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Just plugged the results of my most recent draft into FootballGuys.com's Rate My Team tool -- which by the way is one of the best fantasy applications out there -- and it tells me with great in-season management, I have an 86.25 percent chance of making the playoffs based on the average from four of the site's experts.

Here's the lineup for The Wang Answer:

QB: Peyton Manning, Matt Cassel
RB: Ronnie Brown, Larry Johnson, Jamal Lewis, Fred Jackson, Cadillac Williams, Willis McGahee, Michael Bush, Kevin Faulk
WR: Randy Moss, Laveranues Coles, Mike Sims-Walker
TE: Antonio Gates
D/ST: Philadelphia Eagles
K: Adam Vinatieri

Once I drafted Moss at No. 5 overall and Manning 24th, I targeted running backs the rest of the way. I have basically zero depth at wide receiver, but with Moss as an anchor, it's not that worrisome a situation.

Some value picks were Gates at 61st overall -- stunned he was available that late -- and Caddy at 136th overall.

Williams was just listed as the starting running back on Tampa Bay's depth chart. That means if you believe Coach Raheem Morris, Williams will play the first two series, with Derrick Ward getting the next two and Earnest Graham one series.

By Gene Wang  |  September 8, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I think that depth at WR is way overrated. The difference between WRs drafted in the later rounds versus WRs that you can pick up from the waiver wire at any point during the season is minimal. I prefer to draft depth at RB and then throw away the dead weight as the season rolls on. There will always be a Lance Moore on the waiver wire that can get you points against a good matchup.

Posted by: Darrell | September 9, 2009 1:14 PM

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