Injury report: RB preview
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When it comes to running backs, it's all about mitigating injury risk. Know who you're drafting, what the injury risks are, why those risks may or may not exist, and who the appropriate handcuffs are. Sprinkle in a little luck (everyone needs it in fantasy football), and you've got the recipe for fantasy success.
Unlike the quarterbacks we discussed last week (link to QB article), just about all of this year's top running backs dealt with injuries a season ago. In fact, of the perceived "Big 5" backs this year, none come worry free. It's the toll of being a 350-plus touch workhorse in the NFL, but it's also the workload that makes a player a fantasy superstar. We'll go over some of the risks for this year's fantasy studs below as well as injuries to other primary backs around the league. Learn the risks and plan accordingly. And if you're only going to read one fantasy football column this summer ..