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Derek Carr or Tyrod Taylor

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  Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Tyrod TaylorT. Taylor
QB - LAC
Tyrod Taylor
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
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Avg Game15.80.8-
Avg Projection241.6178.7-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Tyrod TaylorT. Taylor
QB - LAC
Tyrod Taylor
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR at CIN
Week 2 vs. NO vs. KC
Week 3 at NE vs. CAR
Week 4 vs. BUF at TB
Week 5 at KC at NO
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. NYJ
Week 7 vs. TB at MIA
Week 8 at CLE vs. JAC
Week 9 at LAC vs. LV
Week 10 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. KC at DEN
Week 12 at ATL at BUF
Week 13 at NYJ vs. NE
Week 14 vs. IND vs. ATL
Week 15 vs. LAC at LV
Week 16 vs. MIA vs. DEN
Week 17 at DEN at KC
Player Projections Comparison
  Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Tyrod TaylorT. Taylor
QB - LAC
Tyrod Taylor
Passing
   
Pass Att509.5380.1
Pass Cmp342.0239.2
Pass Yards3,937.52,544.3
Pass TDs24.115.0
Ints10.68.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts26.551.9
Rush Yards80.8246.4
Rush TDs1.32.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.41.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points241.6178.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Tyrod TaylorT. Taylor
QB - LAC
Tyrod Taylor
2019 Points 
Week 114.60.0
Week 211.70.0
Week 316.70.0
Week 413.50.2
Week 58.00.0
Week 6
Week 716.7
Week 823.4
Week 919.6
Week 1013.1
Week 1120.8
Week 125.2
Week 1311.60.0
Week 1420.26.0
Week 1515.9
Week 1621.9-0.2
Week 1719.6
Total252.56.0
Average15.80.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Tyrod TaylorT. Taylor
QB - LAC
Tyrod Taylor
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 Taylor isn't receiving a lot of attention this season, but there's no reason to believe he's washed up. From 2015-17 in his only full years as a team's starter, Taylor finished as the QB16, QB8, and QB16 respectively. He also averaged 525 rushing yards and 5 rushing TDs per season in that span. He's likely sitting on your waiver wire, and if you're in need of a Week 1 streamer, his matchup with Cincinnati is juicy.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Carr flashes ability, and he does have a pretty good array of weapons around him now. However, he's inconsistent and Mariota is breathing down his neck.If we knew we were getting a full year of Tyrod, I'd slide him into my top-15 as a rock solid dual threat option. We don't, though, so he's a late round flier at best.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
The two-year, $17.6 million contract the Raiders gave to Marcus Mariota came with a $7.5-million guarantee in 2020. While that suggests Mariota will be given a chance to win the starting job, the more likely scenario is that Carr remains the team's starter.Though Taylor offers some fantasy potential as a runner, his ultra-conservative passing mindset greatly limits his upside and makes him no more than a two-QB league streamer.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Taylor certainly has the potential to be a viable quarterback option in deeper two-quarterback leagues with a soft early schedule, especially with an improved Chargers offensive line. The problem for Taylor is that Los Angeles is almost certainly going to lean on its strong defense and rely on its running game, which isn't a recipe for fantasy production from a quarterback. Even if he does hold off Justin Herbert for the full season, his likely low pass volume should hold his fantasy value in check. He can be considered a low-end QB2 in most leagues, but he's not the most exciting option.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Derek Carr remains a totally uninspiring fantasy option. The Raiders didn't help his chances by passing up on elite talents like Lamb and Jeudy, instead taking field stretcher Henry Ruggs before adding speedster Bryan Edwards. I don't get what the plan is here and I'm not high on Carr's chances of bringing this odd offense together. Add in his questionable job security and he's best left on waivers outside the deepest of leagues.I'm starting to come around to Tyrod Taylor as the Week 1 starter. If that's the case, history suggests he could be an awesome, though very temporary, fantasy option. Watch this space.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You may or not know that Mike Mayock had an affinity towards Mariota during the 2015 NFL Draft. He's the GM of the Las Vegas Raiders, so when he got the opportunity to sign Mariota, he did. This is not great news for Carr, who has been solid, but not irreplaceable over the last two seasons under the Jon Gruden/Mayock regime. But instead of replacing him, they gave him competition, even if it's one he should win fairly easily. He's going to have a much better surrounding cast in 2020, as the Raiders drafted three skill-position players in the top three rounds of the draft, including wide receiver Henry Ruggs at No. 12 overall. The issue with liking Carr, however, is that he's never going to be an every-week starting quarterback in 1QB leagues; we've learned that by now. He's also not someone you can fully trust as your QB2 in Superflex/2QB formats now that he has actual competition on the roster. 
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
One of the best QB's in the league on 3rd down, and some speedy weapons on the outside have me liking the Raiders offense more and more. Then I look at that defense  
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
I believe Carr is an underrated real-life QB, but when it comes to fantasy, he doesn't carry much value. The addition of Henry Ruggs is exciting but unlikely to turn Carr into a fantasy-relevant QB. Unless you're playing in a 2 QB league, there is no need to draft Carr.Due to the preseason being canceled, I expect Taylor to get the starting nod to begin the season. How long that lasts is another story. The Chargers spent the 6th overall pick on Justin Herbert for a reason, to play him. Taylor may have a couple decent weeks to start but I doubt he's starting more than 4-5 games.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Carr isn't necessarily worth drafting this season in 1QB leagues, but he's someone to keep an eye on on your waiver wire in case there's immediate chemistry with his new receiving weapons.Taylor is going to be the starting QB for the first few weeks in LA, at a minimum. With his rushing ability, he may be a streaming candidate right out of the gate. If you don't want to pay up for a QB, Taylor's a perfect target at the end of your drafts.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Carr was a lot better than you think in 2019, and it results in some great comps for 2020. In particular, his CPOE of 5% and PACR of 1.22 are huge numbers. Second year in a row the underlying numbers say that Carr is likely pretty good. @Amicsta