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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 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

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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

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports the Raiders will start Derek Carr in Week 1 against the Jets, and have sent Matt Schaub to the bench.

The coaches informed the players on Monday. It's the right call after Schaub had a dumpster fire of a preseason, and Carr sizzled with a 105.2 passer rating on 45 throws. With Schaub nursing a sore elbow in the preseason finale, Carr carved up the Seahawks for 143 yards and three scores on 13 passes. The current regime in Oakland needs to win football games now, and Carr gives the Raiders their best chance at that. It's a tough first test for Carr on the road against a ferocious defensive line. But he should find windows to throw into against what is arguably the worst cornerback group in the league.
Sep 1 - 6:13 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur believes there's a 100 percent chance Derek Carr is the Raiders' starting quarterback Week 1 against the Jets.

All signs have been pointing to this since Carr torched the Seahawks in last night's preseason finale. Coach Dennis Allen, who had previously been adamant that Matt Schaub would start the opener, became more wishy-washy with his comments Thursday night. It's led beat writers to believe Carr is going to get the nod two Sundays from now in the Meadowlands. Schaub's arm is shot, while Carr's is cocked and loaded with big-time talent. In three preseason games, Carr was 30-of-45 passing for 326 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
Aug 29 - 12:30 PM

ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson predicts Derek Carr will start the Week 1 opener against the Jets.

Coach Dennis Allen had previously been married to Matt Schaub as his Week 1 starter. But following Carr's impressive preseason finale against the Seahawks, Allen was less committed to Schaub, saying he'll have to see where Schaub (elbow, day-to-day) is at health-wise. Carr has a big arm and would give the Raiders' receivers a boost. He and Denarius Moore hooked up for two touchdowns Thursday. Carr gives the Raiders their best chance to win games.
Aug 29 - 9:11 AM

Working as the starter, Derek Carr completed 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks.

Carr stood tall in the pocket, threw darts all over the field and led the Raiders on four straight touchdown drives against the defending Super Bowl champs. In other words, he was the anti-Matt Schaub (elbow, day to day). In three preseason outings, Carr is 30-of-45 (66.6%) for 326 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. To steal a quote from Joe Theismann, if this were a competition, there wouldn't be a competition. The Raiders must realize that Carr, not Schaub, gives them the best chance to win football games.
Aug 28 - 11:12 PM

The Oakland Tribune suggests rookie Derek Carr could "shorten the leash" of struggling starter Matt Schaub by playing well in the Raiders' preseason finale.

Carr will play well into the second half of Thursday's tilt with Seattle. "I've said it from Day 1, the guy's comfortable in the huddle," OC Greg Olson said of Carr. "The game's not too big for him. I still believe he sees the field very well. I don't think the game's too fast for him, which a lot of times is a concern with a rookie quarterback." We fully expect Carr to make starts, and probably by October.
Aug 27 - 8:08 PM

According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Raiders' staff feels Derek Carr is ready to start if needed.

Everyone in the NFL world knew Matt Schaub was done except for the Raiders. Now he's dealing with tendinitis in his throwing elbow and is looking no better than he did when he got benched in favor of Case Keenum last year. If Carr can show well in the preseason finale Thursday, there will be serious pressure on Dennis Allen to start the rookie as soon as Week 1. Either way, Carr is a near lock to make some starts this season.
Aug 25 - 10:39 AM

Rookie Derek Carr was the Raiders' first-team quarterback at Sunday's practice, and will play in Thursday's preseason finale against Seattle.

Matt Schaub is nursing a "sore elbow," so Carr is running with the ones. Carr has recovered fully from his concussion and rib injury, which were suffered in the Raiders' second preseason game. If Carr plays well against the Seahawks, we would not entirely rule out the possibility he starts Week 1 against the Jets.
Aug 24 - 10:04 PM

Derek Carr (ribs) is active for Friday night's preseason game against the Packers.

The Raiders didn't list Carr among their inactives, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to play. Carr is expected to sit out after suffering a concussion and bruised ribs in the Raiders' second preseason game. Marcel Reece (foot) is also listed as active.
Aug 22 - 6:43 PM

Derek Carr (ribs) will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

It's a major missed opportunity for the second-round signal caller, who could have put heat on struggling starter Matt Schaub with a strong performance. Schaub is now all but guaranteed to be under center come Week 1. Carr will probably still make starts sooner rather than later.
Aug 21 - 4:55 PM

Derek Carr (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

It's suspiciously quick clearance after Carr was concussed in Saturday's preseason game, but so it goes. Carr was practicing with extra padding on his injured ribs. Despite the ailments, Carr is now on track to suit up for Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Packers. Carr could put more heat on Matt Schaub with a strong showing in Green Bay.
Aug 18 - 3:05 PM

Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr left the team's second preseason game with a concussion.

Originally thought to be a rib injury, coach Dennis Allen confirmed the rookie was concussed. He will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before returning to the field. Carr has completed 19-of-32 passes for 183 yards with one touchdown and one interception this preseason. After originally inserting Carr with the first-team offense -- following an abysmal outing by Matt Schaub -- Carr was concussed behind Oakland's second-team offensive line.
Aug 16 - 9:05 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt Schaub
3Matt McGloin
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Latavius Murray
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Brice Butler
WR21Rod Streater
2Denarius Moore
3Vincent Brown
WR31Denarius Moore
TE1Mychal Rivera
2David Ausberry
3Brian Leonhardt
K1Sebastian Janikowski