QB Derek Carr - Oakland Raiders

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

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Week 7: at Green Bay Packers

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Raiders passing offense continues to be one in which is a low-upside offense as they are averaging just 6.9 yards per attempt which is right in line with Derek Carr's career average. This is a unit that lacks playmakers at the wide receiver especially since Tyrell Williams missed the game against the Bears and is expected to continue to miss time as he has plantar fasciitis which will take longer than a bye week for him to recover. John Gruden alluded to Williams that he was likely to miss this week as well which will leave the Raiders incredibly thin at the wide receiver position. The Raiders also released J.J. Nelson this week which means that they will be running with the same three wide receivers that they had last week in Trevor Davis, Hunter Renfrow and Keelan Doss which there is not a lot to get excited about. At the tight end position, Darren Waller continues to be a bright spot for the Raiders. Waller has led the team in targets in every game this season as the possession receiver has become a security blanket for Derek Carr and should continue to be heavily relied upon in the passing attack. The Packers secondary started slowly against the Lions as they allowed 229 yards passing in the first half to Matthew Stafford but clamped down in the second half holding the Lions to just 36 yards passing in the second half which ultimately led the Packers back to victory. On the year, this secondary has been one of the most improved units in the NFL as outside of a garbage time second-half from Dak Prescott, the Packers have been nearly flawless holding opponents to just 219 yards per game. Even with the 463-yard two-touchdown performance from Prescott, the Packers have allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and an even more impressive third-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends which could be a significant factor to a Raiders team that throws to the tight end position frequently. Jaire Alexander has turned into one of the leagues better cornerbacks and with Kevin King, Adrian Amos, and veteran Tramon Williams, this makes up one of the more consistent units in the NFL. There is not a clear weakness to exploit and this secondary will have a significant advantage over Oakland this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
3 at MIN 59 27 34 242 2 1 1 0 0 0 19.1
4 at IND 67 21 31 189 2 0 2 -1 0 1 16.35
5 vs CHI 73 25 32 229 0 0 3 8 0 1 11.25
7 at GB 0 22 28 293 2 1 2 0 0 1 20.65
7 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 21 33 * * * 2 * * * *
7 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 21 32 * * * 2 * * * *
7 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 21 30 * * * 1 * * * *

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 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.

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Raiders | Derek Carr tosses pair of TDs in loss (Sun Oct 20, 08:25 PM) - Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 22-of-28 passes for 293 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Schedule

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