by Bill Macey
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Average Draft Position (ADP) data has become an increasingly popular tool in draft preparation, as it helps you to develop a general sense of how the market values different players and allows you to identify potential bargains in your upcoming draft. Once you've identified your likely targets, you can formulate a draft plan to build a roster that gets the most benefit from selecting those few key players at a discount.
While useful, over-reliance on ADP data can be dangerous, especially so if the ADP data isn't applicable for your draft. ADP data typically comes from mock drafts held online and ADP results differ, sometimes substantially, from one site to the next.
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