Sometimes it's just not your year. Injuries, bad predictions and absurd counterarguments have ruined years for many dynasty managers. A special thanks to Trey Lance, Allen Robinson and James Cook for their teams across the country. Looking ahead, what is the real difference between the 1.01 and the 1.04? When is the latest you can get a key quarterback? Look no further for some super, I mean WAY too early dynasty rookie rankings for Superflex 2023.
1.01 Sesame Robinson RB1
Bijan Robinson could be the best rookie running back the NFL has seen in years. From a fantasy football perspective, I see him in the 1st round of many drafts next season.pic.twitter.com/zpY9Jb97hc
– Clint Brakebill (@CBrakebill)25. November 2022
This is the easiest choice. Want a 20-year-old Saquon Barkley with no knee injury and a draft first-round pedigree prospective? This monster of a human is currently averaging 6.1 yards per carry, has game-changing speed, and has been this close to an unmissable sight since Ezekiel Elliot. Robinson has the fastest touchdowns in the Big 12 and profile as a three-down back at the next level. Landing site likely won't be a factor, and if nothing goes catastrophically wrong,Sesame Robinson1.01 is a lock.
1.02 Bryce Young QB1
The 1.o2 slot in the coming year is totally up in the air. There are two or three running backs that could steal this slot. Another quarterback could go here, or even a wide receiver if a manager falls for you. ButBryce Jungwas this guy in Alabama the entire time he was there. A 74-to-12 touchdown interception ratio in his two years as a starter tells most of the picture. Despite having a smaller frame for an NFL quarterback (listed at six feet, 194 pounds), Young distributed the ball efficiently and made plays when it counted. Young can move with the ball in his hands, read defense at the highest level, and is a potential quarterback to make a franchise change.
1.03 CJ Stroud QB2
All measurable qualities, 21 years old and two years running Heisman finalist. If you're put off by Young's height and weight,C. J. Stroudis the first quarterback off the board. Standing six feet tall, 215 pounds and running like a gazelle, there's nothing Stroud can't handle on a soccer field. The argument against Stroud was that he issurrounded by elite talentSo he didn't have to be the focus of the crime. Spoilers for 2024, Marvin Harrison Jr. is the best wide receiver I saw in college. But Stroud was able to get the ball to his playmakers and make the smart play when he has to. In Superflex, a quarterback of this caliber can't fall for long.
1.04 Jahmyr Gibbs RB2
Imagine Alvin Kamara, but faster. Looking at the league, Alabama's running backs dominate the backfields. Brian Robinson was Tuscaloosa's least touted graduate in a while, and he's still number one in Washington.Jahmyr Gibbsis a pass catcher who also averages 6.8 yards per carry. Gibbs dominated the backfield at Georgia Tech, moved to Alabama and improved his draft stash exponentially. If Gibbs gets in the top 50 picks, he could sneak into the top 2 picks in rookie drafts.
1.05 Old Tucker RB3
Sean Tuckerhas a case for being number two in this class. Tucker has lined up everywhere, catching passes and dominating the ACC. Solid contact balance, Tucker doesn't expect arm tackles. With just a hair over 200 pounds, Tucker needs to gain ten to fifteen pounds to be a three-down back to the next level. Tucker makes his mark as a pass catcher, but has taken Syracuse's offense to another level. Tucker is a must-watch on TV and has made Orange worth watching again. For that reason alone, he's a prospect on fantasy radars.
1.06 Jordan Addison WR1
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🔹 Jahmyr Gibbs 4.06 RB12
🔹 Jordan Addison 6.04 WR24
🔹 Darnell Washington 8.02 TE8 👀
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— Kevin (@Daboys_22)7. November 2022
Addison is the wide receiver that made Kenny Pickett a first-round quarterback. A smaller six-foot, 175-pound recipient, the 2021 Biletnikoff Prize winner, cannot be guarded. For those looking for a box-score scout, Addison hasn't played much in USC's blowouts this year and dropped his numbers. That speaks for the character of the young man, for whom team success is more important than individual awards. This is a wide receiver that every franchise should have on their list and could befirst receiver from the boardin 2023.
