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Baker Mayfield or Sam Darnold

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Experts' Pick
 
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
 
 
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Recommended by
11 of 160 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 28# 35-
Best Rank# 19# 31-
Worst Rank# 36# 57-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total193.8170.5-
Avg Game13.814.2-
Avg Projection220.735.8-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2323-
    
Misc 
    
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Herms H.
The Lateral The Lateral
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Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
Dynasty Vipers Dynasty Vipers
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Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
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Nick Bretwisch N. Bretwisch
Win Daily Sports Win Daily Sports
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Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
4 h
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Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
6 h
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Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
6 h
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Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
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Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
7 h
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Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
8 h
#26#36-
    
Derek Brown D. Brown
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#21#40-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
14 h
#36#32-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
15 h
#30#31-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
16 h
#29-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
18 h
#25-
    
Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
19 h
#24#35-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
20 h
#21#34-
    
Nick Spencer N. Spencer
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
20 h
#26#39-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
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Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
22 h
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David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
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Taylor Bicht T. Bicht
Sports Injury Central Sports Injury Central
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Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
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Jon Jeune J. Jeune
Fantasy Football Diagnostics Fantasy Football D...
1 d
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Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
1 d
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Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
1 d
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Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
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Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
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Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
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Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Joe Metz J. Metz
4for4.com 4for4.com
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Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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#29#38-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
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Scott Smith S. Smith
RotoViz RotoViz
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Jeremy Popielarz J. Popielarz
FTN FTN
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Schuyler Malak S. Malak
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 d
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Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
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Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
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Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 d
#25#35-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
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Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
2 d
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Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
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Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
2 d
#24#37-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
2 d
#27#37-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
2 d
#26#38-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Front Yard Fantasy Front Yard Fantasy
2 d
#24#36-
    
Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 d
#25#36-
    
Tom Strachan T. Strachan
NFL Best Ball NFL Best Ball
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#24#34-
    
Austin Amandolia A. Amandolia
Club Fantasy FFL Club Fantasy FFL
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Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Site Rankings S. Rankings
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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#30#37-
    
Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
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Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
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Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
3 d
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David Heilman D. Heilman
Sports Gambling Podcast Sports Gambling Po...
4 d
#27#38-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
4 d
#27#39-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
4 d
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Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
4 d
#32#35-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
4 d
#29#35-
    
Kyle Krajewski K. Krajewski
First Seed Sports First Seed Sports
4 d
#25-
    
Corey Buschlen C. Buschlen
The Fantasy Stock Exchange The Fantasy Stock ...
4 d
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
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Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
5 d
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Joe Serpico J. Serpico
Pressbox Pressbox
5 d
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Darrell Winstead D. Winstead
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
5 d
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Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football Clock Management F...
5 d
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Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
5 d
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John Paulsen J. Paulsen
4for4.com 4for4.com
5 d
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Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
5 d
#29#38-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
5 d
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Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
5 d
#33#30-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
5 d
#26#38-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 d
#27#38-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
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Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
6 d
#28#35-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
6 d
#30#38-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
6 d
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Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
6 d
#27#36-
    
Kevin English K. English
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
6 d
#29-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
6 d
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Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
6 d
#29#35-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
6 d
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Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
6 d
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Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
6 d
#27#42-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
6 d
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Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
6 d
#31#36-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
7 d
#24-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
7 d
#25#38-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
7 d
#26#37-
    
Bo McBrayer B. McBrayer
Going For 2 Going For 2
1 w
#26#32-
    
Lee Wehry L. Wehry
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 w
#31#34-
    
Frank Ammirante F. Ammirante
The Game Day The Game Day
1 w
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John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
1 w
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Kyle Senra K. Senra
Going For 2 Going For 2
1 w
#30#34-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
1 w
#26#37-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
1 w
#28#35-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 w
#29#34-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
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Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
2 w
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Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
2 w
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Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
2 w
#27#34-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
2 w
#28#35-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#30#38-
    
Mark Ross M. Ross
Athlon Sports Athlon Sports
2 w
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Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
2 w
#31#34-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
2 w
#28#37-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#29#36-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
2 w
#32-
    
Nathan Groot Nibbelink N. Groot Ni...
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 w
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Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
3 w
#33#46-
    
Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
3 w
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Rudy Gamble R. Gamble
Razzball Razzball
3 w
#30#33-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
3 w
#28#38-
    
Michael Fabiano M. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
3 w
#23#39-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
3 w
#31#35-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
3 w
#22-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
3 w
#28#35-
    
Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
3 w
#24#35-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
3 w
#38#32-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 w
#23#35-
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 w
#22#32-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
LizLoza_FF LizLoza_FF
3 w
#27#38-
    
Corbin Young C. Young
FantasyData FantasyData
3 w
#29#35-
    
Josh Hall J. Hall
IDP Army IDP Army
3 w
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
QB List QB List
3 w
#27#34-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
CK Sports CK Sports
3 w
#26-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 w
#32#33-
    
Adam Stark A. Stark
Everyday Fantasy Football Everyday Fantasy F...
3 w
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Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
4 w
#29#35-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
4 w
#29#35-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
4 w
#27#38-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
07/08
#24#49-
    
Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
07/07
#33#31-
    
Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
07/07
#27#35-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
07/02
#38#32-
    
Ben Rolfe B. Rolfe
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
07/01
#37#30-
    
Bradlee Kilgore B. Kilgore
Fantrax Fantrax
06/30
#20#33-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
06/28
#25#32-
    
Jeff Torrey J. Torrey
FF Prophet FF Prophet
06/07
#33#35-
    
Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
06/27
#23#30-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
06/25
#25#32-
    
Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
06/22
#33#35-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
06/20
#32#35-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
06/18
#35#34-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
06/17
#29#41-
    
Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
06/16
#31#38-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
06/08
#33#39-
    
David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
07/05
#35#32-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
05/28
#33#35-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
#33#35-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
06/02
#35#28-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
01/04
#24-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE vs. CLE
Week 2 at NYG at NYG
Week 3 vs. NO vs. NO
Week 4 vs. ARI vs. ARI
Week 5 vs. SF vs. SF
Week 6 at LAR at LAR
Week 7 vs. TB vs. TB
Week 8 at ATL at ATL
Week 9 at CIN at CIN
Week 10 vs. ATL vs. ATL
Week 11 at BAL at BAL
Week 12 vs. DEN vs. DEN
Week 13BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 14 at SEA at SEA
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. DET vs. DET
Week 17 at TB at TB
Week 18 at NO at NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Passing
   
Pass Att510.968.4
Pass Cmp320.341.4
Pass Yards3,425.3536.8
Pass TDs19.43.1
Ints12.92.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts42.53.9
Rush Yards155.927.0
Rush TDs1.40.4
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.40.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points220.735.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2021 Points 
Week 113.619.1
Week 218.519.9
Week 316.925.3
Week 49.333.5
Week 523.09.1
Week 613.216.1
Week 73.5
Week 89.511.8
Week 916.74.8
Week 105.9
Week 119.9
Week 1212.3
Week 13
Week 1416.0
Week 15
Week 1614.08.7
Week 1715.03.0
Week 1815.7
Total193.8170.5
Average13.814.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Expert 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
Last season before Baker Mayfield reinjured the partially torn labrum in his left shoulder (Weeks 1-5), he was on his way to a solid if not underrated season in Cleveland. While he was on QB23 in fantasy points per game, his efficiency metrics painted a rosier picture. He was 14th in big-time throw rate, seventh in yards per attempt, and held the eighth-lowest turnover-worthy play rate (minimum 20 dropbacks, per PFF). While Carolina looks like a lousy landing spot, Mayfield will be flanked by Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore, which isn't a bad start for any quarterback. If Ben McAdoo can recreate his former magic as an offensive coordinator, Mayfield could be an easy QB2 target with some upside. Before taking the head coaching reins in New York, he led an offense that was top 13 in yards and total points in back-to-back seasons. 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Mayfield played through a host of injuries last year, including a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder and a fractured humerus bone, but his performance was too bleak to be written off due to poor health. Mayfield threw 17 TD passes and 13 INTs in 14 games and somehow had a 9.3% sack rate despite playing with what's regarded as one of the better offensive lines in the league in Cleveland. It's too early to write off Mayfield entirely as he gets a fresh start with the Carolina Panthers, but at best he's a game manager with limited fantasy value.Got off to a fast start in 2021, with five TD passes, five TD runs and three 300-yard games in his first four starts. Then the roof caved in, with Darnold throwing four TD passes and 10 INTs in his other seven starts. So much for the idea that Adam Gase was entirely to blame for Darnold's non-development. He's entering his age-25 season, so there's a flicker of hope left, but the Panthers' acquisition of Baker Mayfield suggests that they've given up hope of turning around Darnold's career.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
7/7: Goes to CAR, where the weapons are actually very legit. But is he? 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
Now in Carolina and probably can't wait to face the Browns in Week 1.