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Height/Weight: 6-3/214 | Birthdate: 3/28/1991 | Birthplace: Fresno, CA, USA | Team: Oakland | College: Fresno State | NFL Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 12/2 | Average Draft Position: 139.67
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Raiders' Derek Carr gets shut down Week 7


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Raiders running back Derek Carr was shut down by the Cardinals Week 7. 

Carr completed 16 of 28 passes for 173 yards. He was unable to throw for any touchdowns, but also did not turn the ball over. Carr took just one sack during the contest, losing nine yards. He also had two rushing attempts, gaining two yards. Carr had a tough time getting things going. He tried to force balls to James Jones and Darren McFadden, but neither was able to get much done with their chances. 

Carr will take on the Browns Week 8.


Raiders will have Derek Carr Week 7


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is active Week 7 against the Cardinals.

Carr came into the game dealing with ankle and knee issues. He was considered probable, and was always expected to play. 


Key Raiders Tuck, Reece deemed questionable for Week 7


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Defensive end Justin Tuck (knee) and fullback Marcel Reece (quad) have been designated as questionable by the Raiders for their Sunday game against Arizona.

The other questionable player is linebacker Khalif Barnes (quad).

Those three are in better shape than wideout Vincent Brown (hamstring), cornerback Keith McGill (groin) and free safety Usama Young (foot), all of whom have been ruled out.

The trio of probables is headlined by quarterback Derek Carr, who is all but certain to play despite ankle and knee issues. Defensive end Benson Mayowa (knee) and linebacker Sio Moore (ankle) are also probable.


Raiders' Derek Carr able to practice in full Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was able to get through full practice Thursday.

Carr is coming off an ankle injury, but was able to play Week 6. He performed well, tossing four touchdowns during the contest. Carr will be tested Week 7 against the tough Cardinals defense, so it's imperative that he's 100 percent for the game. 


Raiders' Carr won't play scared against Cardinals' Peterson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has expressed tremendous respect for Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, but he will not shy away from throwing the ball in his direction Sunday.

"It's not an arrogant thing," Carr told ESPN about challenging premier corners. "It's not one of those things at all. Trust me, I know where they are and I'm very careful about where we're throwing at, what routes we're throwing.

"Patrick Peterson, obviously, is one of - it depends who you talk to - is the best, or one of the best, corners ... in the NFL. You just turn the film on and you're like, 'Wow, that guy plays corner? He looks like a linebacker and runs a 4.1' or whatever. He's a great player. I'll know where he is every snap, but to me, I have to go through my reads."


Not a big enough role for Brice Butler


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/14/2014) Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler made his presence known in Week 6 against San Diego, catching three passes for 64 yards and a touchdown. But in terms of targets, he was still the third wheel in a receiving corps led by Andre Holmes and James Jones.

And that was on a career day for rookie quarterback Derek Carr.

Carr won't always be so good, and the big plays won't always be so easy to come by. Remember, 47 of Butler's yards came on his touchdown grab in the third quarter. Remove it from the equation, and he was the same peripheral contributor he has been all season.

Jamey Eisenberg doesn't rank Butler especially high in his Playing the Waiver Wire column, and I agree with that assessment. He doesn't have a big enough role in a consistently prolific passing attack.


Derek Carr's big day could have been bigger


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who on Sunday became the first Oakland rookie to throw four touchdowns, could have had an even bigger performance against the Chargers. Carr's receivers dropped five of his 34 passes.

"As many balls as I overthrow or miss at practice, I'm never going to be one to rip into somebody," Carr told ESPN.com. "They're professional football players; I don't need to go console them or anything like that. I just go, 'Hey, you're better than that,' and those kinds of things. They already know before I even get to them."

Carr completed 18 of 34 throws for 283 yards with one interception in the 31-28 loss to San Diego. He faces the Cardinals in Week 7.


Derek Carr makes most of weapons


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) Making a quick return from a sprained knee and ankle, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr turned in the best performance of his rookie season Week 6 against a Chargers defense that had been the talk of the league, lighting it up for four touchdowns.

But he didn't do it alone.

Wide receiver Andre Holmes deserves much of the credit for the performance. Getting extensive playing time again after shining with backup Matt McGloin in the last quarter-plus of Week 4 against the Dolphins, Holmes beat the defense for a 77-yard touchdown in the first quarter and had a 6-yard grab in the back corner of the end zone in the fourth.

Of course, Carr also had a 6-yard touchdown pass to James Jones in the second quarter and a 47-yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler in the third. All four throws were right on the money.

