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Derek Carr | Quarterback | #4

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (36) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Derek Carr completed 21-of-35 passes for 249 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.
Carr could have had a bigger day but had a 24-yard touchdown to Clive Walford called back on a holding penalty, and he also missed Amari Cooper on a deep shot in the end zone after Cooper beat Jason McCourty. Carr's receivers didn't help him much, either, dropping numerous passes, especially Cooper with a pair of them. Carr's lone touchdown went to Seth Roberts. Carr will be a QB2 next week in a road date with the Ravens. Sep 25 - 4:37 PM

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Derek Carr completed 34-of-45 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to Atlanta.

The Raiders' inability to stop anyone on defense is working in the favor of Carr, who is becoming a shootout quarterback. He piled up 319 yards in Week 1 and nearly hit 300 on Sunday with three TDs. Carr also rushed twice for ten yards. He would have had a fourth touchdown but it was taken off the board when Amari Cooper stepped out of bounds before making the catch. Carr will be a mid-range to high-end QB1 play in Week 3 at Tennessee.
Sep 18 - 8:41 PM

Derek Carr completed 24-of-38 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown in Oakland's 35-34, Week 1 win over the Saints.

He added two carries for 16 yards. Carr got off to a slow start, but really got hot after the Saints lost No. 1 cornerback Delvin Breaux. Carr relentlessly worked his connections with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, finding Crabtree for a number of tight grabs in contested areas. Carr also played with his trademark toughness, somersaulting on a run for a first-half first down. Carr commands the huddle beyond his years, and is not afraid to pull the trigger on tough throws. A QB1 finish should be in the offing. He has an inviting Week 2 home matchup in the Falcons.
Sep 11 - 4:47 PM

Derek Carr completed 12-of-18 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' third preseason game.

It was a great tune-up for Carr, who threw multiple beautiful passes down field. The first was a dime to Michael Crabtree down the right sideline for 41 yards on the opening drive, and he added another highlight with a perfectly placed throw to Amari Cooper in the back of the end zone for a 29-yard score. He also found rookie RB DeAndre Washington for a six-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but his one blemish came when he overthrew a wide open Clive Walford in the end zone late in the first half. Carr broke out as a sophomore, and he not shown any signs of slowing down this preseason. He is a solid back-end QB1 selection.
Aug 27 - 9:58 PM

Derek Carr completed 21-of-33 passes for 194 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Raiders' Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.

Carr was sacked six times and appeared to injure his hand against Kansas City, but X-rays after the game were negative. Carr came out of the gate strong, throwing 19 touchdowns to just four interceptions in the first nine weeks. Carr made more mistakes down the stretch, but he still finished with a great 32-to-13 touchdown-to-interception ratio and 3,987 yards. The yardage total was the third highest in Raiders' history. With rookies Amari Cooper and Clive Walford on board and Michael Crabtree under contract for four more years, this passing offense has plenty of room to grow. Carr will be a back-end QB1 in fantasy drafts next summer.
Jan 3 - 7:46 PM

Derek Carr completed 24-of-39 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Raiders' 23-20, Week 16 overtime win over the Chargers.

What a long, strange trip it was. Carr struggled mightily for 80 percent of the evening, but started dropping dimes late. He was hurt by the absence of Amari Cooper, who was in and out with a foot injury. His offense also couldn't stop committing penalties, one of which was a mind-numbing intentional grounding from Carr with time running out in regulation. Carr has hit a sophomore wall after his extremely strong start to the season, but has still shown more than enough to earn hype as a QB1 for 2016. He'll end 2015-16 with a tough road game against the Chiefs.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 12:24:00 AM

Derek Carr completed 23-of-47 passes for 276 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Raiders' Week 15 loss to the Packers.

Carr was solely responsible for the Raiders falling into the first-quarter 14-0 hole. He threw a horrible interception off his back foot, setting the Packers up at the Raiders' 18-yard line, which led to a John Kuhn rushing touchdown. On his very next pass after the interception, Carr then threw a pick-six to CB Damarious Randall. Carr tried digging Oakland out with two touchdowns to Amari Cooper, giving the Raiders a 20-17 lead in the third quarter, but that was it for the offense. Carr was bad in real life, but the fantasy output was more than respectable with 42 rushing yards on top of it. He also could've had another passing touchdown, but Seth Roberts blatantly dropped an 11-yard score in the end zone. Carr will be a borderline QB1 next week against the Chargers.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:06:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 12-of-29 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 14 win over the Broncos.

The stat line doesn't look great -- and by no means was this a great performance from Carr -- but there were bright spots. After generating zero offense in the first half, Carr bounced back to complete a pair of second-half touchdown drives and avoided turnovers in an imposing environment in Denver. Expect a more productive effort from Carr when the Raiders host the Packers in Week 15. Carr will be a borderline QB1 in that game.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:02:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 31-of-48 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Raiders' 34-20, Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.

