• There isn’t always a need to start QB-QB: Know the ADP and get a feel for the draft, but there’s wiggle room to target high-end skill position players before drafting two QBs.
Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
Superflex fantasy drafts are becoming more popular year after year but there is still uncertainty on how and when to draft certain positions. This series will focus on superflex ADP as we draft from the 4-6 range in order to find the best players available for the optimal build.
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Know your scoring
Before diving into the pick-by-pick strategy, it’s going to be very important to familiarize yourself with the overall league and scoring settings, especially when it comes to superflex settings.
- As highlighted in the tables below, full PPR scoring allows a much more balanced scoring of the skill position players compared to quarterbacks, although, quarterbacks still hold a clear advantage at the top.
- As scoring moves away from full PPR, quarterbacks will dominate the leaderboards in scoring even more. As more advantages are given to the skill positions, expect to see a more even distribution among the league’s top scorers.
- As league size increases, the quarterback position also becomes more valuable as there are only 32 starters on any given week, so it becomes all the more important to load up on the position early.
PPR Scoring top finishers by position since 2013
0.5 PPR Scoring top finishers by position since 2013
Non-PPR Scoring top finishers by position since 2013
Draft strategy context:
Round 1, picks 4-6: Start things off with the best fantasy quarterback available
There’s always a chance that one of the Tier 1 quarterbacks fall into this range, in which case they would be the primary targets, but the secondary options from this draft spot are as good as it gets. Take advantage of this by grabbing a high-end fantasy quarterback to lock down the most important position in superflex leagues.
Top target: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
- Sleeper Redraft SF ADP: 6.6
If the Tier 1 quarterbacks are all gone by this point, and they likely will be, Jackson is the next best thing and has the best shot to elevate himself into that Tier 1 range this season.
- Since 2019, Jackson has never finished outside of QB8 in points per game, and as long as he’s healthy, he's is a lock for 20-plus points per game this season.
- The Ravens’ receiving weapons have arguably never been better for Jackson with three first-round wide receivers now as his top passing options along with his favorite target Mark Andrews.
- Jackson should be expected to pass more this season, but it isn’t expected to significantly impact his rushing upside, as he’ll still have plenty of opportunities to scramble and add substantial value with his legs.
Possible targets: Joe Burrow, Justin Fields
Round 2, picks 19-21: A good range to grab a top-shelf skill position option