Derek Carr

#4 QB / Oakland Raiders / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lb Age: 26 College: Fresno State Bye 10

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  • Raiders' Derek Carr: Nets 300 passing yards
    By RotoWire Staff

    Carr completed 21 of 30 passes for 300 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Dolphins. Despite multiple drops from his receiving corps, Carr played a solid game by repeatedly converting third-and-long scenarios when his team seemed stalled. While his final stat line was arguably saved by a 44-yard touchdown heave to Johnny Holton late in the first half, Carr nonetheless has reached the 300-yard passing threshold in each of his past three games after missing that mark in each of his first five. Fantasy owners would certainly like to see more scoring strikes from the fourth-year quarterback, though. Fortunately, Carr will have a chance to qualm that concern after the Raiders' Week 10 bye when Oakland meets a New England defense that's allowed the second-most passing touchdowns in the league entering Week 9.

  • Raiders' Derek Carr: Keeps chucking it up
    By RotoWire Staff

    Carr completed 31 of 49 passes for 313 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 34-14 loss to Buffalo. Carr has thrown 101 passes in the past two weeks, accumulating 730 yards in the process. It's been, in a lot of ways, a welcomed progression for Carr -- who had been held under 200 yards in three consecutive games. At the same time, it's hard not to see that the $125 million man and Oakland's offense as a whole have regressed since Oakland canned former coordinator Bill Musgrave and replaced him with Todd Downing, Carr's former position coach. Carr has tossed multiple picks in three of his last five games. For perspective, Carr had three such games in his previous 37 outings.

  • Carr completed 29 of 52 passes for 417 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs. He also gained 15 yards on his sole rush. On a night of multiple noteworthy offensive efforts, Carr was at the center of it all, posting his second game with at least 400 passing yards in his four-year career. A late hit on Carr midway through the second quarter also prompted the eventual ejection of Marshawn Lynch, who made contact with a referee in the post-play fracas. However, the fourth-year quarterback's most prominent role came in the contest's wild finish, one that saw three untimed downs due to a pair of defensive penalties on the Chiefs. Carr finally tied the game with a clutch two-yard dart to Michael Crabtree in the left corner of the end zone, his third and final score of the night after previously having connected with Amari Cooper for touchdowns of 38 and 45 yards in the first quarter. Carr's performance was a welcome sight after he'd struggled against the Chargers last Sunday in what was an earlier-than-expected return from a serious back injury, and the fact that he hooked up with Cooper on a whopping 11 occasions for 210 yards certainly helped allay concerns about both players. He'll look to use Thursday's breakout effort as a springboard when the Raiders tangle with the Bills in a tough Week 8 road matchup.

  • Raiders' Derek Carr: Not blaming back injury
    By RotoWire Staff

    Carr said his back injury didn't affect the Raiders' game plan in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Chargers, Scott Bair of NBCSports Bay Area reports. "It had nothing to do with my back," Carr said. "They play really soft zone coverage. That's what (Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley) does. He tries to create pressure and hide some things. Usually, when they play soft, you have to take those." Carr completed 21 of 30 passes, but for only 171 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He did have gains of 31 and 19 yards -- both to Amari Cooper -- wiped out by penalties, but Carr's only official completion of more than 15 yards was a 23-yard catch-and-run touchdown from Michael Crabtree. While the Raiders figure to be a bit more aggressive against the Chiefs on Thursday, the team's offensive problems don't seem to be as simple as not attempting enough passes downfield. Cooper's nightmare season is the obvious issue, but the team also hasn't gotten much from Marshawn Lynch, who's averaging 3.7 yards per carry and has yet to break off a run of more than 15 yards. Carr may have to put the team on his (injured) back in order to end the four-game losing streak Thursday.

  • Carr completed 21 of 30 passes for 171 yards, one touchdown and a pair of interceptions during Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Chargers. Carr, who suffered a transverse process fracture in his back during the Raiders' Week 4 loss to the Broncos, made his return to lead Oakland's offense following just a one-game absence. The team's struggles continued, however, as Carr has failed to eclipse the 200-yard passing mark since Week 2. He averaged just 5.6 yards per completion when throwing to Amari Cooper, while Michael Crabtree remained the quarterback's top target with six catches for 52 yards and a score. Having avoided any significant setbacks, Carr should be good to go Thursday against the Chiefs on short rest.

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