Congratulations to everyone that brought home the hardware in their leagues, as it was a very unusual fantasy year for sure. Navigating the ups and downs of this particular season took some guile as well as the normal amount of luck and kudos to those who managed to navigate through it all and end the season with the big win.
If your league is finishing up in week seventeen then good luck (and please correct that mistake before next season) in this weeks games.
As 2012 draws to an end it is never too early to turn our attention to next season Since most leagues have concluded for the 2012 season it feels like the right time to switch from 10 names you need to know for next week to a broader and early look at 10 names for next season.
Some can be put high on early rankings as players that are poised for a breakout season while others come with a cautionary flag as names that could sabotage 2013 draft.
Sit back and enjoy the Holiday Season with friends and family and peruse a very early look at some interesting fantasy options for the 2013 season.
David Wilson, RB, NEW YORK GIANTS: After finally digging his way out of a hole created with an opening weekend fumble, Wilson exploded in week fourteen for New York. His 327 yards of total offense in a single game is a Giants record and he finished the day with three total touchdowns. Rushing scores of 52 and 6 yards as well as a 97-yard kickoff return announced Wilson's arrival as a fantasy force moving forward. He possesses the great speed and cutting ability to make him a big play threat every time he touches the ball.
Ahmad Bradshaw continues to play well but also continues to struggle to stay healthy with chronic foot problems and a balky knee. He simply can't carry a full workload and isn't getting any younger. Wilson needs to improve his pass protection skills to supplant Bradshaw as the go-to guy in the Giants backfield and will have the chance to showcase his skills in the final weeks of the 2012 season. He is the future of the running back position in New York and the smart money says the future starts next season.
Vick Ballard, RB, INDIANAPOLIS: Ballard spent much of the first half of the season stuck in an underwhelming running back by committee with Delone Carter and Donald Brown and managed only 88 total yards from scrimmage in the first five games of the season. He was finally given 20 carries in week seven and would produce 84 rushing yards and add another 19 yards on a single reception. It was...