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Two-Round Superflex Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft (2019 Fantasy Football)

May 21, 2019

Murray is an early favorite as the 1.01 in 2QB and Superflex dynasty rookie drafts.

Last week we asked our writers to mock two rounds of a rookie draft in 1QB leagues. We’ll follow that up with a look at the first two rounds of a rookie draft in 2QB formats. With the growth in popularity of 2QB and Superflex leagues, we thought it was important to show readers where our writers feel the incoming class of QBs will come off the board in 2019 dynasty rookie drafts. Here are their picks and reasoning over two mocked rounds.

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Round 1

1.01) Kyler Murray (QB – ARI)
In Superflex or 2QB formats, Murray should be the consensus top rookie selected. While Murray didn’t have a large body of work to draw from in college, he showed his amazing playmaking ability in his sole year as a starter. Murray’s ability to utilize Rich Hribar’s “Konami Code” — his rushing ability — is just icing on the cake for fantasy purposes. The Cardinals also showed he is the future of the franchise by selecting him first overall and shipping Josh Rosen to Miami, so you can also make him the future of yours.
– Matt Giraldi (@Mgiraldi)

1.02) Dwayne Haskins (QB – WAS)
Happy to see Haskins here as I worry that Murray’s style of play and size could lead to injury issues. While I can’t predict the future and wish nothing but the best for Murray, I’m happy to get an above average pocket passer as my first selection.
– Walt Spurlin (@waltonspurlin)

1.03) N’Keal Harry (WR – NE)
I was hoping to see Haskins drop one more spot (I know Kyler Murray isn’t realistically sliding here if my leaguemates know what they are doing). I am happy grabbing Harry here as I have him as my top wide receiver in the class. He lands in a prime spot in a New England offense that should offer him opportunity to get on the field early as the receiving corps is pretty thin behind Julian Edelman. Harry is a versatile receiver who can play inside and out. The Patriots should have no trouble utilizing his skills. Harry is a cornerstone piece who can anchor my dynasty team for years to come.
– Matt Terelle (@supermt)

1.04) Josh Jacobs (RB – OAK)
This is a pretty easy choice between either Joshua Jacobs or Miles Sanders, and it’s razor thin between them for the 1.01 in a 1QB setting (both over Harry because early-round RBs almost always accrue value in their rookie season whereas WRs are much less certain). Jacobs is much more of an unknown, given that he didn’t carry a full workload at any point during his college career, and is a relative unknown in the atleticism department. All we know for sure is that he’s generally a favorite of the film grinders, and the NFL scouting complex was infatuated by him as well, resulting in him being the only first-round RB taken in 2019. Jacobs also has the benefit of a less crowded backfield, so he should enter as a workhorse from day one. Sanders would be a fine pick as well because he is a more known commodity in terms of his resume as a workhorse at the college level (once Saquon Barkley left, anyway), his athleticism, and the context of his offense, which is likely better than Oakland’s. However, with more competition for touches, I’m taking the slight unknown here with a more locked in workload, and I am willing to assume both that he can handle a full workload and that he is atletic enough to operate with relative efficiency.
– Mark Leipold (@LeipoldNFL)

1.05) David Montgomery (RB – CHI)
With 250 carries vacated by Jordan Howard, David Montgomery could reach workhorse-like touches as a rookie. The only player standing in his way is former Seattle Seahawk Mike Davis, a back who may have been an upgrade on the 2018 version of Howard but is an inferior talent to the rookie from Iowa State. A tackle-breaking machine with elite open field ability, Montgomery can both punish and elude would-be defenders. He has soft hands and offers significantly more passing game upside than Jordan Howard ever did. Montgomery looks like an immediate RB2 and could very well be the most valuable running back from this draft class when all is said and done. I am thrilled to land him at this point of the draft.
– Raju Byfield (@FantasyContext)

