News: The Chargers announced Tuesday they signed veteran cornerback Chris Carr. Chris is an experienced player, head coach Norv Turner said, per the team's official website. I was fortunate to be with him for a couple years in Oakland. Hes bounced around the league a little bit but has played at a high level. Hes been a starter in a couple of places so he brings experience. He can play in the slot and on the outside, so hes a good addition for us.
Analysis: Carr was with the Vikings in training camp, but he was released at the end of the preseason. Carr has a long ways to go to climb the depth chart, so he has marginal Fantasy appeal until further notice.
News: The Vikings added more depth at cornerback, agreeing to a contract with veteran Chris Carr, according to The Sports Xchange. Carr is the second cornerback signed in 10 days, joining Zackary Bowman (Bears), at a position thinned by injuries last season. Antoine Winfield and Chris Cook are expected to enter training camp as the team's starters.
Analysis: Carr, 28, was limited to nine games last season with the Ravens but started all 16 games in Baltimore in 2010. He's not expected to be a useful Fantasy participant.
News: Baltimore CB Chris Carr sustained a thigh injury during Sunday's Week 1 win over the Steelers. Carr, who dealt with a nagging hamstring injury all through training camp, left the game and did not return. Carr finished the contest with one tackle.
Analysis: Carr did little that would give him Fantasy value in the Week 1 game before leaving with injury. Now, he's questionable to play in Week 2 at Tennessee. When healthy, Carr should be able to contribute on a regular basis to the sub defense and special teams unit. He has low-end value in Fantasy IDP leagues, however.
News: Ravens cornerback Chris Carr, who was dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, plans to be on the field for Thursday's preseason finale against the Falcons. He has been practicing in a limited capacity since Monday, but he missed the third preseason game against the Redskins. "The whole preseasons been a disappointment, Carr told the Baltimore Sun on Friday. You know that its only practice and [preseason] games, but youre a competitor and you want to go out there. So I dont like not being out there, in the action. You feel like youre not even part of the team because youre not playing and stuff."
Analysis: Carr was expected to be back sooner than later all along, but hammy issues are often tricky. He should be able to contribute on a regular basis to the sub defense and special teams unit once the season begins, which makes him much more valuable to Baltimore than to Fantasy owners. Ignore Carr on Draft Day for now.
News: Ravens cornerback Chris Carr remains on the mend from a hamstring injury , but he told the Baltimore Sun that he is getting better. He practiced for the first time in a week on Sunday, thoguh he wasn't able to practice in full capacity. I dont want to talk too much about the injury, but Im still progressing, he said after Sundays practice at the teams training facility in Owings Mills. Im still working on it. Carr is considered to be questionable for Thursday's game against the Redskins.
Analysis: Carr has admitted frustration with not being able to participate until Aug. 4 after signing as a free agent in the offseason, while now dealing with the hammy issue. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the issue going forward though Carr should be able to play once the games count in September. Consider him to be a low-end option as a Fantasy IDP player and is not worth drafting at this time
News: Unrestricted free agent cornerback Chris Carr has signed a four-year contract to stay with the Baltimore Ravens. Carr says there were "numerous teams" interested in signing him, and that he "almost did leave." But he says he wanted to remain in Baltimore because "you want to be a place where you're happy and winning."
Analysis: Carr started in all 16 games with the Ravens last season as a fill-in for the injured Domonique Foxworth. He finished with two interceptions, 56 tackles and forced three fumbles. Carr has played six NFL seasons, the last two with Baltimore. He began his career in Oakland and played one season with Tennessee before coming to Baltimore. He is just a low-end option as a Fantasy IDP player and is not worth drafting at this time.
News: The Ravens have listed CB Chris Carr as questionable for Saturday's Divisional Playoff Game at Pittsburgh. Carr has been dealing with a thigh injury, but coach John Harbaugh said Carr will play against the Steelers.
Analysis: The Ravens will enjoy having Carr provide help against the Steelers' receivers, but he ultimately won't help for Fantasy purposes. Ignore him in the majority of IDP leagues on Draft Day in 2011.
