2016 will go down as one of the most memorable drafts of all time, but the 2016 dynasty rookie draft crop will go down as one of the worst of all time. Except for 1.1, which might yield an instant elite option at a scarce position, the value is down significantly through the second round. Unless unexpected players falls in your draft, the value of a 2016 other than 1.1 is down 25-50% from previous years. Keep this in mind if you get offers when you are on the clock, especially if you don’t advertise that you are dealing the pick. Getting veterans or underperforming youngsters should be easy even if people are already clutching their 2017 first round picks like they are stock in Google. I got Jeremy Maclin and Torrey Smith for 2.1, 2.6, 3.1, and 3.7 in a 12 team PPR league. After the top six picks, feel free to trade down at will unless you have a pet player still on the board.
Remember this is supposed to be fun, and taking the players you like with hopes of them outperforming expectations keeps us coming back every year. I don’t want to be a nattering nabob of negativism. Enjoy the process of going to Draft Breakdown (http://www.draftbreakdown.com) and watching cutups to make a final call in the spirit of a war room adding a new member to a small and close-knit family. Let the rush of the draft continue through your rookie drafts. After all, it’s still four months until football even though it didn’t feel like it last week.
The Bloom 100 is ranked with the following type of dynasty fantasy football league in mind:
* Full IDP lineups including DT and CB
* PPR, start 3 WR
* Deep lineups and rosters
Of course, depending on your league scoring and settings, the placement of some positions can change, but the tier breaks and rankings within position should be good to use across all league formats.
(Pre-Draft Ranking in Parenthesis)
1(1). Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL - Cha-ching! Be willing to overpay for this pick. I would value Elliott just below Todd Gurley and Le’Veon Bell in both redraft and dynasty.
2(2). Laquon Treadwell, WR, MIN - Treadwell landed in a terrific spot. Norv Turner knows to feed a #1. I don’t hesitate to slot him #2 and traded Corey Coleman for him straight up this morning.