2022 fantasy football mock draft: Where do Austin Ekeler and Christian McCaffrey go in a Superflex draft?

    Using a Superflex format in a half-PPR league, where do Austin Ekeler and Christian McCaffrey land in this 2022 fantasy football mock draft?

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    2022 fantasy football mock draft | Team analysis

    The starting lineup for this mock was QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, Superflex, Flex, Flex. We left out kickers and defenses as our analysts all subscribe to the theory that those positions should be taken in the last couple of rounds of the draft. For more on the theory surrounding drafting kickers and D/STs, sign up for the Fantasy Football Draft Kit through PFN Pass.

    Below we will break down how we built our teams. If you want to view the full mock on a pick-by-pick basis, you can find that below the team analysis.

    In this mock, each of our four analysts selected three different teams. Ian Wharton (IW) had teams 1, 5, and 9. Jason Katz (JK) had teams 2, 6, and 10. Tommy Garrett (TG) had teams 3, 7, and 11. Ben Rolfe (BR) had teams 4, 8, and 12.

    Team 1 – IW

    R1: Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND
    R2: Derrick Henry, RB, TEN
    R3: Trevor Lawrence, QB, JAX
    R4: Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND
    R5: DJ Moore, WR, CAR
    R6: George Kittle, TE, SF
    R7: J.K. Dobbins, RB, BAL
    R8: Davis Mills, QB, HOU
    R9: DeVonta Smith, WR, PHI
    R10: Michael Carter, RB, NYJ
    R11: Allen Lazard, WR, GB
    R12: Deshaun Watson, QB, CLE
    R13: Jamaal Williams, RB, DET
    R14: DeVante Parker, WR, NE

    I made the boldest team possible after taking Jonathan Taylor No. 1 overall. I didn’t expect so many quarterbacks to be taken by my next pick, and this miscalculation affected the rest of my strategy. The QBs didn’t go so fast the last time we did a Superflex mock, and I wasn’t prepared for our group to overcorrect so much.

    Oh well. I grabbed two of the top backs in the NFL and was still able to get a quarterback I’m very happy with in Trevor Lawrence. I wish I would’ve landed Jameis Winston as my QB2, but otherwise, I tried to build a roster that was strong enough to help compensate for my young and inconsistent passers. Grabbing Deshaun Watson late will either give me a late boost or be worthless because I’ll be out of the mix by the time he’s back.

    My playmaker positions are particularly stacked since I waited at quarterback. Only Team 11 and Team 12 are as talented as mine at the top. Maybe that’s enough for this team to compete. But I’d certainly swap out DJ Moore for Winston if I could and then have drafted Michael Thomas or Darnell Mooney later.

    Team 2 – JK

    R1: Josh Allen, QB, BUF
    R2: Ja’Marr Chase, WR, CIN
    R3: Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN
    R4: Mike Evans, WR, TB
    R5: Tee Higgins, WR, CIN
    R6: Jameis Winston, QB, NO
    R7: Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF
    R8: Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE
    R9: Mac Jones, QB, NE
    R10: Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS
    R11: Zach Ertz, TE, ARI
    R12: Alexander Mattison, RB, MIN
    R13: Jalen Tolbert, WR, DAL
    R14: Irv Smith Jr., TE, MIN

    Thanks to Ian going with Jonathan Taylor first overall, I was able to get the best quarterback in fantasy football at 1.02. Having Josh Allen is great, but it results in a second-round pick too late to go QB-QB. At 2.11, it was a toss-up between Ja’Marr Chase and Dalvin Cook. I went with Chase because I thought there was a better chance of me getting them both by taking Chase first. Sure enough, I did.

    At the Round 4/5 turn, Mike Evans and Tee Higgins were my two highest-ranked wide receivers. I just couldn’t justify reaching on a low-end QB2 just because it’s a Superflex league. Fortunately, Jameis Winston was there at 6.11. I followed that up with Gabe Davis at 7.02. A week ago, I wouldn’t have even considered him there, but he’s a big recent riser in my ranks.

    At 8.11, I had to take a running back since I only had one. Kareem Hunt provided a safe, floor-based option. While I don’t typically draft for floor, it was necessary here as Hunt has to start for me every week. Not being enamored with any running back or wide receiver at 9.02, I took Mac Jones as my QB3. I don’t typically take three quarterbacks in the first 10 rounds, but when my QB2 isn’t strong, I have to make sure I have a viable QB3.

