latavius MurrayMINRB155.79146.69103246-5.8%
Robert WoodsLAWR156.10140.86101246-9.8%
Joe WilliamsSFRB157.66154.40115246-2.1%
Coby FleenerNOTE158.37156.40117246-1.2%
Ted GinnNOWR158.40158.861092460.3%
Seattle SeahawksSEADST158.81155.33115197-2.2%
Justin TuckerBALK159.84156.67101223-2.0%
John RossCINWR161.74164.451162461.7%
Stephen GostkowskiNEK162.71160.86109202-1.1%
Breshad PerrimanBALWR164.32160.0594246-2.6%
Houston TexansHOUDST165.29162.86138226-1.5%
Andy DaltonCINQB165.32163.1042246-1.3%
Eli ManningNYGQB166.85163.7440246-1.9%
Darren McFaddenDALRB167.82183.93972469.6%
Kansas City ChiefsKCDST170.35169.33144221-0.6%
Matt BryantATLK174.55174.901512250.2%
Minnesota VikingsMINDST175.10174.38146229-0.4%
New England PatriotsNEDST175.55174.57158227-0.6%
Dan BaileyDALK176.19175.14152239-0.6%
Tyrod TaylorBUFQB177.19166.7945246-5.9%
Arizona CardinalsARIDST177.71176.60150246-0.6%
Quincy EnunwaNYJWR178.11142.6998275-19.9%
D'Onta ForemanHOURB178.73179.381312460.4%
Robby AndersonNYJWR179.21188.021152464.9%
Kenny StillsMIAWR179.55179.521022460.0%
Giovani BernardCINRB180.19180.07103246-0.1%
Cameron BrateTBTE181.18169.40107275-6.5%
New York GiantsNYGDST183.77181.90147246-1.0%
Cairo SantosKCK186.56183.00154244-1.9%
Darren SprolesPHIRB186.61172.24116262-7.7%
Wil LutzNOK186.89186.67160246-0.1%
Carson WentzPHIQB186.94181.6744246-2.8%
Cooper KuppLAWR187.50196.071242624.6%
Mohamed SanuATLWR187.73176.2699246-6.1%
Jacksonville JaguarsJACDST188.24182.64143246-3.0%
Julius ThomasMIATE189.31173.0292262-8.6%
Blake BortlesJACQB191.94181.6247246-5.4%
Mike WilliamsLACWR193.10191.81100246-0.7%
Shane VereenNYGRB195.92207.641182466.0%
Adam VinatieriINDK199.06197.90164250-0.6%
Jonathan WilliamsBUFRB199.89188.33137246-5.8%
Carolina PanthersCARDST201.95200.88149246-0.5%
Rex BurkheadNERB202.44194.76134246-3.8%
Carson PalmerARIQB202.71203.31482460.3%
Torrey SmithPHIWR203.39205.241342460.9%
Matt PraterDETK203.58198.12158275-2.7%
Sebastian JanikowskiOAKK204.71196.29176249-4.1%
Pittsburgh SteelersPITDST205.63199.43163246-3.0%
O.J. HowardTBTE206.13192.02121262-6.8%
Evan EngramNYGTE206.60195.98135275-5.1%
Jalen RichardOAKRB207.82196.48112246-5.5%
Charles SimsTBRB208.56193.00121275-7.5%
Tavon AustinLAWR208.82203.19128246-2.7%
Los Angeles RamsLADST210.03205.02168246-2.4%
Mason CrosbyGBK211.00203.10157246-3.7%
Kenny GolladayDETWR212.05227.55942627.3%
Jason WittenDALTE213.29200.52118246-6.0%
Dion LewisNERB213.45207.74143246-2.7%
Dustin HopkinsWASK213.92208.90174246-2.3%
DeAndre WashingtonOAKRB213.92202.67126246-5.3%
Will FullerHOUWR214.34196.83125262-8.2%
Brandon McManusDENK217.82206.52172262-5.2%
James ConnerPITRB220.66210.12144262-4.8%
David NjokuCLETE220.92201.36146262-8.9%
Graham GanoCARK222.92213.79155262-4.1%
J.J. NelsonARIWR222.98215.07135262-3.5%
Devin FunchessCARWR223.15217.88136262-2.4%
Tim HightowerSFRB223.65204.93123275-8.4%
Caleb SturgisPHIK224.34215.83180246-3.8%
Jerick McKinnonMINRB226.27211.07139246-6.7%
Jeremy McNicholsTBRB226.39210.00149246-7.2%
Oakland RaidersOAKDST226.76216.86173262-4.4%
Mike WilliamsLACWR227.52206.0297275-9.4%
Wayne GallmanNYGRB228.15211.88143246-7.1%
Robert TurbinINDRB228.63216.36155246-5.4%
Josh LamboLACK228.69220.71170262-3.5%
Anquan BoldinDETWR228.82222.90134262-2.6%
T.J. YeldonJACRB230.05224.62124262-2.4%
