Posted: 9/12/2019 11:09 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr led all quarterbacks with a 15.4-percent rate of big-time throws in Week 1, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Carr didn't have a huge fantasy day, throwing for 259 yards and one TD, but complete 84.6 percent of his passes while averaging 9.96 yards per attempt. He's a low-end QB1 option in Week 2 in what could turn into a shootout with the high-powered Chiefs.
Posted: 9/09/2019 10:09 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 22-of-26 passes for 259 yards, one touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos on Monday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Antonio who? Carr jelled nicely with newcomer Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller, while Josh Jacobs gave the Raiders a strong run game. Carr's numbers were still just OK from a fantasy perspective, and he remains in the QB2 neighborhood. The Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 2.
Posted: 8/15/2019 2:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr said Thursday, Aug. 15, he is feeling more comfortable talking with head coach Jon Gruden this year than last. 'Year 2, we're having different level of conversations,' Carr said. 'I have two offseasons under my belt, almost two training camps under my belt, I have a full year of experience under my belt, of knowing what checks he wants, what he wants me to get to, what his thought process is on third-and-short, on second-and-short, I know what routes he wants me checking to versus different looks. I'm doing my best just to execute this difficult offense. There's just so much on the quarterback's plate that it's different from some of the other systems that I've been in.'
Huddle Up: Carr is a fringe QB2 after completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,049 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. Don't be surprised if he ends up a hot commodity on the waiver wire, but there are many better options available on draft day.
Posted: 7/10/2019 5:07 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is signed through 2022, but he has no more guaranteed money on his contract beyond this season, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. While Carr would be guaranteed $2.9 million of his $18.9 million salary for the 2020 season if he's still on the roster a week after Super Bowl LIV, he would be owed nothing if he were released before then.
Huddle Up: With Jon Gruden under contract for eight more seasons beyond this one and the team preparing for a move to Las Vegas, it's hard not to agree with Graziano on 2019 being a "make or break" year for Carr, who hasn't played particularly well since his injury late in 2016. With more weapons than ever and plenty of incentive to perform, Carr could be an interesting QB2.
Posted: 3/06/2019 5:03 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr would welcome the addition of Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown, in the event Oakland trades for Brown. 'I hope he's in play. It would be great to add a guy like that to your team, talent like that,' Carr told the Fresno Bee on Saturday, March 2.
Huddle Up: Duh? It's not really news, per se, but Carr is at least saying the right things ahead of a potential trade for the enigmatic wideout. Brown, arguably the best receiver in the league, is poised to slightly slow down given his age-31 season and having to adjust to a new quarterback. Should Carr be that quarterback, gamers are looking at Brown being no better than a midrange WR1 based on sheer volume alone.
Posted: 2/06/2019 12:02 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr's $19.9 million salary for 2019 becomes fully guaranteed Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Huddle Up: Carr actually threw for a career-best 4,049 yards and a 68.9 percent completion percentage last season. However, his touchdowns have fallen each of the last three years. He'll be a QB2 with a little upside if the team drafts some weapons around him.
Posted: 12/31/2018 2:12 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 24 of his 33 passes for 185 yards and two interceptions in a 35-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Carr finished the year with his best completion percentage of his career by a wide margin, but his 19 touchdowns were his fewest ever. Unless Oakland goes out and finds some more offensive weapons in the offseason, Carr is destined to be a lower-end QB2 in 2019.
Posted: 12/25/2018 9:12 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 19 of 26 passes for 167 yards in the club's Week 16 victory Monday, Dec. 24, versus the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It was the type of outing that didn't do anything for fantasy owners but was just enough to get the win for his real-life team. Despite Oakland's disappointing season, Carr actually hasn't had a bad campaign and will be in position to reach the 4,000-yard plateau next week for the first time in his career. Still, though, he's ideally more of a QB2 right now.
Posted: 12/16/2018 11:12 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 21-of-38 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Carr has looked a little more comfortable with Jon Gruden over the past couple of games, but he struggled again in this one with just 55.3 percent of his passes completed. He remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 16 against the Denver Broncos on Monday night.
Posted: 12/10/2018 3:12 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 25 of his 34 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Carr has five touchdowns over the past two games, and he could keep the momentum going against the struggling Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15. He's a viable streaming option.