Rochester Knighthawks forward & NLL scoring champ Cody Jamieson was a Fantasy All-Star in 2014. (Photo: Larry Palumbo)
As the National Lacrosse League announces the annual NLL Season Awards, it is time to also name the 2014 Fantasy All-Stars. Being named a Fantasy All-Star takes more than just having scored the most fantasy points. Overall consistency throughout the season, value increases or decreases, and point production compared to player cost are all taken into consideration as well.
For example, due to his low cost, CJ Costabile had one of the highest fantasy point production to cost ratios in the entire league and that made him an especially valuable defensemen despite the fact he was only ranked 13th at his position in overall scoring. Another defensive All-Star, Tyler Garrison, raised his value by nearly double throughout the year.
Rob Hellyer and Kyle Buchanan also increased their value drastically throughout the season. Buchanan began the 2014 season with a value of just $8 but was worth $15.5 by the time the season was over. Rob Hellyer started the year even lower with a cost just $7. Hellyer ended the year costing fantasy owners $20 and ranked among the top ten scorers at forward.
Fantasy All-Star First Team
Forward – Rob Hellyer (Toronto Rock)
Forward – Stephan Leblanc (Toronto Rock)
Forward – Cody Jamieson (Rochester Knighthawks)
Forward – Kyle Buchanan (Philadelphia Wings)
Transition – Jordan Hall (Philadelphia Wings)
Transition – Jordan MacIntosh (Minnesota Swarm)
Defense – Chris Corbeil (Edmonton Rush)
Defense – Tyler Garrison (Vancouver Stealth)
Goalie – Buffalo Bandits
Fantasy All-Star Second Team
Forward – Garrett Billings (Toronto Rock)
Forward – Logan Schuss (Minnesota Swarm)
Forward – Shawn Evans (Calgary Roughnecks)
Forward – Curtis Knight (Edmonton Rush)
Transition – Cameron Holding (Colorado Mammoth)
Transition – Brodie Merrill (Philadelphia Wings)
Defense – CJ Costabile (Philadelphia Wings)
Defense – Steve Priolo (Buffalo Bandits)
Goalie – Rochester Knighthawks
Get ready for next year's NLL Fantasy Challenge and compete against friends, fans and even NLL players by managing your team under the salary cap for the chance to win great weekly and overall prizes.