RandBall's Fantasy Football Challenge, Week 11

  • Updated: November 13, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Week 11 of the Page 2 Fantasy Football Challenge is upon us. Each week, a guest picker chooses a QB, WR and RB. The only players off-limits are those selected by the previous week’s guest picker. The guest — Matt Lechner, a former TV news executive producer turned digital marketing strategist who spent three summers as a Vikings ball boy — will go head-to-head against Star Tribune writer Michael Rand, who is not allowed to pick anyone projected to score in the top 10 by NFL.com experts at their respective positions:

Matt Lechner’S WEEK 11 FANTASY PICKS

QB: Nick Foles, Eagles

NFL.com QB projection: No. 11

Matchup: Washington

Ten touchdown passes in the past two weeks and he’s facing a Washington defense that Christian Ponder just torched — sign me up!

 

 

 

 

RB: Andre Brown, Giants

NFL.com RB projection: No. 8

Matchup: Packers

Brown’s impressive 115 yards and one touchdown performance last week has me sold. I’ll take him against a Packers defense that has yielded 375 rushing yards the past two weeks.

 

WR: Pierre Garcon, Washington

NFL.com WR projection: No. 3

Matchup: Eagles

Garcon faces a Philadelphia defense that is statistically worse than the Vikings. Also, Garcon wasn’t arrested this week and he’s totaled 291 receiving yards the past two weeks, which is nice.

MICHAEL RAND’s WEEK 11 FANTASY PICKS

QB: Andrew Luck, Colts

NFL.com QB projection: No. 17

Matchup: Titans

Luck threw three interceptions against the Rams in a shocking 38-8 loss last week. I say he gets redemption, and then some, this week.

 

 

 

 

RB: Eddie Lacy, Packers

NFL.com RB projection: No. 16

Matchup: Giants

If Mike McCarthy is smart, the game plan this week will involve as many handoffs to Lacy as humanly possible. Without Aaron Rodgers, this is the Packers’ best chance.

 

WR: A.J. Green, Bengals

NFL.com WR projection: No. 11

Matchup: Browns

Green has gone over 100 yards each of the past five games. I’m betting he’ll make it six in a row against Cleveland, and that he’ll add a TD catch as well.

SCOREBOARD WEEK 10 FANTASY RECAP (USING NFL.COM DEFAULT SCORING METHOD)

Winner: Michael Rand — Christian Ponder (14.3), Zac Stacy (12.8), Calvin Johnson (20.3). Total: 47.4.

Loser: Jeremy Biermaier — Philip Rivers (13.4), Matt Forte (4.9), Victor Cruz (3.7). Total: 22.0.

Overall standings: Guest pickers 6-4.

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Toronto - LP: A. Loup 4 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: J. Outman 6
LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 2
Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser 3 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde 4
Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 3
St. Louis - LP: S. Maness 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 3
Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez 2
NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell 1
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 8 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura 3
Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva 2
Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson 16 FINAL
Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr. 2
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 1 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 4
Philadelphia - WP: J. Diekman 10 FINAL
Colorado - LP: M. Belisle 9
San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum 4 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 3
Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: J. Wright 4
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 5 FINAL
Boston - WP: E. Mujica 6
Dallas 85 FINAL
San Antonio 90
Charlotte 88 FINAL
Miami 99
Washington 102 FINAL
Chicago 93
Portland 116 1st OT 0:53
Houston 118
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
NY Rangers 2
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 4
Tampa Bay 2 FINAL
Montreal 3
Los Angeles 2 FINAL
San Jose 7
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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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