Derek Carr, QB, Raiders
|QB - #25||130.60||OAK||Probable||1 year||24||6' 3||214|
There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:
The Raiders can only hope they have found a savior to their organization. Carson Palmer wasn't it; Terrelle Pryor wasn't it and Matt Schaub is likely a short-term band-aid at best. Derek Carr was drafted in the second round and reports indicate that the Raiders are pleased with their choice. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson has raved about Carr's accuracy in OTAs and while it's not live game action, Oakland likes what they've seen. The Fresno State alum brings a strong arm, good size, precise passing and a hard-working mentality to the team. It helps that he learned from his older brother [David Carr] who spent nine years as a quarterback in the NFL. Carr will likely also benefit from Matt Schaub taking him under his wing as he goes through the normal growing pains as a rookie, but the belief is that Carr will be under center to start at some point this year. Even if he starts, Carr shouldn't be considered for fantasy purposes just yet (unless you are talking dynasty leagues).
Update: An extraordinary performance in the closing week of preseason has the league buzzing about Derek Carr. 11 completions on 13 attempts and 3TDs are talking numbers. With Matt Schuab proving to be unimpressive, Carr is in the conversation to be starting QB for the Raiders sooner than later.Last updated on Aug-29-2014 by Larry Gold
The Raiders got a scare when their young quarterback Derek Carr injured his right ring finger last week. There were rumors he could need surgery, however, those rumors were quickly debunked. Carr is still not able to throw the ball but is progressing. He was on the sidelines today taking snaps and pitching the ball. These are small but positive steps for the second-year QB.Fantasy Analysis:
Carr has the potential to be a breakout star this season assuming he can get healthy. The additions of rookies Amari Cooper and Clive Walford could be a huge help. He's currently being drafted as a low-end QB2. He's a steal if you can get him that late. He is certainly not a QB1 by any stretch, although, his upside is undeniable. Carr is worth a roster spot as an upside guy late in drafts.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors5/26 - Raiders QB Derek Carr is taking snaps but still not able to throw
5/20 - Raiders QB Derek Carr experiencing numbness in right ring finger
5/20 - Raiders QB Derek Carr's agent Tim Younger says Carr does not need surgery
5/19 - Raiders QB Derek Carr has potentially serious finger injury
5/8 - Raiders fouth-overall pick WR Amari Cooper looks good at first practice
5/7 - Raiders get deal done with first-round pick Amari Cooper
4/30 - Raiders pick up top WR Amari Cooper
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