For the last time in this year’s series, I am looking back on the dynasty community’s off-season ADP data. As much as I enjoy studying the latest set of data to decide who is under or overvalued, I also love to scour old draft results to see what ‘could have been’ and investigate why we missed on certain players. Here, I look at the players who fell the furthest in draft position during the off-season (between March and August) and discuss whether or not the reason for the fall was justified.
Donte Moncrief, WR IND
March ADP: 45, August ADP: 69 (-24)
With the arrivals of Phillip Dorsett and Andre Johnson, Moncrief became a steal. Many people thought these two would immediately push the second-year player out of the lineup, but realistically the Colts were simply trying to surround Andrew Luck with as many weapons as possible (and maybe trying to put some pressure on Moncrief to realize his potential). I understand drafters were worried, but he showed enough in his rookie campaign that we should have given him the benefit of the doubt over a veteran on a new team and a rookie.
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