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Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
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The Raiders offense has been inconsistent this season, and that goes for Derek Carr as well. He has been under ten FanDuel points in three games this season, which certainly makes me feel uncomfortable. However, I look at the price and matchup and I feel a bit easier sliding him into my lineups this week. While he isn't a huge steal, the lower end quarterbacks don't appeal to me this week. Carr has thrown for 730 yards over the last three weeks, and gets a Miami team that struggles against the pass. With a lack of a run game in Oakland, Carr should be airing it out 35+ times this week. Miami has been middle of the road in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks this season, but rank 28th in DVOA against the pass. Their secondary ranks bottom ten in DVOA against WRs this season, while Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper are solid stacking options that won't cost you an arm and a leg. You should garnish lower ownership on Oakland as well, given they are on a the road and Miami isn't an eye popping matchup when it comes to fantasy points allowed.