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Best of the Blogs: It's OK to 'play not to lose'

Updated: December 8, 2008, 12:36 AM ET
By Brendan Roberts | ESPN.com

"Play to win, rather than playing not to lose."

What does that old saying really mean, anyway? I mean, don't we fantasy owners always "play to win the game," as Herm Edwards would put it, and how is that different from playing not to lose? We maximize our rosters and start our best options. That's a given, right?

I guess if you read between the lines, it could mean that you make lineup selections conservatively rather than starting the highest-upside players. But you know what? ...

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