Gary Barnidge

FANTASY PLAYS: The puzzles and pleasant surprises of season

The 2016 fantasy football season isn't fully in the books — there are several playoff-based games you can play, if that happens to be your thing — but the season-long hunt for a title is now officially done until next summer.

We began as doe-eyed innocents back in August, shouting to anyone who would listen about the zero-RB theory and arguing Ezekiel Elliott's first-round status. We end the year scratching our heads about several stars and wondering what a world with no Chip Kelly in the NFL will look like (he was fired by the 49ers Sunday after a 2-14 season).

As is tradition, with the season now behind us, we take a look back at the players, coaches, and teams...