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Desmond Ridder 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
96 of 151 experts
36%
Recommended by
55 of 151 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 35# 37-
Best Rank# 31# 31-
Worst Rank# 57# 52-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total170.50.0-
Avg Game14.2-
Avg Projection36.381.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2314-
    
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Sam DarnoldDesmond RidderAdd Player
    
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Tom Strachan T. Strachan
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Chalk C.
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Michael Fabiano M. Fabiano
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The Undroppables The Undroppables
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James Bryer J. Bryer
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The Athletic The Athletic
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The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
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Josh Hall J. Hall
IDP Army IDP Army
4 w
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
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4 w
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Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
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Scott Bogman S. Bogman
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Allie Fontana A. Fontana
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Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
07/07
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Ben Rolfe B. Rolfe
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
07/01
#30-
    
Bradlee Kilgore B. Kilgore
Fantrax Fantrax
06/30
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Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
06/28
#32-
    
Jeff Torrey J. Torrey
FF Prophet FF Prophet
06/07
#35-
    
Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
06/27
#30#40-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
06/25
#32-
    
Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
06/22
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Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
06/20
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Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
06/17
#41-
    
Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
06/16
#38#30-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
06/08
#39#37-
    
David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
07/05
#32#36-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
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05/28
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Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
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Richard King R. King
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. CLE vs. NO
Week 2 at NYG at LAR
Week 3 vs. NO at SEA
Week 4 vs. ARI vs. CLE
Week 5 vs. SF at TB
Week 6 at LAR vs. SF
Week 7 vs. TB at CIN
Week 8 at ATL vs. CAR
Week 9 at CIN vs. LAC
Week 10 vs. ATL at CAR
Week 11 at BAL vs. CHI
Week 12 vs. DEN at WAS
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. PIT
Week 14 at SEABYE WEEK
Week 15 vs. PIT at NO
Week 16 vs. DET at BAL
Week 17 at TB vs. ARI
Week 18 at NO vs. TB
Player Projections Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Passing
   
Pass Att68.4172.0
Pass Cmp41.4105.5
Pass Yards546.61,188.8
Pass TDs3.16.4
Ints2.64.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.922.7
Rush Yards27.2101.5
Rush TDs0.40.8
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.31.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points36.381.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2021 Points 
Week 119.1
Week 219.9
Week 325.3
Week 433.5
Week 59.1
Week 616.1
Week 73.5
Week 811.8
Week 94.8
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 168.7
Week 173.0
Week 1815.7
Total170.50.0
Average14.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Expert 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
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.Four-year starter at Cincinnati has intriguing mobility and an NFL-caliber arm, but he needs refinement. Ridder isn't likely to start early in his rookie season but will get a shot to replace Marcus Mariota as the Atlanta starter at some point.