Fantasy Draft Cheat Sheet

ADP Player Pos Team IRC IRC Category HPF HPF Category Games Played Significant Injuries Fantasy Draft Analysis
not rankedChad HenneQBKansas City Chiefs0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedMatt RyanQBAtlanta Falcons3%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]2017 was a disappointing season following Ryan''s MVP season, but he should bounce back and again be a startable QB every week. He also comes with a Low Injury Risk and hasn''t missed a game since 2009. With Julio on his side and the addition of Calvin Ridley, he should be a top 10 QB this year.
not rankedJoe FlaccoQBBaltimore Ravens7.4%Low89%Peak
not rankedJordy NelsonWROakland Raiders18%Elevated85%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 0shoulder sprain (2017) torn ACL (2015)Since missing all of the 2015 season with a torn ACL, Nelson has missed just one game due to a shoulder injury. He had a down year last year as Aaron Rodgers missed time with a clavicle fracture, so the big question now is how much of his performance can be blamed on the QB. At 33, Nelson isn''t the player he once was, but he should be a contributor in Oakland''s offense. He could be a good value in the middle rounds if he can become one of Derek Carr''s favorite end zone targets.
not rankedDeSean JacksonWRTampa Bay Buccaneers21.3%Elevated79.2%Above Average2017: 14 2016: 15 2015: 9ankle sprain (2017) shoulder sprain (2016) hamstring strain (2015)Jackson is worth a look as a late-round flier, but he isn\'t a player that you can trust to be in your starting lineup each week. He has had his fair share of injuries throughout his career, and now he won\'t have Winston to start the season.
not rankedPierre GarconWRSan Francisco 49ers18%Elevated85%Peak2017: 8 2016: 16 2015: 16neck injury (2017)A neck injury landed Garcon on IR half way through the season, but he was a participant at OTAs and is on track to be ready to go for training camp. The concern here is that neck injuries can be very unpredictable and often cause lingering problems. If he can stay healthy, the addition of Garoppolo should provide a nice boost to Garcon''s fantasy value, but he is a risk.
not rankedDanny AmendolaWRMiami Dolphins19.1%Elevated82.1%Peak
not rankedTim HightowerRBSan Francisco 49ers5.3%Low99.3%Peak
not rankedJared CookTEOakland Raiders12.9%Low90.6%Peak2017: 16 2016: 10 2015: 16wrist injury (2017) ankle sprain (2016)
not rankedMichael CrabtreeWRBaltimore Ravens5%Low97%Peak2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 16bruised lung (2017) ankle sprain (2016) Now that the Raiders have released Crabtree, he will be \"the guy\" for the Ravens. If he can stay healthy, he should be Flacco\'\'s #1 target. In the past, Crabtree has been able to play through various injuries and post solid numbers, but this could be the year that the injuries force him to miss games. He has been a top 30 fantasy WR for 3 consecutive seasons and should see an uptick in targets, so there\'\'s some value here if he stays healthy.
not rankedGraham GanoKCarolina Panthers11.3%Low93.1%Peak
not rankedLeSean McCoyRBBuffalo Bills18.9%Elevated81.8%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 12groin strain (2018) ankle sprain (2017) dislocated thumb (2016) hamstring strain (2016) hamstring strain (2015) torn MCL (2015)Year after year Shady continues to put up strong numbers and ends up as one of the best fantasy RBs. But at some point he is going to run out of gas and his high level of play will disappear. He has a concerning list of lower body injuries that includes his ankle, hamstring and knee and will be 30 when the season begins. McCoy is also already dealing with a groin strain. Sure, he has the upside to be an elite back, but he also could be a total bust. Find someone else and don\'t take the risk.
not rankedMatthew StaffordQBDetroit Lions10.6%Low86.1%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16right hand injury (2017) ankle sprain (2017)Stafford is as tough as they come and will play through just about any injury. Unfortunately he has taken quite a few hits over the last few years due to a poor offensive line. Somehow he has continud to be a solid fantasy option (top 10 each of the last three seasons) but can be inconsistent. Expect more of the same this year. He should end the season as QB1 but with some up and down weeks.
not rankedJeremy MaclinWRBaltimore Ravens8.1%Low99.9%Peak
not rankedRyan SuccopKTennessee Titans5.3%Low94.3%Peak
not rankedZach MillerTEChicago Bears7.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedJulian EdelmanWRNew England Patriots19.7%Elevated82.5%Peak2017: 0 2016: 16 2015: 9torn right ACL (2017) Jones fractured (2015) multiple concussions (2014, 2010)Edelman is coming off of a torn ACL that forced him to miss the entire 2017 season. He also had multiple surgeries for a 2015 Jones fracture in his left foot and fractured his right foot in 2012, and he has a history of concussions. Now he is also set to miss the first four games due to a PED violation. There''s a lot going on here, so Edelman isn''t worth the risk at his current ADP. There are far better WR options to go after.
not rankedSam BradfordQBArizona Cardinals6.3%Low99.5%Peak
not rankedLeGarrette BlountRBDetroit Lions16%Elevated80.6%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 12hip injury (2015)Since a hip injury put an early end to his 2015 season, Blount has not missed a game. Now in Detroit, it''s unclear what exactly his role might be. Blount has never been much of a pass-catching back, something Cooter looks for, and the Lions also drafted Kerryon Johnson in the second round. This is likely to turn into a messy RBBC situation, and Blount could be the odd man out.
not rankedJimmy GrahamTEGreen Bay Packers25.3%High81.9%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 11knee injury (2018) torn patellar tendon (2015)While Graham missed quite a bit of practice time due to various ailments and rest days, he has just one serious injury in his NFL career. Aaron Rodgers might not be a guy who typically loves targeting tight ends, but he\'s never had Jimmy Graham on his side. This will be an interesting combination to watch but one that could lead to some huge fantasy numbers. He has missed some practice time early on at training camp with a knee injury, so we need to keep an eye on him.
not rankedJermaine GreshamTEArizona Cardinals13.4%Elevated87.3%Peak
not rankedRob GronkowskiTENew England Patriots14%Elevated86.9%Peak2017: 14 2016: 8 2015: 15concussion (2017) back surgery (2016) hamstring strain (2016) ACL & MCL tear (2013) concussion (2013) back surgery (2013) forearm surgeries (2012) back surgery (2009)Gronk''s list of past injuries could go on and on and on, but it''s the history of concussions and back injuries (surgeries) that are the most concerning. He''s one of those players that we can''t expect to play 16 games, but when he''s on the field he is a top fantasy option every time.
not rankedDez BryantWRNew Orleans Saints16%Elevated86.3%Peak2017: 16 2016: 13 2015: 9knee injury (2017) back injury (2016) hairline fracture in knee (2016) foot fracture (2015)Bryant may have played in every game in 2017, but he was a huge disappointment. At almost 30 years old, his better days are likely behind him. Bryant has also racked up quite a list of lower body injuries (foot fracture, ankle sprains, knee injuries) that often get in the way. Until we know where he is going to land and how he will be used, don''t bother drafting him.
not rankedEmmanuel SandersWRDenver Broncos45.7%High1.5%Poor2017: 12 2016: 16 2015: 15ankle sprain (2017) hamstring strain (2015) concussion (2015)Sanders had a down year in 2017 as he battled a pretty serious ankle injury for much of the season. Now with a solid quarterback in Case Keenum, we could see him return to WR2 value again, but he needs to stay healthy. When a serious ankle sprain occurs the ligaments are stretched out and weaken, so he is now at a higher risk of injury.
not rankedGolden TateWRPhiladelphia Eagles14.3%Elevated86.7%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16AC sprain (2017)Tate is just about as durable as they come with 5 straight 16 game seasons and 3/4 1,000 yard seasons. He doesn''t post great touchdown numbers, but he a reliable option in a solid passing offense. The Lions run game also has plenty of room to improve, and until that happens Stafford and Tate will have plenty of value due to a high volume passing game. Expect some inconsistent weeks but overall decent numbers for a 3rd wide receiver.
not rankedDemaryius ThomasWRHouston Texans53.4%High1.5%Poor2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16wrist injury (2018) toe injury (2018)Demaryius Thomas rarely misses a game due to injury, yet he always seems to pop up on the injury report with lower body injuries. He missed minicamp due to a toe injury, likely turf toe, which can be a lingering problem. Think Julio Jones in 2016. Now he is already dealing with a wrist injury at training camp. Keep an eye on him- this could be the year that all of the injuries catch up to him and force him to miss time, and if that is the case, there are far better picks at his current ADP.
not rankedCharles ClayTEBuffalo Bills17.7%Elevated87.3%Peak2017: 13 2016: 15 2015: 13surgery to repair torn meniscus and MCL sprain (2017) knee injury (2016) back injury (2015) nagging knee injury (2015)
not rankedAndy DaltonQBCincinnati Bengals8.1%Low90.6%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 13right shoulder injury (2016) broken thumb (2015)
not rankedKai ForbathKJacksonville Jaguars0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedTyrod TaylorQBCleveland Browns18.6%Elevated83.6%Peak2017: 15 2016: 15 2015: 142 concussions (2017) patellar tendon contusion (2017) groin strain (2016) right shoulder injury (2015)
not rankedDan BaileyKMinnesota Vikings2.9%Low97%Peak2017: 12 2016: 16 2015: 16groin strain (2017) back injury (2016)
not rankedBilal PowellRBNew York Jets10.9%Low86.8%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 11calf strain (2017)Powell and Isaiah Crowell will lead the way in the Jets'' backfield, but neither player has too much value unless the other gets hurt or really underperforms. At 30-years-old, he''s also getting up there in age. Despite being Low Risk, Powell is a risky guy to have on your fantasy team.
not rankedAldrick RobinsonWRMinnesota Vikings3.1%Low97%Peak
not rankedKyle RudolphTEMinnesota Vikings5.9%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16right ankle surgery (2018) groin surgery (2014) left foot fracture (2013)After battling ankle problems throughout much of last season, Rudolph underwent offseason surgery to repair the issue. He participated in team drills at OTAs and should be ready to go at the start of training camp. He hasn''t missed any games in the last three years after a few injury-filled seasons and remains a solid top 10 tight end option.
not rankedRandall CobbWRGreen Bay Packers20.3%Elevated81.3%Peak2017: 15 2016: 13 2015: 16foot surgery (2018) ankle sprain (2016) hamstring strain (2016)Cobb continues to miss some practice time as he recovers from offseason foot surgery to remove a piece of cartilage that was causing discomfort. Before the start of training camp we said he needed more time to heal, so it\'s no surprise that he clearly isn\'t 100% yet. He also has a lengthy injury history. At this point he isn\'t worth drafting unless he slips way outside of the top 100.
