Fantasy football challenge: Surly founder Omar Ansari
- November 14, 2012 - 10:15 PM
OMAR ANSARI'S WEEK 11 FANTASY PICKS
QB: Drew Brees, Saints
NFL.com QB scoring rank: No. 2. Matchup: Raiders
It looks like Brees is hitting his stride and the Raiders pass defense is weak, so I expect him to have a big week. Besides, everyone wants to torch the Raiders, right?
WR: Calvin Johnson, Lions
NFL.com WR scoring rank: No. 6
Even though he has not had his usual gaudy numbers this season, I'm hoping he blows up this weekend. Actually, with this pick, I am really just hoping for a Packers loss.
RB: Doug Martin, Buccaneers
NFL.com RB scoring rank: No. 3
He's had a few good weeks. Watching him light up the Vikes defense in person was a season lowlight. I expect him to gash the 2-7 Panthers defense.
MICHAEL RAND'S WEEK 11 FANTASY PICKS
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills
NFL.com QB scoring rank: No. 16. Matchup: Dolphins
It's a thin week at QB, with a lot of the guys just outside the top 10 on bye weeks. That said, I'll take Fitzpatrick. He played well against New England (you know, until that killer interception). WR: James Jones, Packers
NFL.com WR scoring rank: No. 15.
Lions/Packers could be a shootout, and I need to negate those Megatron points of yours somehow. But please note, Omar, that I fully support your logic of rooting for a Packers loss.
RB: Alfred Morris, Redskins
NFL.com RB scoring rank: No. 13. Matchup: Eagles
A demoralized team like the Eagles tends to give up at a certain point. And when that happens, big gains by the running back take place. I have Morris down for a very big day.
SCOREBOARD Week 10 fantasy recap (using NFL.com default scoring method)
Winner: Mike Rylander -- Tom Brady (17.4), A.J. Green (14.5), Ray Rice (12.8). Total: 44.7
Loser: Michael Rand -- Andy Dalton (23.8), Julio Jones (7.5), Reggie Bush (0.9). Total: 32.2
Overall standings: Guest pickers 6-4.
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