In order to determine a winner for each award, I looked back at the season and thought about which players had the greatest impact on their team's performance. For the MVFP, it was positive impact. For the LVFP, it was how much they harmed the success of their team. In order to determine a surprise performer, I looked back at the pre-draft rankings and evaluated which players exceeded those predictions the most. I think the criteria for rookie impact player is pretty self-explanatory -- the rookie who made the biggest impact during the season.