not rankedA.J. GreenWRCincinnati Bengals26.6%High70%Above Average2017: 16 2016: 10 2015: 16hamstring tear (2016) concussion (2014) right big toe injury (2014)Green suffered a hamstring tear in 2016 that forced him to miss the final 6 games of the season, but he followed that up with an impressive 16 games season where he posted 8 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards. The 7-time Pro Bowler has been one of the most consistent receivers in the past decade, and he should one again be a top 10 option.
not rankedCam NewtonQBCarolina Panthers19.1%Elevated86.1%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 16knee injury shoulder surgery (2017) concussion (2016) transverse process fracture (2016)It\'s pretty surprising that Newton has missed just 3 games in his career due to his physical and somewhat reckless style of play. But it has lead to quite a few injuries. He had a concussion and a serious back injury, then he had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. Now there are concerns over his knee after he suffered ligament and cartilage damage during the playoffs, but he never had surgery. Newton will continue to be a high risk, high reward QB due to his running abilities.
not rankedMark IngramRBNew Orleans Saints7.3%Low97.9%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 12toe injury (2017) toe injury (2016) concussion (2016)Mark Ingram has a long list of past injuries that includes many instances of toe problems, which can be a tough injury for a running back that relies on power, quick acceleration and change of direction. He hasn''t missed a game since 2015 when he missed the last month of the season with a torn rotator cuff. Now he will start the year with a four game suspension, and he could be second to Alvin Kamara. Using a top 50 pick on Ingram is going to be a risk this year.
not rankedDion LewisRBTennessee Titans2.3%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 7 2015: 7 left knee surgery (2016) torn left ACL (2015) fibula fracture (2013)Many gave Lewis the "injury prone" label after a series of season-ending injuries and surgeries, but he made it through all 16 games without any health issues in 2017. Now a Low Injury Risk, the questions surrounding Lewis have more to do with how the Titans will use him and less about his health. Lewis and Henry should provide one of the league''s better 1-2 punches out of the backfield, but Henry will see more playing time with Lewis being more involved in the passing game.
not rankedMarshawn LynchRBOakland Raiders14%Elevated84%Peak2017: 15 2016: 0 2015: 7sports hernia (2015) hamstring strain (2015)After taking the 2016 season off, Lynch returned in 2017 to lead the Raiders rushing game, playing much better than expected. He now faces some competition with the addition of Doug Martin, but his 4.3 yards per carry is a clear sign that he can still play at a high level. At 32, he may have a tough time staying healthy for all 16 games, but when he plays he will be startable most weeks.
not rankedGreg OlsenTECarolina Panthers39.7%High1.5%Poor2017: 7 2016: 16 2015: 16Jones fracture (2017)Before Olsen suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot early last season, he had 9 straight 16-game seasons. Now his Injury Risk will continue to be a concern because of the lingering effects of his latest injury. It typically takes over a year to fully recover. When healthy, Olsen is still one of the best TEs in the game, but he could have a hard time making it through the season unscathed. Last season should serve as a warning that he could be starting to decline.
not rankedVernon DavisTEWashington Redskins20.6%Elevated61.4%Below Average
not rankedDelanie WalkerTETennessee Titans16.9%Elevated86.1%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 15toe injury (2018) hamstring strain (2016) wrist sprain (2015) concussion (2014) concussion (2013) Walker always seems to be playing through some sort of an injury, but he has missed just 8 games since 2007. He\'s also getting up there in age and isn\'t a top tier TE. Still, Walker is worth considering as a top 10 tight end due to his consistent production year after year. We don\'t quite know what the Titans\' new offense will look like, but Walker should be heavily involved. He is missing some preseason practices with a toe injury, but it doesn\'t sound serious.
not rankedAdam VinatieriKIndianapolis Colts0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedTom BradyQBNew England Patriots20.6%Elevated80.7%Peak2017: 16 2016: 12 2015: 16hand laceration (2017)Since tearing his ACL in 2008, Tom Brady has not missed a single game due to injury. He has had plenty of bumps and bruises along the way (he has been listed on the injury report nearly 200 times in his career), but he is incredibly durable and smart about the way he plays. His wife Gisele Bundchen also hinted last year that he has had some concussions, but none have been documented. Brady will continue to be one of the league\'s best fantasy options despite being 40 years old.
not rankedSebastian JanikowskiKSeattle Seahawks2.9%Low97%Peak
not rankedDrew BreesQBNew Orleans Saints0.8%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 15torn right plantar fascia (2015) bruised right rotator cuff (2015)Brees has missed just two games since 2005 and continues to be one of the best fantasy quarterbacks out there. His arm strength also hasn''t declined despite approaching 40-years-old. The real problem is that the Saints offense has become much more run-heavy with the emergence of Alvin Kamara. Brees averaged just 33.5 passing attempts per game in 2017, but he averaged at least 40 per game in each of the prior 7 seasons. Brees will be consistent, but don''t draft him too high.
not rankedMatt BryantKAtlanta Falcons15.6%Elevated89.8%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 10back injury (2017)
not rankedEli ManningQBNew York Giants0.8%Low97%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]Manning has started all 16 games every season since 2005. Last year was a huge disappointment, but losing OBJ and Brandon Marshall so early in the year was a big reason why. He should bounce back and be startable many weeks as long as his receivers stay healthy.
not rankedLarry FitzgeraldWRArizona Cardinals14.6%Elevated85%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]Larry Fitzgerald doesn''t seem to age. He has missed just 2 games since 2008 and 6 total in his 14 year career. That''s incredibly. And on top of that he has three straight 1,000 yard seasons. At 35, the hope is that he can continue to play at a high level, but there is some uncertainty at quarterback with Josh Rosen and Sam Bradford as the top options. Fitzgeraldn is worth drafting as a reliable WR2.
not rankedBen RoethlisbergerQBPittsburgh Steelers12.3%Low85.7%Peak2017: 15 2016: 14 2015: 12concussion (2018) torn meniscus (2016) AC shoulder sprain (2015) concussion (2015) MCL sprain (2015)Despite a relatively healthy 2017 campaign, Big Ben has quite a few documented injuries throughout his career. The most concerning are his concussions. He was just diagnosed with one during a preseason practice, had one in 2015, and had others early in his career. He also has multiple knee injuries to his name. Roethlisberger should be a fairly consistent QB to start each and every week as long as he can stay healthy, but the concussions are a red flag.
not rankedPhilip RiversQBLos Angeles Chargers5.4%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]For 12 straight seasons, Rivers has played in all 16 regular season games and has yet to suffer a serious injury. He isn''t an exciting fantasy option, but he''s a reliable one. The Chargers offensive line should also be much improved this season with Lamp returning from a torn ACL and the addition of Mike Pouncey.
not rankedBenjamin WatsonTENew Orleans Saints6.1%Low97%Peak
not rankedRobbie GouldKSan Francisco 49ers0.4%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 10 2015: 16[none]
not rankedAlex SmithQBWashington Redskins32.3%High1.5%Poor2017: 15 2016: 15 2015: 16concussion (2016)While he''s had a few injuries along the way, the only lingering concern for Smith is a 2016 concussion (anytime a player had a history of head injuries it''s a red flag). He may not be an exciting option as a backup QB, but he is reliable. The biggest concern is that he has fewer weapons around him with the Redskins than he did with the Chiefs. That could lead to him finishing the year outside of the top 20 for his position.
not rankedAaron RodgersQBGreen Bay Packers15.7%Elevated84.9%Peak2017: 7 2016: 16 2015: 16right clavicle fracture (2017) left clavicle fracture (2013)For the second time in his career, Aaron Rodgers missed a large chunk of the season due to a collarbone fracture, but this time it was to his right side. He returned after 8 weeks but was show down again when the Packers were out of the playoffs. Now with many months to recover, the bone should be fully healed. There''s little reason to worry about Rodgers heading into 2018. He should be one of the first QBs selected.
not rankedFrank GoreRBMiami Dolphins11.1%Low86.5%Peak
not rankedDarren SprolesRBPhiladelphia Eagles19.4%Elevated81.4%Peak
not rankedMatt PraterKDetroit Lions0.4%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]
not rankedStephen GostkowskiKNew England Patriots0.3%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]
not rankedTed GinnWRNew Orleans Saints9.6%Low90.2%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 15ribs injury (2017)
not rankedNick FolkKTampa Bay Buccaneers3.8%Low97%Peak
not rankedMason CrosbyKGreen Bay Packers0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedSteven HauschkaKBuffalo Bills8.4%Low93.4%Peak
not rankedMike WallaceWRPhiladelphia Eagles20.6%Elevated83.3%Peak
not rankedChris IvoryRBBuffalo Bills13.1%Elevated85.2%Peak
not rankedAntonio BrownWRPittsburgh Steelers17.4%Elevated86.7%Peak2017: 14 2016: 15 2015: 16quad strain (2018) moderate left calf strain (2017) concussion (2015)AB is an elite talent and the unquestioned top WR for the upcoming fantasy season. He has been a top 3 fantasy receiver every year, and there\'s no reason to believe he won\'t be again this season...except the injuries are piling up He gave a major scare last year with his calf injury but returned in time for the playoffs. Now he is battling a quad strain. If he can get healthy and avoid another injury, he should be in for another great season.
not rankedChris HoganWRNew England Patriots15.1%Elevated85.8%Peak2017: 9 2016: 15 2015: 16right shoulder AC sprain (2017) back injury (2016) knee sprain (2015)Hogan showed off his upside through the first half of the season and again in the Super Bowl, but he missed a large chunk of time with a right shoulder injury. If he can stay healthy, he should see a nice boost in targets this year without Brandin Cooks in the mix, but Edelman and Gronk will always be two of Brady''s favorite targets. He could end up being a steal due to his big play potential, but if he doesn''t see enough targets or he gets hurt he could be a major bust.
not rankedDoug BaldwinWRSeattle Seahawks16%Elevated87.5%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16knee sprain (2018)Baldwin has battled a few minor injuries throughout his career (hip, groin, foot, knee, hamstring), but he hasn\'t missed a game in 5 seasons. He nearly had his third straight 1,000 yard season (he finished with 991), but now he is battling a knee sprain that will force him to miss most of training camp. Baldwin could be a great value if he falls due to the injury, but he\'s now a much riskier option.
not rankedTerrelle PryorWRBuffalo Bills22%Elevated86.3%Peak
not rankedTravis BenjaminWRLos Angeles Chargers5.6%Low90.6%Peak
not rankedKirk CousinsQBMinnesota Vikings0.4%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]Cousins is about as safe as they come for quarterbacks. He has been injury-free over the last three seasons as a starter and now joins a solid offense in Minnesota. Don''t expect cousins to be elite, but he should certainly be a solid and consistent QB1.
