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Derek Carr

Derek Carr

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 210 lbsAge: 29College: Fresno StateDrafted: #36 (2nd Rd.)

Week 13 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #14
Projection 17.2 pts



I've always preached about the lack of 100 percent confidence in non-mobile quarterbacks as streamers because if they have a bad day throwing the ball, they're going to severely hurt your fantasy team. Unfortunately, I should've taken my own advice with Carr last week. He had a horrendous day throwing the ball and it led to him getting benched in the fourth quarter. It's a shame because he's been extremely efficient throwing the ball this year. Coming into that game, he'd thrown what's been deemed a "bad throw" on just 14.6 percent of his passes; only Drew Brees had a lower mark. The process that led to playing him was right for the most part, though Carr just had a bad day. The Falcons have allowed 102.1 fantasy points per game to their opponents, which is funny because the Jets are one of just five teams who've allowed more points, even if it's just a smidge. Shot at redemption for Carr? Quarterbacks have averaged 291.6 yards through the air (third-most) against them, while completing a ridiculous 71.7 percent of passes. This matchup is right up Carr's alley, as he can just dink-and-dunk his way down the field. It's fair to wonder if there's enough competition on the other side of the ball, but we ask that every week with the Jets, right? They've allowed 29.3 points per game to their opponents, which is more than all but three teams. Quarterbacks have managed to rip off 21.4 fantasy points per game against them, which is the fourth-most in football. We can't let one game determine how we feel about Carr moving forward. This matchup says he should return to mid-to-high-end QB2 territory, and Carr has finishes as a top-16 option in 5-of-11 games this year. His team is also projected for 27.3 points this week.

Carr hurt fantasy managers last week. There were plenty of people that plugged him into their lineups last week and he simply just let them down. Based on that, it's hard to trust him right away...but he gets a matchup against the Jets secondary this week. Carr's still certainly in the streaming conversation, but it's not going to be easy to trust him in your starting lineup.

It is hard to trust Carr after that disastrous game he played in Atlanta, but the Jets are playing very poorly and Carr should rebound to QB2 status on the road.

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