Are Injured Veterans Worth The Risk In Fantasy Baseball?

CBS Atlanta

By Sam McPherson

It happens every spring: Former All-Stars either get hurt in Spring Training and miss the first six weeks of the season, or they get off to a slow start to end up on the waiver wire by the end of May. This is the time to look over those offerings and see if you can’t grab some good production when the other owners in your fantasy baseball league aren’t looking.

Of course, this doesn’t come without risk. The older the players are, the more likely they may get injured again. So assess the injury itself and whether or not the team took its time bringing the player back to the major leagues. Often, contending teams with no depth can rush a player back too soon, and that kind of risk is not one you want right now.

Look for veterans with reliable track records and few DL…

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