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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 2 ANALYSIS
Quarterback Dominoes Start to Fall
After no QBs shockingly went in the first round of this draft, we saw our first two finally come off the board in the second. Despite boasting a 2QB ADP of No. 8 overall (as of July, 27), Aaron Rodgers slipped all the way to Giana Pacinelli at pick 2.03. That’s about as good as it gets with Rodgers in terms of value in 2QB and Superflex leagues. Yet, it shows our drafters did not completely overreact to the format, understanding the roster requirements still mandate starting a combination of six RBs and WRs.
Although he’s now 40-years old, Tom Brady coming off the board as QB2 should surprise no one. Especially since Andrew Luck started training camp on the PUP list. (More on that coming in the Round 3 write up.) Prior to Brady’s suspension-shortened season in 2016, New England had finished in the top seven in the league in pass attempts every year from 2012-2015. Armed with potentially the best receiving corps in the league, Brady is primed for yet another elite season. The Patriots have finished in the top four in points scored in each of the past seven years. Look for them to make it eight in 2017.
Running Back Supply and Demand
With so few bell cow RBs in the NFL these days, it’s no surprise to see them fly off the board early in drafts. After David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell, Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, and Melvin Gordon all were taken in Round 1, Devonta Freeman, DeMarco Murray, Jay Ajayi, and Jordan Howard all followed suit in Round 2. Despite this being a 0.5 PPR mock draft, a solid case can be made for all of these RBs going where they did based on the lack of supply at the position. After these nine, opportunity and production questions start to pop up all over, whereas the WR position continues to offer plentiful options deep into drafts.
Elite Tight Ends
Hasan Rahim grabbed Rob Gronkowski at 21 overall, and I don’t blame him at all. Although injuries are a concern, he’s currently practicing “without limits” in training camp and offers elite touchdown upside in a high-volume and high-scoring offense, as the RotoViz Screener shows.
As for Travis Kelce, A. Don Davenport took him 23rd overall despite his 2QB ADP of 39th overall (as of July, 27, 2o17). That’s a little too early for my taste considering Kelce plays in a low-volume passing offense and has never scored more than 5 TDs in a season. Although he finished as the overall TE1 a year ago, it was a down year for all TEs, and the upside just isn’t there for me like it is with Gronkowski to invest this early, especially considering league settings only require us to start one TE.
What To Do With DeAndre Hopkins?
DeAndre Hopkins has been a polarizing WR this offseason. Although Brock Osweiler is gone, there is no guarantee his QB situation drastically improved in any way shape or form. Yet, it seems drafters are consistently grabbing Hopkins high in drafts like last year never even happened. I’m personally a little lower on Hopkins, preferring guys like Keenan Allen and Sammy Watkins instead. I reached out to Anthony Spangler to get his thoughts on grabbing Hopkins at No. 22 overall:
I made the call based on talent and opportunity. I thought Hopkins was the most talented WR at the time, and I have to assume he’s going to get a lot of looks once again. I’m also banking on Watson taking over and using Hopkins as a bit of a security blanket (think Stafford and Calvin 3-4 years ago).
If you want to compare our second-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.