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Saints Restructure Derek Carr's Contract

The New Orleans Saints restructured quarterback Derek Carr's contract on Friday for salary cap purposes, a move that was expected to give the team around $23 million in cap relief for the 2024 season, according to sources. Carr is due $30 million in base salary this year, so converting a portion of that into a signing bonus provides immediate savings. The 32-year-old veteran signal-caller is under contract with the Saints through 2026. In his first year in the Big Easy, he threw for 3,878 yards, 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions while amazingly not missing a single game despite suffering multiple concussions, cracked ribs and a shoulder sprain. Carr is as tough as they come and can give fantasy managers low-end QB1 lines on occasion, but he's best drafted as a fantasy backup.

Feb 23, 2024 2:00 PM EST

Derek Carr Throws Season-High Four Touchdowns In Win

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr played his best game of the season in Week 18's blowout win over the Atlanta Falcons. Carr completed 22-of-28 passes for 264 yards for four touchdowns in the dominant 48-17 victory. The veteran quarterback finished his first campaign in New Orleans with 3,614 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. With Tampa Bay winning today, the Saints now await the result of the Green Bay and Seattle games as they hang onto a thread of hope to continue their season.

Jan 7, 2024 5:09 PM EST

Derek Carr Looks To Continue Hot Streak In Week 18

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr is riding a four-game streak in which he has thrown for multiple touchdown passes. In a pivotal Week 18 matchup with divisional rival Atlanta, Carr will look to remain hot. The Falcons have allowed the 13th-most (17.5) fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, giving Carr a softer secondary to work against. Averaging 244.7 passing yards per game over his last three starts, Carr will look to remain strong in what could be his final start of the season if New Orleans does not get the help it needs to reach the playoffs.

Jan 5, 2024 4:02 PM EST

Derek Carr Playing Well As He Gets Healthy

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr has recently put together his best stretch of play this year, and it's no coincidence that it has come while being able to avoid injuries that have plagued him for much of the season. Heading into Week 18 against the Atlanta Falcons, the Saints have won three of their last four games and Carr has gone 92-for-126 (73 percent) for 853 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. He's been sacked five times and hasn't fumbled. "He's probably as healthy as he's been in a while, and so, you feel his accuracy in his passing, you feel more comfortable in the pocket," head coach Dennis Allen said Monday. Avoiding turnovers it the most important thing for the veteran signal-caller. With several high-end QB options potentially being rested in the regular season finale this weekend, Carr is setting up as a high-end QB2/low-end QB1 option for fantasy managers against Atlanta.

Jan 2, 2024 12:51 PM EST

Derek Carr Succeeds In Game-Managing Role

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr kept the season alive in a big 23-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Carr completed 24-of-32 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the road win, paying off for fantasy managers who started him in superflex leagues. New Orleans' playoff hopes are still alive, but they need more than just a win over Atlanta next week as Tampa Bay still owns the tiebreaker for the NFC South. Carr will look to continue his hot streak in Week 18 against the Falcons.

Jan 1, 2024 10:57 AM EST

Derek Carr Grades As QB2 For Week 17

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr has churned out his best two fantasy performances of the season over the last two weeks, finishing as the QB7 and QB3 respectively. This week in a must-win game against Tampa Bay, Carr should continue his hot streak. The Buccaneers surrender the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, creating a favorable matchup for the Saints' signal caller. Carr can be trusted in lineups during fantasy championship week and is a home-run QB2 option.

Dec 29, 2023 12:08 PM EST

Derek Carr Stuffs Stat Sheet In Late Comeback Attempt

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr completed 27-of-40 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns along with an interception on Thursday night. The game was a blowout with a 30-7 fourth-quarter score before the Saints came cruising back to only lose by eight points. Carr threw two of his three touchdowns in the last seven minutes of the game, salvaging his fantasy day. Carr will be back in action in a must-win game next Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Dec 22, 2023 8:53 AM EST

Derek Carr Offers Low-End QB2 Value In Week 16

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr is coming off of his best fantasy performance of the season after logging a season-high three passing touchdowns against the New York Giants. On a short week, Carr draws the Los Angeles Rams and returns top target Chris Olave (ankle). Carr has had a down season from a fantasy perspective, but the matchup on paper is not a bad one as the Rams have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Carr can be considered as a QB2 option in deep superflex leagues.