not rankedCoby FleenerTENew Orleans Saints4.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedNick FolesQBPhiladelphia Eagles7.1%Low88.6%Peak
not rankedT.Y. HiltonWRIndianapolis Colts17.6%Elevated78.8%Above Average2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16shoulder sprain (2018) back injury (2017) hamstring strain (2016)Despite a lengthy injury history (groin, back, knee, hip, calf, foot, hamstring, shoulder, ankle), Hilton has missed just 2 games in his 6 year NFL career. He also had four straight 1,000 yard seasons before finishing 2017 with 966, and that was without Andrew Luck. If Luck\'s shoulder can get right, there is no reason to believe that Hilton won\'t have another great year. He is dealing with a shoulder sprain early at camp, but at this point he isn\'t in danger of missing week 1.
not rankedMarvin JonesWRDetroit Lions16.9%Elevated83.8%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 16right ankle surgery (2014)Since missing the entire 2014 season due to a foot/ankle injury that eventually required surgery, Jones has missed just one game due to injury. He is a top down-field threat who posted career-highs in yards and TDs last season, but he is very touchdown dependent. He\'s also the kind of player that could be greatly affected by a minor injury, and he can be fairly inconsistent. Jones is worth a look in the first five rounds, but don\'t expect him to have the same success this season.
not rankedJermaine KearseWRNew York Jets14.3%Elevated85.4%Peak
not rankedCase KeenumQBDenver Broncos5.9%Low89.7%Peak2017: 15 2016: 10 2015: 6[none]Keenum took over in Minnesota last season due to injuries to Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater. He made it through the year without really getting hurt, and will now be a reliable interim QB for the Broncos. He should be a solid backup QB.
not rankedDoug MartinRBOakland Raiders16.6%Elevated81.4%Peak2017: 11 2016: 8 2015: 16concussion (2017) hamstring strain (2016) ankle sprain (2014) torn left labrum (2013)Martin has played in more than 11 games just once in the last five years. He is also coming off of a disappointing season and will now play behind Marshawn Lynch in Oakland. If he can compete for the starting job, Martin will be a solid flex play some weeks, but if Lynch stays healthy and Martin continues to be their #2 option, he won''t have much value.
not rankedRishard MatthewsWRNew York Jets12.4%Low86%Peak2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 11hamstring strain (2017) rib fractures (2015)Injuries have often been a problem for Matthews, and he also saw a drop in his targets and his touchdowns in 2017. That isn\'t a trend you want to see when picking up a guy in the later rounds. There are far less risky options to have on your bench at this point in drafts.
not rankedRyan TannehillQBMiami Dolphins17.7%Elevated81.5%Peak2017: 0 2016: 13 2015: 16ACL surgery (2017) partially torn ACL (2016)
not rankedBlair WalshKSeattle Seahawks0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedRussell WilsonQBSeattle Seahawks3.1%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16MCL sprain (2016) high ankle sprain (2016)It\'\'s crazy impressive that despite Wilson\'\'s style of play, he has never missed a game in his six year NFL career. He played through a painful MCL sprain and high ankle sprain in 2016 that greatly limited his mobility, but he proved how tough he is. The Seahawks will need to improve their O-line play if he is going to repeat the same success, but Wilson is always one of the better QB options due to his running and passing abilities.
not rankedAndrew LuckQBIndianapolis Colts9.7%Low88.1%Peak2017: 0 2016: 15 2015: 7biceps tendon injury (2017) shoulder surgery for torn labrum (2017)Andrew Luck is finally throwing the football again, but that doesn''t mean you should consider drafting him. He missed all of last season after shoulder surgery and a setback that involved damage to his biceps tendon. These are very serious problems for a quarterback. Luck can''t be trusted, and with plenty of depth at the quarterback position there''s no reason to take a risk on him. Look elsewhere for your starting QB.
not rankedLamar MillerRBHouston Texans14.9%Elevated80.6%Peak2017: 16 2016: 14 2015: 16ankle sprain (2016) ankle sprain (2015) concussion (2013)Miller''s ankle has long been a problem and will continue to be a slight concern going forward, but he has missed just two games in the last five seasons so he''s fairly durable for a running back his age (27). With Foreman still recovering from a torn Achilles, Miller will get the first shot at lead back duties. If Foreman underperforms (which is likely following this injury), Miller could be a steal as a top 10-15 back.
not rankedAlshon JefferyWRPhiladelphia Eagles31.7%High43.8%Below Average2017: 16 2016: 12 2015: 9torn rotator cuff (2018) hamstring strain (2016) Jeffery surprisingly underwent shoulder surgery in February to repair a torn rotator cuff and is in a race against the clock to be ready week 1. He has other injury concerns as well that include hamstring, groin and calf strains. These are all tough injuries for a wide receiver. Don\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\'t expect him to be much of a contributor early on this year, and even in the second half of the season his play will likely drop off from years past. Don\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\'t bother drafting him this year.
not rankedMohamed SanuWRAtlanta Falcons15.7%Elevated87.5%Peak2017: 15 2016: 15 2015: 16knee injury (2017) hamstring strain (2017) groin strain (2016)
not rankedDwayne AllenTENew England Patriots9.7%Low91%Peak
not rankedAlfred MorrisRBSan Francisco 49ers7.1%Low89%Peak
not rankedGreg ZuerleinKLos Angeles Rams11.3%Low93.4%Peak2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 14back surgery (2017)Zuerlein''s season ended early when he was forced to undergo back surgery to repair a herniated disc. He was seen taking kickoffs in May during an offseason workout and should be fully recovered by the start of training camp. It''s a bit of a risk to take him as your kicker, but with this offense he could end up as the top fantasy kicker this season.
not rankedGarrett CelekTESan Francisco 49ers17.5%Elevated42.8%Below Average
not rankedGiorgio TavecchioKAtlanta Falcons0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedCole BeasleyWRDallas Cowboys14%Elevated86.3%Peak
not rankedJustin TuckerKBaltimore Ravens0.4%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]
not rankedJosh GordonWRNew England Patriots10.7%Low87.7%Peak2017: 5 2016: 0 2015: 0[none]Predicting where Josh Gordon should go in fantasy drafts is an incredibly tough task. Sure, he could be a top 5 receiver that will be a huge steal. But he could also end up suspended or have trouble finding the end zone. We just don''t know what to expect after playing just 10 games since 2014. If he''s available in the fourth round it''s certainly worth weighing your options- he could be worth the risk.
not rankedTerrance WilliamsWRDallas Cowboys20.3%Elevated84.2%Peak
not rankedRex BurkheadRBNew England Patriots18%Elevated83.9%Peak2017: 10 2016: 16 2015: 16unknown injury (2018) ribs injury (2017) knee sprain (2017)Burkhead won\'t be the first option in the Patriots\'\' running game, but if he can lock down the role as their goal-line back he will have some fantasy value. Now the concern here is that he missed 6 games in 2017 with rib and knee injuries, and he is already missing practice time with an unknown injury. He also has to battle guys like James White, Sony Michel and Mike Gillislee for RB touches. There may not be enough to go around in New England.
not rankedMike GlennonQBArizona Cardinals0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedTavon AustinWRLos Angeles Rams18.6%Elevated85%Peak
not rankedMarquise GoodwinWRSan Francisco 49ers29.1%High54.6%Below Average2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 2multiple concussions (2017) back strain (2017) multiple concussions (2016) concussion (2014)Don''t draft Goodwin! He has far too many concussions since entering the NFL (at least 5), and that includes two in 2017. He shouldn''t even be playing. A series of rib injuries also landed him on IR in 2015 after he played in just two games. Stay away. There are way too many good wide receiver options inside the top 100 that don''t come with the risk.
not rankedChris ThompsonRBWashington Redskins17.1%Elevated85.6%Peak2017: 10 2016: 16 2015: 13fibula fracture / ankle surgery (2017) concussion (2016) torn labrum- shoulder (2015)Chris Thompson has had 2/3 seasons end on IR. First it was a torn labrum, and now he is recovering from ankle surgery for a fibula fracture with ligament damage. If he can fully recover (which likely won\'t happen by week 1, although he could be cleared to play), Thompson will be a solid passing-down back but won\'t see many carries on early downs. Consider Thompson in PPR leagues, but he isn\'t worth adding as anything more than a flex option.
not rankedTheo RiddickRBDetroit Lions8.6%Low88.1%Peak2017: 16 2016: 10 2015: 16wrist surgeries (2017)Riddick underwent surgery on both wrists ahead of the 2017 season and managed to appear in all 16 games. Other than that he hasn\'t had many injury concerns. The real concern for Riddick is the crowded backfield. The Lions have quite a few average players, so Riddick\'s playing time could come down to the health of his competitors.
not rankedTyler EifertTECincinnati Bengals36%High27.8%Poor2017: 2 2016: 8 2015: 13back surgery (2017, 2016) knee surgery (2017) ankle surgery (2016) concussion (2015) elbow surgery (2014)Unless it''s late in the draft and you already have a reliable tight end, Eifert isn''t worth being on your draft board. He has had three back surgeries and won''t be anywhere near 100% by training camp. Eifert''s value has come from his ability to find the end zone, but 2015 was really the only season where he flashed that much upside. He can''t be trusted.
not rankedKeenan AllenWRLos Angeles Chargers14%Elevated87.1%Peak2017: 16 2016: 1 2015: 8right ACL tear (2016) lacerated kidney (2015) right collarbone fractured (2014)Allen has had his fair share of serious injuries, but he should be fully healthy and ready to go this year. He played just 9 games in 2015 & 2016 but survived all 16 games in 2017, winning Comeback Player of the Year. At 25, he is just entering his prime. There''s no reason to believe he won''t be a top 10 receiving option this year, and he could even sneak into the top 5 if he can improve his touchdown numbers.
not rankedGiovani BernardRBCincinnati Bengals16.9%Elevated82.3%Peak2017: 16 2016: 10 2015: 16torn ACL (2016)Bernard recovered from a 2016 torn ACL and played in all 16 games last year. He''s back at a Low Injury Risk and should be the Bengals'' favorite passing down back. His role will be limited with Joe Mixon ahead of him on the depth chart, but Bernard has historically done well even in a limited role.
not rankedZach ErtzTEPhiladelphia Eagles8.3%Low91.8%Peak2017: 14 2016: 14 2015: 15concussion (2017) hamstring strain (2017) displaced rib (2016) concussion (2015)Each season Ertz misses a few games due to various injury, but concussions are the biggest concern going forward. He will look to build on an impressive 2017 season, but in order to have the same value he must continue to find the end zone. He should be the third tight end off the board, but don''t be the one that reaches and takes him too high. He''s a bit risky both due to injuries and due to touchdown-dependence.
