Fantasy Football 2012: Predicting Week 1 Stats for Top Banged-Up Stars

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Fantasy Football 2012: Predicting Week 1 Stats for Top Banged-Up Stars
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The clock sits at 11:59 for NFL teams: it's almost the start of the NFL season. Naturally, it wouldn't be the start of the season without a little bit of worrying. Unlike the offseason, you shouldn't worry about whether you'll be able to fill out your roster the way you want (right Jaguars fans?). Rather, it's whether the guys you already have will be healthy enough to play effectively.

Other than the voodoo priests in Arizona, every single NFL team has at least one guy on the injury chart after the final week of the preseason. Even more players are coming back from major injuries last season.

The trick for you, all-knowing fantasy owner, is to figure out exactly how well these guys are actually going to play. has crunched the numbers, and stats guru Keith Goldner has projected what some of these banged-up players will do in Week 1. The projections aren't yet set in stone—that will happen when final roster cuts are made entering the weekend. But this is a good sneak peak into what you should trust these guys to do Week 1.

These numbers are based off of a standard Yahoo! league, with no points per reception and only four points for passing touchdowns.

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