NFL Week 15 Fantasy Mailbag: Awards Nominees

The title made me pause for a second. Week 15? Already?

At this point, you’re either:

A) One wins away from your league’s championship.

B) Two wins away from the championship because your commissioner is a monster for scheduling it for Week 17.

C) Playing for things that aren’t the championship…and we’re all still happy for you.

With it being the start of awards season and all, I decided we should nominate our own Fantasy Football Awards which YOU can vote on. I’ll nominate 4 per category and YOU can pick a 5th. The player mentioned the most in the comments section, and on Twitter & Facebook combined will be added to the category. We’ll announce the winners after Week 16. So without further ado…*drum roll*

Comeback Player of the Year

– Rob Gronkowski

– Arian Foster

– Jeremy Maclin

– Randall Cobb

Biggest Draft Bust

– Adrian Peterson

– Jimmy Graham

– Montee Ball

– Toby Gerhart

Breakout Player of the Year

– Justin Forsett

– CJ Anderson

– Ryan Tannehill

– Mike Evans

Steal of the Draft

– Antonio Gates

– Lamar Miller

– Tom Brady

– Kelvin Benjamin

Most Valuable Fantasy Player

– Andrew Luck

– Aaron Rodgers

– DeMarco Murray

– LeVeon Bell

Again, don’t forget to nominate your own player for each category in the comments section, on Twitter or on Facebook! We’ll open voting for the winners in Week 16.

Quick Hits

  • The last time the Broncos played the Chargers, CJ Anderson had just one carrie while Ronnie Hillman was rushing for 109 yards and catching 3 passes for 29 yards. For the last 5 weeks, Anderson has recorded either 100 yards rushing or a touchdown. He’s averaging 131 yards on the ground his past 3 games and has accumulated 5 touchdowns in that span. The Broncos have proven they can scheme a run game against the Chargers but expect more of Anderson’s production to come through the air this weekend. You’ll likely be fist bumping your buddy like these two refs did when Anderson scored last week.

CJ Fist bump

  • Though neither receiver’s team won over the weekend, AJ Green and Julio Jones certainly helped their fantasy owners with big victories when it mattered most. Green caught 11 passes on 15 targets for 224 yard and 1 TD while Jones caught the same number of passes for 259 yards and a touchdown against Green Bay. It is worth noting that with his last performance, Jones is now the all-time leader in receiving yards per game with 88.6, surpassing Calvin Johnson’s 88. With a league leading 1,428 receiving yards this season, Jones would need to average 179 yards in his final 3 games to take Megatron’s single-season record.

Julio vs Packers

  • Did you survive Peyton Manning’s 173 yards and 2 interceptions performance? There were casualties, but be glad if you weren’t one of them. Manning should bounce back nicely against a Chargers defense that is allowing 272 yards and 2.6 touchdowns per game to competent quarterbacks. Drew Brees owners should feel better this weekend as well. The Bears are giving up 301 yards and 2.9 touchdowns to quarterbacks not named Teddy Bridgewater. So get PUMPED!!!

Feel free to ask questions on Facebook or Twitter through out the weekend! Good luck. 

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