AJ McCarron, QB Oakland Raiders

General Info

  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • DOB: 09-13-1990

OAK QB Depth Chart

  1. Derek Carr
  2. AJ McCarron
OAK Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Schefter: Bills QB A.J. McCarron to return to practice soon

Monday, August 20, 2018, 7:19pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills QB AJ McCarron is expected to return to practice soon, per source. So another twist to the Bills’ QB competition.

Related players: Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman

Fantasy Impact:

Apparently McCarron does not have a broken collarbone as reports said following last week's game. The Bills did say recently McCarron was getting a second opinion and that tests were inconclusive. It has been a strange and complicated QB competition and rotation, according to those who follow the team. Allen will start this week's game for the Bills and was looking to be the favorite to be the team's starter for Week 1 when McCarron was going to miss time.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

A.J. McCarron faces a rookie in training camp to see who will be the starting quarterback Week 1. Josh Allen was drafted as the quarterback of the future, but McCarron could win the job and be the guy for 2018. Opportunity is McCarron's biggest fantasy asset.

Fantasy Downside

McCarron can easily remain an NFL backup. Even if he is the Week 1 starter, how long will that last? He does have some NFL experience as opposed to rookie Josh Allen. But only three NFL starts and 133 pass attempts in Cincinnati is not exactly a big sample size.

2018 Bottom Line

McCarron or any Buffalo quarterback should not be drafted. No matter who it is, the Bills offense is expected to be below-average. McCarron only gets fantasy value if he starts Week 1 and performs well. For now, he isn't on the radar.

2018 Strength of Schedule - OAK
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
10
LAR
19
@DEN
8
@MIA
2
CLE
23
@LAC
12
SEA
BYE25
IND
24
@SF
23
LAC
4
@ARI
7
@BAL
29
KC
26
PIT
21
@CIN
19
DEN
29
@KC

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
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2@DEN---------------
3@MIA---------------
4CLE---------------
5@LAC---------------
6SEA---------------
Per game000000.000.0000000.000.000.00/0.000.00%
Totals000000.000.0000000.0000/00.00%