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09 Aug 2012

ADP source?

Where do the ADP numbers come from, and are they updated each time KUBIAK is updated?

Posted by: MatMan on 09 Aug 2012

11 replies , Last at 17 Aug 2012, 3:25pm by morrongiello

Re: ADP source?
by Zac :: Thu, 08/09/2012 - 10:15pm

Not every time. The ADP numbers from the August 8th spreadsheet were last updated July 24th (as noted on the ADP tab). I don't recall hearing what the source is.

Re: ADP source?
by Arjen.Robben :: Thu, 08/09/2012 - 10:37pm

I'm not sure where they come from either. My league's draft is next week, and my league-mates draft with ESPN, but tend to be a little more ahead-of-the-curve shall we say, and I think the fantasy prospects end up coming off the board at a rate that more closely resembles Yahoo leagues than ESPN (in my experience, Yahoo ADP's, whether because of the influence of better analyst rankings or better players, tend to reflect a more sophisticated, efficient market).

I think there are two primary sources of noise in the ADP delta between different sites: the local "expert" default rankings that influence or "anchor" the folks behind the computer, and the fact that many players abandon mock drafts early, leaving the auto-pilot to default draft along those automatic rankings.

Anyway, I'd recommend setting your ADP #'s as close to the specific trends of your league as possible.

Re: ADP source?
by lf_11 :: Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:43am

Here is quite a good database for customisable ADP data. http://fantasyfootballcalculator.com/adp_ppr.php?teams=10
It updates constantly to better reflect the market trends. The only negative is that the data is unavailable in spreadsheet format.

Re: ADP source?
by MatMan :: Fri, 08/10/2012 - 7:05am

Thanks for the link. Ideally, I'd like to find one that is a) current, and b) in spreadsheet form. I prefer to work two separate lists on draft day...an all-positions ADP, and my own position-by-position sheets. If anybody out there knows of such an ADP spreadsheet, please drop us a dime on this here forum.

Re: ADP source?
by ratay1 :: Sat, 08/11/2012 - 7:19am

Take a look at that link...you can get pretty close on a size & scoring basis with the choices available. Not quite custom, but close enough for government work & to top it off, you can export the data into XML or CSV format...both of which you can import into a spreadsheet.

Typically use FFC for my ADP projections, but intrigued to evaluate Yahoo further based on feedback above.

Good luck!

Re: ADP source?
by jrbdmb :: Fri, 08/10/2012 - 11:37am

Ditto on the above, esp. if it contains auction values.

Re: ADP source?
by Aaron Schatz :: Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:09pm

We found a reader who could parse the Yahoo ADP into a spreadsheet file, so I've replaced KFFL now with Yahoo in the lastest KUBIAK. We're trying to update ADP once per week from hereon out. The other two ADP lists will be updated in the next couple days.

We still can't quite figure out a good way to incorporate an ADP listing with IDP so that those listings show up for leagues set for IDP but not for other leagues.

Re: ADP source?
by Arjen.Robben :: Sun, 08/12/2012 - 10:51pm

Thanks a lot Aaron! Appreciate that.

And in response to the folks above, here's the best resource to get your consolidated ADP's (from several different sites, sortable & exportable):


Re: ADP source?
by jcespedes81 :: Fri, 08/17/2012 - 1:00pm

Do you know how often this is updated? And to everyone who contributed to this post THANKS. Great info on here, but the fans of FBOutsiders are the best in the biz so im not shocked...

Re: ADP source?
by morrongiello :: Fri, 08/17/2012 - 3:25pm

If you do a ctrl-F to find where it says "Pick your Sources and see Publish Dates", click on that link and the information will appear.

Re: ADP source?
by morrongiello :: Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:37am

I can parse the Yahoo ADP into a spreadsheet. Hell, I can even pull Fantasy Pros entire site into a spreadsheet. If you know a site that publishes ADP on IDPs, I can probably pull that information, too.

Let me know!

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