    At 10.11, I stopped Antonio Gibson’s free fall. While I am firmly out on him based on recent news, he’s still a talented player with plausible upside. The risk was worth it at this point. At 11.02, I grabbed Zach Ertz as my starting tight end.

    With my final three picks, I handcuffed Dalvin Cook with Alexander Mattison and chased some upside with Jalen Tolbert and Irv Smith. Although I don’t typically draft two tight ends, I liked Smith more than any of the wide receivers or running backs.

    Overall, this team is about as good as I could hope for without being able to start double quarterback. My starting four wide receivers are arguably the best in the league. I’m hoping they are able to make up for my deficiencies at QB2 and RB2.

    Team 3 – TG

    R1: Justin Herbert, QB, LAC
    R2: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA
    R3: Joe Mixon, RB, CIN
    R4: CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL
    R5: Breece Hall, RB, NYJ
    R6: Chris Godwin, WR, TB
    R7: Michael Thomas, WR, NO
    R8: Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE
    R9: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF
    R10: Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG
    R11: James Cook, RB, BUF
    R12: Kenny Pickett, QB, PIT
    R13: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, DEN
    R14: Romeo Doubs, WR, GB

    It’s Superflex, which means it’s all about QBs with the first few picks. Justin Herbert at the 1.03 was not expected but a welcome gift. In the second, I saw there had only been one QB selected by Teams 1 and 2, leading me to think up to three could go before it comes back. I have no issues with Tua Tagovailoa as my QB2, but I certainly wonder if I could have waited for an extra round.

    With that said, in a Superflex league, I don’t want to tempt fate at QB. Adding Kenny Pickett in the 12th adds some upside but could be zero if he doesn’t take the job from Mitch Trubisky midseason.

    At the skill positions, there is some excellent value. Joe Mixon is my RB6, so to get him in the third to lock in my RB1 was a gift, as was landing CeeDee Lamb at the 4.10. The only WRs I am taking over him are Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, and Stefon Diggs.

    Breece Hall’s selection at 5.03 looked better about 24 hours ago before reports came out that Michael Carter is expected to be the starter. We’ll see if that holds true, though, as stories can change when the rubber meets the road in Week 1.

    Now things get fun. The next five picks are all massive upside moves. Chris Godwin (6.10) and Michael Thomas (7.03) both have high-end WR2 upside, and with each avoiding the PUP, I feel far more confident in their ability to contribute. Next came my RB3 in Rhamondre Stevenson, who I have ahead of Damien Harris as my RB25.

    Rounds 9 and 10 are almost auto picks, assuming the structure of the roster doesn’t have a glaring hole. Brandon Aiyuk (9.3) and Kadarius Toney (10.10) are two of the best values on the board right now. Aiyuk has been a star at camp and is, in my opinion, a better value at cost than Deebo Samuel. As for Toney, injuries are a concern, but as my WR5, I’m comfortable with the associated risk.

    Capped off by James Cook (11.03), Albert Okwuegbunam (13.3), and Romeo Doubs (14.10), this team does have some gambles, but the upside is through the roof if things break right in 2022.

    Team 4 – BR

    R1: Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC
    R2: Najee Harris, RB, PIT
    R3: Aaron Jones, RB, GB
    R4: David Montgomery, RB, CHI
    R5: Keenan Allen, WR, LAC
    R6: Mike Williams, WR, LAC
    R7: Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEN
    R8: Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI
    R9: Hunter Renfrow, WR, LV
    R10: James Robinson, RB, JAX
    R11: Chase Claypool, WR, PIT
    R12: Carson Wentz, QB, WAS
    R13: Raheem Mostert, RB, MIA
    R14: Marvin Jones, WR, JAX

    It was a relatively simple decision to go with Patrick Mahomes in the first round, but then things got interesting. The value at QB simply wasn’t there in the second round, so instead, I focused on building a strong offense around Mahomes. A trio of Najee Harris, Aaron Jones, and David Montgomery has huge potential and should be a starting group every single week.

    Pairing Keenan Allen and Mike Williams was not something I planned to do, but I liked the value both presented. Drafting two players at the same position from the same team is not ideal, but Williams was the best WR2 option available, so it was an easy decision in the end. Pairing them with Hunter Renfrow, Chase Claypool, and Marvin Jones offers a nice balance of value and upside on a weekly basis. It is an intriguing group of pass catchers.

    James Robinson and Raheem Mostert are risky, but with the starting trio of backs, I could afford the risk. Adding a solid weekly starter at tight end in Dallas Goedert really rounds off the team in terms of skill position. He will be a simple set-and-forget starter for me.

