Raiders QB Derek Carr not afraid to take risks

East Bay Times - [Full Article]

Derek Carr and the Raiders' starting offense hasn't exactly lit it up in the preseason.

In seven possessions, the starters have produced two field goals. Carr has completed 60 percent of his passes, but for only 82 yards.

This week's game plan against the Tennessee Titans figures to be rather vanilla with the Raiders scheduled to see them again in Week 3 of the season. Carr's game plan will remain the same.

"I joke around a lot," Carr said. "Sometimes people are going to be mad at me for certain things in the preseason."

Carr is a risk-taker by nature, but particularly in the preseason. Take his interception in last week's game against the Green Bay Packers, for example. His deep shot to Amari Cooper was a 50-50 proposition at best that Packers cornerback Josh Hawkins came down with.

Fantasy Impact: 

Carr is ranked 14th on our list and has a pair of good receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree and an emerging tight end in Clive Walford. The downfall to Carr is the Raiders invested in defense in the offseason so they may not have to throw as much. Still, Carr is worth considering as a second QB if your league requires that, and ranks ahead of guys like Matthew Stafford, Andy Dalton and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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