Perfect Fantasy Football Draft: 1st in a 12-Team Superflex PPR League

Aug 08, 2022
Perfect Fantasy Football Draft: 1st in a 12-Team Superflex PPR League

Being in the front of a Superflex draft guarantees you’ll get an elite QB and if desired, another starter in Round 2 since not all drafters will be gunning for signal callers. I prefer to draft my QBs early in this format, as playing chicken with the position can be risky, and has certainly burned me in the past. The downside to the first draft spot is that you can fall victim to positional runs later on and may be chasing certain players, but there’s always the chance to start long runs as well.

In this article, I will walk through a perfect draft with the No. 1 pick in a 12-team superflex PPR league. Each pick was optimized using projections and value-based rankings from the 4for4 Draft Hero tool.


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Draft Hero Settings

  • Roster Settings: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 2 Flex (QB/WR/RB/TE) and (WR/RB/TE), 1 Kicker, 1 DEF, 5 bench spots
  • No restrictions on when to draft positional players: Even though it is recommended to wait on drafting some positions, I’ll remove restrictions in case any values present themselves. With this being said, I’ll almost definitely only take a defense and kicker in the last few rounds.
  • Limit 1 TE, K, DEF: Limiting these less important positions to just one makes the draft much more realistic.

Jump to Pick: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | Draft Recap

Round 1, Pick 1 (1) - QB Josh Allen, Bills

This is a no-brainer selection for me as Josh Allen is the clear top choice at QB and should post the most fantasy points in 2022. As mentioned above, I really like securing two top QBs in superflex formats, as it’s tough to beat elite QB play week in and week out.

The Draft Hero agrees with my choice here, as Allen’s 438 projected points is the highest among all players, and over 40 estimated points higher than both Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert, the next two QBs in line. If you wanted to wait on a QB and go with another position, Jonathan Taylor would be the one to take here, and he’s the software’s fourth choice after all signal callers.

Suggested Alternatives: Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Jonathan Taylor, Cooper Kupp

My Top Alternative: Justin Herbert

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