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2023 Fantasy Football Mock Draft 5.0: 12-team, 0.5 PPR Superflex

Our fifth fantasy football mock draft of the year is for a 12-team Superflex league with 0.5 scoring. All previous mocks using the FantasyPros draft simulator can be viewed at the links below:


Mock 1.0: 12-team, 0.5 PPR

Mock 2.0: 10-team, PPR

Mock 3.0: 10-team, Standard

Mock 4.0: 16-team, PPR


Round 1

1.01: Patrick Mahomes, KC QB

1.02: Christian McCaffrey, SF RB

1.03: Austin Ekeler, LAC RB

1.04: Ja’Marr Chase, CIN WR

1.05: Josh Allen, BUF QB

1.06: Jalen Hurts, PHI QB

1.07: Justin Jefferson, MIN WR

1.08: Travis Kelce, KC TE

1.09: Bijan Robinson, ATL RB

1.10: Derrick Henry, TEN RB

1.11: Cooper Kupp, LAR WR

1.12: Lamar Jackson, BAL QB


Thoughts: I wanted to come out of this round with one of the four top passers, and Hurts is arguably the best of them despite going behind Mahomes and Allen. The bigger decision will be when to take the second signal-caller.


Round 2

2.01: Jonathan Taylor, IND RB

2.02: Tyreek Hill, MIA WR

2.03: Nick Chubb, CLE RB

2.04: Saquon Barkley, NYG RB

2.05: Stefon Diggs, BUF WR

2.06: Tony Pollard, DAL RB

2.07: A.J. Brown, PHI WR

2.08: Joe Burrow, CIN QB

2.09: Trevor Lawrence, JAX QB

2.10: Josh Jacobs, LV RB

2.11: Justin Fields, CHI QB

2.12: Rhamondre Stevenson, NE RB


Thoughts: Joe Burrow and Justin Fields were both given heavy consideration, but I went for the Eagles stack and am hoping another Tier 2 quarterback is available next round—though Justin Herbert appears to be the only one left if he doesn’t go over the next five picks.


Round 3

3.01: CeeDee Lamb, DAL WR

3.02: Davante Adams, LV WR

3.03: Justin Herbert, LAC QB

3.04: Aaron Jones, GB RB

3.05: Garrett Wilson, NYJ WR

3.06: Najee Harris, PIT RB

3.07: Breece Hall, NYJ RB

3.08: Deshaun Watson, CLE QB

3.09: Mark Andrews, BAL TE

3.10: Anthony Richardson, IND QB

3.11: Kirk Cousins, MIN QB

3.12: Ken Walker III, SEA RB


Thoughts: Herbert ended up not being available, so Harris was my preferred option as a better value than the next quarterback I could have taken. If you know how to evaluate the position, waiting can still lead to a hit at the QB2 spot.


Round 4

4.01: Dak Prescott, DAL QB

4.02: Miles Sanders, CAR RB

4.03: Jared Goff, DET QB

4.04: Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET WR

4.05: Joe Mixon, CIN RB

4.06: Jaylen Waddle, MIA WR

4.07: Tua Tagovailoa, MIA QB

4.08: Travis Etienne Jr., JAX RB

4.09: Chris Olave, NO WR

4.10: Daniel Jones, NYG QB

4.11: Tee Higgins, CIN WR

4.12: DeVonta Smith, PHI WR


Thoughts: Tagovailoa being available as the No. 14 quarterback off the board made him too good of a value to pass up, and I could always grab a third passer if it makes sense (especially with him and Hurts having the same bye week). Last season, Tua led the NFL in yards per attempt and yards per completion.


Round 5

5.01: Geno Smith, SEA QB

5.02: T.J. Hockenson, MIN TE

5.03: DK Metcalf, SEA WR

5.04: Aaron Rodgers, NYJ QB

5.05: Dalvin Cook, FA RB

5.06: Deebo Samuel, SF WR

5.07: Russell Wilson, DEN QB

5.08: Jahmyr Gibbs, DET RB

5.09: Amari Cooper, CLE WR

5.10: Jerry Jeudy, DEN WR

5.11: J.K. Dobbins, BAL RB

5.12: Keenan Allen, LAC WR


Thoughts: I’ve taken Samuel in three mock drafts already this summer, and I missed out on him by a pick in another. Most are too low on a guy that had an All-Pro season in 2021 and was not good enough—by his own admission—last year.


