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Capt. Johannes Hutauruk, USAFWhere are you located?: LSA Anaconda, Balad, Iraq.

How many years have you been playing fantasy football? About 7.

How many leagues are you in? Just 1. I’d spend my whole life on fantasy football if I were in more than one league, and the wife would kick me out of the house.

If you were picking first in your draft, who would you pick? (San Diego Chargers RB) LaDainian Tomlinson ... with (Seattle Seahawks RB) Shaun Alexander or (Kansas City Chiefs RB) Priest Holmes at No. 2.

What rookie will make the most fantasy impact? (Arizona Cardinals RB) J.J. Arrington.

Who is your top sleeper pick for this season? (Dallas Cowboys RB) Julius Jones.

Who is your all-time No. 1 fantasy pick? Marshall Faulk.

What site is the host for your league(s) and is that where you get most of your information?Sportsline.com.

Lt. Col. John Waters, ArmyLocation: Bagram, Afghanistan.

Years of fantasy football: Five.

Leagues in ’05: One.

First pick: (Indianapolis Colts QB) Peyton Manning. I don’t like the Colts, but you can’t argue his stats. He’s a great fantasy player; too bad he has to face Tom Brady and the Patriots in the playoffs!

Top rookie: (Philadelphia Eagles WR) Reggie Brown.

Sleeper pick: Julius Jones.

All-time No. 1 pick: Peyton Manning is probably best overall, although I’ve racked up some consistent points with Adam Vinatieri (New England Patriots) — but it’s hard to brag about your kicker.

Web site for league(s) & info: We are using Fox Sports as we had numerous problems with the league on Yahoo. I like Yahoo better, but for some reason it doesn’t work well in Afghanistan. Maybe it has something to do with the bizarre fact that we are a plus 4 and a half hours different from Greenwich Mean Time. It’s that extra 30 minutes.

SSgt. Christian D. Cantrill, USAFLocation: Unreleasable, but you can use Southwest Asia.

Years of fantasy football: Five.

Leagues in ’05: One. (A few years ago I had three, but kept watching in horror as a player in one league was my opponent in another, so how do you root?!?).

First pick: LaDainian Tomlinson.

Top rookie: New York Giants placekicker Mike Nuget (he will be the starting kicker, and should easily outscore any other rookies).

Sleeper pick: Arizona Cardinals RB J.J. Arrington.

All-time No. 1 pick: Marshall Faulk in his prime years (2000-2002).

Web site for your league(s) & info:MyFantasyLeague.com, although I can’t access it in the AOR; I have to rely on my league mates sending me updates to a hotmail account.

Scott PetersonLocation: Ramstein AB, Germany.

Years of fantasy football: Four.

Leagues in ’05: One.

Top pick: Minnesota Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper.

Top rookie: (Tampa Bay RB Carnell) “Cadillac” Williams.

All-time No. 1 pick: I’m no statistician, but I like Walter Peyton, even if I’m a Vikings fan!

Web site for league(s) & info:nflfreaks.com; nfl.com.

Spc. Carl Kosek, ArmyLocation: FOB Prosperity, Baghdad, Iraq.

Years of fantasy football: 10.

Leagues in ’05: None this year. Unable to participate in draft.

Top pick: I’m not big on selecting a QB for my first overall draft pick, but I put dibs on Peyton Manning.

Top rookie: (Chicago Bears RB) Cedric Benson or (Minnesota Vikings WR) Troy Williamson.

Sleeper pick: (Dallas Cowboys QB) Drew Bledsoe.

All-time No. 1 pick: Barry Sanders.

Web site for league(s) & info: nfl.com.

Spc. Chris Connelly, ArmyLocation: FOB Danger, Tikrit, Iraq.

Years of fantasy football: Eight.

Leagues in ’05: Three.

Top pick: Peyton Manning.

Top rookie: Carnell “Cadillac” Williams.

Sleeper picks: (Oakland Raiders QB) Kerry Collins, (Pittsburgh Steelers WR) Antwaan Randle El, Julius Jones

All-time No. 1 pick: Priest Holmes

Web site for league(s): Yahoo, Fanball Commissioner.

TSgt. Albin S. Lutes, USAFLocation: Buechel AB, Germany (supported by Spangdahlem AB, Germany).

