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2020 Dynasty Rookie Superflex Mock Draft


After the junior varsity A.K.A. the NFL finishes their little three-day draft, it’s time for the important team owners to take their turn. I’m talking, of course, about dynasty owners. For those who are unfamiliar, in dynasty leagues, much like a real team, you carry over the same team year after year. The only difference is that instead of a full re-draft at the beginning of the season there is a Rookies Only draft.

These are the most interesting fantasy football drafts since they mimic decisions actual NFL managers need to make. Not only do you have to pick the most talented players, but you also have to balance those decisions with instant productivity, long-term upside, and team composition.

Joe Bond (@f6p_joe) and I alternated picks for this four-round Dynasty Rookie Superflex Mock Draft. Theoretically, we should be making picks based on our existing teams. But without those, we just picked according to the best value available. The league structure is a Superflex, 0.5 PPR league. We’ll talk through all our Round 1 picks as well as some of our interesting later-round picks.

2020 Dynasty Rookie SuperFlex Mock Draft

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2020 Dynasty Rookie SuperFlex Mock Draft

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Round 1

1.01 – Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

The obvious 1.01 in a Super-Flex league is Joe Burrow. He is set to be the starter from day one now that they released Andy Dalton.

Burrow is going to struggle at times his rookie season, but we saw what he can do at LSU with weapons and weapons he will have in Cincy. AJ Green returns this season while Tyler Boyd, John Ross, and Joe Mixon are all there to help Burrow grow. – Joe

1.02 – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins

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Right after Burrow comes Tua Tagovailoa. If not for injury concerns and Burrow’s rapid ascent to superstardom, Tagovailoa would have been in conversations for the number one overall pick the 2020 NFL draft.

He may sit a few games to begin his career, but ultimately that’s better in the long run as the Dolphins will be building slowly around him for years to come. -Kevin

1.03 – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

I debated between Jonathan Taylor and CEH, but ultimately went with CEH who I think is set up in a perfect offense to fit his skill set. He was compared to Brian Westbrook by many, including the head coach himself, Andy Reid.

I may not like CEH as much in year one with so many playmakers there on this offense. However, in future years, as the running back group thins out in KC, CEH’s ceiling is much higher especially since he can catch the ball. Oh – it also doesn’t hurt he’ll have Patrick Mahomes with him. -Joe

1.04 – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Joe makes life easy for me again as I just pick the leftover of the two he’s choosing from. I’d have been happy with Taylor or Edwards-Helaire here as they both have massive upside.

Taylor is a prototypical bell-cow back who is a big-time athlete and can do everything. While he will also begin his career in a bit of a time-share with Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines, he’ll likely handle the majority of the touches on a good offense behind a great offensive line. -Kevin

1.05 – De’Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions

Swift was my No.1 running back for any PPR scoring format league before the draft. The landing spot in Detroit changed that for me. First off they still have a 23-year-old Kerryon Johnson there, who – when healthy – is pretty good. Of course, we all know health has a been a major issue for him.

The second issue for me is the Lions running game has not been good in years. Could Swift change that? Absolutely. Still, talent wins out here in my opinion over the rest of the running backs.

1.06 – J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens

This is my first pick that leans a bit towards the future over immediate productivity. Dobbins landed with a team that is simultaneously fantastic for his long-term value while somewhat detrimental to his 2020 value.

The Ravens currently have a very effective rushing attack with Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, and Gus Edwards. Obviously Dobbins will factor into this in 2020, but it’s hard to see him taking over this backfield. However, with Ingram able to be cut in 2021, Dobbins would then immediately become a top-tier dynasty running back. -Kevin

1.07 – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos

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CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy were 1A and 1B for me. I choose Jeudy due to two factors. One I had him ranked higher in my pre-draft rankings.

Second I like the landing spot better. Sure, Lamb gets Dak Prescott while Jeudy gets Drew Lock, but Lamb is going to be at best the fourth option on this team for a while. Jeudy immediately walks into being the second receiver on this team and at worst third option in the passing game behind Melvin Gordon-Joe

1.08 – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Between Jeudy and Lamb, I am actually happy with Lamb falling to me here as I have him higher in dynasty and re-draft rankings. We have seen that Dak and the Cowboys’ offense can support three fantasy-relevant receivers (Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Randall Cobb). With Cobb out of town, there’s an immediate role for Lamb and I believe he will quickly match Gallup as the 2B to his 2A.

Meanwhile, drafting Jeudy requires a leap of faith in Drew Lock that I just am not that comfortable taking.