    This team’s success will largely depend on the QB2 spot. RyanTannehill is not the most exciting passer, but he is a solid option that can provide nice weekly value. Pairing him with Wentz offers two solid options to play the matchups with. Going for just one QB early is risky, but the power of the backs more than makes up for it.

    Team 5 – IW

    R1: Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL
    R2: Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR
    R3: Matt Ryan, QB, IND
    R4: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
    R5: Travis Etienne, RB, JAX
    R6: Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN
    R7: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC
    R8: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI
    R9: T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET
    R10: George Pickens, WR, PIT
    R11: Darrell Henderson, RB, LAR
    R12: DJ Chark, WR, DET
    R13: Mitch Trubisky, QB, PIT
    R14: Jameson Williams, WR, DET

    I’d call this team reliable outside of taking Lamar Jackson in the first round. Jackson could be the QB1 overall, but he could also get dinged up like last year. He’s worth the risk at No. 5.

    I opted against taking a QB in the second round as Kirk Cousins was the last of the passers worthy of the pick. Getting Cooper Kupp set me up nicely so I could focus on value for the rest of my playmakers. I think I shocked everyone by taking Matt Ryan in the third, but my Team 1 already had a QB issue, and I wanted to avoid that. I see Ryan as a solid QB2 who will bring consistency, and I don’t have to worry about his health.

    My favorite part of this draft came with my running backs. Ezekiel Elliott, Travis Etienne, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire have all been put down by the fantasy community, but each has solid value. Zeke and CEH, in particular, are in better positions to produce compared to expectations. I’ll take a good floor and moderate upside considering the low price I paid for each.

    The weakness of my team is at receiver, for now. I have to survive with Kupp and Jerry Jeudy until DeAndre Hopkins returns or George Pickens breaks out. I think this roster would do just fine, but it’s a concern how little depth I have there.

    Team 6 – JK

    R1: Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI
    R2: Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN
    R3: Justin Fields, QB, CHI
    R4: Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA
    R5: Cam Akers, RB, LAR
    R6: Darren Waller, TE, LV
    R7: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, KC
    R8: Drake London, WR, ATL
    R9: Miles Sanders, RB, PHI
    R10: Brian Robinson, RB, WAS
    R11: Russell Gage, WR, TB
    R12: Kenneth Gainwell, RB, PHI
    R13: Jacoby Brissett, QB, CLE
    R14: Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT

    The 1.06 may seem high for Jalen Hurts, but he’s ranked as my QB5, and the four I have ahead of him went with picks 2-5. Once again, my plan to double-up on QB was thwarted as there are only 15 quarterbacks I’m willing to take in the first two rounds, and they were all gone by 2.07. So, I took the best overall player remaining, Justin Jefferson (who I’ve recently propelled ahead of Cooper Kupp).

    In the third round, I reluctantly went with Justin Fields. Although I’m not super high on him, there’s a 0% chance he loses his job, and he comes with a reasonable ceiling due to his rushing ability. After that, I grabbed Tyreek Hill in the fourth round as the highest player on my board.

    Round 5 is where things started to get dicey. I’ve soured on Cam Akers, deciding I don’t want to be the guy holding the bag if he’s not the Achilles tear outlier. However, I had to take him here because running back was getting thin.

    I loved getting Darren Waller in the sixth and rounding out my wide receivers with JuJu Smith-Schuster and Drake London in the seventh and eighth. There’s a lot of upsides there.

    Then, in the ninth round, I once again made a pick you will almost never see me make: Miles Sanders. I’m no fan of Sanders’ talent and don’t view him as having much fantasy upside, but at this price and as my RB3, it just made sense. This pick is a good reminder that every player has a price.

    After Sanders, I selected Brian Robinson. Evidently, I’m buying him as the Commanders’ lead running back. As my RB4, there’s little risk associated with this pick.

    After Robinson, I took my final wide receiver in Russell Gage. His ADP has been steadily declining due to a combination of Chris Godwin’s improving health, Gage’s own injury, and Julio Jones’ signing. I feel like he’s been forgotten.

    After Gage, I took Kenneth Gainwell. In the interest of full transparency, I didn’t even realize I had Sanders as well. Had I noticed that at the time, I would’ve made this pick with a lot more confidence than I did. So, basically, what I’m saying is I lucked into a great pick!

    In the 13th round, I took Jacoby Brissett as my QB3. His starting job has an expiration date, but at least he’s not at risk of losing his job for the first 11 weeks. Then, in the final round, I took another tight end in Pat Freiermuth because I liked him more than the wide receivers or running backs available.

