Jack Miller Leverages the Default Rankings

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Today, we're giving a sneak peek at Jack Miller's premium column about leveraging the default rankings:

A player can be a reach on one platform and a value on another. Because of that, it's important to go into your draft with an idea of who's valued incorrectly on the website you're playing on. Your league-mates may lean too heavily on default rankings, creating an opportunity for you to take players at a depressed cost. Here, we'll look at ESPN, Yahoo and NFL.com to identify misvalued players on each platform.

ESPN

Player

NBC Sports EDGE Rank

ESPN Rank

Difference

Notes

Tyler Higbee

78

131

53

With Gerald Everett out of the picture, Higbee has the TE1 role all to himself.

Mike Davis

49

92

43

I'm fading Davis because of workload fragility concerns, but that's accounted
for if he drops to 92nd overall.

Kenyan Drake

119

98

-21

Drake is an ideal Zero RB candidate as a pass-catcher with
massive upside if the guy ahead of him gets hurt, but he's much
cheaper on other sites.

Michael Gallup

94

75

-19

Gallup may get squeezed for targets with CeeDee Lamb and
Amari Cooper operating as the top-two wideouts. Early Round 7
is expensive.

Yahoo

Player

NBC Sports EDGE Rank

Yahoo Rank

Difference

Notes

DeVante Parker

103

153

50

Parker is part of an ambiguous receiving corps alongside
Jaylen Waddle and Will Fuller, but this is simply too cheap for him.

Jarvis Landry

83

120

37

Landry has been the epitome of consistency for the better half of
the last decade. 120th is far too cheap.

Trey Sermon

82

61

-21

Sermon is an intriguing Zero RB candidate, but Raheem Mostert looks
like the lead back at the moment. Plus, 61st overall is expensive for a
Zero RB target.

Tom Brady

97

77

-20

Brady lacks rushing upside and would need a historic passing season
to justify this ADP.

NFL.com

Player

NBC Sports EDGE Rank

NFL.com Rank

Difference

Notes

Logan Thomas

95

188

93

Thomas has played on every one of Ryan Fitzpatrick's snaps
this preseason.

Ryan Tannehill

107

140

33

Tannehill added Julio Jones after posting consecutive top-10 QB
seasons by fantasy PPG.

DeVonta Smith

93

57

-36

Smith should be the WR1 from the get-go in Philadelphia, but it's a
leap of faith to select him in the fifth round.

Zack Moss

96

65

-31

Moss' NFL.com ranking requires an awful lot of faith that he will earn
the lion's share of work over Devin Singletary.

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