• Derek Carr (QB) #4

    Derek Carr
    ADP:Round: 9, Pick: 5
    Ht / Wt:6'2" / 214 lb.
    College:Fresno State
    Born:March 28, 1991
    Drafted:2014 / Rd. 2 (36)
    Draft Team:OAK

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report



    Derek Carr's Back Injury Bothered Him Throughout The Year

    Tuesday, January 23, 4:05 PM

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (back) said the three transverse process fractures he suffered in his back in Week 4 against the Broncos affected him throughout the season. He was originally expected to miss two to four weeks, but Carr ended up only missing one game. "I had to deal with it," Carr said. "I had to do certain things to manage it, but I just didn't talk about it. I didn't want it to be an excuse. It was a want more than anything else. I didn't want it to be a reason. I couldn't let that be a reason why I couldn't do A, B or C." After a promising 2016 season, Carr took a huge step back in 2017, but his back injury likely didn't help matters. With new head coach Jon Gruden now in town, there will be high hopes that Carr can return to his 2016 form. With full health, there's a good chance that happens, but fantasy owners probably aren't taking any chances on him as anything more than a low-end QB1.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    June 17, 2018

    Derek Carr's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Carr's current ADP is 9.05, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 5th pick of the 9th round, and 101st selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.


    2016 Season Stats

    Att / Cmp Pa Yds Pa TD Pa Int Ru Yds Ru TD
    356 / 559 3,933 28 6 69 0

    Recent drafts with Derek Carr:

    Draft #DateFormatCarr's Draft Pick
    4875961 6/18/2018 Standard 86th
    4875960 6/18/2018 Standard 94th
    4875886 6/18/2018 Standard 113th
    4875882 6/18/2018 Standard 114th
    4875853 6/18/2018 Standard 88th
    4875850 6/18/2018 Standard 89th
    4875848 6/18/2018 Standard 94th
    4875845 6/18/2018 Standard 112th
    4875844 6/18/2018 Standard 115th
    4875815 6/18/2018 Standard 109th

    Players drafted after Derek Carr:

    Allen Hurns WR DAL 9.05
    Chris Thompson RB WAS 9.06
    Minnesota Defense DEF MIN 9.09
    Cooper Kupp WR LAR 9.09
    Matthew Stafford QB DET 9.11
    Kelvin Benjamin WR BUF 9.11
    Doug Martin RB OAK 9.11
    Donta Foreman RB HOU 10.01
    Ronald Jones II RB TB 10.03
    Jamison Crowder WR WAS 10.03
    Houston Defense DEF HOU 10.04
    Martavis Bryant WR OAK 10.05
    Robby Anderson WR NYJ 10.05
    Corey Clement RB PHI 10.05
    LA Chargers Defense DEF LAC 10.06

    Derek Carr Biography

    Derek Carr is the starting Quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. Carr was an MVP candidate during the 2016 NFL season, but he broke his leg in Week 16. Carr hopes to recover in 2017 to lead the Raiders.

    High School Career

    Derek grew up in the Houston area while his older brother, David Carr, was QB for the Houston Texans. In high school, Derek initially played at Clements High School. Then, Derek and his family moved to California to finish school at Bakersfield Christian High School.

    During his senior season in 2008, Derek set records and received multiple awards. Included was the All-Area Football Player of the Year and National Player of the Year among private schools. After receiving multiple college scholarship offers, he chose Fresno State, where David also played college football.

    College Career

    Derek waited two years before he was named starting QB. During his sophomore year in 2011, the Bulldogs only went 4-9 despite Carr throwing 26 TDs and 9 INTs. The Bulldogs built to 9-4 during his junior season when he threw 37 TDs and only 7 INTs.

    Then, during his senior season, Derek exploded with 50 TDs and only 8 INTs. The Bulldogs finished 11-2 and won the Mountain West Championship. But, they lost to USC in the Las Vegas Bowl. In his final college game, Derek went 29-54 for 216 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT. The shaky performance against a program like USC created questions about his NFL ability.

    2014 NFL Draft

    Derek was drafted in the second round by the Oakland Raiders. The Houston Texans needed a QB, but they skipped Derek because of his last name. In 2002 when David Carr was drafted #1 overall by the Texans, Derek famously stood on the stage with his brother and said that he would be there one day. He made it to the NFL, but not as a Texan.

    Derek signed a four-year contract with the Raiders worth $5.37 million. The rookie salary included a $2.2 million signing bonus.

    Before the Draft, he was undervalued because of perceived limitations. The official grade at the NFL Combine was a 5.8. This translated to "having a chance to become an NFL starter." But, scouts at the Combine did not see him developing into an elite QB.

    During the Combine, Derek was a top performer in the 40 Yard Dash, Vertical Jump, and 20 Yard Shuttle. His 40 time was 4.69 seconds and his vertical leap was 34.5 inches. The results did not matter to some decision-makers who labeled Derek a potential bust because of David's career.

    2014 Rookie NFL Season

    After the NFL Draft, Derek won the QB job and started all 16 games in his rookie season. But, the Raiders went 3-13 as he tried to adjust to the NFL. And, having a lousy roster did not help.

    2015 NFL Season

    Jack Del Rio took over as Raiders head coach and Derek flourished. The Raiders improved to 7-9 and he threw 11 more TD passes than in 2014. But, he threw one more INT than his rookie season, showing room for improvement to earn his salary.

    2016 NFL Season

    Like at Fresno St., Derek blossomed in his third season. The Raiders rebuilt the offensive line and led the AFC West for the majority of 2016. But, Derek tore his leg in the 15th game of the season. The Raiders then lost their final game, which cost the team the division. They followed that by losing in the Wild Card Playoffs Round against the Texans.

    Derek finished the season with MVP-caliber numbers of 28 TDs, only 6 INTs, and a passer rating of 96.7. One of the highlights of the season was throwing for more than 500 yards in one game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Personal Life

    Derek Carr is married to his wife Heather and they have two sons. Derek is a strong Christian and is heavily involved in local California communities. He wears #4 to honor his all-time favorite QB, Brett Favre. Derek's Raiders jersey can be found on the NFL Team Shop. He is on Twitter @DerekCarrQB.


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