Fantasy football challenge: Wolves' Derrick Williams thinks big

  • Updated: November 1, 2012 - 7:14 AM

The Star Tribune's Michael Rand welcomes guest picker Derrick Williams -- forward for the Timberwolves after being the No. 2 overall selection in the 2011 NBA draft -- for this week's fantasy picks. Williams was allowed to choose any quarterback, wide receiver and running back except for those taken by last week's guest. With the Wolves' season set to start Friday, Williams could really use the hot hand. Rand is not allowed to pick anyone in the top 10 at their respective positions in terms of NFL.com fantasy default scoring. DERRICK WILLIAMS' WEEK 9 FANTASY PICKS

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Seattle - LP: T. Walker 2 FINAL
Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez 8
Houston - WP: J. Thatcher 10 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Wilson 8
Cincinnati - LP: R. Iglesias 2 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: T. Bauer 5
Baltimore - LP: M. Gonzalez 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: T. Koehler 5
Oakland - WP: S. Gray 7 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Ramirez 2
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 1 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano 9
Philadelphia - LP: A. Harang 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 4
LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago 1 FINAL
Boston - WP: W. Miley 6
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: M. Foltynewicz 2
St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha 6 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura 1
Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson 8 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 1
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 3 FINAL
Arizona - WP: J. Hellickson 4
San Diego - WP: J. Shields 11 FINAL
Los Angeles - LP: C. Frias 3
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 2 FINAL
Colorado - WP: C. Bettis 11
Texas 3 Top 4th Inning
NY Yankees 2
Atlanta 40 2nd Qtr 3:07
Cleveland 39
Tampa Bay 0 2nd Prd 8:32
NY Rangers 0
Philadelphia 2 FINAL
Red Bull New York 0
Orlando City 1 FINAL
San Jose 1
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