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Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 28-
Best Rank# 18# 25-
Worst Rank# 27# 29-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TB vs. BUF-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp23.923
Pass Yds225.3232.6
Pass TD1.31.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total116.460.2-
Avg Game19.412.0-
Avg Projection16.013.5-
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Derek CarrSam DarnoldAdd Player
    
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Fantasy Six Pack
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Fantasy Six Pack
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#21#28-
    
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FantasyPros
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The Fantasy Footballers
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#18#28-
    
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The Football Girl
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TwoQBs
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1 d
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1 d
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Gridiron Experts
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
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1 d
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#21#28-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#26#16-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#21-
    
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RTSports
1 d
#12-
    
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Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
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Gridiron Experts
1 d
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The Fantasy Fix
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Fantasy Hot Read
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Fantasy Shed
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RotoBaller
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Roto Rankings
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Fantasy Sports LR
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The Fantasy Scout
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The Hateful 8
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Wolf Sports
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FantasyPros
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WBLZ Media
1 d
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#21-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
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Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
1 d
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Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
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RotoBaller
1 d
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Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
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CBS Sports
1 d
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Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
1 d
#21-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#24-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#15-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#23-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
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Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#23#35-
    
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Sports Illustrated
1 d
#19#28-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#18#27-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
#21#28-
    
1 d
#15#27-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
1 d
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Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
1 d
#24-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#23-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
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Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
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Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#21-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
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Roto Street Journal
1 d
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Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
1 d
#21#28-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
#23#25-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#22#27-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 d
#21#28-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
1 d
#26#23-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
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Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 d
#20#28-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#20#27-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
1 d
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Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
1 d
#18#27-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
2 d
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Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
2 d
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Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
2 d
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Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
2 d
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Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
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Dynasty Nerds
2 d
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Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#23#28-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
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Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 d
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 d
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Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#22-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 d
#23#26-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 d
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
2 d
#25#22-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 d
#24#28-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#26#28-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#22#27-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#20#27-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
2 d
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Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 d
#17#28-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#26#28-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
2 d
#21-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
3 d
#22-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
3 d
#20#32-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
4 d
#26#36-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
4 d
#20#27-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
4 d
#22#32-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
4 d
#19#25-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
4 d
#22-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
4 d
#23-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
4 d
#22#28-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
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Matt HarmonM. Harmon
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Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR
22/30, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
at BUF
21/35, 215 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NO
28/38, 284 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
21/32, 179 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at NE
24/32, 261 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at IND
17/29, 168 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
5 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. BUF
32/44, 311 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
23/42, 230 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
6 rush, 84 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at KC
22/31, 347 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
Week 6BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 7 vs. TB vs. BUF
Week 8 at CLE at KC
Week 9 at LAC vs. NE
Week 10 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. KC at LAC
Week 12 at ATL vs. MIA
Week 13 at NYJ vs. LV
Week 14 vs. IND at SEA
Week 15 vs. LAC at LAR
Week 16 vs. MIA vs. CLE
Week 17 at DEN at NE
Player Projections Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
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Passing
   
Pass Att34.832.6
Pass Cmp23.919.4
Pass Yards266.6219.1
Pass TDs1.61.2
Ints0.71.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.83.2
Rush Yards5.013.4
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.013.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
2020 Points 
Week 113.612.2
Week 221.711.9
Week 315.49.7
Week 420.423.6
Week 525.0
Week 6
Week 720.32.8
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total116.460.2
Average19.412.0
Notes for Player Combination
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Active
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Disaster avoided: the Raiders should, in fact, have most of their offensive line back from the COVID-19 list before gametime. While they won't get Trent Brown back, it's easier to replace one starter than your entire line. That said, Carr has been having a weird season -- he's thrown several very deep touchdown passes (with accuracy), but he's also had a pair of down games as well. Expect another down game from him against Tampa Bay's elite defense.Darnold hasn't been good. If we exclude his 46-yard rushing touchdown from his final Week 4 statline, he'd have 46.78 total fantasy points on the year in four starts. That's just 11.7 points per game! That rushing score single-handedly inflates his average to 14.3, which still isn't good, but it looks a lot better than what he has otherwise. Darnold is a QB2 by default this week due to byes.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Through five weeks, Carr's 11 touchdown passes ranked sixth in the NFL. His 73.1 percent completion-rate ranked as the No. 2 quarterback behind only Teddy Bridgewater. Keep in mind he lost Tyrell Williams before the season started and was then missing Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards for two games. What he's done while working through that is might impressive. Still, he ranked as the No. 12 quarterback, just highlighting how limited his ceiling is without any totals on the ground. Now onto the Bucs, who've actually allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per offensive play this year. They're allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opponents, behind only the Colts and Bears. What makes it even more impressive is that teams have dropped back to pass on 64.5 percent of their plays, which ranks as the third-highest number in football, so it's not a lack of trying. They've allowed just 13.25 fantasy points per game through the air alone, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the league. It makes sense as they've allowed the fourth-fewest points per actual pass attempt (0.37). In case you needed to be reminded, Carr has totaled 3.4 fantasy points on the ground all year. Pressure will be key for the Bucs (rank second in the league in pressure and sacks), as Carr is the second-best quarterback in the league from a clean pocket (124.4 QB Rating) but 11th when under pressure (89.1 QB Rating). Carr should not be someone you're aiming to stream this week and is just a low-end QB2 even in Superflex/2QB formats.