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Duron Carter

Wide Receiver  Saskatchewan Roughriders

Height:   6' 5''   Weight:   205

November 20, 2017    Duron Carter News

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Carter posted six receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-21 Eastern Final loss to the Argonauts.

Carter served as the Roughriders' top receiver on an afternoon when the offense struggled to get into a rhythm. He scored the team's only touchdown as well, hauling in an 11-yard scoring throw from Brandon Bridge early in the fourth quarter to kick-start a comeback from an 18-3 deficit. Carter also pulled some double duty late in the game, switching over to cornerback due to an injury to Jovon Johnson. Carter enjoyed a successful first season in Saskatchewan overall, setting career highs in receiving yards (1,043) and touchdown receptions (8), while also putting in some effective work as a punt returner (7.5 yards per runback on 15 returns) and even cornerback in the latter half of the season. He'll look to play an even bigger role in 2018, possibly as a near full-time two-way threat.

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November 12, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Carter managed five receptions for 51 yards in Sunday's 31-20 Eastern Semi-Final win over the Redblacks.

Carter made a successful return to the offensive side of the ball after playing cornerback at the tail end of the regular season, leading the team in receptions on the afternoon in the process. The 26-year-old brings an abundance of receiving upside, having logged the second 1,000-yard effort of his career in 2017 while also posting a personal-best eight touchdowns. Therefore, he's likely to once again be deployed as a wideout for a potential shootout in next Sunday's Eastern Final against the Argonauts.

November 9, 2017

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Carter will start at wide receiver for the team's playoff game against Ottawa on Sunday, The Green Zone on 980 CJME reports.

Carter remains in his regular role on offense instead of lining up on the other side of the ball heading into the Eastern Semi-Final versus the Redblacks. Unless anything changes over the next few days, expect him, and Rob Bagg, to start at wide receiver for the Roughriders on Sunday.

November 3, 2017

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Carter is not listed on the defensive side of the depth chart for Saturday's game against the Eskimos.

Carter caught just one pass over the last two games while mostly playing cornerback, but it appears he will move back to his regular role on the offensive side of the ball for the Roughriders' regular season finale, as three other cornerbacks are listed on this week's depth chart. Carter's role for Week 20 still remains undefined, however.

October 24, 2017

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Head coach Chris Jones said Carter will play both offense and defense in this week's matchup with the Alouettes, Taylor Shire of Global Regina reports.

Though Jones said Carter would see action on both sides of the ball last week, Carter played exclusively defense; and he passed the test, recording two tackles and returning an interception for a touchdown. With that in mind, it remains to be seen if Carter will indeed play both ways this week, or if he will again be restricted to defense. That puts fantasy players in a tough spot, as Carter is one of the league's top receiving threats -- when seeing action on that side of the ball.

October 18, 2017

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Carter is expected to see action at defensive back this week while also playing wide receiver as he regularly does, Arielle Zerr of 980 CJME reports.

Carter's "reward" for his most productive game of the season is the opportunity to play on both sides of the ball in Week 18. It's not clear if his defensive snaps will cost him any plays on offense, but unless he is prepared to play the entire game, he will likely see some rest at some point.

October 14, 2017

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Carter caught 11 passes for 231 yards in Friday's 33-32 loss to the Redblacks.

He accounted for almost 60 percent of Kevin Glenn's passing yards in what was a career-best performance, but Carter's big night couldn't get the Roughriders a win. The former Alouette has now set a new career high with 1,037 receiving yards on the season, and is just three catches shy of his previous best of 75 with three games left on Saskatchewan's schedule.

September 29, 2017

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Carter (ankle) posted five receptions for 89 yards in Friday's 18-17 win over the Redblacks.

Carter and the rest of the Roughriders offense were out of synch for the first three quarters, but the 26-year-old wideout helped spearhead a fourth-quarter comeback. He hauled in key completions of 21 and 43 yards on a drive that eventually culminated in a Kienan LaFrance touchdown run, using his size to leap up for the ball in both instances. With Naaman Roosevelt (upper body) on the six-game injured list, Carter was due for a boost in volume, and that led to his best single-game reception total since Week 11. He'll look to take on an even bigger role as the clear-cut No. 1 receiver when Saskatchewan tangles with the Argonauts in Week 16.

September 22, 2017

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Carter (ankle), despite being limited during Friday's practice, is fully expected to play during Sunday's game against the Stampeders, Jamie Nye of News Talk 980 CJME reports.

