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Derek Carr or Ben Roethlisberger

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Derek Carr
QB - LV
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Derek Carr
QB - LV
 
 
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ECR# 22# 23-
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Worst Rank# 28# 31-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total277.2281.0-
Avg Game18.517.6-
Avg Projection261.8268.7-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank429-
    
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Ben RoethlisbergerDerek CarrAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
19 m
#21#24-
    
Joe PisapiaJ. Pisapia
FantasyPros
2 h
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Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
3 h
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Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 h
#23#28-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
5 h
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Brad EvansB. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast
6 h
#19#22-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
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Mark RingoM. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
6 h
#21#19-
    
Dylan LicciardoD. Licc...
FF Gamers
7 h
#21#29-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Football Diehards
7 h
#20#26-
    
Tim BrosnanT. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips
9 h
#14#27-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
10 h
#27#25-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
10 h
#24#18-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
11 h
#17#25-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
16 h
#24#19-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
20 h
#22#24-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
22 h
#20#28-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
22 h
#20#19-
    
Robby JeffriesR. Jeff...
The Fantasy Authority
23 h
#24#30-
    
Matthew McCarthyM. McCa...
Gridiron Ratings
1 d
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Nicholas YouN. You
The Undroppables
1 d
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Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
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Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
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CBS Sports
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Dan HarrisD. Harris
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Estadio Fantasy
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Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
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Pro Football Focus
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Joey WrightJ. Wright
Razzball
1 d
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John HestermanJ. Hest...
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Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
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Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
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The Undroppables
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David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
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Derek LoflandD. Lofland
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Corbin YoungC. Young
FantasyData
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Seth MillerS. Miller
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Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 d
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Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
4for4.com
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Fantasy Football Cafe
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Aaron LarsonA. Larson
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Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
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The Game Day
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
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Allie FontanaA. Fontana
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New Life Fantasy
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Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
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WalterFootball
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Alex GodshallA. Gods...
Beaver Dam
3 d
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
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Dave KlugeD. Kluge
Footballguys
3 d
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Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
3 d
#24-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
3 d
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Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#21#26-
    
Adam PelletierA. Pell...
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
3 d
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Michael HauffM. Hauff
FF Faceoff
3 d
#21#23-
    
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Fantasy BR
4 d
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Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#24#25-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#21#24-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
4 d
#14#26-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#24#29-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
4 d
#25#23-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 d
#16#31-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
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Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
4 d
#21#27-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
4 d
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Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#17#28-
    
Jaime EisnerJ. Eisner
The Draft Network
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#27#23-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
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#25#22-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
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Benjamin KlotzB. Klotz
Touchdown Squad
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BallBlast
6 d
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Daniel MaderD. Mader
Belly Up Sports
6 d
#25#23-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
6 d
#23#25-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
6 d
#16#22-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
6 d
#17#28-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
7 d
#26#21-
    
Aaron SchillA. Schill
FF Faceoff
7 d
#22#23-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
FF Faceoff
1 w
#23#24-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
1 w
#24#22-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 w
#24#22-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#23#21-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 w
#25#22-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 w
#26#22-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
1 w
#26#27-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
SportsGrid
1 w
#25-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 w
#16#24-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 w
#24#29-
    
Mike MaherM. Maher
FantasyPros
1 w
#19#20-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
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Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
1 w
#25#23-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Sports Illustrated
1 w
#19#22-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers
2 w
#21#25-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 w
#22#23-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 w
#22#21-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 w
#23#27-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 w
#21#25-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
2 w
#26#18-
    
Jarad EvansJ. Evans
Pro Football Focus
2 w
#28#29-
    
Nick BretwischN. Bret...
Win Daily Sports
2 w
#25#27-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
3 w
#24#25-
    
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
3 w
#24#25-
    
Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
3 w
#22#20-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
3 w
#23#27-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 w
#18#26-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
4 w
#19#26-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
4 w
#20#26-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 w
#21#23-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
06/29
#20#22-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 w
#25#27-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
06/28
#19#20-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
Pro Football Network
06/23
#25#22-
    
Blair WilliamsB. Will...
Razzball
06/22
#28#14-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
3 w
#20#21-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
06/15
#22#26-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#16#28-
    
Richard CoolingR. Cooling
5 Yard Rush
4 w
#25#20-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
05/31
#24#20-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
05/28
#21#24-
    
Nick RaducanuN. Radu...
ProjectRoto
05/27
#22#24-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
3 d
#19#20-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
05/22
#21#24-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
05/20
#25#27-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#20#18-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
02/01
#17#23-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
12/30
#16#27-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at BUF vs. BAL
Week 2 vs. LV at PIT
Week 3 vs. CIN vs. MIA
Week 4 at GB at LAC
Week 5 vs. DEN vs. CHI
Week 6 vs. SEA at DEN
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. PHI
Week 8 at CLEBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. CHI at NYG
Week 10 vs. DET vs. KC
Week 11 at LAC vs. CIN
Week 12 at CIN at DAL
Week 13 vs. BAL vs. WAS
Week 14 at MIN at KC
Week 15 vs. TEN at CLE
Week 16 at KC vs. DEN
Week 17 vs. CLE at IND
Week 18 at BAL vs. LAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Passing
   
