Rookie Rankings Shake-Up: Top 3 Superflex Rookies on the Rise in February
We are already through January and into the month of February. A new month means that we have freshly updated SuperFlex rookie rankings for February. As is the case every time rankings are updated, some players have moved up the board and others have moved down the rankings board. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at the top three risers of the month in our SuperFlex rookie rankings.
Maxx Duggan, QB, TCU
Before the season, it is doubtful that anyone really believed that TCU would go on to play in the college championship game. However, that is exactly what happened. It happened in part because of how well Max Duggan did this season. The offense became a lot more pass-centric, as Duggan threw almost double the number of passes in 2022 than he did in 2021. He capitalized with 267 completions on 419 attempts, for 3,698 passing yards and 32 touchdowns to go with 8 interceptions. Duggan has also shown that he is a threat in the rushing game, with 137 rushes for 423 yards and 9 rushing scores.
In SuperFlex leagues, QBs are often the most valuable assets, meaning that finding someone later on in rookie drafts can be extremely rewarding. This shows, how QBs are moving up the board in SuperFlex compared to 1QB leagues.
Behind the top4 QBs, the fifth spot is pretty much up for grabs, and lately, Duggan has seen his value rise. This shows as he is the biggest mover among the SuperFlex rookies on the rise in February. Duggan moved up 10 spots overall, from 53 to 43.
Dontay Demus, WR, Maryland
If you want to take shots late in the draft at talent that could potentially turn into something, Dontay Demus Jr. is someone you should be taking a look at. From January to February, Demus has moved up 10 spots from 49 to 39, making him tied with Max Duggan for biggest mover this month. Demus is also the highest-ranked overall player from our Top 3 Superflex rookies on the rise in February at 39.
This means you are not getting the cream of the crop, but Demus is a big, physical receiver with strong hands and excellent timing when it comes to high-pointing the football in contested catch situations.
Demus does not have the production (22 catches, 233 yards, and 1 TD) that we like to see from someone entering the NFL, but he has all the physical traits of a red zone specialist. If he can improve on his route running and concentration, Demus might be a steal in rookie drafts.
Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa
The last player on this round of SF rookies on the rise in February is one Sam LaPorta. The tight end has moved up 9 spots overall, from 55 to 46. With the addition of Dalton Kincaid to the rankings, LaPorta has actually moved down one spot in the tight end rankings from TE3 to TE4, but his overall ranking has risen.
LaPorta is a solid tight end, who has good hands, runs good routes when lining up in tight formations and he has good football IQ. He can also block. LaPorta does need to improve his consistency, be he understands coverages and could be a decent chain-mover for an NFL team.
Sam LaPorta produced 657 yards and 1 TD on 58 catches in 2022. He needs to improve his scoring output if he is ever going to be of value in fantasy football, but his smarts should help him get there, albeit it will take some time for LaPorta to adapt to the NFL.
SuperFlex Rookies on the Rise in February
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