Week 13 of the Page 2 Fantasy Football Challenge is upon us. Each week, a guest picker chooses a QB, RB and WR. The only players off-limits are those selected by the previous week’s guest picker. The guest — Trevor Campbell, a self-described “slightly above average fantasy owner” who would “really blossom with an opportunity to run a real NFL franchise” — will go against the Star Tribune’s Michael Rand, who is not allowed to pick anyone projected to score in the top 10 by NFL.com experts at their respective positions:
Trevor Campbell’s WEEK 13 FANTASY PICKS
QB: Aaron Rodgers, Packers
NFL.com QB projection: No. 1
Olivia Munn has been eerily quiet on Twitter (and Instagram … I even double-checked). More trouble in Green Bay? Full disclosure: I only picked Rodgers because I really feel like I hit the nail on the head with this Olivia Munn/double check gem. The Packers stink.
RB: LeSean McCoy, Bills
NFL.com RB projection: No. 12
Four capital letters in his name? I’m in. Shady’s been on a nice roll lately, and he keeps it going catching passes out of the backfield against the Texans.
WR: Mike Evans, Buccaneers
NFL.com WR projection: No. 7
You look at the number of dropped passes he has and immediately think “Packers WR.” Actually, he is on the Bucs — who feed him a ton of throws, especially in red zone. Feels like a big week.
MICHAEL RAND’s WEEK 13 FANTASY PICKS
QB: Blaine Gabbert, 49ers
NFL.com QB projection: No. 16
I went with a strategy of picking guys who had something to prove last week, and I actually won for a change. So let’s keep this train moving. Gabbert is hoping to show he can be a legitimate NFL starter now that San Francisco has given him a chance at a do-over from his Jacksonville days.
RB: Thomas Rawls, Seahawks
NFL.com RB projection: No. 18
The Vikings have a stout defense, but they are sometimes vulnerable against physical running backs. Rawls fits that description, and he’s trying to prove he’s more than just Marshawn Lynch’s backup.
WR: Stefon Diggs, Vikings
NFL.com WR projection: No. 16
Diggs bolted out of the gate with 419 receiving yards in his first four career games. In his last four? He’s had just 185 and no touchdowns. He should get chances to rebound against Seattle.
SCOREBOARD WEEK 12 FANTASY RECAP (USING NFL.COM DEFAULT SCORING METHOD)
Winner: Michael Rand — Josh McCown (13.7), Doug Martin (9.8), DeSean Jackson (12.6). Total: 36.1.
Loser: Chuck Aoki — Carson Palmer (17.4), Thomas Rawls (14.1), DeAndre Hopkins (3.6). Total: 35.1.
Overall standings: Guest pickers 10-2.