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Derek Carr | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Fresno State
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Derek Carr (ankle, knee) is listed as probable for Week 7.
Carr was limited on Wednesday, but didn't miss any practice time this week. He'll be a low-end QB2 against the Cardinals. Oct 17 - 6:22 PM

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Derek Carr (knee, ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Coming off by far the best start of his rookie season, Carr will be a low-end QB2 against the Cardinals. Last week was extremely encouraging, but it's too early to count on Carr as a consistent option in daily and two-quarterback leagues.
Oct 16 - 4:58 PM

Derek Carr completed 18-of-34 throws for 283 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in the Raiders' Week 6 loss to San Diego.

The Raiders clearly game planned to attack the Chargers' defense with vertical passes. Carr got the Raiders off to a hot start, finding Andre Holmes for a 77-yard touchdown on Oakland's opening possession. The second-round rookie capped another first-half drive with a six-yard TD pass to James Jones. Carr's third TD was good to Brice Butler on a catch-and-run from 47 yards out. Showing off his impressive athleticism and arm-strength combination, Carr kept Oakland in Sunday's game for much longer than most people expected. After a series of powerful fourth-quarter runs by Darren McFadden, Carr threw his fourth TD to Holmes, again, from six yards out. Carr crumbled when it mattered most, however, throwing into double coverage and getting picked by Bolts rookie CB Jason Verrett to seal San Diego's win. The Raiders will host the Cardinals next.
Oct 12 - 7:22 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Derek Carr (knee, ankle) will start Week 6 against the Chargers.

As expected. Carr is listed as questionable, but was never in any real danger of missing the first start of the Tony Sparano era in Oakland. He's not a fantasy option outside of deeper two-quarterback leagues.
Oct 12 - 10:03 AM

Derek Carr (knee, ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice, but is expected to start Saturday's game against the Chargers.

Per ESPN's Bill Williamson, that's the way "all signs are pointing." Speaking after Thursday's practice, interim coach Tony Sparano said Carr "looked better than yesterday." Carr will be a bottom-three fantasy option against the Chargers' improved defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 9 - 7:43 PM

Derek Carr (knee, ankle) practiced on Wednesday.

Carr is two weeks removed from a sprained MCL and high-ankle sprain. He reportedly looked fine in practice, and is on track to play in Week 6. Carr will be a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Oct 8 - 6:42 PM

Derek Carr (knee, ankle) practiced on Monday.

It was an informal session coming off the Raiders' bye week, but a good sign for Carr's Week 6 prospects. The general consensus amongst the assembled media was that Carr appeared "fine." If Carr does return, it will be in a tough matchup against the Chargers. He remains a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Oct 6 - 3:04 PM

Derek Carr (ankle, knee) said he expects to play after the Raiders' Week 5 bye.

Carr suffered a sprained MCL and high-ankle sprain against the Dolphins, so it would take an impressive recovery from him to return in two weeks. The Raiders would be forced to start Matt Schaub or Matt McGloin if Carr misses time.
Oct 1 - 5:54 PM

Derek Carr was diagnosed with a sprained MCL and a high-ankle sprain following Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Dolphins.

It's a multi-week injury for Carr, who was replaced by Matt McGloin because Matt Schaub didn't make the trip to London (personal). Although Carr was playing at a well below average level, this 0-4 Raiders Titanic will sink even lower without him. They could very well have a new coach in addition to a new starting quarterback when they come out of their bye against the Chargers in Week 6.
Sep 28 - 5:15 PM

Derek Carr was forced from the Raiders' Week 4 game against the Dolphins with a left-leg injury.

The Raiders are unsure if it's a knee or ankle issue. Carr has gone for X-rays. Matt McGloin is in the game at quarterback, as prized-offseason acquisition Matt Schaub didn't even make the trip to London. Carr got rolled up at the end of a scramble, and had to check out after limping around for a few plays. With the Raiders getting blown out of the building across the pond, he won't return. Carr was ineffective before going down, completing 15-of-25 passes for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception. His INT was thrown under duress, and should have never left his hand. He also took an intentional-grounding penalty.
Sep 28 - 3:06 PM

Derek Carr completed 21-of-34 passes for 174 yards and an interception in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Patriots.

Carr was better than his stat-line indicates. He made some of his best throws in this game, and nearly led the Raiders to a game-tying touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter. The interception came on a dropped pass by Denarius Moore and wasn't his fault. Carr showed good velocity on his throws, and didn't take any sacks. He'll remain a back-end QB2 in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 4:18 PM

Derek Carr completed 27-of-42 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to the Texans.

He added four scrambles for 58 yards. Although Carr continues to flash a plus combination of arm strength and athleticism, he is a rookie quarterback trying to battle back from big deficits with a porous defense and near-nonexistent running game to compensate for. Turnovers are going to happen. He did throw a TD pass against Houston, but it was in late garbage time to James Jones. Expect the Patriots to tee off on Carr in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 7:58 PM

Derek Carr completed 20-of-32 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 1, 19-14 loss to the Jets.

Carr started off completing his first seven throws, but was mostly awful afterward. OC Greg Olson limited his rookie quarterback to mostly high-percentage short passes to his backs, tight ends, and slot receiver Rod Streater. After the hot start, the Jets defense keyed in on Carr and had a mostly easy afternoon. Carr didn't really get going until Olson let him uncork a deep ball to James Jones in the fourth quarter that was reeled in for a touchdown in Darrin Walls' coverage. Carr didn't embarrass himself. He'll get the Texans at home in Week 2. Carr remains a back-end QB2 and borderline starter in 2-QB leagues.
Sep 7 - 4:33 PM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects Rex Ryan to call a "very aggressive game" against Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr.

It is the obvious choice for Ryan. New York's secondary is in shambles, and Carr struggled with pressure at times in college. If Carr can stand up to the heat, though, he has a chance for a big game against the most beaten up secondary in the league. Carr is not a recommended option in standard fantasy leagues, but he is an interesting boom-or-bust option in daily formats.
Sep 6 - 9:28 AM

Raiders C Stefen Wisniewski said rookie QB Derek Carr surprised him by knowing the entire offensive playbook in July.

Carr, the younger brother of former NFL quarterback David Carr, will have full command of the calls when he makes his debut Sunday. The spot, however, is difficult. Carr will be on the road facing a fearsome Jets' front that is schemed by defensive mastermind Rex Ryan. The strong-armed Carr is certainly a better option for the Raiders than Matt Schaub, but he's a borderline QB2 in fantasy.
Sep 3 - 11:02 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt Schaub
3Matt McGloin
RB1Darren McFadden
2Maurice Jones-Drew
3Latavius Murray
GLB1Darren McFadden
2Maurice Jones-Drew
3RB1Darren McFadden
2Maurice Jones-Drew
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Brice Butler
3Denarius Moore
WR21Andre Holmes
2Vincent Brown
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Rod Streater
WR31Vincent Brown
TE1Mychal Rivera
2David Ausberry
3Brian Leonhardt
K1Sebastian Janikowski