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NFC fantasy lessons from 2016

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz showed promise as a rookie. What is his fantasy ceiling going forward? AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

That’s all for the 2016 fantasy football season, and while we hope you won all your leagues, if everyone who claimed to be winning all their leagues actually did, there would be a lot more leagues than there really are. That’s something we’ve learned over the years. What did we learn during this 2016 season for fantasy purposes? Well, there was plenty, actually! Let’s go team by team to investigate, and with the AFC posted here, let's look at the NFC.

What we learned about the Dallas Cowboys: That a great offensive line can really take a team far. We knew the rookie running back would be great, but the fourth-round quarterback too? Take care of the football and anything is possible! Fantasy owners don’t spend much time thinking about the 300-pounders who don’t accrue fantasy stats, but they matter so much. Perhaps fantasy owners learned a great O-line doesn’t merely add value to running backs. Still, Ezekiel Elliott isn’t as likely to