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Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Date of Birth:  03/28/1991
Age:  31
Height  6'3"
Weight:   218
College:  Fresno State
Drafted:  2014 | Round 2 | Pick 36
Depth Chart:  Starter

Derek Carr | Raiders QB


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Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr leaves game.

[UPDATE: Carr has returned after a few plays.] Carr was injured on a quarterback sneak, and he was down on the field for a while before going to the sideline and into the blue medical tent. Nathan Peterman is now in the game for the Raiders down 14-3 to the Bears.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr had an MRI on his ankle.

Carr is almost certainly not going to miss any time with his ankle injury, but he is banged up heading into a Week 3 matchup with the Dolphins. The veteran quarterback has been lighting it up early this season, throwing for over 380 yards against two tough defenses in the Ravens and Steelers to open the year. We'll let you know if anything changes, but don't expect Carr to miss action with this ankle issue.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr (groin) practiced fully today.

Carr indicated he was going to push as hard as he can to play this Saturday, and a full practice today means he's on track to be available for the Raiders. Frankly, Carr likely saw the way Marcus Mariota played last Thursday and doesn't want to miss any more time to potentially give up his grip on the starting quarterback job entering the offseason. Assuming Carr gets the nod and OK from Jon Gruden for Week 16, it'll be a difficult matchup against the Dolphins.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr is dealing with a significant groin injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

However, the timeline is reportedly ten-to-14 days, which gives Carr a realistic shot to play versus Miami in Week 15. It wouldn't be a surprise, though, if Jon Gruden wants to see more of Marcus Mariota, and the injury gives him a good reason to. Carr wouldn't be a great option if he plays against a tough Miami defense.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr suffers apparent groin injury.

On a third-and-goal scramble to the right, Carr pulled up and immediately reached for his groin area. He was limping pretty badly and is headed straight to the locker room, so it looks like something that will probably keep him out for the rest of tonight's game against the Chargers. Former No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota will now get some run in Jon Gruden's offense in what is a very interesting pairing. Before leaving, Carr was 3/5 for 53 yards.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr struggles in 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.

In a battle for first place in the AFC West, Carr was 20-of-30 for 222 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions—including a pick-six. Cold weather was a concern for Carr as a fantasy option in Week 13, and he did basically nothing until a garbage time touchdown to Derek Carrier with under a minute to play in the game. You can probably find a better option for the fantasy playoffs, but it's at least worth noting that the next two matchups (v TEN, v JAX) will both be played in Oakland.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr tosses two interceptions as Raiders lose to the Chiefs, 35-3.

Carr was 24/33 for 185 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions, which were his first since Week 5. It was certainly a disappointing finale to end a trying season in Oakland, but Carr finishes with career-highs in completion percentage (68.9%) and yards (4,049), throwing for 19 touchdowns and ten interception. It's impossible to predict how Jon Gruden and the franchise truly views Carr, but it would be a surprise if he wasn't back in 2019, especially considering he now has a year of experience in the system. Priorities for the Raiders this offseason should be rebuilding the offensive line and adding a top-level receiver.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr extends interception-less streak in Raiders' Christmas Eve win.

Carr was 19/26 for 167 yards in the Week 16 win over the Broncos in the Raiders' likely-last game ever in Oakland. The Raiders had a very strong defensive effort, holding the Broncos to 14 points, so Carr wasn't asked to do much; but he again did a good job of taking care of the ball, extending his interception-less streak to ten games. Carr hasn't thrown an interception in 325 pass attempts, and he'll look to continue playing well to conclude the regular season next week against the Chiefs, a team he had 285 yards and three touchdowns against a few weeks ago.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr throws one touchdown in Raiders' loss.

Carr was 21/38 for 263 yards and one touchdown along with a fumble lost in the Week 15 loss to Cincinnati. Carr extended his interception-less streak to nine games while avoiding mistakes, but he couldn't get the offense into the end zone more than once while contending with a tough Bengals interior pass rush with the offensive line in front of him decimated by injury. The touchdown was a one-yarder to a wide-open Lee Smith after a play-action fake. The most notably miss of the day for Carr was when he underthrew a wide-open Jordy Nelson for what should've been a long touchdown but ended up a 44-yard reception. He also appeared to have Nelson on another potential deep touchdown or long gain where he simply didn't look his way on a wheel type of route. Next up, Carr plays on Christmas Eve against the Broncos. He could be a fun play on Christmas Eve, but there should be better QB1 options for your lineup with fantasy titles on the line.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr stays hot in Raiders' Week 14 win.

