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Derek Carr

Derek Carr

Quarterback #4
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 214 lb.
College:Fresno State
Born:March 28, 1991
Drafted:2014 / Rd. 2 (36)
Draft Team:OAK

Derek Carr: Pair of TDs in loss

Carr completed 24 of 36 passes for 284 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Raiders' 45-20 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 19 yards and fumbled once, but it was recovered by the offense.

Analysis: Carr and the Raiders appeared to be on their way to a prolific afternoon after the veteran quarterback hit Nelson Agholor with a perfect 20-yard scoring strike on a post pattern early in the first quarter. However, Carr was only able to lead one other first-half scoring march -- one that culminated in a 42-yard field goal -- and he was only able to add a one-yard scoring toss to Darren Waller the rest of the way as far as fantasy impact plays are concerned. However, Carr's numbers weren't bad in a cumulative sense, as he managed multiple TDs for the fifth straight contest and posted his third-highest yardage tally of the season. The blowout loss now behind them, Carr and his teammates will look to atone in Week 8 against the Browns.

October 25, 2020 4:51 PM EST

Derek Carr: Stellar in upset win

Carr completed 22 of 31 passes for 347 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Raiders' 40-32 win over the Chiefs on Sunday. He also rushed for one yard on four carries.

Analysis: Carr authored what is arguably the season's biggest upset thus far, as he played one of his best games yet in his two-plus seasons under the tutelage of coach Jon Gruden. The veteran signal-caller displayed excellent command of the offense while connecting with 10 different pass catchers on the afternoon. HIs three touchdown passes went to Nelson Agholor (59 yards ), Darren Waller (five yards) and the returning Henry Ruggs (72 yards) while leading a trio of double-digit play drives. Carr appears to truly hitting his stride as the season enters its second month, as he now has back-to-back 300-yard performances and boasts a sparkling 11:1 TD:INT heading into a Week 7 home interconference showdown against the Buccaneers following a Week 6 bye.

October 11, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Derek Carr: Good showing against Bills

Carr completed 32 of 44 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills. He also gained 20 yards on four carries.

Analysis: It took a lot of volume to get there, but Carr put together another strong performance as he attempted to keep pace with Josh Allen, posting a season high in passing yards while completing better than 72 percent of his passes for a fourth straight game. Carr could be headed for another shootout in Week 5 as the Raiders head to Kansas City to take on Patrick Mahomes and the defending champs.

October 4, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Derek Carr: Accurate as targets battle injuries

Carr completed 24 of 32 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots. He also rushed twice for 10 yards and lost two fumbles.

Analysis: Carr couldn't get anything going for most of the first half until taking over with 34 seconds left in the second quarter and proceeding to lead a five-play touchdown drive capped with a one-yard score to Foster Moreau. Vegas moved the ball better in the second half, but Carr couldn't find the end zone until hooking up with Hunter Renfrow from 13 yards out to complete the scoring. While Carr has a tidy 74.0 completion percentage and 6:0 TD:INT through three weeks, there are major question marks about his supporting cast for Week 4 against the Bills. Running back Josh Jacobs (hip) and tight end Darren Waller (knee) played through injuries in this one, while wide receiver Henry Ruggs (knee/ankle) missed this game and fellow rookie wideout Bryan Edwards exited with an ankle injury.

September 27, 2020 3:21 PM EST

Derek Carr: Tosses three scores

Carr completed 28 of 38 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's 34-24 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Carr got off to a slow start, but he and the Raiders offense found their rhythm into the second quarter. The signal-caller built up a streak of completions and was particularly impactful on third downs, with both of his first two touchdowns coming then. Carr ultimately upped the ante for his third score, tossing a one-yarder on fourth-and-goal to start the second half and give Las Vegas the lead. That TD went to tight end Darren Waller, who easily paced Las Vegas in all receiving categories, but to his credit, Carr connected with 11 different pass-catchers Monday. Such distribution should have Carr feeling confident ahead of Week 3's trip to New England.

September 21, 2020 9:12 PM EST

Derek Carr: Throws for 239 yards

Carr completed 22 of his 30 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown in Week 1 against Carolina.

