TE Derek Carrier - Oakland Raiders
|6-4, 241||Born: 7-25-1990||College: Beloit||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: vs Jacksonville Jaguars
FBG says: Good matchup. The Raiders passing offense bounced back last week as Derek Carr played turnover-free football for the first time in three weeks while passing for 263 yards and two touchdowns. Carr has been good in spots this season, but he has certainly shown some inconsistency and questionable decision-making as shown from his eight interceptions. Part of the issue for this passing offense has been a lack of overall talent and weapons though. While Tyrell Williams is a good player, he should not be a WR1 for any offense and has certainly not looked the part for the Raiders--especially after doing virtually nothing last week despite a plush matchup. Darren Waller has been the clear standout and favorite target for Carr, and he had another big game last week catching all six targets for 73 yards--the third time in four weeks he has finished with at least six receptions and 70 yards. Touchdowns have come at a premium for Waller though, as he has scored in just two games and is currently riding a six-game touchdown drought. The entire Jaguars defense has taken a big step back in recent weeks as they are getting manhandled both through the air and on the ground. Since their Week 10 bye, the Jaguars are giving up the ninth-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. While part of that scoring number may be misleading with three rushing touchdowns from quarterbacks factored in, this defense has still been below average against the pass--particularly last week as they allowed four passing touchdowns and a slew of big plays to the Chargers. Cornerback D.J. Hayden has been the best defensive back for this group, while A.J. Bouye has seen his play drop off dramatically through the second half of this season. Bouye actually offers a plus matchup for Tyrell Williams, who is expected to see shadow coverage from Bouye. All Jaguars linebackers have been virtually non-existent in pass coverage, which really came to light last week as they gave up nine receptions for 141 yards to Chargers running backs. Tight ends have also found a ton of success against this defense, as Chargers tight ends up up a pair of touchdowns to mark the sixth and seventh touchdowns the Jaguars have given up to tight ends this season.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Derek Carrier's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 2 vs KC (5 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Carrier was the target of Carr's first two throws of the game. He had what should have been an easy 7-yard catch bounce right off of his hands on 2nd-and-4 but came right back the next play with a 25-yard catch and run down the left sideline. He looked smooth, catching the ball above his head in stride and accelerating down the sideline for a big pickup.
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