After coming off a three-touchdown game last week against the Chiefs, Carr was 25/34 for 322 yards and two touchdowns along with a fumble lost against the Steelers. Both scores were to tight ends (Darek Carrier and Lee Smith) for six yards and three yards, and they both came in the fourth quarter with the game on the line. Also late in the win, Carr delivered an absolute dime to Seth Roberts down the field for 39 yards. This makes it eight straight games without an interception, extending his own career-best streak. And the fumble lost against the Steelers was very questionable call, as it looked like it could have easily been considered a pass with his arm moving forward. Anyway, Carr gets a good matchup next week against the Bengals, and he's in starting consideration for the second week of the fantasy playoffs for two-QB leagues.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr throws three touchdowns against the Chiefs.

Carr was 29/38 for 285 yards and three touchdowns along with one carry for eight yards in the Raiders' Week 13 loss. Carr nearly had four touchdowns, as he threw an absolute dime to the back of the end zone on a deep ball to rookie receiver Marcell Ateman, which Ateman couldn't come up with on a tough catch. Kansas City put pressure on Carr throughout the game, but he did a good job of navigating the pocket and getting the ball out accurately to his receivers. He led the Raiders to 17 fourth-quarter points in a near comeback against one of the league's best teams, so it's a promising performance for Jon Gruden and company. Carr will likely deal with a lot of pressure from Pittsburgh's defense in Week 14, so he's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders fall to 2-8 with 34-17 loss in Baltimore.

Carr was 16/34 for 194 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions, also losing a fumble. Oakland was in the game for the most part, but the Ravens scored a couple touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away. The score for Carr came on a highlight grab by Jared Cook from 16 yards away, and he avoided disaster in a difficult spot. The matchup will be much softer next week against the Chiefs, so Carr will be a usable QB2 option, even with the bye weeks now concluded.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr throws two touchdowns in Raiders’ second win of the season.

Carr was 19/31 for 192 yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals, and he drove Oakland into position for a game-winning field goal by Daniel Carlson. The entire team was extremely happy after the win in what’s been a trying season, and perhaps it’ll build some momentum entering the final six weeks. The CBS broadcast showed a lot of dialogue/disagreement between Carr and head coach Jon Gruden throughout the game, and they were certainly working some things out as the offense looks to start clicking more consistently. Carr is difficult to trust against the Ravens next week.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders drop to 1-8 after 20-6 loss to the Chargers.

Carr was 24/37 for 243 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding two carries for two yards. The Oakland defense bounced back from last week's embarrassment against San Francisco, but the offense continues to struggle, as the biggest play of the game came on a 42-yard fake punt by Johnny Townsend. Carr isn't getting much help, but he needs to play better himself. He won't be anything more than a low-end QB2 for a winnable Week 11 matchup against Arizona.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders blown out by the 49ers, 34-3.

Carr was 16/22 for 171 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for five yards. It was an embarrassing display by Oakland, as they didn't block, didn't tackle, and didn't cover. Carr did the best with what he was given, but what used to be a dominant offensive line has been soft ever since they were destroyed by the Redskins in a 2017 primetime game. Sweeping changes over the next few days wouldn't be surprising, as the franchise needs to find a way to protect the quarterback if the guys on the field won't do the job. For now, Carr is almost impossible to trust as a streaming option in a lost season. He gets the Cardinals in Week 10.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders fall to 1-6 as Colts score 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.

Carr was 21/28 for 244 yards three touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the 42-28 loss, also adding two carries for zero yards and a touchdown. Overall, it was a strong offensive performance for Oakland, but a late fumble by Doug Martin cost them down 35-28, and the Colts made plays down the stretch. Carr gets a quick turnaround to face the 49ers on Thursday night, so he's on the streaming radar against a very beatable secondary.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr isn't going to miss any time with his left arm injury.

