With the completion of the DFFL season and subsequently, the NFL regular season, the League casted their Pro Bowl and Awards ballots this past Monday. In stunning fashion, all 8 owners promptly voted within 24 hours and with only one hanging chad on the ballots (Deppen voting for the same defense twice). Perhaps there is hope for 2017 after all.
The Pro Bowl Teams were determined by the consensus voting of all 8 league owners and players were slotted in their respective positions based on positional voting, with the caveat of voting for players on an owner’s team being prohibited. Unanimous 1st and 2nd Team selections have been bolded. The FLEX positions were determined by the players receiving the most votes not already included on the team. League ROY and MVP were determined by the same voting system.
League runner-up, Willenium Force, placed a league-best 6 players on the 1st and 2nd teams while 2016 Champion Scooter’s Squad finished with 4 players on the 1st and 2nd teams. 3rd place – Slob On My Cobb, placed 3 players on the 1st team, tying Willenium Force for the league-lead.
It is my pleasure to present your 1st and 2nd Team DFFL Pro Bowl Teams.
|QB||Drew Brees||5(5)||Willenium Force|
|WR1||Antonio Brown||7(7)||Scooter’s Squad|
|WR2||Mike Evans||7(7)||Willenium Force|
|WR3||Julio Jones||7(3)||Willenium Force|
|RB1||David Johnson||7(6)||The Donatello|
|RB2||Le’Veon Bell||7(5)||Scooter’s Squad|
|TE||Travis Kelce||7(7)||Slob On My Cobb|
|FLEX||Ezekiel Elliot (r)||7(4)||Filthy Cellar Rats|
|K||Justin Tucker||7(4)||Slob On My Cobb|
|DEF||Kansas City||7(5)||Slob On My Cobb|
Notes: there were 3 unanimous 1st Team selections, who are bolded. The FLEX position was determined by the player with the most votes not already included on the 1st Team. 1st Team Combined Weekly Avg. 234.82 pts. Ezekiel Elliot became the 2nd rookie to be selected to the 1st Team (Todd Gurley, 1st Team 2015) and 5th Pro Bowl rookie overall. This is Mike Evans’ first Pro Bowl appearance.
|QB||Tom Brady||5(2)||The Donatello|
|WR1||Jordy Nelson||7(2)||The Donatello|
|WR2||Odell Beckham Jr.||6(2)||Willenium Force|
|WR3||T.Y. Hilton||7(1)||Slob On My Cobb|
|RB1||LeSean McCoy||5||Scooter’s Squad|
|RB2||DeMarco Murray||3(1)||Slob On My Cobb|
|TE||Zach Ertz||4||The Donatello|
|FLEX||Michael Thomas (r)||3(2)||Scooter’s Squad|
|K||Matt Bryant||5(2)||Willenium Force|
Notes: there were 2 unanimous 2nd Team selections, who are bolded. The FLEX position was determined by the player with the most votes not already included on the 2nd Team. 2nd Team Combined Weekly Avg. 207.65 pts. Michael Thomas is the 2nd rookie WR to make the Pro Bowl (Odell Beckham Jr., 2nd Team, 2014).
|WR2||Doug Baldwin||1||Scooter’s Squad|
|WR3||Tyreek Hill||–||The Popcorn Playas|
|RB1||Melvin Gordon||3||The Popcorn Playas|
|RB2||Devanta Freeman||–||Scooter’s Squad|
|TE||Kyle Rudolph||2||The Popcorn Playas|
|FLEX||Greg Olsen||2||Filthy Cellar Rats|
|K||Sebastian Janikowski||2(1)||The Popcorn Playas|
|DEF||New England||3(1)||Filthy Cellar Rats|
Notes: Two TE set for the 3rd Team. 3rd Team Weekly Combined Avg. 192.46 pts.
And now it is time to move to the individual awards for the season, 2016 Rookie of the Year and DFFL Most Valuable Player.
|1||Ezekiel Elliot||6||Filthy Cellar Rats|
|t2||Dak Prescott||1||Filthy Cellar Rats|
|t2||Michael Thomas||1||Scooter’s Squad|
Notes: Ezekiel Elliot’s 6 votes are the most by a candidate in league history.
Your 2016 DFFL Most Valuable Player:
|1||David Johnson||4||The Donatello|
|2||Drew Brees||3||Willenium Force|
|3||Ezekiel Elliot (r)||1||Filthy Cellar Rats|
Notes: David Johnson is the first non-QB to win League MVP. Ezekiel Elliot is the first Rookie to appear on the League MVP Ballot, receiving one vote. Drew Brees has finished in the top 3 of League MVP voting all 3 seasons, winning in 2014.
Thank you to all for participating. Included below are links to the 2014 and 2015 Pro Bowl Voting results along with a new spreadsheet, DFFL All-Time Pro Bowl, which has sortable tabs and more information. Enjoy!
The DFFL All-Time Pro Bowl link contains tabs for each position and individual awards, with players included from the 1st and 2nd teams along with their PPG. All tables are sortable and currently sorted by votes and then year but do with it as you please. A tab including a breakdown of all owners’ Pro Bowl players will be added at a later date.