Dec 20, 2023 3:56 PM EST

Derek Carr Shines In Week 15

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr bounced back from a rough stretch in a game-managing role in Week 15's 24-6 win over the New York Giants. On a day that he was missing top target Chris Olave (ankle), Carr completed 23-of-28 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns. The Saints controlled the game for the entire second half, as Carr led two long touchdown drives to continually grow the lead. The outing was Carr's best fantasy performance of the season as it was the first time he surpassed two passing touchdowns in the same game. Carr and the Saints will be on a short week, returning to action against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.

Dec 17, 2023 7:03 PM EST

Derek Carr Should Not Be Started In Week 15

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr is off the injury report for the first time in a few weeks, but the report remains full of his weapons. Carr has not scored over 15 fantasy points since Week 9 and has not scored over 20 fantasy points once this entire season. The New York Giants have quietly surrendered the twelfth-least amount of fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, making this a sneaky bad matchup for Carr. Add in the fact that Chris Olave (ankle) is trending in the wrong direction to play this week, and Carr is easily avoidable. Look elsewhere for Week 1 of the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 15, 2023 10:11 AM EST

Derek Carr Healthy Heading Into Week 15

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (ribs, shoulder), who has been beat up with injuries as much as any player in the league this year, is not listed on the initial Week 15 injury report on Wednesday after practicing in full. The 32-year-old is as tough as they come, somehow not missing a game all year despite two concussions, ribs and shoulder injuries. Carr admitted earlier this week that he's played through several rib fractures in 2023. Despite all the health concerns this season, Carr has five 300-yard games, although he has only 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions to show for it in 13 games played. In a strong matchup in Week 15 against the New York Giants, Carr will remain an uninspiring low-end QB2 for fantasy managers with his supporting cast pretty banged up.

Dec 13, 2023 4:30 PM EST

Derek Carr Has Suffered Three Rib Fractures This Year

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr told reporters after the Week 14 win over the Carolina Panthers that he has suffered three rib fractures this year. Carr has been one of the most beat up players in 2023, but he somehow has managed to play in every game. He entered Sunday's game after clearing the concussion protocol for the second time this year while also dealing with ribs and shoulder injuries. He's a tough dude, no doubt. Predictably, Carr's play has been up and down in his first year in New Orleans and he has been knocked out of multiple contests early. For fantasy purposes, he's extremely risky as a low-end QB2 and will probably continue to be, although he does have a juicy matchup at home in Week 15 against the New York Giants.

Dec 11, 2023 12:06 PM EST

Derek Carr Throws Two Touchdowns In Win

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (ribs, shoulder) overcame injuries to lead the team to a dominant 28-6 win over Carolina in Week 14. Carr completed 18-of-26 passes for 119 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The yardage total marked Carr's lowest of the season in a game that he did not leave due to injury. Given that New Orleans controlled the entire game, there was never much reason to force passes which contributed to Carr's unimpressive statistical output. Carr will look to provide a more lucrative fantasy line next Sunday against the New York Giants.

Dec 10, 2023 5:28 PM EST

Derek Carr Clears Concussion Protocol, Will Play Sunday

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (concussion, ribs, shoulder) has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will start in Week 14 against the visiting Carolina Panthers on Sunday, according to a source. Carr was a full participant in practice on Friday and was cleared by an independent neurologist following practice. Seemingly getting hurt almost every week, the 32-year-old veteran signal-caller will be a shaky low-end QB2 in superflex leagues in a bad matchup if he is indeed active on Sunday morning. Not only are the Panthers tough against opposing QBs fantasy-wise, but most of the Saints' starting offensive skill players are listed as questionable on the final Week 14 injury report. There's also the risk of an in-game setback for Carr, who has already been in the concussion protocol twice in 2023.