This was fully expected, especially with the Raiders on a bye this week. Expect Carr to be in the lineup closer to 100% for Week 8 against the Colts. He'll offer top-ten upside in that matchup, along with some obvious risk given the turnover woes to this point.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Raiders offense struggles in Week 6.

The trip across the pond to London did not go well for the Raiders, who couldn't get anything going offensively against the Seahawks. Derek Carr was under a lot of pressure from Seattle, getting sacked six times and losing two fumbles in the 27-3 loss. Overall, Carr was 23/31 for 142 yards along with four carries for 31 yards and the two lost fumbles. It simply wasn't a good game for Oakland as the team drops to 1-5 to start the season. Carr and the Raiders will take the bye week to regroup before facing the Colts in Week 8.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders fall to 1-4 with 26-10 loss to the Chargers.

Carr was 24/33 for 268 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, also adding a five-yard rush. The turnover was a terrible one, as Carr tossed an ill-advised throw over the middle on first-and-goal from the one-yard line, and like Jon Gruden said after the game, he seems to be pressing. Overall, the 27-year-old is doing a fine job moving the offense, but he won't be for long in Oakland if he continues making head-scratching mistakes. Carr gets a good matchup back at home in Week 6 with the Seahawks coming to town, but he absolutely needs to take care of the ball against their opportunistic defense. Consider him a decent QB2 option for fantasy purposes.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders explode late to pickup first win of the season.

In a 45-42 overtime victory over the Browns, Carr completed 35/58 passes for 437 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. The first score came from eight yards out to Amari Cooper in the first half, but it wasn't until the final 15 minutes and 11 seconds that Oakland got going to tie the game and win it in overtime. On the final drive in the third quarter, Carr connected with Jared Cook on a seven-yard score, and then in the fourth quarter, he found Jordy Nelson from 19 yards out and Cook again from seven-yard out before tying the game with a two-point conversion to Nelson on a clutch catch in the end zone. In overtime, the Raiders converted their second of two field goal attempts to get Jon Gruden his first win since 2008. For Carr, the interceptions remain a concern, but he's on pace to throw for 5,492 yards, and the touchdowns should climb with the interceptions decreasing. Consider him an underrated QB2 for Week 5 in a potential shootout against the Chargers.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr throws two interceptions in Raiders' loss.

Carr started the game hot, connecting with Jordy Nelson on an early touchdown sandwiched by two 60+ yard plays. But Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard picked Carr off twice, with the first coming on a deep pass that Amari Cooper stopped running on; and the second coming on an underthrown fade in the end zone intended for Martavis Bryant with the Raiders down by four toward the end of the game. Carr was hit on the second interception, though. The Raiders are now 0-3, and Carr has just two touchdowns and five interceptions. Carr is completing 76.6% of his passes while averaging over 300 yards per game, but he needs to take better care of the football.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr plays efficient in Raiders’ Week 2 loss.

Carr played this game against the Broncos much like he played for the first half of Week 1 against the Rams, getting the ball out to his receivers quickly and allowing them to make plays. Carr was 29/32 for 288 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming on a 20-yard strike to Seth Roberts. Carr was pushing for the completion percentage record in a game, and he might have gotten it if not for a big drop by fullback Keith Smith. The 90.6% completion was the highest ever for a quarterback in a loss (minimum 14 attempts). While more shots down the field and more drives turning into touchdowns would be ideal, Carr is excellent grasp of Jon Gruden’s offense. He’s a high-floor fantasy option for Week 3 against the Dolphins.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr struggles in first game under Jon Gruden.

Carr had a very good start against the Rams, going 20/24 for nearly 200 yards in the first half—but he threw a late first-half interception on an underthrown deep ball to tight and Jared Cook in the end zone. In the second half, Carr struggled and might not have been seeing the field well. The second interception was on a weird play in which Carr kind of just lofted the ball to the left for an easy interception; and the final interception was a game-sealing pick-six by Marcus Peters, who undercut a short route. Overall, Carr was 27/38 for 288 yards and three interceptions. He showed good command of the offense, especially in the first half, but he obviously needs to play better moving forward, and should. Carr faces the Broncos in Week 2.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Jon Gruden says Derek Carr has his offense mastered.

