Articles by Todd Whitestone

A listing of all the articles written by Todd Whitestone for the RotoWire Blog.

ADP Report: Positional Groupings

This post provides an early March update for the ADP trends generated by the NFBC drafts, comparing February to March data. It’s important to compare similar draft setups, so we’ll examine only information from the NFBC Online format, a 30-round, 12-team contest that has in-season FAAB and began drafting in mid-January (there were 27 drafts completed in February and 23 in the first 10 days of March). Even though 12-team drafts obviously produce different results than 15-team drafts, this should provide a picture of which players are moving up draft boards and which are dropping.

I’m going to examine the players by positional groupings, but first let’s take a look at the movement from February to March in terms of the overall top 15 picks to help you plan your first-round selection and setting KDS preferences for those competing in late March NFBC leagues:

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ADP Report: Early Spring Update

This post updates the ADP trends generated by the NFBC drafts, with a focus on late January and early February. It’s important to compare apples to apples, so for this second view I will use only information from the NFBC Online format, a 30-round 12-team contest that began drafting in mid-January (there have been 18 drafts completed between Jan. 16 and Feb. 19) and will have in-season FAAB. I have divided the data into two parts — those completed by Feb. 7 (9 drafts) and those that have been completed between Feb. 8 and Feb. 19 (also with 9 completed drafts). Even though the sample size is small, this should give us a picture of which players are moving up draft boards and which are dropping.

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ADP Report: Early Trends

This post analyzes the ADP trends for the upcoming baseball season. In my opinion, the best data to use for this is generated by the NFBC drafts that have taken place thus far. It’s important to compare apples to apples, so for this first view I will use only information from the NFBC Draft Champions format, a 50-round draft-and-hold contest that began drafting in mid-November (there have been 68 drafts completed between Nov. 11 and Feb. 5). I have divided the data into two parts – those completed by Jan. 7 (45 drafts) and those that have been completed between Jan. 8 and Feb. 5 (the most recent four weeks with 23 completed drafts). This should give us a picture of which players are moving up draft boards and which are dropping.

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