Week 12: RandBall Fantasy Football Challenge

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes from the end zone in the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Week 12 of the Page 2 Fantasy Football Challenge is upon us. Each week, a guest picker chooses a QB, WR and RB who he or she believes will score big in fantasy that week. The only players off-limits are those selected by the previous week’s guest picker. The guest — Myron Bennett, manager of the Hadley Buttermakers amateur baseball team — will go head-to-head against Star Tribune writer Michael Rand, who is not allowed to pick anyone projected in the top 10 by NFL.com experts at their respective positions:

myron bennett’S WEEK 12 FANTASY PICKS

QB: Drew Brees, Saints

NFL.com QB projection: No. 1

Matchup: Falcons

Brees seems like a good pick this week. He’s playing against a two-win Atlanta team that allowed 41 points and 400-plus yards to Tampa Bay.

 

 

RB: Adrian Peterson, Vikings

NFL.com RB projection: No. 1

Matchup: Packers

AP is due for a breakout big game. He has had some big games at Lambeau. SKOL Vikess!

 

 

WR: Antonio Brown, Steelers

NFL.com WR projection: No. 36

Matchup: Browns

Coming off a big game against Detroit, Brown and Big Ben should have their way with Cleveland. Brown has been consistent, and the Steelers need a win.

MICHAEL RAND’s WEEK 12 FANTASY PICKS

QB: Eli Manning, Giants

NFL.com QB projection: No. 12

Matchup: Cowboys

Manning has put up pedestrian passing numbers this season except for Week 1 against Dallas when he threw for 450 yards and four TDs. That would satisfy me this week, too.

 

RB: Bobby Rainey, Buccaneers

NFL.com RB projection: No. 12

Matchup: Lions

He was the breakout star last week, rushing for 163 yards and scoring three combined touchdowns. Even if he has half the yards and one TD, I’ll take it.

 

WR: Victor Cruz, Giants

NFL.com WR projection: No. 13

Matchup: Cowboys

I’m doubling down on Giants who had big games against Dallas in Week 1. Cruz caught three of those Manning TD passes. Dallas can’t stop anyone. Have to like those odds.

 

SCOREBOARD WEEK 11 FANTASY RECAP (USING NFL.COM DEFAULT SCORING METHOD)

Winner: Matt Lechner — Nick Foles (22.6), Andre Brown (9.3), Pierre Garcon (7.7). Total: 39.6.

Loser: Michael Rand — Andrew Luck (18.4), Eddie Lacy (10.8), A.J. Green (0.7). Total: 29.9.

Overall standings: Guest pickers 7-4.











 

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Detroit 12
FIU 2 FINAL
Miami 7
Toronto 74 3rd Qtr 3:34
Philadelphia 68
Golden State 51 3rd Qtr
Brooklyn 57
Phoenix 39 2nd Qtr 3:58
Miami 46
LA Clippers 36 2nd Qtr 10:25
Minnesota 29
New Orleans 7:30 PM
Dallas
Nashville 1 2nd Prd :13
NY Rangers 2
Carolina 0 1st Prd 19:51
Chicago 0
Montreal 9:00 PM
San Jose
Virginia 51 2nd Half 5:45
Syracuse 38
Baylor 50 2nd Half 5:22
Texas 43
SE Louisiana 38 2nd Half 16:52
Northwestern St 51
Central Arkansas 26 2nd Half 19:45
Sam Houston St 33
Norfolk State 16 1st Half 7:56
Howard 13
Bethune-Cookman 24 2nd Half
NC A&T 30
Hampton 31 1st Half 5:49
Delaware State 33
Lamar 30 1st Half 4:12
McNeese State 29
Nicholls 24 1st Half 4:51
New Orleans 17
Incarnate Word 24 1st Half 1:30
Stephen F Austin 31
NC Central 0 1st Half 20:00
Savannah State 0
Texas Southern 7:55 PM
Alabama A&M
Prairie View 8:00 PM
Alabama State
Oklahoma 8:00 PM
Iowa State
Grambling St 8:00 PM
Miss Valley St
Boston College 8:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Jackson State 8:10 PM
Ark-Pine Bluff
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NC A&T 58
Hampton 78 FINAL
Delaware State 63
Norfolk State 63 FINAL
Howard 60
NC Central 54 FINAL
Savannah State 65
Texas Southern 83 FINAL
Alabama A&M 46
Prairie View 42 FINAL
Alabama State 60
Jackson State 60 2nd Half 3:55
Ark-Pine Bluff 65
Grambling 56 FINAL
Miss Valley St 61
Tulsa 67 2nd Half 1:51
Cincinnati 58
(1) Connecticut 78 2nd Half 3:30
South Florida 55
UCF 47 2nd Half 4:20
East Carolina 65
Central Conn St 41 2nd Half 5:01
Bryant 52
Wagner 57 2nd Half 3:51
Robert Morris 56
Sacred Heart 70 2nd Half 0:30
Fairleigh Dickinson 78
St Francis-NY 73 FINAL
Long Island 49
Mount St Marys 72 2nd Half 7:47
St Francis-PA 71
Temple 16 1st Half 5:01
Houston 12
Texas Tech 15 1st Half 6:56
(6) Baylor 28
Iowa State 20 1st Half 3:40
Kansas 28
SMU 24 1st Half 2:54
Memphis 19
Oklahoma 12 1st Half 5:30
Oklahoma St 12

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