Breakthrough or Breakdown?
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With the fantasy football draft season upon us, it’s time for your favorite physical therapist to make his triumphant return to the cyber pages of Sons of Roto. That’s right kids, Don’s Do-Not-Trust List © (DDNTL) is back, and I’m ready to lay some wisdom on the masses! I don’t have a crystal ball, I’m not personally examining or treating any of these players, and I don’t have any contacts in NFL locker rooms. What I do have, however, is an enormous brain filled with knowledge gained through years of experience in rehabbing sports injuries and dominating on the fantasy playing field. For those of you unfamiliar with how this works, I’ll be discussing a bunch of players with injury concerns and whether or not I trust them. To be clear: just because a player makes my list doesn’t mean he’s not worth drafting; in fact, in some cases you can get great injury discounts if you pick your spots carefully. A spot on my list is simply a warning that I wouldn’t trust that player to live up to his draft day value due to health concerns.
Plan on using an early round pick on Trent Richardson, Darren McFadden, or Andre Johnson? Think it’s wise to take advantage of the injury discount on Ryan Mathews, Hakeem Nicks or Miles Austin? Wondering if Adrian Peterson or Jamaal Charles will be worth gambling on? Well we’re going to answer those questions and more. Pay attention kids, it’s time to educate you.
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