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Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
 
 
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ECR# 25# 29-
Best Rank# 13# 13-
Worst Rank# 33# 37-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total145.0269.3-
Avg Game12.118.0-
Avg Projection249.3196.3-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank141-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYJ vs. MIA
Week 2 vs. NO at NYJ
Week 3 at HOU vs. NO
Week 4 at DAL vs. TB
Week 5 vs. PHI at HOU
Week 6 vs. MIN vs. DAL
Week 7 at NYG vs. NYJ
Week 8 at ATL at LAC
Week 9 vs. NE at CAR
Week 10 at ARI vs. CLE
Week 11 vs. WAS at ATL
Week 12 at MIA vs. TEN
Week 13BYE WEEK at BUF
Week 14 vs. ATLBYE WEEK
Week 15 at BUF at IND
Week 16 vs. TB vs. BUF
Week 17 at NO vs. JAC
Week 18 at TB at MIA
Player Projections Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Passing
   
Pass Att555.5320.2
Pass Cmp350.2210.8
Pass Yards3,924.62,329.3
Pass TDs22.013.5
Ints15.09.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts50.384.6
Rush Yards219.8368.8
Rush TDs3.35.9
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.92.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points249.3196.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
2020 Points 
Week 112.225.7
Week 211.935.6
Week 39.712.2
Week 423.6
Week 5
Week 619.5
Week 72.82.8
Week 87.418.4
Week 924.6
Week 1016.8
Week 1119.2
Week 126.86.0
Week 1321.023.6
Week 145.65.4
Week 1514.112.2
Week 1617.09.8
Week 1712.937.5
Week 18
Total145.0269.3
Average12.118.0
Notes for Player Combination
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Darnold certainly hasn't lived up to the hype he received coming into the NFL back in 2018, but we've come to give anyone who played under Adam Gase a free pass. Here in Carolina, Darnold has everything he needs to be successful and it now all comes down to whether or not he can take the necessary steps to be a capable NFL QB. It's important to stay measured with projections for Darnold - and subsequently the rest of the offense - but Darnold's one of the most intriguing QB2s you can add to your Superflex roster. He's worth taking a shot on late in your drafts to see if he can reach that potential we all thought was possible previously.One of my favorite streaming options at the QB position this year is Newton in New England. Did you know that before Newton contracted COVID-19 in Week 4 last year he was the QB7 in all of fantasy football? This was despite being put in a brand new system late in the off-season - which wasn't really a true off-season - and without any true receiving weapons. Jakobi Meyers was Newton's top receiving option in 2020 and that's not going to lead to productivity from any QB! It certainly was not pretty from Newton, but he still brought consistent fantasy viability with his rushing prowess. Newton saw 42 (!) Red Zone carries last year and scored 12 rushing touchdowns and this was all while battling the after effects of COVID. With a full off-season in this system, plus the revamped receiving corps around him, Newton's my favorite buy at the QB position based on his price tag. There's a possibility that he doesn't start the entire season, but when you're streaming the QB position, you don't need that guarantee. The upside is too much to pass up on with Newton and I'll be drafting him everywhere that I can this season.
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The curse of Adam Gase has been lifted. Now, Darnold gets a fresh start on a team that has enough weapons to succeed in the NFL. The talent is there, but can he overcome his mental hurdles and bounce back? If he does, he could be one of the surprise risers in fantasy football this season.After the throwing performance Cam put on last season, it's only a matter of time until Mac Jones gets his shot.
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
Sam Darnold's NFL failure can be attributed to Adam Gase. Not all of it, but enough of a chunk that I am buying into the Darnold reclamation project the Panthers have taken on in 2021. He goes from being bereft of weapons to having arguably the best RB in football in Christian McCaffrey and two talented receivers in DJ Moore and Robby Anderson (whom Darnold is familiar with from their Jet days). He will also benefit from OC Joe Brady, whom I thought was one of the top play-callers in the NFL last year, and stunned he didn't receive more attention as an HC candidate around the league. Three years ago, Darnold was an excellent QB prospect. At 23 years old, it's far too soon to throw him away. 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
The book is still out on Sam Darnold. The Jets didn't put anyone around him. The Panthers have some weapons, but their offensive line is terrible. Darnold throws off his back foot too much. He reminds me of Jay Cutler, only with a weaker arm. I'm not touching him. Avoid.Cam hurt his hand in OTA's. Hopefully he's okay. Even if he is 1st round pick, QB Mac Jones, is breathing down his neck. The book on Jones is he's not the most gifted QB athletically, but he's very smart and will pick up the offense much quicker than the average rookie QB. If Cam can hold him off, for awhile at least, he has some new weapons in Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Nelson Agholor, and Kendrick Bourne. And while they're talented, that's still a lot of moving pieces. I'd rather have more continuity.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 It seems we won't know who the Patriots starting quarterback will be until weeks before the start of the season, but the expectation should be that Newton starts Week 1. He wasn't good in 2020 - there's no denying that, though it certainly didn't help that his top receiver was out for most of the season, and they were weak behind him on the depth chart. The Patriots beefed up their wide receiver/tight end depth chart by signing quite a few players, including Jonnu Smith, Nelson Agholor, and Hunter Henry. Knowing that Newton still flashed 500-plus yard rushing upside, he can be considered a solid streamer as long as he has the job, but if he plays like he did last year, his starting job will be short lived.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
LOVE Joe Brady's offense and these weapons. If Darnold is any good, he's in a perfect spot to show it. Not convinced he is, but willing to take a stab to find out*UPDATE* Upside remains high & was endorsed as starter, but Mac Jones unlikely to ride pine all year. Weapons upgrade + full offseason could mean return to, or improvement on, early-season Cam that was Top-10.