Ruptured Hope: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Fate of Demaryius Thomas

February 11, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sometimes life can simply be cruel. Such is the case with talented youngster Demaryius Thomas, who ruptured his achilles tendon on Wednesday. Some dynasty league owners may think it’s just a blip on the radar and not anything too significant since it’s only February.
They’re wrong.
While a ruptured achilles tendon may not be a death sentence to an ordinary Joe, it’s a very significant injury for a football player, especially one who relies on explosion. The achilles tendon connects the muscles of the calf to the heel bone and stretches out when a football player makes a cut or pushes off from the line of scrimmage.
Wide receivers rely on that element of explosion and power to get themselves open, jump for the ball, or make a quick cut in the open field.  With a surgically repaired achilles, this proves to be a much more difficult task.
Emaxhealth has a nice piece out there on the chances of NFL players returning from such an injury. They...

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