QB David Carr - Free Agent
|6-3, 223||Born: 7-21-1979||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1 (2002)|
SummaryAfter making steady improvements in each of his first three seasons, Carr regressed in 2017. His yards per attempt fell below 7.0 for the first time since his rookie season, he had a career-high 2.5% interception rate. His 22 touchdown passes were 10 fewer than his 2015 total. Carr's fantasy production suffered as well, with Carr posting just low-end QB2 numbers. While he has yet to put up a QB1 fantasy season, Carr was on the cusp in both 2015 and 2016 with Top-15 finishes. Carr's 2017 fantasy prospects are largely dependent upon the effectiveness of the new coaching staff and the successful integration of new players surrounding him. Jon Gruden was once considered a brilliant offensive mind but the game has changed in the decade that Gruden has been out of coaching. Gruden's ability to quickly adapt his offense to the current game will be a key to whether the Raiders and Carr can have success. The offensive line is in transition with rookie first-rounder Kolton Miller likely to step into the all-important left tackle position. The receiving corps will have two new starters, with the arrival of 33-year old Jordy Nelson and the mercurial Martavis Bryant. Whether Nelson has anything left in the tank and if Bryant can stay on the straight and narrow will have a major impact on the Raiders offense. So too will the play of Carr's top target, Amari Cooper. Cooper's drops and tendency to disappear for large stretches hamstrung the Raiders offense in 2017. Carr signed a monster 5 year, $125M dollar extension prior to the 2016 NFL season and is locked in as the Raiders franchise quarterback through 2022. He has a big arm, solid athleticism and above-average accuracy when he can get in a groove. Carr could again be a high-end QB2 and solid starting fantasy option if the Raiders wide receiver corps gels quickly. (May 28)
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
David Carr's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.