But in fantasy football, I view MVP candidates a bit differently. A year ago, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick were the runaway choices. They finished 1-2 in standard scoring, by a long shot, and neither was highly thought of on draft day (though Foster was at least drafted). I chose Foster as the fantasy MVP because he won leagues in Week 16, though it could certainly be argued Vick, better on a per-game basis, was more critical to getting teams to meaningful postseason tilts.
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