He completed only 18 of 34 passes overall, though, which is cause for concern, but Carr might have enough playmakers in the receiving corps to have some low-end appeal in two-quarterback leagues, particularly if Holmes stays on the field.


Raiders QB Derek Carr throws career-high four TD passes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr entered Sunday with only four touchdowns passes on the season. He doubled that amount with a career-best four-touchdown performance in a Week 6 home win over the Chargers. He became the first Oakland rookie to throw for four scores.

Carr got off to a fast start, connecting with Andre Holmes for a 77-yard touchdown on his first pass attempt of the day. He found James Jones in the end zone from 6 yards out in the second quarter. He hooked up with Brice Butler for a 44-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter and Holmes again for a 6-yard score in the fourth quarter. An interception to Jason Verrett with 1:13 remaining in the game proved to be costly for Carr in a 31-28 defeat.

Carr compiled 283 yards through the air while completing 18 of 34 passes. He added four touchdowns and one interception, registering a 107.8 passer rating. Carr will look to bounce back Week 7 at home against Arizona.


Raiders rule QB Derek Carr active for Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) As expected, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was ruled active for Week 6 at home against the Chargers. Carr suffered an MCL sprain and high ankle sprain Week 4 against the Dolphins, but a bye week gave him enough time to recover for Sunday's divisional game. It will be his first game under interim head coach Tony Sparano.

Jason La Canfora: QB Derek Carr expected to start for Raiders


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who suffered an MCL sprain and high ankle sprain Week 4 against the Dolphins, has worked hard to overcome his pre-bye injuries and is expected to return to his starting spot against the Chargers in Week 6, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora on Friday.

Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano has named him the starter and told him he can no longer play like a rookie moving forward. Carr has passed for only 734 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions through four games.


Raiders' Tony Sparano to Derek Carr: This your football team


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Just a few days after saying he would take a wait-and-see approach with Derek Carr, Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano gave his rookie quarterback the keys to the starting job, per Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

"I visited with him and we got a chance to talk about that," Sparano said. "I said to him, 'This is your football team; you're the quarterback. We don’t have time for you to be a rookie right now, this team needs you to step up and be that leader. Don't sit around and wait to do that.'"


Tony Sparano taking wait-and-see approach with Derek Carr


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Raiders head coach Tony Sparano said he'd wait and see when asked if quarterback Derek Carr (knee, ankle) is expected to play this week but indicated the rookie had a good practice Wednesday, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Carr said that "it would take a lot for me to not be out there" Sunday against the Chargers and added that he's not going to wear a brace to protect his injured knee. Carr appears to be trending towards being available to play in Week 6.


Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) able to practice Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who suffered an MCL sprain and high ankle sprain Week 4 against the Dolphins, was able to participate in the team's first practice Monday following its Week 5 bye. Carr said last week he was hopeful to play Week 6 against the Chargers.

Derek Carr believes he'll play against Chargers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr believes he can play against the Chargers Week 6, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Carr injured his ankle against the Dolphins Week 4. The Raiders are on a bye Week 5, so Carr will have an extra week to get healthy. 


Derek Carr suffers MCL sprain, high-ankle sprain in London


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr told reporters he suffered an MCL sprain and a high-ankle sprain in a 38-14 Week 4 loss to the Dolphins, per CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

Carr sustained the injury in the third quarter and was taken back to the locker room for further evaluation. Matt McGloin filled in for him, passing for 129 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions.

The Raiders will have a bye week before returning to action in Week 6 at home against the Chargers. At this point, it's too early to determine if the rookie will be available to play. If he can't suit up, McGloin and Matt Schaub are likely candidates to start in his place.


Derek Carr departs with apparent knee injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was forced out of Week 4 against the Dolphins in London with an apparent left knee injury.

Carr took a tough hit to the knee by Jelani Jenkins while on the run in the third quarter. He limped off the field and was replaced by Matt McGloin. Carr completed 15 of 25 passes for 132 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.

According to the NFL Network, Carr went the locker room for X-rays. His return is questionable.


Late interception costs Derek Carr


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) The Raiders had a conservative game plan on the road against a Patriots defense that proved to be stout through the first two weeks, and rookie quarterback Derek Carr once again completed more than 60 percent (21 for 34) of his passes as a result. Of course, he also threw for just 174 yards and couldn't get the Raiders in the end zone in a 16-9 loss.

