QB-Tom Brady (Channel 4 News Team)
4827 Yards Passing, 34 Passing TD's, 8 INT's
32 Rushing Yards, 4 Rushing TD's
Total Fantasy Points Scored: 337
Overall Rank: 4
Brees and Rodgers were better overall, but Brady was more clutch and has been Albert's QB for 3 straight years for a reason. He's helped delivered 2 Fantasy Championships and a 2nd place finish. Over 4800 passing yards, 34 Passing TD's and 4 rushing TD's sprinkled in, plus only 8 interceptions on the season. Just your typical great Brady season. Awesome in both real life and the fantasy game.
WR-Calvin Johnson (Poseidon Angry)
122 Receptions, 1964 Receiving Yards, 5 TD's
Total Fantasy Points Scored: 275
Overall Rank: 18
A two time All Stud Team member, could you imagine if he actually scored TD's this season?? Despite only 5 scores, he STILL lead all wide receivers in fantasy scoring and obliterated Jerry Rice's season receiving yardage record. He ended up being really my only consistent player, I just wish he would've found the damn end zone more!!
WR-Brandon Marshall (Channel 4 News Team)
118 receptions, 1508 receiving yards, 11 TD's
Total Fantasy Points Scored: 269
Overall Rank: 19
The trade to the Bears was a blessing for Brandon Marshall. Marshall EXPLODED and reverted back to the Brandon Marshall we all knew from Denver. 1500 yards, double digit TD's, another main reason Albert was this close to a three peat.
WR-A.J. Green (Dr. Wily's Robots)
97 receptions, 1350 receiving yards, 11 TD's
Total Fantasy Points Scored: 242.5
Overall Rank: 27
There was a point in the season where people were already saying A.J. Green had passed up Calvin Johnson as the league's #1 receiver. Green's only in his 2nd year but has already entrenched himself amongst the league's elite receivers. Green helped Matt to the league's best regular season record. The scary thing?? He's going to only get better.
RB-Adrian Peterson (Chardee MacDennis)
2097 Rushing Yards, 12 rushing TD's
40 receptions, 217 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD
Total Fantasy Points Scored: 317
I can't not put him no this team. It's not his fault the rest of Drew's team basically sucked. As a matter fact a case for how valuable of a player he was? Drew benched him week 1, he lost, and would've won if he had played him and Drew would've made the playoffs. One of the greatest if not greatest comebacks in football history. Only a year removed from a torn ACL and Peterson comes back to lead the league in rushing and needed only 9 yards more to become the all time single season rushing leader. AD's back folks, no doubt about it.
RB- Doug Martin (The Twin Killers)
1454 Rushing Yards, 11 rushing TD's
49 receptions, 472 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD
Total Points Scored: 272.5
Overall Rank: 7
This was as close as close gets. Martin and Arian Foster had amazing seasons and only 4.5 points separate the two in scoring, but Martin's play led to a fantasy championship for Leland, not to mention Martin had the highest single game score in league history and also had a 33.5 point performance to boot. Foster kind of stuggled towards the end of the season as well. Martin finished up as the #2 running back in scoring behind Adrian Peterson. I don't think anyone expected the rookie to be THIS impactful, but he was indeed and he's probably a top 5 pick now for sure.
TE-Jason Witten (Hoosier Daddy)
110 receptions, 1039 receiving yards, 3 TD's
Total Points Scored: 170
Overall Rank: 70
If Witten had scored more Touchdown's this would be a no brainer. Now here's a big example of a player's affect on their fantasy team wins out over stats. Jimmy Graham and Tony Gonzalez both scored more points than Witten. Hell, I even gave Gonzo the nod on the All Steal Team even though Witten was a 10th round pick. The reason why I gave the nod to Witten here is he had more of in an impact in our league than Tony Gonzalez. I also felt like Jimmy Graham was a disappointment considering where he was drafted and he was dealing with nagging injuries all year. Gronk would've probably won this easily had he not missed a huge chunk of the season. Witten though, was very consistent and helped Ryan get the #2 seed in the playoffs. Tony Gonzalez, on the other hand was traded twice, and believe it or not wasn't even played every week! It was very close, but I gave the slight edge to Witten based on those factors
and the Wane McGarrity Stud of The Year Award goes to...
Yes he played on a losing team, but I just simply can't ignore the season he had. It was amazing and one of a kind. It's enough to overwrite being in a non playoff team.
That will officially wrap up the 2012 Wane McGarity Bowl. Hope everyone had a great time and we'll see everyone next season for Year #4!