Derek Carr, Latavius Murray, Amari Cooper Post-Week 10 Fantasy Advice

Mike Norris@@MikeNorrisBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 16, 2015

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders looks downfield  against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarterat O.co Coliseum on November 15, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Oakland Raiders lost at home, 30-14, to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10, and fantasy owners with Raiders on their rosters took a hit.

Derek Carr has been a solid fantasy play this year, but two interceptions soured what could have been a strong Sunday for the 24-year-old quarterback:

Week 10: David Carr Stats

He has thrown 10 touchdown passes over the past three games and surpassed the 300-yard mark in each contest. Carr is worth a roster spot as a backup at worst, and consider him and his 21 touchdowns worth a start against lower-end defenses.

A matchup against the Detroit Lions in Week 11 is a good one, but after that, proceed with caution for two weeks.

The Tennessee Titans allow the third-fewest passing yards per game, and the improving Kansas City Chiefs held the Denver Broncos to 152 passing yards with five interceptions in Week 10.

Week 10: Latavius Murray Stats

Although he struggled against a middle-of-the-pack Vikings run defense in Week 10, Latavius Murray should still be considered a low-end RB1.

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His 630 rushing yards trailed only Chris Ivory in the AFC heading into Week 10, and Murray's 26 receptions add another dimension to his game.

A good matchup awaits Murray in Week 11 against the 30th-ranked Lions run defense. The Chiefs will be a challenge in Week 13, but the 17th-ranked Titans run defense won't pose much of a threat in Week 12.

In other words, feel good about plugging Murray into one of your running back slots and chalk this up to a bad matchup for the Raiders.

Week 10: Amari Cooper Stats

Rookie Amari Cooper has already established himself as a good NFL wide receiver, and despite not scoring in Week 10, he is a solid WR2 play nearly every week.

While he will face some tough matchups in two of the next three weeks, he has shredded defenses for three 100-yard performances this year. Carr has been airing it out, throwing it Cooper's way 31 times over the past three weeks.

Cooper is on pace for 89 receptions this year, and with Carr looking his way lately, he could come close to approaching 100.

Like Murray, feel good about plugging him into a starting spot on your roster, as the top-scoring team in the AFC West should return to form next week.


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