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[SLEEPER PICK] Deemed expendable in 2004 by Mike Shanahan, Portis has been reunited in Washington with his old coach. Shanahan's proven ground game should benefit one of the runners in the Redskins' long-in-the tooth backfield by committee, and given his success in the system in '02 and '03, Portis is a better choice than Larry Johnson or Willie Parker. Here's to a happy reunion.
27 Jamaal CHARLES CHIEFS
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The one number that excites fantasy owners about Charles is 5.9—his yards per carry last year (more than double backup Larry Johnson's). Even though owners must show preference to off-season pickup Thomas Jones, both players can be expected to see quality time. Said Chiefs coach Todd Haley of today's NFL, "You need two quality backs." Charles is a quality back.
28 Chester TAYLOR BEARS