    Overall, I like this team. I just have a dirty taste in my mouth passing on Leonard Fournette for Justin Fields. I know Superflex makes that acceptable, if not required, but it still felt wrong. I think I would like my team better if that was Fournette, and I took Jameis Winston in the fifth round over Akers.

    Team 7 – TG

    R1: Kyler Murray, QB, ARI
    R2: Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN
    R3: Alvin Kamara, RB, NO
    R4: James Conner, RB, ARI
    R5: A.J. Brown, WR, PHI
    R6: Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA
    R7: Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI
    R8: Chase Edmonds, RB, MIA
    R9: Amari Cooper, WR, CLE
    R10: Dameon Pierce, RB, HOU
    R11: Baker Mayfield, QB, CAR
    R12: Cole Kmet, TE, CHI
    R13: Skyy Moore, WR, KC
    R14: Isaiah Spiller, RB, LAC

    Unlike the 1.03 roster, this one starts off with two QBs, which is way easier to do in the second half of the draft order. So long as Kyler Murray (1.07) focuses on his playbook and not his K/D when the new Call of Duty drops, he and Kirk Cousins are a great blend of both passing volume and rushing upside.

    Alvin Kamara in the third is just too easy. He is highly unlikely to be suspended and, in 1QB formats, shouldn’t escape Round 1. Give me the RB4 in PPG last year on my roster every chance I can. James Conner (4.06) was a clutch pick, as I felt there was a significant drop-off in upside based on how the board fell. Even if he doesn’t have the same TD efficiency as last year, Conner stands relatively unopposed for red-zone work and should find paydirt with relative consistency.

    Filling out the rest of the position came Chase Edmonds (8.06), who looks primed to be the RB1 for Mike McDaniel in Miami. Next, Dameon Pierce (10.06) is the cheapest starting running back you can draft that also just so happens to have unbelievable upside. Finally, Isaiah Spiller (14.06) is a late-round pick I love to make not only for his talent but also because if anything happens to Austin Ekeler, he will inherit a massive role.

    Pass catchers are not the strong suit of this team. With that said, they will most certainly do the job. A.J. Brown (5.07) is a WR1 who can feast in Philadelphia with Hurts, as could Jaylen Waddle (6.06), thanks to coverage being focused on Tyreek Hill.

    The concern is the potential lack of explosive plays. That should not be an issue for Darnell Mooney (7.07), who will lead this team in targets. Justin Fields will be scrambling for his life in 2022, leading to an increased rate of breakaway plays for Mooney as they play backyard football.

    Amari Cooper’s value has taken a hit after the 11-game suspension was handed down on Deshaun Watson. But at 9.07, I couldn’t let him continue to slide. He’s one of the best route runners in the NFL, and the Browns don’t have a real No. 2 to compete with him at the moment. Skyy Moore in the 13th is a dart throw on talent and trying to get a piece of Kansas City’s passing attack.

    Baker Mayfield (11.07) solidified my QB3, something I feel is essential in Superflex drafts. And after waiting on TE, I was able to come away with Cole Kmet, my favorite breakout candidate who should be No. 2 in targets for the Bears.

    Team 8 – BR

    R1: Russell Wilson, QB, DEN
    R2: Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR
    R3: Leonard Fournette, RB, TB
    R4: Mark Andrews, TE, BAL
    R5: Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU
    R6: Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT
    R7: Devin Singletary, RB, BUF
    R8: Zach Wilson, QB, NYJ
    R9: Marcus Mariota, QB, ATL
    R10: Robert Woods, WR, TEN
    R11: J.D. McKissic, RB, WAS
    R12: Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE
    R13: Darrel Williams, RB, ARI
    R14: Jahan Dotson, WR, WAS

    This team is loaded with power, but there is a lot of risk at the second QB spot. Russell Wilson was a simple decision in the first round, but then I wanted to see it play out and how QB2 would fall. I love the upside that both Zach Wilson and Marcus Mariota can bring, but knowing which one to start each week could be a major headache.

    The reward for taking the risk is a duo of Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette, paired with Mark Andrews, Brandin Cooks, and Diontae Johnson. As a core six with Wilson, that is a wonderful group. Of course, McCaffrey comes with his risks, but when he is on the field, there are not many better fantasy assets.

    Devin Singletary, J.D. McKissic, and Darrel Williams make for a nice RB3-5 grouping. Singletary will be a starter most weeks, and Williams could be a starter in Arizona if James Conner cannot stay healthy. McKissic will bring a nice floor with his passing down work. Speaking of floor, both Robert Woods and Jakobi Meyers have a steady floor, allowing me to shoot for upside with Jahan Dotson.