Gruden is an optimistic person, but he's not going to throw around praise like this for his quarterback if it wasn't true. According to the Las Vegas Journal Review, Gruden says he thinks Carr is one of the best quarterbacks in the league at processing information: "He has a photographic memory. It comes so easy to him. He's got the offense mastered more than I do, that's for sure." It's great to hear that Carr has put the work in and seems to have already become that CEO-type of quarterback Gruden wanted as an extension of himself on the field. Now fully healthy after coming off a broken leg and then a fractured back during the season, Carr has obvious QB1 upside with one of the best coaches in the league coaching him.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Teammates have noticed a change in Derek Carr this season.

Kyle Martin of Raiders.com writes that Carr looks "more assertive in the eyes of his teammates," who had seen an "increase in [Carr's] preparation and approach to the game" under new head coach Jon Gruden. It's not that Carr hasn't always been a hard worker, because he has; but Gruden unsurprisingly is challenging his franchise quarterback, which is making him a better player. Raiders tight end Jared Cooks said: "Derek looks like a completely different person in my eyes, just form the way he's attacking the game... He's attacking the game differently mentally and he has a totally different attitude going in to this year." It sounds like Gruden is asking Carr a ton of questions in team meetings, which isn't a surprise if you've paid attention to how Gruden operates—he wants his quarterbacks to be a CEO-type of player that's basically an extension of him on the field. Everything seems extremely positive between Gruden and Carr so far, and there's no reason to believe that'll change. Oakland should be an exciting offense to watch in 2018.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Jon Gruden talks about Derek Carr at introductory press conference.

Gruden was re-introduced as Oakland's head coach and answered a plethora of questions from the media, with his quarterback as the topic of a few of the questions. Carr's new head coach said Carr has "huge upside" and made it clear that they hope to "unlock his potential." The 26-year-old quarterback has certainly shown his potential through his first four NFL seasons, but being in an offense led by a great head coach that gets up at 3:15 every morning to watch film and has had several years to get another perspective on the game and pick up new things should allow Carr some big-time opportunities. Gruden appeared fairly excited about being able to work with his young franchise quarterback, and he'll probably be expecting a lot of of him. The presence of Gruden gives Carr elite QB1 upside in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Raiders drop to 6-10 this season with loss to the Chargers.

Derek Carr was 19/28 for 243 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the loss, and this season clearly didn't go the way Carr and the Raiders anticipated. Carr threw for 3,496 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions while completing 62.7% of his passes in 15 games (he missed one game with the transverse fracture in his back). Remember, Carr is coming off a broken leg suffered last Christmas Eve, so there's a chance he still had to get over that a bit and could feel more like himself in 2018. The switch of offensive coordinators clearly did not work out in the first season without Bill Musgrave, but the bottom line is Carr does need to play better than he did this year for the Raiders to get back to where they were in 2016. If the rumors of Jon Gruden returning to the Raiders are true, it'd be excellent news for Carr and his fantasy value, and it'd make him an extremely exciting quarterback for 2018.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr struggles against the Eagles on Christmas Night.

The Raiders ran a run-heavy gameplan against the Eagles, but it didn't help lead to much passing success for Carr and the Raiders. Carr was 14/28 for 153 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the loss. The touchdown was a 63-yard deep ball on a double move to Amari Cooper in the second quarter, but the Raiders couldn't do much else aside from that. Things simply aren't going well in Oakland this season, and Carr isn't a recommended QB1 option against the Chargers to conclude the regular season next week.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr throws two touchdowns in close loss to Dallas.

The Raiders couldn’t get much going in the first half against the Cowboys, but they scored 17 second-half points in a three-point loss, almost certainly knocking them out of playoff contention. Late in the game, Carr scrambled for a would-be go-ahead touchdown but dove for the end zone and fumbled it out of the end zone for a touchback, a crushing end to the game. Overall, Carr was 21/38 for 171 yards and two touchdowns along with four carries for 47 yards, with both scores going to Michael Crabtree. Carr hit the 100-touchdown mark for his career in the loss, becoming the fifth quarterback in NFL history to hit that mark in his first four seasons. On Christmas night against the Eagles, Carr does have some upside after what Eli Manning just did to Philadelphia.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders fall to 6-7 with ugly loss to Kansas City.

