Sunday, February 25, 2007

Football 2007 gamedayritual MVPs

Offensive MVP - Peyton Manning, QB, IND
While this is a natural selection, especially after his post-season performance, Peyton Manning did score more points than anyone else in gamedayritual with 486 FPs. And in a performances becoming of an MVP, he scored 55 and 39 points in the playoff weeks and was the only player to average more than 30 FP/G in 2006. While his average gamedayritual salary was $17.1M and the cost of the ink spent on him this season was at least that much, his steady high output performance was well worth it for gamedayritual GM's. The only additional thing you could have possibly asked for our of this guy was better production during the bye week.

Manning off the scale!

Honourable Mention - Tony Romo, QB, DAL

While scoring over 200 FPs less then Manning, Romo earns honourable mention on the basis of FP-per-cost. Romo's amazing point production to cost ratio was 325.4 FPs per $1.0M as compared to Manning's 28.5 points per $1.0M. When you consider that at most a gamedayritual GM would have had Romo starting 9 games which would have included a 5 point stinker during the fantasy playoff championship, Romo falls to the Honorary Mention category.

Co-Defensive MVPs

Owing to the rich pool of deserving players in the defensive category and the many ways to break down the numbers, co-winners have been declared.

DeMeco Ryans, LB, HOU

DeMaco scored more points than any other Defensive player with 150 FP, and he scored 8 and 7 FPs in the playoff weeks. He provided steady output every week, and played in every game. His lowest output was a 5 FP in week #2, and as a mark of MVP consistency he had 8 weeks where he scored 9 FP or more. Being a Rookie he carried a Minimum Salary of $0.5M at an average gamedayritual salary of $1.3M he was a great bargain for savvy GM's.

Jason Taylor, DL, MIA

Taylor was the top scoring Defensive Lineman and #5 overall Defensive player with 138 FP. Scoring 11 and 6 FPs in playoff weeks, he had 7 weeks where he scored 9 or more FP and he missed only one game due to injury. He ranked fourth overall in total sacks with 13.5 and of the games he played in during the gamedayritual season, he only failed to record a sack in 3, helping GM's earn valuable sack strategy bonus FPs. Coming in with the 6th highest average gamedayritual defensive salary at $5.6M, people were willing to pay for his services, and they did.
Special Teams MVP - Robbie Gould, PK, CHI

Robbie was top scoring amongst PK, P, and KR during the gamedayritual season with 158 FP. He scored 11 and 16 FPs in the playoff weeks and was a $0.5M minimum salary player, with a GDR league average salary of $0.7M, making his fantasy points per million an impressive 215.5 FP per $1.0M.

Special thanks the multi-talented billalex for the analysis of the gamedayritual Football 2006 MVPs. He's the jam.

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