Who Should I Start? Derek Carr or Joe Burrow

Week 4 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

No Practice For Derek Carr On Wednesday

Wednesday, September 27, 8:21 PM

New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (shoulder) was unable to practice on Wednesday. Carr is week-to-week heading into Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday after suffering an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder in the Week 3 loss to the Green Bay Packers. The 32-year-old is unlikely to make a return this week. Backup Jameis Winston didn't look good at all after taking over for the injured Carr last Sunday, but he's in line to make his first start of 2023 in Week 4. Winston could fare better with a full week to prepare with starter's repetitions in practice, and the Saints offense is also getting running back Alvin Kamara back from suspension. The 29-year-old Winston will be in play as a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues if Carr is officially ruled out.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
25.9 8.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Joe Burrow News

Joe Burrow Listed As Full Practice Participant

Wednesday, September 27, 7:25 PM

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice for the first time since the week of the Baltimore Ravens game in Week 2. However, the Bengals only held a walkthrough practice on Wednesday, so his status was an estimation. The 26-year-old strained his calf at the beginning of training camp and missed all of the preseason before aggravating the injury in Week 2. He gutted it out in the Monday night win over the Los Angeles Rams, but his mobility was very limited and he didn't look good by any means while throwing for 259 yards with no touchdowns and one interception on a great play by a Rams defensive back. The good news about Week 3 is he was finally able to get top wideout Ja'Marr Chase involved. Burrow should get better as the season progresses and his calf injury gets put behind him, but for now, he's more of a low-end QB1 in fantasy.

Derek Carr vs. Joe Burrow

Still trying to decide between Carr and Burrow? 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 Joe Burrow is projected to score 25.9 points.