The 2010 DFFL Awards
Here are the results of the 2010 DFFL News award-winning
Most Valuable Player - Drew
Brees (Advice Lords) in one of the tightest races in MVP history, Brees wins an unprecedented third straight MVP
award with 25 TD passes, 3634 yards good for 132 points from 12 starts from the 3rd player selected overall in the draft –
providing 25.9% of the Advice Lords offensive production.
Runner up was Peyton Manning
(Cosa Nostra) selected #12th overall Manning was a virtual shoo-in for DFFL MVP until recently. He still finished with
25 TD’s, 3709 yards in 12 starts - worth 128 fantasy points or 24.6% of the Cosa’s offense... Also right
there were Aaron Rodgers (Jerk Store) 127 points in 11 starts, as well as Flaming
Liberal QB Phillip Rivers - 126 points over 12 games.
Least Valuable Player - Shonn Green (FTC)
As the 17th selection in the 2010 draft, Green played a key role in FTC miserable season, with a grand total of
540 yards rushing, 1 fumble, and obviously no touchdowns as a starter - worth a grand total of 2 fantasy points over
Although posting nearly identical numbers, Hapless Gerbils
WR Bernard Berrian finishes a close second, with 1 fantasy point in 8 starts from
18 receptions, 176 yards, 0 TD’s - but loses out on the Ashley Lelie Award due to being the 59th player selected overall. Also receiving consideration was FTC Running
back Ryan Matthews with 3 points in 9 starts. Throughout the regular season,
the entire stable of FTC running backs produced a grand total of 3 TD’s and 23 fantasy points.
Rookie of the Year - Jahvid Best (Cosa Nostra)
Best was the best of a nearly non-existent crop of rookies to get on the field in 2010. All of Best’s 35 points came
in his first two starts, and has done literally nothing fantasy-wise over the past 3 months
Late Round Steal(s) – No winner. For the first time in our history it has been decided that no one
was remotely close to being nominated. The closest thing to a steal would have been QB Kyle Orton at pick #121, but
Orton made only one fantasy start in 2010, which was not enough to qualify for the award.
Round Draft Bricks – Ryan Matthews (FTC) / Ray Rice (Mean Machines) / DeAngelo
Williams (Gamblers) Once again 25% of the first round attained brick status.
At pick #7 Rice posted a meager 28 fantasy points in 10 starts. Relatively speaking Rice was a fantasy stud when you
compare his numbers against pick #8 / LVP candidate Matthews (3 points - 9 starts) and #9 pick Williams (minus 1 point
during 4 fantasy starts)
Free Agent pick up of the Year
– Peyton Hillis (Cheeseheads from Hell) picked
up prior to week #4 no one could have forecast a Cleveland Browns RB doing much of anything, let alone 57 points in 6
starts and scoring points in 8 out of 9 weeks after being picked up.
Waste of Space
Award – Congratulation to Vincent Jackson (Hapless Gerbils) and
Sam Bradford (Gamblers) proud recipients of this year's Chuck
Evans Award, given annually to the player(s) who are drafted by a DFFL team, spend the entire year on the roster,
but never make it into the starting lineup. Honorable mention also goes to Bass Turds RB
Ricky Williams – who sat idle on the BT bench until finally being waived in week #13
Blindfold Award – Tampa Bay Defense (Jerk Store)
acquired in week #8 the Buccaneers picked off 4 Arizona Cardinal passes, returning 2 for scores – good for 16 fantasy
points in their single start for the Jerk’s – easily winning this year's award. No other player even came
close, kickers are exempt from this award
Todd Collins award - This award,
new for 2010, was created out of necessity to honor the player who has the worst performance in their single start.
inaugural winner of the Todd Collins Award is none other than Todd Collins (South Beach Pimpin’ Weasels) picked up for
week #5, Collins had one of the most statistically wretched performances in fantasy history - 16 attempts, 6 completions
32 yards 4 INT’s good for (-4) points.
Award for the
Most Awards Award - This award is given annually to the team(s) who appear most often in the "Bogus Move of the Week" column. For the second season in a row, the Gamblers take top spot - appearing in BMOTW on 4 separate occasions,
followed by FTC, South Beach Pimpin’ Weasels and Mean Machines with 3 each, while Threat Level Orange, Cosa Nostra,
Flaming Liberals, Hapless Gerbils, Jerk Store each appear two times. The Advice Lords, Bass Turds and Cheeseheads
from Hell all appear one time each – which means everyone was bogus at least once this year.