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2014 Fantasy Football Gambles

Gamble: A player with both high potential and high risk. Players in this category are usually injury-prone, have a high probability for being suspended, or are approaching the end of their career. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

We have classified the following 5 players as gambles for 2014. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Pos. Rank
Mark Ingram RB NO 24 3 RB - #30
Mark Ingram is a former first rounder that has been riddled with injuries, evidence by his 11 missed games over his first three seasons. His play has been disappointing to say the least. The Saints have not extended his contract, so this is a make-or-break year. In 2013, Ingram had only seven receptions and a bulk of his rushing yardage came against one of the wors... Read More
Marcus Lattimore RB SF 22 1 RB - #77
If it weren't for multiple significant injuries, Lattimore would have been the best running back of last year's draft class. Unfortunately, he suffered two devastating severe knee injuries and wasn't ready to contribute last year. 2013 was a redshirt year for Lattimore. The early word this offseason indicated that he still wasn't 100-percent. He will get his opport... Read More
Dexter McCluster RB TEN 26 4 RB - #50
Dexter McCluster makes the move from Kansas City to join Tennessee this season. McCluster is the guy we love to watch with his speed and natural abilities, yet has never put it together to produce much of a fantasy season. In his new home he will have to compete for carries with Bishop Sankey and Shonn Greene. McCluster's role in the running game will be a work-in-... Read More
Darren McFadden Contract Year Player RB OAK 27 6 RB - #44
CALL THE INFIRMARY: It's hard to believe that the upcoming season will be the seventh for Darren McFadden. Every year experts gush about his skill-set, potential to dominate and clear bill of health, yet every year he misses games. In fact, McFadden has missed a remarkable 29-of-96 games (30-percent) during his up-and-down career; that doesn't factor in th... Read More
Ray Rice RB FA* 27 6 RB - #18
Coming off the worst season of his career, Rice's fantasy stock appears to be in free-fall. In 2013, Rice had 214 carries for just 660 yards (44 ypg) and four touchdowns. The offensive line didn't do him any favors as they ranked 24th in run blocking, according to ProFootballFocus. Rice remained a better PPR option as he topped 55 catches for the fifth-straight sea... Read More

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