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March 25, 2020 12:36 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Supported by Mariota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

New teammate Marcus Mariota said Tuesday that Carr will remain the Raiders' starting quarterback, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Mariota became the NFL's highest-paid backup quarterback after inking a two-year, $17.6 million contract with $7.5 million guaranteed in free agency, a deal that sparked rumors about a potential 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 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.

December 29, 2019 08:12 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Comes up short in heartbreaker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 will be a lot of discussion 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 22, 2019 08:32 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Leads Raiders to win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 15, 2019 10:20 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Goes cold in second half
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The Raiders seemed to have things well in hand when they took a 16-3 lead into halftime, but Carr couldn't get anything going 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 8, 2019 08:56 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Throws two TD passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Carr had an excellent first half, leading his team on three touchdown drives to keep pace with Tennessee. He did so in unconventional fashion, completing touchdown passes to Rico Gafford and Foster Moreau. While he finished with a shiny 73.5 percent completion rate and avoided turning the ball over, he 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 1, 2019 09:20 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Falls flat against Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

November 24, 2019 05:08 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Pulled early in blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr completed 15 of 27 passes for 127 yards and 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.

Carr was pulled 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 TD:INT 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 18, 2019 10:04 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Accounts for two TDs vs. Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 yardage, 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 8, 2019 01:40 AM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Solid, mistake-free in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr completed 21 of 31 passes for 218 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Raiders' 26-24 win over the Chargers on Thursday. He also rushed once for four yards.

Carr did an exemplary job managing the game, and he recorded a touchdown pass for the fourth straight contest when he connected on a nine-yard toss to Alec Ingold as the first half wound down. He then helped lead a pivotal and game-winning 10-play, 75-yard drive late in the fourth quarter that culminated in an 18-yard Josh Jacobs touchdown run. Carr has three consecutive interception-free efforts, and he'll look to keep that streak alive in a Week 11 tilt against the Bengals a week from Sunday.

November 3, 2019 08:04 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Throws two TDs in win over Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr completed 20 of 31 pass attempts for 289 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Lions.

Carr completed 65 percent of his passes while averaging a healthy 9.3 yards per attempt. He completed a pair of short touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to secure the win for his team, giving him a 7:1 TD:INT over his last three games. Carr is in the midst of his best stretch of the season heading into Thursday's home matchup with the Chargers.

October 27, 2019 11:04 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Throws three TD passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 285 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Texans.

Although Carr completed just 60 percent of his attempts, he averaged a healthy 9.5 yards per completion with the help of some big plays. He got his team on the board with a 65-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow in the first quarter and later added a 46-yard strike to Tyrell Williams, with an eight-yard score from Darren Waller sandwiched in between. Carr has been quite productive in two games since the bye week, totaling 578 passing yards with five touchdowns and one interception. He'll look to keep it rolling in another favorable matchup against the Lions at home next Sunday.

October 21, 2019 12:52 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Tosses two touchdowns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr completed 22 of 28 passes for 293 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 42-24 loss to Green Bay. He fumbled during the contest and was replaced late by Mike Glennon.

The stat line shows a solid performance by Carr against a tough Packers defense, but the whole complexion of the game would have been different if not for a pair of bone-headed plays by the veteran quarterback. First, late in the second quarter, Carr tried to roll out near the goal line and touch the pylon with the ball for a touchdown only to lose control and fumble it out of the end zone. Later, in the fourth quarter, Carr killed a drive by underthrowing a shot to the end zone while facing double coverage, leading to an interception. Carr has completed a tremendous 74.1 percent of his passes this season but has accounted for just eight touchdowns in six games to go along with seven turnovers. A reprieve comes Sunday against a Texans pass defense that has struggled this season.

October 6, 2019 09:20 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Goes without touchdown in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Carr was very efficient but leaned heavily on the run throughout Sunday's game. That said, he came up big during Oakland's game-winning drive, converting a second and long with a 12-yard drop-off to Hunter Renfrow. 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 Week 7 is a ferocious Packers pass defense.

October 3, 2019 07:12 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Clear of injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr is not listed on Wednesday's injury report.

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

September 30, 2019 02:36 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Appears not to have serious injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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

September 29, 2019 06:20 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Has X-rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 22, 2019 11:12 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Sacked four times by Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

The 28-year-old eclipsed 240 passing yards in Week 3 against Minnesota after being held under the 200-yard mark and throwing two interceptions last week against the Chiefs. 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. Up 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 16, 2019 12:56 AM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Struggles against Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr completed 23 of 38 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown while getting picked off twice in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Chiefs.

He also ran the ball twice for 18 yards. The performance was a far cry from Carr's efficient numbers against Denver in the opener and represented a reversal of expectations given the reputations of the respective secondaries he was facing. Carr will face a tough test in Week 3 when the Raiders head to Minnesota.

September 10, 2019 05:20 PM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Efficient Week 1 outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr completed 22 of 26 attempts for 259 passing yards and one touchdown, while adding two rushes for two yards during Monday's 24-16 win against Denver.

Carr connected on his first nine passes of the night, while leading 10 and 13-play touchdown drives on two of Oakland's first three offensive possessions. What's most encouraging for fantasy purposes is the re-appearance of Carr's downfield explosiveness. The 28-year-old signal-caller averaged 10 yards per pass attempt against the Broncos defense Monday night, a feat he had not accomplished since Week 12 of the 2017 season when Oakland went up against -- guess who -- Denver. Carr's upcoming matchup against Kansas City has potential to be profitable, as the Chiefs allowed Nick Foles (collarbone) and rookie Gardner Minshew to combine for 350 passing yards and three passing touchdowns Week 1.

August 29, 2019 10:16 AM
Raiders' Derek Carr: Encouraged to throw deep
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carr has the green light to go deep more often this season, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. "The better your receivers are, the more aggressive you are," coach Jon Gruden said. "And the better your line is, the more vertical shots you can call. We think we are better on the line. We think we are better outside. With that being said, we are going to take more shots, I hope."

There's no question about offseason acquisitions Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams providing more of a deep threat, but Gruden's analysis of the offensive line is optimistic, especially with both starting guards out at the beginning of the season. Carr specifically mentioned throwing deep to Williams, whose average depth of target (12.4) in 2018 ranked 16th among 62 wide receivers with 40 or more catches. Carr placed 31st among 33 qualified passers in aDOT (7.3) last year, with Jordy Nelson (9.2 aDOT), Seth Roberts (8.7), Jared Cook (8.0) and Jalen Richard (1.5) dominating the targets in Oakland. It sounds like the Raiders will make a concerted effort to be more aggressive, though a Week 1 matchup with the Denver secondary might encourage a return to the familiar dinking and dunking. Carr threw just two passes in the preseason, completing both for 40 yards and a touchdown.

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