QB Derek Carr - Oakland Raiders
|6-2, 214||Born: 3-28-1991||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Derek Carr's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs DEN (29 / 46 / 391 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Carr threw for 391 yards against the Broncos. It was his first game with 300+ passing yards all season. Much of the yardage was racked up after the catch. Darren Waller caught a short screen pass near the line of scrimmage and broke loose for a 75-yard gain. The second-longest gain of the day, 33 yards, also came on a screen pass. Carr and the Raiders offense moved the ball well between the 20s but consistently bogged down in the red zone. The Raiders first three drives each stalled out in the red zone and they came away with a total of just three points on the drives. Carr missed a wide open Hunter Renfrow in the end zone on the opening drive, which ended up costing the Raiders seven points when the short field goal attempt was mixed. Carr missed Renfrow once more later in the game but otherwise showed a strong rapport with the emerging rookie. Both Renfrow and Waller had 100+ receiving yards on the day and were Carr's favorite targets throughout. Carr led a long touchdown drive in the final minute of the game, throwing a 3-yard touchdown strike to Hunter Renfrow to pull the Raiders within one point at 16-15. They went for two points and the win and Carr's pass was batted down at the line of scrimmage.
2019 Week 16 vs LAC (26 / 30 / 291 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 3 / 1 rush)
Carr did an excellent job of managing the game. Almost all of his passes were within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage but he was able to hit his guys in stride to allow for yard after the catch opportunities. On the Raider first possession, he hit Hunter Renfrow on a short slant and Renfrow was able to bounce off of a tackle and get past the safety who flew down at a bad angle to get loose for a 46-yard touchdown. The Raiders next couple drives were plagued by penalties and Carr checked it down on 3rd-and-longs to play the field position game. He was masterful in the two-minute drill before halftime, driving the team 75 yards in under two minutes to take the lead into halftime. He picked apart the Chargers soft coverage with underneath throws to get deep into the red zone. From there, he took it himself. After a play-action fake he rolled right and could have tried to throw it up to Darren Waller sprinting along the back of the end zone but instead tucked it and ran, beating the chasing linebacker to the pylon for a 3-yard rushing touchdown. With the lead, the Raiders went extremely run heavy in the second half. Carr was able to come up with some short 3rd-down completions, mostly to Hunter Renfrow, to keep the chains moving.
2019 Week 15 vs JAX (22 / 36 / 267 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Carr had a strong game despite fairly modest numbers. He hit Tyrell Williams for a 40-yard touchdown on the opening drive. Carr hit Williams in stride over the middle on a crossing route and Williams broke a tackle to get loose for the long score. Carr was on the same page with Darren Waller throughout the game, hooking up with his big tight end for a number of chunk gains. Sacks and penalties caused a few Raiders drives to stall but it looked like the game was in hand. With the Raiders looking to ice the game late, Carr ran for 11 yards and slid before going out of bounds prior to the two-minute warning. The refs made the incorrect call judging he went out of bounds, which may have been the difference in the game. The Raiders missed a field goal and Jacksonville had enough time to score the go-ahead touchdown. Carr got the ball back with thirty seconds left and quickly got the team in position for a couple Hail Mary attempts. Both were batted down in the end zone.
2019 Week 14 vs TEN (25 / 34 / 263 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 17 / 0 rush)
Carr was effective in the first half, leading three touchdown drives. He took advantage of a broken coverage to hit Rico Gafford for a 49-yard touchdown. Gafford was wide open down the right sideline and Carr spotted him and delivered an on-target deep ball. He also connected with Foster Moreau for a short touchdown. Carr rolled to his right after a play action fake and directed traffic before finally tossing it to Moreau in the back of the end zone. Carr's biggest problem was a lack of aggressiveness at times. He settled for underneath completions short of the line to gain on multiple third-down plays. With the Raiders defense unable to stop Tennessee, he couldn't afford to play it safe. Late in the game and trailing by three scores, the Raiders went for it on 4th-and-goal. Carr scrambled to buy time and then just threw it away without even trying to give one of his receivers a chance. There was no downside to throwing it into traffic so the toss into the stands was a puzzling decision.
2019 Week 13 vs KC (20 / 30 / 222 / 1 / 2 pass, 3 / 7 / 0 rush)
It was another rough outing for Carr, who threw a pair of early interceptions that put the Raiders in a big hole they never came close to digging themselves out of. Carr was fooled by the Chiefs coverage on an opening-drive interception when he tried to hit Darren Waller on a deep post. Tyrann Mathieu let his defender go and cut right in front of Waller for the interception. Carr got fooled again a couple possessions later. The deep safety jumped the slant route and Carr threw it right to him for a pick six that put the Raiders into a 21-0 first-half hole. With Hunter Renfrow out, Carr's rapport with his wide receivers was non-existent. He completed just four passes for 34 yards to his wide receivers. All but one of those completions to wide receivers came on a garbage time drive in the final minutes with the Raiders trailing 38-3. Carr hit Derek Carrier for a meaningless 4-yard touchdown with less than a minute left to make the score look slightly less lopsided.
