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Hey Dave,

I had the 12th pick in a 12-team league (no keepers), with extra

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incentive on QB (six points per passing TD, -1 point for each interception). The format is QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE and WR/RB.

I was presented with the following pool of available players: Ryan Grant, Terrell Owens,

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Reggie Wayne, Maurice Jones-Drew, Larry Johnson, Frank Gore and Tony Romo. Who would be your choice of players? Thanks.

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I'm never big on taking wide receivers as my first or second pick, so that will foreshadow who my selection might be. That's not to say that Reggie Wayne and Terrell Owens won't be studly. I just wouldn't take them because they are wideouts and you can get other wideouts who might be as good later. Wayne is the perfect example -- nobody would have drafted him this high last year but everyone wants to pounce on him after a monster season.

Larry Johnson would definitely be one of my picks. He has no (real) competition for carries and he'll still be the goal line option. The Chiefs offense won't be worse than it was last year and I think he bounces back.

The second pick is a tough one. If you are confident in Ryan Grant's services, he's the guy you take. If not, Maurice Jones-Drew gets into the mix. I personally am not a big fan of selecting a back in a timeshare or a dicey situation as my second pick overall and I think of the three backs left, Frank Gore has the most value. Gore is in a Mike Martz-led offense, which is rarely good for running backs, but head coach Mike Nolan will force Martz to use him. Again, the offense can't be any worse than last year, which is good news for Gore.

Tony Romo gets into the mix but I think you can get better value at quarterback later on.

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