Most of us have heard about the running back dead zone, but the dreaded “dead zone” exists for other positions, too. It doesn’t mean avoiding all positional players in that range. However, it’s a warning sign about player archetypes, as Josh Larky explains in detail. Each position has an ideal profile, but we can’t have […]
It’s funny when people talk about anybody being injury prone in football. It is just kind of silly.
It’s like saying you are accident-prone in NASCAR. It’s going to happen at some point. The people who don’t get injured at running back are more of an exception than the rule. It’s on individual cases. It depends on how much residual impact there is from a previous injury, and how much it may have changed a player’s gate.
For example, are they putting pressure on some other joints in trying to compensate? I don’t think it’s impossible for a guy to be injured early in his career and not have injuries later in his career because I did it. I tore my ACL in my rookie season, had a high ankle sprain in my third season and in my fourth season, and on the other knee, I had an MCL and PCL tear.
In my last four years though, I was relatively healthy.
It’s certainly possible. You change some things depending on how that injury happens. For me, that first injury was right along the sideline when I stepped out of bounds and leaned back into a player. That player pushed as I leaned back in and all my weight went over my right knee and tore the ACL. I became a lot more careful near the sidelines and never had another injury on the sidelines or anything like that later in my career.
It’s an individual case where you are looking at how the injury happened. I don’t think that just because a player had injuries earlier in their career that they’re always going to get them.
Fantasy Twitter is similar to the real world sometimes. If someone posts rankings, data, or rationale for a particular player, strategy, or take, we’ll find supporters and people arguing against it. One that elicits conversations involves zero running back or ZeroRB. ZeroRB and antifragility should be synonymous at this point, but drafting a ZeroRB team can […]
In Part 1 of our Buying Generic Series, we saw how a quarterback being selected outside of the top-10 QBs could closely replicate the point totals of a top-4 QB at quite the discount. In Part 2, we will turn our attention toward the running back position, where we will inspect another player who can […]
With OTAs and mandatory minicamp on the horizon, here we tier out each teams’ weapons in the NFL into 7 different tiers from: Tier 1 to Tier 7. After tiering the starting quarterbacks in the NFL this past week, this is a look at their supporting weapons. Please Note: The order within the tiers are […]
1) Iowa State RB Breece Hall Key Measurables: 5110, 217lbs, 4.39s 40, 40” VJ, 9 ¾ hand, 31 ¼ arm Notable 2021 Stats: 23 combined TDs, 0.29 MTF/ATT, 36 Explosive Runs, 49% Yards After Contact Best Trait: Patience Player Comparison: Willis McGahee Background: In 2020, Breece Hall led the NCAA in total rushing yards and […]
Drafting the right RB in fantasy could be the difference between winning and losing your league. It is imperative to get a consistent RB1 that you can depend on week in and week out. That being said, injuries often derail ones’ fantasy team, especially with running backs. Names like Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Joe Mixon […]