It’s the last week of the regular season and that means it’s also the last possible week for season-long leagues to hold their Super Bowl or playoffs. That means we have championships that still need to be settled. Who will you start? Who CAN you start? Which player milestone is worth gambling on?
With players being benched, playoff seedings cemented, this is not an easy week to win, but that’s why Bruno Boys Fantasy Football is here to help you make those final decisions to help lock in your lineups with confidence.
Seasoned fantasy players know about the studs and chalky plays so at Bruno Boys we try to help wade through the matchups on those tougher decisions, or point out when there’s a great matchup that you should go all-in on.
Still, we feel very strong about these recommendations and you should use them to help guide you to your starting lineup.
Here are your Week 17 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Sit.
Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos
The Broncos have turned in a surprising season, one where they did better than people gave them credit for, other areas falling short of expectations. Their pass defense has persevered though, holding all but two quarterbacks to under 300 yards. Six threw for under 200 yards and another six threw between 200-265 yards. Only six quarterbacks scored multiple times, five of which have come in the last six weeks. Is this an opening for Carr who has flirted with being a low-end QB1 in spots? He has scored over 20 fantasy points in two of the last three weeks. Will the Raiders have a shot at a playoff berth by the time they play?
They’ll actually be playing at the same time as the Titans and Steelers, which they both need to lose and they have to beat an upstart Broncos team. I’m betting on it’s more likely another underperforming week due to the lack of playmakers around him. The last time he played the Broncos was in Week 1 and Carr threw for 259 yards with just one touchdown, which has been his box score range (240-295) for a majority of the season. But the Broncos 215.3 passing yards per game is still good enough to keep them ranked 6th in the NFL and is why they give up the 7th fewest fantasy points to the position.