Derek Carr out two weeks with “significant” Groin Injury
The Raiders’ playoff hopes may have come to a screeching halt. Not only did they lose a must-win game against the Chargers to fall to 7-7 on Thursday night, but it looks like quarterback Derek Carr could miss the rest of the regular season. Carr left the game on the Raiders’ second drive of the night against LA with a groin injury. Ian Rapoport reported the damage as “significant” with a 10-14 day recovery timeline. Carr was in the midst of one of his best seasons, holding a career-high 102 QB rating.
All signs point to the Raiders quarterback missing Las Vegas’ Week 16 matchup with the Dolphins. If that indeed is the case, Marcus Mariota, who came on in relief Thursday night, would get the start. Mariota played decently against the Chargers, going 17 of 28 for 226 yards with a touchdown and a pick. It was the first game action the former Titan got all season, with Carr starting all 14 games.
Mariota will be in tough against an elite Dolphins defense second in league with 16 interceptions and top-ten in sacks with 34. Miami is also a top-ten team in points against giving up just over 21 per game.
Mariota is sitting on 99% of fantasy leagues waiver wires for a reason and is not the quarterback you want in your pool’s championship game.