Round 6

6.01: D.J. Moore, CHI WR

6.02: Dameon Pierce, HOU RB

6.03: Kyle Pitts, ATL TE

6.04: Derek Carr, NO QB

6.05: Christian Watson, GB WR

6.06: Matthew Stafford, LAR QB

6.07: Cam Akers, LAR RB

6.08: Tyler Lockett, SEA WR

6.09: David Montgomery, DET RB

6.10: Calvin Ridley, JAX WR

6.11: Jordan Love, GB QB

6.12: Rachaad White, TB RB


Thoughts: If the words of Sean McVay are to be trusted, it sounds like Akers will be featured this season—calling him a “central figure” in the offense and “a stud.” And I’m not worried about another guy with a Week 10 bye.


Round 7

7.01: Chris Godwin, TB WR

7.02: James Conner, ARI RB

7.03: DeAndre Hopkins, FA WR

7.04: Christian Kirk, JAX WR

7.05: Alexander Mattison, MIN RB

7.06: George Kittle, SF TE 

7.07: Terry McLaurin, WAS WR

7.08: Kyler Murray, ARI QB

7.09: Kenny Pickett, PIT QB

7.10: Gabe Davis, BUF WR

7.11: D’Andre Swift, PHI RB

7.12: Mike Williams, LAC WR


Thoughts: Kyler Murray was a quarterback I had my sights set on if he was available in a couple of rounds, as he could be a tremendous trade chip. For this round, Kittle got the edge to pair with Deebo Samuel as a big chunk of the San Francisco offense.


Round 8

8.01: Drake London, ATL WR

8.02: Mike Evans, TB WR

8.03: Kadarius Toney, KC WR

8.04: Brandon Aiyuk, SF WR

8.05: James Cook, BUF RB

8.06: Michael Pittman Jr., IND WR

8.07: Alvin Kamara, NO RB

8.08: Javonte Williams, DEN RB

8.09: Diontae Johnson, PIT WR

8.10: Isiah Pacheco, KC RB

8.11: Marquise Brown, ARI WR

8.12: Treylon Burks, TEN WR


Thoughts: An expected suspension for Kamara has yet to be handed down, so he could be the steal of the year if he somehow avoids missed time. Under the assumption he won’t be available to start the season, Kamara still pairs nicely with Cam Akers alongside Najee Harris.


Round 9

9.01: Jahan Dotson, WAS WR

9.02: Brian Robinson Jr., WAS RB

9.03: George Pickens, PIT WR

9.04: Jordan Addison, MIN WR

9.05: Courtland Sutton, DEN WR

9.06: Rashaad Penny, PHI RB

9.07: Brandin Cooks, DAL WR

9.08: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, SEA WR

9.09: 49ers D/ST

9.10: Samaje Perine, DEN RB

9.11: Khalil Herbert, CHI RB

9.12: Rashod Bateman, BAL WR


Thoughts: Seeing Dallas Goedert and Darren Waller both still on the board makes me regret selecting Kittle in Round 7, but I feel good about strengthening running back while also enhancing my Eagles stack. Penny has terrific upside when on the field.


Round 10

10.01: Jakobi Meyers, LV WR

10.02: JuJu Smith-Schuster, NE WR

10.03: Odell Beckham Jr., BAL WR

10.04: Bryce Young, CAR QB

10.05: Antonio Gibson, WAS RB

10.06: Dallas Goedert, PHI TE

10.07: Michael Thomas, NO WR

10.08: Jameson Williams, DET WR

10.09: Darren Waller, NYG TE

10.10: Quentin Johnston, LAC WR

10.11: C.J. Stroud, HOU QB

10.12: AJ Dillon, GB RB


Thoughts: While I’m taking some big swings on injury risks with back-to-back picks, Thomas has more standalone upside than anyone else available at wide receiver this late into the draft. His ADP should rise in the coming weeks.


Round 11

11.01: Elijah Moore, CLE WR

11.02: Jamaal Williams, NO RB

11.03: DJ Chark Jr., CAR WR

11.04: Jerick McKinnon, KC RB

11.05: Zay Flowers, BAL WR

11.06: Mac Jones, NE QB

11.07: Damien Harris, BUF RB

11.08: Bills D/ST

11.09: Elijah Mitchell, SF RB

11.10: Eagles D/ST

11.11: Darnell Mooney, CHI WR

11.12: Zay Jones, JAX WR


Thoughts: I considered going with Brock Purdy because Samuel and Kittle are on the roster, but Jones is primed for a big year in a new system—and DeAndre Hopkins is still out there as an option to further boost the New England passing attack.


