Who Should I Start? Derek Carr or Cooper Rush


Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
23.2 9.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Derek Carr News

Saints Restructure Derek Carr's Contract

Friday, February 23, 2:00 PM

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.


Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Cooper Rush News

Cooper Rush Active As Backup QB Sunday

Sunday, January 14, 3:15 PM

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (illness) is officially active for Sunday's playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. He had been listed as questionable after missing practice on Friday. Rush has only played sparingly in garbage-time situations this year, completing 75 percent of his passes for 144 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. He'll remain in the backup role behind Dak Prescott this weekend.


Derek Carr vs. Cooper Rush

Still trying to decide between Carr and Rush? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Derek Carr is projected to score 23.2 points this week while Cooper Rush is projected to score 0.0 points.