Analysis: Carr just missed a long touchdown when he found Henry Ruggs wide open down the field for a 45-yard gain that ended one yard shy of the end zone in the first quarter. He delivered another beautiful pass for a 23-yard score to Nelson Agholor just before halftime. While Carr took advantage of a weak defense, he looked willing to push the ball down the field -- something his critics often claim he fails to do. He'll look to follow up this performance in a more difficult matchup against the Saints in Week 2.

September 13, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Derek Carr: Locked in for Week 1

Carr has looked sharp throughout training camp, with no hint of Marcus Mariota making a push for the starting job, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Carr had career highs in a slew of passing categories last year, but the Raiders missed out on the playoffs for a fifth time in his six pro seasons, with their offense struggling in the red zone (52.8 TD percentage - 22nd) and their defense struggling in every area of the field. Mariota is the highest-paid backup QB in the league, so while he may not have a shot at the Week 1 starting job, he could be called in as a midseason replacement if Carr isn't playing well or the Raiders aren't in the mix for a playoff spot. Rookie wideouts Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards should help Carr's cause, but it appears Tyrell Williams (torn shoulder labrum) will be trying to play through an injury for the second year in a row.

August 25, 2020 6:50 AM EST

Derek Carr: Supported by Mariota

New teammate Marcus Mariota said the Raiders are still Carr's team, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: A two-year, $17.6 million contract with $7.5 million guaranteed makes Mariota the highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL, quickly sparking rumors about a job battle. It's worth noting that Carr has a much larger contract, one that would allow the Raiders to clear out as much as $16.1 million in cap space if he's traded or released this offseason, per overthecap.com. The 28-year-old may find himself looking over his shoulder if he struggles early in the season, but it doesn't sound like this will be a competition for the Week 1 starting job.

March 25, 2020 9:08 AM EST

Derek Carr: Comes up short in heartbreaker

Carr completed 29 of 46 passes for 391 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 16-15 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Carr put up a ton of yards on Denver's top-10 rated pass defense, but the Raiders struggled in the red zone early, having to settle for field-goal tries and getting stuffed at the goal line on a second-quarter possession. Carr finally linked up with Hunter Renfrow for a touchdown with seven seconds left, but the Raiders went for the win and the two-point pass was batted at the line by Shelby Harris. There is going to be a lot of questions heading into the offseason as to whether Carr is the future at quarterback for the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders. If not, he ended on a high note in 2019 with career highs in completion percentage, passing yards and quarterback rating.

December 29, 2019 5:00 PM EST

Derek Carr: Leads Raiders to win

Carr completed 26 of 30 passes for 291 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 16 win over the Chargers. He also added three yards on the ground and an additional score.

Analysis: Carr did his damage early, leading the Raiders to a 14-7 lead at halftime. He recorded his only touchdown through the air on the team's first drive, connecting with Hunter Renfrow on a short pass that turned into a 56-yard score. Later, on the team's final drive of the first half, Carr capped an 11 play, 75-yard drive with a three-yard scamper into the end zone. Though much maligned this season, Carr will have the chance to lead the Raiders to an 8-8 finish as they take on the Broncos in Week 17.

December 22, 2019 5:06 PM EST

Derek Carr: Goes cold in second half

Carr completed 22 of 36 passes for 267 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: The Raiders seemed to have things well in hand when they took a 16-3 lead into halftime, but Carr couldn't get anything goes at all in the second half as the team ultimately lost its final game in Oakland. The passing yards were actually his highest total since Week 11, and Carr could struggle to be even that productive in next Sunday's road game against a Chargers' defense that held him to 218 yards and one TD in their prior meeting this season.

December 15, 2019 5:39 PM EST

Derek Carr: Throws two TD passes

Carr completed 25 of 34 pass attempts for 263 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Titans. He also carried twice for 17 yards in the 42-21 loss.

Analysis: Carr had an excellent first half, leading his team on three touchdown drives to keep pace with Tennessee. He did so in an unconventional fashion, completing touchdown passes to Rico Gafford and Foster Moreau along the way. While he finished with a shiny 73.5 percent completion rate and avoided turning the ball over, he simply wasn't nearly as effective in the second half. Carr bounced back nicely after a poor showing against the Chiefs last week, and he'll look to provide a similar effort next Sunday against the Jaguars.