1.06) D.K. Metcalf (WR – SEA)
Metcalf has one of the best opportunities available to a rookie wideout this season. With Doug Baldwin out the door, Metcalf should immediately start opposite Tyler Lockett. He’s a quick, big-bodied receiver who could easily push for 100+ targets.
– Zak Hanshew (@ZaktheMonster)

1.07) Miles Sanders (RB – PHI)
In a relatively subdued rookie class of running backs, Sanders is the best remaining option at this point. The issue with Sanders is whether he will get significant playing time his rookie season. Sanders sat behind Saquon Barkley at Penn State before having a stellar junior year. Now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s easy to envision Sanders also sitting behind Jordan Howard early on. There’s also the matter of how Eagles coach Doug Pederson utilizes running backs in a true committee. While these worries are valid, it’s important to remember that the Eagles have built their roster for sustained success over the next two-three seasons. We know Sanders will be a part of that future. Of the eight running backs currently listed on their roster, the four with the most NFL experience will be free agents after this upcoming year (Howard, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement, and Josh Adams).
– Matt Giraldi (@Mgiraldi)

1.08) A.J. Brown (WR – TEN)
None of the available QBs or RBs caught my eye at this draft position. Decided to grab the best available WR that has the chance to step right into a starting role opposite Corey Davis.
– Walt Spurlin (@waltonspurlin)

1.09) Parris Campbell (WR – IND)
Campbell arrives in one of the best landing spots for a rookie wide receiver in the league. There isn’t much competition for targets in Indy outside of T.Y. Hilton. Hilton, by the way, is almost 30 and could start to decline soon as a small receiver who wins with speed. That means the No. 1 receiver spot could open up for Campbell as soon as the 2020 season. Campbell has blazing speed but his lack of college production has been a sticking point for some. I am not concerned as Ohio State’s scheme under Urban Meyer didn’t always allow their pass-catchers to show off their skills.
– Matt Terelle (@supermt)

1.10) Deebo Samuel (WR – SF)
Versatility is king in terms of presenting early opportunity in the NFL for wide receivers, and Samuel offers the ability to play many different roles in an offense. Samuel has above average athleticism among WRs across the board (Speed, Burst, Agility) and boasts a strong 118.5 SPARQ-X score as estimated by PlayerProfiler. As an early second-round pick, Samuel’s draft capital should encourage the team to use him early, and his ability and versatility should allow him to capitalize. Tied to Jimmy Garoppolo for the foreseeable future on an ascending offense with no entrenched No. 1 wide receivers fits a near-optimal description for landing spot. The combination of talent, landing spot and offensive context make Deebo a no-brainer here.
– Mark Leipold (@LeipoldNFL)

1.11) Marquise Brown (WR – BAL)
Brown is an electric receiver who many had pegged as the most talented wideout in this entire draft class. If he was an inch taller and 15 pounds heavier, he would be the same size as his cousin Antonio Brown. Marquise has already stated that he will not be playing at 166 in the pros, something that fantasy owners loved to hear as it will hopefully decrease the impact the hits from NFL defenders have on his body. He is set to play the number one receiver role for the Baltimore Ravens for the foreseeable future and should become a steady fantasy producer due to his ability to run and win on a variety of routes. Lamar Jackson is going to improve in the Ravens new offense, as a whole offseason to install a Jackson-centric playbook will go a long way to improving his reads and efficiency. Add in that he now has Marquise Brown who can get open at will, and we can expect a big jump from the Ravens passing attack. Brown may never become the WR1 he could have been in the most ideal of landing spots, but he still has the talent and opportunity to be an elite WR2 who sprinkles in WR1 outings.
– Raju Byfield (@FantasyContext)

1.12) Drew Lock (QB – DEN)
It’s a 2QB league, so I have to grab a signal caller here. With Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins off the board, Lock is the next best available QB. He’ll sit for at least a year learning from Joe Flacco, but he’s the Broncos’ franchise QB of the future.
– Zak Hanshew (@ZaktheMonster)

