2019 NFL Draft Guide: Avoid Problem Players
Joe Gallina points out a few bad apples who could spoil your bunch and why you should avoid problem players in your fantasy football drafts.
For the sake of this article let’s define Fantasy Football “problem players” as NFL players who have demonstrated perceived negative on-and-off-the field behavior, or have broken, or are more likely to break NFL or team rules, which could potentially force them to miss playing time due to league or team mandated suspensions.
A fantasy player’s risk tolerance will play a large part on whether they’ll take a chance on rostering “problem players”. Conservative fantasy football players will probably shy away from drafting said players, fearing those players might receive a suspension, or get benched at the point of their season when that player is needed most. An individual fantasy player’s moral compass will also dictate whether they’re likely to roster a problematic player.
Football players have been suspended due to child abuse and domestic violence allegations in the past. Some fantasy players are able to ignore NFL players’ past behavior and have no problem rostering players...