Aug 7, 2007 0
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, [...]