Bob Lung passes out the Consistency Awards to the tight ends for 2017 Fantasy Football season! Where did your tight ends finish? Follow Bob @bob_lung.

The Fantasy Football season of 2017 is in the books and there were many Clutch tight ends and some, well, not so much. Therefore, in the heart of Awards season, it’s time to announce the 2017 Clutch Awards for the Tight Ends!

WORST VALUE

This award goes to the Tight End that had the highest ADP at the beginning of the season and ended the season with the worst combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency. Thus, making him the worst value at tight end in 2017.

And the winner is….

Greg Olsen and Jordan Reed

Yep, it’s a tie! Because both of these top tight ends were great at the beginning of the year and worthless by the end of the year. Yes, I realize they were injured for most of the year. However, when they did play, they were terrible! Olsen went ONE for seven in Clutch Games and Reed went three for six. I’m not touching either one of them next year and neither should you.

 

BEST VALUE

This award goes to the Tight End that had the lowest ADP at the beginning of the season and ended the season with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency. Thus, making the best value at tight end in 2016.

And the winner is….

Ben Watson

Let’s be honest, no one drafted Ben Watson. His ADP last summer was TE31! However, very quietly, he ended the year 11th in total points and was ranked seventh in consistency with a 69% Clutch Rate. Now, will I draft him in 2018? Doubtful, but if he’s still the main tight end in Baltimore, he may be a waiver wire pickup in September.

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the rookie Tight End that had ended the season with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency.

And the winner is….

Evan Engram

This was an easy one as no other rookie tight end was even close! Engram reached the elite level as being only the SECOND tight end since 2010 to earn over a 60% Clutch Rate in his rookie season. Engram ended the year ranked sixth in total points and had a 73% Clutch Rate, which ranked him fifth in consistency. He’s an easy Top 7 pick next year regardless of who is quarterbacking in New York.

 

CLUTCH-LESS

This award goes to the Tight End that ended the season with a high ranking in total Fantasy Points, but his consistency was lower than expected. Therefore, making him look more valuable (due to high points rank) than he was worth to his Fantasy teams.

And the winner is….

Jared Cook and Eric Ebron

Yep, another tie with BAD players! These two were almost as worthless as Olsen and Reed. They were ranked 12th (Cook) and 13th (Ebron) in total Fantasy points, but their consistency was horrible as they both had a 38% Clutch Rate, ranking tied for 19th in consistency. Just like Olsen and Reed, Cook and Ebron WILL NOT be on my teams next season!

 

CLUTCH-MORE

This award goes to the Tight End that ended the season with a low ranking in total Fantasy Points, but his consistency was higher than expected. Therefore, making him look less valuable (due to high points rank) to his Fantasy teams, when he was actually worth MORE!

And the winner is….

Hunter Henry

Henry had a slow start the year and missed two games due to injury. This was the main reasons he ended the year ranked 14th in total Fantasy points. However, he did end the year ranked 10th in consistency. There’s some hope for him next year, IF Antonio Gates retires. If he doesn’t. Don’t buy the hype for Henry.

 

CLUTCH COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the Tight End that ended the 2015 season with a poor ranking in total Fantasy Points and consistency. However, in 2016, he had the greatest improvement in both categories making him very valuable to his Fantasy teams.

And the winner is….

Vernon Davis

I researched this one pretty thoroughly and Davis was the only one who really jumped out at me. Davis was an afterthought this past summer because of Jordan Reed being in his way in Washington. However, Reed was Reed and was hurt most of the year. Davis filled in admirably and ended the year 15th in total points but 11th in consistency. Not bad for a player, who in 2016 was 21st in total points and had a 47% Clutch Rate.

 

CLUTCH MVP

This award goes to the Tight End that ended the 2016 with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency.

And the winner is….

