Derek Carrier
Derek Carrier
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Oakland Raiders
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $5.5 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2018.
Notches one reception Sunday
TEOakland Raiders
September 17, 2018
Carrier caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Broncos.
ANALYSIS
Carrier has caught at least one pass in each of the Raiders' first two games, but Jared Cook remains the primary option at tight end. Carrier also played half as many snaps as fellow backup Lee Smith, who mainly serves as a blocker.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    36
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    40
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
79
82
2017
188
243
2018
36
40
Oakland Raiders Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
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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Sees three targets Monday
TEOakland Raiders
September 11, 2018
Carrier caught two passes on three targets for 20 yards in Monday's loss to the Rams.
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Will sign with Oakland
TEFree Agent
March 13, 2018
Carrier agreed to a three-year deal with the Raiders on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Free agency ahead
TELos Angeles Rams
January 9, 2018
Carrier played just three offensive snaps and didn't receive a target during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round.
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No limitations Wednesday
TELos Angeles Rams
November 22, 2017
Carrier (hamstring) was full participant at the Rams' practice Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.
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Inactive Week 11
TELos Angeles Rams
Hamstring
November 19, 2017
Carrier (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Vikings, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
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