Pass Att623.3565.1
Pass Cmp404.7374.5
Pass Yards4,217.34,313.7
Pass TDs29.826.7
Ints14.410.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts20.831.5
Rush Yards44.6110.4
Rush TDs0.51.8
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.35.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points261.8268.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
2020 Points 
Week 122.113.6
Week 219.221.7
Week 319.215.4
Week 420.4
Week 521.425.0
Week 611.0
Week 715.620.3
Week 815.312.5
Week 925.014.0
Week 1029.37.2
Week 1117.722.6
Week 1213.51.6
Week 1319.232.7
Week 1415.525.8
Week 157.72.1
Week 1625.523.2
Week 1722.9
Week 18
Total277.2281.0
Average18.517.6
Notes for Player Combination
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
While Big Ben threw 33 touchdowns in 2020, it didn't exactly lead to top-tier fantasy relevance. Big Ben finished as the overall QB14 and he fell out of the streaming conversation towards the end of the year as the offense took a major step backwards. With Harris now in town, it's likely that we see the Steelers attempt to get back to a more balanced attack on offense, which will limit Big Ben's overall pass attempts. In order for Ben to be consistently in the streaming conversation, he's going to have to get back to slinging the ball downfield for a high YPA and have a solid TD rate. With so many other options at QB now that bring a safe floor with their rushing ability, Big Ben's purely just an option to roll out in plus matchups at this point of his career.Carr's been one of the most steady and stable QBs in fantasy football over the last couple of seasons. He doesn't bring the upside that some of the other players at the position do, but he rarely hurts your lineup when you start him. Heading into 2021, it's difficult to project Carr and how he'll perform in this offense. The Raiders overhauled their offensive line, which was a strength of their team and something that Carr needs to be successful, and their defense didn't exactly make significant to get better in the off-season. This team should have to pass more this season, but it's unclear whether or not this will be a good thing for Carr. He's a solid streaming QB or second option in a Superflex league, but it's difficult to see how he can be anything more than that this year.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's rare to see a quarterback who has three wide receivers being drafted inside the top-30 and a running back being drafted as a borderline top-12 option, yet he's not being drafted as a fantasy starter. That's the case with Roethlisberger. He's not going to finish as a top-five quarterback or anything, but Roethlisberger has thrown at least 28 touchdowns in each of the last six seasons he's played more than 12 games. He's a perfectly fine QB2 in Superflex/2QB formats.The article I write every year titled, "Boom, Bust, and Everything In Between," highlights the both the consistency a player offers, as well as his upside. Carr has no upside. Over the last two years under Jon Gruden, Carr has played 32 games. In those games, he's delivered QB1-type performances just 14 times (43.8 percent), and a "boom" performance just one time (3.1 percent). I'd rather take shots on the rookie quarterbacks who might not start out of the gate, as Carr certainly wouldn't be your QB1.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Big Ben looks washed. He's gotten old. He can't scramble. He's also jumpy in the pocket. You can tell he doesn't want to get hit. Well no one does, but he especially doesn't. The Steelers didn't even want him back. He took a very team friendly deal. As if that's not bad enough the offensive line lost some major pieces. They're in shambles. This isn't the same Steelers offense from a few years ago. I doubt he makes it through the year, not that it matters. Avoid.Carr has some weapons in Darren Waller and Henry Ruggs, but the offensive line lost some keys cogs this past offseason. Carr's lack of mobility caps his upside. The combination of those two could lead to a lot of sacks. He's okay, but I'm hoping for better at QB.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Big Ben is not going to throw for 5,000 yards like he did in 2018, but he still has a strong supporting cast and he should have his QB2 moments as a good streaming option. 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The stark decline of Big Ben last season makes it hard for me to count on a bounce-back from a 39-year-old QB. He does have plenty of weapons surrounding him though, and the Steelers are hoping for addition by subtraction on an aging OLine that was responsible for Ben having the least time in the pocket of any QB with 400 attempts in 2020. He will probably have some streaming value here and there but there is no reason to roster him in one QB leagues.Every year certain fantasy analysts will hype up the most mediocre QB in the game, and every time you are disappointed you fell in the trap. This year might be the worst trap of all. Now, he'll be playing behind an offensive line that lost three starters to cap woes including C Rodney Hudson. It's going to be a long year in Las Vegas and Derek Carr might not survive it.
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
A more balanced offense would be good for Ben Roethlisberger's fantasy value. The Steelers' ineptitude running the football made the offense far too predictable. Big Ben went from low-end QB1 during their undefeated start to a low-end QB2 during their collapse. At 39, injury is always a risk, but as a Superflex QB2, he's safe in terms of value on the board. He has three talented wide receivers and a new star RB in Najee Harris from Alabama. The offensive line is still not great, limiting his upside in matchups against teams with an intense pass rush. Roethlisberger and the Steelers' attack will continue to be less aggressive than years passed. For clarity, Big Ben averaged just 6.3 yards per attempt. That was worse than Drew Lock and Mitchell Trubisky towards the very bottom of the league. He's serviceable at this point as a QB2 but lacks the weekly upside of his younger peers.Very quietly, Derek Carr finished as QB13 last season. This was due to him playing in all 16 games, which many QBs did not in 2020. Carr did throw for his 3rd straight 4k yard season, but I have significant concerns about the offensive line turnover for the Raiders. At 30, Derek Carr is a prototypical league-average quarterback, hence the 8-8 record of the Raiders. I would love him as my 3rd QB in Superflex, but you could do worse as your QB2. Although Carr did make some statistical strides, it's hard to get excited about him in fantasy terms.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Unsexy, but JuJu returns and Ben should be motivated / chuck it among the most in the league. Safe floor at cheap price.