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Answer Guys: When to draft a defense

Updated: May 25, 2008, 3:10 PM ET
By Dave Hunter | ESPN.com
You have questions, we have answers. The Answer Guys is an Insider service where ESPN.com experts personally answer questions about your fantasy team. These are a few of the more challenging questions we've received from Insiders and our answers.

What's the earliest round you would draft the Vikings defense?
Eric Hoppenstand

Dave: I don't draft a defense, the Vikings' or any team's, until the last two rounds of my drafts. The reason: The difference in point production between the top defenses and mid-level defenses over a full season of play doesn't justify an early or even mid-round draft pick. For example, here were the top defenses, and their overall point totals, in ESPN 10-team standard leagues in 2007:

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