Avoid Injury Prone Players to Win More Fantasy Football Games this Season

Drafting the top ranked players is a great strategy but a major injury can derail your season before it gets started. An injured player is as good as not having that player.


If you drafted Jamaal Charles in the first round of the 2011 season you probably had an off year like I did. It's very difficult to replace a top pick via trade or the waiver wire.


This guide is designed to help identify the players that are the most at risk for injury based on their history and style of play.


To make this guide we accounted for years played, age, injury history, carries, receptions, passes, sacks and more over the past three seasons.


By no means does this guarantee that a player will be hurt but it should be taken as extra information to help make the decision between two players you are thinking about drafting.


Players with the Highest Risk to miss a Game in 2014 because of Injury

  1. C.Newton - QB - CAR (Number of Sacks and Carries)
  2. R.Griffin - QB - WAS (Number of Carries)
  3. P.Manning - QB - DEN (Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  4. C.Henne - QB - JAC (Injury History)
  5. C.Kaepernick - QB - SF (Injury History)
  6. K.Moreno - RB - DEN (Injury History)
  7. J.Charles - RB - KC (Injury History)
  8. R.Tannehill - QB - MIA (Number of Sacks)
  9. G.Smith - QB - NYJ (Number of Sacks and Carries)
  10. R.Mendenhall - RB - ARI (Injury History)

Players with an Average Risk to miss a Game in 2014 because of Injury

  1. F.Jackson - RB - BUF (Age and Number of Years Played)
  2. M.Jones-Drew - RB - JAC (Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  3. D.Murray - RB - DAL (Injury History)
  4. A.Johnson - WR - HOU (Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  5. J.Edelman - WR - NE (Injury History)
  6. C.Palmer - QB - ARI (Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  7. A.Smith - QB - KC (Number of Sacks, Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  8. B.Roethlisberger - QB - PIT (Number of Sacks, Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  9. A.Morris - RB - WAS (Number of Carries)
  10. T.Gonzalez - TE - ATL (Number of Years Played)
  11. J.Flacco - QB - BAL (Number of Sacks)
  12. A.Luck - QB - IND (Number of Sacks and Carries)
  13. D.Thomas - WR - DEN (Injury History)
  14. P.Garcon - WR - WAS (Injury History)
  15. T.Romo - QB - DAL (Number of Sacks, Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  16. A.Peterson - RB - MIN (Injury History)
  17. R.Mathews - RB - SD (Injury History)
  18. P.Rivers - QB - SD (Number of Sacks and Number of Years Played)
  19. T.Brady - QB - NE (Number of Years Played)
  20. D.Brees - QB - NO (Number of Years Played)
  21. M.Forte - RB - CHI (Injury History)
  22. L.McCoy - RB - PHI (Injury History)
  23. A.Boldin - WR - SF (Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  24. C.Johnson - WR - DET (Injury History and Number of Receptions)

Players with the Lowest Risk to miss a Game in 2014 because of Injury

  1. M.Stafford - QB - DET (Number of Passes)
  2. J.Nelson - WR - GB (Injury History)
  3. H.Douglas - WR - ATL (Injury History)
  4. E.Manning - QB - NYG (Number of Years Played)
  5. L.Fitzgerald - WR - ARI (Number of Years Played)
  6. R.Bush - RB - DET (Injury History and Number of Years Played)
  7. F.Gore - RB - SF (Number of Years Played)
  8. A.Brown - WR - PIT (Injury History)
  9. B.Marshall - WR - CHI (Number of Years Played)
  10. A.Dalton - QB - CIN (Number of Passes)
  11. M.Ryan - QB - ATL (Number of Passes)
  12. T.Hilton - WR - IND (Number of Receptions)
  13. J.Gordon - WR - CLE (Number of Receptions)
  14. E.Decker - WR - DEN (Number of Receptions)
  15. A.Jeffery - WR - CHI (Number of Receptions)
  16. K.Wright - WR - TEN (Number of Receptions)
  17. L.Bell - RB - PIT (Number of Carries)
  18. Z.Stacy - RB - STL (Number of Carries)
  19. C.Johnson - RB - TEN (Number of Carries)
  20. E.Lacy - RB - GB (Number of Carries)
  21. M.Lynch - RB - SEA (Injury History and Number of Carries)
  22. J.Graham - TE - NO (Injury History)
  23. D.Bryant - WR - DAL (Injury History)
  24. A.Green - WR - CIN (Injury History)
  25. R.Rice - RB - BAL (Injury History)
  26. B.Green-Ellis - RB - CIN (Injury History)


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