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Derek Carr or Deshaun Watson

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Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 24# 32-
Best Rank# 14# 5-
Worst Rank# 31# 88-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total281.0376.4-
Avg Game17.623.5-
Avg Projection275.2317.2-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank298-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
Expert Ranks 
Derek CarrDeshaun WatsonAdd Player
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 h
#29#15-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 h
#25#27-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
6 h
#31#40-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#29-
    
Mark RingoM. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
2 d
#20#88-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#21#15-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#27#31-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#25#5-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 d
#24-
    
Mike MaherM. Maher
FantasyPros
3 d
#20#12-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
3 d
#19-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#30#36-
    
Alex GodshallA. Gods...
Beaver Dam
3 d
#23#27-
    
Fantasy BRF. BR
Fantasy BR
3 d
#26#25-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
3 d
#23#34-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#25#28-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#27#14-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
4 d
#17#12-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
4 d
#25#23-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 d
#22-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
4 d
#26#13-
    
Matthew McCarthyM. McCa...
Gridiron Ratings
4 d
#22#32-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#28#5-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
4 d
#26#37-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
5 d
#14#26-
    
Joe PisapiaJ. Pisapia
FantasyPros
5 d
#22#18-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
5 d
#26#35-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
5 d
#28-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
5 d
#23#24-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
5 d
#29#33-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
5 d
#23-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
5 d
#26#25-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#25#18-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
6 d
#26#13-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
6 d
#17#20-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
6 d
#24#32-
    
Dylan LicciardoD. Licc...
FF Gamers
6 d
#28#35-
    
Brendan TumaB. Tuma
FantasyPros
6 d
#25#13-
    
Tim BrosnanT. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips
6 d
#27#28-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
7 d
#18#20-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 d
#28#31-
    
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
7 d
#25#31-
    
Blair WilliamsB. Will...
Razzball
1 w
#14#30-
    
Joey WrightJ. Wright
Razzball
1 w
#24#34-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 w
#18#30-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 w
#23#31-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#20#24-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#24-
    
Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#23#35-
    
Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#25#40-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
2 w
#17#37-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#19-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#26#28-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 w
#22#27-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#24#28-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#25#31-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#25#37-
    
Jaime EisnerJ. Eisner
The Draft Network
2 w
#23#36-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 w
#23-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 w
#23#30-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 w
#15#28-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 w
#23#25-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
2 w
#25#31-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 w
#27#31-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 w
#28#31-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
2 w
#26#21-
    
Richard CoolingR. Cooling
5 Yard Rush
2 w
#19#32-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 w
#28#27-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
3 w
#25#17-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#20#17-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
3 w
#26#21-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
3 w
#24#25-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 w
#24-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
SportsGrid
3 w
#22-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
3 w
#24#27-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
3 w
#25#27-
    
Nick RaducanuN. Radu...
ProjectRoto
4 w
#24#25-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 w
#26#17-
    
Dave KlugeD. Kluge
Footballguys
4 w
#24#42-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
4 w
#20#5-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
4 w
#27#26-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
4 w
#24#19-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#24#25-
    
Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
05/21
#24#31-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
05/20
#27#28-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
05/18
#25#20-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
5 d
#18-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
05/17
#26#20-
    
Benjamin KlotzB. Klotz
Touchdown Squad
05/14
#19#26-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
05/10
#26#27-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
05/05
#20#30-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
04/16
#26#8-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 w
#27-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
02/01
#23#5-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
01/05
#18#4-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
12/30
#27#7-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BAL vs. JAC
Week 2 at PIT at CLE
Week 3 vs. MIA vs. CAR
Week 4 at LAC at BUF
Week 5 vs. CHI vs. NE
Week 6 at DEN at IND
Week 7 vs. PHI at ARI
Week 8BYE WEEK vs. LAR
Week 9 at NYG at MIA
Week 10 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. CIN at TEN
Week 12 at DAL vs. NYJ
Week 13 vs. WAS vs. IND
Week 14 at KC vs. SEA
Week 15 at CLE at JAC
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. LAC
Week 17 at IND at SF
Week 18 vs. LAC vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Passing
   
Pass Att567.3522.0
Pass Cmp377.3363.0
Pass Yards4,285.04,351.0
Pass TDs27.426.0
Ints11.412.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts37.682.0
Rush Yards124.9392.0
Rush TDs2.55.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles5.33.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points275.2317.2
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
2020 Points 
Week 113.621.8
Week 221.715.7
Week 315.418.1
Week 420.420.9
Week 525.026.9
Week 632.0
Week 720.324.2
Week 812.5
Week 914.024.2
Week 107.214.1
Week 1122.631.4
Week 121.633.1
Week 1332.720.4
Week 1425.816.6
Week 152.123.4
Week 1623.226.8
Week 1722.926.8
Week 18
Total281.0376.4
Average17.623.5
Notes for Player Combination
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Expert 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
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.The rumors are that a plea bargain is very possible and then teams can talk trade with the Texans. The word on the street is that Philly and Carolina are very interested in Watson. Denver could be in the mix and don't throw out Green Bay and Vegas. If Aaron Rodgers is steadfast in his resolve they suddenly have a gaping hole at QB. I'm not sure Vegas will want to pay Derek Carr. Even if a trade happens a suspension is almost certain. Best guess- Watson is probably a nonfactor for fantasy owners in 2021.
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
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. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.The Texans want Watson to play for them. Watson doesn't want to play for them. Watson wants to be traded. No team wants the PR nightmare that would come with a trade for Watson. Also, the Texans don't want to trade him. The NFL might also step in and suspend Watson for these off-the-field incidents. It's not one obstacle, it's many of them. He shouldn't be on your redraft radar for the time being.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 The longer the legal stuff drags on, the more he'll fall down my rankings. For now I've lowered him quite a bit. If he somehow doesn't miss time this season, I'll bump him back up into my top-10.
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 It doesn't look like Deshaun Watson is going to play another snap with Houston, but will he get a chance to play anywhere else?
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 Time to send him plumetting. There's a real chance Deshaun misses some, if not all, of 2021 -- whether holdout or suspension.