Carr was hurt badly by some crucial drops by his receivers, a pair from Michael Crabtree and a big fourth-down one by Amari Cooper in the first quarter. But a lot of the blame can be placed on Carr thanks to his dreadful second half where he tossed all three of his picks. The first was a falling-off interception to ILB Josh Mauga, who returned it to the one-yard line before Jeremy Maclin scored two plays later. The next was a miscommunication between Carr and Cooper, and Cooper wasn't even in the same area code as the pass. The final was an errant throw that went off Cooper's diving hands and picked off the ground by ex-Raiders SS Tyvon Branch and returned for a touchdown. Carr's touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree was a thing of beauty, however, as he drilled a rocket into tight coverage just before halftime. The other score went to blocking TE Lee Smith. Carr will be a QB2 next week in Denver.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:54:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 24-of-37 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns in Oakland's 24-21, Week 12 win over the Titans.

Carr also fumbled twice, losing one, but that was the only blemish on an otherwise stellar afternoon in the rain. All three of Carr's touchdowns were absolute beauties, but the third put Oakland ahead 24-21 with 1:21 remaining. That, of course, proved to be the difference in a gritty road win. Possessing an absolute cannon, Carr has also displayed feathery ball placement. Extremely calm in the pocket, Carr continues to show franchise-QB characteristics as a sophomore. Even against the Chiefs' tough defense, he'll be a QB1 in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:42:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 13-of-25 passes for 169 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Oakland's 18-13, Week 11 loss to the Lions.

The scoreless outing was Carr's first since Week 1. The Raiders couldn't get anything going on Ford Field's fast track. Carr was hurt by drops and a nonexistent running game, but also had some shaky ball placement. He had a horrific interception called back by a penalty. In the midst of his worst two-game stretch of the year, Carr will try to bounce back against the Titans' declining pass defense in Week 12. He remains a QB1.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 29-of-43 passes for 302 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed twice for 12 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Vikings.

Terence Newman was responsible for both of Carr’s interceptions. The second one was especially egregious. Carr forced a bad end-zone throw to Andre Holmes that Newman caught on the deflection. He was trying to squeeze a play in before the two-minute warning. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree were mostly held in check by the Vikings’ secondary, forcing Carr to check down to Mychal Rivera and Latavius Murray. Two of his longest completions—a 38-yarder to Amari Cooper and a 34-yard touchdown pass to Andre Holmes—were 50/50 balls that could have easily been picked. Garbage time certainly played a role in Carr reaching 300 yards for the fifth time this season. Carr should bounce back next week against the cellar-dwelling Lions.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 08:14:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 24-of-44 passes for 301 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Oakland's 38-35, Week 9 loss to the Steelers.

Standing and delivering big throws all afternoon, Carr could have had an even bigger day if not for a multitude of drops by his pass catchers. His best throw was a 38-yard, touchdown-scoring dime to Michael Crabtree in the face of the rush to tie the score at 35 with 1:15 remaining. With half the season now in the books, the star sophomore is on pace for 4,188 yards and 39 touchdowns. He's thrown only four interceptions in 273 passes, and has at least three scores in each of his past three starts. Carr is locked in as a QB1 for next week's game against the Vikings.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 23-of-36 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns Week 8 against the Jets.

At one point in the first half, Carr was 13-for-15 for 163 yards and three touchdowns. Carr’s stats were helped by the Jets inability to tackle, but he made two beautiful throws on Andre Holmes’ touchdowns and got the ball out quickly all game. Carr has 622 yards and has thrown seven touchdowns to zero interceptions since the Raiders’ Week 6 bye. He needs to be added in all formats, and he is worth a start next week against the Steelers.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 07:21:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 24-of-31 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Chargers.

Carr could have had an even bigger day had the Chargers put up a fight before garbage time. The Raiders took their foot off the gas after building a 30-3 lead, and had very few offensive possessions in the final two quarters. San Diego particularly dominated possession time in fourth frame. Through six games, Carr has an 11:3 TD-to-INT ratio. Unfortunately, Carr will be a fantasy option to avoid in Week 8 against the Jets' defense.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 07:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
3Connor Cook
RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
3Jalen Richard
4Taiwan Jones
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Andre Holmes
3Johnny Holton
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Clive Walford
2Mychal Rivera
3Lee Smith
LT1Donald Penn
2Matt McCants
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
C1Rodney Hudson
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
3Denver Kirkland
RT1Austin Howard
2Menelik Watson
K1Sebastian Janikowski