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The 2017 DFFL Awards

Here are the results of the DFFL News award winners for 2017
Most Valuable Player – Tom Brady (Heinekins) the 22nd player selected overall becomes a 3 1/2 time League MVP after having won a share of the the award in 2012 and winning it outright in both 2007 and 2015. Brady tallied a total of 117 fantasy points in his 12 starts – from 3631 yards, 26 TDs and only 4 INT's although the actual league MVP should probably have been Orange Lives Matter QB Russell Wilson - who picked up 95 fantasy points and had a higher points per game average over his 9 starts.

Least Valuable Player – This year’s Ashley Lelie Award goes to RB Mike Gillislee (Cosa Nostra / The Eddie Lacy Project) selected 66th overall, Gillislee was on the bench for 3 of his 4 actual touchdowns. The RB lasted 5 weeks with the Cosa's before being dealt to the Lacy's, who saw him go off for 109 rushing yards on 29 carries with one lost fumble before being benched and becoming completely irrelevant. His final fantasy stats: 5 fantasy points in 8 starts. Runners up include TE O.J. Howard (Cheeseheads from Hell / Spartans) with 5 points in 7 fantasy starts despite catching only 21 passes on 32 total targets. Others receiving consideration include TE Eric Ebron and WR Terrelle Pryor – who each finished with 6 points in 6 starts

Rookie of the Year – Alvin Kamara (Cheeseheads from Hell) one of the few things the Cheese got right this year. Selected in the 10th round, once Kamara finally made his way into the Cheesehead's starting lineup he was virtually unstoppable with 67 points fom 7 starts, and at least 1 fantasy point in every start. Honorable mention goes to Cosa Nostra QB Deshaun Watson – who had picked up 45 points in 3 starts before his injury

Late Round Steal – No winner, as the DFFL Awards Committee decided against giving out this award, as it's another consequence of having owners draft for one another since it effects important things like this award. The Award should go to Cheeseheads QB Carson Wentz with his 71 points in 9 starts – after being selected 146th overall EXCEPT he was not drafted by the teams actual owner. Same goes for Adam Theilen, taken at pick 136 on behalf of the Distracted Gerbils - therefore both are ineligible for the award.

First Round Draft Bricks – Once again, it might be easier to tell you who wasn’t a bust as injury and ineffectiveness once again dominated the first round selections.    Here's a recap of the first round

  • 1.01 Mean Machines RB JOHNSON,DAVID ARI
  • 1.02 Cheeseheads from Hell RB BELL,LE'VEON PIT
  • 1.03 Heinekins WR BROWN,ANTONIO PIT
  • 1.04 Lucky 7's WR JONES,JULIO ATL
  • 1.05 'merica's Team RB ELLIOTT,EZEKIEL DAL
  • 1.06 Jerk Store QB RODGERS,AARON GB
  • 1.07 Cosa Nostra WR EVANS,MIKE TB
  • 1.08 Orange Lives Matter RB FREEMAN,DEVONTA ATL
  • 1.09 Distracted Gerbils WR BECKHAM,ODELL NYG
  • 1.10 Spartans WR GREEN,A.J. CIN
  • 1.11 Gamblers RB MCCOY,LESEAN BUF
  • 1.12 The Eddie Lacy Project WR NELSON,JORDY GB
  • The #1 overall pick David Johnson  11 carries, 23 yards – 0 fantasy points before being injured. It's the second time in four years that the Machines have swung and completely missed on the #1 pick having gotten squat from Adrian Peterson back in 2014
  • The #4 pick Julio Jones – 36 fantasy points – 22 of which came in week #12
  • #5 pick Ezekiel Elliott – 'merica's Team gambled and got burned by his suspension
  • #6 pick Aaron Rodgers – Cheap shot injury in week 6 ruined any hope of a successful season for Jerk Store
  • #7 pick Mike Evans - 4 TD's / 28 fantasy points
  • #8 pick Devonta Freeman  - 528 rushing yards, 5 TD's = 34 points
  • #9 pick Odell Beckham Jr. – 25 catches, 302 yards 3 TD's in 5 games before being injured
  • #12 pick Jordy Nelson - 36 fantasy points total, but only 24 catches 180 yards – 0 points over the past 8 weeks

Free Agent pick up of the Year - Probably would have been Deshaun Watson had he appeared in more than 3 games. Case Keenam (Spartans) was also a potential nominee (29 points in 3 starts)

Sentimental Value Award –  The 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. This years prize will be shared between Lucky 7's WR's Emmanuel Sanders and Jeremy Maclin

Blindfold Award – This award is given to the player who makes the most of their single start. This year’s winner is Robert Woods (Heinekins) with 17 fantasy points in his only appearance – a week #10 start that produced 8 catches, 171 receiving yards, and 2 TD’s. Runner up was Alex Collins (Cosa Nostra) with a 12 point, 75 yard, 2 TD performance in week #13

Todd Collins award - This award was created in 2010 is to honor the player who has the worst performance in their single start.  There were a total of 180 players who recorded at least a fantasy point during the season, none had a worse performance than Orange Lives Matter QB Brian Hoyer who went 24 for 35 for 193 yards and 2 INT's – good for negative 2 points in his only start in week #1

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. There were a total of 32 occasions in which a team was referenced in the BMOTW column during 2017. Congratulation go to the Distracted Gerbils – who capture what is likely their last DFFL Award by appearing in Bogus Move an astonishing 6 times over 13 weeks. Finishing in second place were both 'merica's Team and Cosa Nostra with 4 mentions each despite losing a total of 9 games between them. The Spartans, Cheeseheads from Hell, Lucky 7's, and Orange Lives Matter each received 3 mentions during the year, while Jerk Store, and The Eddie Lacy Project finish with 2 awards. Mean Machines and the Heinekins each made it once. Which means that the Gamblers were the only team never to appear in BMOTW this season.