Monday, December 23, 2013

Fantasy Football Playoffs MVPs - Running Backs

Not only did Jamaal Charles dominate the Fantasy Football Playoffs, but he was the top back over 13 regular season weeks and it wasn't even close.  But  weeks 14, 15 and 16, Charles finished 2nd, 1st and 6th amongst running backs in the We Talk Fantasy Sports 12 man PPR League.  Talk about consistency!  There were just six running backs who finished in the top 25 all 3 weeks of the playoffs, and these rankings are final as Steven Jackson and Frank Gore did not finish in the top 25 in both Weeks 14 and 15. 

Jamaal Charles gained 517 yards from scrimmage over 3 games, and scored 8 touchdowns.  Those are QB numbers!

Even with two #1 rankings, LeSean McCoy couldn't take home the silver medal, thanks to a 25th place finish in Week 15.  Instead, Packers rookie RB Eddie Lacy gets that honor.  Lacy finished 14th in week 14 but then redeem himself and helped his owners to a championship with 4th and 5th place rankings to round out the fantasy football season.  Lacy took 56 carries 290 yards and scored 4 times.

McCoy actually didn't even finish 3rd or 4th either as DeMarco Murray (two top 5 rankings) and Ryan Mathews (6th, 9th and 11th) squeaked by with lower total rankings.  Mathews redeemed himself this season finishing as the 15th overall RB.  Murray rushed 58 times for 376 yards, breaking 100 yards twice and rushing for 96 this week and scored 2 rushing touchdowns..  He also added 9 receptions and caught a TD.  Mathews totaled 329 rushing yards, carried the ball 89 times, and rushed for a TD in each of the San Diego Chargers 3 games during the Playoffs.

LeSean McCoy dominated in weeks 14 and 16 finishing as the #1 RB in each week.  But a week 15 stinker, in which he gained just 108 total yards and failed to score, left him at #25 and just barely making this list at all!  But between weeks 14 and 16 McCoy totaled 383 total yards and scored 4 TDs.

There was one other RB who ranked top 25 in all 3 playoff matchups and that was the St. Louis Rams Zac Stacy.  The Rams RB situation was a mess before the season but once Stacy took over full time things became clear, Zac is the Rams future at RB.  He rushed for a TD in all 3 games and eclipsed the 100 yard mark in the last 2.  He totaled 262 rushing yards on 75 carries.

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