QB Derek Carr - Las Vegas Raiders

6-2, 214Born: 3-28-1991College: Fresno StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 36 (2014)

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Summary

On paper, Derek Carr had a strong 2019 season. His 8.0 adjusted yards per attempt in 2019 ranked 10th-best in the NFL, his 70.4% completion percentage was 2nd behind only Drew Brees, and he posted a QB rating (100.8) that was 9th-best. He is a competent NFL starter with solid accuracy and he has made big improvements over the last season and a half in terms of taking care of the ball. However, the Raiders have struggled through three straight losing seasons with Carr at the helm and he has a 39-55 career record. The 29-year old has had a winning just once in his six seasons. He struggles to make plays outside of the structure of the offense and does not always deal with pressure well. From a fantasy perspective, Carr has very little upside. His 4,054 passing yards last season were a career high and he has averaged just 20.7 passing touchdowns per season over the last three years. The addition of some young talent at wide receiver could help but it is hard to see Carr as anything more than a low-end QB2 for fantasy. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 27, 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 26, 26, 27, 27, 29, 29, 30, 30, 31
QB Dynasty - 28, 15, 28, 29, 30, 30, 31

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2017 OAK 15 323 515 3496 22 13 23 66 0 3
2018 OAK 16 381 553 4049 19 10 24 47 1 7
2019 OAK 16 361 513 4055 21 8 27 82 2 3
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.0 299.0 453.0 * * * 26.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 14.0 318.0 470.0 * * * 26.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 13.0 287.0 438.0 * * * 25.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 13.0 273.0 415.0 * * * 23.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 13.7 300.0 451.0 * * * 25.4 * * *

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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.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 173
QB: 26

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2020 Schedule

1@ Carolina Panthers
2vs New Orleans Saints
3@ New England Patriots
4vs Buffalo Bills
5@ Kansas City Chiefs
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8@ Cleveland Browns
9@ Los Angeles Chargers
10vs Denver Broncos
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ New York Jets
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15vs Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Miami Dolphins
17@ Denver Broncos