If you had to tell the story of the NFL this season, what would it be? In my niche of the industry, we've had a number of storylines, but I'm not sure any dominate. The "ACL epidemic" has been a bit overplayed due to a lack of context. Big injuries don't seem significantly up on anything more than an anecdotal basis.
Still, we haven't seen any reductions. Concussions are steady with the past two seasons, despite an increased awareness and in spite of an abandonment of the agreed-upon rules for how they're handled. The concussion lawsuit settlement hasn't seemed to have any effect, positive or negative, on how things have been handled. Darren Sproles was held out of a game with a concussion (positive!) but was returned in just three days (negative), though he wasn't allowed contact for seven (positive?). Parsing this data is difficult, as you can tell.
I'm curious what you see. As I've watched and shared things with you here in the first year this column has run at Bleacher Report as well as the interaction on Twitter, I want to know what you think and see. Please let me know in comments what you think have been the biggest injury stories and trends. These are important to fantasy teams and to the sport in general and until we get everyone on board, it's harder to make things improve.
For now, let's look around the league...