Derek Carrier
Derek Carrier
29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Oakland Raiders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $5.5 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2018.
Back practicing Tuesday
TEOakland Raiders
June 4, 2019
Carrier (concussion) participated in Tuesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
Carrier has been battling a concussion since the end of last season, but he appears to have been medically cleared to resume football activities. He will be fighting for a depth spot at tight end on the Raiders' final roster this offseason.
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How do Derek Carrier's 2018 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
6.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.47
 
% Team Air Yards
3.0%
 
% Team Targets
2.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.3%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.7
 
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How often does Derek Carrier run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Derek Carrier
92 routes   11 targets
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30 routes   6 targets
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2018 Derek Carrier Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2014
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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Sustains concussion
TEOakland Raiders
Concussion
December 30, 2018
Carrier is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a concussion.
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Hauls in game-winner
TEOakland Raiders
December 10, 2018
Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 29 yards and the game-winning touchdown during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Steelers.
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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.
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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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