December 8, 2019 4:54 PM EST

Derek Carr: Falls flat against Chiefs

Carr completed 20 of 30 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: One of the two picks was returned for a TD by Juan Thornhill, so Carr produced as many points for the opposition as he did for his own team. After a strong start to the season, the 28-year-old QB has a 3:4 TD:INT over the last four games, failing to top 230 passing yards in three of them, and his regression has cost the Raiders a chance to claim the top spot in the AFC West. Carr will try to turn things around in Week 14 against the Titans, in a game that could also end up having playoff implications.

December 1, 2019 6:16 PM EST

Derek Carr: Pulled early in blowout loss

Carr completed 15 of 27 passes for 127 yards an interception in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets. He also rushed once for 11 yards prior to being removed in the third quarter.

Analysis: Carr was removed late in the third quarter with his team trailing 34-3, as coach Jon Gruden didn't see any point in leaving the starting quarterback in. Carr's interception two drives earlier was returned for a touchdown. This dud stunts the momentum Carr had built up with 285-plus yards in four of the previous five games, along with a 9:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio over those five games. There's no time to dwell on this performance, with the Raiders set to travel to Kansas City in Week 13 to face a Chiefs team that holds a one-game lead over Oakland atop the AFC West.

November 24, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Derek Carr: Accounts for two TDs vs. Bengals

Carr completed 25 of 29 pass attempts for 292 yards, one touchdown and one interceptions Sunday against the Bengals. He also carried five times for one yard and a touchdown during the 17-10 win.

Analysis: Carr was quite effective as a passer, completing 86 percent of his passes while averaging an impressive 10.1 yards per attempt. He came within a yard of his season high in passing, while his multi-touchdown effort was his sixth in the last eight contests. Carr has thrived in favorable matchups this season and will look to do so again next Sunday against the Jets.

November 17, 2019 7:06 PM EST

Derek Carr: Touchdownless in win

Carr completed 25 of 32 passes for 229 yards during Sunday's 24-21 win over Chicago. He added eight yards on three carries.

Analysis: Carr was very efficient, but leaned heavily on the run throughout Sunday's game, but came up big during Oakland's game-winning drive, converting a second and long with a 12-yard drop-pff to Hunter Renfroe. The Raiders have been better than most anticipated and Carr is on pace to smash his career high with a 73.3% completion rate. From a fantasy perspective, the results haven't been as great as he has just six touchdowns in five games and has not reached 250 passing yards since Week 1. Next up in Week 7 is a ferocious Packers pass defense.

October 6, 2019 2:08 PM EST

Derek Carr: Clear of injury

Carr is not listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Analysis: Carr underwent precautionary X-rays after Sunday's win over the Colts, but it appears as though the starting signal-caller hasn't suffered any sort of injury. All signs point to Carr suiting up unhindered Week 5 against the Bears in London.

October 2, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Derek Carr: Appears to have avoided concerning injury

Vic Tafur of The Athletic relays that the results of Carr's (lower leg) X-rays "were good."

Analysis: Tafur acknowledged that there's been "nothing official from team" on the topic, but at first glance it appears as though Carr's X-rays were precautionary and that his status for Week 5's game against the Bears isn't in peril.

September 29, 2019 3:15 PM EST

Derek Carr: Has X-Rays

Carr (lower leg) underwent X-Rays following Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Per the report, Carr got "banged up early-ish in the game and grabbed his lower leg." That said, the QB didn't miss any snaps and wound up completing 21 of 31 passes for 189 yards and two TDs. Given that, hopefully the X-Rays were simply a precaution, but until that's clarified either way, Carr's Week 5 status will be worth monitoring.

September 29, 2019 2:29 PM EST

Derek Carr: Sacked four times by Vikings

Carr completed 27 of 34 pass attempts for 242 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 34-14 road loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: The 28-year-old Bakersfield, CA native eclipsed 240 passing yards in Week 3 against Minnesota, after being held under the 200-yard mark and being intercepted twice last week by the Chiefs secondary. What's also encouraging for Carr is the fact that he threw multiple passing touchdowns for the first time since Week 14 of last season, despite facing a Vikings secondary that sports two former All-Pros in Harrison Smith and Xavier Rhodes. Upcoming next is a matchup against an Indianapolis defense that gave up three passing touchdowns and north of 300 yards to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in Week 3.

September 22, 2019 2:30 PM EST

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