Players Owned on Fantasy Championship Teams

2014 Fantasy Players That Won Championships

2014 Fantasy Players That Won Championships by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator & Champion of his share of leagues Doug Bowles

The 2014 Fantasy Season is over with Week 17 in the books….and the trophies have been hoisted, so this article can be written.

I find this information particularly interesting, because for years and years (and years) I have been a proponent of drafting QBs later in fantasy drafts, and what I am about to share with you will solidify my stance on the matter.

The following is a list comprised by the NFL Network of “the most owned players that were on the rosters of winning championship fantasy teams in 2014″. Evaluating the list, 8 Running Backs made the list, 8 Wide Receivers made the list, 2 Tight Ends, 1 Defense and 1 Kicker. What’s missing from the top 20 is a Quarterback. In a league where QBs are protected more than any other position and where rules have been made to highly encourage “passing the ball” to promote higher scoring games, it’s fascinating that there isn’t a quarterback on it. What’s also fascinating is that in a league where running backs have been de-valued, as many running backs made the list as wide receivers (8) Clearly, the NFL can de-value the running back position all they want, but fantasy owners cannot.

Most Owned Players on Fantasy Championship Rosters…

#1…WR Odell Beckham

#2…RB C J Anderson

#3…WR Mike Evans

#4…TE Gronk

#5…RB DeMarco Murray

#6…RB Marshawn Lynch

#7…WR Kelvin Benjamin

#8…RB Justin Forsett

#9…LIONS Defense

#10…TE Antonio Gates

#11…RB LeVeon Bell

#12….RB Mark Ingram

#13…RB Matt Forte

#14…K Cody Parkey

#15…WR Jordy Nelson

#16…WR Dem Thomas

#17…RB Eddie Lacy

#18…WR Dez Bryant

#19…WR Antonio Brown

#20…WR Randall Cobb

Stash this list somewhere, because it very may be the blueprint for next year’s round 1 & 2, in a 10 team fantasy league!