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QB Derek Carr - Oakland Raiders

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 23): Carr was throwing downfield with accuracy and threatening the defense with extended plays against the Chiefs. Amari Cooper got back on track and Jared Cook was consistent and difficult to contain in the passing game. Carr is back to being a QB1 heading into a matchup at Buffalo.

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Recent Stats and Projections

4 at DEN 34 10 18 143 1 0 0 0 0 0 11.15
6 vs LAC 58 21 30 171 1 2 1 0 0 0 9.55
7 vs KC 82 29 52 417 3 0 1 15 0 0 34.35
8 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay * 20 32 * * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs LAC (21 / 30 / 171 / 1 / 2 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Carr returned after missing a week with a back injury and was solid. He had three turnovers but none were completely his fault. His first throw of the game he targeted Michael Crabtree in single coverage 15 yards down the right sideline. Carr expected Crabtree to keep running while Crabtree stopped and looked back for the ball. It went over his head and into the arms of a defender. The second interception was a short pass that bounced off of the hands of Marshawn Lynch and to a defender. The strip sack was an incredible play by Joey Bosa. Carr threw a beautiful 23-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree. He let go of the pass before Crabtree even made his break and it was perfectly placed and timed when Crabtree came out of his break and looked back for the ball. The Raiders moved the ball well and were mostly stopped by their own penalties and the three turnovers.

2017 Week 4 vs DEN (10 / 18 / 143 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Carr got off to another slow start, failing to pick up a single first down in the first quarter of the game. Most of the early struggles weren't on Carr. Offensive line penalties and lack of open receivers were the primary problems. The only really poor play by Carr came on a 3rd-and-long late in the first quarter when he threw well behind Amari Cooper, who had come open on an out route. Carr started to get things rolling in the second quarter. He led a long drive into field goal range that was stymied on a failed 4th-and-1 running play. Then he came back with a 99-yard touchdown drive. The big play was a 64-yard touchdown pass to backup speedster Johnny Holton. Holton ran past the Safety and Carr put it right on the money 50 yards downfield, allowing Holton to make the catch on the run and get into the end zone. After the two nice drives in the second quarter, the offense was again a disaster after halftime with back-to-back three-and-outs. Penalties and zero success in the running game put the Raiders in 3rd-and-long situations with no real chance to convert against a dominant Broncos pass rush. Carr took a couple big hits and left the game with five minutes left in the third quarter due to back spasms. He tried to get loose on the sideline but did not return. "I think he just got roughed up there. He got tackled. Something causes his back to spasm up," Del Rio said. "I didn't see much that would indicate that he would be injured. His back spasmed up." It looks like Carr will be fine for Week 5.

2017 Week 3 vs WAS (19 / 31 / 118 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)

Carr made a few bad decisions but was not the primary problem for an offense that was dominated in the trenches and unable to win one-on-one matchups downfield. Carr's first pass of the game brought his most egregious mistake. He threw deep down the left sideline trying to hit Amari Cooper, but Washington's defensive backs had him bracketed and safety Montae Nicholson was easily able to pick the pass off. Carr tried to look the safety off and froze him momentarily, but Nicholson still had plenty of time to recover and get back outside for the interception. The second drive was a three-and-out on which the Raiders line gave up sacks on both passing plays. The next drive also went three-and-out with an Amari Cooper drop forcing the punt. Carr was never able to get anything at all going with his with his wide receivers, who totaled just 40 yards on 15 targets as a group. Carr's second interception was also a bad decision. He tried to hit Seth Roberts down the seam against tight coverage and threw it straight into the hands of Kendall Fuller. The Raiders only points came after Washington fumbles let Oakland start drives in the red zone. Carr was able to take advantage of the first fumble, quickly hitting Jared Cook down the left sideline for a 21-yard touchdown.

2017 Week 2 vs NYJ (23 / 28 / 230 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Carr made it look easy against an overmatched Jets secondary. He identified and took advantage of mismatches with his talented receiving weapons often facing single coverage and took care of the ball with safe, high-percentage throws. Carr showed veteran savvy with a hard count that drew the Jets offsides on a key first-quarter third down. Carr threw a pair of touchdown passes to Michael Crabtree early in the game. The first came on first-and-goal from the two-yard line. Carr threw a perfect fade into the corner of the end zone over the hands of the corner but low enough for Crabtree to leap up and make a play on the ball. The next drive, it was a 26-yard touchdown to Crabtree. Carr threw a back shoulder fade and Crabtree did the rest, easily coming back to grab it at the 5-yard line and then juking the corner to get into the end zone. After Amari Cooper drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone, Carr again connected with Crabtree for a short touchdown. Carr rolled right and Crabtree ran a smooth quick out as the duo made it look easy for the third time.

2017 Week 1 vs TEN (22 / 32 / 262 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)

Carr was excellent and fully in control of the offense. He showed off his elite arm strength and accuracy on some difficult throws. He did sail a few easier throws, but overall was very good. It took the Raiders all of four plays (and two minutes) to go 50 yards and score their first touchdown of the season after the Titans attempted an onside kick to open the game. Carr completed all three of his passes for 36 yards on the opening drive, capped off by an 8-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper. Cooper caught a short slant and did all of the heavy lifting in getting the ball into the end zone. The Carr-Cooper had some highlights, but also misfired quite a bit. Carr threw it over Cooper's head on three different plays over the course of the game. The duo was also unable to hook up on three straight attempts from the 2-yard line. Carrying over a theme from last season, Carr was again masterful running the hurry-up offense. He drove the team 41 yards in 43 seconds for a field goal before half time. Carr's best throw of the day was a bullet placed perfectly in between three defenders for a 19-yard touchdown to Seth Roberts. He even looked off the safety before firing off the perfect pass.


Latest News

Raiders | Derek Carr tops 400 yards passing (Fri Oct 20, 12:11 AM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 29 of 52 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Oct. 19. Carr added a 15-yard run and did not turn the ball over.

Our View: Carr was bold throwing downfield, negotiated the pocket well, and avoided mistakes. He is back to being a QB1 going into a matchup with Buffalo next week.
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Raiders | Oakland struggling on offense (Tue Oct 17, 02:08 PM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr and the rest of the offense have yet to hit their stride this year. On the season, there have been 42 300-yard passing games, 44 100-yard receiving games and 32 100-yard rushing games by individual players. The Raiders boast zero of those 118 such games.

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Raiders | Rough outing for Derek Carr (Mon Oct 16, 07:13 AM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 21 of his 30 pass attempts for 171 yards and one touchdown, but he was also picked off twice in Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers.

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Raiders | Derek Carr to start Week 6 (Sat Oct 14, 08:41 AM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (back) will start Week 6's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Our View: Carr is back after suffering this injury against the Broncos in Week 4. The initial prognosis was 2-6 weeks of recovery and obviously Carr is on the short side of that. Fantasy owners should look at him as a QB2 in Week 6.
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Raiders | Week 6 injury report for Raiders (Fri Oct 13, 05:34 PM) - Oakland Raiders CB Gareon Conley (shin), CB Antonio Hamilton (knee), LB Marquel Lee (ankle) and DB Jamize Olawale (concussion) did not practice Friday, Oct. 13, and all four are listed as out for Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers. CB David Amerson (shoulder), LB Cory James (knee) and RB DeAndre Washington (hamstring) were limited participants and are considered questionable. QB Derek Carr (back), WR Amari Cooper (knee), OG Gabe Jackson (foot) and TE Lee Smith (knee) practiced in full and have been removed from the report.

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