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My name is Russell Baxter and I’ve been a pro football writer for more than 30 years. These days, I write for Bleacher Report, Yahoo! Sports and Cold Hard Football Facts, to name a few. But enough about me…let’s talk a little fantasy football.

Nine weeks and one game into the 2013 season and we are seeing some very interesting trends, numbers-wise. The common philosophy for many years when it comes to drafting your fantasy team is to get your running backs early. At the very least, they are your touchdown producers and your leaders in total yards from scrimmage.