This Collie won't be saving Timmy (or your team) from any wells in 2011
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With draft season well underway, it’s time for your favorite physical therapist to chime in about 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 (DDNTL). I have a number of players to discuss, some of whom I will endorse and some of whom will get 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 the majority of leagues. If there’s a player in particular I didn’t address for which you’d like some advice, 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 Wide Receivers, the TE edition will follow in the coming weeks (QB can be found here, RB found here, TE here). I’ll preface this piece by saying that ALL WR are at great risk for injury. Down after down these guys explode with bursts of speed, tight cuts and leaping grabs, going from zero to full acceleration in a matter of moments. These quick bursts of activity coupled with the danger of getting jacked up going over the middle leads to a high propensity for injury. So while I endorse a number of players here, don’t blame me when your favorite WR Diva gets his bell rung by a James Harrison headshot. It happens. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. Let’s get after it!