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Passing Yards
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Touchdown Passes
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Interceptions Thrown
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Passer Rating
FPTS
Fantasy Points
Jan 7, 2024 264 4 0 145.5 34
Dec 31, 2023 197 2 0 111.1 19
Dec 21, 2023 319 3 1 106.1 30
Dec 17, 2023 218 3 0 134.8 26
Dec 10, 2023 119 2 1 88.5 14
Player Outlook
Carr joined the Saints this offseason, but we don't expect the change of scenery to have a big impact on his Fantasy value. Once again, we're viewing Carr as a low-end QB2 who should be drafted in the final rounds as a backup in one-quarterback leagues. He is actually more valuable in leagues where you can start two QBs because of his floor, which is greatly enhanced by his job security. The way Carr beats those expectations is if Chris Olave and Michael Thomas both stay healthy all year and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael makes a major change to his game plan, which had the Saints at 26th in the NFL in pass attempts last year. In that scenario, Carr could sneak into the QB12 discussion.

Fantasy Stats

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Touchdown Passes
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Rushing Yards
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Fantasy Points
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Fantasy Points per Game
2023 3878 25 8 40 28316.6
2022 3522 24 14 102 25817.2
2021 4804 23 14 108 28917
3y Avg. 4143 25 12 117 1 28717.9
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Stellar numbers in Week 18 win

    Carr completed 22 of 28 passes for 264 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Saints' 48-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday. He also rushed once for six yards and committed a fumble recovered by New Orleans. Carr saved what may have been his sharpest all-around performance his first Saints season for last, tossing a season-high four touchdown passes while completing a season-best 78.5 percent of his throws in the process. The veteran signal-caller's touchdowns went to A.T. Perry (18, six yards), Chris Olave (26 yards) and Rashid Shaheed (39 yards), and he'll wrap up the regular season with a sparkling 14:2 TD:INT over his last five contests. The Saints need both the Packers and the Seahawks to lose their respective late-window games Sunday in order to still qualify for the postseason.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Sleeper QBs

    Carr is playing his best football of the season coming into Week 18 with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in his past four games while completing 73 percent of his passes. He's also scored at least 19.6 Fantasy points in three games in a row, and the Saints are still alive for the NFC South title or a Wild Card spot. Carr only scored 10.9 Fantasy points at Atlanta in Week 12 with no touchdowns and an interception, but he passed for 304 yards. Two of the past four quarterbacks against the Falcons have scored at least 24.1 Fantasy points, and Carr should have another strong performance in Week 18.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    Carr is playing his best football of the season coming into Week 18 with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions in his past four games while completing 73 percent of his passes. He's also scored at least 19.6 Fantasy points in three games in a row, and the Saints are still alive for the NFC South title or a Wild Card spot. Carr only scored 10.9 Fantasy points at Atlanta in Week 12 with no touchdowns and an interception, but he passed for 304 yards. Two of the past four quarterbacks against the Falcons have scored at least 24.1 Fantasy points, and Carr should have another strong performance in Week 18.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Week 18 Waiver Priority List

    Carr has scored at least 19.6 Fantasy points in three games in a row, and the Saints are still alive for the NFC South title or a Wild Card spot. Carr only scored 10.9 Fantasy points at Atlanta in Week 12 with no touchdowns and an interception, but he passed for 304 yards. Two of the past four quarterbacks against the Falcons have scored at least 24.1 Fantasy points.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Adds/Streamers (QB Preview)

    Carr has thrown 10 touchdown passes in his last four games and ranks as QB10 over that stretch in total Fantasy points. He'll be at home, in a dome, with something to play for. You can't ask for much more out of a Week 18 streamer.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Efficient, mistake-free in win

    Carr completed 24 of 32 passes for 197 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and added three carries for minus-3 yards in the Saints' 23-13 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. Carr was impressively efficient in a game the Saints surprisingly controlled for the most part. The veteran signal-caller focused heavily on Juwan Johnson, connecting with him on eight occasions for 90 yards while sending a team-high 12 passes his way. Both of Carr's touchdown passes also went to his tight ends, as he hit Johnson and Taysom Hill from four and 22 yards out, respectively. Carr now has multiple scoring tosses in four straight games heading into a key Week 18 home matchup against the Falcons.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Sleeper QBs

    Carr has caught fire in the past two games against the Giants and Rams with a combined 57.2 Fantasy points over that span, and he scored at least 26.3 points in each outing. This week, he has a favorable matchup against the Buccaneers, who are No. 8 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. Three quarterbacks in a row have scored at least 21.5 Fantasy points against Tampa Bay, and hopefully Carr can follow suit in Week 17.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Start Him (Lineup Decisions)