not rankedJordan ReedTEWashington Redskins20%Elevated85.3%Peak2017: 6 2016: 12 2015: 14toe surgery (2018) hamstring strain (2017) toe fracture (2017) AC sprain (2016) concussion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) Stay away from Jordan Reed! He underwent toe surgery in the offseason, has a history of hamstring strains, and has at least 5 documented concussions. There''s no way he makes it though the year without getting hurt.
not rankedDeAndre HopkinsWRHouston Texans18.9%Elevated83.8%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 16calf strain (2017) toe injury (2017) knee injuries (2017, 2016, 2015) concussion (2015) wrist surgery for ligament tear (2015)It''s shocking that Hopkins has played as many career games as he has considering his lengthy list of injuries. He has missed just one game in the last five seasons but always seems to be bothered by something, and it usually shows in his performance. If you draft him, know that he is going to have plenty of days where he may as well not even take the field due to another injury problem.
not rankedRobert WoodsWRLos Angeles Rams3.2%Low97%Peak2017: 12 2016: 13 2015: 14shoulder sprain (2017) knee sprain (2016) foot sprain (2016) groin surgery (2015)Coming off of the best year of his career, Woods is worth consideration as a top 100 pick, but he does come with some injury concerns. He missed 9 games over the last three seasons due to various injuries. The Rams also just added Brandin Cooks, so Woods won''t be the #1 option in their passing game. Look elsewhere for a wide receiver at his current ADP as he''s a bit of a risk, but if he falls he could be worth it.
not rankedLe'Veon BellRBPittsburgh Steelers4.3%Low97%Peak2017: 15 2016: 12 2015: 6groin surgery (2017) torn MCL (2015) knee sprain (2014) concussion (2013)Bell and Gurley are battling for the top spot in fantasy drafts, and Gurley has the slight edge due to his lower injury risk. Bell has suffered multiple serious knee injuries and underwent groin surgery last offseason. He is also looking for a contract extension that could lead to some uncertainty come training camp.
not rankedKenny StillsWRMiami Dolphins16.9%Elevated86.3%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16left ankle sprain (2018) torn tendon in finger (2017)Stills has missed just one game in his five year NFL career, but he injured his ankle in the first preseason game. Stills also played through a torn tendon in his finger last year. Now that Jarvis Landry is gone, he could become the top receiving option for Tannehill if healthy. Stills is a great pickup later in the draft as a 4th or 5th receiver as long as he recovers quickly from this ankle problem.
not rankedSpencer WareRBKansas City Chiefs20%Elevated82.7%Peak
not rankedVance McDonaldTEPittsburgh Steelers13.4%Elevated87.3%Peak2017: 10 2016: 11 2015: 14ankle injury (2017) knee injury (2017) hip injury (2016) concussion (2015)
not rankedKyle JuszczykFBSan Francisco 49ers5.7%Low99.1%Peak
not rankedJack DoyleTEIndianapolis Colts36.6%High9%Poor2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 16concussion (2017)Doyle should continue to be a borderline TE1 after signing a new three-year deal to stay with the Colts. The one concern though is a concussion in 2017. Doyle won''t be an explosive player, but he lead the team with 80 receptions last season and should receive a nice boost from the return of Andrew Luck (if he can stay healthy).
not rankedTravis KelceTEKansas City Chiefs6.9%Low97%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 16multiple concussions (2017) microfracture surgery (2013)Travis Kelce comes with concussion concerns, but he has missed just one game in the last four seasons due to injury. He comes with some risk, but not as much as Gronk. Look to target him sometime in the 3rd round, but make sure you have a solid backup option just in case.
not rankedC.J. AndersonRBLos Angeles Rams4.9%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 7 2015: 15ankle sprain (2017) torn meniscus (2016) concussion (2014) MCL sprain (2013)Anderson''s poor health is no secret, but he made it through all 16 games without anything serious last year. His Injury Risk remains Elevated but it''s much better than it was after a season-ending meniscus tear in 2016. He now joins Christian McCaffery in Carolina and has the chance to take over many of the carries that used to belong to Jonathan Stewart. Anderson will be a flex options some weeks.
not rankedLatavius MurrayRBMinnesota Vikings5.3%Low99.8%Peak2017: 16 2016: 14 2015: 16ankle surgery (2017) toe injury (2016) concussion (2015) concussion (2014)With the return of Dalvin Cook from a torn ACL, Murray is the clear #2 option in Minnesota, but it\'s hard to see him having much value this year if Cook stays healthy (we expect him to be close to 100% to start the year). While Murray is a Low Injury Risk, he barely slipped into that category. He underwent ankle surgery and struggled do get back to 100% despite making an appearance in all 16 games last season. He should be viewed as a handcuff or high-end backup.
not rankedLuke WillsonTEDetroit Lions16.6%Elevated87.3%Peak
not rankedBrandon McManusKDenver Broncos0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedAdam ThielenWRMinnesota Vikings16%Elevated87.1%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16back fractures (2017)Thielen hasn''t missed a game in the last three seasons, but a back injury during the postseason has him at a slightly increased Injury Risk going forward. He also had a back injury in 2015, so this could become a recurring problem for him. If Thielen can stay healthy, he should post similar numbers with a slight upgrade at QB but the potential for fewer targets.
not rankedJaron BrownWRSeattle Seahawks5.6%Low99.4%Peak
not rankedSammy WatkinsWRKansas City Chiefs21.4%Elevated82.1%Peak2017: 15 2016: 8 2015: 13foot fracture (2016) ankle sprain (2015)Watkins\' injury problems are no secret. We\'ve seen time and time again that WRs who suffer Jones fractures typically have a few down years. But this is the year he could bounce back. Now with the Chiefs, Watkins should be a favorite target in the passing game if he can stay healthy. But if injuries once again come back to haunt him, he could be a total bust. Don\'t reach too high for Watkins, but consider him as a WR3/flex option as long as you have a backup ready just in case.
not rankedEric EbronTEIndianapolis Colts13.1%Elevated83.6%Peak2017: 16 2016: 13 2015: 14hamstring injury (2017) lingering knee injury (2016) lingering ankle injury (2016) knee injury (2015)
not rankedMike EvansWRTampa Bay Buccaneers6.4%Low90.6%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 15concussion (2016) hamstring strain (2015)Evans was one of the biggest fantasy disappointments last season. Because of that he is sliding into the 3rd round of many drafts, but he has plenty of upside. He also comes with a very Low Injury Risk, so he could be a steal after the first few rounds.
not rankedKelvin BenjaminWRKansas City Chiefs21.7%Elevated80.4%Peak2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 0torn meniscus (2017) torn ACL (2015)When Benjamin tore his meniscus last season, surgery seemed inevitable but he tried to put it off as long as possible. He managed to play in 14 games, but his numbers were awful. He should now be fully recovered now but remains a High Injury Risk. Don''t forget, he also missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL. If Benjamin can stay healthy and prove he is the Bills top receiver, he could be the steal of the draft. But injuries always seem to get in the way.
not rankedMarqise LeeWRJacksonville Jaguars26%High49.8%Below Average2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 10high ankle sprain (2017) hamstring strain (2015)Lee missed the end of the regular season after suffering a high ankle sprain but hasn''t missed any other games in the last two seasons. His NFL career also got off to a slow start due to a lingering hamstring strain. Now healthy, Lee is looking to prove that he should be the #1 passing option for the Jaguars. Unfortunately Blake Bortles will still be throwing him the ball, so his upside can only be so high. He''s a decent option in the later rounds to keep on your bench.
not rankedBlake BortlesQBJacksonville Jaguars10%Low91%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16wrist surgery (2017) shoulder strain (2016)
not rankedJarvis LandryWRCleveland Browns12.3%Low85.4%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16knee injury (2017) shoulder injury (2016) knee injury (2015)Landry hasn\'t missed a game in his four year NFL career, but he has had multiple instances of knee and shoulder problems. He\'s currently injury-free and barely slips into the Low Risk category. Now with Cleveland, his value could heavily depend on the unpredictable quarterback play and the performance of other talented receivers around him - Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman.
not rankedPaul RichardsonWRWashington Redskins20%Elevated85%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 1groin (2017) AC joint sprain (2017) hamstring strain (2016) ACL tear (2015)
not rankedDavante AdamsWRGreen Bay Packers18.3%Elevated85%Peak2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 13hamstring strain (2018) 2 concussions (2017) concussion (2016)Now that Jordy Nelson is no longer with the Packers, Adams should be their clear #1 option in the passing game. That alone means he will have plenty of value with Aaron Rodgers back under center following a lost year due to a collarbone fracture. But Adams comes with some concern. He battled a hamstring strain this spring and has been diagnosed with three concussions since 2016. That\'\'s a major red flag, and a reason to avoid him in fantasy drafts.
not rankedOdell BeckhamWRNew York Giants17.4%Elevated86.7%Peak2017: 4 2016: 16 2015: 15ankle surgery (2017) hamstring strain (2015) hamstring strain (2014)OBJ suffered a high ankle sprain during the preseason, which likely stretched out the ligaments and lead to his season-ending injury. Now he should be ready to go week 1, but ankle injuries can be tough for speedy receivers like OBJ to recover from. He\'s a great fantasy option when healthy, but he would be a risk to take in the first round as it could take him awhile to improve to 100%. Lateral movements and quick acceleration can take months and months to get back.
not rankedBrandin CooksWRLos Angeles Rams9.6%Low89.8%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16concussion (2017) concussion (2015) right thumb fracture (2014)After leaving the Super Bowl with a concussion, Cooks now has two documented concussions to his name, which is a concerning number. His speed should continue to be incredibly valuable for the Rams and his fantasy owners, but he needs to be healthy to contribute. With an Elevated Injury Risk, he''s a slight stretch at his current ADP despite 3 straight 1,000 yard seasons.
not rankedDerek CarrQBOakland Raiders3.1%Low97%Peak2017: 15 2016: 15 2015: 16transverse process fracture (2017) right fibula fracture (2016)Despite recovering from a few serious injuries in the last two seasons, Carr is back at a low injury risk. In 2016 his season ended with a right fibula fracture. Then in 2017 he missed a game (and should have been out longer) after injuring his back. His ADP is now much lower than last season, but he is someone who could surprise us all. The Raiders have a new head coach, new receivers and a new-look offense. All of that should help Carr have a bounceback season.
not rankedJordan MatthewsWRPhiladelphia Eagles12.2%Low97.3%Peak2017: 10 2016: 14 2015: 16hamstring strain (2018) left knee surgery (2017) right ankle surgery (2017) thumb surgery (2017) chip fracture in sternum (2017) ankle injury (2016)
not rankedAllen RobinsonWRChicago Bears15.1%Elevated87.5%Peak2017: 1 2016: 16 2015: 16torn ACL (2017) right foot fracture (2014)Robinson is going to be well past his Optimal Recovery Time by training camp and should be good to go by week 1. There are a few things on his side as he recovers from a torn ACL- it was a clean tear (no other ligament or cartilage damage), and he is just 24 years old.
