Friday, August 6, 2010

Ask the Expert Question (from Fantasy Index Magazine): Which player rehabbing from surgery or a preseason injury is on your "do not draft" list

Fantasy Football Index Magazine "Ask the Expert" Question for the Week: Which player rehabbing from surgery or a preseason injury has you putting that player on your "do not draft" list?

Rule #1 Never rule out a player categorically; I will draft anyone if they fall in the draft far enough. Having said that, I drafted Brett Favre in a draft Saturday and regretted it the second I said it. Brett’s own words keep haunting me, “Maybe it (ankle) never gets to where I want it to be. 40 years old...three surgeries...that's all you need to know." So if I had to pick one player with a “Do Not Draft” note potentially by his name it would be old man Favre. I honestly think he will play in 2010, but not at the level of his career year last year. Maybe the current scare will send him down the rankings enough for him to be value again. I would draft him, just not at QB9.

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly at with answers to a new question posted Thursday morning.Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips, Fantasy Football Basics and Fantasy Football Almanac 2010, all available at his website,, at all major bookstores, and at He is a 20-year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF), National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).

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