After his last season it’s easy to lose optimism in what the 2020 season holds for Alvin Kamara. The decline in touchdowns from 18 to 6 as a result of decreased red zone usage is tough to ignore and has left us all with many questions regarding the 2020 season. If you’re more of the reactionary type or one of the many fantasy owners using trades to get your fix while we wait patiently for football to return, then let me help clear things up for you before you make a huge mistake.
Fantasy owners alike know the feeling of anticipation of the official injury report to know whether it’s an IR designation or not. It can change your season in an instant, but knowing when to part ways or capitalize following a season ending injury can make all the difference. Lower extremity injuries are one of the most common with the knee being injured in most cases. NFL players with isolated ACL injuries have a quicker return to play time than those with multiple ligament injuries involving ACL/MCL and worse case ACL and PCL/LCL. More importantly running backs and receivers (WR/TE) have been shown to require increased time for return to play and have shown a lower level of performance post-injury.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is no stranger to the limelight. Since walking off the bench in 2018 and leading Alabama to a comeback victory for it’s 22nd National Championship, he has been in Top 10 NFL draft talks. Touted for his dual-threat capabilities, accuracy, and experience in high pressure games at an NFL level he rightly deserves such praise. However, with such high pressure comes an equal high risk for injury.