Each year in my magazine and usually in my summer blog series, I list the teams that lost the most or fewest games due to injuries or disciplinary reasons. Although certain programs are better at keeping players healthy, while other programs tend to screen more rigorously for character (or perhaps are more lenient on punishment), the inclusion of a team on either list is generally attributable to good old fashioned luck.
As I list each year, here are the teams that lost the most or fewest starts due to injuries and or disciplinary reasons. As I do every offseason I re-evaluate every article and tweeked some parameters. I adjusted the starts lost threshold to 34 or more (from 32 in ‘14) and 5 or less (from 6 in ‘14). I also found that NO team with 10 or more wins, when also having 34 or more starts lost, improved so therefore they were omitted.
Here is my complete list of 2017 Starters Lost to Injury. Green highlight has your teams with 5 or less starters lost on the season. Grey highlight is your teams with 34 or more starters lost and 9 or fewer wins on the season.
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