Devontae BookerDENRB230.23218.31121262-5.2%
C.J. FiedorowiczHOUTE230.52211.19148275-8.4%
Deshaun WatsonHOUQB230.92219.8375262-4.8%
Chris ConleyKCWR233.81224.48137262-4.0%
Chris HoganNEWR234.48222.29149251-5.2%
Juju Smith-SchusterPITWR234.81216.79145275-7.7%
Ryan TannehillMIAQB234.81216.05142275-8.0%
Chris BoswellPITK234.84226.05175275-3.7%
Baltimore RavensBALDST234.84221.86177275-5.5%
Travis BenjaminLACWR235.39225.00134275-4.4%
Jay CutlerMIAQB236.34N/A54262N/A
Jeremy KerleySFWR236.40221.10157262-6.5%
Alex SmithKCQB236.66N/A55262N/A
Terrance WilliamsDALWR236.76224.33131262-5.3%
Joe FlaccoBALQB236.82N/A52262N/A
Brian HoyerSFQB237.16227.8853262-3.9%
Dwayne AllenNETE237.35226.76134262-4.5%
Wendell SmallwoodPHIRB237.44222.88167275-6.1%
Chris GodwinTBWR237.58224.79169262-5.4%
Miami DolphinsMIADST237.94224.38180262-5.7%
Atlanta FalconsATLDST237.95220.69172275-7.3%
Nelson AgholorPHIWR238.73228.55129262-4.3%
Jared CookOAKTE239.05221.57166275-7.3%
Curtis SamuelCARRB239.10N/A147262N/A
Phil DawsonARIK239.10226.10184275-5.4%
Zach MillerCHITE239.10224.1997275-6.2%
Kenneth DixonBALRB239.16221.00130275-7.6%
Sam BradfordMINQB239.32N/A49262N/A
Jared GoffLAQB239.35N/A50262N/A
Marquise GoodwinSFWR239.53224.86169275-6.1%
Trevor SiemianDENQB239.55N/A56262N/A
Mike GlennonCHIQB239.74N/A62262N/A
Josh McCownNYJQB239.81N/A64262N/A
Tyler BoydCINWR240.42225.38158262-6.3%
Tom SavageHOUQB241.00N/A101262N/A
Kyle JuszczykSFRB241.00227.81144275-5.5%
Donnel PumphreyPHIRB241.13223.90149275-7.1%
Ryan MathewsPHIRB241.15223.93155275-7.1%
Markus WheatonCHIWR241.37226.52146262-6.2%
Jermaine KearseSEAWR241.68224.71169275-7.0%
DeShone KizerCLEQB241.81N/A126262N/A
Paxton LynchDENQB241.87N/A128262N/A
Cincinnati BengalsCINDST242.06225.29175275-6.9%
Philadelphia EaglesPHIDST242.19228.24166275-5.8%
Patrick MahomesKCQB242.39N/A144262N/A
Matt JonesWASRB242.45225.86189275-6.8%
Jaron BrownARIWR242.63N/A167262N/A
Christian HackenbergNYJQB242.84N/A158262N/A
Buffalo BillsBUFDST242.89229.26172275-5.6%
Eli RogersPITWR242.97225.88133275-7.0%
Justin HunterPITWR243.03227.93192262-6.2%
Landry JonesPITQB243.19N/A169262N/A
Kenyan DrakeMIARB243.23226.26141275-7.0%
Brock OsweilerCLEQB243.26N/A171262N/A
Malcolm MitchellNEWR243.29229.07216262-5.8%
Brian QuickWASWR243.44N/A147275N/A
Dwayne WashingtonDETRB243.48226.64165275-6.9%
Laquon TreadwellMINWR243.74227.02151275-6.9%
Alfred MorrisDALRB243.82N/A159275N/A
Tajae SharpeTENWR243.92N/A162275N/A
Austin Seferian-JenkinsNYJTE243.97N/A193262N/A
Marquess WilsonNYJWR244.05N/A166275N/A
Victor CruzCHIWR244.06N/A196262N/A
Matt MooreMIAQB244.23N/A201262N/A
Trent TaylorSFWR244.56N/A182275N/A
Tampa Bay BuccaneersTBDST244.63N/A184275N/A
New York JetsNYJDST244.65228.36179275-6.7%
Steven HauschkaBUFK244.73N/A187275N/A
Cordarrelle PattersonOAKWR244.74N/A217262N/A
Charles ClayBUFTE244.74228.50188275-6.6%
Los Angeles ChargersLACDST244.76228.52188275-6.6%
Nick NovakHOUK244.81228.60190275-6.6%
Jimmy GaroppoloNEQB244.84N/A220262N/A
Chester RogersINDWR244.84228.64207275-6.6%
Blair WalshSEAK244.87228.69192275-6.6%
Paul RichardsonSEAWR244.89N/A192275N/A
Tennessee TitansTENDST244.89228.71192275-6.6%
Jaelen StrongHOUWR245.03228.93213275-6.6%
Braxton MillerHOUWR245.06228.98214275-6.6%
Tim TebowPHIQB245.87N/A230262N/A