not rankedMartavis BryantWROakland Raiders9.9%Low87.7%Peak2017: 15 2016: 0 2015: 11[none]The Steelers shipped Martavis Bryant to the Raiders during the offseason, and it''s one of those moves that could go either way. Bryant has plenty of talent to be a strong fantasy receiver, but he also has had his fair share of off-the-field issues, and he is playing alongside Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson. Look for Bryant to post great numbers some weeks due to his big-play potential, but he could also be invisible other weeks.
not rankedDevonta FreemanRBAtlanta Falcons19.1%Elevated82.3%Peak2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 15PCL & MCL sprain (2017) 2 concussions (2017) concussion (2015)Freeman played through a fairly serious knee injury at the end of last season but didn\\\'\\\'t need to undergo offseason surgery. It remains a slight concern heading into training camp, and he might not be 100% at the start of the season. Freeman also has a concerning history of concussions. Despite missing just three games in his four year NFL career, he has quite a few injuries to his name. It\\\'\\\'s best to avoid drafting him unless he falls to the third round.
not rankedCody LatimerWRNew York Giants17.4%Elevated83.8%Peak
not rankedJeremy HillRBNew England Patriots16.3%Elevated84.3%Peak
not rankedDonte MoncriefWRJacksonville Jaguars5.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedTom SavageQBCincinnati Bengals6.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedBruce EllingtonWRDetroit Lions19.7%Elevated82.9%Peak
not rankedAustin Seferian-JenkinsTEJacksonville Jaguars12.6%Low87.8%Peak2017: 13 2016: 9 2015: 7hamstring strain (2016) ankle sprain (2016) shoulder sprain (2015) back injury (2014)ASJ barely slipped into the Low Injury Risk category, but he does come with quite a few injury concerns. Now, early reports from training camp are that he is showing great chemistry with Blake Bortles, so maybe this is the year that he finally breaks out and reaches his potential. But he can only do that if he stays healthy. He\'s a risk, but most tight ends are. ASJ could be the one that works out.
not rankedJerick McKinnonRBSan Francisco 49ers38.3%High22.7%Poor2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 16knee sprain (2018) ankle sprain (2016) back surgery (2014)McKinnon has missed just 1 game in the last 3 seasons, but a recent knee injury could force him to miss much of the preseason. If healthy he could be the 49ers feature back, but he\'s a bit risky because it\'s too soon to know if he will be able to handle 15-20 touches per game.
not rankedJames WhiteRBNew England Patriots3.6%Low97%Peak2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 14ankle sprain (2017) White isn''t much of a fantasy option in standard leagues, but he really excels in PPR. Now Dion Lewis is gone, so he could see even more targets this year. The real problem is that the Patriots have a crowded backfield with Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead, Jeremy Hill and Mike Gillislee. We don''t know exactly how all of this will play out, but White could be a valuable pickup in the later rounds of PPR drafts.
not rankedJimmy GaroppoloQBSan Francisco 49ers28.7%High15.1%Poor2017: 6 2016: 6 2015: 5[none]It''s finally time to see what Jimmy Garoppolo can do when he''s handed the keys to an offense. He impressed after getting traded to the 49ers, and while we can''t necessarily expect the same success each and every week, he proved that he can be a fantasy-relevant quarterback. He also comes with less risk than other QBs getting drafted before him like Luck, Watson, Wentz and Newton. He''s a great QB to target once the first group is off the board.
not rankedQuincy EnunwaWRNew York Jets25.9%High77.9%Above Average
not rankedIsaiah CrowellRBNew York Jets17.4%Elevated81%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16[none]Crowell hasn''t missed a game in his 4 year career and should continue to be a solid mid-tier RB option with the Jets. He will be competing with Bilal Powell for touches but could very well end up as the #1 RB in New York, which could make him a steal. He''s Low Risk, so he''s worth the pick at his current ADP.
not rankedWillie SneadWRBaltimore Ravens3.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedAlbert WilsonWRMiami Dolphins10.6%Low90.8%Peak
not rankedTrey BurtonTEChicago Bears6.6%Low91.4%Peak2017: 15 2016: 15 2015: 16mild back injury (2017)Trey Burton''s move to Chicago should mean a nice boost to his fantasy value. Burton comes with far less injury concerns than many of his fellow tight ends, and with his size and speed he should be able to take advantage of plenty of mismatches. Now no longer playing behind Zach Ertz, Burton will play an important role in the Bears'' offense and could be one of the breakout fantasy players this year.
not rankedChandler CatanzaroKCarolina Panthers0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedBrandon ColemanWRNew Orleans Saints2.9%Low97%Peak
not rankedAllen HurnsWRDallas Cowboys30.9%High53.8%Below Average2017: 10 2016: 11 2015: 15groin strain (2018) ankle sprain (2017) shoulder injury (2017) hamstring strain (2016) concussion (2016) concussion (2015)Hurns has a very long injury list and has missed 11 games in the past two seasons alone. Now with the Cowboys, he is already battling a groin strain. When healthy he has the potential to be their #1 receiver, but this won\'t be a high-powered offense. His concussion history adds another level of concern here. Drafting him will be a gamble, but it could be worth it due to his projected high usage.
not rankedChris BoswellKPittsburgh Steelers2%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 12abdominal injuries (2016)
not rankedCairo SantosKTampa Bay Buccaneers14.7%Elevated98.4%Peak
not rankedCameron BrateTETampa Bay Buccaneers21.1%Elevated38.2%Poor2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 14[none]Last season Brate battled various lower body injuries (hip, knee, ankle) but was active all 16 games. He has also had some mild back prpoblems in the last two seasons, so that\'s something to keep an eye on. His downfall could be that he is fairly touchdown-dependent, but he isn\'t getting much love for a guy who was a top 10 tight end the last two seasons.
not rankedBranden OliverRBIndianapolis Colts4.1%Low97%Peak
not rankedJameis WinstonQBTampa Bay Buccaneers2.6%Low97%Peak2017: 13 2016: 16 2015: 16shoulder sprain (2017)Winston was forced to miss three games last season due to an injured shoulder, and he continued to be a frustrating fantasy QB. He turns the ball over too much and often struggles to find the end zone. Now he will miss the start of the season due to a suspension. With a deep group of QBs, don''t draft Winston.
not rankedCameron Artis-PayneRBCarolina Panthers0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedDeVante ParkerWRMiami Dolphins14.9%Elevated86.7%Peak2017: 13 2016: 15 2015: 14finger fracture (2018) multiple ankle sprains (2017) hamstring strain (2016) foot surgery (2015)Parker was a major disappointment last season, but once again he could be the #1 option in the Dolphins\' passing game. When healthy he should see plenty of targets, but he has had trouble staying on the field throughout his career. He is already battling a finger fracture (although he is expected to play week 1 even though he shouldn\'t). If you decide to draft him, make sure you have other safer options on your bench that you can plug in when he inevitably misses a game.
not rankedJamison CrowderWRWashington Redskins12.4%Low87.5%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 16hamstring strain (2017)Crowder has missed just one game since entering the league in 2015, but he has quite a few injuries to his name (hamstring, back, hip, groin, knee). When healthy, he continues to get better and better, and now he has Alex Smith throwing to him. If he can stay healthy, he has a lot of upside and is exactly the kind of player that Smith typically likes to throw to.
not rankedTy MontgomeryRBBaltimore Ravens12%Low97.6%Peak2017: 8 2016: 15 2015: 6wrist surgery (2017) multiple rib fractures (2017)No one really knows what the Packers are going to do with their running backs, but it could come down to which players are healthy. Unfortunately Montgomery comes with some risk due to his season-ending wrist surgery and a history of other injuries. If he falls in drafts he could end up being a steal, especially in PPR leagues, but he could also lose out to Jones and Williams and rarely see the field.
not rankedTyler LockettWRSeattle Seahawks11.4%Low98.5%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 16toe injury (2018) broken tibia and fibula (2016) knee sprain (2016)
not rankedTevin ColemanRBAtlanta Falcons13.4%Elevated86%Peak2017: 15 2016: 13 2015: 12concussion (2017) hamstring strain (2016) concussion (2015) cracked ribs (2015) hamstring strain (2015)Despite just three seasons in the NFL, Coleman has already suffered multiple concussions and hamstring strains as well as cracked ribs that forced him to miss a few games. When healthy, he provides a scary 1-2 punch alongside Devonta Freeman, but his history of head injuries is a major red flag. He can''t seem to stay healthy, so know that he is a risk if you draft him for your RB3/flex spot.
not rankedDevin FunchessWRCarolina Panthers10.9%Low89.6%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 16shoulder sprain (2017) knee sprain (2016) hamstring strain (2015) turf toe (2014)Funchess played through a painful shoulder injury late last season but has missed just one game in his three year career. The bad news is that he often tries to play through injuries but doesn''t post very good numbers when he is hurt. Funchess also won''t be Newton''s primary target again this year, and that''s when he had the most fantasy value last year. He''s a somewhat risky receiver to draft in the top 100.
not rankedDuke JohnsonRBCleveland Browns5.3%Low97%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 2015: 16concussion (2015)Johnson suffered a concussion in college and again in 2015, and multiple concussions are always a concern. Other than that he has remained fairly healthy throughout his career. He won\'\'t be a three-down back with Carlos Hyde and Nick Chubb now in the mix, but he should see enough touches to be startable in some weeks.
not rankedJaelen StrongWRJacksonville Jaguars2.9%Low97%Peak
not rankedMarcus MariotaQBTennessee Titans11.7%Low86.5%Peak2017: 15 2016: 15 2015: 12hamstring strain (2017) knee injury (2017) right fibula fracture (2016) MCL sprain (2015)Mariota has a concerning history of lower body injuries that includes multiple knee sprains, a fractured fibula with damage to the ankle and a hamstring strain. There are far less risky QBs to target in the later rounds. Go with them over Mariota.
not rankedMaxx WilliamsTEBaltimore Ravens3.2%Low97%Peak
not rankedMelvin GordonRBLos Angeles Chargers21.4%Elevated78.1%Above Average2017: 16 2016: 13 2015: 14ankle sprain (2017) knee injury (2017) PCL sprain (2016) hip injury (2016) knee microfracture surgery (2015)After missing 5 total games in 2015 & 2016 due to injuries, Gordon played in all 16 games last season despite battling ankle and knee problems. While injuries remain a concern, he should have borderline RB1 value whenever he plays as he is a capable pass-catcher out of the backfield. Gordon has a lot of upside, but he also comes with a higher injury risk that many other top RB options. Plus his 2015 microfracture surgery is a very serious one that many players never fully recover from.
