Dynasty Draft-Off: What Impact Will The Incredible 2020 Class Have On Superflex Startups?
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Shawn Siegele and Sam Wallace flex their dynasty draft muscles in a friendly competition to select the best 2021 superflex startup rosters.

With the 2020 regular season completed, dynasty startup season is just around the corner. In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I have created a fun exercise to see who can create the best lineups. We’ll alternate picks. Shawn has the six teams with even picks in Round 1. I have the odds. We’re not just focusing on the best picks but trying to create the best teams.

This exercise was supremely enjoyable and engaging as it allowed me the opportunity to craft six separate teams in their own unique fashion. I did my best not to let certain players slide to my later teams, but instead focused on drafting the best team I could from each draft position. Through the first two rounds, it’s clear to see how critical the early picks are to unlock your roster’s potential later in the draft.

Throughout the mock, we’ll debate our picks, make the case for our selections, analyze draft tactics, and discuss team construction. In the process, we’ll attack the key dynasty questions for the 2021 offseason.

Join us as we debate players and discuss tactics in the 2021 Dynasty Draft-Off. As always, our dynasty content is geared to helping you create the Permanent Championship Window.

2021 Dynasty Draft-Off – Create Your Championship Foundation

Today we begin with a look at my picks from the first two rounds. How much will last year’s elite rookie class impact the opening stanzas?

For context, use the Dynasty ADP tool to cross reference 2020 FFPC Superflex startup ADP.

Shawn and I won’t include 2021 rookies in this startup, but the world famous Dynasty Command Center Rookie Guide goes deeper than any other fantasy source.

1st Round

1.01 – Patrick Mahomes

The first pick in any Superflex draft shouldn’t be surprising. Patrick Mahomes has already won league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards and is also a Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, and the recipient of a contract worth just over half a billion dollars. Oh, and he’s only 25 years old, playing for one of the league’s greatest head coaches. This was probably the easiest pick I made during this mock draft, and anyone who lands the 1.01 in a draft of this format should strongly consider making the same decision. However, a case could be made for trading back and collecting additional picks if you can still land an elite quarterback in the first round.

1.02 – Kyler Murray

1.03 – Deshaun Watson

The early portions of the first round in this format are about getting an elite, high-end quarterback. After Murray went at 1.02, I went with my favorite option on the board. Deshaun Watson has made the case to slide up to QB2 in dynasty rankings after another impressive season with a less than stellar supporting cast around him. After the Houston Texans gave away elite wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins before this season, Watson left with longtime teammate Will Fuller as his defacto WR1. Before Fuller’s suspension, Watson was averaging just over 26 fantasy points/game. In the five games following Fuller’s suspension, Watson averaged…26 fantasy points/game. Watson appears to be out of Houston, and whichever team lands him likely becomes an immediate contender. Watson is an elite talent and a high-end pick in this format.

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