1.09 – Henry Ruggs III, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

Ruggs walked into an interesting spot. He should take over the WR1 role soon for the Raiders. The issue is going to be the quarterback play (or lack thereof) in Las Vegas.

We have to hope Ruggs’ playmaking ability can make up for a lot of that and they soon get a quarterback in Las Vegas that can make something happen. -Joe

1.10 – Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings

No matter how you feel about Kirk Cousins, it’s a fact that he has supported two top-24 WRs for the last two years. Jefferson should instantly soak up a majority of the targets Stefon Diggs vacated by forcing a trade to Buffalo.

Jefferson was the most productive wide receiver in college football last year and while he might not have the same explosive upside, he is one of the most pro-ready prospects this year. -Kevin

1.11 – Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams

The landing spot could not be any better for Cam Akers. To me, this screams that the Rams are not happy with Darrell Henderson or Malcolm Brown as their solution at running back.

Akers’ production and skill set does not match up with the other top four running backs drafted. However, it is fair to say he did not get a fair chance to show us how talented he is at FSU behind a terrible offensive line. So I’m very curious to see how he can perform behind a solid NFL line. -Joe

1.12 – Justin Herbert, QB, Los Angeles Chargers

I’m not the biggest Herbert fan, but at this point in the draft, I’d rather have a potential NFL starting quarterback than any of the skill players on the board.

Herbert might not start immediately as the Chargers have Tyrod Taylor, but he is a bit of a project anyways. The good news is that when he does step into the starting role, he will likely have familiarity with the offense as well as a strong supporting cast (Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry, Mike Williams, and Austin Ekeler). -Kevin

Round 2

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This round truly showcases the depth of the wide receiver class. Even at the bottom of the second round, you can grab a receiver in Van Jefferson who is likely going to start in 3-wide sets for the Los Angeles Rams.

It’s hard to argue with any order that these wide receivers go in, but I do believe Tee Higgins is by far the best of the tier. He falls into a wide receiver friendly offense that may soon be losing A.J. Green and John Ross, while Tyler Boyd is not a prototypical WR1. Being paired with Joe Burrow for the next 5-10 years won’t hurt either.

The second round is also where there will tend to be a larger variety in opinions. For example, while I understand the selection of Ke’Shawn Vaughn at the top of the second, I wouldn’t have taken him over any of those next four wide receivers. But the appeal of a potential role in Tampa Bay is hard to pass up.

Another interesting running back selection is A.J. Dillon at 2.10. Just like the NFL draft, he was taken at the bottom of the second. Unlike the NFL draft, I think he’s a value at this point in the draft compared to the huge reach he was for the Packers. Dillon will play a role for the Packers in 2020 and could be their back of the future with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams both facing free agency after the 2020 season.

Round 3

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The third round is where things get a bit dicey for 2020 contributions. In these rounds I was drafting for highest future upside, as missing on these picks doesn’t hurt too much but if you hit one it could really solidify your team.

Jalen Hurts is the big name that goes in this round, although it’s hard to project what his role will be. However, Carson Wentz does have an injury history, making Hurts a high-value backup. If the Eagles use him as a souped-up Taysom-Hill type, even better.

Two notable selections are the back-to-back selections of Antonio Gibson and Antonio Gandy-Golden. Both will have instant opportunities to contribute to an offense under a new head coach.

K.J. Hamler, Bryan Edwards, and Tyler Johnson again prove the depth of the class as all three of them should figure into 3-wide receiver sets for their teams.

I really like getting Eno Benjamin, one of my favorite running back sleepers, at this spot. It’s shocking he fell to the seventh round and he and Chase Edmonds should compete for backup touches behind Kenyan Drake who is only on a one-year contract.

Round 4

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The first tight end goes in the fourth round and it’s Adam Trautman, not Cole Kmet who was drafted higher in the NFL draft. The tight end class is not particularly strong this year, so it makes sense to go with the player who landed in the better position with the Saints.

Lynn Bowden Jr. is a gadget player who Jon Gruden could use all over the field as a Randall Cobb-type. It’s interesting the Raiders designated him as a running back.

K.J. Hill is another player I was surprised to see go in the seventh round. He could immediately take over the slot position for the Los Angeles Chargers.

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About Kevin Huo

Kevin is a fantasy football writer for Fantasy Six Pack. He considers every angle - whether statistical or theoretical - when weighing his options and isn't afraid to be a contrarian. You can follow him on Twitter: @KevinMHuo

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