QB Derek Carr - Oakland Raiders
|6-2, 214||Born: 3-28-1991||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 2|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 16 vs IND (20 / 30 / 228 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Carr suffered a fractured fibula. According to Adam Scheffer, he is out 6-8 weeks. His season is almost certainly over. His loss is a crushing blow for the offense and the Raiders playoff hopes. The injury came on a hit from Trent Cole with the Raiders firmly control, leading 33-14 early in the fourth quarter. Carr had been having an excellent season with 28 touchdown passes and seven come from behind fourth quarter victories. Before the injury, Carr was outstanding. He threw three first half touchdown passes: a 1-yarder to Andre Holmes, a 5-yarder to Clive Walford and a 4-yarder to Jalen Richard.
2016 Week 15 vs SD (19 / 30 / 213 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 5 / 0 rush)
Carr threw an ugly interception in the red zone. He tried to hit Seth Roberts over the middle, but there were plenty of Chargers in the area. With Safety help over the top, the corner was easily able to undercut the route and make the interception. Carr has been deadly in the two-minute offense this season. He led another successful drive in the final minutes of the first half, which he capped off with a perfectly thrown 13-yard touchdown pass to Micheal Crabtree.
2016 Week 14 vs KC (17 / 41 / 117 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
The MVP candidate was atrocious on Thursday night. It was the worst game of his three-year career, with career lows in yards (117), completion percentage (41%) and passer rating (49.1). Usually one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the league, it seemed as if every other throw was off the mark on the night. Perhaps the cold weather played a factor. Or the recent finger injury bothered him more than it did in past weeks. Whatever the case, it was a brutal outing for Carr with very few highlights and way too many negative plays. Carr missed open receivers on some crucial third down plays early. He felt pressure that wasn't there on a couple occasions, rushing throws and causing inaccuracy. Perhaps the absence of star guard Kelechi Osemele caused Carr to be uncomfortable in the pocket. He made some bad decisions as well. Overlooking Amari Cooper wide open with room to run on a crossing pattern to force it deep to a well-covered Mychal Rivera was an especially poor choice. He put too much air on a pass that should have been an easy touchdown to Seth Roberts, allowing the defender to recover and make a play on the ball. Carr suffered some bad luck on what should have been a long touchdown pass to Cooper. Cooper was running free behind the defense and seemed to lose track of the ball at the last minute. It may have hit the spider-cam wire, causing a ricochet. Carr also didn't get much help from his receivers, with each of his top three targets dropping multiple passes.
2016 Week 13 vs BUF (19 / 35 / 260 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
Carr was outstanding and showed no signs of the injured ring finger he suffered late in Week 12 effecting his throws. The Raiders moved the ball with ease all day, but some miscues (including a drop by Michael Crabtree on what should have been an easy 13-yard touchdown) led to the offense having to settle for field goals in the first half. The passing offense really came to life midway through the third quarter and Carr led four touchdown drives in five possessions to notch yet another come from behind win. Carr hit Michael Crabtree for a short touchdown as he ran an in-breaking route along the backline of the end zone. Carr also hit Amari Cooper for a 37-yard touchdown. He pump-faked as Cooper faked the slant and then lofted it deep as Cooper roasted the corner on a double move down the sideline.
2016 Week 12 vs CAR (26 / 38 / 315 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / -13 / 0 rush)
Carr engineered a pair of long touchdown drives early with most of the passes going to secondary targets. The long gainers were to Seth Roberts and Johnny Holton. Carr finished off the first touchdown drive with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Roberts while Latavius Murray pounded it in from the goal line on the next drive after a long completion to Holton set the Raiders up inside the five. There was a scary moment early in the second half where a botched QB-Center exchange hit Carr awkwardly in the hand and dislocated his pinkie. The fumble led to a short touchdown for the Panthers and let them get back in the game. Carr missed a series before returning with a glove on his throwing hand and looked none the worse for wear, quickly firing a few nice passes into tight windows. His first drive back did end with an interception however, as an ill-advised throw on the run was picked off by Thomas Davis. Carr was awesome again in the fourth quarter. He led a long drive to tie the game midway through the quarter, capped off with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Clive Walford (followed by a successful 2-point conversion pass to Seth Roberts). He then led an 81-yard field goal drive on the next possession that featured a pair of long completions to Michael Crabtree that set up the game-winning field goal with under two minutes to play.
