The great thing about the first pick in a Superflex start-up draft is that you get your choice of quarterbacks. If you're right, you could have the best player at the most valuable position for a decade or more. The worst thing about having the first pick in a Superflex start-up is everything else.

Unsurprisingly in this mock, quarterbacks and wide receivers dominated the first two rounds to the extent that when I picked again at pick 24, the top two players on my board were Jonathan Taylor and Christian Mccaffrey. Knowing that I wouldn't pick again until pick 48, that felt extremely dangerous. Then again, having Mahomes, Taylor, and McCaffrey in 2024 feels pretty dangerous to the rest of the league. So I decided to try it out, so you all can see how it worked. You're welcome. 

While you can see the full results of this draft below, I'll just give a few thoughts here. For one, if I have two running backs in my first three picks of any Dynasty league I know one thing, I had better be a contender this season. That attitude informed most of the rest of my draft, with Mark Andrews, Mike Evans, and Calvin Ridley being three of my next four picks. The one exception in that stretch was J.J. McCarthy, because I think there's a legitimate chance circumstances make McCarthy a very good QB2 as a rookie. I could also afford to make a pick like that because I assumed a veteran QB would fall even later, and he did. I scooped up Aaron Rodgers with the 96th pick in the draft.

The second thing about taking two running backs that early was that I didn't want to draft many more. Jaylen Warren (Round 11) and J.K. Dobbins (Round 14) were the only other running backs I selected. I loved the value on Warren, but more importantly, this team is built around McCaffrey and Taylor and winning now. If those two go down, my team won't be good enough to win with backup running backs, so it's not worth spending too much on them.

The final thing about drafting to win now is that you have better be prepared, and enthusiastic, about rebuilding. For this, you must know yourself as a Dynasty manager. I believe in two speeds in Dynasty, win-em-all or lose-em-all. And, honestly, I enjoy the rebuild almost as much as the title chase. If you are one of those managers that can't stand the thought of tanking, I wouldn't ever advise drafting a win-now team in a start-up, I would try to be more balanced than I was in this draft.

The analysts who participated in this mock draft are:

Heath Cummings, CBS Fantasy
Adam Aizer, CBS Fantasy
Matt Donnelly, Dynasty Vipers
R.J. White, CBS Fantasy
Dan Schneier, CBS Fantasy
Alfredo Brown, Footballguys
Joshua Cho, @jbchoknows
Ben Wasley, Fantasy First Down
Dave Richard, CBS Fantasy
Aaron St Denis, Fantasy Pros
Mike Kash, FFRPG
Jay Felicio, The Athletic and FTN Fantasy

