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What to do with Derek Carr in Week 3 fantasy football

Carr and the Raiders have rolled out to a 2-0 start and the veteran QB is looking to make a statement this Sunday when heading to Gillette to meet the Patriots.

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Derek Carr looked great in the Las Vegas Raiders’ 34-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night football. Fueled by DISRESPECT, Carr is looking to make an even bigger statement when heading up to Foxborough to battle the New England Patriots this Sunday.

Fantasy Football analysis: Raiders QB Derek Carr

Through Las Vegas’ 2-0 start to the season, Carr has established a tight rapport with tight end Darren Waller, who has caught 18 of his 24 targets for 148 yards and a touchdown. He’s also been effective at getting rising star running back Josh Jacobs involved in the passing game with seven receptions on nine targets through two games.

There’s also the trio of receivers Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Henry Ruggs III, all of whom have yet to have an individual breakout performance but have been productive in the young season. Bottomline, Carr will have an abundance of options on hand when taking the field at Gillette.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start. At $5,400 this week, Carr is definitely a great value play in DFS even with the potential body clock issues playing on the east coast this week.