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Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
 
 
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Best Rank# 15# 18-
Worst Rank# 33# 32-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total252.5202.1-
Avg Game15.815.5-
Avg Projection241.6224.6-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR at BUF
Week 2 vs. NO vs. SF
Week 3 at NE at IND
Week 4 vs. BUF vs. DEN
Week 5 at KC vs. ARI
Week 6BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 7 vs. TB vs. BUF
Week 8 at CLE at KC
Week 9 at LAC vs. NE
Week 10 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. KC at LAC
Week 12 at ATL vs. MIA
Week 13 at NYJ vs. LV
Week 14 vs. IND at SEA
Week 15 vs. LAC at LAR
Week 16 vs. MIA vs. CLE
Week 17 at DEN at NE
Player Projections Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Passing
   
Pass Att509.5523.0
Pass Cmp342.0325.4
Pass Yards3,937.53,688.4
Pass TDs24.122.6
Ints10.615.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts26.543.4
Rush Yards80.8137.0
Rush TDs1.31.6
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.43.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points241.6224.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
2019 Points 
Week 114.613.0
Week 211.7
Week 316.7
Week 413.5
Week 58.0
Week 620.6
Week 716.7-2.7
Week 823.415.6
Week 919.613.5
Week 1013.121.7
Week 1120.826.4
Week 125.228.2
Week 1311.610.5
Week 1420.218.1
Week 1515.916.8
Week 1621.99.6
Week 1719.610.8
Total252.5202.1
Average15.815.5
Notes for Player Combination
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Carr flashes ability, and he does have a pretty good array of weapons around him now. However, he's inconsistent and Mariota is breathing down his neck.Darnold is a capable NFL quarterback, but his offense is probably going to let him down yet again in 2020.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
The two-year, $17.6 million contract the Raiders gave to Marcus Mariota came with a $7.5-million guarantee in 2020. While that suggests Mariota will be given a chance to win the starting job, the more likely scenario is that Carr remains the team's starter.Darnold was a starter for only a little more than a season-and-a-half at USC, and his lack of experience was evident at times over his first two NFL seasons. Expect him to improve in 2020, but it will be another year before he becomes a reliable fantasy option.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Derek Carr remains a totally uninspiring fantasy option. The Raiders didn't help his chances by passing up on elite talents like Lamb and Jeudy, instead taking field stretcher Henry Ruggs before adding speedster Bryan Edwards. I don't get what the plan is here and I'm not high on Carr's chances of bringing this odd offense together. Add in his questionable job security and he's best left on waivers outside the deepest of leagues.I have high hopes for Sam Darnold the NFL quarterback. Younger than Joe Burrow, he has massive room for growth and a lot of talent. He's not even close to reaching a level to be a viable fantasy starter though. This offense is still rebuilding, Adam Gase is still coach and Darnold continues to make frustrating errors of judgement. So it's a pass from me in 2020.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You may or not know that Mike Mayock had an affinity towards Mariota during the 2015 NFL Draft. He's the GM of the Las Vegas Raiders, so when he got the opportunity to sign Mariota, he did. This is not great news for Carr, who has been solid, but not irreplaceable over the last two seasons under the Jon Gruden/Mayock regime. But instead of replacing him, they gave him competition, even if it's one he should win fairly easily. He's going to have a much better surrounding cast in 2020, as the Raiders drafted three skill-position players in the top three rounds of the draft, including wide receiver Henry Ruggs at No. 12 overall. The issue with liking Carr, however, is that he's never going to be an every-week starting quarterback in 1QB leagues; we've learned that by now. He's also not someone you can fully trust as your QB2 in Superflex/2QB formats now that he has actual competition on the roster.It hasn't been the start to his career that he'd hoped for, as Darnold has finished as a QB1-type performer in just 6-of-26 games (23.1 percent). Even lowering the bar to a top-18-type performance, he's hit those marks in just 10-of-26 games, and that's why it's tough to rely on him as your QB2 in Superflex/2QB leagues. On top of those struggles, he's now dealing with two brand-new receivers on the perimeter with practically no offseason while playing for Adam Gase. That's like the trifecta of bad. Part of the issue has been the offensive line, though the Jets have tried to address that this offseason, snagging three players in free agency, and then another two in the first four rounds of the draft, including the mammoth of a man, Mekhi Becton, in the first round. That's an issue in itself, as offensive lines take time to develop continuity/consistency, so expecting that to happen with four or five new starters is going to be an issue. Darnold is just not in a position to succeed right now.
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
One of the best QB's in the league on 3rd down, and some speedy weapons on the outside have me liking the Raiders offense more and more. Then I look at that defense  
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
I believe Carr is an underrated real-life QB, but when it comes to fantasy, he doesn't carry much value. The addition of Henry Ruggs is exciting but unlikely to turn Carr into a fantasy-relevant QB. Unless you're playing in a 2 QB league, there is no need to draft Carr.Expectations were high for Darnold in 2019 and in 13 games played, he only managed to throw 19 TDs. The Jets added a few weapons in the offseason but also watched deep-threat Robby Anderson sign with the Panthers. Darnold should not be drafted in 1 QB leagues.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Carr isn't necessarily worth drafting this season in 1QB leagues, but he's someone to keep an eye on on your waiver wire in case there's immediate chemistry with his new receiving weapons.Unfortunately, Darnold doesn't exactly have the greatest supporting cast around him this season. This offense is most likely going to struggle again in 2020, so Darnold is nothing more than a streamer in good matchups.
Kevin Wheeler
The Draft Zone
Carr was a lot better than you think in 2019, and it results in some great comps for 2020. In particular, his CPOE of 5% and PACR of 1.22 are huge numbers. Second year in a row the underlying numbers say that Carr is likely pretty good. @AmicstaThe surgery repaired a torn ligament in his non-throwing thumb. Darnold dealt with the injury for the final two months but didn't miss any time. This won't impact his offseason.