Weekly flareups of GTD are no laughing matter, practice safe drafting
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With draft season well underway, it’s time for your favorite physical therapist to chime in on which players I’m leery of drafting due to the risk of injury and which players should be fine heading into this season. That’s right kids, it’s the official Don’s Do Not Trust List ®: Fantasy Football Draft Edition (DDNTL). I’ve got a number of players to discuss, some of whom I will endorse and some of whom will earn a spot on this 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 most leagues. If there’s a player in particular I didn’t address that 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 final edition will focus on Tight Ends (QB can be found here, RB here, WR here). I’ll preface this piece by saying that ALL TE are at great risk for injury. They battle in the trenches blocking with the big boys yet also run routes and catch passes (often over the middle), where their large frames make them perfect targets to get lit up by a defenders. So while I endorse a number of guys here, don’t blame me when you’re breakout TE has a king-sized lineman roll onto his leg, shredding his knee. It happens. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. Let’s get after it!