    There's definitely been a sense over the past two weeks that the Saints have turned the offense entirely over to Carr. Taysom Hill hasn't been playing as much (under 20% of the snaps in those past two), the Saints have averaged 17.5 RB runs per game (tied for eighth-fewest) and Carr has been lights out against bad pass defenses in the Giants and Rams. The Buccaneers remain one of the league's worst pass defenses -- they allowed over 300 total yards and two touchdowns to the Jaguars last week -- and offenses have averaged 39.0 pass attempts per game against them over the last five (fourth most). You should even excuse Carr's terrible Week 4 loss to the Bucs when he was playing with an injured shoulder and was relegated to checking down passes for four quarters. I'd start Carr over Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray and any QB who plays home games in Ohio.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Week 17 Waiver Priority List

    Carr is peaking at the right time for Fantasy managers with his best two-game stretch heading into Week 17 at Tampa Bay. He's scored a combined 57.2 Fantasy points in his past two outings against the Giants and Rams, with at least 26.3 points in each contest, and he has a favorable matchup against the Buccaneers, who are No. 8 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. Three quarterbacks in a row have scored at least 21.5 Fantasy points against Tampa Bay, and hopefully Carr can follow suit in Week 17.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Stellar performance in loss

    Carr completed 27 of 40 passes for 319 yards with three touchdowns and one interception and added two carries for two yards in the Saints' 30-22 loss to the Rams on Thursday night. He also threw for a two-point conversion. The veteran signal-caller had struggled most of his first Saints season in terms of establishing consistency and pushing the ball downfield, but he was able to reverse those trends Thursday, albeit in defeat. Carr's night progressively improved as it unfolded, and he capped off his standout performance with five- and 35-yard touchdown tosses to Juwan Johnson and A.T. Perry, respectively, in the fourth quarter. He also hit Rashid Shaheed from 45 yards out late in the first half for his first scoring pass of the night, marking his second straight three-touchdown tally. Carr's 300-yard effort was his sixth of the campaign overall and a particularly welcome sight for fantasy managers in their playoff contests after he'd topped out at 226 yards in five of his previous six games. The 10-year veteran will aim to carry over the momentum into a Week 17 road division clash with the Buccaneers on New Year's Eve.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Week 16 Waiver Priority List

    Carr just had his best Fantasy game of the season in Week 15 against the Giants with 26.3 points, and he did that without Chris Olave (ankle). Hopefully, Olave can return in Week 16 at the Rams, and Carr now has five passing touchdowns in his past two outings against the Panthers and Giants. The Rams are No. 7 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, and four quarterbacks in a row have scored at least 20.2 Fantasy points against Los Angeles. Carr is a good streaming option in deeper leagues, especially if Olave is healthy.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Dinks and dunks to Week 15 win

    Carr completed 23 of 28 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Giants. He also had minus-4 rushing yards on three attempts. With Chris Olave (ankle) inactive and Michael Thomas (knee) still on injured reserve, Carr had to rely on some unheralded receiving options. Carr connected with Keith Kirkwood for a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter before adding touchdown passes of 23 yards and one yard to tight ends Juwan Johnson and Jimmy Graham, respectively, in the second half. The three touchdown passes marked a new high for Carr in a Saints uniform. The 32-year-old quarterback will bring a 16:7 TD:INT into Thursday's road game against the Rams, though his ceiling will be capped if the Saints remain shorthanded in the receiving corps.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: May avoid injury report

    Head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that Carr (rib/shoulder) likely won't be included on the Saints' Week 15 injury report, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. Carr has entered and completed the concussion protocol on two occasions ahead of New Orleans' last three games, and he's also tended to rib and right shoulder concerns during that stretch. He relayed after this past Sunday's win against the Panthers that he was "up to" three rib fractures at this point in the season, according to Terrell. Having said that, Carr may avoid being listed on this week's practice report entirely, which will become known when the team posts its first version later Wednesday.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Tosses two touchdowns in Week 14

    Carr (rib/shoulder) completed 18 of 26 passes for 119 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 28-6 win against the Panthers. Not only did Carr suit up one week removed from suffering a concussion and rib and right shoulder injuries, he was playing without wide receiver Rashid Shaheed (thigh), gadget player Taysom Hill (foot/hand) and rookie running back Kendre Miller (ankle). While he failed to reach 200 passing yards for the fifth time in 13 games this season, Carr tossed multiple touchdowns for the fourth occasion, connecting with Chris Olave and Jimmy Graham for short scores (seven and four yards, respectively) in the fourth quarter. Afterward, Carr told Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com that he's "up to three rib fractures" through Week 14, so there's a decent chance he operates with practice restrictions as the Saints prepare for next Sunday's matchup with the Giants.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Playing in Week 14