not rankedT.J. YeldonRBJacksonville Jaguars9.4%Low86.1%Peak
not rankedTodd GurleyRBLos Angeles Rams9.4%Low83.6%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 2015: 13mild quad strain (2016) mild turf toe (2015) torn left ACL (2014)Gurley is a much safer pick at the top of draft boards than Le\'Veon Bell. Gurley didn\'t have any injuries in 2017 and played every game in 2016 despite being considered a fantasy bust. He should be in for another great season if Jared Goff and the Rams\' offensive line continues to impress.
not rankedAmari CooperWRDallas Cowboys15.4%Elevated86.3%Peak2017: 14 2016: 16 2015: 16ankle sprain (2017) concussion (2017)Now that Jon Gruden has taken over in Oakland, we could see a bounceback season from Cooper, but injuries are something to watch. He often misses some practice time and plays despite being banged up. Expect a 1,000 yard season but a few down weeks as he tries to play hurt.
not rankedJay AjayiRBPhiladelphia Eagles43.4%High1.5%Poor2017: 14 2016: 15 2015: 9concussion (2017) rib fracture (2015)Ajayi missed the first half of the 2015 season after landing on IR-designated to return with a rib fracture. In 2017 he suffered a concussion and continues to battle chronic knee problems (he tore his ACL in 2011 and has lingering problems). It has been described as bone on bone, never a good thing. So, Ajayi will continue to be a high upside but risky fantasy option.
not rankedNelson AgholorWRPhiladelphia Eagles4.9%Low99.9%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 2015: 13lower body injury (2018) ankle sprain (2016) ankle sprain (2015)In his third year in the league, Agholor surprisingly set career highs in quite a few categories (catches, yards, TDs). He also had his first 16 games season. He will look to build on that as a favorite target of Wentz alongside Alshon Jeffery. There is some concern, though, because he is currently sidelined with a \"lower body injury.\" He should be ready week 1, but his Injury Risk has increased.
not rankedStefon DiggsWRMinnesota Vikings13.7%Elevated85.4%Peak2017: 14 2016: 13 2015: 13groin strain (2017) hip injury (2016) knee injury (2016) groin strain (2016)Stefon Diggs has battled quite a few injuries in his short NFL career. They''re never overly serious, but they are various lower body strains that force him to miss games. 2018 may not be any different, it''s just a question of which body part he is going to hurt. As a player who relies on his speed, a minor tweak can have a major impact on his game. Don''t take him before round 4-5.
not rankedJavorius AllenRBBaltimore Ravens0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedJesse JamesTEPittsburgh Steelers5.9%Low97%Peak
not rankedMatt JonesRBPhiladelphia Eagles0.5%Low97%Peak
not rankedDavid JohnsonRBArizona Cardinals13.7%Elevated83.1%Peak2017: 1 2016: 16 2015: 16wrist surgery (2017) MCL sprain (2016)An unfortunate wrist injury ruined Johnson\\\'\\\'s 2017 season as he was unable to return following the week 1 injury. It took more time than he expected to get his strength back, but with a year to recover he should be back at 100% for week 1. Draft him with confidence as a top 5 pick.
not rankedTrevor SiemianQBMinnesota Vikings6.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedCameron MeredithWRNew Orleans Saints26.6%High78.8%Above Average2017: 0 2016: 14 2015: 11torn ACL & MCL (2017) thumb ligament injury (2017)Meredith\'s 2017 season started with an offseason thumb injury and ended with a torn ACL and MCL in the preseason. Now with the Saints, he remains an uncertain fantasy option. All reports on his recovery have been positive so far, but anytime there is damage to multiple ligaments, the rehab process becomes longer and more complicated. Consider him in the later rounds as a riskier option who could end up being a steal if he is healthy and develops good chemistry with Drew Brees.
not rankedZach ZennerRBDetroit Lions11.7%Low87.3%Peak
not rankedCorey GrantRBJacksonville Jaguars10.3%Low88.6%Peak
not rankedEli RogersWRPittsburgh Steelers16.9%Elevated85%Peak
not rankedJosh LamboKJacksonville Jaguars6.7%Low93.4%Peak
not rankedTyrell WilliamsWRLos Angeles Chargers12.6%Low86.7%Peak
not rankedDevontae BookerRBDenver Broncos3%Low97%Peak2017: 13 2016: 16 wrist fractured (2017) torn meniscus (2016)Booker underwent surgery for a wrist fracture before the 2017 preseason and missed the start of the season. He also tore his meniscus back in 2016, but both of those injuries are behind him and he is healthy now. The Broncos drafted Royce Freeman in the 3rd round, but Booker should still be first in line to start week 1. This could turn into a committee approach, which is always a scary situation for fantasy owners, but there will be plenty of weeks where Booker is startable.
not rankedEzekiel ElliottRBDallas Cowboys10.3%Low84.4%Peak2017: 10 2016: 15 hamstring strain (2016)Zeke was a top 10 RB last season despite a 6 game suspension. That should tell you everything you need to know about his potential as a top 3 draft pick. There''s no reason to believe that he won''t once again be a dominant force in the Cowboys offense and one of the top fantasy producers in 2018.
not rankedKenneth DixonRBBaltimore Ravens15.4%Elevated83.9%Peak2017: 0 2016: 12 hamstring strain (2018) full meniscus repair surgery (2017)
not rankedKenyan DrakeRBMiami Dolphins13.7%Elevated86.4%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16concussion (2017) hamstring strain (2016)Drake has dealt with an injury during both of his NFL preseasons, so hopefully in 2018 things are different. In 2017 he was sidelined for a week with a concussion and in 2016 it took him awhile to recover from a hamstring strain. He hasn\'\'t ever missed a game but does come with some uncertainty surrounding his role with the Dolphins. He\'\'s a boom or must running back that would be a pretty big risk in the 3rd or 4th round.
not rankedCarson WentzQBPhiladelphia Eagles21.1%Elevated55.7%Below Average2017: 13 2016: 16 torn ACL & LCL (2017) rib fracture (2016)Carson Wentz was on his way to an MVP season before going down with a torn ACL and LCL that required season-ending surgery. So far his recovery has gone well, but a week 1 return would be very quick considering there was damage to multiple ligaments. That always lengthens and complicates recovery. Now his mobility may be compromised, at least early on, so we can\'t expect quite the same fantasy numbers that he posted when he was healthy.
not rankedDak PrescottQBDallas Cowboys7%Low89.7%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16 [none]The Cowboys new-look offense isn''t a good thing for Dak Prescott. Jason Witten and Dez Bryant are gone, they don''t have a true #1 receiver, and their best player is the running back. Prescott will always have his legs to score pants, but this passing game will be very unpredictable. Prescott should post better numbers than he did during a disappointing 2017 campaign, but he won''t be a top 12 QB option.
not rankedCorey ColemanWRNew York Giants11.8%Low96.5%Peak
not rankedJared GoffQBLos Angeles Rams2%Low97%Peak2017: 15 2016: 7 concussion (2016) right shoulder surgery (2013)Goff underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder back in college and suffered a concussion in 2016. He was healthy in 2017 and is now back at a Low Injury Risk. Goff will look to build on his breakout sophomore season. He has plenty of talent around him to make that happen and should be startable every week.
not rankedJosh DoctsonWRWashington Redskins20.9%Elevated81.3%Peak2017: 16 2016: 2AC joint sprain (2018) ankle surgery (2018) Achilles/ankle injury (2016)Doctson played just 2 games in his rookie season due to lingering Achilles and ankle problems. He bounced back to appear in every game in 2017, but now he is recovering from offseason ankle surgery and already suffered an AC sprain. It looks like he should be ok by week 1, but he remains a risky fantasy option.
not rankedWill FullerWRHouston Texans45.7%High1.5%Poor2017: 10 2016: 14 minor knee surgery (2018) cracked ribs (2017) collarbone fracture (2017) hamstring strain (2016)When healthy, no one is as explosive as Will Fuller. And he really showed off his speed when Watson was healthy. Fuller recorded 8 touchdowns in 10 games last season, and that was on just 50 targets. He has the talent to be a great receiver, but both Fuller and Watson will need to be healthy for him to have WR3 value. His durability is a serious concern, so he remains a risk inside the top 100.
not rankedAustin HooperTEAtlanta Falcons7.9%Low91.8%Peak2017: 16 2016: 14knee injury (2016)
not rankedC.J. ProsiseRBSeattle Seahawks25.4%High78.9%Above Average
not rankedJordan HowardRBChicago Bears5%Low99.3%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15right AC sprain (2017)Howard played through an AC sprain to his right shoulder early last season but didn''t appear to be too bothered by the injury, and he doesn''t have a concerning injury history. If he gets enough carries, he should be a solid fantasy option again, but he needs a heavy workload to be valuable.
not rankedAlex CollinsRBBaltimore Ravens13.4%Elevated82.7%Peak2017: 15 2016: 11 calf strain (2017)The Ravens have finally admitted that Collins will start the year as their starter, and for good reason. He\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\'s a physical runner with solid hands and enough quickness to be an RB2 in both PPR and standard leagues. On top of that he\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\'s Low Risk.
not rankedTyreek HillWRKansas City Chiefs13.4%Elevated86.3%Peak2017: 15 2016: 16 [none]Patrick Mahomes taking over under center could be a boost for Hill''s fantasy value, and he was already worth a start each week in 2017. Look to go after Hill sometime in the 3rd round of drafts- he''s Low Risk and should be in for a few big games.
not rankedRico GathersTEDallas Cowboys3.2%Low97%Peak
not rankedGeronimo AllisonWRGreen Bay Packers15.1%Elevated88.8%Peak
not rankedRobby AndersonWRNew York Jets22.6%Elevated81.3%Peak2017: 16 2016: 16hamstring strain (2017) ankle injury (2017)Anderson battled hip, hamstring and ankle injuries last season but didn''t miss any games. He just returned to a Low Injury Risk but is right on the edge of Elevated. Anderson will also be facing a suspension. When he is on the field, he will be startable most weeks and should be one of McCown''s favorite receivers. Anderson has the skills for a breakout year if he''s healthy.
not rankedKa'imi FairbairnKHouston Texans1.8%Low97%Peak
not rankedSterling ShepardWRNew York Giants18.6%Elevated85.8%Peak2017: 11 2016: 16neck injury (2017) ankle sprain (2017) hamstring strain (2017) Shepard battled injury after injury last season and was forced to miss five games. Now OBJ is back, and the Giants will look to run the ball more with the addition of Saquon Barkley. That leaves Shepard as a risky fantasy play most weeks. He comes with injury concerns and may not be consistently involved in the offense, so look elsewhere for a backup wide receiver.
