QB Derek Carr - Oakland Raiders

6-2, 214Born: 3-28-1991College: Fresno StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 2014

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 16): Carr mustered very little for fantasy despite the opponent, one he had put up good numbers against at home over the last two years. He's a desperation play against Minnesota this week.

Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings

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FBG says: Bad matchup. In week two, Oakland's passing attack failed to build upon the momentum of its impressive showing in week one against the Denver Broncos. At home against the Kansas City Chiefs, while playing catch-up for the majority of the game, Derek Carr elected to dump the ball off underneath rather than push the ball down the field. The refusal to attempt deep-passes highly resembles Derek Carr's 2018 passing tendencies, which proved to be highly inefficient. Although his tendencies changed wildly from week one to week two, Carr's favorite targets remained the same. Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller proved to stand alone atop the depth chart once again against Kansas City with seven targets each. Rookie Hunter Renfrow emerged as a potentially viable option after a quiet NFL debut with 4 receptions for 30 yards on 8 targets in week two. On the offensive line, the Raiders get Richie Incognito back from a two-game suspension heading into a week three clash with the Minnesota Vikings. Before sitting out the 2018 season, Incognito had progressed into one of the NFL's best interior pass-blockers. Incognito remains a bit of an unknown entering his first start in nearly 625 days, but it is almost inconceivable that his performance will be worse than Jordan Devey, the team's fill-in at left guard. Through two weeks, Minnesota's pass defense has been impressive. In the season opener, the Atlanta Falcons struggled to move the ball down the field, en-route to just a 12-point offensive performance. An early Vikings lead forced the Falcons into a pass-heavy approach throughout the game. The subsequent 304 passing yards compiled by quarterback Matt Ryan were primarily a product of a massive 46 pass attempts. In week two, the Minnesota Vikings went into Green Bay lost 21-16 as Aaron Rodgers threw for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns. One of the touchdowns came on a slip screen to running back Aaron Jones, and Minnesota's pass defense is hardly to blame the score. The Minnesota secondary is led by All-Pro safety Harrison Smith, who consistently ranks amongst the league's best safeties in coverage. Smith has not disappointed in 2019, turning in back-to-back strong performances; he has already matched his entire 2018 tally in pass-breakups through just two games. Alongside Harrison Smith, Anthony Harris has quickly become one of the league's most impressive young safeties. Harris, a former-undrafted free agent, has already intercepted opposing quarterbacks twice in the teams first two games, tied for the league lead. Minnesota's defensive line also sports an impressive duo of its own: Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen. Both Hunter and Griffen have already registered 15 quarterback-pressures each. Minnesota's strengths along the defensive-front and in the secondary make their defense one of the league's most-impressive all-around units, especially against the pass.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs DEN 58 22 26 259 1 0 2 2 0 0 17.15
2 vs KC 65 23 38 198 1 2 2 18 0 0 12.7
3 at MIN PROJ-Dodds * 21 34 * * * 2 * * * *
3 at MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 21 34 * * * 2 * * * *
3 at MIN PROJ-Bloom * 18 33 * * * 2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Derek Carr's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs KC (23 / 38 / 198 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 18 / 0 rush)

Carr was hot to start the game. Even with a pair of costly drops, he marched the offense down the field for a field goal on the opening drive. He came right back with a long touchdown drive on the next possession. The big play was a 43-yard pass interference on a play-action deep pass to Ryan Grant. Carr finished the drive off with a 4-yard touchdown strike to Tyrell Williams in the back of the end zone to stake the Raiders to a 10-0 lead. It was all downhill from there. On a 3rd-and-11 in the second quarter, Carr scrambled and sacrificed his body trying to leap over a defender to stretch the ball for the first down but came up a yard short. While the Raiders struggled to move the ball in the second quarter, the Chiefs poured it on with four touchdowns. On the opening drive of the second half, the Raiders quickly pushed deep into Chiefs territory but a 1st-and-goal pass intended for Tyrell Williams was picked off. Carr threw the fade to Williams who was in single coverage and the cor-nerback was able to stymie Williams and position himself to pick it off. Carr had a strange interception on the next drive. His wide receiver was running a quick slant and collided with a Chiefs defender, knocking them both to the ground. He was Carr's target and the pass in his direction was easily intercepted. The refs called pass inter-ference on the Raiders, feeling that the play was a designed pick to open up the crossing route to the tight end. Though considering Carr was targeting the receiver, it was a strange call. The two interceptions ended any realistic chances of a Raiders comeback.

2019 Week 1 vs DEN (22 / 26 / 259 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)

Carr was fantastic in his 2019 debut. He looked confident and in control of the offense and seemed to be having fun, which was a rarity in 2018. He was extremely efficient, completing 85% of his passes. He showed a real rapport with both Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller, who look to be his top targets. After a couple long hookups with Waller to get into the red zone, Carr finished off the opening drive of the game with a bullet between defenders to Williams for an 8-yard touchdown. Carr looked comfortable on play action, executing fakes and turning to find open receivers across the middle. Carr also showed a bit more playmaking than last year. He scrambled on a third down in the red zone and fired a 10-yard pass to Hunter Renfrow just shy of the end zone to setup the Raiders second touchdown. Carr audibled to a play action pass on a 3rd-and-1 when he saw Williams in single coverage and was able to connect on a deep ball for a 43-yard pickup. Facing 3rd-and-8 at the two minute warning, Carr went to Gruden and suggested a screen to Williams. Gruden agreed and Carr was able to complete the pass for 10 yards to essentially ice the game. Overall, it was one of Carr's best performances in recent years.

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Latest News

Raiders | Derek Carr tops in big-time throws (Thu Sep 12, 02:38 PM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr led all quarterbacks with a 15.4-percent rate of big-time throws in Week 1, according to Pro Football Focus.

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Raiders | Derek Carr tremendously efficient in win (Tue Sep 10, 01:21 AM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 22-of-26 passes for 259 yards, one touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos on Monday, Sept. 9.

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Schedule

3@ Minnesota Vikings
4@ Indianapolis Colts
5vs Chicago Bears
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7@ Green Bay Packers
8@ Houston Texans
9vs Detroit Lions
10vs Los Angeles Chargers
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12@ New York Jets
13@ Kansas City Chiefs
14vs Tennessee Titans
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Los Angeles Chargers
17@ Denver Broncos