Fantasy Football Draft 2012: Matt Forte and Injured Stars Worth the Gamble

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Fantasy Football Draft 2012: Matt Forte and Injured Stars Worth the Gamble
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Don't let Matt Forte's MCL sprain fool you; he can still carry your fantasy football team.

Actually, because of his injury he holds even more value. Inevitably there will be other owners in your league who pass on the ultra-productive back because he's not a "safe" pick. They may be right; he isn't "safe," but some risks are worth taking.

In 2011, Jamaal Charles was considered a fairly safe pick who had no history of major injuries, but that didn't stop him from blowing out his knee and breaking fantasy football owners' hearts everywhere. In truth, any player in the NFL is an injury hazard. 

Peyton Manning has been as close to an ironman as there has been in the NFL and he missed the entire season in 2011.

In order to succeed in fantasy football, you have to be willing to roll the dice on some players. Here are some stars that are coming off injuries that are worth the risk in 2012.

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