After each week this season I will dive into my Opportunity Index data and use it to analyze which committee running back you want to own, which wide receiver is due for positive (or negative) regression, which tight ends are in the best positions to succeed, etc. But first...
Since the bye weeks are here, I'm unlikely to be able to pick 20 bold calls each week, but we'll see if we can prove the old adage that less is more. Here are my 10 bold predictions for Week 4 of the 2016 fantasy season.
With the new season just mere hours away, last minute draft preparation goes into overdrive. Past performance can often be a good way of indicating future success, but don't just expect the points players got in 2015 to magically make it on to your fantasy squad. Here are five studs from last season that, for one reason or another, will not be as successful this time around.
Some of your potential options will enter training camp with their roles at least somewhat unresolved. As a result, a handful of critical camp battles will determine the value of these potentially impactful players, which will alter the current fantasy landscape.
The former Jets RB had an up and down season in 2015 but did finish with 1070 rushing yards on 247 carries (4.3 YPC) punching in 7 rushing scores. Ivory also contributed in the passing game snagging 30 catches for 217 yards and one touchdown.
With actual fantasy football drafts taking place and actual football being played in less than two weeks, opinions on players will be changing significantly. With this in mind, I take a look at ten players who have spent the last month leaping up draft boards, and offer my thoughts on any (if any) merit to this new found appreciation.
Jet’s head coach Todd Bowles has said that Chris Ivory currently sits atop the depth chart. With the off season acquisition of Stevan Ridley, draft day trade for Zac Stacy, and Bilal Powell still looming, it’s easy to understand why people are avoiding Chris Ivory in drafts. When you are looking for a running back early on you do not want someone who could potentially be a part of a committee. However, if you are still looking for your running back in later rounds, look no further than Chris Ivory.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's semifinal week! Start these players with confidence and move one step closer to glory. When it all works out like it should, it will be you bragging at the company water cooler come Monday.
After a six year run with the Tennessee Titans, former All-Pro running back Chris Johnson has signed with the New York Jets. Johnson is well known for his world for world-class speed and a record-breaking 2,000-yard rushing season.