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To show you what picking in a Superflex draft entails, members from both RotoViz and TwoQBs got together for a 12-team mock draft.
The participants in this draft are experienced Superflex drafters from TwoQBs and RotoViz. Listed by first round draft order, they are Benton McDonald, A. Don Davenport, Anthony Spangler, Hasan Rahim, Anthony Amico, Sean Slavin, Eric Moody, Ben Cummins, Jordan Hoover, Giana Pacinelli, Neil Dutton, and Cort Smith.
SUPERFLEX ROUND 4 ANALYSIS
Jameis Winston was the lone QB to be drafted in Round 4, going off the board as the overall QB9.
According to 2QB ADP as of July, 27, 2o17 Eric Moody got decent value on Winston as he is currently the QB6 with an overall ADP of 33. I don’t see it that way, preferring signal callers Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota. Similarly, despite the public’s excitement for Winston, our drafters showed necessary restraint when valuing Winston in this draft. Although Moody got Winston in a good spot, I prefer an extreme QB drafting approach where I target a top end asset and then wait to grab a QB2 at value from the trio of Philip Rivers, Andy Dalton, and Tyrod Taylor.
Pumping the Brakes on Allen Robinson and Brandin Cooks
Despite Allen Robinson boasting a 2QB ADP of 28 overall and Brandin Cooks right behind him at 30 overall, they did not come off the board in this draft until 38 and 43 overall respectively. Why did our drafters show such restraint?
For Robinson, it’s simple. Jacksonville’s offseason moves have screamed a desire to change their offense and run the ball much more. In fact, Doug Marrone recently came out and said just that, stating “I’d like to run the ball on every play.” Additionally, the Jaguars beefed up an already ascending defense adding A.J. Bouye, Calais Campbell, and Barry Church in free agency, all but assuring their ability to increase their rushing volume this season. The new offense will limit Robinson’s upside, making his high passing volume and garbage time fueled 2015 production a thing of the past.
At least Brandin Cooks will be playing in a much better offense. However, his week-to-week consistency is likely going to highly fluctuate due to the number of weapons in the Patriots’ passing attack. With Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, James White, Malcolm Mitchell, and Chris Hogan all already entrenched as contributors in this offense, Cooks projects to see a smaller target share than many drafters want to believe. I’m saving my Cooks shares for DFS GPPs and fading him at his high cost in redraft.
Sammy Watkins Bounce Back?
Injuries are always a concern with Sammy Watkins. However, drafters got great news when he avoided the PUP list to begin training camp.
I absolutely love where Cort Smith was able to land Watkins in this draft, taking him with the first pick of the fourth round at 37 overall. Smith explained why he’s bullish on Watkins this season and I’m right there with him. As he noted, according to ESPN, Watkins has averaged a 27 percent target share in games where he has been healthy. Taking a look at the Bills’ lackluster pass catching options behind Watkins, I see no reason why that massive target share can’t continue. Even in a low volume passing attack, Watkins presents elite upside with potential to lead the league in overall team target share. I’m buying.
What To Do With Christian McCaffrey?
Christian McCaffrey‘s 2QB ADP of 35 overall would suggest Benton McDonald got great value on him with the last pick in the fourth round at 48 overall. But did he really though? Although I love McCaffrey as a player, I’m a bit down on his prospects due to Jonathan Stewart’s presence, and that was even before reports surfaced Stewart is expected to “see the bulk of the carries.”
Clearly, the Panthers want to turn Cam Newton into more of a pocket passer, but I’ll believe it when I see it. He’s already telling the media at training camp he has no plans to stop running. More runs from the QB mean fewer dump offs to McCaffrey, putting him in a tough spot both in the rushing and passing games.
I reached out to Benton McDonald to get his thoughts on landing McCaffrey at 48 overall:
I took McCaffrey due to a combination of his expected floor (simply due to the forced usage caused by his draft capital) and the fact that I believe in his all-around talent, which is clearly on another level from any other playmaker in Carolina.
If you want to compare our fourth round results to our staff projections, click here. Feel free to use the message boards below or contact me on Twitter with what you might have done differently.