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Draft Kit: The Durable and the Fragile

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, PES, LAT). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Every healthy player comes with some injury risk, and there's an aspect of luck - or lack thereof - in determining who goes down and who gets through the season largely unscathed. However, factors such as position, workload, age, body-type and injury history do significantly tilt the odds. Entering the 2013 season let's examine a few players at each position on the extreme ends of the spectrum - both the most durable and the most fragile. (Players who are not expected to be healthy for the start of the season are not included.)

Quarterback - The Durable

Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints

Brees has started 111 of a possible 112 regular season games since signing with New Orleans. His lone missed game came in Week 17 as he was rested in preparation for the Saints' eventual run to a Super Bowl win. His quick release and few rush attempts ensure he does not expose himself to unnecessary collisions.


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