Dec 8, 2023 7:46 PM EST

Derek Carr Listed As Questionable

The New Orleans Saints are listing quarterback Derek Carr (concussion, ribs, shoulder) as questionable for the Week 14 contest against the visiting Carolina Panthers on Sunday despite putting in a full practice on Friday. Carr is not yet out of the league's concussion protocol. Both Carr and backup Jameis Winston took snaps in practice this week. Fantasy managers should have a better idea on whether Carr will have a chance to play on Saturday, but either way, he's looking even more shaky as a low-end QB2 option in superflex leagues against a Panthers defense that hasn't been kind to opposing QBs this year. The 32-year-old Carr went for just 228 passing yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the first meeting with Carolina all the way back in Week 2. The Saints offense is incredibly beat up this week, as Chris Olave (illness), Taysom Hill (foot, hand), Juwan Johnson (quadriceps) and Rashid Shaheed (thigh) have all joined Carr as questionable to play Sunday.

Dec 8, 2023 3:42 PM EST

Derek Carr Practices Again Thursday

Dealing with three separate injuries, New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (concussion, rib, shoulder) was able to practice on a limited basis for the second straight day on Thursday. This isn't Carr's first concussion of the year, which makes the fact that he's practicing at all a little surprising. It doesn't mean the 32-year-old will be cleared to play in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers, though. Carr has eclipsed 300 yards passing in five games in 2023 but has only 11 touchdowns to show for it and is seemingly getting hurt every week. If he's active on Sunday, he'll be a low-end QB2 for fantasy managers in a tough matchup against Carolina. In Week 2 against the Panthers, Carr threw for 228 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. If he cannot play, it will be turnover-happy Jameis Winston making the start at QB for the Saints.

Dec 7, 2023 6:39 PM EST

Derek Carr Back On The Field Wednesday

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (head, rib, shoulder) practiced on Wednesday. Although it was only a limited session, it's still a positive development, considering the 32-year-old suffered a concussion in the Week 13 matchup with the Detroit Lions. Of course, he remains in concussion protocol, so he's not out of the woods just yet. Nonetheless, assuming Carr can play in Week 14, he's a viable option for most fantasy managers. But if he's not available, Jameis Winston would likely be under center.

Dec 6, 2023 6:37 PM EST

Derek Carr In Concussion Protocol And Dealing With Rib Injury

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (concussion/ribs) is in concussion protocol and is being evaluated for a rib injury after suffering a vicious hit in the loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The veteran signal-caller was also thought to have a shoulder injury, but it seems to be fine, according to a source. Carr suffered his second concussion in a month, so there's a good chance he misses the Week 14 game against the Carolina Panthers. Jameis Winston will start for New Orleans in that case. Taysom Hill could also see more work as a wildcat quarterback. The Panthers have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, so Winston is not set up to be a viable single-QB league streamer.

Dec 4, 2023 2:09 PM EST

Derek Carr In Concussion Protocol

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (concussion, back, shoulder) left the Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter after a hard shot and never returned, and he's officially in the league's concussion protocol on Monday. Carr had to be carted off the field and is also dealing with back and shoulder injuries. The 32-year-old seemingly has been hurt almost every week but hasn't missed any time in 2023. This situation with multiple injuries could be different, though. Jameis Winston replaced Carr and nearly led the Saints back and could be in line to start in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers. Carr is now in the concussion protocol for the second time in the last three games, so it seems likely he'll need to sit out at least one game.

Dec 4, 2023 12:01 PM EST

Derek Carr Doubtful To Return Versus Lions

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (shoulder, back, concussion) is doubtful to return against the Detroit Lions in Week 13. He is being evaluated for several injuries and has entered concussion protocol following a big hit from linebacker Bruce Irvin during the second half of Sunday's game. At the time of his departure, he had completed 17 passes for 226 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also took two sacks and lost a fumble. Jameis Winston will operate as the Saints' quarterback until Carr can return.

Dec 3, 2023 4:06 PM EST