Fantasy Football Awards Through Week 6
Note: These All-Fantasy teams are based on a point-per-reception scoring format.
- Quarterback: Peyton Manning
No surprise here. The guy is so good that we just forget about him. He’s the safest pick in fantasy football year in and year out and averaging a cool 20.8 points-per-game.
- Running Back: Arian Foster
This is a no-brainer. In my PPR league, Foster has 13 points more than any other running back. . .and I have him on almost all my teams.
- Wide Receiver: Reggie Wayne
Wayne takes this spot over his teammate Austin Collie because he’s more likely to sustain the numbers (19.0 points-per-game).
- Tight End: Antonio Gates
This one’s not even close. . .Gates has scored an incredible 31 points more than the second tight end and more points than all but one wide receiver.
- Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers
I personally believe he’ll be at the top of the quarterback spot by season’s end. He’s as consistent as they get from game to game with practically no formidable running back on his team.
- Running Back: LeSean McCoy
He isn’t as valuable in standard scoring leagues, but in PPR, he’s gold. His 20.7 points-per-game ranks second.
- Wide Receiver: Roddy White
I listed White as a top three wide receiver in my preseason rankings due to the Falcons’ running game and the growth of Matt Ryan.
- Tight End: Dustin Keller
Keller is finally coming into his own with 14.2 points-per-game this year. Let’s see if he can keep it up now that Santonio Holmes has returned.
- Quarterback: Philip Rivers
The guy throws like a girl, but he’s averaging just 0.6 points less per game than Peyton.
- Running Back: Frank Gore
Gore may not be as talented as backs like Adrian Peterson or Chris Johnson, but he’s been perhaps the most consistent in the NFL over the last five years. His 122 fantasy points ranks third.
- Wide Receiver: Hakeem Nicks
It sucks for Cowboys fans that Nicks is so young and talented. He’s just four points from being the second-leading scorer among fantasy wideouts.
- Tight End: Zach Miller
I thought Miller would take a big jump this year with Jason Campbell’s arrival in Oakland. He has, but it isn’t because of JC.
First- Team All-Shockers
- Quarterback: Kyle Orton
Orton isn’t a huge surprise, but it is surprising that he’s averaging 18.8 points-per-game despite losing Brandon Marshall.
- Running Back: Peyton Hillis
Who in the world saw this one coming? In my league, Hillis is seventh in points, ahead of Rashard Mendenhall, Ray Rice, and Steven Jackson.
- Wide Receiver: Austin Collie
Collie could have easily been on my All-Fantasy teams but I saved him for this spot. He’s absolutely dominating right now, scoring a full two more points per game than the second-leading scorer at receiver.
- Tight End: Marcedes Lewis
Lewis is averaging nearly 12 points-per-game in one of the league’s least-dangerous offenses. That’s better than Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten.
- Quarterback: Josh Freeman
Freeman is 11th in my league in points-per-game among all quarterbacks–ahead of Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco, Donovan McNabb, Jay Cutler, and Brett Favre.
- Running Back: LaDainian Tomlinson
I liked L.T. as a bounce-back candidate this year, but certainly not to this extent (and mainly just because I hate Shonn Greene, who I predicted wouldn’t be a top-30 running back in my bold preseason fantasy predictions).
- Wide Receiver: Brandon Lloyd
Like Collie, I could have put Lloyd on one of my All-Fantasy teams. He’s always had talent, but his ability to put it together like this after years of mediocrity is stunning.
- Tight End: Ben Watson
The old vet has totaled the eighth-most fantasy points among tight ends while in Cleveland.
- Quarterback: Jason Campbell
I had high hopes for Campbell this year, but he’s scored only 29 fantasy points all season. Derek Anderson and Seneca Wallace both have more.
- Running Back: Maurice Jones-Drew
There are so many guys to choose from here, but MJD was a consensus top-four pick this season. He’s currently 19th in points among running backs in my league.
- Wide Receiver: Marques Colston
Colston never has incredible upside because of the nature of the Saints’ offense, but he’s currently 35th in points among wide receivers.
- Tight End: Owen Daniels
We knew Daniels might start off slow after returning from re-constructive knee surgery, but he’s put up only 30 points all year–less than Evan Moore, Daniel Fells, and Bo Scaife.
- Quarterback: Brett Favre
There isn’t a player in the league I hate more than Favre right now, so I’m glad he’s totaling less than 11 points-per-game–fewer than Ryan Fitzpatrick and Sam Bradford.
- Running Back: DeAngelo Williams
Other options here include Knowshon Moreno, Shonn Greene, Jonathan Stewart, and Ryan Mathews.
- Wide Receiver: Michael Crabtree
This was supposed to be a breakout season for Crabtree, but he’s currently averaging less points than Danny Amendola, Deion Branch, Lance Moore, and Mike Thomas.
- Tight End: Brent Celek
Greg Olsen was an option here, but most people knew his value would plummet with Mike Martz in Chicago. Celek was supposed to be a top tight end, but he’s 20th in points-per-game among tight ends.