Travis Kelce

Another season and another year that Rob Gronkowski is shut out of the MVP award! Well, Gronk was a VERY close second this year, Kelce was #1 in total Fantasy points (beat Gronk by 9.5 pts) and #1 in consistency (beat Gronkby 1%) with an 80% Clutch Rate! Hey, a win is a win! At this point, heading into 2018, I truly believe that I’m drafting Kelce, Gronk or Ertz. The gap between them and the rest of the field is huge! Kyle Rudolph and Evan Engram were the only other tight ends over 70% Clutch Rate, but they were over 60+ points behind Kelce! The key will be what will the ADP’s of Kelce, Gronk and Ertz going to fall out at. In the first mock draft of the year on Sirius XM, they went as follows: Gronk (2nd); Kelce (3rd) and Ertz (5th). Based on that, I’ll be drafting Ertz (with Trey Burton as my handcuff).

Bob Lung passes out the Consistency Awards to the wide receivers for 2017 Fantasy Football season! Where did your wide receivers end up? Follow Bob @bob_lung.

The Fantasy Football season of 2017 is in the books and there were many Clutch wide receivers and some, well, not so much. Therefore, in the heart of Awards season, it’s time to announce the 2017 Clutch Awards for the Wide Receivers!

 WORST VALUE

This award goes to the wide receiver that had the highest ADP at the beginning of the season and ended the season with the worst combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency. Thus, making him the worst value at wide receiver in 2017.

And the winner is….

Jordy Nelson

The rollercoaster that is Jordy Nelson’s career over the past three years in beyond bumpy! After missing most of 2015, coming back strong in 2016 to be the #1 receiver in Fantasy Football consistency to being the WORST Value in 2017, is just hard to understand. But, that’s exactly what happened! Jordy Nelson started 2017 in good shape by earning five Clutch Games out of his first six games. But, after Aaron Rodgers went down for most of the rest of the season, Nelson’s productivity went with it. Backup quarterback, Brett Hundley, seemed to completely ignore Nelson in the passing game and Nelson didn’t earn another Clutch Game the rest of the season. Therefore, after starting the year with an ADP of WR6, Nelson finished the year ranked 46th in total points and had a 33% Clutch Rating, which ranked him 60th! His value will be very low heading into 2018. I believe he’s still worth being drafted as a WR3, but not much higher.

 

BEST VALUE

This award goes to the wide receiver that had the lowest ADP at the beginning of the season and ended the season with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency. Thus, making the best value at wide receiver in 2016.

And the winner is….

Marvin Jones

Jones was an afterthought during last year’s draft in most leagues. He was somewhere in the ADP range of WR45 or a WR4 or WR5. I liked him as a WR3 value as his consistency in the past was always pretty good. I drafted in many leagues, especially PPR formats. Well, Jones not only outperformed Golden Tate this year (but barely), he outperformed all but 10 other receivers in total points by ranking 11th overall. His consistency was 69%, which ranked him in 14th place. A great value indeed based on his original ADP!

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the rookie wide receiver that had ended the season with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency.

And the winner is….

JuJu Smith-Schuster

J2S2, as we call him at Big Guy Fantasy Sports, had a very impressive rookie season by reaching the elite status of earning over a 60% Clutch Rating. He became only the eighth receiver to achieve this lofty consistency mark since 2010! While some will argue that Martavis Bryant’s absence from early in the year, opened the door for JuJu. Regardless, JuJu took the ball and literally ran with it! He ended the season ranked 21st in total points and earned a 64% Clutch Rating, which ranked him 20th in consistency. He should continue to be valued as a WR2 next year.

 

CLUTCH-LESS

This award goes to the wide receiver that ended the season with a high ranking in total Fantasy Points, but his consistency was lower than expected. Therefore, making him look more valuable (due to high points rank) than he was worth to his Fantasy teams.

And the winner is….

T.Y. Hilton

There were a ton of top receivers who could have taken this award. Dez Bryant, Jordy Nelson and Amari Cooper, just to name a few. However, Hilton’s total points ranking of 27th still sucks when you realize that he was drafted as a WR1 or high WR2. Yes, Andrew Luck not playing didn’t help this situation, but Hilton’s consistency was even worse! He ranked 63rd in consistency with a 31% Clutch Rate for the year. Luck’s alleged return in 2018 should push Hilton’s value back up. However, I wouldn’t take him any higher than a WR2.

 

CLUTCH-MORE

This award goes to the wide receiver that ended the season with a low ranking in total Fantasy Points, but his consistency was higher than expected. Therefore, making him look less valuable (due to high points rank) to his Fantasy teams, when he was actually worth MORE!