And here are the full results:

Round By Round
Round 1
Pos Team Player
1 Heath Cummings P. Mahomes QB KC
2 Adam Aizer J. Allen QB BUF
3 Donnelly C. Stroud QB HOU
4 R.J. White J. Hurts QB PHI
5 Dan Schneier L. Jackson QB BAL
6 Alfredo J. Burrow QB CIN
7 jbchoknows K. Murray QB ARI
8 Ben Wasley C. Williams QB CHI
9 Dave Richard A. Richardson QB IND
10 Aaron St Denis J. Jefferson WR MIN
11 Mike Kash C. Lamb WR DAL
12 Jay Felicio D. Prescott QB DAL
Round 2
Pos Team Player
13 Jay Felicio J. Chase WR CIN
14 Mike Kash J. Herbert QB LAC
15 Aaron St Denis B. Robinson RB ATL
16 Dave Richard J. Love QB GB
17 Ben Wasley J. Daniels QB WAS
18 jbchoknows T. Lawrence QB JAC
19 Alfredo M. Harrison Jr. WR ARI
20 Dan Schneier A. St. Brown WR DET
21 R.J. White B. Purdy QB SF
22 Donnelly B. Hall RB NYJ
23 Adam Aizer J. Gibbs RB DET
24 Heath Cummings C. McCaffrey RB SF
Round 3
Pos Team Player
25 Heath Cummings J. Taylor RB IND
26 Adam Aizer T. Tagovailoa QB MIA
27 Donnelly G. Wilson WR NYJ
28 R.J. White A. Brown WR PHI
29 Dan Schneier D. Maye QB NE
30 Alfredo P. Nacua WR LAR
31 jbchoknows S. Barkley RB PHI
32 Ben Wasley M. Nabers WR NYG
33 Dave Richard B. Aiyuk WR SF
34 Aaron St Denis S. LaPorta TE DET
35 Mike Kash D. London WR ATL
36 Jay Felicio T. Hill WR MIA
Round 4
Pos Team Player
37 Jay Felicio T. Etienne RB JAC
38 Mike Kash J. Goff QB DET
39 Aaron St Denis D. Achane RB MIA
40 Dave Richard C. Olave WR NO
41 Ben Wasley R. Odunze WR CHI
42 jbchoknows D. Moore WR CHI
43 Alfredo T. McBride TE ARI
44 Dan Schneier J. Waddle WR MIA
45 R.J. White K. Williams RB LAR
46 Donnelly M. Pittman WR IND
47 Adam Aizer N. Collins WR HOU
48 Heath Cummings M. Andrews TE BAL
Round 5
Pos Team Player
49 Heath Cummings J. McCarthy QB MIN
50 Adam Aizer K. Walker III RB SEA
51 Donnelly K. Pitts TE ATL
52 R.J. White J. Cook RB BUF
53 Dan Schneier D. Kincaid TE BUF
54 Alfredo T. Higgins WR CIN
55 jbchoknows D. Watson QB CLE
56 Ben Wasley B. Bowers TE LV
57 Dave Richard D. Smith WR PHI
58 Aaron St Denis R. White RB TB
59 Mike Kash D. Metcalf WR SEA
60 Jay Felicio B. Young QB CAR
Round 6
Pos Team Player
61 Jay Felicio J. Mixon RB HOU
62 Mike Kash G. Pickens WR PIT
63 Aaron St Denis C. Kupp WR LAR
64 Dave Richard D. Adams WR LV
65 Ben Wasley I. Pacheco RB KC
66 jbchoknows J. Jacobs RB GB
67 Alfredo Z. Flowers WR BAL
68 Dan Schneier T. Dell WR HOU
69 R.J. White D. Samuel WR SF
70 Donnelly W. Levis QB TEN
71 Adam Aizer S. Diggs WR HOU
72 Heath Cummings M. Evans WR TB
Round 7
Pos Team Player
73 Heath Cummings C. Ridley WR TEN
74 Adam Aizer T. Kelce TE KC
75 Donnelly J. Addison WR MIN
76 R.J. White L. McConkey WR LAC
77 Dan Schneier X. Worthy WR KC
78 Alfredo J. Brooks RB CAR
79 jbchoknows A. Cooper WR CLE
80 Ben Wasley B. Thomas Jr. WR JAC
81 Dave Richard K. Cousins QB ATL
82 Aaron St Denis B. Nix QB DEN
83 Mike Kash A. Kamara RB NO
