QB Derek Carr - Oakland Raiders
|6-2, 214||Born: 3-28-1991||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): Carr was only modestly successful for fantasy against the Chargers, but made plays when he needed to on the game winning drive. He has a string of easy matchups against the Bengals, Jets, Chiefs, and Titans up next that should make him streamable going forward.
Week 11: vs Cincinnati Bengals
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
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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 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 does just enough in win (Fri Nov 8, 01:26 AM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr connected on 21 of his 31 passing attempts for 218 yards and a score in a Week 10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Our View: Carr had another game of safe decision making and spreading the ball around. He was outstanding on the game-winning drive, the 19th of his career, and has the Raiders poised to push for a playoff spot. He'll get an easier Bengals defense next week.
link to story Raiders | Derek Carr getting great protection (Thu Nov 7, 06:56 PM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr leads NFL quarterbacks with 74.2% of his dropbacks being from a clean pocket this season. link to story
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