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  1. NFL Toughness Stats: Fantasy & Game Day

    Smarter for sure, but does smarter = tougher. If we are talking mental toughness, then OK, I can get down with that, but physical toughness, well, it'd be hard to argue that the guy who "shies away from contact" is physically tougher than the guy who doesn't. But of course, as Andrew Luck and Tony Romo will both tell you, the body starts to break down if you take a bunch of licks.
  2. NFL Toughness Stats: Fantasy & Game Day

    For offensive players, maybe just look at hits taken and/or contacts made. Then compare that to the number of times they throw the ball away (including intentional grounding), and how often they run out of bounds in order to avoid a hit. Those are advanced stats though that don't show up on the box score.
  3. NFL Toughness Stats: Fantasy & Game Day

    lol, I figured the more questions I asked, the more likely it would be that one of them would get answers/responses.
  4. Who Would Win Comeback Player Of The Year This Season?

    It hasn't been around since the 80s, lol.
  5. Who Would Win Comeback Player Of The Year This Season?

    So LeVert then?
  6. Yeah, I like those picks at lot. Next season will also depend on free agency, but as a team/franchise, I'd like to throw the Knicks into the ring.
  7. Who Was The Most Improved Player In The NFL Last Season? Feel free to make a pick for offense and defense. If you want to pick a ST player too, then go for it.
  8. Which NBA Player Is Under The Most Pressure This Postseason? What About Next Regular Season?
  9. Winston, Mariota, Carr, and Cousins. You could argue Le'Veon for holding out, and maybe Barkley for the most physical pressure that he will face.
  10. NFL Toughness Stats: Fantasy & Game Day

    What Stat Tells You The Most About How Tough A Guy Is? How Important Is Toughness To You When Evaluating NFL Players? Who Do You Think Is The Toughest Player In The NFL? Who Do You Think Is The Least Tough? Are There Any Players You Avoid Drafting In Fantasy Because They Aren't Tough Enough? What's More Important, Mental Toughness Or Physical Toughness? Please discuss fantasy implications and real-world (non-fantasy) issues. Personally, I think that you obviously have to look at games played and games missed. Those are good ones. After that, I guess hits taken vs. times the offensive player ran out of bounds. And I would say penalties taken and penalties drawn have to be looked at too. Qualitatively, I think you gotta look at how a guy plays through an injury. So, obviously, guys like Emmitt, Ronnie Lott, McNabb, and Terrell Owens were all very tough. Then I think you gotta look at the playing style of the player. Guys like Gronk and Le'Veon both make contact with a lot of players, so they're physical and pretty tough. However, Gronk is injury prone and Bell has missed many games in his short NFL career. Grantland had a good article several years back about how Andrew Luck was the toughest player in the NFL because of how many hits he took. However, now that he has missed many games, I'm not so sure about that. But that raises another good question. If you are injury prone, then is that an indicator that you could be more tough? For a guy like Le'Veon, I think he could be tougher mentally. His off the field issues early on in his career had me facepalming hard, and this holdout backfired on him. You could argue that he had a tough stance in negotiations, but that obviously prevented him from suiting up last season AND he lost money too. I will say that I normally do try to stay away from injury-prone guys like Eifert and even Gronk (Kelce, Ertz, Delanie, and Kyle Rudolph were my go-tos in redraft). Unfortunately, it seems like Hunter Henry has the injury bug, so I might have to stay away from him too.
  11. Who Would Win Comeback Player Of The Year This Season?

    Yeah, I say DRose as well. Man, I wish this award was still a thing.
  12. What Stat Tells You The Most About How Tough A Guy Is?

    Oh and charges is probably a good one too.
  13. What Stat Tells You The Most About How Tough A Guy Is?

    Offensive rebounds is a good one I guess. Obviously games missed too. Possibly fouls as well.
  14. What Stat Tells You The Most About How Tough A Guy Is?
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