The Roughriders will certainly be happy to have Carter, the team's No.1 receiver, for Saturday's contest. This season, he's tallied 642 yards and eight touchdowns on 50 receptions over 11 games.

September 20, 2017

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Carter injured his ankle in last week's victory over the Tiger-Cats, but he was able to take part in Wednesday's practice, Taylor Shire of Global Regina reports.

Carter's ankle injury limited him to just one catch for five yards in Week 13, but it appears the setback will not prevent him from playing this week. His availability for Sunday's matchup with the Stampeders will ultimately be determined later this week.

September 10, 2017

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Carter caught two passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 48-28 loss to the Blue Bombers.

He hauled in an 88-yard bomb in the first quarter to open the scoring for the Riders, but failed to make an impact after that. The former Alouette has now set a new career high with eight TDs on the season and has found the end zone in six straight games, but with Kevin Glenn leaving Saturday's game due to a hand injury, Carter's streak of productivity could be in jeopardy if the veteran QB is forced to miss any additional time.

September 3, 2017

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Carter totaled 10 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Bombers.

Carter eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time since Week 6 and for only the second time on the season. The 26-year-old has now gotten into the end zone in five straight contests and continues to serve as one of the higher-upside DFS options each week. He'll try to extend his scoring streak to six games when the Riders face the Bombers in a Week 12 roach rematch.

August 25, 2017

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Carter notched two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown, totaled four yards on his one punt return and added a 113-yard return for a two-point conversion off a blocked extra-point attempt in Friday's 54-31 win over the Eskimos.

Carter infused a little excitement into the second quarter with his spectacular return off the blocked kick. The dynamic wideout also added a receiving score, giving him five touchdowns through the air over the last four games. Carter's explosive play-making ability makes him a viable GPP option each week, especially in an offense as willing to put up the ball as Saskatchewan's is. The 25-year-old will look to put together a successful encore against a vulnerable Bombers secondary in Week 11.

August 13, 2017

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Carter logged five receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-8 win over the Lions.

Carter came down with QB Kevin Glenn's third and final touchdown of the night on a tough seven-yard catch with 3:13 remaining in the third quarter. The mercurial 25-year-old now has four touchdowns over his last three games, a total he's complemented with 19 receptions for 259 yards in that span. Carter has a certain degree of competition for targets in a talented Riders receiving corps that includes Naaman Roosevelt and Caleb Holley, but he's quickly proving that he can be one of the most effective red-zone threats in the league. He'll look to play a prominent role again in Week 10 against the Eskimos following the Week 9 bye.

August 5, 2017

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Carter totaled five receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 30-15 loss to the Lions. He also gained five yards on his sole rush and returned a missed field goal for 13 yards.

Carter was able to bring in a 46-yard throw from Brandon Bridge with 3:15 left in the game, ensuring the Riders wouldn't suffer the indignity of a shutout. The 26-year-old wideout has now found the end zone a total of three times over the last two weeks, while also posting 14 receptions for 214 yards during that stretch. With four solid-to-excellent efforts in the last five weeks, Carter appears to be hitting his stride in the Riders' air attack. He'll look to keep it going in the Week 8 rematch against the Lions.

July 29, 2017

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Carter totaled 131 yards and scored two touchdowns on nine receptions in Saturday's 38-27 win over the Argos. He also added 35 yards on two punt returns.

His occasional antics aside, Carter's talent is undeniable, and performances like Saturday's encapsulate the significant upside he offers. His late second-quarter scoring grab was one for the ages, with Carter fighting off a defensive back while reaching out and up with his right hand and managing to bring the ball in for the touchdown. He wowed the crowd once again early in the third with another improbable juggling grab on the left sideline for 19 yards, and later provided a key 29-yard punt return in the fourth quarter to set the Riders up for what would eventually be a 44-yard Tyler Crapigna field goal. The reception, yardage and touchdown totals were all season highs for the mercurial Ohio State product, as was his 14.6 yards per reception. Week-to-week consistency has often eluded Carter in the past, however, so it remains to be seen if he'll be able to turn in a comparable effort against the Lions in Week 7.

July 26, 2017

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Carter was fined for a pre-game altercation in a previous game, Taylor Shire of Regina Global reports.

It appears Carter won't face further suspension other than a simple fine, so he should be available to use in Saturday's game. Carter has totaled 12 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown in the 2017 season.

