1How much can Davante Adams elevate Carr?
What an offseason for Derek Carr, landing his former college teammate and all-world receiver Davante Adams. All eyes will be on whether Adams can replicate his dominance in Las Vegas. The answer to that question will impact whether Carr has near-elite potential.
2The law of averages favors more TDs
Tangentially, the Raiders threw the seventh-most passes last year, but it equated to only 23 touchdown passes. Assuming Carr continues to throw at a fairly high rate, that TD total should increase at least moderately.
3Backfield targets propped up Carr in 2020
The backfield could go in a number of directions, each influencing Carr’s fantasy production in different ways. The Raiders were No. 2 in the NFL in RB targets last season. Rookie Zamir White is more of a ball carrier than a pass catcher. What will be his usage share compared to Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake?
4The Darren Waller factor
Is Darren Waller still an elite TE asset for Carr?
5Is a completion percentage dip coming?
Hunter Renfrow elevated Carr last year, catching nearly everything thrown his way (his 80.5% catch rate is one of the highest ever for a WR). Assuming his 21% target share will dip meaningfully in 2022, could we see a resulting dip in Carr’s completion percentage?