Round 2

2.01) Andy Isabella (WR – ARI)
Isabella is a perfect blend of high floor, high upside and cost effectiveness. The biggest question will ultimately be where he lines up a majority of the time in the NFL. During the Senior Bowl Isabella was predominantly in the slot, while the majority of his college production came from the outside. At the NFL Combine Isabella clocked the fastest 40-yard dash time at 4.31 seconds. He was sixth in the 3-cone drill as well at 6.95 seconds. The folks over at PlayerProfiler place Isabella in the 97th percentile for their college dominator rating.
– Matt Giraldi (@Mgiraldi)

2.02) Hakeem Butler (WR – ARI)
Was debating between T.J. Hockenson and Butler here and ultimately went with the WR. Larry Fitzgerald is on his way out but will be an excellent mentor for a youngster that could be the No. 1 WR in Arizona sooner rather than later.
– Walt Spurlin (@waltonspurlin)

2.03) T.J. Hockenson (TE – DET)
This was an easy pick for me. All of the players who I really like were already selected. The superflex aspect of this draft pushes down good players who typically go in the late first round, like Hockenson. While his college teammate, Noah Fant, draws all of the rave reviews for his athleticism, Hockenson is pretty athletic in his own right and is more of a two-way tight end who projects as an excellent blocker. Detroit’s offense is a question mark heading into 2019 and rookie tight ends typically take longer to develop, but I am confident in Hockenson as a long-term prospect and a potential top-five fantasy tight end.
– Matt Terelle (@supermt)

2.04) Mecole Hardman (WR – KC)
Opportunity is (almost) everything in fantasy football, and while I didn’t like Hardman much as a prospect, it would be nonsensical not to re-evaluate after the Chiefs traded up to acquire Hardman in the second round, especially in light of Tyreek Hill’s now-uncertain future in the NFL. Hardman does boast high-end speed, and he’s now a projected starter on one of the league’s most explosive offenses. Even if Hardman is a fraction of the WR talent that Hill is, the combination of even middling talent, early opportunity, and offensive prowess make him a must-have by this point in a rookie draft. Hardman is the type of player I’d be looking to move once his value starts to rise, as I do not believe in his overall talent level.
– Mark Leipold (@LeipoldNFL)

2.05) Daniel Jones (QB – NYG)
Jones to the New York Giants at sixth overall was one of the biggest shockers of the draft. The Giants likely could have waited until the second round for the Duke product, and definitely could have waited until 17th overall, but you have to respect the confidence they had to stick to their draft board. Jones is not the cleanest of QB prospects, but he does offer considerable upside. I actually moved him up my big board rankings once I heard the Giants were after him for two different reasons. The first, and most important, is offensive line. I studied Jones in depth this offseason and one thing you could see plain as day, is that Jones is able to shine when kept clean from pressure. The Giants have incessantly invested in their offensive line since Dave Gettleman came to town, and they should make a nice jump from their rank of the 20th for 2018 after adding impressive guard Kevin Zeitler and a solid depth piece in swing lineman George Asafo-Adjei from Kentucky. The second, and perhaps an underrated narrative, is the success Gettleman had building a team around Cam Newton. Now while Jones is no Newton, he can certainly move the pocket and use his legs to pick up chunks of yardage at a time. Jones will be in a position to succeed when he finally gets his chance to start and is a solid low-risk addition at this point of the draft.
– Raju Byfield (@FantasyContext)

2.06) Noah Fant (TE – DEN)
He’s simply the next best available player left, so Fant was an easy choice. He’s an athletically gifted TE who will be playing with a QB who loves throwing to that position. The Broncos are fairly thin in the receiving corps, and Fant could be a target monster in Denver as a rookie.
– Zak Hanshew (@ZaktheMonster)