    This team worked out nicely, but the success will be on how the Superflex spot works out. There are enough high-floor options that you could start a position player in that spot, but it would really hurt the scoring upside.

    Team 9 – IW

    R1: Joe Burrow, QB, CIN
    R2: Derek Carr, QB, LV
    R3: D’Andre Swift, RB, DET
    R4: Javonte Williams, RB, DEN
    R5: DK Metcalf, WR, SEA
    R6: Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS
    R7: Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF
    R8: Marquise Brown, WR, ARI
    R9: Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEA
    R10: Chris Olave, WR, NO
    R11: Dawson Knox, TE, BUF
    R12: Khalil Herbert, RB, CHI
    R13: Garrett Wilson, WR, NYJ
    R14: Jarvis Landry, WR, NO

    The only one of my three teams that I was able to add two quarterbacks on quickly is probably my best overall and most balanced. I was thrilled to get Joe Burrow at No. 9 and then one of my preferred second passers in Derek Carr. Landing Trey Lance would’ve been ideal, but as long as I could get Lance, Carr, or Kirk Cousins, I was happy.

    The four-round stretch of D’Andre Swift, Javonte Williams, DK Metcalf, and Terry McLaurin will likely define this draft. I need Swift and Williams to be their best selves to win it all. Metcalf should still thrive with Geno Smith as his starter, even if it won’t be as consistent. If not, having Marquise Brown may help supplement the position if Metcalf is too streaky.

    I took some risky backups at running back with Elijah Mitchell and Kenneth Walker. Both have been banged up already this year. But these are talent swings since that’s how you win fantasy leagues.

    Team 10 – JK

    R1: Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
    R2: Matthew Stafford, QB, LAR
    R3: Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
    R4: Davante Adams, WR, LV
    R5: Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL
    R6: Allen Robinson, WR, LAR
    R7: Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
    R8: Tony Pollard, RB, DAL
    R9: Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA
    R10: Christian Kirk, WR, JAX
    R11: Jared Goff, QB, DET
    R12: Nyheim Hines, RB, IND
    R13: Isaiah McKenzie, WR, BUF
    R14: K.J. Osborn, WR, MIN

    This was the only spot where I was able to double tap quarterback to begin. Dak Prescott and Matthew Stafford are firmly inside my top 12. After locking in two QB1s, I took a top-12 RB in Saquon Barkley and a top-five WR in Davante Adams. Being able to get an elite anchor at both the running back and wide receiver positions despite starting with two QBs was very serendipitous.

    In the fifth round, I went with the elite tight end in Kyle Pitts. Normally, I take Courtland Sutton here, but I wanted to see how things played out with the tight end. Being able to get Allen Robinson in the sixth and Adam Thielen in the seventh made me feel much better about my decision.

    In the eighth round, I took Tony Pollard as my RB2, which I’m perfectly fine with. Then, in the ninth, I got the Seahawks’ starting running back, Rashaad Penny, as my RB3. One of Penny or my next pick, Christian Kirk, will have to start for me at the second Flex spot, but I’m perfectly fine with that.

    I took my QB3, Jared Goff, in the 11th. While I didn’t necessarily need Goff, the wide receivers and running backs had really flattened out at this point. I don’t think I lost any value by taking the QB.

    In the 12th, I took Nyheim Hines because Pollard is still technically a backup, and Penny has Kenneth Walker to deal with eventually, plus his own injury concerns. I needed an RB4 that was more floor than ceiling.

    I would’ve preferred to close out the draft with a running back in either the 13th or 14th round, but I wasn’t going to force an RB I was likely to drop anyway, especially over wide receivers with legitimate upside. Isaiah McKenzie and K.J. Osborn are two receivers I hope to take in the final rounds of all my drafts.

    Overall, this is my favorite of the three teams I drafted. Starting with two quarterbacks just makes a Superflex draft go much smoother. I’ve reached the point where there is legitimately no scenario where I won’t start QB-QB as long as I can get two of my top-15 ranked quarterbacks. Even if Jonathan Taylor somehow fell out of the first round, I still would take a second quarterback before JT.

    Team 11 – TG

    R1: Tom Brady, QB, TB
    R2: Trey Lance, QB, SF
    R3: Travis Kelce, TE, KC
    R4: Nick Chubb, RB, CLE
    R5: Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
    R6: AJ Dillon, RB, GB
    R7: Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL
    R8: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET
    R9: Melvin Gordon, RB, DEN
    R10: Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ
    R11: Treylon Burks, WR, TEN
    R12: Rachaad White, RB, TB
    R13: Zamir White, RB, LV
    R14: Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN

    It’s always fun when you make a pick and get a reaction out of someone saying you took their player. This team did that quite a bit. I love that for me.

