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  Derek Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
 
 
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  Derek Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAR vs. PIT
Week 2 at DEN at NO
Week 3 at MIA vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. CLE at OAK
Week 5 at LAC vs. BAL
Week 6 vs. SEA vs. LAC
Week 7BYE WEEK at TB
Week 8 vs. IND at PIT
Week 9 at SF vs. KC
Week 10 vs. LAC vs. ATL
Week 11 at ARIBYE WEEK
Week 12 at BAL at CIN
Week 13 vs. KC at HOU
Week 14 vs. PIT vs. CAR
Week 15 at CIN at DEN
Week 16 vs. DEN vs. CIN
Week 17 at KC at BAL
  Derek Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
Passing
   
Pass Att561.4429.8
Pass Cmp341.2260.4
Pass Yards3,782.22,788.3
Pass TDs24.415.8
Ints13.27.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts27.164.8
Rush Yards75.8342.9
Rush TDs0.52.9
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.62.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points226.2205.8
   
  Derek Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
2017 Points 
Week 118.718.8
Week 221.210.5
Week 35.217.8
Week 49.712.5
Week 58.9
Week 66.8
Week 730.220.0
Week 812.516.7
Week 913.726.9
Week 102.9
Week 1113.518.1
Week 1215.814.0
Week 1315.43.8
Week 1410.4
Week 1517.523.2
Week 165.912.8
Week 179.815.7
  Derek Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
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Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
 Already in a better spot by having Josh Gordon and Jarvis Landry to throw to. I would have him higher if I knew for sure he wouldn't be giving the reigns over to Mayfield at some point during the season.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
A breakout 2016 made Carr one of last year's worst draft investments. Now he's available for a pittance. Improved health and modest positive TD and INT regression could bring him back to the limelight, especially if Jon Gruden lets him attempt more than 34 passes per contest. It's difficult to decipher how the head coach will adapt after a decade away from the sideline, so see if he makes it to the waiver wire in one-quarterback formats. It's time to find out how much Buffalo stifled Taylor. Over the last three years, the dual-threat QB has ranked 24, 25, and 25 in pass attempts. Although rarely effective, the Browns aired it out 39 times per contest last year. Taylor also tallied 1,575 rushing yards and a 1.3 INT % over those three seasons, so it's not far-fetched for him to blossom into a legitimate fantasy starter. It's also possible Baker Mayfield replaces him in September. He's ideally someone to carefully monitor on the waiver wire in standard leagues, especially in light of a dislocated pinky suffered in the preseason.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Would be higher if not for suspicion Mayfield will make starts before year is over; will be a top-15 option many of the weeks he starts
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
After trending upward his first couple seasons, Carr hit a bump in the road in 2017 when he finished as the QB19. He did gain both Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant this offseason, but he also lost his trusted red zone target in Michael Crabtree. New head coach John Gruden has talked about running the ball a lot more, which would obviously have a negative impact on Carr's overall potential. Did you know that in 9-of-15 games in 2017, Carr finished with fewer than 14.0 fantasy points? That's not great. He's a streamer and one who I can't see a whole lot of upside with. I'm usually a big proponent of drafting Taylor in fantasy football, but this has more to do with him potentially losing the job to Baker Mayfield at some point. If you could guarantee he'd start the entire season, he'd probably rank inside my top 15 quarterbacks. As of now, I'm projecting Mayfield to take over for the final six games, which really hurts Taylor's overall projection. But if you're one to stream the quarterback position, you can snag Taylor and pair him with Jameis Winston, who returns in Week 4.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
This time last year, Carr was the fourth quarterback off the board. He struggled through injuries last season and finished as the QB21. In 2016, however, he was a top 10 QB so you'd have to think it will end up somewhere in between this year, making him merely a streamer for the time being.Tyrod has never had weapons like this, yet has always managed to be a sufficient fantasy asset. Feel free to use him until his time as the starter runs out, especially in two-qb leagues. He will go undrafted in most leagues, but will definitely make for a great streamer at times.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
I expect this team to run the ball a lot and believe their passing offense took a hit by replacing Michael Crabtree with Jordy Nelson.Taylor ends up with the Browns, but it's not as bad as it sounds. Cleveland has improved its roster and Taylor will have Landry, Gordon, Coleman, Johnson, and Njoku to throw to, and that ws before the 2018 NFL Draft. The Browns drafted Baker Mayfield, but Taylor will be the starter Week 1, and if he can be successful, he will remain there this season.
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QB List
Derek Carr had a rough go of it last year, battling some injuries to turn in the worst season since his rookie year. Carr had some difficulties with his accuracy last year, often underthrowing receivers, and had a lot of trouble making game-changing throws. He was especially bad under pressure, posting a 40.8 QB rating under pressure, which was good for second-worst in the league ahead of just DeShone Kizer. He's also lost his favorite target (and especially favorite red zone target) Michael Crabtree, but has gained Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant, and still has Amari Cooper, all of whom are very talented receivers (assuming Bryant can stay on the field). However if there's one big reason to be optimistic about Carr's prospects this season, it's the addition of Greg Olson to the coaching staff-the man who helped turn Jared Goff into what he was last year, got Josh Freeman to a Pro Bowl, and coached Blake Bortles in 2015 when he threw 35 touchdowns. If he can stay healthy, he's got some weapons and some good coaching (as well as a good offensive line) and could be an interesting sleeper quarterback pick. 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Carr is talented and Raiders loaded up for him to get even better. I'm just not sure his fantasy production will ever align with his hype, thoughThe Browns actually have a lot of nice weapons, so a dual threat like Taylor possesses nice upside if he can start hot and stave off Baker Mayfield
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Carr was a bust last season and until we have a better idea of what kind of offensive gameplan Jon Gruden intends to trot out, Carr is better suited as a back-up.Taylor can actually approach QB1 numbers with an underrated Cleveland offense, but we can't be sure that No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield won't be installed or taking starts at some point, so Taylor comes with a bit of uncertainty.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Only thing holding him back from top-20 at the position is that I'm not sure he starts all 16 games.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
There is no reason Carr should have struggled the way he did in 2017 and I think new head coach Jon Gruden and new OC Greg Olson should help Carr have a rebound season in 2018.