As much as I wanted to see J.J. Watt win the MVP, I knew from the beginning it wasn’t going to happen. He deserved to win it as well. He had 20.5 sacks and five fumble recoveries. Let’s not forget that the guy scored touchdowns on offense and defense. He was clearly the best defensive player in the league and he got that award.
But he wasn’t going to win MVP. And why not? Because he didn’t lead his team to the playoffs. the MVP award is designed in a sense for offensive players. They seem to put up the most amazing plays, the discernible stats and especially for a quarterback, the most attention. Aaron Rodgers was the best quarterback for a team that made the playoffs. That merit gave him the easy edge over Watt.
What if Watt led his team to the playoffs? Then I would have expected a closer vote total for Watt. But since that wasn’t the case this year, Watt coming up short was no surprise. That’s just the way it is.
I am only doing one fantasy team this year but I still think that over the past 10 years that I have done fantasy football, I’ve learned a thing or two. Here are some tips for all you fantasy geeks getting ready for the draft this week.
These suggestions are just that. I can’t guarantee victory for any of you, but hey, I’ll share what I know.
1 – QB in first round is OK and is encouraged.
If you have the opportunity to draft Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton or Drew Brees in the first round, you should consider. Based off their performances last year, they should do the same this year and put you up the top in terms of individual scoring.
In the league that used to be about running backs first, now it’s more geared towards the passing game. You should still get a running back in the second round, but if you can secure an elite fantasy quarterback first, that gives you stability in one of the most important positions.