It’s always a bit of a let-down to realize just how quickly the NFL season passes. Months and months of buildup are followed by a short-lived whirlwind of actual football. The calendar has turned to a New Year, your favorite team’s playoff dreams are being dashed left and right, and the fantasy playoffs are a fading memory. This year we thought we’d go ahead and take a hard look at our annual predictions series. We’ll see who was very right, who was very wrong, and try to pick a true winner for each category. Here are the categories we tackled:
- Fantasy MVP
- Fantasy Rookie of the Year
- Sleeper Rookie of the Year (outside our top 24)
- Bust of the Year
- Fantasy Sleeper
- Best Dynasty Buy
- Best Dynasty Sell
- Fantasy Comeback Player of the Year
We’ll finish up our retrospective by taking a look at our picks for the Fantasy MVP.
Todd Gurley, RB LAR
I really didn’t want to choose Gurley because it’s easy and simply feels way too safe. However, I really don’t see another option. You can make a case for players like Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson, Antonio Brown or Odell Beckham, Jr., but I really think the Rams will be even better this season and the touchdown potential for Gurley is ridiculous. If I was to really go out on a limb for this category, I’d actually choose Rob Gronkowski, who could make a huge difference this year on a team lacking weapons and playing a position where the point differential between the top and the second tier could be extreme – Ken Kelly
I bet Ken is awfully happy he didn’t go out on that limb and pick Gronk for this category. Gurley was a great choice, and had a fantastic follow-up to his 2017 fantasy MVP season. He’s a player who just does everything and does it all really well. He’s also in one of the NFL’s most dynamic offenses, so it’s easy to see why Ken made this choice. It’s hard to pick a guy to go back to back, and Gurley nearly pulled it off.