Carr was 24/41 for 211 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in a 26-15 defeat. The Chiefs were up 26-0 after three quarters, so Carr's day was basically saved by garbage time. The 2016 MVP candidate has largely been a disappointment this season, but he will look to bounce back in primetime against the Cowboys next Sunday night and keep Oakland in reach of the winner of Chiefs-Chargers in the division. Carr probably isn't a QB1 in Week 15.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr helps get the Raiders back to .500 with win over the Giants.

Without his top two receivers Michael Crabtree (suspension) and Amari Cooper (concussion/ankle), Carr settled in against he Giants and ended up going 22/36 for 287 yards and a touchdown. The score was a clutch one late in the fourth quarter to Johnny Holton in the red zone. Next week, Carr gets a Kansas City team that's struggling—and one that he lit up for over 400 yards and three touchdowns in their earlier matchup this season. Crabtree will be back, so Carr will be a QB1 even if Cooper isn't healthy for Week 14.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr throws two touchdowns as Raiders get to 5-6.

Carr was 18/24 for 253 yards and two touchdowns, but he did lose a fumble on a sack in the game. The touchdowns were on a couple of passes inside the ten, with one going to Amari Cooper on an easy throw on a fade, and the other going to Jalen Richard on an in-breaking route. It was a good game for Carr, who was without Michael Crabtree (ejection) and Amari Cooper (ejection) for much of the afternoon. The status of his top two receivers will have a big impact on whether Carr is a QB1 option against the Giants next week.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders fall to 4-6 after blowout loss to New England.

Carr was an inefficient 28/49 for 237 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, but his receivers didn't help him much. Oakland will return to the United States in Week 12 to host the Broncos, but for all of Denver's struggles on both sides of the ball, Carr isn't a recommended fantasy option.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr hits 300 yards in Raiders’ win.

This was Carr’s third-straight game with at least 300 yards, as he appears to be hitting a bit of a groove here. Overall, he was 21/30 for 300 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Dolphins. The interception by safety Reshad Jones came late in the game with the Raiders trying to ice it, and the touchdown was on a nice 44-yard deep ball to speedster Johnny Holton. Oakland has a bye before facing the Patriots in Mexico City in Week 11.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Raiders lose to Bills and drop to 3-5.

After a touchdown on their opening drive, the Raiders couldn't get much of anything going against the Bills. Derek Carr was 31/49 for 313 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. It was pretty much just an ugly game for Oakland, and Carr now has as many interceptions (six) in seven games as he did all of last season. The Raiders face the Dolphins on Sunday night in Week 9, and if you're playing Carr you need to hope he'll have a performance closer to the one he had against the Chiefs on Thursday night in Week 7.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr torches Chiefs in Raiders' wild Thursday night win.

In Carr's second game while dealing with a transverse fracture, and the Raiders aired it out from the start—mainly to Amari Cooper. Overall, Carr was 29/52 for 417 yards and three touchdowns, along with a 15-yard carry. Carr's first touchdown was to Cooper on a flea-flicker, and the second was to Cooper on a throw on a crossing route that Cooper took to the house himself for 45 yards. And the third was a game-winner to Michael Crabtree on a mini comeback route in the end zone on the last play of the game, which was set up by a jump ball type of throw to tight end Jared Cook (which was initially ruled a touchdown) and three defensive penalties in a row that kept giving Oakland more chances. Carr has the most fourth-quarter comebacks (12) in the NFL since 2015. It's good to see this style of offense from the Raiders again, as they are extremely explosive when Carr is chucking it down the field to his playmakers. The Raiders face Buffalo in Week 8.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr is not on the injury report.

It's pretty amazing Carr only missed one game and is now off the injury report entirely after suffering transverse fracture in his back that could've kept him out for six weeks. Carr is still not 100%, but there's no question he'll be out there on Thursday night against Kansas City. He's more of a QB2 this week, as he hasn't had great success against the Chiefs.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr returns from back injury, but the Raiders lose fourth straight game.