And the winner is….

Mike Evans

Evans is normally my “poster boy” for inconsistency due to him never earning a Clutch Rate higher than 70% in his career, regardless of his total points ranking. So, needless to say, I didn’t draft him in any of my 23 leagues this year! After he ended the season ranked 17th in total points, I was glad I didn’t. Yet, “after further review”, it appears that Mike Evan was very consistent in 2017. He earned an 80% Clutch Rate and was ranked sixth in consistency. Evans has 4 missed Clutch Games and they were VERY bad indeed. Remember, Winston missed four games, so expect Evans to be undervalued in 2018. Maybe, just maybe, I might draft him this year.

 

CLUTCH COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the wide receiver that ended the 2015 season with a poor ranking in total Fantasy Points and consistency. However, in 2016, he had the greatest improvement in both categories making him very valuable to his Fantasy teams.

And the winner is….

DeAndre Hopkins

Hopkins had a terrible 2016 as the quarterback situation was a nightmare in Houston. 2017’s quarterback scenario wasn’t looking much better when Tom Savage took the field in Game 1. However, DeShaun Watson came in and looked like Jesus walking on water for the Texans and Fantasy fans. Watson’s injury left a deep depression in the Fantasy world and for Hopkins’ owners, who was expecting him to fall back to 2016 levels. He didn’t. In fact, after 2016’s season of being ranked 27th in total points with a 56% consistency, he ended the 2017 season ranked #1 in both total points and consistency and was the only perfect player in Fantasy! Now, that, my friend is a comeback!

 

CLUTCH MVP

This award goes to the wide receiver that ended the 2016 with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency.

And the winner is….

DeAndre Hopkins

As was mentioned above Hopkins ended the 2017 season ranked #1 in both total points and consistency and was the only perfect player in Fantasy! When you realize the carousel of quarterbacks that was throwing to him, the perfect season is incredibly surprising and amazing! Hopkins will be back in the first-round in 2018 and should be very close to Antonio Brown in the draft. I can easily see Hopkins go around #5 or #6.

Bob Lung passes out the Consistency Awards to the running backs for 2017 Fantasy Football season! How did your running backs backs end up? Follow Bob @bob_lung.

The Fantasy Football season of 2017 is in the books and there were many Clutch running backs and some, well, not so much. Therefore, in the heart of Awards season, it’s time to announce the 2017 Clutch Awards for the running backs!

WORST VALUE

This award goes to the running back that had the highest ADP at the beginning of the season and ended the season with the worst combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency. Thus, making him the worst value at running back in 2017.

And the winner is….

Jay Ajayi

Obviously, we don’t take injuries into consideration in this award, because that’s not fair to the David Johnson’s of the world. However, Jay Ajayi was the epitome of terrible value in 2017. He had an ADP in the RB6-RB8 range this summer and was a first-round draft choice in many Fantasy drafts. If you read the Consistency Guide or read any of my articles, you are aware of my distaste for Ajayi due to his lack of consistency in 2016. And it came to fruition, as Ajayi was so inconsistent, his own team traded him! Ajayi’s tour of duty between the Dolphins and Eagles ended in a season consisting of him ranking 35th in total Fantasy points and earned a putrid 50% Clutch Rate, ranking him 25th. He will certainly be valued much lower in 2018, but I’m still sure it won’t be enough to make him and his inconsistency draft-worthy in my mind.

 

BEST VALUE

This award goes to the running back that had the lowest ADP at the beginning of the season and ended the season with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency. Thus, making the best value at running back in 2017.

And the winner is….

Duke Johnson

Duke was the bright point in the Cleveland Browns’ season, especially for Fantasy owners. Johnson quietly ended the season ranked 11th in total Fantasy points in a PPR scoring and ended the year tied for seventh in consistency with a 75% Clutch Rate. He tied Mark Ingram, LeSean McCoy and Carlos Hyde. Not bad company, eh? Now, before we get too excited about Johnson going into 2018, remember, these are the Browns. They ruin a ton of dreams. Trust me, I live in NE Ohio. Let’s see how the off-season plays out before we rank Johnson to high.