The closest he came was on the team's final drive of the game, when running back Darren McFadden had what looked like a game-tying 6-yard touchdown run with about a minute to go, but the play was reversed on a holding call. Carr threw an interception on the very next play.

After throwing two touchdown passes to no interceptions in his first game, he has thrown one touchdown pass to three interceptions in his last two. He'll look to reverse the trend Week 4 against the Dolphins.


Derek Carr picked off twice in home-opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Raiders quarterback Derek Carr surpassed the 250-yard mark in a rough outing at home against the Texans in Week 2.

Carr was picked off by Kareem Jackson, who nearly took it back for a touchdown. It was Carr's first interception of the season. He was intercepted by Brooks Reed in the fourth quarter before firing a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 13 seconds remaining. He finished the game with 263 yards through the air while completing 27 of 42 attempts. He had one touchdown and two interceptions, registering a 69.8 passer rating in a 30-14 defeat.

Carr has 414 passing yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions through his first two career games. He will travel to New England for a Week 3 showdown against the Patriots.


Derek Carr unable to connect downfield


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr completed 20 of 32 passes against the Jets in his debut, but only three completions were caught 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. And eight of Carr's completions were behind the line.

"We had some shot plays called down the field, and a couple of those opportunities, for whatever the reason was, we didn't get the ball down the field and ended up having to check it down," coach Dennis Allen told the Oakland Tribune. "I would say it's a combination of us and some of what they did."

Carr, who has a big arm, will try to attack downfield more Week 2 against Houston.


Derek Carr has two touchdowns in loss


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr made his NFL debut Sunday at the Jets, and he was mediocre at best in a 19-14 loss.

Carr was 20-of-32 passing for 151 yards and two touchdowns. But he should have had an interception returned for a touchdown, and he was limited after a 7-of-7 start. He connected on touchdowns to Rod Streater and James Jones.

The Raiders play host to Houston in Week 2.


Derek Carr viable option against porous Jets pass defense


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Raiders rookie and surprise starter Derek Carr could not have picked a more troubled cornerback corps to debut against Sunday.

The Jets are a mess in that area. Antonio Allen, who has moved from safety to corner, has just been cleared after sustaining a concussion. An ankle injury will almost certainly keep Dee Milliner sidelined. Dimitri Patterson went AWOL and was cut. And the Jets are so desperate they might start Browns castoff Leon McFadden, who was seemingly whistled for interference on every pass thrown his way in the preseason. The Jets ranked 22nd in the NFL in pass defense a year ago and could be worse in 2014.

That makes Carr an intriguing Fantasy start. Also encouraging is that the Raiders have added playmakers in the offseason that should give him several viable weapons. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew and wide receiver James Jones are legitimate threats, as are holdover wideouts Denarius Moore and Rod Streater.

Don't expect Carr to light it up for 300 yards and three touchdowns - such is too much to ask for in his introduction to the regular season in the NFL and he will be playing in front of a hostile crowd. But he is coming off a preseason finale in which he completed 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns and he clearly outperformed expected starter Matt Schaub in exhibition play. There are certainly worse options against a Jets pass defense that appears destined for disaster early in the season.


Report: Raiders going with Derek Carr over Matt Schaub


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Raiders players have been told the team will start rookie Derek Carr over veteran Matt Schaub at quarterback, reports Fox Sports. Carr threw three touchdown passes in last Thursday's preseason finale while Schaub has battled elbow problems.

Oakland opens the season Sunday at the Jets.


Raiders will have plan in place for starting QB early next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Raiders head coach Dennis Allen told reporters that the team will have a plan in place early in the week for their starting quarterback. When asked if he'll announce the starter then, Allen said he hasn't "given that much thought," according to the Bay Area News Group.

What Allen did note is that he won't make a decision until he sees where Matt Schaub is physically on Monday. Schaub was not at the team's practice facility on Friday due to personal issues.

Rookie Derek Carr compiled 326 yards through the air while completing 30 of 45 passes, with four touchdowns and one interception this preseason.

Events throwing Raiders quarterback situation in doubt


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Dennis Allen has seemingly softened on his stance that veteran Matt Schaub is set as the starting quarterback for the Raiders.

An elbow injury to Schaub and the continued brilliant preseason performance of rookie Derek Carr might have altered the thinking of the coach. Carr completed 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in just 22 snaps in a Thursday night defeat of Seattle.

"I really like where we're at in the quarterback room," Allen said per CSNBayarea.com. "The biggest things is that we'll have to see where Matt is when he comes in on Monday."