Players who were injured the previous year are a risk, but it’s worth the gamble if, as in the case of Adrian Peterson, there’s a potentially unlimited upside. “Look at the day-to-day progress of the recovering player,” says Don, “Research that player’s particular injury and his ability to recover from injuries in the past, including college injury reports.” Above all, says Don, before you take the risk, look at the board: Be sure you won’t be shorting yourself a healthy position player you absolutely need.
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