Like it or not, we’re officially through half of the fantasy football season. And what a ride it has been!
Major injuries, unexpected player movement and a slew of subtexts have painted a fantasy landscape that has been both exciting and bewildering at the same time.
But before we jump headfirst into the stretch run, let’s take a quick look back at the half-season that was.
Polling chinstrapninja writers, fans and visitors, here are our midseason MVP choices for 2010 (nominate/vote for your favorites in the comments below):
Jzak: Darren McFadden, RB. Had a hard time choosing between him and Brandon Lloyd. Could make a good case for either. Never thought I’d type those words. Ever. McFadden was expected to be buried behind Michael Bush this season, and even after a preseason injury to Bush, most of us expected McFadden to simply keep the starter job warm for Michael’s triumphant return. But McFadden had other plans, destroying opposing defenses much the same way people expected him to as a highly touted rookie eons ago.
ep: Kyle Orton, QB: Orton, undrafted in many leagues, has scored at least 13 fantasy points or more in standard leagues in every game this season. Drew Brees, a first- or second-rounder in many leagues, is the only other quarterback that can claim that honor.
Sockonfl: Arian Foster, RB: Considering he was a third- or fourth-round pick, it is surprising to see that he is the top fantasy running back scorer so far. Of course, I had predicted Ben Tate as a solid running back sleeper in the early summer and then changed it to Foster in the late summer. Check my sleeper post for details. I changed it to Foster in the comments section below the post.
Consigliere: Philip Rivers, QB.
Krause: Arian Foster, RB. Anyone else draft him in the sixth round? Getting a starting RB that late is reward enough, but getting the highest-scoring RB through seven weeks is a fantasy dream!
CN regular Chris Burgess: Philip Rivers, QB: Without topwideout weapons, Rivers still thrives in a pass-heavy offensive attack putting up consistent top numbers week after week.
KGSO sports radio host Jason Mals: I’d have to either go with Arian Foster, who has been a surprise, or Antonio Gates, who has been a stud, or Phillip Rivers.
Who is your favorite fantasy MVP? Nominate/vote for them by joining in the debate in the comments below.