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Answer Guys: Risky or not, I'd still draft L.J.

Updated: July 27, 2008, 11:51 AM ET
By Dave Hunter | ESPN.com
You have questions; we have answers. The Answer Guys is an Insider service in which ESPN.com experts answer questions about your fantasy team. We present a few of the more challenging questions we've received from Insiders and our answers.

I got absolutely burned picking Travis Henry, Reggie Bush and Shaun Alexander as my top running backs last year. Who are you most worried about this year?
David Andrus

Dave: I'd say the potential early-round busts at running back would be Larry Johnson, who is returning from a foot injury, and Ryan Grant, who (likely) has lost Brett Favre to retirement. Johnson also carries added risk because he'll be running behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league this year. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to draft Johnson or Grant in the early rounds of my drafts because I'm the type of owner who likes taking calculated risks. Sure, it has killed me at times in the past, but that strategy also has been very rewarding. I find it works for me.


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