As I consider the recent news that Michael Vick's ankle is still not 100%, I am reminded of the owners in my league who passed on P. Holmes in '03 due to the buzz about his hip. By week 3 of last season, it was evident that the hyperbole surrounding Priest's injury was, at least in part, a ruse.
My query is three fold; Did Priest fall in your league in '03 ? Is the Vick news a similar ploy ? Can you recall past instances where injury information about a player has affected their FF value, only to realize that the story may have been inflated ?
"Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can." - Vince Lombardi
Holmes was drafted #5 in my league last year...I assume that's a small drop, but I myself know I didn't pick him early because of his injury. I had him ranked at #5 last year and I got the #3 choice with Portis - worked out pretty well, but the champ of the league had Holmes!
I'm sure Vick will have an early pickup, but I won't know how badly others in my league will value him until it happens. Faulk's injuries made me not want to take him last year because I pretty much wasted the #1 overall pick on him the year before. Once he came back on the field full time though he was pretty solid.
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Priest slipped in my league a little, but not below #5. I had the choice of Portis and Priest. I went with Portis to avoid the risk. It paid off with a second place finish....but maybe it could have been first...hmmm.
As for Vick, I agree with Pete. Vick is complaining he is not well. I will not be sold on Vick till the pre season when I can see him move around and even then I can see him being a little tentative due to last year!