Injured NFL Stars Worth Reaching for in 2013 Fantasy Football

June 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's barely June, and already the injury bug has taken a bite out of fantasy football rosters.
The first big name to go down was San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who went from fantasy breakout candidate to waiver-wire fodder in the span of one torn Achilles tendon.
Crabtree's injury underscores two realities about fantasy football.
First, drafting early is crazy and should be avoided if you can help it. Nothing is more maddening than watching a key part of your fantasy squad go down before the season even starts.
Second, there are always players who are either coming off of injuries or nursing them during training camp. These players carry with them additional risk.
However, that same risk can mean value on draft day, as skittish owners pass on these players in lieu of "safer" plays.
So, which dinged up stars are worth the gamble in fantasy leagues this year?
Read on to find out!
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