News: DB Chris Carr (thigh) will play against the Steelers, coach John Harbaugh said. He did not practice on Thursday.
Analysis: The Ravens will enjoy having Carr provide help against the Steelers' receivers, but he ultimately won't help for Fantasy purposes.
News: Ravens DB Chris Carr will probably be covering Houston WR Andre Johnson in Week 14. Hes probably been our most effective corner, or at least our most consistent, coach John Harbaugh said of Carr. I put him in the category of Ed [Reed] and Ray [Lewis] as far as how he studies the game.
Analysis: Carr needs just two more tackles to set a new career high of 45. He already has a career-high seven pass defenses, but he has just one interception. While covering one of the top receivers in the NFL in Johnson in Week 14 will provide Carr with some extra opportunities to make plays, he is still considered a low-end Fantasy DB.
News: Ravens CB Chris Carr limped off the field Saturday grabbed his hamstring, and went to the locker room along with a trainer. However, he left the locker with no braces or wrappings, and insisted he wasn't seriously injured. "I'm fine," Carr said. "I will be ready to play when the time comes."
Analysis: Add Carr to the list of walking wounded that is the Ravens' secondary. He is a candidate to replace starting CB Domonique Foxworth, who was lost for the season after suffering a knee injury earlier in camp. The other starter, Fabian Washington, is coming off a knee injury last season, as is backup Ladarius Webb. Not to mention safety Ed Reed, who is on the PUP list due to a hip injury. Even if he does start, Carr shouldn't be an option on Draft Day because of the limited stats he'll likely produce.
News: Several media outlets reporting that the Ravens have lost CB Domonique Foxworth for the season because of a torn ACL. According to the Baltimore Sun, Foxworth got hurt during the team's first practice on Thursday and limped off the field. The Ravens have several players who would compete for Foxworth's spot, including veterans Chris Carr and Walt Harris and young player Ladarius Webb. Webb is coming off a torn ACL of his own and is on the Ravens' PUP list, as is Harris.
Analysis: Whoever replaces Foxworth is unlikely to land a ton of playing time as they might be asked to split reps, not to mention put up a ton of stats. Carr could be worth a look in leagues where special-teams yardage counts because he can contribute there.
News: The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens might consider using WR Donte Stallworth on punt returns. Stallworth hasn't returned a punt in a regular-season game since 2005 with the New Orleans Saints. From 2003 to 2005, he averaged 5.7 yards on 18 punt returns. He broke one for over 20 yards. His competition for the job is incumbent Chris Carr. Last season, Carr finished 18th in the NFL, averaging 8.2 yards per punt.
Analysis: Carr has minimal Fantasy value since his main role will be on returns and little else. Don't plan on drafting him in the majority of IDP leagues this season.
News: The Baltimore defense stuffed the Lions offense all day in a 48-3 win in Week 14. Ray Lewis was the teams leading tackler. He made nine tackles in the game, with five solo efforts and four assists. Chris Carr and Tom Zbikowski both were able to intercept Daunte Culpepper passes, with Zbikowski adding four tackles. Antwan Barnes was the lone player to sack Culpepper in the game.
Analysis: Lewis has been a beast on defense for years and he continues to put up respectable tackle numbers even if he has gone four weeks without a sack. The rest of these players have little to no Fantasy value in IDP leagues. The Ravens take on the Bears in Week 15.
News: Baltimore DB Chris Carr (illness) went through full practice on Saturday and should play on Monday at Cleveland.
Analysis: Carr doesn't normally do well enough to be considered a viable play in Fantasy IDP leagues. Leave him on waivers for Week 10 at Cleveland.
News: Baltimore DB Chris Carr picked up three tackles and a sack in a Week 8 win over previously unbeaten Denver.
Analysis: Carr now has 15 tackles and a sack on the season in seven games. He doesn't normally do well enough to be considered a viable play in Fantasy IDP leagues. Leave him on waivers for Week 9 at Cincy.
