Derek Carr, QB, Raiders: Fantasy Football Outlook

 
 
 
 
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Derek Carr, QB, Raiders

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #13 123.53 OAK Active 2 years 25 6'3 215

2016 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Aug-21-2016 by Shawn Childs

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In his first season in the NFL, Carr was a dink and dunk QB leading to only 5.5 yards per pass attempt. His lack of upside was tied to weakness at the wide receiver position. The addition of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree gave him two viable options at wide receiver in 2015 leading to a huge step up in production. Derek had the most growth in TDs (32) and yards per pass attempt (7.0). His completion rate (61.1) gained three percentage points while attempting 26 fewer passes than 2014 (599). Over 32 starts in the NFL, Carr has a 10-22 record while posting a solid TD/Int ratio (53:25). He finished 2015 with six games with 300 or more passing yards and five games with three TDs or more. Over his last eight games, Derek had two TDs or fewer in seven games as the league seems to catch up with Oakland's offense. There is a lot to like here with 4000+ yards and 30+ TDs well within reach. Carr will be drafted as a backend starting QB in most formats. If the Raiders play better defensively, and they have more success rushing the ball, Derek may not have as much growth as Fantasy owners expect. For him to offer more value as a Fantasy option at QB, he'll need a step up production from the TE position as far as TDs.

Latest References to Derek Carr on FFToolbox:

2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
11.06 Corey Parson - I have Derek Carr as my 12th ranked QB going into the season and I took him in this draft as the 12th QB of the board, not bad for a guy that will throw over 30 touchdowns.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
11.03 Roto Experts - Joe Gallina - My two favorite young quarterbacks who I think will take a big step forward this season are Blake Bortles and Derek Carr. I got burned in one of my leagues last season for not having a good backup quarterback, and I’m not going to let that happen again.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
12.01 Dynasty Trade Calculator - J.P. Hurley - A borderline QB1 last year, I'm happy with the value here.
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