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Raiders HC Jack Del Rio said after Sunday's loss in Denver that QB Derek Carr is dealing with backs spasms. Del Rio doesn't believe it'll be a long-term issue. We'll need to keep a close eye on Carr throughout the coming week. E.J. Manuel was decent in relief today -- completing 11 of 17 passes for 106 yards and an INT -- but is obviously a significant downgrade.

Raiders QB Derek Carr left in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game with an injury. It appeared to be to his back or neck, but we haven't received an update from the team yet. Stay tuned. QB E.J. Manuel is Oakland's backup.

Update: Carr is questionable to return with a back injury.

The Raiders and QB Derek Carr have agreed on a 5-year, $125 million extension. He's now signed through 2022 and is the highest-paid player in the league in terms of annual salary. It's an aggressive move from the Raiders. But Carr has improved his completion rate and yards per attempt each season since being drafted 36th overall back in 2014. He ranked 14th among QBs in fantasy points 2 years ago and 7th through 15 healthy games last season. There's perennial top 8 potential here, especially being tied to WR Amari Cooper.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Monday that QB Derek Carr will be a "full-go" for all offseason activities. He's now 3 months removed from the broken fibula that ended his 2016 campaign. Carr ranked 7th among QBs in fantasy points through 16 weeks last year and could be even better in 2017. Oakland returns WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree and added TE Jared Cook in free agency. The backfield is currently comprised of smallish, unproven youngsters in DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.

The Associated Press reports that the Raiders will not renew the contract of OC Bill Musgrave this offseason, opting instead to promote QBs coach Todd Downing. Oakland jumped from 24th in yards and 17th in scoring to 6th and 7th, respectively, in Musgrave's 2nd year as OC. Downing spent the past 2 years as QBs coach, marking the 3rd team he has served in that role. He has never served as an OC on the college or pro level, though. We'll await word on his plans for the Raiders offense, as well as any significant moves the team plans for this offseason. The most interesting situation for fantasy owners will be the backfield, with Latavius Murray on the verge of free agency and DeAndre Washington's role growing at the end of the year.

12:52pm EST 12/26/16

Raiders QB Derek Carr is expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks after he undergoes surgery to repair his fractured fibula on Tuesday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Super Bowl is exactly 6 weeks from yesterday, so Carr would have a slim shot of being ready for that. Of course, he'd need QB Matt McGloin to get the Raiders there. More than likely, we won't see Carr in a meaningful game again until the 2017 opener.

7:46pm EST 12/24/16

Raiders QB Derek Carr suffered a fractured right fibula in the 4th quarter of Saturday's win over the Colts. HC Jack Del Rio said after the game that he'll have surgery Sunday and is out indefinitely. The team has officially ruled him out for Week 17. We'll see beyond that. Oakland has locked up a 1st-round bye in the playoffs, at least. Matt McGloin is the backup and figures to start against Denver in Week 17.

Raiders QB Derek Carr completed just 17-of-41 passes for 117 yards, 0 TDs and 0 INTs in Thursday night's loss to the Chiefs. The 41.5% completion rate, 2.9 yards per attempt and 117 yards were all season lows. An Oakland offensive line missing stud G Kelechi Osemele had trouble protecting Carr. And he was uncharacteristically inaccurate when he did have time. That injured pinkie seemed to be a bigger issue in this one than it was last week. Carr has now tossed 0 or 1 TD in 6 of 13 games. He's on the road again next week vs. San Diego's 14th-ranked QB defense. Carr beat them for 317 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT back in Week 5.

Raiders QB Derek Carr isn't worried about the pinkie injury he suffered on his throwing hand in Sunday's win over the Panthers. The team hasn't revealed the exact extent of the injury, but it appeared to be a dislocation. Carr only missed 1 series, though, and looked fine when he returned. "It's a little sore, but that's expected," he said Monday. "But should be good. Just get some swelling down & we'll be alright."

The forecast for today's Chiefs-Raiders game calls for a 60% chance of rain with winds of 15-19 mph. "Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph," according to The Weather Channel. That wind is a much bigger concern than the rain. It'll impact both passing games, especially deeps balls. That's a bigger issue for Derek Carr than Alex Smith, who rarely goes deep anyway. We're nudging Carr and his WRs down the Week 6 Rankings.

Raiders QB Derek Carr likely closed out his preseason with a stout 12-for-18 passing night against the Titans on Saturday. He tallied 169 yards and 2 TDs, strikes to WR Michael Crabtree from 41 yards out and WR Amari Cooper from 29. “We know that he’s had a tremendous offseason,” HC Jack Del Rio said. “I think, tonight, you saw a couple examples of what we’ve been seeing. (Beat reporters) are at practice, you’ve seen how he has carried himself and how he’s connecting with receivers. He’s poised to have a nice year for us.” Carr sits in a sizable group of fantasy passers from the bottom of QB1 territory to mid-QB2 that all looks capable of finishing top 12. Carr finished just outside the top 12 (depending on your format) in 2015 but tied Drew Brees for 8th in the league with 32 TD passes.

Raiders QB Derek Carr talked up his improved rapport with WR Amari Cooper. "I'm able to throw the ball a lot earlier," Carr said. "I'm able to trust where he's going to be at. I'm used to seeing his routes run a certain way. Those are the things that take time." Carr enjoyed a strong 2nd season with 3,987 yards and 32 TDs (vs. 13 INTs). Cooper, only 22, oozes upside after posting a rookie line of 72-1,070-6. Both guys have top 10 fantasy upside at their respective positions.

Wind will be a factor in today's Vikings-Raiders game.  The forecast at kickoff calls for 24 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph.  That's enough to bench Ks Blair Walsh and Sebastian Janikowski.  Both passing games get slight downgrades.  Minnesota, especially, figures to go run-heavy with Adrian Peterson.

1:46pm EDT 9/20/15

Raiders QB Derek Carr (thumb) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. He wouldn’t have been a fantasy option at 100% and certainly isn’t with a thumb issue that could impact his accuracy.

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