Derek Carrier
Derek Carrier
29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a three-year, $5.5 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2018.
Totals four yards in finale
TEOakland Raiders
January 6, 2020
Carrier caught his lone target for four yards in the Raiders' season finale against the Broncos, finishing the 2019 campaign with 13 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets in 16 games.
ANALYSIS
Carrier assumed the No. 2 role at tight end following a season-ending knee injury to rookie Foster Moreau in Week 14, and the former could begin the 2020 campaign as Darren Waller's (thumb) primary backup with Moreau's potential availability currently uncertain. Carrier has one year remaining on his contract, but he's proven reliable with zero missed games through two seasons with the Raiders.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Derek Carrier's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
10.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.96
 
% Team Air Yards
5.2%
 
% Team Targets
3.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.4%
 
Drop Rate
10.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.6
 
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How often does Derek Carrier run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Derek Carrier and the other tight ends for the Raiders are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Derek Carrier
84 routes   17 targets
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88%
443 routes   83 targets
88%
443 routes   83 targets
88%
470 routes   117 targets
87%
131 routes   5 targets
74%
131 routes   13 targets
74%
120 routes   25 targets
71%
43 routes   5 targets
58%
43 routes   13 targets
58%
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2019 Derek Carrier Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Carrier's lone touchdown reception during his first season with the Raiders turned out to be a game-winner against the Steelers in Week 14, but the tight end served primarily as a special-teamer in 2018, while Jared Cook continued his resurgence. Carrier even logged 51 less offensive snaps than blocking tight end Lee Smith. Oakland will be without both Cook and Smith heading into 2019 but they've added Luke Willson and rookie Foster Moreau to compete for targets alongside Darren Waller, so expect Carrier's fantasy relevance to remain limited.
The Clive Walford project is finally over in Oakland, so the Raiders brought in Carrier and his five years of experience to provide insurance at the tight end position behind 31-year-old Jared Cook. Carrier has logged just 10 receptions on 13 targets in 22 games since the start of the 2016 season, while Cook's target share is unlikely to be affected by Carrier's arrival.
With the Redskins boasting a deep tight-end corps during training camp, Carrier was caught in a numbers game and ended up being dealt to the Rams at the conclusion of the preseason in September. Carrier will have an easier path to snaps in Los Angeles, and his existing familiarity with first-year Rams head coach and former Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay should help him acclimate quickly to his new team. While the Rams value Carrier for his comfort in lining up at various spots on the offense, it's unlikely that he'll be a prominent target for quarterback Jared Goff. During his two-year stint with the Redskins, Carrier logged just 19 receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown in 20 games.
Carrier’s first season with the Redskins in 2015 would have surely been considered a major success had he not suffered a torn ACL and MCL late last season. Carrier was on the field for 38 percent of the Redskins’ offensive snaps, second only to emerging star Jordan Reed. However, this season the Redskins return tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen from season ending injuries and also added veteran Vernon Davis to their roster. All considerations taken into account, Carrier does not enter a favorable situation in 2016, especially when noting that he is starting training camp late due to his knee injury.
Despite drafting two tight ends in this year's draft, the 49ers signed Carrier to a two-year extension this offseason. This shows their confidence in him as a backup, and he will likely end up third or fourth on the depth chart.
Carrier will compete for a depth tight end spot in 2014. With Garrett Celek still dealing with a back issue, it looks like Carrier will make the 53-man roster as the 49ers' third tight end.
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Tallies pair of receptions
TEOakland Raiders
December 24, 2019
Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.
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Snags one pass
TEOakland Raiders
December 17, 2019
Carrier caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.
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Finds end zone Sunday
TEOakland Raiders
December 2, 2019
Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.
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Earns four targets in Green Bay
TEOakland Raiders
October 21, 2019
Carrier caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers.
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Logs just five snaps in win
TEOakland Raiders
October 7, 2019
Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.
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