2016 Week 11 vs HOU (21 / 31 / 295 / 3 / 1 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Carr had another excellent game. It could have been a monster fantasy day, but Houston pass interference penalties negated what could have been a pair of touchdown passes. With Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts struggling with drops, Carr did much of his damage on throws to his backs. He hit Jalen Richard for a 17-yard touchdown and Jamize Olawale for a 75-yard score. The game-winning touchdown was a 35-yarder to Amari Cooper on a short dump off, with Cooper turning it into a big play with a sweet move after the grab. Jack Del Rio showed tremendous confidence in his young franchise quarterback by allowing him to throw while nursing a one-score lead in the game's final minutes. Carr responded with a huge 28-yard completion to Richard that allowed the Raiders to run out the clock.
2016 Week 9 vs DEN (20 / 31 / 184 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 3 / 0 rush)
Carr played well but had a poor fantasy day due to the Broncos grabbing Raiders receivers in the end zone, which kept Carr from completing any touchdown passes (instead setting up Latavius Murray for three one-yard rushing scores). Carr narrowly missed a touchdown connection with tight end Clive Walford on the first possession of the game. He slightly under threw Walford on a seam route which allowed the trailing linebacker to jump and get a hand on the pass. Carr led a long touchdown drive in the two-minute drill before halftime. He made a pretty throw with pressure in his face to Amari Cooper that might have been completed for a 24-yard touchdown, but Cooper was interfered with in the end zone to set the Raiders up at the goal line. On the next play, Carr hit Murray out of the backfield for a 1-yard touchdown pass but the play was called back due to ineligible man downfield. Carr got too aggressive with a two-score lead midway through the fourth quarter and threw what looked to be an ill-advised interception. After being ruled an interception on the field, it was overturned as the ball hit the ground. A few plays later, Carr helped put the game away as the Raiders drew a pass interference penalty on a deep ball near the end zone to Johnny Holton. Carr tried three times to throw short touchdown passes, but Crabtree was held by Chris Harris on an out route. Two plays later, Cooper drew an end zone pass interference on Harris on a fade route. The Raiders finally ran it the next play and Murray cashed in his third short touchdown run, leaving Carr without any touchdown passes for the game.
2016 Week 8 vs TB (40 / 59 / 513 / 4 / 0 pass, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Carr had an historic day, setting the Raiders all-time record for passing yards and becoming only the 3rd player ever to throw for 500 yards and 4+ touchdowns without an interception. His production was actually relatively modest until the final minutes of regulation and overtime. Nearly half of his passing yardage and two of his four touchdowns came in the final minutes of the fourth quarter and overtime. Carr's Week 8 fantasy owners owe a debt of gratitude to Sebastian Janikowski, who missed two game-winning field goal attempts that led to and then extended overtime and helped pave the way for Carr's huge game. Carr started slowly. The opening drive went 3-and-out and Carr fumbled after holding the ball too long in the pocket on the second drive. The Raiders only successful first half drive ended in a field goal after a Michael Crabtree touchdown was called back due to an obvious push off by Crabtree. After drawing a 31-yard pass interference penalty against Tampa on a throw to Amari Cooper in the end zone, Carr found tackle eligible Donald Penn wide open off of play action for a 1-yard touchdown pass. Carr's second touchdown was a 34-yarder to Amari Cooper, who beat a Safety in single coverage on a go rout. Carr threw with great anticipation and dropped it right in the bucket. Carr led a 75-yard touchdown drive in the final minutes of regulation that was aided by a 4th-down holding penalty away from the play after Carr missed Crabtree in the corner of the end zone. The next play, he hit Mychal Rivera in the middle of the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown to tie the game with under two minutes to play. In the final seconds of regulation, Carr scrambled for 12-yards to set up a game-winning, 50-yard field goal attempt for Janikowski, but the veteran kicker missed it. Carr setup another long field goal attempt with a long drive to open overtime, but Janikowski again missed. On 4th-and-4 and under two minutes left in overtime, Carr hit Seth Roberts for a game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass. Carr hit Roberts across the middle and a pair of Bucs defenders collided trying to make the tackle, which left Roberts all alone to sprint the final 30 yards into the end zone.
