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
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
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
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
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.