After missing one game with a transverse fracture in his back, Carr returned and appeared to be fine. The fourth-year quarterback was 21/30 for 171 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the game. Carr's touchdown was on a strike on an out-breaking route to Michael Crabtree for 23 yards. The second interception wasn't really on Carr, as it went off a cavalier Marshawn Lynch's hand on an angle route over the middle. Carr has a short week before facing the Chiefs on Thursday night and should probably be out of fantasy lineups, given his struggles against Kansas City.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr will start on Sunday against the Chargers.

The Raiders quarterback is off the injury report and ready to go after missing one game with the transverse fracture in his back. It's great to see Carr get past an injury that could've kept him out for multiple weeks, but he still might not be at 100% yet. He's an option in fantasy lineups given his upside, but you might be better off going with other options if you have them this week. Carr is 13th among quarterbacks in our Week 6 fantasy rankings.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr (back) remained limited in practice today.

It looks like Carr is headed for a questionable tag tomorrow when the official injury report for the game is released.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr (back) was limited in practice today.

Carr is expected to play after missing last week due to the transverse fracture in his back, but we need to watch his practice status during the week.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

The Raiders anticipate Derek Carr returning in Week 6.

This is what head coach Jack Del Rio said and we would expect he does play, considering Carr pushed to play in Week 5 and will certainly be pushing harder a week later. Carr seems like the type of person that will do whatever he can do get out there and help his team win. While E.J. Manuel is doing fine filling in for Carr, the 2-3 Raiders could really use their franchise quarterback under center—and he'd be a boost for Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and company.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr (back) is officially inactive for the Raiders.

Carr was reportedly pushing very hard to play in the game, but it just isn't going to happen. E.J. Manuel will start against the Ravens, but there's a real possibility for Carr to play in Week 6.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr (back) is questionable for Sunday.

Carr was given a 2-6-week timeframe for his transverse fracture in his back, but he's practiced on a limited basis over the last two days and is obviously pushing to play on Sunday against Baltimore. It's going to be difficult for Carr to get out there and be close to 100% while dealing with the back issue after just seven days, but don't be totally shocked if he plays in the game—despite everyone making it as if he will definitely not play in the game. Carr would be a risky fantasy option against Baltimore if he is active, but it'd be quite the feat if he was out there.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr (back) was limited in practice today.

Carr is expected to be out 2-6 weeks with the transverse fracture in his back, but he apparently will be back sooner than that. Limited practice today is an excellent sign, and it looks like Carr is working to get back for Week 6 against the Chargers.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr (back) says he's "very ahead of schedule."

According to Vic Tafur, Raiders left tackle Donald Penn says Carr told him this. It's not surprising the young quarterback is optimistic about his return, because that's just the type of attitude he seems to have about things. But he could really be ahead of schedule and ready to come back quicker than anticipated—maybe the short side of the 2-6 week timeframe that's been given for his recovery from a transverse fracture. The Raiders will go with E.J. Manuel while Carr recovers.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr has a transerve fracture in his back.

This is obviously worse than back spasms, and it's a huge blow to Oakland. Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio says Carr could miss as short as two weeks, but "it could be longer." A back fracture like this is something you do not want to hear, and this could certainly keep him out for several weeks, with reports saying he'll probably miss two-to-six weeks with the injury. E.J. Manuel—who, on the bright side, did look good when he played against the Broncos yesterday after Carr left—will now take over for the starter for at least this week for the start of an absolutely brutal stretch in the schedule coming up for the Raiders. You have to feel terrible for Carr, who as you probably remember suffered a broken leg in Week 16 last season and could not play in the playoffs. And also keep in mind Tony Romo suffered this injury a few years ago and then struggled with back injuries over the next couple of years. Oakland is 2-2 and will now be without their leader.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr has back spasms, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.

Back spasms is probably good news considering back injuries can be pretty bad. More information should be out within the next couple of days, and we'll see if Carr is able to practice on Wednesday.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr's injury is a back injury.

