Fantasy Football Challenge: MN Swarm player Callum Crawford

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

FANTASY FOOTBALL CHALLENGE

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 NFL.com fantasy default scoring.

CALLUM CRAWFORD'S WEEK 14 FANTASY PICKS

QB: Matt Ryan, Falcons

NFL.com 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

NFL.com 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

NFL.com 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.

MICHAEL RAND'S WEEK 14 FANTASY PICKS

QB: Joe Flacco, Ravens

NFL.com 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

NFL.com 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

NFL.com 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 NFL.com 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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Atlanta - LP: A. Wood 0 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo 1
Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar 5 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Verlander 7
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 0 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson 7
Seattle - LP: J. Beimel 6 FINAL
Texas - WP: P. Figueroa 8
Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu 2 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner 1
Colorado - WP: F. Morales 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: I. Kennedy 1
St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright 8 FINAL
Washington - LP: T. Jordan 0
Milwaukee - LP: R. Wooten 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: E. Volquez 11
NY Yankees - WP: C. Sabathia 10 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: D. Price 2
Toronto - LP: S. Santos 5 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: C. Fien 9
Boston - WP: J. Lester 3 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: R. Belisario 1
Kansas City - WP: J. Shields 5 FINAL
Houston - LP: S. Feldman 1
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
NY Rangers 4
Chicago 3 FINAL(OT)
St. Louis 4
Minnesota 4 FINAL(OT)
Colorado 5
Los Angeles 3 FINAL
San Jose 6
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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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