2019 Week 12 vs NYJ (15 / 27 / 127 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
The Raiders got blown out. Gruden threw in the towel late in the third quarter, pulling Carr and some other key starters. This season, Carr has benefited from the strong running game putting him in manageable downs and distances. That wasn't the case in this one. The Jets shut down Oakland's running game and consistently forced Carr and his receivers into 3rd-and-long. On the 11-play opening drive, Carr converted on a pair of long third downs with completions to Jalen Richard and Tyrell Williams. The Raiders were forced to settle for a field goal when Hunter Renfrow dropped a third-down pass. Those were the only points they'd get. The next drive died when Tyrell Williams had a bad drop on 3rd-and-long after Carr stepped up and threw a perfect pass. Drops were a huge problem all came in inclement weather. Carr hung Hunter Renfrow out to dry, leading him into a huge hit that jarred the ball loose and caused the next drive to stall. Carr threw a pick six trying to force it to Tyrell Williams on a short route over the middle. The defender arrived with the ball and got an arm on it to deflect it to a nearby teammate, who ran it in to put the Jets up 31 points midway through the third quarter. Carr went back out there for one more series. It ended when a free rusher up the middle forced Carr to throw it away. Gruden went to Mike Glennon the next possession.
2019 Week 11 vs CIN (25 / 29 / 292 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 1 / 1 rush)
Carr was efficient but he and the Raiders offense weren't as productive as they could have been against the Bengals defense. Carr completed his first 14 passes and had only five incompletions on the day. He hit Foster Moreau for a 2-yard touchdown on a misdirection play that fooled the Bengals defense and left Moreau all alone for an easy throw and catch. Carr just missed Darren Waller for what should have been a 3-yard touchdown. It looked like Carr expected Waller to sit down in the open spot in the zone while Waller instead kept running, causing the throw to be behind him. Aside from the one misstep with Waller, he and his top targets had a nice connection on the day. Carr hooked up with Tyrell Williams on four downfield passes, each of which went for gains of at least 17 yards. He had three 20+ yard completions to Darren Waller (one of which was brought back due to a penalty). Carr also hit Renfrow for big gains on a number of 3rd down conversions. He became a little too predictable in his 3rd-down reliance on Renfrow with a Bengals safety jumping the quick slant to Renfrow and picking Carr off.
2019 Week 10 vs LAC (21 / 31 / 218 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Carr was off target on too many passes in the first half. He threw it a couple feet too high to Tyrell Williams rolling to his right. He put too much air underneath a pass to Zay Jones, which led to an incompletion. Carr settled in a bit in the second half but there were few highlight throws, with many of the completions going to underneath targets. 10 of Carr's 21 completions went to running backs. His lone touchdown was a short pass to fullback Alec Ingold, who was uncovered after a play-action fake. Carr did take care of the ball, which ended up being the difference in the game. He has just one interception total in his last six outings.
2019 Week 9 vs DET (20 / 31 / 289 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Carr had his best game of the season, playing near flawlessly. He showed much better pocket presence than we have typically seen from him. His confidence in his blockers is lightyears ahead of where it was last year. Some of his most impressive plays came on terrible shotgun snaps from the backup center. He snagged one off of his shoelaces on the opening drive and was still able to deliver a quick strike to Hunter Renfrow to keep the chains moving. A terrible snap bounced past him in the second quarter and he was able to pick it up on the run, elude a defender and throw the ball away to keep the Raiders in position for a manageable field goal attempt. Carr made some highlight-reel worthy throws as well. On a 3rd-and-12, he handled another bad snap and then drilled it into a small hole between two Lions defenders for a 14-yard pickup to Tyrell Williams. He showed tremendous touch on a deep wheel route to Jalen Richard, dropping it into a bucket over Richard's shoulder between a trio of Lions defenders in the area for a 31-yard pickup. He had an easy 3-yard touchdown pass to Foster Moreau, who was wide open after finding an open spot in the zone. Carr made a really nice play on the game-winning 9-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow. Nothing was open initially so Carr sprinted to his left to buy time. Renfrow came open and Carr made a perfect pass on the run for the score.
2019 Week 8 vs HOU (18 / 30 / 285 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Carr performed well on the road in a tough environment. He threw an 8-yard touchdown to Darren Waller, who ran it in after catching a short dump off. Hunter Renfrow also did most of the work on his 65-yard touchdown. He caught a quick slant and split a pair of defenders to get loose for a long run after the catch. Carr's best play was his 46-yard touchdown pass to Tyrell Williams. He was able to buy time by rolling to his right and then made an accurate pass while getting hit that allowed Williams to catch it in stride and take it the rest of the way to the end zone. Carr was a little off with his accuracy targeting Darren Waller. He just missed him high a couple times and also had Waller open on a key fourth-quarter third down play and threw it too low, allowing the trailing linebacker to get his hands on it.
