Friday, January 2, 2009

Fantasy Football Awards

I read the article from ESPN and some of their awards and decided to do some of my own. I don't have witty names for each category but just an analysis of the year of fantasy football leaders.

Fantasy Football MVP- Drew Brees
I understand that most would choose a RB because of the inflated scores they typically pull but Brees put up monster numbers this year with 5069 yards and 34 TD's. Depending on your leagues scoring structure Brees was more than likely at the top of scoring.

Draft Day Genius Pickup of the Year- Michael Turner
Turner was an animal this year in Atlanta with a team that no one thought would even make a splash and they are now in the playoffs thanks to Turner. Turner racked up 17 touchdowns this season on 1699 yards rushing. Turner had some huge games and some not so big games early but was consistently over 10 points with five games over 25 points this season.

It's about time Player of the Year- DeAngelo Williams
Fantasy owners have been discussing Williams since he came into the league and after a very slow start, first four games in single digits, Williams racked up huge points in the second half of the season with four games over 30 points.

WR of the Year- Larry Fitzgerald
Arguments can be made for Andre Johnson but Fitzgerald had almost as many receptions as Johnson with 96, racked up 1431 yards receiving, and hauled in 12 TD's on the season. Fitzgerald was one of the most consistent players this year in Fantasy with his lowest effort of the year being 5 points. Andre Johnson was held under the 5 point mark three times.

TE of the Year- Tony Gonzalez
One of the only bright spots of the season for Kansas City, Gonzalzes thrived once they brought out Tyler Thigpen and proved that he has found the fountain of youth. Gonzalez had just as many receptions as Larry Fitzgerald and had 1058 yards with 10 TD's. By far the best TE option this year.

Rookie of the Year- Matt Forte
Okay I am sure that I will get some criticism for this but hear me out. Chris Johnson had an phenomenal year for the Titans with 1228 yards, 9 td's. Forte managed to pick up 1238 yards with 8td's but where I give Forte the advantage is in the recieving game. Forte had 63 receptions, 477 yards and 4 td's, Johnson only had 43 for 260 and 1 TD. For fantasy football Forte is the Rookie of the Year.

Comeback Player of the Year- Clinton Portis
Portis has been okay fantasy wise since he came to Washington but his year Portis gave fantasy owners a nice early season boost, although his numbers dropped late in the season, Portis who had dropped a little from prominance proved to be a solid RB option for most of the season.

Defense Special Teams of the Year- Baltimore Ravens
Most said they were getting old but the Ravens managed 6 defensive TD's, 26 ints, 3 safety's, and only gave up 244 points. They put up over 20 points on multiple occasions and always found a way to get your team something this year.

Fantasy Dissapointment of the Year- Tom Brady
This one goes without saying, I chose Brady for multiple reasons. Not only for those who drafted Brady in the first round but also for those who drafted Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Ben Watson, etc. Cassell came around late when it mattered but their stock was absolutely depleted after they lost Brady.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I would personally like to add, surprise of the year: Tyler Thigpen. I won a championship this year thanks to pickups of Tyler Thigpen, Pierre Thomas and a midseason trade for Deangelo Williams. No one could have predicted Thigpen's 2nd half on a bad football team.