Round 12

12.01: Rondale Moore, ARI WR

12.02: Tyler Allgeier, ATL RB

12.03: Brock Purdy, SF QB

12.04: Allen Lazard, NYJ WR

12.05: Trey Lance, SF QB

12.06: Cowboys D/ST

12.07: Zach Charbonnet, SEA RB

12.08: Dalton Schultz, HOU TE

12.09: Kendre Miller, NO RB

12.10: Tyler Boyd, CIN WR

12.11: Nico Collins, HOU WR

12.12: Evan Engram, JAX TE


Thoughts: Superflex settings will make it unlikely that a non-quarterback starts in the FLEX, but Charbonnet gives me an upside rookie runner to pair with Kamara and Penny on the bench. If the value is there, I’ll probably go with a couple of wideouts to finish off the non-D/ST/kicker picks.


Round 13

13.01: Jeff Wilson Jr., MIA RB

13.02: Devin Singletary, HOU RB

13.03: Pat Freiermuth, PIT TE

13.04: Jimmy Garoppolo, LV QB

13.05: D’Onta Foreman, CHI RB

13.06: Michael Gallup, DAL WR

13.07: Sam Howell, WAS QB

13.08: Skyy Moore, KC WR

13.09: Gus Edwards, BAL RB

13.10: Tank Bigsby, JAX RB

13.11: David Njoku, CLE TE

13.12: Greg Dulcich, DEN TE


Thoughts: Gallup is the perfect depth option at wide receiver with top-30 upside and the touchdown potential to pay off in any given week. Despite talk of more balance for Dallas, they should still throw plenty in 2023.


Round 14

14.01: Ezekiel Elliott, FA RB

14.02: Jets D/ST

14.03: Leonard Fournette, FA RB

14.04: Raheem Mostert, MIA RB

14.05: De’Von Achane, MIA RB

14.06: Jaylen Warren, PIT RB

14.07: DeVante Parker, NE WR

14.08: Cole Kmet, CHI TE

14.09: Roschon Johnson, CHI RB

14.10: Kenneth Gainwell, PHI RB

14.11: Adam Thielen, CAR WR

14.12: Chuba Hubbard, CAR RB


Thoughts: The Patriots signed Parker to a three-year, $33-million extension this week, and they clearly feel he will contribute in a big way under Bill O’Brien. Last year, Mac Jones clearly had a desire to push the ball to Parker on the perimeter despite general offensive struggles.


Round 15

15.01: Patriots D/ST

15.02: Justin Tucker, BAL K

15.03: Broncos D/ST

15.04: Chiefs D/ST

15.05: Ravens D/ST

15.06: Steelers D/ST

15.07: Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL RB

15.08: Desmond Ridder, ATL QB

15.09: Ryan Tannehill, TEN QB

15.10: Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE WR

15.11: Baker Mayfield, TB QB

15.12: Daniel Carlson, LV K


Round 16

16.01: Bengals D/ST

16.02: Tyler Bass, BUF K

16.03: Harrison Butker, KC K

16.04: Evan McPherson, CIN K

16.05: Younghoe Koo, ATL K

16.06: Jason Sanders, MIA K

16.07: Jake Elliott, PHI K

16.08: Nick Folk, NE K

16.09: Jason Myers, SEA K

16.10: Brandon McManus, JAX K

16.11: Saints D/ST

16.12: Matt Gay, IND K


Final Roster

QB: Jalen Hurts, PHI

RB: Najee Harris, PIT

RB: Cam Akers, LAR

WR: A.J. Brown, PHI

WR: Deebo Samuel, SF

TE: George Kittle, SF

FLEX: Tua Tagovailoa, MIA QB

D/ST: Steelers

K: Jake Elliott, PHI

BE: Alvin Kamara, NO RB

BE: Rashaad Penny, PHI RB

BE: Michael Thomas, NO WR

BE: Mac Jones, NE QB

BE: Zach Charbonnet, SEA RB

BE: Michael Gallup, DAL WR

BE: DeVante Parker, NE WR