1.07 Will Levis QB3
This is more about the noise than the view. Superflex means quarterbacks are hard to come by, and if Levis goes in the first round, you can't let him slide any further. A rawer prospect than the previous two quarterbacks, Levis is 6'4, 230 pounds and has the arm to make any throw on the field. Watching a game in Kentucky will leave scouts even more confused than when they started. He'll make a 60-yard pass on the run, then miss a five-yard check down and take a sack. If you're a quarterback-hungry team, Levis could be the solution, or a landmine waiting to be stepped on.
1.08 BlakeCorum RB4
Corum has the same number of rushing touchdowns as Bijan Robinson and didn't even play in Ohio State's recent dominance. Corum probably won't surprise anyone at the combine, but his ability to read blocks, have patience and hit the hole with determination is among the best of them. At 5'8, 210 pounds, Corum is tight enough to be a three-pointer in the NFL, but don't expect him to be winning any jump balls any time soon. That running back streak runs deep, and Corum could still find himself in the first two rounds of the NFL draft.
1.09 Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR2
A wide receiver room featuring Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave was managed by this young man. Yes, he didn't play for most of 2022. It shouldn't matter. JSN set the college football stage on fire in 2021 with 95 receptions and over 1,600 yards. The injury and lack of production in 2022 could actually help his fantasy prospect as he is likely to slip into the late first round rather than being a top 15 pick. Landing spot matters more to receivers than running backs, and when JSN lands in Kansas City, Los Angeles or Dallas, you can expect him to blast up draft boards.
1.10 Jalin Hyatt WR3
Just watch the game between Alabama and Tennessee. There is nothing else to say. If any receiver ever has six receptions for 207 yards and five touchdowns against Nick Saban again, I'll take 1.01 from him. Hyatt is a major gaming machine that has catapulted itself into the conversation of the nation's top receiver. It remains to be seen if this production is Hyatt or this next prospect.
1.11 Hendon-Nutte QB4
Hooker is a prospect full of what-ifs. What if Hooker stayed the starter at Virginia Tech. What if he was the full-time starter at Tennessee? What if he hadn't torn his ACL? Hooker has made Tennessee relevant and has been rushing its head for days. An older prospect with a leg injury, it remains to be seen if an NFL team will make the leap to the first round. If he's a first-round pick in the NFL draft, he deserves a first-round pick in the Superflex draft. If not, the landing site will be dictated.
1.12 Quentin Johnston WR4
The wide receivers in this draft are slept on. Usually TCU receivers scare me (see Jalen Reagor), but Johnston is terrifying to watch. He looks like a man among the boys in the Big 12 and dominates the target percentage in TCU with over 20% of shots coming his way. Another potential landmine, Johnston's metrics look like Megatron, but his production profile looks more like a third-round pick.
Observe late first early second names
Michael Mayer continues to be the clear TE1 this year, but Kincaid and Laporta lead a fairly deep TE class that comes in all shapes and sizes.
We could see some of these kids becoming fantasy relevant in a few years.pic.twitter.com/p5XVTbGrkk(Video) Top 24 Dynasty Rookie Rankings & Tiers (Updated)
— Jeremy (@PopesFFH)26. November 2022
Tank Bigsby (RB) could sneak into the second round and immediately skip the wide receiver on the list. Auburn goes as it goes, and has a name worth drafting. Bigsby will have two thousand yard seasons under his belt and have enough receiving profile to get through.
Israel Abanikanda (RB) leads the NCAA in touchdowns, has the bar and could replace a running journeyman with a good combine. Google Pitt vs. Virginia Tech and sit back and see what he can do for fantasy teams in 2023.
Kayshon Boutte (WR) has displayed strobes but hasn't put together a full-season campaign that compares to the receivers above him. Boutte is the biggest question mark heading into next year's draft as his profile could land him somewhere between the top 20 and the third round.
Michael Mayer (TE) will be great. He's huge, strong, has great hands and a mean streak when he blocks. If Kyle Pitts was a tight end prospect once in a generation, it was a very short life. Two very different profiles, Mayer moves more like Kittle while Pitts moves more like a wide receiver. Watching Mayer score touchdowns while watching NFL Redzone on DirecTV could be a part of that every Sunday next year.
DJ Uigalelei (QB) could slip in the first lap. He could also go into the fifth round. He could also return to Clemson. If he gets a draft pedigree on that first day or early on day two, he's worth a hit in the top 16 picks.