July 22, 2017

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Carter totaled 12 yards on two receptions and added 24 yards on four punt returns in Saturday's 27-10 loss to the Stampeders.

Carter had been coming on in the Riders' last two games before the Week 4 bye, totaling 12 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown in those contests. However, he fell into the general malaise that the Riders offense found itself mired in Saturday, equaling his lowest single-game reception and yardage totals on the season. Carter's special teams contributions allow him to supplement his fantasy production, but he's yet to prove he can be a consistent receiving force for extended stretches. He'll look to bounce back against the Argos in a Week 6 showdown.

July 8, 2017

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Carter totaled 63 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions in Saturday's 37-20 win over the Tigercats. He also misfired on one pass attempt.

The talented 26-year-old seems to be progressively getting comfortable in the Riders' system each passing week, with Saturday's effort marking the second straight week that Carter has upped his reception total. A third-quarter eight-yard scoring grab also marked Carter's first touchdown in a Saskatchewan uniform, and his first time crossing the goal line since back in Week 9 of last season. With Caleb Holley out at least another five weeks with his shoulder injury, Carter should have plenty of opportunity to solidify his spot in the receiver pecking order and continue developing rapport with quarterback Kevin Glenn. He'll look to take another step forward against the Stampeders in Week 5.

July 1, 2017

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Carter totaled 69 yards on five receptions and lost three yards on his sole rush in Saturday's 43-40 overtime loss to the Blue Bombers.

The talented but mercurial wideout turned in a solid performance on a night where Kevin Glenn found eight different receivers overall. Carter's effort was a marked improvement from the one he generated in the opener against his former Als teammates, which consisted of a scant two receptions for 12 yards. Given his talent, the 26-year-old's role in the offense figures to grow as the season unfolds and he develops additional rapport with his new quarterback. He'll look to improve once again when the Riders face the Ti-Cats in Week 3.

June 21, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Carter will start at wide receiver Thursday in his Roughriders debut.

Carter joined the Roughriders during the offseason after spending nearly three years with the Alouettes, and he figures to be the top option on the boundary for his new squad. Carter figures to have some extra motivation Thursday with Saskatchewan taking on the Montreal squad that cut the talented but eccentric receiver before last season came to a close.

January 26, 2017

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Carter signed a contract with the Roughriders on Thursday.

Carter was released by the Alouettes in October despite being the team's leading receiver. He had 938 yards and five touchdowns on 61 receptions in 2016 and figures to slot in as one of the top receiving options with Saskatchewan. At just 25 years old, Carter could be a quality player for the Roughriders for years to come.

October 17, 2016

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Carter was released by the Alouettes on Monday.

The exact reason for Carter's release was not disclosed, but he was Montreal's leading receiver, so it was likely not for performance reasons. Carter is free to sign with any team, but he will not be allowed to play again this season thanks to a CFL rule that prohibits signees from this point forward from playing in 2016. Carter will finish this season with 61 receptions for 938 yards and five touchdowns over 14 games.

October 10, 2016

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Carter managed 61 yards on three catches in Monday's 40-20 loss to the Eskimos.

The mercurial wideout couldn't get much going through the air on an afternoon in which the Als passing game never got into a rhythm overall. After posting four 100-yards outings over his first eight games, Carter has now failed to reach the mark in each of the last five weeks and hasn't scored from scrimmage since visiting the end zone twice against the Redblacks back in Week 9. While his struggles are largely a result of the mediocre quarterback play, Carter has also failed to live up to his enormous potential at times this season. Nevertheless, he remains a vital part of a Montreal passing attack that will try to get back on track against the Stamps in Week 17.

September 17, 2016

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Carter had a quiet night on offense in Friday's loss to the Tiger-Cats, catching four passes for 39 yards, but he scored the Alouettes' only touchdown by recovering his own blocked punt and returning it 46 yards for a touchdown.

It was a tremendous play by Carter, who was pushed wide of the punter but was still able to stretch out one arm and deflect the kick, then recover in time to scoop up the loose ball and fight his way into the end zone. It's been a turbulent season for Carter, but as long as he continues to show this kind of effort on the field, the Alouettes will put up with the occasional headache.

September 10, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Carter caught five passes for 76 yards in Friday's loss to the Lions.

After missing last week's game due to suspension, Carter wasted no time in getting back to his productive ways. The switch at QB to Rakeem Cato didn't seem to affect Carter's role in the offense and he could be in line for a bigger performance next Friday in Hamilton if the game turns into a shootout.

