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Derek Carr | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Fresno State
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The Raiders will host the Chargers in Week 16 on Christmas Eve night.
The NFL likes to avoid Christmas Day, but we've seen a number of Christmas Eve games. It makes sense to put two West Coast teams in this Thursday evening tilt, so the players can at least spend part of the night with their families. Apr 21 - 8:08 PM

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The Raiders will install some no-huddle for Derek Carr.

Carr was a no-huddle quarterback 100 percent of the time during his final two years at Fresno State and new OC Bill Musgrave just spent a year on Chip Kelly's staff. Playing faster makes plenty of sense. "They are building this offense around me, and I'm really excited about it. I lit up when they told me," Carr said. The Raiders ranked 25th in offensive plays per game last year (62.1) while Musgrave's Eagles ranked first (70.7). Expect the 2015 version of Oakland to land somewhere in the middle.
Feb 12 - 8:40 AM

New coach Jack Del Rio called Derek Carr a "special young talent."

"He's got a really quick release, good decision maker; he's shown some of that grit we're looking for, some of that toughness, so he's a guy that we feel like we have an opportunity to build around," Del Rio said. Carr's numbers weren't great as a rookie (58.1 completion percentage, 21:12 TD-to-INT ratio, 76.6 passer rating), but his tape was often impressive for someone with zero talent around him and a midseason coaching change. Carr appears locked in as Del Rio's 2015 starter.
Feb 10 - 11:43 AM

Derek Carr completed 18-of-36 passes for 158 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 17 loss at Denver.

In an impossible spot against a motivated Broncos team with an elite defense, Carr had no shot. But he was the NFL's best rookie quarterback for stretches this season, showing an ability to read defenses and make throws even with zero talent around him. He started all 16 games, completing 58.0 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Carr may not be handed the 2015 starting job by a new Raiders regime, but he'll likely win it.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Derek Carr missed Tuesday's practice with illness.

It's not a concern for Carr's Week 17 status. He won't be a recommended DFS play against the Broncos.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Derek Carr was held out of Tuesday's practice.

It's unclear what the issue is, though Carr missed time last week with thumb and ankle issues. Although the Raiders' Tuesday practice is supplanting Thursday's typical session, they aren't required to issue an injury report. Carr played every snap in Sunday's win over the Bills, and should be fine for Week 17.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 17-of-34 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Raiders' 26-24, Week 16 win over the Bills.

Nearly half of Carr's yards came on two passes, a 50-yard shot to Kenbrell Thompkins down the middle and a 51-yard heave down the sideline to Andre Holmes on a 3rd-and-22. Carr has shown flashes of potential, but he's also put some bad things on tape. He really needs to work on his accuracy, as he's averaging under 6.0 YPA on the year. Still, he's viewed by most as a building block. Carr's two touchdowns went to James Jones and Jamize Olawale from two and three yards away, respectively. The Raiders will wrap up 2014 on the road in Denver.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:48:00 PM

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

Carr's health is not a concern, but his play remains one. Carr is a bottom-five option for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Derek Carr (thumb, ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Tony Sparano said Carr made all throws in practice and isn't worried about his status for Sunday's game. Carr has a matchup with Buffalo's top-five pass defense in Week 16.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 07:31:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 27-of-56 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 15 blowout loss to the Chiefs.

Perhaps the most damning fact about Carr's day is his stat line was significantly helped by garbage time. He was averaging less than three yards an attempt well into the second half and should have thrown at least three interceptions. Carr found no help on his sideline. The Raiders' coaching staff abandoned the run despite the game being close well into the second half and Carr being under almost constant pressure. It was a disaster all around. Carr is best left on the wire in even the deepest of leagues.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 22-of-28 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 14 upset of the 49ers.

Cool in the pocket and noticeably more willing to pull the trigger on intermediate throws in this one, Carr quarterbacked a surprisingly-excellent offense against one of the league's best defenses. He was sacked just once against a shockingly nonexistent San Francisco pass rush and recorded a 140.2 passer rating. Carr will face Kansas City's No. 1-ranked pass defense next.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:51:00 PM

The Raiders aren't considering benching Derek Carr.

"There hasn't been really any thought about that," interim coach Tony Sparano said. "I didn't get a lot of those questions (when the Raiders won), so there really hasn't been a lot of that kind of thought." Carr's play started off as a bright spot this season, but has gone in the gutter of late. He's been held below 200 yards passing and a 5.06 YPA in each of his past five games, but the real concern is the punishment he's taking behind Oakland's abysmal offensive line. The Raiders are clearly confident that Carr isn't going to lose confidence or become skittish down the stretch of his rookie season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 24-of-39 throws for 173 yards and two interceptions in the Raiders' Week 13 loss to the Rams.

He took three sacks. Carr no longer appears comfortable throwing the ball when passes require him to take 5-7 step drops and execute intermediate or vertical shots. It's likely a function of Oakland's sieve-ish offensive line, which was predictably dominated by the Rams' talent-laden defensive front in Sunday's blowout. Fire up the 49ers' fantasy defense when they face the Raiders in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 18-of-35 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 24-20, Week 12 win over the Chiefs.

In a scene that evoked the 0-13 2007 Dolphins' Week 15 win over the Ravens, the Raiders threw everything they had at the Chiefs, and escaped with the narrowest of victories. Carr added two critical quarterback sneaks for first downs on the Raiders' game-winning drive. He found James Jones in the back of the end zone for his lone score with 1:42 remaining. Carr could hardly be described as "good" this evening — he averaged 4.97 yards per pass attempt — but avoided big mistakes, and generally kept the Raiders out of 3rd-and-longs. Carr's play has stagnated in recent weeks. He's going to be in for a very long afternoon against the Rams' defense in St. Louis in Week 13.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:46:00 PM

Derek Carr (quad) is active for Week 12 against the Chiefs.

Carr's status was never in doubt. He's a bottom-barrel QB2 against the Chiefs' stout pass defense. Oakland's passing "attack" has really gone in the tank the past few weeks. Inactive for the Raiders are QB Matt McGloin, CB Carlos Rogers, CB Travis Carrie, S Jonathan Dowling, OG Gabe Jackson, OG Tony Bergstrom and TE David Ausberry.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 06:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
3Christian Ponder
RB1Latavius Murray
2Roy Helu
3Trent Richardson
4Taiwan Jones
5George Atkinson III
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Latavius Murray
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Rod Streater
3Andre Holmes
4Seth Roberts
5Andre Debose
WR21Michael Crabtree
2James Jones
3Brice Butler
4Kenbrell Thompkins
5Jeremy Gallon
WR31James Jones
TE1Mychal Rivera
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
4Brian Leonhardt
5Nick Kasa
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio