The fantasy playoffs started this week. Unfortunately, some major players were injured this week. Heading into the next round its important to review the status of your players and decide who is going to play this week.
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Football was back, the Jaguars had the super bowl winning quarterback starting against the tough Kansas City Cheifs, and fans were excited as optimism filled the city and locker room. That was until at the end of the second drive in the first quarter, Foles threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark as the Cheifs defensive tackle Chris Jones tackled Nick Foles. Soon after, he was ruled out and sat out for the rest of the game. Nick Foles literally went out with a bang, unfortunately it came too soon.
Unfortunately, injuries are a part of the game. I never want us to forget that these players are humans first. However, it is my job is to help navigate the fantasy football waters when players are inevitably injured. I’ll cut through the fluff on this one. I want to share the 6 secrets I personally use to leverage injuries in fantasy football. Let’s dive in…
Before diving in, here’s a quick anatomy lesson: The knee joint is made of the kneecap (patella), tibia (shin bone), and femur (upper leg). On the inside of the knee joint, between the upper leg and shin, there exists a thick layer of connective tissue called the meniscus. The meniscus has two parts, a lateral (outside) portion and a medial (inside) portion. The meniscus is there to provide stability, reduce friction within the knee, and uphold the integrity of the joint. Think of the meniscus as the brake pads on a car. See the picture below for an illustration…
Yee -haw partners! Park your horse, order a drink at the saloon, and loosen your spurs for a pre-season injury round-up article. A few things before we get started:
Big Man Mike here with something I thought would be a pretty helpful index for everyone who has those thoughts regarding when a player should be benched or dropped due to injury.