The Scout Team: Make the first offer

Making the first move in a fantasy trade will actually give you the upper hand

Updated: October 22, 2009, 5:32 PM ET
By Scott Burton | ESPN The Magazine

Before I get to Fantasy Scout's Week 7 projections and predictions, I am going to reveal five words that will change your trading life. Five words that will turn you into a limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheeling, dealing son of a gun (minus the limo, jets and kisses). Five words that you should commit to memory like your mother's birthday.

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Here they are: Clams and caramel don't mix.

Wait. Wrong five words.

Here they really are: Always make the first offer.