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the rookie running back that had ended the season with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency.

And the winner is….

Alvin Kamara

In one of the best running back classes for consistency (four backs were over 60%) in years, Kamara was the best overall rookie based on total points and consistency. Leonard Fournette had an 85% Clutch Rate in 2017, slightly better than Kamara’s 81%. However, Fournette missed three games meaning that Kamara’s total points rank of third was better than Fournette’s ranking of 10th. Kamara wasn’t highly regarded as a rookie as Fournette and others, but it just shows that the right player in the right system makes a BIG difference! In 2018, Kamara will be a definite first-round pick, if not in the Top 5 of most drafts.  

 

CLUTCH-LESS

This award goes to the running back that ended the season with a high ranking in total Fantasy Points, but his consistency was lower than expected. Therefore, making him look more valuable (due to high points rank) than he was worth to his Fantasy teams.

And the winner is….

Jordan Howard

Howard almost beat out Jay Ajayi for worst value as his first-round ADP and his poor consistency in 2017 was closer than you think to Ajayi. If you look at Howard’s total Fantasy points for the year, you see a ranking of 14th. No, it’s not first-round value by any stretch, but it gets even worse, when you see the 50% Clutch Rate, which ranked him 22nd! Yes, having rookie, Mitch Trubisky at quarterback didn’t help. But it wasn’t much better in 2016. Anyways, I’m probably going to stay away from Howard in 2018, especially if his ADP stays in the first two rounds.

 

CLUTCH-MORE

This award goes to the running back that ended the season with a low ranking in total Fantasy Points, but his consistency was higher than expected. Therefore, making him look less valuable (due to high points rank) to his Fantasy teams, when he was actually worth MORE!

And the winner is….

Leonard Fournette

Fournette missed three games in 2017, as a rookie. One was due to a team disciplinary action. However, when Fournette was on the field, the consistency was there! In fact, his 85% Clutch Rate for the year was fourth behind Gurley, Bell and Elliott. His overall total points ranked him 10th, which is impressive based on missing three games. He would have ranked seventh if you annualized those points. Regardless, Fournette should be a RB1 in 2018. I’m still a tad worried about the little injuries and his mental state at times. But he’s worth it, when he’s on the field.

 

CLUTCH COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the running back that ended the 2016 season with a poor ranking in total Fantasy Points and consistency. However, in 2017, he had the greatest improvement in both categories making him very valuable to his Fantasy teams.

And the winner is…

Mark Ingram

It’s hard to believe, just a couple of years ago, in 2015, Mark Ingram was the #1 overall running back in consistency. In 2016, he was highly regard as an RB1, and was a high Fantasy draft pick. However, something happened between him and Sean Payton and then Tim Hightower was sharing carries with him. Overall, in 2016, Ingram ended the year ranked eighth in total points but only had a 50% Clutch Rate. With the free agency signing of Adrian Peterson, Ingram’s value was quite low. However, after Peterson was traded to the Cardinals, Ingram and teammate, Alvin Kamara exploded! Ingram finished the season sixth in total points and was ranked seventh in consistency with a 75% Clutch Rate. Ingram’s value should be back in the RB1 status in 2018. If his ADP is below that, then draft him as a RB2 and be very happy about it.

 

CLUTCH MVP

This award goes to the running back that ended the 2017 with the best combination of total Fantasy Points and consistency.

And the winner is….

Todd Gurley

While LeVeon Bell certainly made it close, Gurley was the hands-down winner as the Consistency MVP at running back for 2017! If his first place in total points and 93% Clutch Rate, which tied him with Bell for first place, weren’t enough! His performance in Weeks 15 and 16 were HISTORY MAKING! Averaging over 45 fantasy points in a PPR format in those two games led many Fantasy owners (including myself) to a Fantasy title! Gurley was kind enough to Tweet out about it when Week 16 ended. It was a little arrogant and mean, but at least he kinda cares….?  Anyways, Gurley will probably be the #1 pick overall in most drafts in 2018. Bell and David Johnson will be there as well, but it’s hard to argue with Gurley’s youth (over Bell) and better overall team (than the Cardinals).

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