Derek Carr, Mychal Rivera, Latavius Murray’s Post-Week 14 Fantasy Reaction

The Oakland Raiders shocked the nation Sunday, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 24-13 and earning their second victory of the season. Oakland's offense was firing on all cylinders in Week 14, and fantasy owners of quarterback Derek Carr, tight end Mychal Rivera and running back Latavius Murray reaped the benefits.

Here's a look at how all three players fared:

Derek Carr certainly looked like the quarterback of the future for Oakland in Week 14. He spread the ball around with a great deal of efficiency, hitting seven different targets against the 49ers and earning a career-high 140.2 passer rating. Carr had a day, indeed, via NFL:

Although, while Carr may be hitting his stride, tough upcoming matchups against the defenses of the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills don't warrant his consideration as a fantasy starter just yet.

The player who most benefited from Carr's spectacular play Sunday was tight end Mychal Rivera. He came away with seven receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown against San Francisco and has now been targeted at least seven times in five of Oakland's last seven games. While Rivera has obvious rapport with Carr, he's a risky fantasy play due to his inconsistent output. Consider him at matchup-based TE2.

Fantasy owners who claimed running back Latavius Murray off the waiver wire are about to be rewarded. The ball-carrier received 23 carries on Sunday while Darren McFadden only came away with four.

Oakland appears ready to ride Murray for the remainder of the season, and he'll produce better performances against weaker run defenses. Week 15 against Kansas City is a great start. Consider him a nice option as a RB2 going forward.

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