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Ohlmann Researches Optimal Draft Strategy

Using the same skills that breed success in the stock and real estate markets, people across the country are preparing for the fantasy football season. This is a key weekend for fantasy drafts as fans select their teams before the kickoff of the NFL season on Sept. 4. The object of fantasy football is simple: compete against other fans to accumulate the highest total of what are called fantasy points. JEFFREY OHLMANN, an assistant professor of management sciences at the University of Iowa, has a simple, important goal: finding what he calls "better ways of doing things."

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