You'll want to avoid one of these guys on draft day (hint: it's the guy on the right)
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With draft season underway, it’s time for your favorite physical therapist to chime in on which players we should be leery of drafting due to risk of injury. 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 be placed 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 too many injuries and players for me to address everyone, so I’m sticking with players found in the majority of leagues. If there’s a player in particular I don’t address and 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 Quarterbacks (RB can be found here, WR here, TE here). I’ll preface this piece by saying that ALL quarterbacks are at great risk for injury, it almost goes without saying, so while I endorse a number of guys here don’t blame me when a 320lb. D-lineman squashes your QB and he misses some time. It happens. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. With that, let’s get it on!