In the NFL, injuries are going to occur all the time. It can be very frustrating when playing fantasy, but it is something most owners learn to deal with. However, there are some players who will be entering the 2013 season with injury issues already hoarding them back. The question is, who should be taken anyway and who should be passed on in fantasy football 2013? Here's a look at 3 players worth the risk (as long as you don't reach too much for them).
Robert Griffin III
Every follower of the NFL already knows that Robert Griffin III will be returning from a serious knee injury to start the 2013 NFL season. All the reports indicate that he will be ready by week 1, but there are still a lot of concerns about how effective he will be if you can't utilize his legs as much as in the past.
In a lot of leagues, people seem to be overreacting a bit about his injury. Some have even seen him drop out of the top 10 among quarterbacks. If that is the case, he is still worth the gamble. Adrian Peterson returned from a similar injury last season, and he turned out more than fine. Expect Griffin to have a similar season in 2013 compared to his rookie year.
Heading into last season, Hakeem Nicks was a consistent fantasy wide receiver for 2 straight seasons. He was durable, he caught a lot of passes and he found the end zone. A year ago, things started off badly for him and never got better. The Giants had to deal with Nicks breaking his foot before the season started and also never truly getting healthy during the season. Just based off of mock drafts, many feel as though 2013 will be much of the same.
The off-season should be doing wonders for and though, as he can finally put last year's injuries behind him and fully heal from off-season knee surgery. The Giants as a whole should be better in 2013, and Nicks will be a big reason why.
Gronk comes with a lot of baggage, but when he is on the field, no tight end is better. However, missing 5 games last season certainly it is a bit troubling when people are trying to put together their fantasy team. He is still going within the 1st three picks as far as tight ends go, but he should really be the clear-cut #1 guy besides the risks.
Jimmy Graham might be getting a lot of hype, but there are still a lot of questions in New Orleans. Last season Gronkowski went down at the worst time for fantasy owners, but he seems to be healing from all of his ailments this summer in time for the year.