Dynasty SuperFlex Rookie Draft: Who Would You Take With the No. 1 Pick?
The NFL Draft is over, but football fans aren’t done drafting yet! We’ve got fantasy football drafts coming up for many different styles of leagues. Today, I was reading a story at 4for4 about a 2023 Dynasty SuperFlex Rookie Draft that I found worth sharing here at BN for all the fantasy junkies among us.
A dynasty league is something I’ve been intrigued by for years, but never had the time to get into. But if you’re a dynasty player or even a traditional football player thinking about making your foray into the dynasty world, you’ll find this one interesting.
So, let’s dive right into this one. According to 4for4’s Justin Edwards, “the mock rookie draft assumes a SuperFlex quarterback league with half-PPR scoring but no tight end premium scoring.”
With the first pick, 4for4’s Andrew Fleischer selected Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson. I would have gone with Bijan Robinson here, but Fleischer’s reasoning is sound.
“Running backs of Bijan Robinson’s caliber typically rule the top of rookie drafts —even in SuperFlex leagues— but Anthony Richardson offers league-winning upside at a position that typically has a much longer shelf life. The biggest and most obvious knock on Richardson is his inexperience (13 games in his college career) and his inaccuracy (53.8% completion percentage). That can be enough to scare people off of taking him with such a premium pick, but the upside he offers is off the charts, particularly for teams who “earned” the 1.01 the old-fashioned way; by having a terrible team.
“Richardson has a literal 10.0 out of 10 in terms of his RAS scoring, with the absolute best athletic testing of any of the 916 quarterbacks who have tested since 1987. There could be a bit of a wait if the team allows newly-signed Gardner Minshew to operate under a familiar Shane Steichen offense. Still, Richardson could start producing early in 2023 with a Konami Code upside that could rival Josh Allen down the line.”
Our Tab Bamford participated in this exercise and held the second overall pick. Tab went in the direction that I would have atop the draft and selected Falcons running back Bijan Robinson.
Robinson has a chance to be a top-five rusher this season, period. As far as fantasy football scoring is concerned, ESPN has him top three. ESPN’s 2023 fantasy projections have Robinson racking up 253.27 points in points PPR leagues. ESPN’s projections have Robinson behind only Austin Ekeler (273.84) and Christian McCaffrey (269.07).
No matter what league you’re in, Bijan will be a strong pick. Don’t overthink this one.
Here’s what the rest of the top five looked like:
3. Jahmyr Gibbs (RB), Lions
4. Jaxon Smith-Njigba (WR), Seahawks
5. Bryce Young (QB), Panthers
ESPN has Gibbs as RB16 to open the season, but DLF’s Peter Lawrence likes Gibbs:
“We can turn our noses in the air all we want about the Lions spending the 12th-overall pick on a running back when they already had David Montgomery and (since-traded) D’Andre Swift on the roster, but there’s no question that Gibbs has playmaking ability, and now, high real-life draft capital. Jahmyr Gibbs led all running backs over the last three seasons with 25 receptions of 15-plus yards and forced 39 missed tackles on receptions.”
You can check out the complete three-round mock draft here!