not rankedDwayne WashingtonRBNew Orleans Saints0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedPeyton BarberRBTampa Bay Buccaneers12.3%Low87.3%Peak
not rankedCarlos HydeRBJacksonville Jaguars12.9%Low84.8%Peak2017: 16 2016: 13 2015: 7hip sprain (2017) torn MCL (2016) concussion (2016) foot fracture (2015) back injury (2014) ankle sprain (2014)Hyde followed up a few injury-filled seasons with a full 16-games in 2017. Quite a few of his injuries were pretty serious (MCL tear, foot fracture), but if he can stay on track Hyde should be in for another solid year with the Browns. The biggest issue will be sharing touches with Duke Johnson and rookie Nick Chubb. Don''t be too concerned about his injuries at this point, but his floor is pretty low due to uncertainty surrounding the crowded backfield.
not rankedJosh AllenCArizona Cardinals0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedMichael ThomasWRNew Orleans Saints16.9%Elevated84.6%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 mild hamstring strain (2017) mild ankle sprain (2017) foot injury (2016)Thomas is one of our favorite receivers to go after in the first few rounds. He missed just one game in his rookie season and played all 16 in 2017, posting back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons. While his five touchdowns weren''t what we expected, he should find the end zone more often in 2018. He''s a special talent that should be a WR1 if the Saints use him properly.
not rankedDerrick HenryRBTennessee Titans9.4%Low89.8%Peak2017: 16 2016: 15 calf strain (2016)Now that DeMarco Murray is gone, Henry is first in line to carry the load for the Titans.Unlike many other running backs, Henry doesn''t have a concerning injury history. RB1 value may be a stretch, but he should be a solid, reliable RB2. Keep an eye on Dion Lewis'' usage as that could be the one thing that gets in his way.
not rankedDalvin CookRBMinnesota Vikings13.4%Elevated87.3%Peak2017: 4ACL tear (2017)Cook''s rookie year ended with a week 4 ACL injury. He proved he can be a top back in the league and should be ready to go by week 1. It was an isolated tear, so 10 months is more than enough time to fully recover. Cook was cleared in June to participate in some team drills and should be a full participant at training camp. Draft him with confidence.
not rankedLeonard FournetteRBJacksonville Jaguars26.9%High76.8%Above Average2017:13:00multiple ankle sprains (2017) foot sprain (2017) multiple ankle sprains (2016)Fournette has a long and concerning history of ankle sprains, and because of that he is being drafte
not rankedChristian McCaffreyRBCarolina Panthers5.1%Low99.8%Peak2017:16[none]McCaffrey is one of the safest backs to target this year. With no injuries to his name, plenty of receiving opportunities, and a likely increase in carries now that Jonathan Stewart is out of the picture, he should be a high-end RB2, and possibly even RB1 in PPR leagues.
not rankedAlvin KamaraRBNew Orleans Saints12%Low86.1%Peak2017:16concussion (2017) left knee injury (2016)Kamara was the breakout star of the 2017 season, and there\\\'s no reason to believe he can\\\'t have another top 10 fantasy performance this year. Just keep in mind that he never had more than 12 carries in a game, and his concussion is concerning as repeat head injuries are a red flag. That limits his ceiling a bit. Still, he is one of the top dual-threat running backs and a Low Injury Risk, just not quite a top 5 pick.
not rankedMike WilliamsWRLos Angeles Chargers11.1%Low90.4%Peak2017: 10herniated disc (2017) knee bone bruise (2017)Williams had a tough rookie season, missing the first month following a herniated disc in his back and then battling a bone bruise in his knee. Back injuries often recur, so this will be an ongoing concern. That makes him a risky guy to draft, but he has big upside if he can stay healthy, so he could be worth the late round pick.
not rankedEvan EngramTENew York Giants13.4%Elevated86.5%Peak2017:15concussion (2017)The Giants had very few bright spots in 2017, but Evan Engram was one of them. He was top 10 among TEs in many categories (receiving yards, TDs, catches) and should build upon his success in 2018. He missed the final game of the season with bruised ribs and was placed in concussion protocol at one point as a precaution. Now he is healthy and ready to contribute again this year. Engram could turn out to be a steal.
not rankedJohn RossWRCincinnati Bengals19.4%Elevated83.3%Peak
not rankedCorey DavisWRTennessee Titans22%Elevated81.3%Peak2017:11hamstring strain (2017) ankle surgery (2017)Davis got off to a slow start in 2017 due to a lingering hamstring strain, but he put up solid numbers in the second half of the year. He was the fifth overall pick in 2017, so the Titans clearly see a lot of talent there. He is a breakout candidate in his second year, and he\'\'s back at a Low Injury Risk.
not rankedDe'Angelo HendersonRBDenver Broncos3.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedO.J. HowardTETampa Bay Buccaneers11%Low90.6%Peak2017:14right ankle injuryHoward spent months rehabbing from a season-ending ankle injury, but it did not require surgery. He should be ready to go at the start of training camp, but his fantasy value will depend on how the Bucs use him and Cameron Brate. Howard has plenty of talent, but if he isn\'\'t on the field enough he can only put up so many fantasy points.
not rankedJake ButtTEDenver Broncos6.4%Low93.1%Peak
not rankedZay JonesWRBuffalo Bills7.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedDede WestbrookWRJacksonville Jaguars3.4%Low97%Peak2017: 7core muscle surgery (2017)
not rankedCooper KuppWRLos Angeles Rams38.3%High2.9%Poor2017:15[none]Kupp had an excellent rookie year, leading all WRs with 62 catches and finishing second in yards with 869. Goff and Kupp should once again be a solid combo. Kupp should be nothing less than a solid, low risk WR3 option, but he has enough upside that he could be a real breakout star in 2018.
not rankedKareem HuntRBKansas City Chiefs6.2%Low98.7%Peak2017:16hamstring strain (2018)Hunt was slowed by a hamstring strain at OTAs but had plenty of time to recover ahead of training camp. He played in every game last season and was a breakout rookie due to his involvement in both the running and the passing game. He is worthy of a late first round pick, especially in PPR leagues.
not rankedElijah McGuireRBNew York Jets13.1%Elevated83.1%Peak
not rankedWayne GallmanRBNew York Giants6%Low90.3%Peak
not rankedJoe MixonRBCincinnati Bengals13.2%Elevated85.2%Peak2017:14concussion (2017) ankle sprain (2017)Joe Mixon is one of our early favorites to be a breakout star in 2018. He was a bit of a disappointment in his rookie season but should be used as the Bengal\'\'s workhorse back, and he has dropped weight to get into better shape for the upcoming season.
not rankedJames ConnerRBPittsburgh Steelers11.4%Low84.8%Peak
not rankedDeShone KizerQBGreen Bay Packers2.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedDavid NjokuTECleveland Browns10.9%Low89.4%Peak2017:16[none]Njoku split time in his rookie year but should make a big jump in his second year with the Browns. He\'\'s also a much safer option than many other tight ends due to his short injury list. If he can see enough red zone targets, Njoku could end up being a steal in the later rounds.
not rankedDOnta ForemanRBHouston Texans18.3%Elevated82.7%Peak2017: 10torn Achilles (2017)Foreman\'s rookie season was cut short due to a torn Achilles. He hopes to be ready week 1, but that will be a very quick recovery as 9-12 months is standard. Foreman was having a strong rookie year before going down, and now he will continue to share the backfield with Lamar Miller. He could eventually take over as their lead back, but coming off of this serious injury it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s no guarantee he can stay healthy. If you do decide to draft him, be prepared to be patient.
not rankedDeshaun WatsonQBHouston Texans10.6%Low90.3%Peak2017: 7 torn ACL (2017)Watson''s MVP-worthy rookie year came to a screeching halt when he suffered a torn ACL at practice. It was a clean tear, so the recovery time is typically 6-9 months. He should be able to slowly work his way back throughout training camp and get the start week 1. He''s going to be a high risk, high reward fantasy QB this season, but not just due to his injury. Make sure you have a decent backup just in case his knee acts up or he isn''t able to repeat his early NFL success.
not rankedChris GodwinWRTampa Bay Buccaneers10.4%Low87.3%Peak
not rankedAaron JonesRBGreen Bay Packers13.1%Elevated83.1%Peak2017:12hamstring strain (2018) MCL sprain (2017) ankle surgery (2015)The Packers backfield is a bit of a mess, and they plan to use a committee running back approach this year with Jones, Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery. The player that ends up with the most fantasy value could be the one that stays healthy. Jones is already battling a lingering hamstring strain and missed time with an MCL sprain last year. He\\\'s one of those players who could be a stud or he could be a total bust.
not rankedPatrick MahomesQBKansas City Chiefs2.1%Low97%Peak2017:1 left wrist surgery (2016)It\'s no secret that Mahomes has incredible arm strength, and he is being handed the keys to the Chiefs offense now that Alex Smith is out of the picture. Andy Reid\'s offenses also tend to be pretty pass-heavy, so Mahomes will have plenty of chances to throw the ball. Add in the fact that he is fairly mobile and you could be looking at the steal of the draft.
not rankedSamaje PerineRBWashington Redskins14.9%Elevated84.8%Peak
not rankedJuJu Smith-SchusterWRPittsburgh Steelers15.1%Elevated88.3%Peak2017:14knee injury (2018) hamstring strain (2017) multiple concussions (2017)Despite being in the league for just one year, Smith-Schuster has racked up quite an extensive injury list. He suffered 2 concussions last season, battled a hamstring strain, and now he is having lingering problems with his knee. He also had quite a few injuries in college. On top of that he is a bit touchdown dependent and is playing alongside Antonio Brown, who is going to hog most of the targets from Big Ben. Don\'\'t set the bar too high this year.
not rankedJake ElliottKPhiladelphia Eagles2.8%Low97%Peak2017: 15concussion (2017)
not rankedJamaal WilliamsRBGreen Bay Packers11.1%Low85.7%Peak2017:16ankle sprain (2018) knee sprain (2017)With Rodgers back under center, the Packers offense should look a lot different this year than it did after he got hurt. And that means that things should open up a bit more in the running game. Of course that helps Williams, but the big concern is that there will be a RBBC. If Williams can stay healthy and earn the role as their workhorse back again, he could be the steal of the draft. He is dealing with a minor ankle sprain but should be ready by week 1.
not rankedJonnu SmithTETennessee Titans4.4%Low93.9%Peak
not rankedHarrison ButkerKKansas City Chiefs0.3%Low97%Peak2017: 13[none]
not rankedTarik CohenRBChicago Bears7.4%Low89.4%Peak2017:16[none]Cohen could be a great value in the middle of drafts, especially in PPR leagues. He\'\'s a versatile back that can run the ball but also runs great routes, and new head coach Matt Nagy has really been talking him up throughout the offseason. Cohen is healthy and could be a huge steal after the top 20 RBs are off the board.
