With the fantasy football season wrapping up after this week, I've decided to showcase the top performers and also some projections looking towards next season.
Let's get started:
Top Scoring QB: Aaron Rodgers: 365 points
Analysis: It’ no surprise that once again Rodgers is the top scoring fantasy Quarterback. His late season performances surely dignified him as the best fantasy QB, reason being he's got the weapons and he uses them wisely, as the Packers offense is based on passing. Rodgers will continue to be a great fantasy option looking forward to next season and beyond.
Top Scoring RB: David Johnson: 313 points
Analysis: Everyone in the world knew that Johnson was ready for a solid year, but nobody could have expected these monster numbers. Averaging nearly 20 points per game, Johnson was the most consistent and reliable Running Back in the fantasy game, and surely I expect next year will also be a great year if the cardinals can keep their line together.
Top Scoring WR: TIE: Jordy Nelson/Mike Evans, 200 points each
Analysis: Let me be the first to say wow. Fans surely expected it, but other than individual fans nobody expected the two top scorers to be Evans and Nelson. Nelson was able to put up these numbers with the help of Aaron Rodgers, but who would have thought Jameis Winston could help get Mike Evans 200 points. Personally, I see Jordy Nelson having another great year but I think that Evans will be more average next season due to the fact that the Bucs are looking to add another weapon, either in the backfield or in the slot.
Top Scoring TE: Travis Kelce: 133 pts
Analysis: Kelce signified himself as the top weapon on the Chiefs as he almost put up Gronk like numbers. Surely, the Chiefs will continue to utilize him in the passing game.
Top Scoring D/ST: Vikings D/ST: 157 pts
Analysis: The Vikings defense hands down was the best performing defense all year, and essentially carried the team. Also, the Vikings Defense was most improved, going from 21st last season to 1st this year. Assuming they don’t lose any big names or the defensive coordinator, I expect the Vikings D to be back at the top of the pack next year as well.
Top Scoring K: Matt Bryant: 176 pts
Analysis: They say just pick a kicker it won’t make a difference, but Matt Bryant proves that picking a Kicker could in fact make or break your season. Kickers outscored both Tight End’s and Defenses, and Bryant led the league with 176 points.
Most Surprising Player: LeGarrette Blount: Blount led all Running Backs in Touchdowns, and was the most consistent week to week. With the presence of Tom Brady and other weapons at the receiver position, Blount still found a way to average around 16 points per game. Also, he led the league with 18 Rushing TD.
Biggest Draft Bust: Cam Newton: Like many people, I fell victim to the enticing dual threat QB. I even went so far as to draft him first round. There has never been more of a monumental mistake, and here’s why; his completion percentage went down to 52%, he went from 45 total touchdowns to 23, and his QBR went down to 75.8. Therefore, along with these numbers falling his fantasy numbers fell, as he bravely led the panthers to a mediocre ass season.
In conclusion, no matter where you finished in your fantasy season, it’s now time to begin to get ready for next year (unless you won a championship like me then you should gloat).
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