September 7, 2016

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Carter was forced to sit out last week's game while serving his suspension, but he will be back on the roster, and almost certainly back in his starting spot, for Friday's game against the Alouettes.

August 30, 2016

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Carter (suspension) missed Tuesday's practice, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Carter's one-game suspension for knocking over the opposing coach in Week 2 was upheld on Monday, however he may be sitting out of practice in order to recover from an illness that was affecting him last week. Regardless of how much rest he needs, Carter won't be able to return until the Alouettes' game on September 9 against the Lions.

August 29, 2016

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Carter's one-game suspension was upheld by an independent arbitrator and he will miss Thursday's game against Ottawa.

Carter appealed a one-game suspension for his actions in Week 2 when he knocked over the opposing coach and bumped into several opposing players on the bench during a touchdown celebration. It may not be a bad week for him to sit out as he's missed practice this week due to an illness.

August 25, 2016

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Carter (illness) is listed as a starting wide receiver on the depth chart for Friday's game against the Blue Bombers.

Carter missed a day of practice earlier this week with an illness, and is still awaiting a ruling on whether or not he will be forced to serve a one-game suspension, but all signs point to him playing Friday. Expect that to be the case unless otherwise reported.

August 24, 2016

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Carter sat out Wednesday's practice due to an illness, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Carter will have a couple days to rest and recover prior to the Alouettes' next game Friday, so it seems unlikely the illness will prevent him from playing. However, Carter could still sit out Friday with the appeal of his one-game suspension still pending.

August 22, 2016

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An arbitrator has not yet decided whether or not Carter will serve a one-game suspension this week, TSN's Gary Lawless reports.

Carter's appeal of the one-game suspension he was handed for his actions in Week 2 was heard last week, but the arbitrator on the case has not yet announced whether or not Carter will actually be forced to sit out a game. Carter's Week 10 status will be uncertain until the ruling is revealed, or if it is determined that the appeal will remain pending for another week.

August 19, 2016

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Carter totaled 126 yards and two touchdowns on five catches in Friday's 43-19 victory over the Redblacks. He also lost five yards on his sole rush.

The standout receiver provided a stellar performance in a game that he was in danger of missing due to his early-season suspension. After an arbitrator heard Carter's appeal Wednesday, it cleared the way for him to start Friday's contest, and he made the most of the opportunity. The 25-year-old turned in a spectacular 67-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the third period that withstood a Redblacks challenge for offensive pass interference and added a highlight-reel grab against single coverage late in the fourth period for a second score. Carter now has four 100-yard receiving games in his last five contests and Friday's effort represented his first multi-touchdown outing of the season.

August 17, 2016

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Carter will be able to play Friday at Ottawa after an arbitrator heard his appeal of a one-game suspension, TSN reports. The arbitrator will announce his decision at a later date.

It appears he will be not be forced to sit out immediately even if the arbitrator ultimately upholds his punishment for his actions in Week 2.

August 15, 2016

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Carter's appeal of the one-game suspension he was handed earlier this season will be heard Wednesday, TSN's Gary Lawless reports.

Carter's status for this week's game will not be known until after his appeal is heard, but the Alouettes are preparing as if Carter will play, so it appears he may not be forced to sit out immediately even if the league upholds his punishment for his actions in Week 2.

August 12, 2016

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Carter totaled 28 yards on three receptions in Thursday's 23-12 loss to the Eskimos.

The standout receiver was frustrated throughout the night, hauling in only 30 percent of the team-high 10 targets he received. Carter was primarily blanketed by veteran corner Patrick Watkins the majority of the game, leading to a season low in yardage and equaling his lowest reception total in a game this season as well. The 25-year-old was also the intended receiver on a game-clinching interception by Eskimos linebacker Deon Lacey. Carter and quarterback Kevin Glenn will try to re-establish their normally formidable connection in what could be a shootout with the Redblacks in Week 9.

August 5, 2016

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Carter caught seven passes for 115 yards, both team highs, in Thursday's loss to the Lions.

He's caught fire since QB Kevin Glenn returned to the lineup, averaging seven catches for 118 yards over the last three games while getting into the end zone twice. Expect Carter to continue thriving as Montreal's top receiving option going forward.

July 30, 2016

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Carter caught eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 41-3 rout of the Roughriders.

He nearly wound up with a very pedestrian line given the final score, but a 16-yard TD strike from backup QB Rakeem Cato in fourth-quarter garbage time put Carter's numbers over the top. The third-year CFL star now has 28 catches for 421 yards and three touchdowns in five games on the season.

