2013 Fantasy Awards: MVP and All-Pro Team

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Fantasy MVP: Jamaal Charles

Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) catches a 71 yard touchdown pass against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

In a year full of first round RB busts, Charles not only lived up to expectations, he exceeded them. Charles averaged 20 fantasy points per game in standard scoring, only finishing in single digits twice. Most importantly, he shined in the fantasy playoffs with a ridiculous 51 point game where he scored five TDs. Charles’s Week 15 game is easily the fantasy performance of the season.

Going into Week 17, Charles leads RBs in points by 52 in standard leagues thanks to a dominant stretch run of games scoring 27,18,27,51, and 20. He was the Kansas City offense, producing 1,980 total yards and getting at least 16 touches in every game. Those are the numbers of a workhorse fantasy RB.

Sure, you can make the case for Peyton Manning, and he’s a shoo-in for the actual MVP award. But now more than ever, a great back has higher fantasy value than a great QB, so Charles gets the edge.

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Topics: Calvin Johnson, Cleveland Browns, Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos, Fantasy Football, Jamaal Charles, Jimmy Graham, Josh Gordon, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Peyton Manning, Stephen Gostkowski

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