Week 14 of the Page 2 Fantasy Football Challenge is upon us. Each week, a guest picker chooses QB, WR and RB. The only players off-limits are those selected by the previous week’s guest picker. The guest — Paul Lambert, aka “Meatsauce” from the Power Trip morning show on KFAN weekdays — will go head-to-head against Star Tribune writer Michael Rand, who is not allowed to pick anyone ranked in the top 10 by NFL.com experts at their respective positions:

paul lambert’S WEEK 14 FANTASY PICKS

QB: Tom Brady, Patriots

NFL.com QB projection: No. 2

Matchup: Browns

One, he is the best looking QB in the league, he’s the starting QB on my fantasy team, and I need him to perform well. (I need the money).





RB: Ray Rice, Ravens

NFL.com RB projection: No. 37

Matchup: Vikings

He is on my fantasy team, I’m a huge wild rice soup fan, and he plays the Vikings’ 31st-ranked run defense. (I need to beat my buddy for the second time in two weeks in fantasy).


WR: Victor Cruz, Giants

NFL.com WR projection: No. 50

Matchup: Chargers

He is also on my fantasy team, runs really great routes, and hasn’t played well and is due for three touchdowns this week. (I need the money for Christmas gifts).


QB: Nick Foles, Eagles

NFL.com QB projection: No. 15

Matchup: Lions

Are we making a big enough deal of the fact that Foles has 19 TD passes and zero interceptions this season? That’s amazing, and he’ll keep the roll going against the Lions.




RB: C.J. Spiller, Bills

NFL.com fantasy RB rank: No. 19

Matchup: Buccaneers

He should have a bundle of combined yards rushing and receiving — enough that I won’t even be mad if he doesn’t score a touchdown (though it would sure be nice).


WR: Andre Johnson, Texans

NFL.com WR projection No. 15

Matchup: Jaguars

Johnson has been feast or famine this season, but I’m banking on a better game than he had his first go-round against the Jaguars. This could be the battle for the No. 1 overall pick.



Winner: Joe Anderson—Peyton Manning (31.8), Marshawn Lynch (5.7), Calvin Johnson (16.1). Total: 53.6.

Loser: Michael Rand — Josh McCown (22.2), Reggie Bush (22.2), Brandon Marshall (4.5). Total: 48.9.

Overall standings: Guest pickers 9-4.