    While I didn’t select three quarterbacks, I feel confident enough rolling into the season with Tom Brady (1.10) and Trey Lance (2.02). No one played at a quicker pace or threw more than Tampa last year. Plus, the WR room of Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Russell Gage, and Chris Godwin is a spoil of riches. Lance is the wild card, but I’ll go back to the summer of 2020 when I said he had the highest ceiling of any QB in his class. I still believe that, and now we get to see it happen.

    I did try something different here: go TE early and not draft an RB or WR in the first four rounds to see how the team came out. Having made it all the way through Round 3, Travis Kelce (3.11) was too good of value to pass up. I just have to hope he holds off Father Time one more year.

    Now it was all about pounding the RBs and WRs. Nick Chubb was first (4.02), followed by Courtland Sutton (5.11), who is my bold prediction to be a top-five receiver. Then I lucked out by having AJ Dillon sitting there at 6.02 as my RB2. That pick was met by a few choice words from some unnamed individuals.

    Melvin Gordon (9.11), Rachaad White (12.02), and Zamir White (13.11) cap off the running backs. And Rashod Bateman (7.11), Amon-Ra St. Brown (8.02), Elijah Moore (10.02), Treylon Burks (11.11), and Tyler Boyd (14.02) finish off the receivers. Outside of not having a QB3, I am relatively pleased with this roster.

    Team 12 – BR

    R1: Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
    R2: Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC
    R3: Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF
    R4: Deebo Samuel, RB, SF
    R5: Josh Jacobs, RB, LV
    R6: Daniel Jones, QB, NYG
    R7: Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATL
    R8: Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL
    R9: Damien Harris, RB, NE
    R10: Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
    R11: Michael Gallup, WR, DAL
    R12: Tyler Allgeier, RB, ATL
    R13: Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG
    R14: Gus Edwards, RB, BAL

    In all three of my teams, I chose to wait on my second QB. This one is definitely the riskiest, riding with just Daniel Jones and no QB3 on the roster. I am a huge fan of Jones and want to aim for his upside a lot this year. Not getting a QB3 was a mistake, with an option like Jared Goff making a good complement here. That is something I might change if I did it again.

    However, the rest of the roster is exciting. Austin Ekeler, Josh Jacobs, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Damien Harris have huge potential. Tyler Allgeier is a nice insurance policy for Patterson, and Gus Edwards is a potential PUP stash that could contribute later in the season. I absolutely love this RB group.

    The base of Deebo Samuel and Stefon Diggs at WR allowed me to just shoot for upside later. We know how good Tyler Lockett is, but he is a risky player in terms of consistency. Michael Gallup has solid WR3 upside when he returns, and Kenny Golladay is my true wild card. If he gets back to his old self, he will be an every-week Flex starter.

    Rounding off this team with Dalton Schultz at tight end is perfect. He is a set-and-forget player that I can leave and not worry about. I really like the upside of this team and think I have enough to mitigate any absence or struggles from Jones, even if it limits the weekly upside by not starting a QB in the Superflex spot.

    2022 fantasy football mock draft | Full half-PPR Superflex results

    Round 1

    Pick 1: Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND
    Pick 2: Josh Allen, QB, BUF
    Pick 3: Justin Herbert, QB, LAC
    Pick 4: Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC
    Pick 5: Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL
    Pick 6: Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI
    Pick 7: Kyler Murray, QB, ARI
    Pick 8: Russell Wilson, QB, DEN
    Pick 9: Joe Burrow, QB, CIN
    Pick 10: Dak Prescott, QB, DAL
    Pick 11: Tom Brady, QB, TB
    Pick 12: Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB

    Round 2

    Pick 1 (13): Austin Ekeler, RB, LAC
    Pick 2 (14): Trey Lance, QB, SF
    Pick 3 (15): Matthew Stafford, QB, LAR
    Pick 4 (16): Derek Carr, QB, LV
    Pick 5 (17): Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR
    Pick 6 (18): Kirk Cousins, QB, MIN
    Pick 7 (19): Justin Jefferson, WR, MIN
    Pick 8 (20): Cooper Kupp, WR, LAR
    Pick 9 (21): Najee Harris, RB, PIT
    Pick 10 (22): Tua Tagovailoa, QB, MIA
    Pick 11 (23): Ja’Marr Chase, WR, CIN
    Pick 12 (24): Derrick Henry, RB, TEN