The Raiders quarterback is being called questionable to return. Obviously, a back injury isn't a good sign, but we just need to hope it isn't that serious. The Raiders could certainly use Carr down 16-7 in the fourth quarter, but it'd probably be a surprise if he returned to the game. Carr was 10/18 for 143 yards and a touchdown before leaving.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr leaves game against the Broncos.

Carr took a sack in the third quarter and was on the ground for a few minutes before getting up and walking to the sideline in obvious discomfort. It's not exactly clear what happened, but Carr did appear to have his head kind of bent in an awkward way as he was going down. Carr is currently being evaluated on the sideline, and hopefully he ends up being OK. We'll update you as there is more information available.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr, Raiders have no answer for Redskins on Sunday Night Football.

Despite only losing 27-10, it was one of the most dominating performances you will ever see, as Oakland was only able to total 128 yards (including garbage time) and only scored because of two fumbles deep in Washington territory. Carr was 19/31 for 118 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He also rushed twice for five yards. Heading to Denver in Week 4, you should bench Carr and stream a quarterback.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr plays lights out in Raiders' Week 2 win.

Carr couldn't have played much more efficient against the Jets, going 23/28 for 230 yards and three touchdowns. As usual, Carr was given plenty of time by his offensive line and threw the ball very accurately all over the field. He connected with Michael Crabtree for all three touchdowns through the air, while Oakland added another three touchdowns on the ground. Carr gets to play in primetime as the Raiders face the Redskins on Sunday Night Football in Week 3.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr helps lead the Raiders to Week 1 win over the Titans.

Carr looked great, going 22/32 for 262 yards and two touchdowns. The first touchdown was on a nine-yard slant to Amari Cooper, who did most of the work when he broke a couple tackles and was pushed to the end zone by his teammates. Carr's second touchdown, to Seth Roberts, helped separate the Raiders in the fourth quarter. The Raiders play the Jets in Week 2, and Carr will be a solid QB1.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr lights up Cowboys in Raiders' third preseason game.

Carr was 13/17 for 144 yards and two touchdowns against Dallas, easily carving up the secondary. His best throw was a laser to Amari Cooper down the left sideline that beat the safety and went for a 48-yard touchdown. Carr and the Raiders offense appear to be locked in heading into the season. They face the Titans in their first game of the season in a matchup of two up-and-coming teams.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr was 7/9 for 100 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Raiders preseason loss to the Rams.

Carr threw an interception early, but bounced back to throw touchdowns to Lee Smith and Michael Crabtree. The MVP candidate will get the Cowboys for his regular season dress rehearsal next Saturday.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing says on SiriusXM NFL wants to take more shots down the field this season.

Downing said on SiriusXM NFL that Derek Carr "has elite arm strength and we have some good deep ball threats, hope it opens it more downfield." The team added Cordarrelle Patterson this offseason, who certainly has the speed to get behind the defense, while Amari Cooper has shown deep ability through his two seasons and Michael Crabtree can stretch the field at times, too. The Raiders also added tight end Jared Cook, who can stretch the field better than most tight ends in the league. With one of the best offensive lines in the NFL and a fresh Marshawn Lynch also in the fold, it'll be tough to stop Oakland this season. After getting paid the biggest contract in NFL history, Derek Carr is a good bet for his first 4,000-yard season this year (he would have reached that mark if he didn't get hurt in Week 16 last season).

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

It’s official: Derek Carr, Raiders ink big contract extension.

Derek Carr announced it was done on his Twitter page. Adam Schefter reported this was going to get done, and it’s done. According to Ian Rapoport, it's a five-year, $125 million contract, the biggest in the history of the league, so the 2014 second round pick is getting quite the payday from the team that drafted him. Carr has consistently progressed into one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and the Raiders rewarded him for it and keep him long-term. The focus can now shift entirely to the season, as Carr and the Raiders have Super Bowl aspirations. Carr is an excellent option as a late-round quarterback in 2017 fantasy drafts.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr addresses report of extension.