2019 Week 7 vs GB (22 / 28 / 293 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)
With Aaron Rodgers slicing through the Raiders defense, Carr needed to be almost perfect for the Raiders to have a chance to pull off the upset in Green Bay. He wasn't. His biggest mistake came a few minutes before halftime. On 2nd-and-goal from the three yard line, he bought some time then scrambled right and took off toward the end zone. He put the ball in his left hand and tried to dive along the sideline and extend the ball inside the pylon. However, it slipped out of his hand and flew out of the end zone for a touchback. Instead of the Raiders taking a 17-14 lead, the fumble followed promptly by a Packers touchdown put the Raiders in a 21-10 halftime hole. There were some positives in Carr's performance, however. Despite throwing to a young and not particularly talented group of receivers, Carr averaged over 10 yards per attempt and completed 22 of 28 attempts. He showed great touch on some fades along the sideline that went for big gains to Keelan Doss, Marcell Ateman, and Darren Waller. With the injuries at wide receiver, Carr has been especially reliant on his tight ends. He and Darren Waller have a tremendous connection. The two hooked up for a 7-yard touchdown in the middle of the end zone. They also had a 28-yard touchdown connection that was called back due to a holding call on the backup right tackle (who struggled at time filling in for Trent Brown). When Waller lines up outside with a smaller cornerback on him, Carr has shown confidence and accuracy when throwing it high and allowing Waller chances to go up and get it. Carr threw a late interception in the end zone trying to get it to Waller despite double coverage. It ended any outside chance the Raiders had of making a comeback and Gruden elected to have Mike Glennon play out the string in the final seven minutes of garbage time.
2019 Week 5 vs CHI (25 / 32 / 229 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
The Raiders didn't ask Carr to do much in this game. With very little talent to work with at wide receiver, almost everything was short passes to tight ends and running backs. Carr completed just seven passes for 65 yards to his wide receivers. Carr did manage the game well. He didn't throw any interceptions, which probably ended up being the difference in the game. Carr also did a great job of getting rid of the ball to avoid sacks. Against Khalil Mack and the Bears fierce pass rush, he wasn't sacked once. Multiple times, he was able to fling the ball towards the feet of an eligible receiver just in time to avoid the sack. Carr did have on turnover on a pitch play to Josh Jacobs. The two didn't look like they were on the same page as the ball flew right past Jacobs and was recovered by the Bears. Carr looked like he had a short touchdown pass to Trevor Davis but the Bears were able to punch the ball out just before Davis crossed the goal line. Everything from Carr was short in this game and he attempted very little in the way of difficult downfield throws. His best throw of the game came in the final few minutes, perfectly placing it into a tight window where only tight end Foster Moreau could grab it. Moreau made the difficult catch just shy of the goal line to setup the game-winning touchdown run.
2019 Week 4 vs IND (21 / 31 / 189 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)
Carr got away with a couple dangerous throws that could have been intercepted but otherwise managed the game extremely well. He led long touchdown drives on three of the Raiders first four possessions. He threw it up high to tight end Fabian Moreau in the front of the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown. Carr threw a pretty back shoulder fade to Tyrell Williams for a 19-yard touchdown, throwing it to where only Williams could make a play on the ball. With the Raiders jumping out to an early lead and holding a multi-score lead for most of the game, the play calling was very conservative in the second half. Carr narrowly missed a third touchdown pass on a ball thrown slightly behind Tyrell Williams in the center of the end zone. It wasn't a perfect pass but should have been caught. It was a solid, workman-like performance from Carr.
2019 Week 3 vs MIN (27 / 34 / 242 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
With the lack of a running game and the way the Minnesota offense was dominating the Oakland defense, Carr didn't have much margin for error in this game. He didn't even come close to playing well enough for the Raiders to pull off the road upset. Carr (and the Raiders offense in general) didn't do anything in the first quarter. He opened the second quarter with a brutal interception. He was trying to fit it over the linebacker and under the safety to Foster Moreau but the pass sailed on him, flying way over Moreau's head and directly into the arms of the safety. The Vikings took advantage of the short field to score their third touchdown and jump out to an early 21-0 lead. He made a couple easy throws on the next series to lead a 75-yard touchdown drive. Darren Waller did all of the work on a 30-yard screen pass to get the Raiders into Vikings territory. A few plays later he found J.J. Nelson all alone down the left sideline on a flea-flicker that fooled the Vikings defender for a 29-yard touch-down. Any realistic chance of the Raiders mounting a comeback went out the window when Carr overthrew Waller running wide open deep down the left sideline in the two-minute drill before halftime. Carr's second touchdown of the game was in gar-bage time with under two minutes left and the Raiders trailing by 27 points.
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.
Latest NewsRaiders | Derek Carr's release would save big money (Mon Jan 13, 09:13 PM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is scheduled to count $21.5 million against the 2020 salary cap, and releasing him would save the Raiders $16.5 million after a $5 million charge for dead money. Previous reports have placed the odds of Carr's return at 70 percent. Our View: Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has never seemed enamored with Carr. We could see the team release him in order to make a run at a veteran like Tom Brady or Cam Newton (if released for Brady and if traded with Newton). Gruden loves his veteran quarterbacks but the team might want to go after a rookie instead. Who knows what will happen but things look dire for Carr's time with the Raiders.
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