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Fantasy Football: Charles was in charge throughout season

Jamaal Charles.

Jamaal Charles. Photo Credit: Getty

With most of the fantasy season in the rearview mirror, let's take a moment to highlight the players who has the greatest influence on the fantasy football landscape in 2013.


Fantasy MVP

Jamaal Charles (RB, Chiefs) was a consistent force and top RB all year. But he also managed to put up the most impressive fantasy performance in years during the peak of the fantasy playoffs by scoring five TDs against the Raiders last Sunday and shepherding most of his owners into the title game.

Honorable Mentions: Peyton Manning (QB, Broncos), Josh Gordon (WR, Browns), Jimmy Graham (TE, Saints)


Most Impressive Sleeper

Since returning from a concussion and laying claim to the Eagles starting QB job in Week 9, Nick Foles (QB, Eagles) has outscored all other fantasy QBs in average fantasy points scored per game. Not bad for someone who was available via free agency in many leagues as late as Week 5.

Honorable Mentions: Knowshon Moreno (RB, Broncos), Alshon Jeffrey (WR, Bears), Julius Thomas (TE, Broncos)


Most Impressive Rookie

During training camp many thought Eddie Lacy (RB, Packers) was too out of shape to hold onto the starting RB job in Green Bay. Instead, Lacy maintained RB1 value even as defenses keyed in on him with his QB Aaron Rodgers hurt.

Honorable Mentions: Keenan Allen (WR, Chargers), Giovani Bernard (RB, Bengals)


Most Disappointing

While this award had heavy competition, Trent Richardson (RB, Colts) wins it because he convinced millions of fantasy owners and the Indianapolis Colts to waste a first-round pick on him. The Colts traded for him early in the season.

Dishonorable Mentions: C.J. Spiller (RB, Bills), Ray Rice (RB, Ravens), Stevan Ridley (RB, Patriots), Roddy White (WR, Falcons)

Alex Case is amNY's fantasy football columnist.

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