84 Jay Felicio Z. White RB LV
Round 8
Pos Team Player
85 Jay Felicio D. Montgomery RB DET
86 Mike Kash E. Engram TE JAC
87 Aaron St Denis B. Mayfield QB TB
88 Dave Richard T. Benson RB ARI
89 Ben Wasley T. Hockenson TE MIN
90 jbchoknows D. Johnson WR CAR
91 Alfredo J. Smith-Njigba WR SEA
92 Dan Schneier R. Rice WR KC
93 R.J. White J. Reed WR GB
94 Donnelly M. Brown WR KC
95 Adam Aizer T. McLaurin WR WAS
96 Heath Cummings A. Rodgers QB NYJ
Round 9
Pos Team Player
97 Heath Cummings C. Kirk WR JAC
98 Adam Aizer T. Pollard RB TEN
99 Donnelly J. Williams RB DEN
100 R.J. White D. Swift RB CHI
101 Dan Schneier D. Henry RB BAL
102 Alfredo M. Stafford QB LAR
103 jbchoknows G. Kittle TE SF
104 Ben Wasley K. Coleman WR BUF
105 Dave Richard J. Conner RB ARI
106 Aaron St Denis C. Godwin WR TB
107 Mike Kash D. Njoku TE CLE
108 Jay Felicio R. Pearsall WR SF
Round 10
Pos Team Player
109 Jay Felicio J. Dotson WR WAS
110 Mike Kash N. Harris RB PIT
111 Aaron St Denis D. Jones QB NYG
112 Dave Richard T. Spears RB TEN
113 Ben Wasley R. Stevenson RB NE
114 jbchoknows C. Watson WR GB
115 Alfredo G. Smith QB SEA
116 Dan Schneier A. Jones RB MIN
117 R.J. White M. Penix Jr. QB ATL
118 Donnelly K. Allen WR CHI
119 Adam Aizer D. Carr QB NO
120 Heath Cummings C. Sutton WR DEN
Round 11
Pos Team Player
121 Heath Cummings J. Warren RB PIT
122 Adam Aizer A. Ekeler RB WAS
123 Donnelly J. Williams WR DET
124 R.J. White B. Corum RB LAR
125 Dan Schneier M. Lloyd RB GB
126 Alfredo B. Robinson Jr. RB WAS
127 jbchoknows D. Hopkins WR TEN
128 Ben Wasley R. Wilson QB PIT
129 Dave Richard Z. Moss RB CIN
130 Aaron St Denis J. Wright RB MIA
131 Mike Kash T. Lockett WR SEA
132 Jay Felicio D. Goedert TE PHI
Round 12
Pos Team Player
133 Jay Felicio X. Legette WR CAR
134 Mike Kash J. Fields QB PIT
135 Aaron St Denis R. Wilson WR PIT
136 Dave Richard J. Ferguson TE DAL
137 Ben Wasley J. Polk WR NE
138 jbchoknows N. Chubb RB CLE
139 Alfredo D. Singletary RB NYG
140 Dan Schneier Z. Charbonnet RB SEA
141 R.J. White K. Shakir WR BUF
142 Donnelly J. Burton WR CIN
143 Adam Aizer J. Jeudy WR CLE
144 Heath Cummings T. Franklin WR DEN
Round 13
Pos Team Player
145 Heath Cummings M. Mims WR DEN
146 Adam Aizer R. Bateman WR BAL
147 Donnelly G. Minshew QB LV
148 R.J. White J. Palmer WR LAC
149 Dan Schneier A. Mitchell WR IND
150 Alfredo J. Downs WR IND
151 jbchoknows P. Freiermuth TE PIT
152 Ben Wasley G. Edwards RB LAC
153 Dave Richard C. Brown RB CIN
154 Aaron St Denis E. Elliott RB DAL
155 Mike Kash R. Mostert RB MIA
156 Jay Felicio D. Schultz TE HOU
Round 14
Pos Team Player
157 Jay Felicio K. Miller RB NO
158 Mike Kash A. Estime RB DEN
159 Aaron St Denis B. Sinnott TE WAS
160 Dave Richard M. Corley WR NYJ
161 Ben Wasley R. Davis RB BUF
162 jbchoknows S. Darnold QB MIN
163 Alfredo D. Wicks WR GB
164 Dan Schneier T. Tracy Jr. RB NYG
