2022 Fantasy Football Award Winners: Who were the best players of the season?
Most Fantasy football leagues do not include Week 18, so it’s a good time to hand out some hardware and specialty lists for the 2022 fantasy season. Get dressed to the nines, hop in your limo, walk the red carpet and let’s open some envelopes.
The Scoring Leader: Patrick Mahomes, 스포츠토토 464.40 points (Yahoo basic scoring)
Despite an ordinary set of wideouts, Mahomes is headed for his second MVP award and his second career QB1 finish. Mahomes leads the league in passing yards, touchdowns and QBR, and he’s pushed his YPA back over the 8.0 mark.
He’s the best player in the league at the moment, and I don’t think anyone’s all that close.
Best Above-Fold Draft Value: Jalen Hurts, QB3
Hurts had a rising ADP all summer, percolating up to QB5 in the final draft week of the season (per NFFC data). But his improvement as a passer combined with dynamic running and constant goal-line equity made him remarkably consistent. He probably had the MVP in his back pocket before his December injury.
Late-Round and Waiver Wire Heroes: Geno Smith, Daniel Jones, Jared Goff
It looked like the Seahawks were rebooting when they traded Russell Wilson, but Smith played at a Pro-Bowl level most of the year (while Wilson fell apart in Denver). The Rams ran away from Goff two years ago, but he showed his chops with a plucky Detroit team, making handy use of an underrated supporting cast and a creative offense design.
Jones doesn’t have a lot of help at receiver, but he’s improved his decision-making and remains a dynamic runner. Coach of the Year could go to several candidates, but I lean toward New York savior Brian Daboll.
Running Back Awards
The Scoring Leader: Austin Ekeler, 314 points
Ekeler was an efficient touchdown scorer (18 spikes, 13 on the ground) and the runaway leader in running-back targets and receptions. The Chargers needed Ekeler more than ever with Mike Williams and Keenan Allen missing extensive time, and Ekeler was up to the task.