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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 (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. Dec 17 - 7:31 PM

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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.
Dec 14 - 4:28 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.
Dec 7 - 7:51 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 2 - 3:20 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.
Nov 30 - 3:50 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.
Nov 20 - 11:46 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.
Nov 20 - 6:57 PM

Derek Carr was limited in Monday and Tuesday's practices with a quad issue.

Carr will be fine for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs, but remains a bottom-barrel QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Nov 18 - 7:44 PM

Derek Carr completed 16-of-34 passes for 172 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 loss to the Chargers.

He also lost a fumble and absorbed two sacks. Carr has taken several steps back since a relatively hot start this season, devolving into a checkdown machine. The entirety of this year's quarterback class has struggled, from Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater on down to Carr and Zach Mettenberger. Carr will be nothing more than a poor two-QB-league start in Week 12 against the Chiefs' league-best pass defense.
Nov 16 - 7:36 PM

Derek Carr completed 30-of-47 passes for 192 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to Denver.

Although the Raiders were mostly competitive for the initial quarter and a half of this game, it wasn't because of their offense. The Raiders went three-and-out on five of their first eight possessions and couldn't even rack up many yards in garbage time. Oakland will face San Diego next. Carr touched up the Chargers for four touchdown passes in those teams' Week 6 meeting, but has fallen off since. Carr will be a low-end two-quarterback-league play.
Nov 9 - 7:31 PM

Derek Carr completed 24-of-41 throws for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Raiders' Week 9 loss to the Seahawks.

Carr threw two first-half interceptions, one to Richard Sherman and another to Bruce Irvin, who made a spectacular play and broke tackles en route to the end zone for a 35-yard pick six. Showing a short memory, Carr rallied back the Raiders to within six points in the second half, connecting with Mychal Rivera on a pair of one-yard touchdowns. Although Carr has easily been the most impressive rookie quarterback in the NFL this season, the Raiders will enter a Week 10 date with Denver at 0-8. Carr's supporting cast simply isn't strong enough for him to be viewed as more than a boom-or-bust option in two-QB leagues.
Nov 2 - 7:46 PM

Derek Carr completed 34-of-54 passes for 328 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to the Browns.

Carr made a number of tough throws down both sidelines and in the seam, but didn't have the benefit of a consistent running game due to shoddy playcalling, and lost a fumble deep in Raiders territory with under three minutes left to go, locking up Cleveland's victory. The 0-7 Raiders play at Seattle, versus Denver, at San Diego, and versus Kansas City in their next four games. Oakland's next-best shot at a win probably won't happen until they travel to St. Louis in Week 13. Carr is a promising prospect, but the talent around him is an embarrassment.
Oct 26 - 7:48 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt Schaub
3Matt McGloin
RB1Latavius Murray
2Darren McFadden
3Maurice Jones-Drew
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Latavius Murray
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Brice Butler
3Denarius Moore
WR21Andre Holmes
2Vincent Brown
3Kenbrell Thompkins
WR31Vincent Brown
TE1Mychal Rivera
2Brian Leonhardt
K1Sebastian Janikowski