Has there ever been a "down year" for injuries?
Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:50 PM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 07:24 PM
Edited by VeganZombies, 31 March 2013 - 07:25 PM.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:32 AM
Thank you, this is what I've been saying for years haha! I know it's human nature to feel like you're always seeing the worst of this or the best of that but if you remove yourself from the situation emotionally you'll realize not much really changes year to year with things like injuries. Of course there will be some years a little worse than others, but seriously I've been playing fantasy basketball over 10 years and watching sports since I was a larva and EVERY year I hear how bad the current year is compared to others for injuries. Like clockwork. That being said I'd love to see some statistics if they were accurate, but honestly, I think that's almost an impossible request if you think about it. All a team does when a player is injured is report the injury but they aren't required to report severity (as far as I know) or report anything about the injury itself. This becomes problematic when a team is out of the playoffs or resting an older player for the playoffs or keeping someone out for another reason bc it artificially looks like they're hurt worse than they are if you just look at the injury reports. Also, I'm not 100% on this, but I would venture to guess injury reporting has been refined as the years have progressed and data is easier to track and process with computers etc, along with the fact that we have a better understanding of the athlete's body and the importance preventative treatment/rest (which may result in more games missed but not more injuries), but it doesn't mean the actual amount of injuries have changed.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:42 PM
QB: Drew Brees
RB: Marshawn Lynch, Frank Gore
WR: Josh Gordon, DeSean Jackson
FLEX: RB Le'veon Bell; TE Jimmy Graham; DEF: Cleveland, K: Adam Vinatieri
BN: RB:Andre Brown, RB Zac Stacy, RB Giovani Bernard, RB Bobby Rainey, WR Keenan Allen, WR T.Y. Hilton
***Basketball 10-team keeper (FG%,FT%,3PTM,PTS,OREB,DREB,AST,STL,BLK,A/T,PF)
PG: John Wall, Jeremy Lin (BN3)
SG: Dwayne Wade, Kyle Korver
SF: Kawhi Leonard, Shawn Marion
PF: Al Horford, Ryan Anderson, Channing Frye, Paul Millsap (BN1)
C: Dwight Howard, DeMarcus Cousins, Greg Monroe (BN2)
***Basketball 14-team 9-cat standard
PG: Michael Carter-Williams, Kemba Walker, Deron Williams
SG: Gordon Hayward, Kirk Hinrich (BN1)
SF: Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green (BN3)
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge, Channing Frye, Paul Millsap
C: Greg Monroe, Jordan Hill, Glen Davis (BN2)
Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:35 PM
SG: Harden, Korver
SF: Leonard, Wilson Chandler, Ariza
PF: Millsap, Horford
C: Drummond, Pekovic, Hawes, Gortat
10 Team .5 ppr league
QB: Michael Vick
RB: Jamaal Charles
RB: LeSean McCoy
WR: Roddy White
WR: Mike Wallace
FLEX: Darren Sproles
TE: Jimmy Graham
BN: Lamar Miller, Cecil Shorts, Knowshon Moreno, Julian Edelman, Keenan Allen, Justin Blackmon, Jay Cutler
Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:18 PM
Health is the most unpredictable factor. Just be active on picking up free agents and you're doing your job.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:09 PM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:12 AM
Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:07 AM
It's a good point definitely. I find that in H2H the guys that bring you to glory aren't your 1st few picks, but rather your later picks that perform like top picks. That being said though the guys you draft early on, to me at least, are like the foundation. You need them to be there consistently, almost in a boring way, producing. The best teams in pretty much every league I participate in follow these principles. Taking a non-durable player with huge game potential early on is just not worth it because without that base your team isn't going to make it far enough for the value picks to shine. I'm sure there are exceptions to the rule but that's how I draft the first few rounds every year. That's why I'll never make the misstake of drafting a Denver Nugget again haha! Yeah, they might've helped me pad my regular season stats but that means nothing when some of your top picks (Iggy, Lawson) in several leagues put up 2p 3a. Not cool! It's also the reason that, barring injuries, the Portalnd Trailblazers, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, even the GSW Warriors, etc are great teams to own players from. You KNOW your top guys are going to get their minutes no matter what.
Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:59 PM
Anyway I do agree with your drafting strategy. Although in addition to injury prone guys, I am wary of bad attitude guys like Cousins now too. I watched some Kings games, and it's just painful to watch him play. He tries to act like he's always mad, always shaking his head like someone has wronged him (even though he wasn't involved in a play), fights teammates for rebounds to pad his stats, struggles against athletic centers, takes long jumpers, doesn't really execute post moves (at least sophisticated ones). But even with all that, he still produces! If they can just talk to him and get through, maybe he had some bad experience in his childhood or something that we are no appreciating. But he just needs to get it sorted out. I'm really just mad because I took him over Harden in one of my leagues thinking I got a steal. That and it's just miserable to watch him play. Keith Smart is not the right coach for him.
Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:01 PM
I think his biggest adversary is his age. As he matures and gets older, hopefully he will lose the attitude. Though I'm sure it doesn't hurt that he is on such a rotten team so he can put up stats. Maybe if he were on a better team as well, that might help him.
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