With the NFL Draft starting up tonight, rookie landing spots will soon be finalized. As the 2023 depth charts become clearer, NFL fans and the fantasy football community will soon turn their attention toward the 2023 NFL season.
Before those rookie landing spots get finalized, here’s how a current standard Superflex redraft mock draft looks. For this process, we’re using the FantasyPros Mock Draft Simulator to draft out of the No. 6 overall spot. The roster settings are 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX, 1 Superflex and six bench spots. You can see the entire draft board here.
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Standard Mock Draft 2QB/Superflex: Redraft (2023 Fantasy Football)
Round 1 (1.06) – Austin Ekeler (RB – LAC)
I’m usually a vocal advocate for drafting quarterbacks early in Superflex formats, but I wanted to try something different here. I tend to lean towards QBs and WRs in the early rounds of Superflex drafts, so I wanted to see if I could build a juggernaut using a different strategy.
This was a tough exercise for me. Quarterbacks Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson were all shockingly available. As were wide receivers like Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase.
However, I stuck to the script and drafted Chargers’ running back Austin Ekeler over Giants’ running back Saquon Barkley in a coin-flip decision. You really can’t go wrong with either selection, and I might select Barkley in eight out of 10 drafts. Instead, I roll with the Chargers touchdown magnet who is still the centerpiece of LA’s offense.
Round 2 (2.07) – Ja’Marr Chase (WR – CIN)
To my surprise, Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase fell to me in the middle of Round 2. Pairing an elite-level WR1 with an elite-level RB1 is a no-brainer, even if I’m left with scraps at the quarterback position.
Chase is a top-two wide receiver in football and is attached to one of the best quarterbacks in all of football. He has over 2,500 receiving yards and 22 career touchdowns in his first two seasons despite only starting 12 games last season.
Round 3 (3.06) – Dak Prescott (QB – DAL)
Bypassing quarterbacks in the first two rounds of Superflex drafts rarely works out this swimmingly. Dallas might look to “establish the run” a bit more this season with Mike McCarthy running things on offense, but Dak Prescott is an easy pick this late in the Draft.
Dallas lost tight end Dalton Schultz to the Houston Texans this offseason, but they added veteran Brandin Cooks to a receiving corps already featuring CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. Prescott’s stock will rise even more if Dallas adds a starting-caliber tight end in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.
Round 4 (4.07) – Garrett Wilson (WR – NYJ)
Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson finished his first NFL season with over 1,000 receiving yards and four touchdowns en route to being named 2023 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Now he’s upgrading from Zach Wilson and Mike White to future NFL Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers at quarterback.
With the trade with Green Bay finally worked out, Wilson figures to be one of the biggest risers in post-draft 2023 wide receiver rankings. A second-year breakout seems inevitable for someone as talented as Wilson, but adding Rodgers to the mix would seem to expedite that.
Round 5 (5.06) – Tua Tagovailoa (QB – MIA)
Getting a high-upside starting quarterback like Tua Tagovailoa in Round 5 of a Superflex draft was a no-brainer for me. We all know the injury risks involved with Tagovailoa, but that’s already baked into his price. Tua is a perfect fit for Mike McDaniel’s offense, and he’s a star when healthy.
Round 6 (6.07) – David Montgomery (RB – DET)
At this point in the Draft, the running back options aren’t great, but I can certainly live with Lions running back David Montgomery as my RB2. It remains to be seen how carries will be split between the two Detroit running backs, but Montgomery got starter money from a coaching staff that has never been all-in on D’Andre Swift. Montgomery, as the 1A, wouldn’t surprise me at all.
Round 7 (7.06) – DeAndre Hopkins (WR – ARI)
Uncertainty can lead to indecisiveness. That’s the only reason why current Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is still available in the seventh round of Superflex drafts. As we all know, Hopkins is on the trade block and seems destined to play elsewhere in 2023. Take advantage of his lackluster average draft position (ADP) now before it skyrockets when he’s traded to an elite destination.
Round 8 (8.07) – Brandon Aiyuk (WR – SF)
You can never have too many wide receivers in fantasy football. That’s even more amplified in a format that allows you to start as many as four wide receivers. San Francisco’s Brandon Aiyuk is an elite route-runner with an underrated skill set for the position. Iffy quarterback play has held Aiyuk back from fantasy stardom, but his numbers have increased in each of his three seasons.
Round 9 (9.06) – Matthew Stafford (QB – LAR)
I debated taking my starting tight end here, but with a couple of good options still available, I rolled the dice with one who would fall to the next round. Instead of tight end, I take Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford as my QB3. It’s a risky pick with the Rams’ current outlook (tanking) and Stafford’s recovery from last year’s neck injury, but I thought it was important to secure a solid QB3 behind Prescott and Tagovailoa.
Round 10 (10.07) – Dallas Goedert (TE – PHI)
Kicking the bucket on the tight end position worked out. Missing five games last season hurt his overall numbers, but Philadelphia’s Dallas Goedert is a top-five player at the position. Getting someone like him in Round 10 was a “run to the podium” moment for me in this Draft. Goedert’s 7.4 points-per-game (minimum 10 games) in 2022 was only surpassed by Travis Kelce, Taysom Hill, George Kittle, T.J. Hockenson and Mark Andrews.
Round 11 (11.06) – Jahmyr Gibbs (RB – FA)
I needed an RB3, and you can often find the best values in rookies. While we don’t know where Jahmyr Gibbs will call home, you can’t deny the talent of the Alabama product. This ADP will skyrocket as soon as he’s selected on Thursday or Friday.
Round 12 (12.07) – Elijah Moore (WR – CLE)
The late rounds are about adding depth and upside, and I found that in new Browns wide receiver Elijah Moore. Things never worked out for Moore in New York, but there’s reason to believe a change of scenery will do him good. Cleveland quarterback Deshaun Watson had more downs than ups in 2022, but that rust was expected, considering he hadn’t taken a snap in years. Adding a talent like Moore certainly helps.
Round 13 (13.06) – Dalton Schultz (TE – HOU)
While I don’t traditionally draft second tight ends, new Texans tight end Dalton Schultz was too good to pass up in Round 13. It’s doubtful he will reach the heights he did in Dallas, but he’s still an above-average starting tight end in the NFL.
Round 14 (14.07) – Zay Flowers (WR – FA)
Another rookie. Another player who won’t be available this late a week from now. As I mentioned last week, Boston College wide receiver Zay Flowers is rising up NFL draft boards. Flowers is very much in play to be the second wide receiver drafted this weekend behind Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and the right situation could lead to fantasy gold.