    Round 3

    Pick 1 (25): Trevor Lawrence, QB, JAX
    Pick 2 (26): Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN
    Pick 3 (27): Joe Mixon, RB, CIN
    Pick 4 (28): Aaron Jones, RB, GB
    Pick 5 (29): Matt Ryan, QB, IND
    Pick 6 (30): Justin Fields, QB, CHI
    Pick 7 (31): Alvin Kamara, RB, NO
    Pick 8 (32): Leonard Fournette, RB, TB
    Pick 9 (33): D’Andre Swift, RB, DET
    Pick 10 (34): Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG
    Pick 11 (35): Travis Kelce, TE, KC
    Pick 12 (36): Stefon Diggs, WR, BUF

    Round 4

    Pick 1 (37): Deebo Samuel, WR, SF
    Pick 2 (38): Nick Chubb, RB, CLE
    Pick 3 (39): Davante Adams, WR, LV
    Pick 4 (40): Javonte Williams, RB, DEN
    Pick 5 (41): Mark Andrews, TE, BAL
    Pick 6 (42): James Conner, RB, ARI
    Pick 7 (43): Tyreek Hill, WR, MIA
    Pick 8 (44): Ezekiel Elliott, RB, DAL
    Pick 9 (45): David Montgomery, RB, CHI
    Pick 10 (46): CeeDee Lamb, WR, DAL
    Pick 11 (47): Mike Evans, WR, TB
    Pick 12 (48): Michael Pittman Jr., WR, IND

    Round 5

    Pick 1 (49): DJ Moore, WR, CAR
    Pick 2 (50): Tee Higgins, WR, CIN
    Pick 3 (51): Breece Hall, RB, NYJ
    Pick 4 (52): Keenan Allen, WR, LAC
    Pick 5 (53): Travis Etienne, RB, JAX
    Pick 6 (54): Cam Akers, RB, LAR
    Pick 7 (55): A.J. Brown, WR, PHI
    Pick 8 (56): Brandin Cooks, WR, HOU
    Pick 9 (57): DK Metcalf, WR, SEA
    Pick 10 (58): Kyle Pitts, TE, ATL
    Pick 11 (59): Courtland Sutton, WR, DEN
    Pick 12 (60): Josh Jacobs, RB, LV

    Round 6

    Pick 1 (61): Daniel Jones, QB, NYG
    Pick 2 (62): AJ Dillon, RB, GB
    Pick 3 (63): Allen Robinson, WR, LAR
    Pick 4 (64): Terry McLaurin, WR, WAS
    Pick 5 (65): Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT
    Pick 6 (66): Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA
    Pick 7 (67): Darren Waller, TE, LV
    Pick 8 (68): Jerry Jeudy, WR, DEN
    Pick 9 (69): Mike Williams, WR, LAC
    Pick 10 (70): Chris Godwin, WR, TB
    Pick 11 (71): Jameis Winston, QB, NO
    Pick 12 (72): George Kittle, TE, SF

    Round 7

    Pick 1 (73): J.K. Dobbins, RB, BAL
    Pick 2 (74): Gabriel Davis, WR, BUF
    Pick 3 (75): Michael Thomas, WR, NO
    Pick 4 (76): Ryan Tannehill, QB, TEN
    Pick 5 (77): Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, KC
    Pick 6 (78): JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, KC
    Pick 7 (79): Darnell Mooney, WR, CHI
    Pick 8 (80): Devin Singletary, RB, BUF
    Pick 9 (81): Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF
    Pick 10 (82): Adam Thielen, WR, MIN
    Pick 11 (83): Rashod Bateman, WR, BAL
    Pick 12 (84): Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATL

    Round 8

    Pick 1 (85): Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL
    Pick 2 (86): Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, DET
    Pick 3 (87): Tony Pollard, RB, DAL
    Pick 4 (88): Marquise Brown, WR, BAL
    Pick 5 (89): Zach Wilson, QB, NYJ
    Pick 6 (90): Chase Edmonds, RB, MIA
    Pick 7 (91): Drake London, WR, ATL
    Pick 8 (92): DeAndre Hopkins, WR, ARI
    Pick 9 (93): Dallas Goedert, TE, PHI
    Pick 10 (94): Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, NE
    Pick 11 (95): Kareem Hunt, RB, CLE
    Pick 12 (96): Davis Mills, QB, HOU

