Most Valuable Player - Payton
Manning (Mountain Magic) - The runaway choice for MVP put up these record-smashing numbers - 12 games, 3621
yards, 44 TD passes and 9 INT's, good for a league record 210 fantasy points - nearly
34% of the Magic's total output. Runner up was Flaming Liberals QB Duante Culpepper--the 2001 league MVP has tailed
off in recent weeks, but still has managed 30 TD passes, plus a few rushing TD's, good for 156 fantasy points. Off
the Hook QB Donovan McNabb (the 2003 LVP) finished a close third with 152 points.
Least Valuable Player - Donte' Stallworth (Tree Hugging Gerbils) wins the Troy Drayton award
with a slam-dunk performance in 2004 - 9 DFFL starts / 0 points. Stallworth somehow managed to accumulate
3 TD's and 24 fantasy points in the 3 weeks he was on the Gerbils bench.....coincidence?
Late Round Steal - Jerome Bettis (Mountain Magic) the 127th selection in the 2004 DFFL selection ordeal
started in 11 games for the Magic, scored 8 TD's and was credited with 62 fantasy points. The 5 selections prior to Betties
were The Dolphins "D", Justin Gage, Matt Stover, Antwaan Randle El and the Kansas City Defense, while Todd Heap, Donald Driver
and David Terrell were chosen after the bus in the 13th round.
First Round Draft Brick - Duece McAllister (Off the Hook) wins
the Terrell Davis Trophy. Despite all the successes OTH had during their first season in the league, the selection
of McAllister at #4 was not one of them. Their first round choice only made it into the Hook starting line-up 6
times this year, accumulating 31 fantasy points in the process, and 43 points overall. Other notable selections
include #10 selection Clinton Portis (Orange Mac-Artificial Intelligence) with 50 fantasy points in 12 weeks, #2 choice RB
Ahman Green (Compassionate Fascists) who scored 60 points, and #5 pick WR Randy Moss (Axis of Weasel) who scored 58 points
in an injury shortened season.
Rookie of the Year - No winner - no player
appeared in enough games to qualify, or had enough of an impact. RB Julius Jones (Mean Machines) would have won hands
down, had he been healthy.
Free Agent Pick up of the Year - Off the Hook wins the award, the only question was for which
player. Rueben Droughns, Antonio Gates, Roy Williams and Mewedle Moore all merit consideration, but TE Antonio Gates wins the award by scoring 52 fantasy points in his 6
weeks (5 starts) on the Hook roster. Droughns finishes a distant second with 30 points in 8 weeks.
Waste of Space Award - Garrison Hearst (Tree Hugging Gerbils) captures The Chuck Evans Award. The
119th selection sat on the bench the entire season and watched as Priest Holmes, Kevan Barlow, William Green and Michael
Bennet lifted the Gerbils to their 4-9 record. Hearst managed to produce a total of 38 yards total offense
(33 yards rushing, 5 yards receiving) on a of total 12 touches in 2004. Honorable mention goes to
Liberals QB Gus Frerotte, who never saw the field (figuratively or literally) as the Flaming Liberals backup to Duante Culpepper.
Award for the most awards award - The award will be shared by the Flaming Liberals, Tree Hugging Gerbils,
Off the Hook, and Artificial Intelligence, each of
which were mentioned twice in the "Bogus move of the week" column during the season.