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The participants in this draft are experienced superflex drafters from TwoQBs and RotoViz. Listed by draft order, they are: Blair Andrews, Giana Pacinelli, Hasan Rahim, Chris Allen, John Lapinski, Greg Smith, Anthony Spangler, FFGhost, Matt Giraldi, Eric Moody, Justin Edwards and Bobby Koch
ROUND 6 ANALYSIS
Following Round 5, which saw the selections of Matthew Stafford and Andrew Luck, the sixth round of our superflex mock was all about signal callers. Seven of the twelve picks this round were quarterbacks, which makes up 43 percent of the total QB selections thus far.
In this round, we get our first real glimpse into the different ways superflex teams are drafted. Five of the mock participants have drafted two quarterbacks at this point, five have just one QB, and one team has faded the position entirely, going the first six rounds without taking a signal caller.
QB TANDEMS THRU ROUND 6:
@AnthonySpang – Carson Wentz & Matt Ryan
@gregsauce – Drew Brees & Andrew Luck
@Justin_Redwards – Russell Wilson & Kirk Cousins
@TheFFGhost – Deshaun Watson & Dak Prescott
@FF_SkiBall – Cam Newton & Marcus Mariota
TWO TOP-FIVE QBs TOGETHER?
I have to admit, I’m very jealous of the QB tandem @Justin_Redwards put together through six rounds. You have to go back to 2014, when Kirk Cousins played just six games for Washington, to find that last time that both Russell Wilson and Cousins did not finish in the top 10 of their positions.
Cousins came at a bit of a discount in this draft, comparing his 62nd overall pick here to his ADP of 53.8, per August ADP data from TwoQBs.
Justin has a real shot as having two QBs finish in the top five this season, which would be a tremendous accomplishment for any superflex team. Wilson and Cousins have each had their elite finishes from 2015-2017, but it was just last season that Wilson (overall QB1) and Cousins (overall QB6) nearly accomplished what I’m sure Justin is hoping for in 2018.
OLD MAN RIVERS
Philip Rivers hasn’t ended a fantasy football season outside of QB14 since his QB21 finish in 2012. Rivers is the picture of dependability, having not missed a single game for the Chargers since becoming the full-time starter in 2006. Rivers has the experience and a level of reliability similar to those of Tom Brady and Drew Brees, but at a discount of nearly four rounds according to TwoQBs.
Rivers was selected as @MGiraldi‘s QB1, 64th overall, in our superflex mock. I asked him for his thoughts on Old Man Rivers and his potential for the season ahead:
You took Rivers as your QB1 ahead of guys like Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger. What led to that decision for you and was waiting until now your plan all along for QB, or did things just not break your way?
Rivers was a target of mine coming into the draft in the QB10-QB15 range. Over the last two seasons with Ken Whisenhunt as his offensive coordinator, Rivers is fifth in the NFL in passing attempts, fourth in passing yards and first in passing touchdowns. Hooray opportunity! While his interceptions also led the league in that time span, most league formats probably don’t penalize interceptions as harshly as a league like the Scott Fish Bowl. The redraft format led me to taking him over some of the other options on the board like Ryan, Roethlisberger or Jimmy Garoppolo, but I love Rivers’ floor and think he’ll finish as a low-end QB1 this season.
RELYING ON RYAN
When I made my Carson Wentz selection in the fourth round, I mentioned how I liked his potential ceiling and wanted to pair him with another QB I thought presented a solid floor. Matt Ryan was an option I had in mind, so I made him my QB2 at pick 6.06 (66th overall).
With Ryan as my second quarterback, I get some exposure to QB1 potential (QB7 in 2014 and QB2 in 2016) with the comfort of knowing that his floor is stable if another breakout year isn’t in the cards. Ryan has been a 4,000-yard/20-TD passer each year since the 2011 season, and like Rivers, is reliably healthy, with the only two missed starts of his career coming in 2010.
Ryan, like teammate Julio Jones, is also due for a little positive regression is the TD department, making his upside in 2018 a bit more appealing. And the addition of rookie WR Calvin Ridley will hopefully create opportunities for both Ryan and Jones to achieve those improvements. The Falcons have weapons on every level of the offense, from RB to TE to WR, which I think will set Ryan up nicely for low-end QB1 season in 2018.