Derek Carr

#4 QB / Oakland Raiders / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lb Age: 27 College: Fresno State Bye 7

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QB Rank
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Player Outlook

Derek Carr is hoping for a rebound season this year after he struggled in 2017. Carr was the No. 8 Fantasy quarterback in standard leagues in 2016, but he regressed last year to finish at No. 17. Part of the problem was a back issue that cost him a game in Week 5. Part of the problem was a lack of talent around him, including an inconsistent season from his offensive line and star receiver Amari Cooper. The Raiders made some big changes this offseason to help Carr, including new coach Jon Gruden and new weapons in Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant, who will replace the departed Michael Crabtree. The hope is Carr can return to his 2016 form, but Fantasy owners should take a wait and see approach. Carr will not be drafted in the majority of one-quarterback leagues, but he could end up as a bye-week replacement or streaming option. If things go well for Carr early in the season make sure to add him off waivers because he could easily turn into a weekly starter in most formats.

Player News
  • Raiders' Derek Carr: Resting Saturday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Carr will not play in Saturday's preseason tilt against the Rams in order to rest, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Raiders are scheduled to open the season against the Rams, so it perplexed coach Jon Gruden when they also showed up on their preseason schedule. As a result, he has opted to rest Carr and several other starters in an execution of gamesmanship. The quarterback will likely see some action in the team's third exhibition game next week versus the Packers.

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  • Carr already seems to have a strong command of coach Jon Gruden's offense, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Known for his intensity and complex terminology, Gruden is asking Carr to take on a more active role making adjustments at the line of scrimmage. The 27-year-old quarterback seems to be responding as well as anyone could've hoped, though he only completed two of four passes for 11 yards in the preseason opener against Detroit. As encouraging as the positive reports from training camp may seem, Carr is still surrounded by uncertainty in an offense with a new coaching staff and no clear identity. The Raiders appear to have upgraded their receiving corps by swapping out Michael Crabtree and Cordarrelle Patterson for Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant and Ryan Switzer, but they made other moves hinting at an increased emphasis on the rushing attack, signing FB Keith Smith and TEs Lee Smith and Derek Carrier. New offensive coordinator Greg Olson has typically deployed pass-heavy attacks, whereas Gruden, the unquestioned shot-caller of the operation, has a more balanced track record.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carr: Getting along with Gruden
    By RotoWire Staff

    Carr said he enjoys working with new Raiders coach Jay Gruden, Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News reports. There was some concern Gruden's intensity would irk the 27-year-old quarterback, but that doesn't seem to be the case so far. The bigger concern is the mystery surrounding the identity of Oakland's offense, as Gruden was aggressive in adding wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant to replace Michael Crabtree, yet also gave significant guaranteed money to a pair of blocking tight ends (Lee Smith, Derek Carrier) and a traditional lead-blocking fullback (Keith Smith). The offseason moves suggest Gruden wants to keep Carr in the range of 500-550 pass attempts while giving Marshawn Lynch more carries (207 last year), but the plan also requires improvement from an Oakland defense that surrendered a 68.1 completion percentage in 2017. For what it's worth, offensive coordinator Greg Olson is known for pass-heavy attacks, including during his previous stint with the Raiders, which featured 599 attempts from Carr as a rookie in 2014.

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  • Carr acknowledges that the back injury he suffered in Week 4 of the 2017 campaign was something he had to contend with as the season progressed, CSN's Scott Bair reports. "I had to deal with it," Carr noted. "I had to do certain things to manage it, but I just didn't talk about it. I didn't want it to be an excuse." After suffering three transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 1, it was originally estimated that Carr would miss 2-to-4 weeks, but he only ended up sitting out one contest. Though it would be a stretch to say Carr's back issue was the only reason for his statistical regression in 2017, it certainly didn't help his cause. Looking ahead, Carr now has a full offseason to heal up, plus he's excited to work with a new head coach in Jon Gruden. Carr indicated that he wants Gruden to be tough on him, and we suspect his wish will be accommodated by the intense coach, who the signal-caller has known since the two filmed a Gruden QB Camp segment in 2014. It's also worth noting Gruden has a 10-year deal with the Raiders, which effectively ends the team's recent coaching carousel, and we'd expect the team to make some tweaks at the skill positions, possibly at running back, where Marshawn Lynch's 2018 status has yet to be cemented, according to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.

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  • Carr, who completed 19 of 28 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, finishes up his 2017 campaign with 323 completions on 515 attempts, 3,496 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 15 games. Carr connected with Amari Cooper for a 60-plus yard touchdown for the second consecutive week, but otherwise turned in another mediocre performance as the Raiders fell to 6-10. The fourth-year quarterback failed to live up to his lofty expectations throughout the season after making a case for MVP in 2016, posting his worst numbers since entering the league as a rookie in 2014. Looking ahead to 2018, the Raiders may elect to move on from offensive coordinator Todd Downing during the upcoming offseason after such a disappointing effort. On a more positive note, Carr's favorite targets in Cooper, Michael Crabtree and tight end Jared Cook are all slated to return as the group continues to build chemistry.

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Completed Games

WK OPP PAATT PACMP PAYD PATD PAINT RUYD RUTD FPTS
1 @TEN 32 22 262 2 0 2 0 22
2 NYJ 28 23 230 3 0 0 0 27
3 @WAS 31 19 118 1 2 5 0 8
4 @DEN 18 10 143 1 0 0 0 11
*5 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 LAC 30 21 171 1 2 0 0 10
7 KC 52 29 417 3 0 15 0 35
8 @BUF 49 31 313 1 2 0 0 16
9 @MIA 30 21 300 1 1 -3 0 17
10 BYE - - - - - - - -
11 NE 49 28 237 1 1 0 0 16
12 DEN 24 18 253 2 0 -3 0 20
13 NYG 36 22 287 1 0 -1 0 17
14 @KC 41 24 211 1 2 0 0 14
15 DAL 38 21 171 2 0 47 0 20
16 @PHI 29 15 140 1 2 3 0 9
17 @LAC 28 19 243 1 1 1 0 12
PROJECTION 562 348 3758 22 14 67 0.3 257.2

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/11 Los Angeles Rams 9 16.65
2 09/16 @Denver Broncos 13 18.06
3 09/23 @Miami Dolphins 21 19.69
4 09/30 Cleveland Browns 28 21.31
5 10/07 @Los Angeles Chargers 3 14.50
6 10/14 Seattle Seahawks 7 15.63
7 BYE - - -
8 10/28 Indianapolis Colts 24 20.19
9 11/02 @San Francisco 49ers 27 21.00
10 11/11 Los Angeles Chargers 3 14.50
11 11/18 @Arizona Cardinals 20 19.69
12 11/25 @Baltimore Ravens 2 14.13
13 12/02 Kansas City Chiefs 25 20.41
14 12/10 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 16.18
15 12/16 @Cincinnati Bengals 12 17.94
16 12/25 Denver Broncos 13 18.06
17 12/30 @Kansas City Chiefs 25 20.41

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Career Stats

Season CmpPct PaYd PaTD PaInt RuYd RuTD FPTS
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 62.7 3496 22 13 66 0 262
2016 63.7 3937 28 6 70 0 330
2015 61.1 3987 32 13 138 0 347
2014 58.1 3270 21 12 87 0 244
3 Year Avg 62.5 3807 27 11 91 0 312
Career 61.3 14690 103 44 366 0

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