Fantasy Football Keepers 2014: Percy Harvin, Randall Cobb, Rob Gronkowski, Doug Martin, Julio Jones Injury Players To Keep

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Aug 12, 2014 02:08 PM EDT
Wide receiver Percy Harvin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks
Wide receiver Percy Harvin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks returns the second half kickoff for 87 yards during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium against the Denver Broncos on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.(Photo : Getty Images) "

The fantasy football season is getting ready to start in 2014 and in keeper leagues, fantasy owners are looking for the top players to keep and hang onto heading into the start of the schedule and names like Percy Harvin, Randall Cobb, Rob Gronkowski, Doug Martin, Julio Jones and Hakeem Nicks are players with injuries from last season that could have big years in '14.

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Cobb could be a spectacular fantasy option this season since the Packers pass the ball so much and he has the potential to be one of the most explosive players in the entire league. Last season Cobb had just 31 catches for 433 yards, but that was because he missed over half the season with an injury after taking a questionable hit in a game against the Baltimore Ravens. Cobb is healthy in camp this summer and he is the main target with Jordy Nelson and should put up some strong numbers.

Last season in ESPN leagues Cobb put up double digit points in half of his first six games and now he has the chance to be a top performer. Cobb had 80 catches for 954 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012 and that is why many had such high expectations for his last season and now he will be back healthy. Percy Harvin missed basically all of last season and he returned to make one catch in the regular season and he of course made his presence felt in the Super Bowl. Harvin should be fully healthy coming into the season and that makes him a massive weapon for 2014 for the champs.

Rob Gronkowski could be the key to the Patriots season and if he comes back healthy, he should put up some top numbers. For example, in my keeper league I got Gronk in the fourth round since players were worried about his injuries last year and while that's still a concern, he will be my keeper in that round. Gronk as a fourth round pick? I'll take that. Gronk said he felt no setbacks while working out on his surgically repaired knee this past week in training camp and while he is not yet cleared for full contact, it could be coming soon.

Gronk has missed 14 games over the past two seasons and that came after he did not miss any time his first two seasons. Gronk had 90 catches for 1,327 yards two seasons ago and that is what he is hoping for this season. He had 17 touchdowns that year and 11 in 2012 before getting injured and now he is looking to come back healthy and so are fantasy owners. Jones also dealt with injury problems last season and now he comes back looking strong and he could be another sleeper option to keep along with Doug Martin from the Buccaneers.

The fantasy football season starts in a few weeks and while injuries can still happen for players, these are some ones to keep an eye on once things open. Check here for more fantasy football advice.

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