Fantasy Football Challenge: MN Swarm player Callum Crawford

  • Updated: December 5, 2012 - 9:20 PM


The Star Tribune's Michael Rand welcomes professional lacrosse player Callum Crawford of the Minnesota Swarm into the fray. Crawford led the Swarm with 83 points last season. He's in multiple fantasy football leagues, nicely killing time before the Swarm's 2013 season starts on Jan. 12. Crawford was allowed to choose any quarterback, wide receiver and running back except for those taken by last week's guest. Rand was not allowed to pick anyone in the top 10 at his position in terms of fantasy default scoring.


QB: Matt Ryan, Falcons QB scoring rank: No. 9. Matchup: Panthers

He's going to get out of his slump this week, and he's playing against Carolina. He has something to prove, and he has great wide receivers.

WR: Victor Cruz, Giants WR scoring rank: No. 7

Matchup: Saints

He's going against the New Orleans pass defense. He also had a big game on Monday night, and I like him to be big again.

RB: Doug Martin, Buccaneers RB scoring rank: No. 3

Matchup: Eagles

He's been incredible all year, and I don't think it's going to stop. He'll get his touches, and I hope he makes everything he can out of it.


QB: Joe Flacco, Ravens QB scoring rank: No. 18. Matchup: Redskins

I can't have RGIII (he's the No. 1-rated fantasy QB scorer), but I can have the guy who will engage him in a shootout this week.

WR: Wes Welker, Patriots WR scoring rank: No. 12

Matchup: Texans

Remember when everyone was worried about Welker's touches earlier this season? Yeah, that was just adorable. He's back to his old self.

RB: Shonn Greene, Jets RB scoring rank: No. 17

Matchup: Jaguars

Mark Sanchez is starting at QB for the Jets again, meaning their best (only?) offensive play will be handing off to Greene.

SCOREBOARD Week 13 fantasy recap (using default scoring method)

Winner: Michael Rand -- Tony Romo (25.5), Dez Bryant (21.8), Mikel Leshoure (13.3). Total: 60.6

Loser: Ryan Dungey -- Tom Brady (11.4), Brandon Marshall (16.5), Chris Johnson (5.1). Total: 33.0

Overall standings: Guest pickers 7-6.

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Kansas City - LP: B. Chen 1 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 5
Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton 1
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard 7
Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 2
San Diego - WP: A. Torres 4 FINAL
Washington - LP: C. Stammen 3
Baltimore - WP: B. Norris 11 FINAL
Toronto - LP: B. Cecil 4
NY Yankees - WP: C. Sabathia 14 FINAL
Boston - LP: F. Doubront 5
Oakland 10 Top 9th Inning
Houston 1
Philadelphia 0 Bottom 4th Inning
Los Angeles 2
Indiana 85 FINAL
Atlanta 98
Oklahoma City 95 FINAL
Memphis 98
LA Clippers 28 2nd Qtr 8:45
Golden State 23
Boston 3 FINAL(OT)
Detroit 2
Colorado 1 3rd Prd
Minnesota 2
San Jose 1 2nd Prd
Los Angeles 1
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13




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