While this draft by I Declare Bankruptcy didn't exactly set the world on fire, it didn't destroy their playoff aspirations either. They are expected to be in the mix for a playoff spot with a projected sixth-place finish in The FF League at 6-8-0 (1,560 points). If they have a bad season, it won't be due to a lack of wide receivers, as they used three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Odell Beckham Jr. (second round), T.Y. Hilton (third round), and DeAndre Hopkins (fourth round). They landed the highest-scoring TE duo in the league, as they have Rob Gronkowski and Austin Seferian-Jenkins on their team.
I Declare Bankruptcy might as well plan a vacation for Week 9. They have five players and the most projected fantasy points on bye that week. Looking at the season as a whole, they have a weaker-than-average slate. Corresponding with the fifth-easiest overall schedule, I Declare Bankruptcy also has the second-softest last four games of the season.
I Declare Bankruptcy is loaded at TE and DEF. Could they be willing to leverage some of that talent and listen to trade offers from other teams in The FF League?
On the Rise
I Declare Bankruptcy hopes to break through this season, led by five players who are projected to significantly exceed their fantasy points from last season.
Close to the Vest
I Declare Bankruptcy was focused on a squad with minimal volatility, grabbing six "low-risk" players out of 15 picks.
This is the American version, folks. I Declare Bankruptcy elected to go with two kickers, rather than adding depth at other positions.
Team of Champions
I Declare Bankruptcy is rocking a team of fantasy MVPs. Last season, three of their players were among the top-20 players that were on the most first-place fantasy teams (Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham Jr., and T.Y. Hilton).
Carson Palmer and Austin Seferian-Jenkins are a couple of late-round fliers with decent upside for I Declare Bankruptcy.
And It Wasn't Even Close
- Rob Gronkowski, TE
- Round 1, Pick 10
Across all Yahoo! leagues, no Tight End appeared more often on first-place rosters than Gronk last year.
The Definition of Explosive
- O. Beckham Jr., WR
- Round 2, Pick 11
Following New York's Bye in Week 8, Beckham torched the NFL for 81 catches, 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns (on 115 total targets).
If it Ain't Broke
- Carlos Hyde, RB
- Round 5, Pick 50
Then do fix it? Laughing in the face of decades of fantasy tradition, I Declare Bankruptcy didn't grab their first RB (Carlos Hyde) until the fifth round.
- Ameer Abdullah, RB
- Round 6, Pick 51
With their sixth-round pick, I Declare Bankruptcy pulled the trigger. They drafted Ameer Abdullah at pick number 51 despite an ADP of just 80.2 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Take One Play Off and He Burns You
- Eli Manning, QB
- Round 7, Pick 70
I Declare Bankruptcy drafted one of the most explosive QBs in the league in Eli Manning. Among NFL QBs, he's projected to rank second in plays over 40 yards with 11.9 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.6.
There are three positions that I Declare Bankruptcy could look to improve, including RB and QB, which look like the biggest areas of need.
- David Cobb
- Rank 106, ADP 125
- Duke Johnson Jr.
- Rank 115, ADP 125
- Jay Cutler
- Rank 130, ADP 131
- Marcus Mariota
- Rank 134, ADP 122
Bye Week Points LostPoints
Each bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
Pick Number Minus ADPPick Number
Bars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam League
The average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
Schedule by Opponent PointsWeek
Week-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."