The beginning of the New Year comes at just the right moment for nearly every fantasy owner. For some, the sweet taste of victory is still being savored as the countless hours of mock drafts, ADP research and superior lineup-setting has paid off. Those select few raise their championship banners and ring in the New Year with an off-season full of boasting in the league chats, while confidently preparing for the 2018 fantasy football season.
For the rest of us, (myself included) 2018 brings a much-needed sigh of relief that many have long been waiting for. Whether you came up just short in the playoffs or hit the reset button early on, 2018 could be the year. That is something everyone can believe.
No matter the position you are in, turning over of a new leaf each January gives you the chance to reflect on the past year and eagerly expect even greater things in 2018. Each year as an owner I make it a point to reminisce about the past year. I look at areas I could have improved in, and set new resolutions to improve in particular areas of my fantasy game. Doing so allows me to avoid silly mistakes. They may be small at the time, but after a year in review, I can see patterns that form and might have cost me weekly matchups and ultimately the championship at the end of the year.
Whether you just capitalized on your third straight championship, or you are on your last legs still trying to right the ship of disappointing seasons, here are three New Years resolutions that every fantasy owner can make over the off-season. Regardless of skill or level of involvement in your leagues, these changes can be the difference between a pretender and contender in your league and are certain to increase your level of enjoyment of fantasy football.