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QB OAK

College: Fresno State | 7 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 3/28/1991
2020 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 175
Avg Pts: 10.94
Rank: 20 QB

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2020 RTSports Outlook

Carr had another solid season with Jon Gruden as his head coach. He topped 4,000 yards for the second straight year and had just eight interceptions, which was the second lowest total of his career. He did have a few issues punching the ball in the end zone, though, scoring 23 total touchdowns. A lack of top playmakers at receiver continue to hold Carr back at this stage of his career. The positive is his yards are up and turnover are down. He is moving the right direction. Carr was 16th overall in fantasy quarterback scoring last season after finishing 18th the previous two years. Carr is a good athlete with a great arm. He can be inaccurate at times but has improved in that area since entering the league. Carr can make all the throws needed. He can make the touch pass as well as threading the needle between defenders.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Carr can improve on last year and be more of a high-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback. He was worth some spot starts last year and had next to nothing to work with at receiver. His numbers can improve on last year. Look for him to finish with around 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns with 10 or so interceptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Ruggs is one of just nine wide receivers to have completed the 40-yard dash in 4.30 or less (4.27) since the event has been timed electronically. But he should not be categorized as just a speedster due to his reliable hands, versatility, and excellent route-running capabilities. These attributes enticed the Raiders to make Ruggs the first wide receiver to be selected during Aprils NFL Draft. Those skills will also blend with his explosiveness to create exploitable mismatches against opposing defenders throughout his rookie season with Las Vegas. Jon Gruden can concoct an assortment of plays that take advantage of Ruggs game-breaking speed in a downfield capacity, along with short and intermediate routes that could fuel huge gains. The high percentage routes can also counteract any reluctance from Derek Carr to launch deep throws that capitalize on Ruggs home run potential. Ruggs can conceivably lead the Raiders in targets, although he will encounter the most significant competition from tight end Darren Waller, and second-year slot receiver Hunter Renfrow. Tyrell Williams and newcomer Bryan Edwards will also collect opportunities on the perimeter. But Ruggs should accrue respectable numbers as the season progresses. His upside supplies owners with a worthwhile investment at his current 10th round ADP (118).

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
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Week 110Derek Carr 2 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 8 yd TD pass to Tyrell Williams
Derek Carr 259 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 259 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 27Derek Carr 2 interceptions thrown (-2 pts)
Derek Carr 18 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 4 yd TD pass to Tyrell Williams
Derek Carr 198 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 198 passing yds (3 pts)
Week 312Derek Carr 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Derek Carr 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 29 yd TD pass to J.J. Nelson
. . . Derek Carr 11 yd TD pass to Tyrell Williams
Derek Carr 242 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 242 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 412Derek Carr 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 18 yd TD pass to Foster Moreau
. . . Derek Carr 19 yd TD pass to Tyrell Williams
Derek Carr 189 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 189 passing yds (3 pts)
Week 55Derek Carr 8 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 229 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 229 passing yds (3 pts)
Week 6
Week 712Derek Carr 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Derek Carr 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 10 yd TD pass to Foster Moreau
. . . Derek Carr 7 yd TD pass to Darren Waller
Derek Carr 293 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 293 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 818Derek Carr 3 passing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 65 yd TD pass to Hunter Renfrow
. . . Derek Carr 8 yd TD pass to Darren Waller
. . . Derek Carr 46 yd TD pass to Tyrell Williams
Derek Carr 285 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 285 passing yds (4 pts)
Derek Carr 65 yd TD pass (1 pts)
Week 913Derek Carr 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 3 yd TD pass to Foster Moreau
. . . Derek Carr 9 yd TD pass to Hunter Renfrow
Derek Carr 289 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 289 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 109Derek Carr 4 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 9 yd TD pass to Alec Ingold
Derek Carr 218 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 218 passing yds (3 pts)
Week 1115Derek Carr 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Derek Carr 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 3 yd rushing TD
Derek Carr 1 rushing yd (1 pts)
Derek Carr 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 2 yd TD pass to Foster Moreau
Derek Carr 292 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 292 passing yds (4 pts)
Week 123Derek Carr 1 interception thrown (-1 pts)
Derek Carr 11 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 127 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 127 passing yds (2 pts)
Week 137Derek Carr 2 interceptions thrown (-2 pts)
Derek Carr 7 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 4 yd TD pass to Derek Carrier
Derek Carr 222 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 222 passing yds (3 pts)
Playoff Week 114Derek Carr 17 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 2 passing TDs (8 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 49 yd TD pass to Rico Gafford
. . . Derek Carr 1 yd TD pass to Foster Moreau
Derek Carr 262 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 262 passing yds (4 pts)
Playoff Week 210Derek Carr 12 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 40 yd TD pass to Tyrell Williams
Derek Carr 267 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 267 passing yds (4 pts)
Playoff Week 317Derek Carr 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 3 yd rushing TD
Derek Carr 3 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 56 yd TD pass to Hunter Renfrow
Derek Carr 291 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 291 passing yds (4 pts)
Derek Carr 56 yd TD pass (1 pts)
Playoff Week 411Derek Carr 1 passing TD (4 pts)
. . . Derek Carr 3 yd TD pass to Hunter Renfrow
Derek Carr 391 passing yds (1 pts)
Derek Carr 391 passing yds (6 pts)
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Jul 5 5:13pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr's average depth of completion of 5.2 yards in 2019 was the lowest by any regular starting quarterback in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.