Carr tweeted: "Nothing done yet... trust me you will hear it here first," amid the report by Adam Schefter that the deal is close to being finalized. So we will update you when we hear it from Carr, who has the scoop on his own negotiations, directly.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

The Raiders and Derek Carr are close to a record deal, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter says the deal is expected to pay Carr about $25 million per year and could be announced by as early as the end of this week. Carr is deserving of a big contract after his MVP-caliber 2016 season in which he threw for 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions and led the Raiders to the postseason before a broken leg ended his season in Week 16. If he reaches a salary of $25 million, Carr would surpass Andrew Luck's record of $24.6 million. Entering his age-26 season, Carr could be even better than last year, as Oakland added Marshawn Lynch, Jared Cook, and Cordarrelle Patterson to the offense. It sounds like a deal will be coming barring a complete breakdown between the two sides, so Carr should be able to have his mind at ease heading into 2017. He is one of the better fantasy quarterback options in the mid-to-late rounds.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr tells Steve Wyche that contract talks with the Raiders have been "super-positive."

Carr's agent Tim Younger and GM Reggie McKenzie should be able to get something done before the season. There is no doubt at all that Carr will be the Raiders' quarterback for a while. Carr is also good to go after his fibula injury in Week 16. He'll be a top ten quarterback in 2017 drafts.

Derek Carr has a broken fibula.

Carr is very likely out for the season and you have to feel for him. The Raiders are 12-3 and had a legit chance to make a run at a Super Bowl. Now they'll rally around veteran Matt McGloin. Carr finishes his regular season with 3,933 yards, 28 touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 63.7% completion percentage. He will be a top ten quarterback selection in 2017 fantasy drafts, with good upside.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr leaves game with potentially serious leg injury.

Carr was twisted around and when he was down he immediately called for the sideline for help and knew there was an issue. He appeared to say either "it's the bone" or "it's broke" or something along those lines. It would be a huge blow to the 11-3 Raiders on the brink of Super Bowl contention if their MVP-candidate quarterback is out for the year. We'll keep you updated.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr and the Raiders get to 11-3 with win over the Chargers.

The Raiders are 6-1 on the road this season. Carr was 19/30 for 213 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Carr has had some down fantasy performances this season, but he should be a good bet to have a good one against the Colts on Christmas Eve.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr hurts MVP-case; Raiders fall behind Chiefs in division.

Carr was 17/41 for 117 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero turnovers in the 21-13 loss to Kansas City on Thursday Night Football. The Chiefs definitely have Carr's number in his young career, as Oakland's two worst games of the season have come versus Kansas City. The wideouts for the Raiders didn't help anything, as they committed several drops. The worst play wasn't even a drop, though; in the 4th quarter trailing 21-13, Carr escaped pressure and threw a deep pass to a wide-open Amari Cooper who somehow couldn't track the ball in the air and didn't even get his hands on it (it would have been a 72-yard touchdown). Carr now has 10 days to get his injured pinky healed up for their matchup with the Chargers. He'll be a QB1.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr was 19/35 for 260 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' comeback win over the Bills.

Carr did work with the Raiders down 24-9 in the 3rd quarter, as Oakland rattled off 29 unanswered points to close the game. He connected with Cooper and Crabtree for touchdowns. The Raiders are now 10-2 and Carr is a legitimate MVP contender. This Thursday night against the 9-3 Chiefs is a huge game in the AFC; Carr is a QB1 even in Kansas City.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr was 26/38 for 315 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Sunday's 35-32 win over the Panthers.

If you didn't see, Carr left the game after losing a fumble on a snap that jammed his pinkie and caused him to leave the game; he returned with a glove on his hand after one series. Carr continues to impress and has the Raiders at 9-2 heading into their Week 13 matchup with the Bills. Carr is a QB1 the rest of the way.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Derek Carr leaves game against Panthers with apparent hand injury.

It looked like Carr jammed his right throwing hand when receiving a snap under center. He was immediately in pain and came right over to the sideline. We will update you on Carr's status.

UPDATE: Carr missed one series then returned to the game with a glove on his hand.

Derek Carr | Raiders QB

Carr keeps it up; Raiders win over Texans in Mexico to improve to 8-2.

Carr was 21/31 for 295 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. A couple of passes were also dropped by Raiders receivers. Carr is playing at a very high level right now and is right behind the upper tier of fantasy quarterbacks. He should have a field day with the Panthers this week, especially if the Panthers are without Luke Kuechly. Keep him in your lineup.