Wolves Derrick Williams pulled down a defensive rebound along with the Bulls Marko Jaric's arm during the first half in Minneapolis Min., Saturday October 13, 2012.
Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune
Fantasy football challenge: Wolves' Derrick Williams thinks big
- November 1, 2012 - 7:14 AM
DERRICK WILLIAMS' WEEK 9 FANTASY PICKS
QB: Cam Newton, Panthers
NFL.com QB scoring rank: No. 12. Matchup: Redskins
Newton can throw the ball and run the ball. You can get more fantasy points when you have a quarterback who can run and pass for touchdowns.
WR: Calvin Johnson, Lions
NFL.com WR scoring rank: No. 19
Megatron is due. He's struggled lately, but I think he's due for a big game.
RB: Arian Foster, Texans
NFL.com RB scoring rank: No. 1
Foster is a great running back -- one of the top two or three backs in the league -- so that's why I picked him.
MICHAEL RAND'S WEEK 9 FANTASY PICKS
QB: Joe Flacco, Ravens
NFL.com QB scoring rank: No. 19. Matchup: Browns
There was a time when Flacco was nothing more than a game manager. Those days are over, and he will have a huge game against a suspect Browns defense. WR: Eric Decker, Broncos
NFL.com WR scoring rank: No. 14; Matchup: Bengals
Peyton Manning is absolutely on fire right now, and since we can't have Demaryius Thomas (top 10 receiver), we will take the ex-Gopher Decker and reap the benefits.
RB: LeSean McCoy, Eagles
NFL.com RB scoring rank: No. 13; Matchup: Saints
I'm picking on the Saints' D again, and why not after Willis McGahee rolled over them last week? McCoy could be in line for a monster game if Andy Reid wants to save his job and run the ball.
SCOREBOARD Week 8 fantasy recap (using NFL.com default scoring method)
Winner: Marc Perlman -- Peyton Manning (24.6), Brandon Marshall (9.8), LeSean McCoy (18.7). Total: 53.1
Loser: Michael Rand -- Andrew Luck (16.7), Randall Cobb (8.8), Willis McGahee (19.5). Total: 45.0
Overall standings: Guest pickers 4-4.
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