NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Raiders QB Derek Carr has been cleared for participation in minicamp, according to a source informed of his prognosis. Rapoport added that Carr might not throw at full strength during the minicamp practices, but he is expected to be "100 percent" for the start of training camp.
Carr has been battling an issue to his ring finger that has kept him from throwing regularly during the Raiders' offseason program. He threw a few short passes last week during OTAs, but has mostly handed the ball off when not watching from the sidelines.
Carr finished as the #20 fantasy quarterback as a rookie, but averaged only 12.5 FP, which was only a half-point higher than fellow rookie Blake Bortles. The Raiders drafted Amari Cooper, so Carr now has a bona fide WR1 to throw to, and that should help his fantasy stock. He will be in the QB streaming/committee mix in his second season provided he puts his finger injury behind him by training camp.