Posted: 1/14/2020 2:13 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is scheduled to count $21.5 million against the 2020 salary cap, and releasing him would save the Raiders $16.5 million after a $5 million charge for dead money. Previous reports have placed the odds of Carr's return at 70 percent.
Huddle Up: The move to Las Vegas could mean keeping Carr for one more chance to prove he can be a franchise quarterback. Starting fresh for a new starter in Jon Gruden's offense in the first season in Sin City isn't the ideal way to put the best foot forward. Carr is an erratic No. 2 quarterback in 2020 fantasy drafts based on potential alone.
Posted: 12/30/2019 2:02 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 29 of his 46 passes for 391 yards and a touchdown in a 16-15 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 17. RB DeAndre Washington rushed 17 times for 77 yards and caught eight passes for 55 yards, TE Darren Waller caught six of his 10 targets for 107 yards, and WR Hunter Renfrow caught six of his nine targets for 102 yards and a score.
Posted: 12/27/2019 2:17 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr's performance this season was praised by head coach Jon Gruden. 'He's done a lot of good things,' Gruden said 'I know there's a lot of swirling reports out there, but Derek's done a great job. He's done a heck of a job for us.'
Huddle Up: Carr has been efficient all year, completing 71.1 percent of his passes. On the flip side, he has yet to record a 300-yard game and has just 20 touchdowns. If he remains with Oakland beyond this season, Carr will likely remain a QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 12/23/2019 2:52 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 26 of his 30 pass attempts for 291 yards and a touchdown and added a three-yard rushing score in a 24-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Carr continues to complete passes at an impressive rate, but he has thrown more than one touchdown just once in his last seven games. He's only a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.
Posted: 12/09/2019 5:20 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr went 25-of-34 for 253 yards and two touchdowns in Week 14 versus the Tennessee Titans. He also ran for 17 yards on two attempts.
Huddle Up: Car is having one of his best statistical seasons - he is one of three quarterbacks completing at least 70 percent of his throws - but his inability to make anything but safe throws is holding the offense back. The team's unwillingness to feature Darren Waller is also baffling, as he is the one true difference-maker in the passing game. Carr offers a safe floor in fantasy, but he'll be little more than a middling QB2 again in Week 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Posted: 12/02/2019 5:19 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 20-of-30 passes for 222 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Week 13 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. He also rushed three times for seven more yards.
Huddle Up: Carr locked onto Tyrell Williams on a throw late in the second quarter and failed to locate Juan Thornhill, who picked him off and effectively ended the game with a pick-six. His only TD toss was a 4-yard throw to Derek Carrier with 39 seconds remaining. Carr had a nice run of high-floor play, but the offense is too conservative for him to enjoy a high ceiling if he isn't playing interception-free ball, which hasn't been the case lately. He'll be a middling QB2 in Week 14 against the Tennessee Titans.
Posted: 12/01/2019 4:43 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr faces the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in Week 13, and he is 0-5 with three touchdowns, five interceptions and a QBR of 9.0 at Arrowhead Stadium in his career.
Huddle Up: The Raiders have exceeded expectations this season, but Carr hasn't been putting up big fantasy numbers. He has thrown more than two touchdowns in a game only once and has yet to reach 300 yards. Carr has just two touchdown passes over his last three games combined, making him a tough sell at a venue where he has been awful historically.
Posted: 11/24/2019 9:18 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 15-of-27 passes for 127 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 12 against the New York Jets, and he was pulled late with the game out of hand.
Huddle Up: Carr and the Raiders offense was able to muster just three points against the lowly Jets, a major disappointment from a fantasy perspective. The Raiders will travel to meet the Chiefs in Week 13.
Posted: 11/18/2019 5:14 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr finished 25-of-29 for 292 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Week 11 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. He ran five times for one yard and scored another touchdown on the ground.
Huddle Up: Carr got off to a red-hot start, completing his first 14 throws. He hit rookie Foster Moreau on a wide-open 2-yard TE pass midway through the second quarter and added a short scoring run right before halftime. The 28-year-old quarterback has been a solid floor play for the better part of the season - he's accounted for at least two TDs in four of his last five games - but his limited ceiling is keeping him from being considered a low-end QB1.
Posted: 11/08/2019 6:26 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr connected on 21 of his 31 passing attempts for 218 yards and a score in a Week 10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Carr didn't do anything exceptional Thursday night, but he avoided the critical mistakes that doomed his counterpart, Philip Rivers. Carr has quietly played some pretty good ball in four games since the team's bye, and he's a decent QB2 that can be called upon in advantageous matchups, like next Sunday against the winless Bengals.