X

Have feedback / suggestions? Let us know!

Fantasy Sports Fantasy Football

2014 Fantasy Football: Predicting Stats of 10 Stars Returning From Injury

1 of 21

10 Predictions For Stars Returning From Injury

JulioJonesRoddyWhiteCover
john David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 season saw several Pro Bowlers go down with season-ending injuries and it was one of the more injury-plagued fantasy seasons in recent history. To help you identity how each player will recover this year, here are predictions for 10 stars who will be returning from a major injury in 2014.

10. WR Danny Amendola, New England Patriots

DannyAmendola
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

10. WR Danny Amendola, New England Patriots

DannyAmendola1
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 4
Injury: Groin

Amendola has once again been turning heads during OTAs. He is over the nagging groin injured that limited him most of last year and the veteran seems ready to be a reliable target for QB Tom Brady to look for over the middle of the field. Amendola will worth keeping tabs on as a WR4 or WR5 this summer.

2014 Predictions: 69 receptions, 826 yards, 5 TDs

9. QB Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans

JakeLocker
Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

9. QB Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans

JakeLocker1
Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 9
Injury: Foot

Locker missed the second half of the 2013 season with a nagging Lisfranc injury. The team plans on holding him out until training camp to make sure to he completely recovered and this is the make-or-break year for the former first round pick.

2014 Predictions: 212/360 2,509 yards, 14 TDs 13 INTs

8. QB Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams

SamBradford1
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

8. QB Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams

SamBradford
Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 9
Injury: Torn ACL

Bradford will be returning from a torn ACL, and similar to what RG3 went through last year, the veteran will also struggle to get comfortable in the pocket. Bradford finally has a running game to lean on and the speed of WR Tavon Austin will help the quarterback stretch the field.

2014 Predictions: 270/480 3,300 yards, 15 TDs, 17 INTs

7. WR Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

ReggieWayne
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

7. WR Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

ReggieWayne1
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 9
Injury: Torn ACL

Wayne tore his ACL during Monday Night football and missed games due to injury for the first time in his career. He is sitting out OTAs this year in order to be 100% healthy for training camp and there is nothing to suggest that he will miss anymore time this year. Wayne is a veteran wideout and will once again be a reliable WR3 to pick up.

2014 Predictions: 85 receptions, 1,082 yards, 6 TDs

6. WR Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks

PercyHarvin
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

6. WR Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks

PercyHarvin1
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 15
Injury: Hip

Harvin proved he was healthy by hauling in 45 receiving yards in the Super Bowl to go along with a jaw-dropping 87-yard kickoff touchdown. He will be healthy from Day one this year and will have a much more productive fantasy campaign in 2014.

2014 Predictions: 77 receptions, 912 yards, 6 TDs, 230 rushing yards, 2 TDs

5. WR Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

RoddyWhite
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

5. WR Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

RoddyWhite1
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 3
Injury: Ankle/Hamstring

White missed time last season for the first time in his prestigious career. Luckily, White ended the year by hauling in 502 yards and two touchdowns in the final five games of the regular season. White will become the ultimate possession wideout again for QB Matt Ryan too look for and the veteran will easily eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in 2014.

2014 Prediction: 84 receptions, 1,106 yards, 8 TDs

4. WR Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

WesWelker
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

4. WR Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

WesWelker1
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 3
Injury: Concussions

Welker led the league with nine touchdown catches through the first eight games of the 2013 season, but his numbers suffered drastically throughout the year after a midseason concussion. He should be healthy this year, though, and walk back into a WR2 spot in all fantasy formats.

2014 Predictions: 83 receptions, 1,118 yards, 9 TDs

3. WR Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

RandallCobb
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

3. WR Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

RandallCobb1
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 10
Injury: Broken Leg

Cobb was simply another Packer that ended up on the injury report last season, as he broke his leg in Week 9 and missed the remainder of the season. Cobb will be ready to get back to work this fall and will instantly become the favorite target over the middle for QB Aaron Rodgers.

2014 Predictions: 86 receptions, 1,224 yards, 9 TDs

2. RB Arian Foster, Houston Texans

ArianFoster1
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

2. RB Arian Foster, Houston Texans

ArianFoster
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 8
Injury: Back

Foster was a major letdown last year. He was drafted within the top-five picks in most formats, but he barely played throughout the year due to a back injury. He will come with a lot of negative stigma this summer as a result. Luckily, he won't have to fight with Ben Tate for carries anymore and should see a steady dose of carries around the goal line.

2014 Predictions: 242 rushes, 1,089 yards, 10 TDs

1. WR Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

JulioJones
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

1. WR Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

JulioJones1
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Games Missed In 2013: 11
Injury: Foot

Jones saw his 2013 season derailed by a foot injury and it caused the popular fantasy wideout to be shutdown for the year. Luckily, he has had an entire offseason to rehab and will quickly reclaim his spot among the top-10 fantasy wideouts.

2014 Predictions: 86 receptions, 1,255 yards, 11 TDs