Raiders QB Derek Carr shows deep ball ability

ESPN - [Full Article]

Working on accuracy down low and on short and intermediate passes is one thing. But to put the ball in the absolute perfect spot on a deep throw?

"Reps," Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said. "Rep after rep."

As a kid, Carr said his father would have him fling the ball from 38 yards away, then from 40, 42, and 45 yards as he grew older and stronger.

"He wouldn't let me leave until I threw three perfect ones," Carr said.

Two perfect strikes followed by one off the mark?

"Do it again," was the remark.

Fantasy Impact: 

In Saturday night's 27-14 exhibition loss to the Titans, Carr had two perfectly placed balls on long throws that elicited wonderment. The first one was a 41-yard strike down the right sideline to Michael Crabtree on 3rd-and-3 from the Raiders' 49-yard line. Three plays later, Carr hit rookie running back DeAndre Washington for a 6-yard touchdown on a slant pass, the story said. Carr is shaping up to be a nice, later-round QB option in fantasy drafts. The Raiders offense has another year together and is poised to put up fantasy numbers. Carr is 15th on our QB list, but is getting taken a few rounds before guys like Mathew Stafford, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota who are all rated around him.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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