Will MJD be as bad as MGD?
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With draft season well underway, I think it’s time your favorite physical therapist chimes in on which guys I’m leery of drafting due to injury risk, and which guys should be fine going into this season. That’s right kids, it’s the official Don’s Do Not Trust List ®: Fantasy Football Draft Edition. I’ve got a number of players to discuss, some of whom I will endorse and some of whom will get a spot on the dreaded list. God has granted me a wonderful combination of medical expertise and fantasy prowess, and if baseball season was any indication you should pay close attention to my words here. There are far too many injuries and players to address everyone, so I’m sticking with players found in the majority of leagues. If there’s a player in particular I didn’t address and you’d like some advice on, or if you just want to thank me profusely for being your fantasy draft guardian angel, please feel free to drop me a line in the comments section or send me an email, I’ll help a brother (or sister) out.
This edition will focus on Running Backs. WR and TE editions will follow in the coming weeks (QB can be found here, WR here, TE here). I’ll preface this piece by saying that ALL RBs are at great risk for injury. These guys take a beating all game long and perform lots of explosive running, cutting and jumping. So while I endorse a couple guys here, don’t blame me when your workhorse runner shreds his ankle after getting horse-collared. It happens. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. Let’s get after it.