2016 Week 7 vs JAX (23 / 37 / 200 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
Carr had a quiet game, but smartly avoided big mistakes by limiting himself to safe throws and picking and choosing when to take his shots. Carr moved the Raiders down the field with some nice throws on the second drive of the game, including a 3rd-and-long conversion to Michael Crabtree rolling hard to his right. He hit Clive Walford in the end zone for what should have been a short touchdown pass, but Walford dropped it and the Raiders had to settle for a field goal. After a Jaguars fumble set the Raiders up in the red zone, they went three-and-out and had to settle for a field goal when Carr wasn't able to hook up with Seth Roberts in the end zone on third down. Carr was masterful in the two-minute offense before halftime, leading a long touchdown drive. The big play came on a 56-yard completion deep down the sideline to Crabtree. Carr pump-faked to freeze the corner, allowing Crabtree to get on top of him and then dropped it in the bucket deep down the field where Crabtree made a diving catch. Two plays later, Carr hit Crabtree for a 2-yard touchdown. Crabtree separated from man coverage on a quick slant and it was an easy throw for Carr to hit his top red zone target.
2016 Week 6 vs KC (22 / 34 / 225 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
Carr came out of the gates quickly, leading a quick, 7-play touchdown drive on the game's opening drive after a big return set the Raiders up with the ball just over midfield. He was able to connect three times for 41 yards to Amari Cooper on the drive to set up first-and-goal inside the Chiefs 5-yard line. Carr finished off the drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass over the middle to Andre Holmes. The Raiders went empty backfield with five wide receivers and Holmes was matched up in the slot against a smaller safety and Carr put it up high where Holmes was able to go up and make the play despite being held. On the second drive of the game, Carr threw an ugly interception. Michael Crabtree got behind Marcus Peters and was open. But Carr was rolling to his right, threw off his back foot and couldn't get enough on the pass. It came up well short of Crabtree and right into the hands of Peters. The Raiders offensive line is strong, but the right tackle position has consistently allowed pressure in recent weeks and pressure from the right helped to cause the poor throw by Carr. The Raiders went for it on 4th-and-5 in the first half from on the fringe of field goal range and Carr missed badly on a sideline throw in the direction of Seth Roberts. Carr should have been picked midway through the fourth quarter when he threw it straight into the chest of a Chiefs linebacker, who dropped it. With the Raiders driving into the red zone while trailing by two scores midway through the fourth quarter, Carr scrambled up the middle and had the ball knocked loose from behind. It was recovered by the Chiefs, essentially ending the Raiders chances.
2016 Week 5 vs SD (25 / 40 / 317 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)
Carr had a big game with two touchdowns, but three near misses on end zone connections to Amari Cooper foiled what easily could have been a five-touchdown performance. The game began with a bad decision by Carr leading to a Chargers interception. Oakland was trying to set up a screen to DeAndre Washington, but LB Jatavis Brown came screaming in unblocked and Carr panicked. He threw the ball into traffic before Washington could even get his head turned around and DT Brandon Mebane picked it off. Carr could have had a monster day, but Amari Cooper landed with a toe out of bounds in the end zone on two separate potential touchdowns that led instead to short Raiders field goals. Carr stood tall in the pocket and delivered a strike to Amari Cooper for a 64-yard touchdown despite pressure right in his face. Carr connected for a beautiful 21-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on a 4th-and-2. Carr ran a go route down the right sideline and Carr dropped it in perfectly over his outside shoulder.