not rankedGeorge KittleTESan Francisco 49ers15%Elevated86.1%Peak2017:15ankle sprain (2017)Kittle managed to play in 15 games in his rookie season despite battling ankle, hamstring, calf, hip, back and elbow injuries. Of course none of them were serious, but he was pretty banged up. Kittle is going to be a high risk, high reward tight end. He showed great chemistry with Jimmy G and has spent plenty of time during the offseason focusing on strengthening his smaller muscles so he can stay healthy.
not rankedChris CarsonRBSeattle Seahawks18.6%Elevated81.8%Peak2017: 4 leg fracture (2017) high ankle sprain (2017)Carson underwent surgery last October after suffering a leg fracture and high ankle sprain. He was great before getting hurt, but it will be a lingering concern heading into the season. Ankle ligament injuries often come with ongoing problems. Carson could end up being the lead back, and if that happens he will be a steal, but he has competition from first-round rookie Rashaad Penny. This is going to be a RB battle that needs to be closely watched throughout training camp.
not rankedMatt BreidaRBSan Francisco 49ers19.7%Elevated81.4%Peak2017: 16shoulder sprain (2018) knee injury (2017)Matt Breida will start the season as Jerick McKinnon\'s backup, but injuries to both RBs could determine who has the most value. McKinnon is battling a calf strain, but Breida injured his shoulder and could miss the remainder of the preseason. If he can get healthy by week 1, Breida could end up being a steal.
not rankedCorey ClementRBPhiladelphia Eagles9.1%Low85.6%Peak2017:16right leg injury (2018)Clement\\\'s college career was filled with quite a few injuries, but his first year in the NFL was a healthy one. Now he is dealing with a right leg injury, but it seems relatively minor. The even bigger problem here is that he will be battling Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles for playing time. He\\\'s worth going after in the later rounds due to his potential to jump into a starting role, but don\\\'t reach for him.
not rankedKeelan ColeWRJacksonville Jaguars3.2%Low97%Peak
not rankedBlake JarwinTEDallas Cowboys5.9%Low93.5%Peak
not rankedRicky Seals-JonesTEArizona Cardinals7.4%Low91.5%Peak
not rankedMitchell TrubiskyQBChicago Bears5.6%Low94.3%Peak2017: 12[none]
not rankedKenny GolladayWRDetroit Lions11.7%Low88.3%Peak2017: 11hamstring strain (2017)
not rankedMarlon MackRBIndianapolis Colts22.9%Elevated75.6%Above Average2017:14hamstring strain (2018) torn labrum (2018)Mack played his entire rookie season with a torn labrum in his shoulder and underwent surgery in the offseason to have it repaired. Now he is battling a hamstring strain that could force him to miss the remainder of the preseason. Add in the fact that the Colts have four running backs under the age of 23 and it becomes clear that he is a bit too risky to draft inside the top 100 right now.
not rankedAustin EkelerRBLos Angeles Chargers12.3%Low87.3%Peak2017: 16broken hand (2017)
not rankedJulio JonesWRAtlanta Falcons36.1%High69.2%Above Average2017: 16 2016: 14 2015: 16ankle sprain (2017) toe sprain (2016) hamstring strain (2015) toe injury (2015) hip flexor strain (2014) Jones fracture (2013)It seems like every season Julio is playing through some sort of a lower body injury. Since 2013 he has had multiple ankle and toe injuries as well as surgery to stabilize a Jones fracture. He\'s incredibly tough and often puts up great numbers despite being hurt as he\'s one of the league\'s elite receivers. Julio has missed just 3 games since 2014 despite the long list of injuries. He is worth a late first round or early second round pick due to his high upside, but make sure you have depth at
not rankedChase EdmondsRBArizona Cardinals6.9%Low91.1%Peak
not rankedRoyce FreemanRBDenver Broncos8%Low89.4%PeakN/A[none]Freeman could be in for a big year after landing in Denver. He isn''t in the top tier of rookies, but he could see plenty of opportunity in this offense, and that means fantasy value. He also didn''t suffer any concerning injuries in college, just a lot of wear and tear from his high usage in Oregon''s offense. Don''t let that scare you away. He''s Low Risk.
not rankedHayden HurstTEBaltimore Ravens5.9%Low91.5%PeakN/A[none]
not rankedLamar JacksonQBBaltimore Ravens4.1%Low92.6%Peak
not rankedKerryon JohnsonRBDetroit Lions8.9%Low86.1%PeakN/Ahamstring strain (2017)There were concerns about Johnson\'s durability ahead of the draft (he battled hamstring and ankle injuries last year), but the Lions were confident enough to draft him. Their run game certainly needs help, but it\'s a crowded backfield. With injury concerns and quite a few RBs battling for touches, it\'s hard to see him having a lot of value. Johnson\'s fantasy success will depend heavily on his own health and the health of some of his fellow injury-prone RBs on the Lions\' roster.
not rankedRonald JonesRBTampa Bay Buccaneers6.6%Low91.1%PeakN/Ahamstring strain (2018)One of the biggest injury storylines of the draft was the hamstring strain to Jones. He was previously battling a hamstring problem and re-aggravated it on his first 40-attempt. He should be fully recovered now, but these lower body muscular injuries are always a concern, especially for a speedy RB like Jones. He should end up being the starter in Tampa Bay, which could make him a draft day steal, but he could also be a bust if his college success doesn''t translate to the NFL.
not rankedJohn KellyRBLos Angeles Rams0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedChristian KirkWRArizona Cardinals11.9%Low77.3%Above AverageN/A[none]
not rankedBaker MayfieldQBCleveland Browns4.1%Low92.6%Peak
not rankedSony MichelRBNew England Patriots16%Elevated83.1%PeakN/Aknee procedure (2018) left knee injury (2017) ankle sprain (2017) forearm fracture (2016) hand fracture (2015) shoulder injury (2015) shoulder injury (2014) torn left ACL (2011)Michel was no stranger to injuries during his time at UGA. There were already concerns with his left knee following ACL surgery and then other knee sprains, and that\\\'s on top of all of his other injuries. Now he could miss all of the preseason (and the start of the season) after a procedure on his knee to drain fluid and cleanup the joint. He is a very risky player to draft.
not rankedAnthony MillerWRChicago Bears19%Elevated33.9%PoorN/A[none]
not rankedD.J. MooreWRCarolina Panthers0.3%Low97%PeakN/A[none]The Panthers used a first round pick on Moore, but he won\'t necessarily be a valuable fantasy assett to start the year. With Greg Olsen, Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess hogging a lot of targets and a running QB in Cam Newton, the volume may not be there.
not rankedRashaad PennyRBSeattle Seahawks16%Elevated80.6%PeakN/Afinger fracture (2018)The Seahawks used their first round pick on Rashaad Penny, a surprising move to many. But it tells you all you need to know about how they view their new running back. Unfortunately he is going to miss the rest of the preseason to undergo surgery on a finger fracture. He is expected to be ready week 1, but we are showing a much longer 7 week Optimal Recovery Time.
not rankedDante PettisWRSan Francisco 49ers11%Low87.3%Peak
not rankedCalvin RidleyWRAtlanta Falcons11.3%Low88.3%PeakN/A[none]The Falcons added Calvin Ridley with their first pick in the draft and now have the best trio of receivers in the league with Julio and Sanu. Ridley comes with a much lower injury risk than the other WRs and should see plenty of targets each week. He is a great guy to target that could end up as a startable player each and every week.
not rankedJosh RosenQBArizona Cardinals4.7%Low88.9%Peak
not rankedCourtland SuttonWRDenver Broncos9%Low88.1%PeakN/A[none]
not rankedJames WashingtonWRPittsburgh Steelers4.1%Low97%Peak
not rankedJordan WilkinsRBIndianapolis Colts6.6%Low90.3%Peak
not rankedDeon CainWRIndianapolis Colts3.9%Low97%Peak
not rankedDaniel CarlsonKOakland Raiders0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedMike GesickiTEMiami Dolphins4.1%Low94.3%PeakN/A[none]
not rankedDerrius GuiceRBWashington Redskins26.6%High30.3%PoorN/Atorn ACL (2018)Derrius Guice\'s season is over following a torn ACL. With almost a year to recover, he should be back at close to 100% to start the 2019 season. Despite the injury, Guice should be able to bounce back and have a solid NFL career.
not rankedNick ChubbRBCleveland Browns0.5%Low97%PeakN/Atorn MCL, LCL, PCL (2015)When Chubb suffered a devastating knee injury in 2015 that resulted in three ligament tears and cartilage damage, it looked like his football career could be over. But he proved over his last two years at UGA that the injury is behind him. Now back at a Low Injury Risk, Chubb has a great chance to be fantasy-relevant in the Browns offense. He will have some competition though with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson also battling for touches.
not rankedSam DarnoldQBNew York Jets4.1%Low91.8%Peak
not rankedJ'Mon MooreWRGreen Bay Packers0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedMark AndrewsTEBaltimore Ravens0.3%Low97%Peak
not rankedDallas GoedertTEPhiladelphia Eagles3.5%Low97%Peak
not rankedAntonio CallawayWRCleveland Browns11.7%Low87.1%Peak
not rankedNyheim HinesRBIndianapolis Colts0.4%Low97%PeakN/A[none]
not rankedJaylen SamuelsRBPittsburgh Steelers0.4%Low97%Peak
not rankedKalen BallageRBMiami Dolphins4.8%Low97%Peak
not rankedSaquon BarkleyRBNew York Giants8.9%Low85.2%PeakN/Ahamstring strain (2018) right ankle sprain (2016) right ankle sprain (2015)With few injury concerns on his resume and the potential for 300-350 touches, Barkley should be a top 10 RB this year. The Giants used the #2 pick to go after the RB, and they plan to use him as their workhorse back. He has plenty of talent, and the Giants improved their offensive line this offseason. The biggest concern is the uncertainty surrounding the Giants\' offense as a whole- they struggled mightily without OBJ last season and still have plenty of room to improve.
not rankedMichael GallupWRDallas Cowboys0.3%Low97%PeakN/A[none]
IRC - Injury Risk Category is the likelihood a player will sustain an injury based on many factors that are included in the Inside Injuries algorithm (injury history, games played, age, etc). A player’s injury risk is calculated on a scale of 0-100% (0% is best).

HPF - Health Performance FactorThis number helps you understand the question of, “Is this player 100%?” It will help you determine how healthy a player is on a scale of 0-100% (100% is best). The percentage is calculated based on the frequency and severity of their injury/injuries, as well as several additional factors.

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