With the NFL lockout nearly over, every fantasy football player can breath a sigh of relief. Football will be played in 2011.
Everybody knows that fantasy football leagues are won and lost depending on your starting quarterback, but can also win with a solid backup.
For instance, back in 2008 Tom Brady was drafted as the No. 1 quarterback and got injured in Week 1. This was following a year when he threw for 4,806 yards, 50 touchdowns (an NFL record) and only eight interceptions.
This was a freak type accident, as Brady was hit in the knee and suffered a torn ACL. There are some signs of those quarterbacks who could have a down year, or miss time with an injury.
Each player's risk is based on where the player is ranked and the likelihood of that player not living up to the ranking. Rankings are provided by espn.com.