Fantasy Football: Picking the 2010s' All-Decade Teams

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Another fantasy football season has come to an end, and with it, we close out the decade with a look back at which players brought the most smiles to the faces of fantasy managers over the past ten years.

Some of these names were still on fantasy rosters this past season, but others have reached retirement, forever in the hearts of those they helped hoist a trophy.

The criteria for these teams was simple. Each team was split into both standard and point per reception (PPR) league categories. To make first-team all-decade, the player must have led their position in total points this decade or points per game. To make second-team all-decade, the player must have finished second in either total points or points per game, and so on and so forth.

Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers needed to have scored a minimum of 1,000 fantasy points this decade to qualify, with the threshold for tight ends and kickers set at 800.

So without further adieu, here is the fantasy football all-decade teams for the 2010s:

Fantasy Football: All-Decade Team
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First-Team All-Decade, Standard Scoring
QB - Drew Brees (via total points)
QB - Aaron Rodgers (via ppg)
RB - LeSean McCoy (total points)
RB - Arian Foster (ppg)
WR - Antonio Brown (total points)
WR - Calvin Johnson (ppg)
TE - Rob Gronkowski (total points and ppg)
K - Stephen Gostkowski (total points and ppg)

Note - Only one tight end and kicker were selected as each led in both total points and points per game. 

Second-Team All-Decade, Standard Scoring
QB - Tom Brady (total points)
RB - Adrian Peterson (total points)
RB - Todd Gurley (ppg)
WR - Julio Jones (total points)
TE - Jimmy Graham (total points)
TE - Travis Kelce (ppg)
K - Adam Vinatieri (total points)
K - Justin Tucker (ppg)

Note - Only one quarterback was picked, because first-team selection by total points Drew Brees also scored the second-most QB points this decade on a per game basis. Only one wide receiver was selected, because first-team selection by total points Antonio Brown also scored the second-most WR points this decade on a per game basis.

Third-Team All-Decade, Standard Scoring
QB - Cam Newton (ppg)
RB - Frank Gore (total points)
RB - Le’Veon Bell (ppg)
WR - Larry Fitzgerald (total points)
TE - Jason Witten (total points)
K - Mason Crosby (total points)
K - Matt Bryant (ppg)

Note - Only one quarterback was selected, because first-team selection by points per game Aaron Rodgers also scored the third-most total points this decade. Only one wide receiver was selected because second-team selection by total points Julio Jones also scored the third-most points per game this decade. Only one tight end was selected because second-team selection by total points Jimmy Graham also scored the third-most points per game this decade. 

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First-Team All-Decade, PPR Scoring
RB - LeSean McCoy (total points)
RB - Christian McCaffrey (ppg)
WR - Antonio Brown (total points)
WR - Calvin Johnson (ppg)
TE - Jimmy Graham (total points)
TE - Rob Gronkowski (ppg)

Note - No quarterbacks or kickers are included because scoring for QBs and Ks is the same in both standard and PPR leagues.

Second-Team All-Decade, PPR Scoring
RB - Matt Forte (total points)
RB - Ezekiel Elliott (ppg)
WR - Julio Jones (total points)
WR - Michael Thomas (ppg)
TE - Travis Kelce (ppg)

Note - Only one tight end was selected, because first-team selection by points per game Rob Gronkowski also finished second in total points this decade.  

Third-Team All-Decade, PPR Scoring
RB - Frank Gore (total points)
RB - Le’Veon Bell (ppg)
WR - Larry Fitzgerald (total points)
WR - Odell Beckham Jr. (ppg)
TE - Jason Witten (total points)
TE - Zach Ertz (ppg)