League Manager: Top defensive linemen

Updated: August 7, 2003, 4:03 PM ET
By Michael Beacom | Dallas Cowboys Correspondent

Defensive linemen tend to score more points for fantasy owners than linebackers or defensive backs. The leading sack producer in 2002, Miami's Jason Taylor, registered 18.5 sacks. By comparison, no defensive back had more than 10 interceptions, sacks and forced fumbles - combined. And only Washington's LaVar Arrington (11) and Chicago's Rosevelt Colvin (10.5) had double-digit sack numbers playing linebacker.

There is also more disparity between linemen in fantasy football starting lineups ...

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