July 26, 2016

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Carter caught six passes for 124 yards and a touchdown in Monday's loss to the Argos.

Not surprisingly, Carter's production rebounded Monday with Kevin Glenn (eye) back in the lineup for the Alouettes. He now has 20 catches for 306 yards and two TDs in four games this season and Carter should remain Montreal's top receiving option going forward.

July 16, 2016

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Carter caught three passes for 50 yards in Friday's loss to the Tiger-Cats.

With Kenny Stafford (toe) and S.J. Green (knee) both on the shelf the path is cleared for Carter to assume a big role in the Alouettes' passing attack, but he didn't get much help from backup QBs Rakeem Cato and Vernon Adams Jr. on Friday. Kevin Glenn (eye) should be back under center for their next game July 25 in Toronto though, so don't be surprised if Carter comes through with much bigger numbers.

July 15, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Carter's appeal of his one-game suspension will not be heard until August 17, and he will be eligible to play until the CFL ultimately decides whether or not he will serve his suspension.

Carter's appeal will not be heard by the league until between Week 8 and Week 9, so he will be in the clear this week and for the Alouettes' next four games. However, he could still be forced to sit out a game in August or after as punishment for his actions in Week 2.

July 14, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Carter (head/suspension) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Tiger-Cats.

Carter dealt with headaches earlier this week and is facing a one-game suspension for a Week 2 incident, but he was able to practice the last couple days and is eligible to play while appealing his suspension, so he will be able to take the field this week. Carter has tallied one touchdown, 11 receptions, 132 receiving yards, and 47 rushing yards through two games this season.

July 13, 2016

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Carter is practicing with the starters for the second day in a row, RDS.ca's Didier Ormejuste reports.

Carter knocked over the Redblacks' head coach, Rick Campbell, after scoring a touchdown, which was enough for the CFL to hand the wide receiver a one-game suspension. He may have a chance to play on Friday if his appeal isn't heard until after the game.

July 12, 2016

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Carter, who has been dealing with headaches of late, was seen practicing in a helmet Tuesday, Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Carter was spotted without a helmet at Monday's practice, but it appears his condition has improved. Carter is appealing the one-game suspension he was handed for his actions during a game a couple weeks ago, so even if he is healthy enough to take the field this week, he could still be forced to sit out. Carter's Week 4 status will ultimately not be determined until later this week.

July 7, 2016

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Carter has filed an appeal of his one-game suspension and could play Week 4 if the appeal is not heard until after, Gary Lawless of TSN reports.

After scoring a touchdown in last week's game against Ottawa, Carter knocked over the Redblacks' head coach, Rick Campbell, which was enough for the CFL to hand the wide receiver a one-game suspension. However, Carter could be eligible to play in Week 4 if the appeal is not heard before the Alouettes' game next Friday.

July 4, 2016

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Carter was suspended one game for an incident that occurred during Thursday's matchup with Ottawa, Gary Lawless of TSN Winnipeg reports.

Carter caught a touchdown pass during Thursday's outing and then went on to knock over the opposing coach, as well as bump into several Redblacks players on their bench during his ensuing celebration. The league has decided Carter will serve a one-game suspension for his actions, meaning he's set to miss the Alouettes' next game in Week 4 against the Tiger-Cats.

June 30, 2016

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Carter was ejected from Thursday's game against Ottawa.

Carter caught a touchdown through tight coverage during the third quarter of Thursday's game and then proceeded toward the Redblacks' bench, knocking over a coach and bumping into opposing players. It's unclear at this point if he'll face any further punishment from the league after the game.

June 25, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Carter caught eight passes for 96 yards (both team highs) while also running the ball three times for 47 yards in Friday's win over the Blue Bombers.

He didn't get into the end zone but otherwise it was a successful return to Montreal for Carter, who was the team's leading receiver in 2013-2014. Expect him to post big numbers once again in what should be an improved Alouettes passing attack this season.

June 18, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Carter caught just one pass in Friday's preseason win over the Argos, but it went for 78 yards and a touchdown.

After failing to catch on in the NFL last year, Carter returns to Montreal to try and inject some life into what was one of the CFL's worst passing offenses in 2015. He hauled in 124 passes for 1939 yards and 12 TDs the previous two seasons with the Alouettes, and figures to once again be among the team's receiving leaders with veteran Kevin Glenn delivering the ball to him.