Sam Wallace breaks down Round 4 of a 2021 Superflex dynasty startup and explains why this is the perfect round to target if you are looking to trade back.
In the Dynasty Draft-Off series, Shawn Siegele and I are in a pitched battle to see who can build the best startup rosters. We’ll alternate picks with each of us responsible for six squads. We’re not just focusing on the best picks but trying to create the best teams.
Round 4 was a lot of fun, and there appeared to be a decent tier break in this range. For those who like to trade back during your startup drafts, I would strongly recommend targeting picks from the back of the third round to the early portions of the fifth round. The value/upside mix is potent and could set your team up for success both now and in the years to come.
Throughout the mock, we’ll make a case for our picks, analyze draft tactics, and discuss team construction. Join Shawn and me as we debate players and use the RotoViz tools to help you create the Permanent Championship Window.
Rounds 1 & 2: Controversy at QB, Firepower at RB
2021 Dynasty Superflex Startup – Round 4
4.01 – Chris Godwin
4.02 – Antonio Gibson
The 2020 offseason debate surrounding Antonio Gibson was tense: one side pointed to his evident lack of total opportunity in college as noted by his 33 total career carries and 77 total career touches, while the other side pointed to his dynamic, open field playmaking ability. In his final collegiate season, he averaged an absurd 11.2 yards/carry, 19.3 yards/reception, and 15.6 yards/touch. Those numbers were never going to translate to the next level, but they highlight his incredible efficiency and explosive potential. Still, he performed admirably as a rookie for the Washington Football Team.
Despite averaging 43% of the offensive snaps, splitting time with J.D. McKissic, and suffering a late-season turf toe injury, Gibson finished as an RB2 or better in half his games and was top 12 at the position six different times. There is much room for him to grow heading into his second season, and he has rare bell-cow potential as a dual-threat rusher and receiver. The WFT will undoubtedly address the quarterback position this offseason, which should provide stability to the offense. I was thrilled to land Gibson in this round and believe he offers immense upside moving forward. As he gets more comfortable at the professional level and simply has more opportunities to touch the ball, he has the athletic profile, efficiency, and explosiveness to generate a massive return for fantasy owners.
4.03 – Cam Akers
4.04 – Aaron Rodgers
If I had to highlight one player who greatly outperformed expectations relative to pre-season ADP, quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be near the top of the list. As a Wisconsin native and Green Bay Packers fan, it was a treat to see how surgical Rodgers was in his running of the offseason this season. He looked comfortable in his second season working with head coach Matt LaFleur, and their back-to-back 13-3 seasons suggest they are getting along just fine. In 2020, he ranked first in passing touchdowns, quarterback rating, and efficiency and was second in completion percentage.