Fantasy Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
For many of you, you’re in the midst of the fantasy playoffs, the most intense and exciting time of the year for fantasy owners. Friendships are tested and previously irrelevant players can become heroes in a matter of hours (remember Jerome Harrison). For those on the outside looking in, it’s the worst kind of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), because you’ve worked so hard to get to this point and had such high hopes only four months ago.
To get you through these doldrums, why not start planning for next year’s draft? Look back at your draft results and try and deduce what went wrong. Look beyond the things you couldn’t have predicted and instead search for any insight into a flawed strategy. Did you reach too soon for a QB? Did you wait too long to round out your receiving corps? Do you always find yourself reaching for rookies or other buzz-worthy players, when others are grabbing steadier, safer assets?
You can also start to formulate a bit of a trade strategy leading up to the draft. Your league mates likely won’t be up for discussion such trades just yet, but keep this article in your proverbial back pocket for the weeks leading up to your draft.