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Fantasy Football: 10 Injury-Prone Players To Avoid In 2014

2014 Fantasy Football: 10 Injury-Prone Players To Avoid

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With fantasy football, you must stay away from injury-prone athletes that could turn your season into disaster. Take a look at 10 of the most injury-prone athletes to avoid when it comes to your fantasy football team!

10. Andre Johnson

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10. Andre Johnson

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Constantly dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, wide receiver Andre Johnson has continued to decline with every season. Even though he's pretty fast even after so many years in the NFL, he's only caught 11 touchdowns in total over the past three seasons.

9. Trent Richardson

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9. Trent Richardson

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Trent Richardson hasn't really lived up to the blockbuster trade that sent him from the Cleveland Browns to the Indianapolis Colts. He's always hurt, which hinders his performance on the field. Stay away from the once-promising running back.

8. Robert Griffin III

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8. Robert Griffin III

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Quarterback Robert Griffin III has never been the same ever since he was sidelined due to a severe knee injury a few years ago. Due to his unique style of play, he's just a hit or so away from heading back to the injury reports since the human body can only take so many hits. RG3 has his moments, but is not worth the investment.

7. Darren McFadden

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7. Darren McFadden

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Running back Darren McFadden is considered by many to be the most injury-prone athlete for his position. McFadden hasn't had a full season played in years, and his main injury is with his knees, which doesn't bode well for a running back. Stay away.

6. Arian Foster

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6. Arian Foster

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Arian Foster continues to be a solid running back, but keep in mind that he missed significant playing time due to injury last year. Foster is said to be looking fine, but the games start to matter, so will the hits that are surely coming his way.

5. Reggie Wayne

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5. Reggie Wayne

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Wide receiver Reggie Wayne has seen it all in his prolific career, but age and injuries are unfortunately creeping up on him. Last season, Wayne was hit with a torn ACL, and it's one of the few injuries that only gets worse until you take significant time off. Even though he's a solid veteran, stay away from Wayne.

4. Jay Cutler

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4. Jay Cutler

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While many predict quarterback Jay Cutler will continue to develop as a solid athlete, keep in mind that he hasn't played a full season since 2010. His durability has been an issue for going on for years now, and that is good enough reason to avoid drafting him.

3. Percy Harvin

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3. Percy Harvin

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Wide receiver Percy Harvin tends to get drafted a lot due to his name power, but keep in mind that his career is literally riddled with injuries. He's dealt with issues with his hip, ankle, shoulder, ribs and more. Needless to say, avoid Harvin at all costs.

2. Matt Forte

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2. Matt Forte

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Running back Matt Forte is another superstar who many will draft just for his name alone, but they're are forgetting that he's been around for a very long time and has a long list of injuries. While he was healthy last year, he's dealt with toe, hamstring and ankle injuries, which could come back to haunt him this year. Avoid him and draft another running back that doesn't have as much wear and tear.

1. Rob Gronkowski

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1. Rob Gronkowski

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Needless to say, tight end Rob Gronkowski tops the list of injury-prone athletes to avoid for your fantasy football team. He's a big guy and literally a touchdown machine, but he's been dealing with a broken arm issue for years now, and it seems like he re-injures it every season. It's best to stay away from Gronk and go after other tight ends who don't have such a consistent history of missing significant playing time.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google