From TheHuddle

Jun 18 9:33pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr attempted 108 passes with at least eight defenders in the box in 2019 - the fourth-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.

From TheHuddle

Jun 10 11:23pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr has led the league in percentage of throws between one and 10 yards in each of the last two seasons (minimum 200 attempts), attempting 59.3 percent of his passes in that range in 2018 and 58.8 percent in 2019.

From TheHuddle

Jun 5 1:30pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr posted the third-best passer rating (103.7) while under pressure in 2019, and his completion percentage of 66.7 under pressure was the best of any qualifying signal-caller in the league last year. Carr's completion percentage above expectation of plus-5.9 had to do with the fact that he targeted open receivers at a rate of 56.9 percent, which was tops in the NFL. There are a lot of knocks on Carr as a passer and his leash might be short in 2020 with Marcus Mariota behind him, but he did find open receivers in the face of pressure last year with regularity. Not many fantasy owners will be targeting him, even as a QB2, but Carr could surprise and hold off Mariota with some new weapons that the Raiders gave him in the draft, mainly wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.

From RotoBaller

May 27 10:33pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr was 72.3 percent accurate on his throws in the fourth quarter of games in 2019 - the best such mark of any qualified quarterback last season.

From TheHuddle

May 27 3:43pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr has been working out with some of his teammates at a Las Vegas Park, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Rochelle Richards. WR Zay Jones, WR Hunter Renfrow and TE Darren Waller are among the players working out with Carr.

Fantasy Spin: Carr is coming off a decent 2019 season with 3,270 yards and 21 touchdowns. The team added several new receivers to the roster this offseason, so Carr will have plenty of options in the passing game. He probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

From TheHuddle

May 17 4:23pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr posted an NFL-best 95.9 QBR against the blitz (defined as any play when the defense rushed five or more players) in 2019. Carr also led all quarterbacks in completion percentage (71.6) and yards per attempt (11.11) against the blitz.

From TheHuddle

May 1 1:13pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr says he is focusing on winning more games and scoring more points. If you have something (negative) to say to me, I have no time for you,' he said in an interview with The Athletic. '... We just need to score more and win more. That's my mindset. I don't care about anything else.'

Fantasy Spin: Carr has only finished as a top-10 fantasy QB once (2016) in his six seasons with the Raiders, and despite some new offensive weapons in rookie WRs Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards and RB Lynn Bowden Jr., he's still projects as a middling QB2 at best in 2020.

From TheHuddle

Apr 25 12:30pm ET

With the 109th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders have traded up for Clemson offensive guard John Simpson. The Raiders needed help on the interior of the offensive line, and Simpson has the talent to be a starter early on. Hes not an elite prospect, but he should add some needed blocking in Vegas and has the potential to slide to center as well if the team needs him to. Simpson will need to work on his pass protection, so dont expect this to pay huge dividends out of the gate for quarterback Derek Carr.

From RotoBaller

Apr 24 2:43pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QBs Derek Carr remains the team's starter after the team used five first-round picks on other positions the last two seasons.

Fantasy Spin: Yeah, the Raiders now have Marcus Mariota, but Carr remains No. 1 and he now has a new toy to deploy in speedy first-round WR pick Henry Ruggs. Still, Carr has only finished as a top-10 fantasy once (2016) in his six seasons with the Raiders, and he remains a middling QB2 prospect for 2020.