    Carr (ribs/shoulder) is listed as active Sunday against the Panthers. Carr entered the protocol for head injuries for the second time in four weeks when he endured a big hit from Lions pass rusher Bruce Irvin last Sunday. At the same time, Carr suffered injuries to his right shoulder and ribs. While he was able to clear the protocol for head injuries by Friday afternoon, he entered the weekend as questionable before the Saints removed his designation Saturday afternoon. With his status confirmed for Week 14, Carr won't have his usual allotments of skill players available, as wide receiver Rashid Shaheed (thigh) and the do-it-all Taysom Hill (foot/hand) are inactive.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Cleared of injuries

    Carr (ribs/right shoulder) was upgraded to available and doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers, John Hendrix of SI.com reports. Carr cleared concussion protocol late Friday, but he had still been listed as questionable on the Saints' final Week 14 injury report after a non-displaced rib cartilage fracture to go with a right shoulder injury resulted in him turning in just one full practice this week. Though Carr is now officially cleared for Sunday's game, it's fair to wonder how healthy he truly is, given the litany of injuries he's battled this season along with the fact that he's now been in the concussion protocol twice in the past month alone. Even while playing in each of the Saints' last three contests, Carr has totaled just 640 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Though the 1-11 Panthers represent a favorable matchup on paper, Carolina's defense has gotten some reinforcement in recent weeks thanks to the returns of defensive backs Jaycee Horn and Jeremy Chinn and star edger rusher Brian Burns from injuries.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Clears protocol, on tap for start

    Carr (ribs/right shoulder) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, but he's on track to start after he cleared the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, a source tells Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football. Head coach Dennis Allen said Carr was still in the protocol when he met with the media Friday, but after he was a full participant in the Saints' practice later in the day, the quarterback apparently gained clearance when he met with an independent neurologist following practice. The Saints are unlikely to officially confirm Carr's availability for the Week 14 matchup until the team releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, but the 32-year-old is poised to direct the New Orleans as he usually does, provided he doesn't re-enter the protocol or experience a setback in his recovery from the other two injuries. Carr has yet to miss a game this season but has been included in the concussion protocol on two occasions and also exited early in a Week 3 loss in Green Bay due to a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Questionable after full practice

    Carr (concussion/rib/shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The progression to full participation after limited practices Wednesday and Thursday seemingly confirms that the real issue is whether or not Carr can clear concussion protocol in time for Sunday's game, as his shoulder or rib injuries don't look to be anything that would prevent him from playing. Head coach Dennis Allen said Friday that Carr and Jameis Winston both have taken snaps with the first-team offense in practice this week and both have been prepared to make the start, per Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football. Carr's availability for Week 14 won't necessarily come down to a game-time call ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, as players in concussion protocol often meet with independent neurologists late Friday or Saturday when attempting to attain clearance for game day. Still, fantasy managers should at least prepare for the possibility that Carr's status isn't confirmed one way or the other until 90 minutes before kickoff, when New Orleans releases its inactive list.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Maintains limited practice activity

    Carr (concussion/rib/right shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. Carr has opened Week 14 prep with a pair of limited practices, after the trio of injuries knocked him out early in this past Sunday's loss to the Lions. The concussion appears to be the chief concern for Carr at this juncture, considering that he was previously following the five-step protocol after exiting the Saints' Week 10 loss to Minnesota with a brain injury. He wasn't forced to miss any game action thanks to a well-timed Week 11 bye, but Carr could have a tougher time passing through the protocol ahead of this Sunday's contest against the Panthers. In order to play this weekend, Carr may need to practice fully Friday in addition to getting clearance from an independent neurologist. If Carr isn't available Sunday, Jameis Winston would likely step in as the Saints' starting quarterback.
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  • Saints' Derek Carr: Officially limited Wednesday

    Carr (concussion/rib/right shoulder) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, John Hendrix of SI.com reports. Just three days removed from sustaining a concussion in addition to injuries to his ribs and right shoulder, Carr was able throw and even sprint during the portion of Wednesday's session open to the media. Head coach Dennis Allen told Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football that Carr remains in the protocol for head injuries but "feels pretty good" with the other two health concerns. Still, Carr's availability for Sunday's game versus the Panthers will be subject to him gaining clearance from an independent neurologist. Unlike when he sustained a concussion back in Week 10, Carr won't have the benefit of a bye week to recover from the injury before the Saints return to action.
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