Draft Evolution

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June 28, 2007, 10:59 AM

It's time to evolve.

Every year, fantasy owners slavishly follow the Two Stud Running Backs Theory, which states that your first two selections must be running backs. Running back is the highest-scoring position, the thinking goes, and if you go in any other direction early, you're putting yourself in a huge hole. This Two Stud Running Back Theory is so popular, in fact, that if you stray from it you can count on two things: Your rivals will rain down ridicule, and, oh yeah, you'll wind up with a better team.

You heard me right: You'll wind up with a better team. Look, so many owners employ the Two Stud Running Back strategy that running backs have become overvalued after Round 1. As a result of this market inefficiency, you're actually better off taking a wide receiver with your second pick.  
 
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