2.07) Darrell Henderson (RB – LAR)
The Los Angeles Rams finished the 2018 season with the eighth-most rushing attempts. This offseason they lost playoff darling CJ Anderson to free agency. There are also the questions surrounding Todd Gurley’s knee. That leads us to the decision by the Rams to trade up 24 spots in the third round to select Henderson. Over the last two seasons, Henderson has accounted for 3,584 scrimmage yards and 36 touchdowns. Henderson’s explosiveness has led some (including Rams GM Les Snead) to compare the rookie RB to Alvin Kamara. While Gurley is still the lead back in LA, the New Orleans Saints have shown that it’s quite possible to have two fantasy RB1s on an NFL roster. If Henderson comes anywhere close to Kamara’s early NFL production, he’s a steal in the second round of rookie drafts.
– Matt Giraldi (@Mgiraldi)

2.08) Devin Singletary (RB – BUF)
Going with an RB here that could have a quick route to a big role at the position in Buffalo. With LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, and TJ Yeldon as the main competition, Singletary could make his move quickly, although I do wish he was more of a receiving threat than he showed in college.
– Walt Spurlin (@waltonspurlin)

2.09) J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (WR – PHI)
Arcega-Whiteside in the late second round is a fantastic value in my opinion. He normally goes in the late first round in one-quarterback leagues but the quarterbacks going early in the two-QB format pushes him down. While he can’t be expected to produce much in his rookie season behind incumbent Alshon Jeffery, Arcega-Whiteside could be the team’s leading outside receiver as early as 2020. At 6’2″, 225 pounds, he has the chance to be a dangerous red-zone weapon in the NFL. Taking Arcega-Whiteside in a rookie draft will require patience, but the payoff will be worth it.
– Matt Terelle (@supermt)

2.10) Damien Harris (RB – NE)
While the landing spot is not ideal in the near-term, Harris has a nice opportunity to carve out a role down the road and is a more talented RB than he gets credit for. It wasn’t long ago that he was roughly the consensus 1.01 in the 2019 class, and since then, all he’s done is continue to play ahead of Joshua Jacobs at Alabama. Despite taking Sony Michel in the first round in 2018, the Patriots used a third-round pick on Harris in 2019, which speaks volumes about their evaluation of him, their feelings about the RB corps, or both. A third-round pick would be extremely steep for a third-stringer. If Harris can siphon off a few targets per game from James White and a few carries per game from Sony Michel (ideally some goal-line work), he can be a supercharged Rex Burkhead, which is a usable fantasy asset, albeit a volatile one. The hardest part about owning Harris will probably be deciding which weeks to put him into your starting lineup.
– Mark Leipold (@LeipoldNFL)

2.11) Benny Snell (RB – PIT)
I debated long and hard between Benny Snell and Justice Hill. Hill is the player who should come off of boards first in drafts, but Snell may the one with more upside. Hill will form an impressive tandem with Mark Ingram, but will also have to contend with Lamar Jackson stealing not only carries, but red zone touches. As we have seen in Carolina, this can severely limit the upside of timeshare backs. Snell, on the other hand, has the ability to run away with the lead back role in Pittsburgh. He is already the team’s best runner on early downs and provides the power and tackle-breaking ability one could only hope for from James Conner. Conner is not going away, but Snell could very well be handed the starting job to open the season. Let’s just say there is a reason the Steelers remained in contract discussions with Le’Veon Bell even after James Conner started to breakout. The narratives? His 1.12 yards created per carry ranked him 38th in the league. And his yards per carry against teams that made the playoffs in 2018 came in at under four yards per clip. Snell is a mega sleeper and is someone to pay special attention to this offseason.
– Raju Byfield (@FantasyContext)

2.12) Justice Hill (RB – BAL)
Hill may have to split time with Mark Ingram early on, but he’ll be Baltimore’s lead back sooner than later. Ingram will turn 30 this year and has eight years under his belt already. Hill is a guy who can play all three downs, and I love his upside in a run-first offense.
– Zak Hanshew (@ZaktheMonster)

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