- Why Derek Carr is one of the best fantasy values from the QB2 tier
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News: 6 days agoCarr sat out Thursday's Hall of Fame Game win against the Jaguars, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
Spin: As did a number of Carr's top options in the passing attack, namely wide receivers Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow and tight end Darren Waller (undisclosed). In particular, the waiting game for the first Carr-Adams connection since 2013 at Fresno State will have to wait until Sunday, Aug. 14 versus the Vikings, at the earliest.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Carr posted career-high marks in pass attempts, completions and yards last season, finishing top five in all three categories. And yet he still failed to post his first ever top-10 fantasy campaign. The primary culprit: A lack of rushing production. Carr has never cleared 140 rush yards in a single season and has six rushing TDs in eight campaigns. That will continue to limit Carr's fantasy output, but the good news is that he enters 2022 with the best supporting cast of his career after Las Vegas acquired Davante Adams as a running mate for Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow and Josh Jacobs. Carr should be considered a strong QB2 with back-end QB1 upside.