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Derek Carr or Sam Darnold

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Expert
Recommendation

62%
Recommended by
59 of 95 experts
38%
Recommended by
36 of 95 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 70% 30%
Top QB Experts63%38%
Top Player Experts55%45%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 27# 28
Best Rank# 18# 16
Worst Rank# 31# 33
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total202.1252.5
Avg Game15.515.8
Avg Projection218.0216.7
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank2429
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Sam DarnoldDerek Carr
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#23#29
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
6 h
#27#29
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
8 h
#24#26
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
8 h
#28#27
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#23#29
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#18#28
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#27#28
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 d
#30#27
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 d
#26#27
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
3 d
#25#28
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
3 d
#23#27
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
3 d
#25#28
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#18#30
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 d
#28#26
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#24#19
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
3 d
#23#27
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
3 d
#25#29
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#30#25
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
4 d
#28#29
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
4 d
#31#29
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
4 d
#27#28
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
4 d
#28#16
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
4 d
#26#29
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
4 d
#26#20
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#20#28
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
5 d
#26#27
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
5 d
#24#28
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
5 d
#27#28
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
5 d
#31#26
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
5 d
#25#33
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
6 d
#25#29
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
6 d
#28#26
   
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
7 d
#27#26
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
7 d
#26#27
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7 d
#28#27
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
7 d
#25#31
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
7 d
#26#30
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#27#28
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#28#20
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 w
#22#28
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#21#25
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 w
#27#23
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#24#27
   
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
1 w
#31#23
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 w
#26#25
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 w
#25#29
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 w
#28#27
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 w
#27#26
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 w
#29#27
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 w
#24#33
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
2 w
#23#28
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 w
#22#29
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#27#22
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
2 w
#29#18
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 w
#19#28
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#28#29
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#28#29
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#29#27
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#29#27
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#26#27
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#27#26
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#25#27
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#30#19
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#26#25
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#26#25
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 w
#27#25
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
3 w
#25#26
   
3 w
#26#25
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 w
#26#24
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#27#28
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#25#29
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#22#27
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
06/11
#26#28
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
3 d
#31#24
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
06/11
#26#28
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
5 d
#29#23
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
05/13
#26#15
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
5 d
#24#31
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#24#27
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
06/02
#28#21
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#24#26
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#25#26
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#25#27
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
23 h
#24#27
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#25#27
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#21
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#24#28
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#27#30
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 d
#27#29
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#32#28
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#27#24
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#17#32
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#24#27
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#24#27
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#22#30
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at BUF at CAR
Week 2 vs. SF vs. NO
Week 3 at IND at NE
Week 4 vs. DEN vs. BUF
Week 5 vs. ARI at KC
Week 6 at LACBYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. BUF vs. TB
Week 8 at KC at CLE
Week 9 vs. NE at LAC
Week 10 at MIA vs. DEN
Week 11BYE WEEK vs. KC
Week 12 vs. MIA at ATL
Week 13 vs. LV at NYJ
Week 14 at SEA vs. IND
Week 15 at LAR vs. LAC
Week 16 vs. CLE vs. MIA
Week 17 at NE at DEN
Player Projections Comparison
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Passing
   
Pass Att519.6485.9
Pass Cmp323.1324.0
Pass Yards3,630.63,613.9
Pass TDs22.121.1
Ints15.510.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts43.625.4
Rush Yards129.475.6
Rush TDs1.71.3
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.83.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points218.0216.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
2019 Points 
Week 113.014.6
Week 211.7
Week 316.7
Week 413.5
Week 58.0
Week 620.6
Week 7-2.716.7
Week 815.623.4
Week 913.519.6
Week 1021.713.1
Week 1126.420.8
Week 1228.25.2
Week 1310.511.6
Week 1418.120.2
Week 1516.815.9
Week 169.621.9
Week 1710.819.6
Notes for Player Combination
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
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.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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Will things finally come together for Darnold? The Jets have completely rebuilt the offensive line, though it's far from a guarantee they'll be a good unit. They added Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims to the receiver corps but lost Robby Anderson. The biggest issue is Adam Gase calling plays, as his offenses have been horrendous outside of the time he spent with Peyton Manning. Add in a brutal schedule and it's unlikely we see him take that leap.It's not exciting drafting someone like Carr, who's presented very little upside and consistency over the course of his career. Sure, he finished as the QB16 last year, but that's more of a product of playing all 16 games. From a per-game standpoint, he was actually the QB24. Not just that, but with Marcus Mariota on the roster, it's possible they bench him at some point this year, which presents risk for those in 2QB formats.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
The 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.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. @Amicsta