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|Advice from the "experts"|
With no disrespect to ESPN.com's esteemed Eric Karabell (and the cottage industry that fantasy football has become), here are a few pieces of advice from some true insiders, NFL players who play on both fields -- fantasy and reality:
"I think good running backs are a big part of fantasy points," said Redskins tight end Chris Cooley. "They're a position that's hard to get consistent points from week to week. That helped me a lot."
Colts linebacker Cato June's advice is simple: be clear-headed and unsentimental. In a word, ruthless.
"Yards mean nothing," June said. "Catches mean nothing. It's all about touchdowns, guys who get in the end zone. That's who you want.
"There's no loyalty in the fantasy world. I'm sorry, this is your favorite team, this is your favorite player? There is no loyalty if you want to win."
June, it should be noted, doesn't always take his own advice. He regularly plays Colts receiver Reggie Wayne and tight end Dallas Clark. Of course, with Peyton Manning throwing to them, they are regulars in the end zone.
The same is not true of former teammate Edgerrin James, who has struggled running the ball in Arizona.
"Edge is my main man," June said. "I was hoping he'd have a better turnout this year."
-- Greg Garber
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|Chris Cooley leads the Redskins in TD receptions with five.|
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