We're approaching the last week of the fantasy regular season, and, as such, now seems like a good time to deem the fantasy football's most valuable player.
As always, there are lots of good candidates.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was the concensus number one overall draft pick, and he has performed about as well as everyone expected. He's averaging over 98 yards per game on the ground, has 12 rushing touchdowns, and has already set a new career high for receptions with five games remaining. He's still fumbles too much, but the man deemed Purple Jesus has put together an all-around fine year.
Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jaguars has been great as well. The Mighty MJD was a top five pick in most leagues, and he performed like it. Jones-Drew is currently fifth in the NFL in rushing yards, and tops in touchdowns with 13. Unlike Peterson, he never fumbles - he's coughed it up just once this season. Jones-Drew has been great in the passing game as well, notching 41 receptions so far. He will be a top three pick without question next season.
But there is only one guy we can give MVP to. This shouldn't be a surprise. Titans' running back Chris Johnson has been the most dynamic player in football all season.
Instead of listing his mind-boggling stats, let's watch some videos. Follow along, after the jump...
89-yard touchdown run against the Jaguars. How great is announcer Gus Johnson in this video? So good.
Here's an 08-09 highlight video.
Here's an all-around highlight package.
Johnson has been the man this year. If you have him on your side in the playoffs, you hold the trump card. Good luck to everyone this week.