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The Shot Caller's Report - Wk 13 Quarterbacks

By Colby Cavaliere | 12/2/21 |
Bye Weeks: CAR, CLE, GB, TEN
QBs | RBs | WRs

Derek Carr

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Derek Carr vs WAS

Despite the turmoil of a coaching shake-up, and the devastating situation with Ruggs, Carr has kept this team competitive and a fantasy asset as he now leads the NFL with 3,414 passing yards. Losing Darren Waller hurts, and Washington made Seattle look silly on Monday night, but Carr is humming, spreading the ball around, and making an average group of receivers look good. Despite a quality defensive performance, Washington is still one of the worst pass defenses in the league, and Carr should have plenty of chances to rack up numbers at home.

Tom Brady @ ATL

Injuries at receiver and a herculean effort by Leonard Fournette has slowed fantasyís best quarterback the last few weeks. His 9-6 touchdown to interception ratio over the last four games is as ugly a stretch Brady has had in over a decade, and with that questions will begin to arise about his age and eventual decline. For now Brady remains a frontline starter, and should have a healthier wideout crew this week against a Falcon defense thatís just dreadful. The ageless wonder keeps getting it done, but when will we know when the end is near?

Matthew Stafford vs JAX

If Stafford and this Rams offense canít right the ship against a listless Jacksonville team, the panic meter will be turned up to 100 in LA. Propped up by two deep touchdowns that saved his fantasy day last week, a myriad of injuries have cooled Staffordís hot start. Heís not in Detroit anymore, so why he keeps trying to pull rabbits out of a hat is mystifying. Unless Jacksonville keeps it close I donít expect a big yardage day, but with the running game banged up, a few touchdown throws keep Stafford in the QB1 conversation.

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Josh Allen vs NE (MON)

Despite hanging a 31 spot on New Orleans on Turkey day, I donít believe this offense is back to where they were last year. Teams are taking the big play away from Allen, and heís struggling to sustain drives, as he seems to press, hence the 11 interceptions already. New England is the hottest team in the league right now, playing elite defense. They have the scheme to be able to harass and frustrate Allen into the kind of mistakes his physical ability canít always get him out of. Ultimately I think this is a low scoring, physical game, and thatís not ideal from my fantasy starter.

Kyler Murray @ CHI

It seems like Murray will be back this week after missing almost a month with a serious ankle injury. Quarterbacks havenít typically fared well this year when returning from long absences, showing issues with consistency and timing. Murray wasnít able to practice much until recently, and being outdoors in Chicago in December is a tough task. You probably canít afford to sit him during the playoff push, but temper expectations.

Joe Burrow vs LAC

It seems someone on the Bengals coaching staff got tired of watching Burrow get beat up, and in turn, Joe Mixon and the running game have propelled the Bengals back into the AFC North picture. His 24 pass attempts last week were the 2nd lowest of the season, and the Chargers are dreadful against the run, setting up another run heavy game plan from Cinci. Burrow hasn’t been over 300 yards since Week 7, and the potential of a close, competitive game should keep the passing numbers on the low side for a fantasy starter. Proceed with caution.

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