Years of fantasy football: 10.

Leagues in ’05: Five.

Top pick: LaDainian Tomlinson or Peyton Manning, depends on the scoring system.

Top rookie: J.J. Arrington. There may be better backs, but they aren’t in as good a situation as Arrington. Most have more competition.

Sleeper pick: Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer, if you can call it a sleeper. He ended the season hot and with a solid running game and Chad Johnson and TJ Houshmandzadeh to throw to, he could light it up this year.

All-time No. 1 pick: A healthy, in-his-prime Marshall Faulk. He was a dangerous runner and a receiver, tons of fantasy points.

Web site for league(s) & info: Foxsports, Yahoo and My Fantasy League to run my leagues. I get most of my fantasy info from Foxsports or ESPN. They’re both pretty good.

Senior Chief Lloyd J. Winchell, NavyLocation: Yongsan Army Garrison, Republic of Korea.

Years of fantasy football: Seven.

Leagues in ’05: Three.

Top pick: Peyton Manning.

Top rookie: (Miami Dolphins RB) Ronnie Brown, since he will be the starter until Ricky Williams gets back from suspension, and by then he will have proven his worth as a No. 1 pick.

Sleeper pick: Philadelphia Eagles RB Brian Westbrook.

All-time No. 1 pick: Dan Marino. His statistics were incredible for his time.

Web site for league(s) & info: Yahoo is the host for my league and I get fantasy football information from that site as well as from various publications I buy (i.e., Sporting News Fantasy Football Report).

TSgt. Michael D. Lemond, USAFLocation: Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Years of fantasy football: Four.

Leagues in ’05: Four right now, but it could be more.

Top pick: Depends on the scoring. LaDainian Tomlinson or Peyton Manning.

Top rookie: (Miami Dolphins RB) Ronnie Brown.

Sleeper pick: Julius Jones.

All-time No. 1 pick: Jim Brown or Barry Sanders.

Web site for league(s) & info: CBS Sportsline — they have the best information.

SSgt. Mark Purcell, USAFLocation: Osan Air Base, South Korea.

Years of fantasy football: Four.

Leagues in ’05: Four.

Top pick: LaDainian Tomlinson.

Top rookie: Carnell Williams.

Sleeper pick: Kerry Collins.

All-time No. 1 pick: Emmitt Smith in his prime.

Web site for league(s) & info: NFL.com, CBSsportsline.com, yahoo fantasy.

Sgt. Edsel Broughton, Army GuardLocation: Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Years of fantasy football: Four.

Leagues: One.

Top pick: Michael Vick. He’s a versatile player; he’s a quarterback, but can rack up points with his runnning ability.

Top rookie: Ronnie Brown.

All-time No. 1 pick: Gale Sayers. He was pretty elusive and he was a smart back.

Web site for league(s) & info: Yahoo.

Kyle Rhodus, civilian, MWR Athletic DirectorLocation: Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

Years of fantasy football: 17.

Leagues in ’05: Three (two in Japan, one in the States).

Top pick: Peyton Manning, hands down, with LaDainian Tomlinson a close second. In fact, Manning is the only non-RB that should be taken in the first round of any draft.

Top rookie: Ronnie Brown, but (Detroit Lions WR) Mike Williams might turn some heads as well. Avoid rookie QBs at all costs, they never put up great fantasy numbers.

Sleeper pick: Joey Harrington, QB Lions (due for a big year and great receiving corps).

All-time No. 1 pick: There has never been a more productive fantasy player in the history of the NFL in his prime than Marshall Faulk. It is not even close.

Site for league(s) & info: Yahoo (free) and CBS Sportsline (pay) are the best out there.

Spc. Michael Foster, ArmyLocation: Forward Operating Base Courage, Mosul, Iraq.

Top rookie: (Cleveland Browns WR) Braylon Edwards from Michigan. He is a big, fast receiver and will be hard to stop. He is a playmaker and they will get him the ball as much as possible.

Sleeper pick: (Oakland Raiders RB) LaMont Jordan. He was very good in support of Curtis Martin with the Jets last year. The addition of Randy Moss will also help the running game for the Raiders.

All-time No. 1 pick: It would have to be Peyton Manning from his last year performance. He threw for 49 touchdowns. I don't think anyone will ever get close to that again.


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