Derek Carr had a great season in 2015, but now the bar has been raised for him to become a consistent starting Fantasy option in all leagues. He finished last year as the No. 13 quarterback in standard leagues with 3,987 yards, 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and 138 rushing yards. He had games with at least 20 Fantasy points and just five games with 16 points or less. He faded down the stretch, scoring more than 20 points just once in his final six games, but we hope another year with Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Clive Walford will improve his production in 2016. The Raiders defense should be improved this season, which could limit Carr's upside with less throwing late in games, but we love his potential heading into his third year. He's a great quarterback to wait for on Draft Day, and he could easily turn into a weekly starter in the majority of formats.
Carr completed 21 of 33 passes for 194 yards with a touchdown and interception in Sunday's 23-17 loss at Kansas City. He also ran two times for 12 yards. Carr had an uneven performance against the Chiefs in Week 13, completing 31 of 48 passes for 283 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions, and wasn't productive Sunday, until he threw a late fourth-quarter score to Michael Crabtree. The Raiders got the ball back in the final two minutes with a chance to win the game, but Carr was unable to lead them down the field. Although he came up a little short of Daryle Lamonica's 46-year old franchise record of 34 touchdown passes, Carr still had a very productive sophomore campaign, finishing with over 4,000 yards and 32 TDs, while tossing just 13 interceptions. With rookie Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, who recently signed a long-term deal, in the fold, it wouldn't be surprising to see Carr take another step in 2016.
Carr completed 23 of 38 passes for 204 yards and one score while also throwing one interception in Thursday's 23-20 overtime win against the Chargers. He also rushed four times for 30 yards and was sacked three times. He led the winning overtime drive for the Raiders, who may have been playing the franchise's final home game in Oakland. Carr also successfully completed a two-point conversion to Andre Roberts late in Thursday's game. Fantasy owners were likely expecting a little more production from the Raiders passing attack Thursday, but Amari Cooper was limited for much of the contest by a nagging foot injury. They will close out the year in a tough matchup in Kansas City next week.
Carr completed 23 of 47 passes for 276 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Packers. He also rushed for 42 yards on four rushing attempts. The second-year pro's performance was a bit of a rollercoaster, with Carr alternating some outstanding stretches with a pair of back-breaking interceptions. The 24-year-old did bounce back nicely from a 135-yard outlier against the Broncos stingy secondary in Week 14, and threw multiple touchdowns for the fourth consecutive game and eighth time in the last nine contests. However, he did notably complete less than half of his passes for the second straight week, and has now thrown five interceptions over two of the last three games. Although the Raiders are now officially eliminated from playoff contention, both the team and Carr have made significant strides this season, and the second-year quarterback's connection with dynamic rookie wideout Amari Cooper should be a formidable one for years to come.
Carr completed just 12 of 29 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 15-12 upset win at Denver. A week after melting down in the fourth quarter of a loss to the Chiefs, Carr was awful in the first half Sunday, completing just two passes for seven yards. However, he led the Raiders on a nice 80-yard drive right after halftime, culminating in an 11-yard score to Seth Roberts, and later threw the game-winning TD to Mychal Rivera on a pretty fourth-quarter pass. The second-year QB is on pace for close to 35 touchdown passes, so it's been quite the productive season, despite some recent ups and downs. Next week, he'll look to continue success against Green Bay at home.
Carr completed 31 of 48 passes for 283 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Chiefs. The Raiders had the lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Carr uncharacteristically became a turnover machine, tossing all three of his interceptions in the final period, including a back-breaking 38-yard pick six at the 3:14 mark. Carr struggled at Detroit in Week 11, and even though he imploded a bit Sunday, he's been solid in general during his second season. On a negative note, he's got a brutal matchup next week at Denver, which held him to just 249 yards and one touchdown in Week 5.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@New Orleans Saints||33||29.31|
|5||10/09||San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|6||10/16||Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|8||10/30||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||25||22.06|
|14||12/09||@Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|15||12/18||@San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|3 Year Avg||59.6||3628||26||12||112||0||300|