Nothing motivates more than money. When an NFL player is in a contract year there is a lot of Motivation at stake.
Last season Kurt Warner was in a contract year. He passed for 4,583 yards 30 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions and led his team to the Super Bowl.
During the preseason, Warner was not even named the starter. He became one of the best sleeper picks in the ’08 season for many fantasy owners.
As much as a contract year can motivate players to post big numbers. It can also have a negative effect.
When players start to hold out from team activities,it can have a very negative effect, and the longer the issue goes unresolved, the worse the impact can be.
There's a negative impact on the performance of any player that misses out on training camp and the preseason.
Here is my list for the top contract seasons for ‘09 that could have a big impact for fantasy owners.