2013 Fantasy Football: Midseason Awards

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The midway point of the fantasy football season is already here, and it seems that the year has flown by. There have been some players that have broken out (Knowshon Moerno and Keenan Allen) and others have completely fallen from grace (Chris Johnson and Maurice Jones-Drew) within the fantasy community.

There have also been numerous injuries to some first and second round talent. Injuries always ruin fantasy seasons and this has been one of the most injury-riddled seasons in sometime. The season is only half over, though, so stay with it. Don’t give up and start selling your players for drafts picks. There are still eight weeks left and anything can happen.

With that being said, here are some of the award winners from the first half of the 2013 fantasy football season.

GROUP A

WRITERS

Adam McGill

Adam Pfeifer

MVP

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Bust

C.J. Spiller

Every RB not named AP…seriously

Biggest Surprise Player

Julius Thomas

Terrence Williams

Biggest Surprise Team

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs

Most Devastating Injury

Steven Jackson

Rob Gronkowski

Best Free Agent

Knowshon Moreno

Jordan Cameron

Best Comeback

Tony Romo

Jay Cutler

Best Rookie

Giovani Bernard

Eddie Lacy

Best IDP

Justin Houston

Kiko Alonso

Best Game

Week 6: New England Patriots 30 – New Orleans Saints 27

Week 5: Denver Broncos 51 – Dallas Cowboys 48

 

 

GROUP B

WRITERS

Brad Berreman

Jeric Griffin

MVP

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Bust

Larry Fitzgerald

Tom Brady

Biggest Surprise Player

DeSean Jackson

Philip Rivers

Biggest Surprise Team

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs

Most Devastating Injury

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Best Free Agent

Justin Blackmon

Julius Thomas

Best Comeback

Philip Rivers

Larry Fitzgerald

Best Rookie

Giovani Bernard

Eddie Lacy

Best IDP

Justin Houston

Luke Kuechly

Best Game

Week 6: New England Patriots 30 – New Orleans Saints 27

Week 5: Denver Broncos 51 – Dallas Cowboys 48

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.


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  • Brett DeBartolo

    I really don’t understand Adam Pfiefer’s thinking for a few of these.
    Most Surprising Player: Terrence Williams?????
    Over 25% of his yards and 50% of his touchdowns came on a single play. He’s scored double digit points in standard leagues exactly ONCE. Another way to put it; Terrence Wlliams has only scored in the double digits when his QB throws has thrown for 500 yards. Hardly fantasy relevant, clearly not most surprising if you compared his production with, hmmmmm maybe Knowshon Moreno’s massive TD total so far.
    Most Devastating Injury: Rob Gronkowski????
    This makes no sense to me. Every single person who drafted Gronk KNEW he was injured, but felt he was worth the risk. And he’s about to be back not too far from on schedule. How Pfiefer could rank his injury as more DEVASTATING than, say, Julio Jones’ season ending injury is absolutely beyond me. Gronk owners have missed maybe a game or two that they thought they would get from him. Julio owners will miss eleven.
    Bust: Every RB not named AP……. seriously?
    Umm have you heard of Jamaal Charles or Shady Mccoy? They’ve outperformed AP thus far. There have been plenty of busts at RB, but saying everyone outside of AP is a bust is just not correct, and underestimates their tremendous contributions.
    Best Rookie: Eddie Lacy
    Not a terrible pick, but I would go with Gio. Even if Lacy’s per game numbers are higher, missing games hurts, I’d rather have had Gio for 6 games than Lacy for 3. Gio: 4 tds to Lacys 1. Gio 438 tot. yards to Lacys 304. What seals the deal for me? ESPN average draft position Gio: 82 Lacy: 42. Gio has had more total production at a much cheaper price. You’d be hard pressed to find a Gio owner who would swap his first half for Lacys.