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Buyer Beware Player Of The Week: Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr

By Travis Pulver - 6 years ago in Daily Fantasy, NFL News

Buyer Beware Player Of The Week: Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr

When the Oakland Raiders gave Derek Carr a pretty hefty contract extension during the offseason, they hoped they would see him take his game to the next level this season. Suffice it to say, that hasn’t happened.

However, the last five weeks have seen him produce the kind of numbers daily fantasy players and Raiders fans love. His stat line from the Patriots game wasn’t great, but prior to that he threw for 300, 313, and 417 yards. While he only had 253 yards against the Broncos last week, he also had a pair of touchdowns.

With the Giants on deck this week, he should be in line for another great game, but that will probably not be the case.

But it’s not his fault.

The Giants are playing better, but they are still one of the worst teams in the NFL. If the Raiders are able to jump on top of them early, they could set the stage for a blowout—and a great daily fantasy day. But Carr is going to have a hard time making it happen because he isn’t going to have anyone to throw to.

Michael Crabtree is going to be suspended this week due to the fight he had with Broncos defensive back Aqib Talib last week. Chances are good Amari Cooper will be out as well. If the concussion doesn’t hold him out, his ankle injury could.

Without his two top receivers, it is hard to imagine Carr having a big day against the Giants. Seth Roberts and Cordarrelle Patterson are not scrubs but there’s a reason why they are not primary options every week.

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But what about Jared Cook and Marshawn Lynch?

Cook will likely lead the team in receptions, but a quarterback needs more than his tight end to have a fantasy-worthy kind of day. Lynch will probably get a few more carries, but it is unlikely he’ll make a big dent in the passing game (ten receptions for 98 yards so far this season).

So, if you like your money, you may not want to start Derek Carr this week.


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