News: The Ravens have signed backup cornerback Chris Carr to a 2-year, $5 million deal. Carr is expected to back up Fabian Washington and Domonique Foxworth and return kicks.
Analysis: Ultimately, Carr doesn't carry enough value to warrant use in IDP Fantasy play. Keep him off rosters for now.
News: Titans DB Chris Carr, who entered the game with only nine solo tackles to his credit as far as statistics go, recorded an interception and four solo tackles Week 11 at Jacksonville.
Analysis: Carr needs to have games like this one more frequently before he earns a roster spot in Fantasy. Leave him on waivers for Week 11 at Jacksonville.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that Chris Carr, signed as a restricted free agent from Oakland in the offseason primarily to take over the punt return and kickoff return duties, had an inauspicious debut with the Titans. Carr averaged just 16.5 yards on two kickoff returns and only 7.5 yards on two punt returns. His longest kickoff return went for only 21 yards and his longest punt return was for only eight yards.
Analysis: Carr won't be an asset Fantasywise unless you get credit for return yardage. But even in those leagues, it's a good idea to wait until he proves productive to activate him.
News: Cornerback and kick returner Chris Carr officially joined the Titans when the Raiders declined to match Tennessee's offer sheet. The Titans signed Carr, a restricted free agent, a week ago. The Raiders had until Friday night to match the contract. The Titans said Saturday that Oakland had declined to match the offer sheet. Tennessee hopes to improve its return game with the addition of Carr, the Raiders' career leader in kickoff returns with 201 and kickoff return yards with 4,841. In three NFL seasons, Carr has played in 48 games with four starts.
Analysis: Carr won't be an asset Fantasywise unless you get credit for return yardage. The Titans' special-teams unit gets a big boost with Carr joining the club.
News: Restricted free agent cornerback/kick returner Chris Carr has signed an offer sheet from the Tennessee Titans. The Oakland Raiders will have seven days to match the contract once they receive the sheet. If Oakland chooses not to match, Carr will join the Titans without Tennessee having to give up a draft pick. That's because Carr joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent coming out of Boise State in 2005. In three NFL seasons, Carr has played in 48 games with four starts.
Analysis: The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Carr is the Raiders' all-time leader in career kickoff returns, with 201, and kickoff return yards, with 4,841. In 2006, he set a career high with a 25.5-yard kickoff return average. In 2007, he saw his most extensive action at cornerback, registering a career-best 24 tackles. Unless special teams yardage counts in your league, forget about Carr.
News: Raiders DB Chris Carr, a restricted free agent this offseason, had 28 tackles (24 solo) but his main responsibility was on returns. He had 59 kickoff returns in 2008 for a 22.5-yard average. He also had eight punt returns for a 6.5-yard average.
Analysis: Look for Carr to return to Oakland in 2008. He has minimal Fantasy value and should not be drafted in any leagues heading into the season.
News: DB Nnamdi Asomugha returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown and DB Chris Carr returned one 100 yards for a touchdown as the Raiders upset the Steelers 20-13 in Week 8. The Steelers racked up 360 yards but could not overcome four interceptions thrown by QB Ben Roethlisberger. DB Fabian Washington and LB Kirk Morrison had the other interceptions. The Raiders defense also harrassed Roethlisberger for five sacks on the day. DL Derrick Burgess had 2 1/2 to run his total to 7 1/2 on the season. DL Thomas Kelly had 1 1/2 sacks and DL Warren Sapp had the other. Asomugha and Morrison both led the team in tackles with nine.
Analysis: Don't get too excited. This is by far the best performance the Raiders defense has turned in this season. They do have the league's best pass defense, but somehow they still managed to get beat on a weekly basis. They are worth keeping an eye on, but they are not a recommended Fantasy DST for Week 9 against the Seahawks. Asomugha has turned into a surprising IDP player and could be used as a viable No. 2 or No. 3 DB. Morrison and Burgess as solid Fantasy uses. While Sapp and Kelly are marginal Fantasy players and should be used when the matchup is favorable. Carr and Washington are not recommended IDP players.