165 R.J. White J. Ford RB CLE
166 Donnelly C. Samuel WR BUF
167 Adam Aizer B. Irving RB TB
168 Heath Cummings J. Dobbins RB LAC
Round 15
Pos Team Player
169 Heath Cummings M. Wilson WR ARI
170 Adam Aizer C. Kmet TE CHI
171 Donnelly J. Sanders TE CAR
172 R.J. White L. Musgrave TE GB
173 Dan Schneier L. McCaffrey WR WAS
174 Alfredo T. Chandler RB MIN
175 jbchoknows J. Baker WR NE
176 Ben Wasley R. Dowdle RB DAL
177 Dave Richard R. Doubs WR GB
178 Aaron St Denis C. Hubbard RB CAR
179 Mike Kash R. Shaheed WR NO
180 Jay Felicio A. Gibson RB NE
Round 16
Pos Team Player
181 Jay Felicio T. Allgeier RB ATL
182 Mike Kash E. Mitchell RB SF
183 Aaron St Denis G. Davis WR JAC
184 Dave Richard J. Hyatt WR NYG
185 Ben Wasley Q. Johnston WR LAC
186 jbchoknows M. Williams WR NYJ
187 Alfredo K. Vidal RB LAC
188 Dan Schneier B. Allen RB NYJ
189 R.J. White T. Kraft TE GB
190 Donnelly D. Pierce RB HOU
191 Adam Aizer M. Thomas WR NO
192 Heath Cummings D. Douglas WR NE
Team by Team
Heath Cummings
Rd Pk Player
1 1 P. Mahomes QB KC
2 24 C. McCaffrey RB SF
3 25 J. Taylor RB IND
4 48 M. Andrews TE BAL
5 49 J. McCarthy QB MIN
6 72 M. Evans WR TB
7 73 C. Ridley WR TEN
8 96 A. Rodgers QB NYJ
9 97 C. Kirk WR JAC
10 120 C. Sutton WR DEN
11 121 J. Warren RB PIT
12 144 T. Franklin WR DEN
13 145 M. Mims WR DEN
14 168 J. Dobbins RB LAC
15 169 M. Wilson WR ARI
16 192 D. Douglas WR NE
Adam Aizer
Rd Pk Player
1 2 J. Allen QB BUF
2 23 J. Gibbs RB DET
3 26 T. Tagovailoa QB MIA
4 47 N. Collins WR HOU
5 50 K. Walker III RB SEA
6 71 S. Diggs WR HOU
7 74 T. Kelce TE KC
8 95 T. McLaurin WR WAS
9 98 T. Pollard RB TEN
10 119 D. Carr QB NO
11 122 A. Ekeler RB WAS
12 143 J. Jeudy WR CLE
13 146 R. Bateman WR BAL
14 167 B. Irving RB TB
15 170 C. Kmet TE CHI
16 191 M. Thomas WR NO
Rd Pk Player
1 3 C. Stroud QB HOU
2 22 B. Hall RB NYJ
3 27 G. Wilson WR NYJ
4 46 M. Pittman WR IND
5 51 K. Pitts TE ATL
6 70 W. Levis QB TEN
7 75 J. Addison WR MIN
8 94 M. Brown WR KC
9 99 J. Williams RB DEN
10 118 K. Allen WR CHI
11 123 J. Williams WR DET
12 142 J. Burton WR CIN
13 147 G. Minshew QB LV
14 166 C. Samuel WR BUF
15 171 J. Sanders TE CAR
16 190 D. Pierce RB HOU
R.J. White
Rd Pk Player
1 4 J. Hurts QB PHI
2 21 B. Purdy QB SF
3 28 A. Brown WR PHI
4 45 K. Williams RB LAR
5 52 J. Cook RB BUF
6 69 D. Samuel WR SF
7 76 L. McConkey WR LAC
8 93 J. Reed WR GB
9 100 D. Swift RB CHI
10 117 M. Penix Jr. QB ATL
11 124 B. Corum RB LAR
12 141 K. Shakir WR BUF
13 148 J. Palmer WR LAC
14 165 J. Ford RB CLE
15 172 L. Musgrave TE GB
16 189 T. Kraft TE GB
Dan Schneier
Rd Pk Player
1 5 L. Jackson QB BAL
2 20 A. St. Brown WR DET
3 29 D. Maye QB NE
4 44 J. Waddle WR MIA
5 53 D. Kincaid TE BUF
6 68 T. Dell WR HOU
7 77 X. Worthy WR KC
8 92 R. Rice WR KC
9 101 D. Henry RB BAL
10 116 A. Jones RB MIN
11 125 M. Lloyd RB GB
12 140 Z. Charbonnet RB SEA
13 149 A. Mitchell WR IND
