The football season is winding down. That means it’s time to lock up that playoff spot or start your journey through the playoffs. Decisions need to be made. We’re here to help.

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Derek Carr   Oakland Raiders

It has not been the kind of year that we envisioned for Carr. He has a great opportunity to break out this week. He has only broken 400 yards passing once this year. He’s only thrown for three touchdowns twice this year. The Kansas City Chiefs Defense were part of both those things. The Raiders play the Chiefs again this week. News that Safety Marcus Peters won’t help that defense but it will the Raiders offense.

Jimmy Garoppolo   San Francisco 49ers

I touched on Garoppolo in a previous article. The young quarterback looked comfortable and was consistently accurate against the Chicago Bears defense. The Houston Texans are last in the league in fantasy points allowed to the position. That’s after only surrendering 146 passing yards the previous week against the Titans. This is a struggling secondary right now. Garroppolo continues his breakout in Houston.

Tom Savage   Houston Texans

Before you @ me questioning if I’ve had enough coffee, or too much of some other drink hear me out. Last game Savage threw the football 49 times for 365 yards against a decent Titans secondary. Yes, some of those were just thrown up and DeAndre Hopkins won the ball. That’s what Hopkins does and he’s playing this week. It’s not like they were behind and had to throw either. If not for Derrick Henry’s last-minute touchdown run that’s a four-point game. The 49ers secondary is 30th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. I see Houston sticking with the script and Savage putting it in the air.

Dak Prescott   Dallas Cowboys

If there was ever a team in absolute disarray it’s the New York Giants. A defense that I had ranked in my top six is 30th overall and 29th against quarterbacks. Prescott is still learning how to play without Ezekiel Elliott although Alfred Morris did a pretty good impersonation last week. I look for the Giants to stack the box and try and stop the run. They are in the middle of the NFL in that category. That should open things up for Dak and Jason Witten.

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