2016 Week 4 vs BAL (25 / 35 / 199 / 4 / 0 pass, 3 / -2 / 0 rush)
After a great punt-return set the Raiders up with 1st-and-goal from the 6-yard line, Carr immediately cashed in with a touchdown pass to Seth Roberts. After a play action fake, he rolled right and threw a dart on the run to Roberts in the right corner of the end zone. Carr threw his second touchdown pass of the day on another 1st-and-goal pass. This time, a perfectly placed 5-yarder to Michael Crabtree on a fade in the corner of the end zone. Carr's third touchdown of the day was a 13-yard completion on a laser across the middle to Crabtree.
2016 Week 3 vs TEN (21 / 35 / 249 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Carr quickly marched the team down the field for a touchdown on their first possession. He also had an early 24-yard touchdown pass to Clive Walford wiped off the board due to a holding call on Donald Penn and the team had to settle for a field goal. Carr led a 91-yard drive in the final minutes of the first half. He capped it off with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts. Carr hit Roberts on a short out route and the corner took a terrible angle, which allowed Roberts to break a tackle and sprint down the sideline for the score. Carr faced more pass rush pressure than he is normally accustomed to and did very well on a number of plays using his athleticism to escape the pocket and extend the play. On one play, he juked his way out of three tackles in the pocket and scrambled to his right, then threw across his body deep down the field for a 29-yard completion to Michael Crabtree. Carr had Amari Cooper open for a long touchdown in the fourth quarter but badly missed on the pass. On the next play, he threw an interception on a pass intended for Michael Crabtree. The defender arrived early (he probably should have been called for interference) and popped the ball up into the air.
2016 Week 2 vs ATL (34 / 45 / 299 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / 10 / 0 rush)
As Carr noted after the game by Carr, the Falcons "really, really don't want you to throw deep." The defensive game plan forced Carr to regularly check down to his tight ends and running backs underneath for short gains. Carr only took a couple shots deep. One deep shot to Crabtree drew a defensive interference penalty in the end zone to set up the Raiders first touchdown. Carr's first passing touchdown came on a broken coverage, which allowed Clive Walford to come wide open down the left sideline for an easy pitch and catch. Carr's second touchdown pass came early in the fourth quarter on a short 4th-down pass to a wide-open Michael Crabtree on a delayed slant route that fooled the Falcons defense. Carr made a special play on a crucial 3rd-and-3 late in the game. He bought time in the pocket, juked a pass rusher and delivered a strike to Amari Cooper for what should have been a 52-yard touchdown. But Cooper was ruled to have stepped out of bounds prior to the catch and the play was brought back. Carr led a long touchdown drive against the Falcons prevent defense, marching down the field with almost every pass a short dump off over the middle to his running backs. He finished off the drive with his third touchdown pass, a 6-yard toss to Andre Holmes after Carr rolled to his right to buy time.
2016 Week 1 vs NO (24 / 38 / 319 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
Carr had a strong overall game. He was poised throughout and showed off the big arm and accuracy that has made him one of the game's best young passers. He also is an underrated athlete and used his feet to his advantage often against the Saints. On an early 3rd-and-long, Carr scrambled and leaped over a defender to pick up a first down. On a number of other plays, he rolled away from pressure to avoid sacks and buy time for his receivers to get open downfield. Aside from a ball that was tipped at the line and landed amongst traffic, Carr never came close to throwing an interception and avoided taking any undue risks. He threw his first touchdown pass of the game with under a minute left on a short route across the middle by Seth Roberts. He got rid of the ball quickly and hit Roberts in stride, which allowed him to spin past a group of Saints defenders near the goal line. Carr converted two-of-three 2-point conversion attempts in the 4th quarter. He won the game in the final minute with a perfectly thrown fade route to Michael Crabtree for two points to put the Raiders up by one.
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