14 164 T. Tracy Jr. RB NYG
15 173 L. McCaffrey WR WAS
16 188 B. Allen RB NYJ
Rd Pk Player
1 6 J. Burrow QB CIN
2 19 M. Harrison Jr. WR ARI
3 30 P. Nacua WR LAR
4 43 T. McBride TE ARI
5 54 T. Higgins WR CIN
6 67 Z. Flowers WR BAL
7 78 J. Brooks RB CAR
8 91 J. Smith-Njigba WR SEA
9 102 M. Stafford QB LAR
10 115 G. Smith QB SEA
11 126 B. Robinson Jr. RB WAS
12 139 D. Singletary RB NYG
13 150 J. Downs WR IND
14 163 D. Wicks WR GB
15 174 T. Chandler RB MIN
16 187 K. Vidal RB LAC
Rd Pk Player
1 7 K. Murray QB ARI
2 18 T. Lawrence QB JAC
3 31 S. Barkley RB PHI
4 42 D. Moore WR CHI
5 55 D. Watson QB CLE
6 66 J. Jacobs RB GB
7 79 A. Cooper WR CLE
8 90 D. Johnson WR CAR
9 103 G. Kittle TE SF
10 114 C. Watson WR GB
11 127 D. Hopkins WR TEN
12 138 N. Chubb RB CLE
13 151 P. Freiermuth TE PIT
14 162 S. Darnold QB MIN
15 175 J. Baker WR NE
16 186 M. Williams WR NYJ
Ben Wasley
Rd Pk Player
1 8 C. Williams QB CHI
2 17 J. Daniels QB WAS
3 32 M. Nabers WR NYG
4 41 R. Odunze WR CHI
5 56 B. Bowers TE LV
6 65 I. Pacheco RB KC
7 80 B. Thomas Jr. WR JAC
8 89 T. Hockenson TE MIN
9 104 K. Coleman WR BUF
10 113 R. Stevenson RB NE
11 128 R. Wilson QB PIT
12 137 J. Polk WR NE
13 152 G. Edwards RB LAC
14 161 R. Davis RB BUF
15 176 R. Dowdle RB DAL
16 185 Q. Johnston WR LAC
Dave Richard
Rd Pk Player
1 9 A. Richardson QB IND
2 16 J. Love QB GB
3 33 B. Aiyuk WR SF
4 40 C. Olave WR NO
5 57 D. Smith WR PHI
6 64 D. Adams WR LV
7 81 K. Cousins QB ATL
8 88 T. Benson RB ARI
9 105 J. Conner RB ARI
10 112 T. Spears RB TEN
11 129 Z. Moss RB CIN
12 136 J. Ferguson TE DAL
13 153 C. Brown RB CIN
14 160 M. Corley WR NYJ
15 177 R. Doubs WR GB
16 184 J. Hyatt WR NYG
Aaron St Denis
Rd Pk Player
1 10 J. Jefferson WR MIN
2 15 B. Robinson RB ATL
3 34 S. LaPorta TE DET
4 39 D. Achane RB MIA
5 58 R. White RB TB
6 63 C. Kupp WR LAR
7 82 B. Nix QB DEN
8 87 B. Mayfield QB TB
9 106 C. Godwin WR TB
10 111 D. Jones QB NYG
11 130 J. Wright RB MIA
12 135 R. Wilson WR PIT
13 154 E. Elliott RB DAL
14 159 B. Sinnott TE WAS
15 178 C. Hubbard RB CAR
16 183 G. Davis WR JAC
Mike Kash
Rd Pk Player
1 11 C. Lamb WR DAL
2 14 J. Herbert QB LAC
3 35 D. London WR ATL
4 38 J. Goff QB DET
5 59 D. Metcalf WR SEA
6 62 G. Pickens WR PIT
7 83 A. Kamara RB NO
8 86 E. Engram TE JAC
9 107 D. Njoku TE CLE
10 110 N. Harris RB PIT
11 131 T. Lockett WR SEA
12 134 J. Fields QB PIT
13 155 R. Mostert RB MIA
14 158 A. Estime RB DEN
15 179 R. Shaheed WR NO
16 182 E. Mitchell RB SF
Jay Felicio
Rd Pk Player
1 12 D. Prescott QB DAL
2 13 J. Chase WR CIN
3 36 T. Hill WR MIA
4 37 T. Etienne RB JAC
5 60 B. Young QB CAR
6 61 J. Mixon RB HOU
7 84 Z. White RB LV
8 85 D. Montgomery RB DET
9 108 R. Pearsall WR SF
10 109 J. Dotson WR WAS
11 132 D. Goedert TE PHI
12 133 X. Legette WR CAR
13 156 D. Schultz TE HOU
14 157 K. Miller RB NO
15 180 A. Gibson RB NE
16 181 T. Allgeier RB ATL