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In my weekly column, we take a long look at impact fantasy football rookies.  I compare their performance to date against my original expectations of them.  Let’s continue this 2014 version of the series by looking at one of the best quarterbacksderekcarr in the 2014 NFL Draft, Derek Carr.  I will look at some of his college production against his performance versus Kansas City to dissect his dynasty value.

These are my thoughts after watching him in college:  The young leader makes quick decisions with a strong-am but looked even better with the efforts of his impressive receiver, Davante Adams.  Carr has good ball placement, is mobile in the pocket avoiding pressure, and takes what the defense gives him by reading their coverage well.  Carr has good footwork, steps up on his passes to see the entire field well. He tends to go to the open receiver running underneath instead of pressing the ball down the field.   The signal caller has the necessary arm strength to make all the throws and plays like a leader out there.  Read More »

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Some people never change, especially not Al Davis, who will prove that to you with his choice in Raiders jogging suits.  Davis needs his “speed freaks” which is apparent in his choices of wide receivers over the years: Willie Gault, Jerry Porter, and Darrius Heyward Bey.  True to form, Davis drafted Denarius Moore; however, unlike years past, he waited to get Moore in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft.  The Raiders have no strong armed quarterback to get him the ball, instead Jason Campbell is there.  Campbell doesn’t have Kenny Stabler’s arm, nor does he have Rich Gannon’s, or even JaMarcus Russel’s arm.  Another point of concern is two of the team’s best blockers in OG Robert Gallery and TE Zach Miller left with former head coach Tom Cable to go to Seattle.

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