The 2013 DFFL Awards
Here are the results of the DFFL News award winners for 2013.
Valuable Player – Peyton Manning (Mean Machines) Manning wins this year’s
award in dominant fashion. A second round draft selection (21st overall) the Machines QB set a new league record for fantasy
points scored in a season with 218 from 41 TD’s and 4125 passing yards -- breaking the previous high of 210 points he
originally set back in 2004. Manning scored at least 7 points every week and had 9 games where he scored at least 13 points,
as well as games with 36, 28 points and 25 points. Manning accounted for 32.7% of the Mean Machines offense.
Finishing a distant second in the voting was Drew Brees (Cosa Nostra) taken 5th overall, the 4 time DFFL
MVP had another stellar season with 3794 passing yards, and 29 TD’s = good for 164 fantasy points. Brees scored
in double figures in 8 games, had at least 22 points on 4 occasions, and was 27.5% of Cosa Nostra’s production.
Matthew Stafford (Solvent Orange) with 149 points also received a handful of votes.
Least Valuable Player – In one of the closest votes in recent
memory Trent Richardson (Ministers of Hindsight) wins this year’s Ashley Lelie Award in
a photo finish over T.Y Hilton (Cold Filtered Weasels), Hakeem Nicks (Moonshiners)
and Montee Ball (Insurgent Gerbils)
While all 4 were equally useless, Richardson – the 7th player selected overall - helped emasculate the Ministers
by putting up all of 11 fantasy points in his 9 starts, while Hilton (drafted 67th overall) made a serious run at LVP with
his total of 7 fantasy points in 10 starts – Nicks (taken at pick 50) was also in the conversation with 8 points out
of his 10 starts, while Ball - selected 39th – finishes the regular season with an amazing negative 2 fantasy
points from 7 starts
Rookie of the Year
- Eddie Lacy (Cheeseheads from Hell) Lacy was the best of a thin crop of rookies this season.
Taken 37th overall, Lacy as scored a modest 44 fantasy points in his 10 starts for the Cheese. Also receiving consideration
was Zac Stacy (Ministers of Hindsight) a free agent pickup in week 5 Stacy picked up 33 points in his 5 starts.
Late Round Steal – Knowshon Moreno (Moonshiners)
the second-to-last pick (167th overall) went from an afterthought to the third highest scoring running back in the league
this season with 77 fantasy points from 10 starts. Runner-up was Julius Thomas (Mean Machines) the 165th
pick who also could have won the award, but only appeared as a starter 5 times.
The other 11 players selected in the 14th round (Starter point total in parentheses) were Philip Rivers (86), Sebastian
Janikowski (5), Brandon Weeden (0), Garrett Hartley (97), Christian Ponder-Steele (0), Denarius Moore (1), Mohamed Sanu (0),
Emmanuel Sanders (10), Thomas (25), David Akers (17) and Riley Cooper (15)
First Round Draft Bricks – It may be just as easy to tell
you who didn’t win this award as the awards committee recommends nearly half the first round achieve Brick status this
season after 5 players are contenders for this years award:
- Doug Martin (Solvent Orange) 1 TD, 456 rushing yards and a whole 11 fantasy points in 6 starts for the
#3 overall selection before going on the IR
- The 6th pick Arian Foster (Cold Filtered Weasels) didn’t fare much better – 700 combo yards,
2 total TD’s for 22 points in 6+ games before also being lost for the year.
- At pick #7 the aforementioned Trent Richardson (Ministers of Hindsight) achieves a rare
DFFL Awards double-shot (see Least Valuable Player)
- #10 pick Ray Rice (Insurgent Gerbils) looks like a phenom by comparison with his 26 points from 700 combo
yards and 4 TD’s over 12 starts.
- We also grudgingly include #9 pick LeSean McCoy (Jerk Store) with 57 points in 12 games his 4.8 points
per game average would hardly be considered first round value
Free Agent pick up of the Year – No winner
– no one had the impact of past winners such as Peyton Hillis in 2010 and Victor Cruz in 2011. So we’ll
give this year’s honor to Zach Line (Cold Filtered Weasels) simply because DFFL
News still considers this one of the most absurd acquisitions in recent memory.
Sentimental Value Award – Congratulations to Bryce
Brown (Moonshiners) Le’veon Bell and Joe Flacco (Cheeseheads from
Hell) and DeAngelo Williams (Gamblers) the 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.
There are a couple of firsts with this year’s award - as it’s the first time ever that two players from the
same team have won the award, and Williams becomes the first back-to-back SV award winner, as he also spent the entire 2012
season riding the bench for the Gamblers
Blindfold Award – This award is given to the player who makes
the most of their single start – This year’s winner: Andrew Luck (Mean Machines) everything else
that the Machines have done so far this year has worked, so is anyone really surprised? In his lone appearance in week #9
Luck was a pedestrian 18 for 40 for 271 yards but also had 3 TD passes and threw for a 2 point convert good for 16 points,
although it was hardly needed given the Machines managed to edge the Cold Filtered Weasels by 41 that week. Runner up
was WR Rueben Randle (Solvent Orange) in his only appearance in week #5 Randle posted an impressive stat
line of 6-96-2 = 13 points
Todd Collins Award - This award, created in 2010, is to honor the
player who has the worst performance in their single start. Sad to say there was no winner this year
Award for the Most Awards Award -This award is given annually to the teams
who appear most often in the "Bogus Move of the Week"
column. Congratulations to Ministers of Hindsight who managed to make the BMOTW honor roll on 6 different
occasions in 2013. This is the franchise’s first AFTMAA.
Runners up include Insurgent Gerbils with 5 awards followed by Cosa Nostra, Cold
Filtered Weasels and FTC with 3 mentions each, Gamblers
and Moonshiners each appear twice while single winners included Cheeseheads from Hell, Jerk
Store, Solvent Orange, Mean Machines and Drone Bait. This is the first time since 2010 that every team has
appeared at least once in BMOTW. Great job everyone.