Putting the hurt to your draft preparation!

by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger

If you’ve played fantasy football long enough, you’ve definitely had at least one season devastated by injuries to your players. I remember very clearly last year when I only needed a few points to win a game, only to see on the Monday pregame show that Brian Westbrook (RB, Phi) was deactivated after all reports prior to that had him available to play. The injury cost me a higher playoff seeding that I really could have used, but many owners have fared much worse. After riding Priest Holmes (RB, KC) to the title game in 2002, many owners were sunk when he went down for weeks 16 & 17. The lesson to learn from injuries should not be ‘once bitten- twice shy,’ but instead should be ‘back in the saddle again,’ especially for the keeper league owners.

Injuries are a major part of the game and that is why you need to do your best to always get the deepest possible team. Any player can get injured at any time and sometimes the players we call injury prone have just had some bad luck and timing. When players like Brett Favre (QB, GB) & Peyton Manning (QB, [...]

Bad Vibes are also being formed

I will hold off on calling the recent injury tidbits on T.O., Travis Henry, and Cedric Benson has bad vibes because it’s way too early. But I have to say, while I was really happy with our Values & Players to Target article, I’m getting some bad vibes and feelings about many of the guys, at least they are mostly the low-end guys. Here are the guys I’m considering yanking off the list.

Vernand Morency – The only reason he was even on the list was because he was someone you could get a couple of rounds after Brandon Jackson, who I like as much or better than Morency. Obviously, Morency’s knee injury is a big problem, but I think based on what Jackson has shown so far that Morency would be the starter if healthy, so I will keep him on the the list for now. 

Chris Brown – I’m a little surprised LenDale White is getting the big chance he is, but I do have a sense that this could be his last chance and that he knows it. I know head coach Jeff Fisher is aggravated by White. On the other hand, I have to understand White has some talent and he’s a younger [...]

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