    Round 9

    Pick 1 (97): DeVonta Smith, WR, PHI
    Pick 2 (98): Mac Jones, QB, NE
    Pick 3 (99): Brandon Aiyuk, WR, SF
    Pick 4 (100): Hunter Renfrow, WR, LV
    Pick 5 (101): T.J. Hockenson, TE, DET
    Pick 6 (102): Miles Sanders, RB, PHI
    Pick 7 (103): Amari Cooper, WR, CLE
    Pick 8 (104): Marcus Mariota, QB, ATL
    Pick 9 (105): Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEA
    Pick 10 (106): Rashaad Penny, RB, SEA
    Pick 11 (107): Melvin Gordon, RB, DEN
    Pick 12 (108): Damien Harris, RB, NE

    Round 10

    Pick 1 (109): Tyler Lockett, WR, SEA
    Pick 2 (110): Elijah Moore, WR, NYJ
    Pick 3 (111): Christian Kirk, WR, JAX
    Pick 4 (112): Chris Olave, WR, NO
    Pick 5 (113): Robert Woods, WR, TEN
    Pick 6 (114): Dameon Pierce, RB, HOU
    Pick 7 (115): Brian Robinson, RB, WAS
    Pick 8 (116): George Pickens, WR, PIT
    Pick 9 (117): James Robinson, RB, JAX
    Pick 10 (118): Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG
    Pick 11 (119): Antonio Gibson, RB, WAS
    Pick 12 (120): Michael Carter, RB, NYJ

    Round 11

    Pick 1 (121): Allen Lazard, WR, GB
    Pick 2 (122): Zach Ertz, TE, ARI
    Pick 3 (123): James Cook, RB, BUF
    Pick 4 (124): Chase Claypool, WR, PIT
    Pick 5 (125): Darrell Henderson, RB, LAR
    Pick 6 (126): Russell Gage, WR, TB
    Pick 7 (127): Baker Mayfield, WR, CAR
    Pick 8 (128): J.D. McKissic, RB, WAS
    Pick 9 (129): Dawson Knox, TE, BUF
    Pick 10 (130): Jared Goff, QB, DET
    Pick 11 (131): Treylon Burks, WR, TEN
    Pick 12 (132): Michael Gallup, WR, DAL

    Round 12

    Pick 1 (133): Tyler Allgeier, RB, ATL
    Pick 2 (134): Rachaad White, RB, TB
    Pick 3 (135): Nyheim Hines, RB, IND
    Pick 4 (136): Khalil Herbert, RB, CHI
    Pick 5 (137): Jakobi Meyers, WR, NE
    Pick 6 (138): Cole Kmet, TE, CHI
    Pick 7 (139): Kenneth Gainwell, RB, PHI
    Pick 8 (140): DJ Chark, WR, DET
    Pick 9 (141): Carson Wentz, QB, WAS
    Pick 10 (142): Kenny Pickett, QB, PIT
    Pick 11 (143): Alexander Mattison, RB, MIN
    Pick 12 (144): Deshaun Watson, QB, CLE

    Round 13

    Pick 1 (145): Jamaal Williams, RB, DET
    Pick 2 (146): Jalen Tolbert, WR, DAL
    Pick 3 (147): Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, DEN
    Pick 4 (148): Raheem Mostert, RB, MIA
    Pick 5 (149): Mitch Trubisky, QB, PIT
    Pick 6 (150): Jacoby Brissett, QB, CLE
    Pick 7 (151): Skyy Moore, WR, KC
    Pick 8 (152): Darrel Williams, RB, ARI
    Pick 9 (153): Garrett Wilson, WR, NYJ
    Pick 10 (154): Isaiah McKenzie, WR, BUF
    Pick 11 (155): Zamir White, RB, LV
    Pick 12 (156): Kenny Golladay, WR, NYG

    Round 14

    Pick 1 (157): Gus Edwards, RB, BAL
    Pick 2 (158): Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN
    Pick 3 (159): K.J. Osborn, WR, MIN
    Pick 4 (160): Jarvis Landry, WR, NO
    Pick 5 (161): Jahan Dotson, WR, WAS
    Pick 6 (162): Isaiah Spiller, RB, LAC
    Pick 7 (163): Pat Freiermuth, TE, PIT
    Pick 8 (164): Jameson Williams, WR, DET
    Pick 9 (165): Marvin Jones, WR, JAX
    Pick 10 (166): Romeo Doubs, WR, GB
    Pick 11 (167): Irv Smith Jr., TE, MIN
    Pick 12 (168): DeVante Parker, WR, NE

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