Fantasy Football: Repeating the Magic Season

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How often do players like Arian Foster and Michael Vick repeat their massive outputs the next season?

How often do players like Arian Foster and Michael Vick repeat their massive outputs the next season?

Every once in a while there’s that player who has the “magic” season in fantasy football. But what does history say his next season will look like? Let’s take a look at those players over the five seasons prior to 2010 who led their positions and were at least 30 points ahead of their next-closest competitor in one season, and see how they fared the next season. A repeat is possible. However, it’s also worth noting that the two who did repeat their No. 1 ranking did not increase their points totals in doing so.

        Pts. Next Next Yr.
Year Player Name Pos. Points Year Rank
2010 Michael Vick* QB 467.1 ?? ??
2010 Arian Foster RB 358.8 ?? ??
2010 Jason Witten TE 199.2 ?? ??
2009 Chris Johnson RB 365.9 250.9 6
2009 Aaron Rodgers QB 395.8 360.5 3
2008 Tony Gonzalez TE 213.8 164.2 5
2007 Tom Brady** QB 490 3 59
2007 LaDainian Tomlinson*** RB 332.9 251.1 5
2007 Brian Westbrook*** RB 325.4 242.8 9
2007 Randy Moss WR 336.3 197.3 11
2006 Peyton Manning QB 369.5 335.1 3
2006 LaDainian Tomlinson RB 444.3 332.9 1
2005 Antonio Gates TE 214.6 181.9 1
2006 Adalius Thomas DL 157.5 131 2

*Vick played in 12 games last season but led in points per game. For the purpose of the chart, his 2010 point total is extrapolated for all 16 games, where he would have outscored Tom Brady by 96.1 points
**Brady tore his ACL in the first game of the 2008 season.
***Tomlinson and Westbrook were 1-2 in 2007, and the next-closest RB competitor scored 254 points.

More Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets and Rankings:
2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 280
2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 240 w/ IDPs

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<p> Every once in a while there’s that player who has the “magic” season in fantasy football. But what does history say his next season will look like? Let’s take a look at those players over the five seasons prior to 2010 who led their positions and were at least 30 points ahead of their next-closest competitor in one season, and see how they fared the next season.</p>
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