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3 things I’m thankful for this fantasy season

‘Tis the season of thanks!

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It’s been quite the ride for the 2017 Fantasy Season and the playoffs are now on the horizon. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to take time to thank the fantasy gods for my blessings this year.

Antonio Brown

The diminutive wide-out fell to the fourth to seventh pick in most fantasy formats this year, and his owners have been blessed with a productive, injury free season so far. Antonio had a couple of stinker-games this year, but he’s also given some absolutely spectacular fantasy performances.

Mr. Brown finds himself in familiar territory as the #1 wide receiver in PPR, and #2 in standard (mere inches behind DeAndre Hopkins). Antonio and the Steelers are currently the top seed in the AFC, and they’re picking up steam as they make their playoff run.

Thank you, Mr. Brown for doing your thing, for punching all those playoff tickets, and for making this fantasy season a bright one for all those lucky drafters.

Le’Veon Bell

Le’Veon held out during the pre-season, causing some worry for those lucky enough to have a top 3 pick in fantasy drafts. But, thanks to copious volume, he’s #2 in PPR and #4 in standard scoring formats. The early first round was (again) filled with landmines, and so, most importantly, Bell has avoided injury thus far.

The Steelers are heating up, and you can expect the touchdowns come just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski

Brady has been absolutely lights-out all season. With the Pats struggling on defense early, we’ve seen Tommy boy in quite a few shootouts. Brady is the only QB drafted too early (ie in the first 3 rounds of most fantasy drafts) who’s really paid off his price tag.

Marry Brady’s performance with Rob Gronkowski staying healthy, and those who stacked their rosters with Patriots are very, very thankful. With the Pats currently the 2 seed in the AFC playoff hunt. there will be no taking the foot off the gas pedal as close out the regular season.