For the many fantasy football owners that were still alive this week, it has been a day of ups and downs. You probably were confident with your lineup and either your gut was right or it was very wrong. It was an emotional roller coaster today if you were fighting for your league’s championship and still may be going into Monday’s game.
However, if you are a person that plays fantasy football every year and you were not in your league’s championship, then this week is a week of research. It could be research if you play in any of the fantasy football playoff edition games. It also can be good research for next season.
It may sound crazy, but it is never too early to research for next season. If you were one of those people, then you may have been paying attention to a player that had himself a very nice afternoon for a team that was playing to try to sneak into the NFL playoffs. That player was Chris Ivory of the New York Jets.
Many people believed that at the beginning of the season, Ivory would have a chance to finally show that he could be a feature back, especially after leaving a passing team like the New Orleans Saints for a running team like the Jets. This was not the case right away for Ivory and many owners were disappointed early on.
Ivory had a very up and down season early this year. However, in the second half of the fantasy football season, Ivory has shown that he has the potential to be a home run hitter for fantasy owners next season. Ivory had many games this season where he broke a few long runs and had some nice yardage games, without having over 20 carries in a contest. This while splitting time with Bilal Powell.
In 2014, you have to think that the New York Jets are going to improve their offense. If they can get better in the passing game, this will allow Ivory to have a huge season for any fantasy football owner that may want to take a risk on drafting him.
I know it may be early for next season, however it may pay off for your fantasy team in the long run.