Dynasty 2QB/Superflex Rookie Mock Draft (2020 Fantasy Football)
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Mock Draft Mania continues with another dynasty rookie draft. Earlier this month, I conducted a five-round dynasty rookie mock draft for standard roster settings. This time, I used our awesome Draft Wizard to conduct a five-round rookie mock draft for a 12-team, half-point PPR league with 2 QB/Superflex rosters. I was randomly assigned the fourth pick and chose a linear draft order, which means I’ll hold the fourth pick in each round.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB – KC)
As I suspected, the change to a 2 QB/Superflex format made a big difference in where the top rookie quarterback prospects were taken. Burrow, Herbert, and Tagovailoa went with the first three picks, respectively. I personally would’ve chosen Tagovailoa over Herbert, but team “Hey Darnold!” clearly didn’t want to risk its franchise on Tua’s health. Or maybe they’re just a big Jets fan who didn’t want an AFC East rival. Who knows?
While I was bummed to miss out on the top three quarterbacks in this thin rookie class, I can’t complain about my consolation prize. I had my choice of literally everyone else and opted to swing for the fences with Edwards-Helaire.
The LSU product runs like a bowling ball between the tackles and possesses plenty of pass-catching ability. He’ll likely start his career in a timeshare with Damien Williams, but it might only be a matter of time before he assumes the full-time duties. With Williams likely leaving in free agency next season, I’m thrilled to start my draft with Patrick Mahomes’ potential running mate for years to come.
Michael Pittman Jr. (WR – IND)
Jordan Love went in the back half of Round 1, so there wasn’t a quarterback worth taking in Round 2. With Edwards-Helaire already on the roster, I wanted to make sure I got one of the top receivers in this year’s deep class.
I had several strong options to choose from in Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman Jr., and Denzel Mims. Higgins’ stock has risen during the summer and he’s currently ranked 11th among all rookies in our Expert Consensus Rankings. Pittman is one spot beneath Pittman in ECR, but I went with the USC alum because I’m a bigger believer in his talent.
Although Pittman doesn’t match the athletic profiles of Higgins or Mims, he possesses much better instincts and hands than both wideouts. I’m confident he’ll become a strong possession receiver at the next level and complement to T.Y. Hilton as a rookie.
Antonio Gibson (RB – WAS)
Round 3 presented me with a handful of intriguing options, and our ECR seemed pretty split with their recommendations. According to the Draft Wizard, 36% of the experts recommended Devin Duvernay, 24% of them suggested Antonio Gibson, 21% of the gurus would’ve taken Anthony McFarland Jr., and the remaining 19% sided withDarrynton Evans.
Ultimately, I chose Gibson for his versatility and the uncertainty behind Derrius Guice in Washington. He caught 38 passes for 735 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing 33 times for 369 yards and four touchdowns during his final season at Memphis.
Gibson can serve in the Chris Thompson role on passing downs and line up on the outside as a receiver. I’ll take a stab on a potential game-breaker who could see the field quite a bit as a rookie.
Jacob Eason (QB – IND)
While Van Jefferson was still on the board as the clear best player available, I’m taking a stab on Eason developing into Indianapolis’ future starter. The 2 QB/Superflex format played a role in this decision, as I’m always looking to add youth at the position.
Eason was inconsistent last season at Washington, completing 64.2% of his passes for 3,132 yards and 24 touchdowns. However, he’s an intriguing prospect with a good arm who could benefit from developing under Colts head coach Frank Reich and starter Philip Rivers. As the third-stringer behind Jacoby Brissett, Eason likely won’t see the field in 2020, but his fourth-round selection indicates that the Colts will at least give him a shot to prove he’s the long-term solution.
Colby Parkinson (TE – SEA)
I took Parkinson in an earlier rookie mock, and I’m going with him again. Parkinson has the size to be a matchup nightmare and red-zone monster for the Seahawks with some development.
Seattle doesn’t have a clear-cut long-term solution at the position. Greg Olsen will likely serve as a Band-Aid this year, while Will Dissly and Luke Willson haven’t taken advantage of past opportunities to shine.
Parkinson is one of my favorite deep sleepers in this rookie class and is worth stashing away as my final pick in this draft.
- 1.4: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
- 2.4: Michael Pittman Jr.
- 3.4: Antonio Gibson
- 4.4: Jacob Eason
- 5.5: Colby Parkinson