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NFL experts predict: AFC South race, plus Week 12 upset picks and fantasy football sleepers

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Darnold should take advantage of a rebuilding Raiders team (1:22)

Field Yates believes Sam Darnold has a good opportunity to rack up fantasy points against Oakland, as long as the Jets keep their confidence. (1:22)

Our panel of NFL experts predicts Week 12's biggest upsets, fantasy football flops and potential sleepers. Plus, they evaluate the race for the AFC South title and pick under-the-radar players to watch down the stretch.

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What's your top upset pick for Week 12?

Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Cowboys (+6.5) over Patriots. I know what the New England secondary can do. That's a lockdown unit. But I also believe Dallas has the second-best wide receiver corps in the NFL right now after Kansas City. If Dak Prescott can make enough plays in the pass game, then Dallas can steal a win in Foxborough.

Mike Clay, NFL writer: Jets (+2.5) over Raiders. The Raiders have won three in a row after sneaking past the Bengals on Sunday, but Oakland is 5-1 at home (all wins by one possession) and 1-3 on the road this season. The Raiders are 6-25 playing in the Eastern time zone over the past decade and have lost five consecutive games at the Jets. These are obviously different teams from past years, but traveling coast to coast has historically been tough on teams.

Dan Graziano, national NFL writer: Jets (+2.5) over Raiders. I may go down with the ship here, but I'm still not seeing it with the Raiders. I don't understand how they're winning games. I think the Jets will be able to slow down Josh Jacobs and the run game, and Sam Darnold is starting to hit a little bit of a groove en route to what I still think will be a big, encouraging finish to the season for him.