2021 Football Draft Kit: ADP Battles

2021 Football Draft Kit: ADP Battles

This article is part of our Football Draft Kit series.

Most experienced fantasy managers go into drafts with some type of cheat sheet, but let's face it, even with your order of players listed in advance, we all question similarly ranked players when we're on the clock. The goal of this series is to lay out the upside and downside of players who have similar ADPs. We'll compare players at the same position because that's what fantasy managers typically do when they're targeting a specific pick.

Because most fantasy gamers usually have pretty strong opinions of players at the very top of the draft, we'll start with players just outside of that range.

ADP Battle: Antonio Gibson, Najee Harris, Nick Chubb, Joe Mixon

Antonio Gibson

Upside: Gibson averaged more than five yards per carry last season while scoring seven TDs in four games after Washington's Week 8 bye and before injuring his toe in Week 13, and it appeared he was on the verge of becoming a star. He also faced defenses that didn't have to worry about the Washington QBs stretching the field, but Ryan Fitzpatrick will alleviate that problem. Since he came into the league as a talented receiver, his role in that area should grow, increasing his fantasy value. Although the toe injury is still a concern, he participated fully in OTAs, so it would appear the team expects him to be fine. If everything falls into place, Gibson could finish as a top-5 RB, especially running behind an offensive line that is considered above average.

Downside:

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Jim Coventry
Coventry covers football for RotoWire. He started playing fantasy football in 1994 and won a national contest in 1996. He also nabbed five top-50 finishes in national contests from 2008 to 2012 before turning his attention to DFS. A published author, Coventry wrote a book about relationships, "The Secret of Life", in 2013.
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