DeAndre Carter
DeAndre Carter
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Houston Texans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Carter served as the Texans' primary return man on both punts and kickoffs in 2019. He eventually passed Keke Coutee on the depth chart and was the beneficiary of offensive snaps, including in the wild-card round playoff win over Buffalo, as Will Fuller V dealt with a groin injury late in the season. Houston's wideout landscape shifted dramatically during the offseason, which pushed Carter farther down the depth chart. He and Keke Coutee are competing for the fifth spot, but Carter's return skills gives him a leg up. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $660,000 contract with the Texans in March of 2020.
Main kick returner in opener
WRHouston Texans
September 11, 2020
Carter returned three kickoffs for 66 yards and one punt for 19 yards in Thursday's 34-20 loss to the Chiefs in Week 1.
ANALYSIS
Carter served as the fifth wideout, a slot that came down to him or Keke Coutee, who was inactive. Carter also played 13 snaps on offense and caught one of two targets for eight yards, but he's not expected to move the needle on offense unless there's an injury.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do DeAndre Carter's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
8.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.23
 
% Team Air Yards
3.1%
 
% Team Targets
3.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
50.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Steelers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Sep 27th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
68.5
 
Cornerbacks
72.0
 
Safeties
66.5
 
Linebackers
63.5
 
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2020 DeAndre Carter Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Carter came over to the Texans midseason in 2018 after he was released by the Eagles. He stepped into a good situation as Houston's offense spent large swaths of time without Will Fuller or Keke Coutee, or both. Those two are expected to be the No. 2 and 3 wide receivers behind DeAndre Hopkins, so Carter will need to do more than lineup at wideout. Often, the Texans use depth wideouts as returners, and that's where Carter will have to make an impact. Fuller's injury history will keep the door open to Carter and deep threat Vyncint Smith.
The 5-foot-8, 190-pounder is viewed as something of an undersized slot guy, and while the odds of Carter making the Patriots' final roster don't look great, he could end up sticking if injuries pile up given how sharp he's looked at times, a trend that dates back to the spring. If Carter doesn't survive the team's final cuts, a spot on the practice squad could be in order (assuming he goes unclaimed by other teams).
An undrafted free agent out of FCS Sacramento State, Carter had a very productive career and tests well athletically, but he's only 5-10, 185 pounds, and he didn't face much of a challenge in college. He'll compete for a a slot role with the Ravens, but he's more likely to stick around as a return specialist and depth receiver.
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Expected to keep roster spot
WRHouston Texans
April 15, 2020
Carter is expected to retain his roster spot with the Texans in 2020, despite facing tough competition for offensive snaps, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
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Inks contract extension
WRHouston Texans
March 11, 2020
The Texans signed Carter to a one-year contract extension Wednesday.
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Loses fumble in playoff loss
WRHouston Texans
January 14, 2020
Carter caught his lone target for 17 yards and lost a fumble on a kickoff return in Sunday's 51-31 playoff loss to the Chiefs.
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Two targets in playoff win
WRHouston Texans
January 5, 2020
Carter caught one of two targets for five yards in the Texans' 22-19 overtime win over the Bills in their wild-card round playoff game Saturday.
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Leads team in receiving
WRHouston Texans
December 29, 2019
Carter hauled in six of seven targets for 65 yards in the team's Week 17 loss to the Titans.
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