From TheHuddle

Apr 15 4:03pm ET

The Las Vegas Raiders may use the 12th overall selection in the NFL Draft on a wide receiver. Depending on how the draft plays out, the Raiders might have their choice between the top three receivers available: The general consensus includes Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy, Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb and Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III. General manager Mike Mayock recently made it clear the team needs to get better at receiver, as they look to provide QB Derek Carr with a new weapon. Mayock believes all three of those receivers are high-level players, but each brings different traits to the field. With a deep class of wide receivers in the draft, the Raiders might also dip back into the well in later rounds, too, even if they invest in the position early.

From TheHuddle

Apr 14 9:33pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QBs Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota have general manager Mike Mayock feeling 'really good about the quarterback position,' according to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

From TheHuddle

Apr 7 11:43pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr has seen his teammates drop 216 passes over the course of his six-year career - the most drops a quarterback has witnessed over that span.

From TheHuddle

Apr 1 11:23pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr was hurried 67 times in 2019 - tied with Carson Wentz for the second-highest total in the league.

From TheHuddle

Feb 27 11:50pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden had some nice things to say about quarterback Derek Carr on Thursday. "I love what Derek Carr did, love what he brings to our team and anxious to continue to build around him," Gruden said. "I really think Derek is a heck of a player and I got a lot of respect for what he has done with some tough circumstances." Carr's future with the Raiders is in question with rumors connecting Las Vegas to Tom Brady, who will become a free agent next month. Carr had a career-high 70.4 completion percentage and threw for a career-high 4,054 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2019. Still, that might've been more of a ceiling for Carr, and the Raiders would love to make a splash in their new home with Brady. If Carr remains the team's QB going into 2020, he'll serve as a low-ceiling QB2.

From RotoBaller

Feb 27 2:43pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr on Thursday, Feb. 27, drew praise from head coach Jon Gruden. 'Consistent on what I have said. I really think Derek is a heck of a player,' Gruden said. 'And I have a lot of respect for what he has done and with some tough circumstances. So I'm not going answer every media rumor out there -- just can't do it. I'm just going to listen to my Sirius rock 'n roll classic vinyl and keep working. But I love what Derek Carr did, love what he brings to our team and anxious to continue to build around him.'

Fantasy Spin: Carr hit career season highs for passing yards (4,054) and completion percentage (70.4) in 2019, but only threw for 21 TDs. We'll have to see where he winds up for 2020, but if its back with the Raiders, consider him a QB2 for fantasy.

From TheHuddle

Feb 25 12:20pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock left open the possibility that the team will look to upgrade over quarterback Derek Carr this offseason. "Every position gets evaluated every year, and if we can upgrade it, we will," Mayock said. Carr had a career-high 70.4 completion percentage and a career-high 4,054 passing yards, but he underwhelmed with just 21 touchdown passes over a full season. With Tom Brady potentially becoming available on the free-agent market next month, the Raiders could look to make a splash in their first season in Las Vegas and land the future Hall of Famer. Even if they don't and Carr remains the starter for the Black and Silver, he'll be a low-ceiling QB2 in fantasy.

From RotoBaller

Feb 20 1:43pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr recently posted an photo on Instagram of himself talking with Chicago Bears DL Khalil Mack following a game last season, and the post is part of speculation that Carr could be traded to the Bears this offseason and reunited with Mack.

Fantasy Spin: The Bears have said they expect Mitchell Trubisky to be their 2020 starter, but they also said he could have competition in the QB room, and Carr would certainly provide as much. Stay tuned ...

From TheHuddle

Feb 5 5:43pm ET

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr had $2.9 million of his $18.9 million base salary for 2020 guaranteed Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Fantasy Spin: Carr's status with the Raiders is still uncertain, so fantasy players will need to keep an eye on his status during the offseason. He posted decent numbers this past season but should only be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy league in 2020.

From TheHuddle

Jan 23 2:13pm ET

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is tiring of the quarterback rumors surrounding the team -- the latest resulting from a photo taken of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, a pending free agent, and Raiders owner Mark Davis talking at Jan. 18 UFC fight in Las Vegas. 'C'mon man, when's it going to end?' Carr asked.

Fantasy Spin: Carr, who set career highs in passing yards (4,054) and completion percentage (70.4) in 2019, is entering the third year of a five-year, $125 million contract but his release would save the Raiders $16.5 million against the 2020 salary cap. It's likely he sticks with the Raiders for another season -- the franchise's first in Las Vegas -- but he remains an up-and-down QB2 for fantasy purposes.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 22-Jun-2017: OAK - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2022)
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