News: 5 days agoCarr completed 21 of 36 passes for 228 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Monday's 20-17 win over the Panthers. He also had minus-4 rushing yards on three attempts.
Spin: Carr didn't fare well in his introduction to the low-scoring Saints-Panthers rivalry, but he ultimately did enough to lead his team to victory. He was picked off in the second quarter and failed to produce a touchdown on the team's two first-half trips into the red zone, but Carr's 42-yard pass to Chris Olave helped set up Tony Jones' go-ahead, two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Carr added a 45-yard pass to Rashid Shaheed to set up another two-yard Jones rushing touchdown in the fourth. New Orleans' prized free-agent acquisition has one touchdown versus two interceptions through two games with his new team, but Carr has led the Saints to a 2-0 start heading into a Week 3 trip to Green Bay.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Carr signed with the Saints during the offseason following nine seasons with the Raiders. Carr has had stretches of strong play, but what he hasn't had is much fantasy success. The 32-year-old has zero career top-10 fantasy seasons and he's finished 19th or worse in points per game in eight of his nine campaigns. Carr hasn't cleared 27 pass TDs in a season since 2016 and he's a nonfactor with his legs, having yet to clear 140 rushing yards in a single season. Carr's arrival in New Orleans is an upgrade for the team's pass-catchers, but that doesn't mean Carr will be fantasy-relevant. At best, he's a midrange QB2.