Before your 2012 fantasy football draft begins, it might be wise to look at some talented players that are too much of a risk and avoid these players at all costs in the world of fantasy football.
The riskier players are injury prone, just landed new contracts, are holding out, or are just breaking down physically from too many reps.
A great example would be Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans getting his big contract right before the 2011 season and just never getting it together, having by far one of his worst seasons in fantasy football.
In years past it has been running backs that have 300 touches in consecutive years and their body beaks down over time. Within the blink of an eye in fantasy football, a running back can have a 1,500-yard, 20-plus-touchdown season, and then poof he's gone: Shaun Alexander, Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson.
Running quarterbacks have the same problem and might give you double fantasy football points as well as season-ending injuries. What good is a player that is a star that sits the bench on your fantasy football team because you can't get rid of him? Or he might be back in several weeks because of injuries.
Who will be this year's crop of players to avoid in the 2012 fantasy football season?