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What to do with Derek Carr in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Derek Carr ahead of the Raiders Week 17 matchup against the Broncos.

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders talks with tight end Darren Waller #83 on the sideline in the first half of their game against the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 26-25. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

This season, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been a solid starting/streaming option in standard fantasy football and value QB1 play in DFS. He has not turned over the ball a lot and making plays with the offensive playmakers at this disposal. Is Carr worth starting in the regular season finale? Let’s break it down below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Raiders QB Derek Carr

Last week against the Miami Dolphins, Derek Carr played a clean game in the pocket. He completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 336 yards, a touchdown and zero interceptions. It was the first time that he did not throw an interception since Week 10. Also, it was third time out of four games that Carr went over the 300-yard threshold.

Despite only throwing one touchdown, the veteran quarterback still scored 23.2 fantasy points. On Sunday, Carr will be trying to turn in another 20-point performance against a Broncos’ defense that is giving up 19.6 fantasy points per game this season to opposing quarterbacks.

The last time Carr faced the Broncos in mid-November, he only scored 7.16 fantasy points.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start — Derek Carr