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Drew Lock or Sam Darnold

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  Drew LockD. Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
 
 
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Best Rank# 14# 18-
Worst Rank# 31# 32-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total71.1202.1-
Avg Game14.215.5-
Avg Projection233.2224.6-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Drew LockD. Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN at BUF
Week 2 at PIT vs. SF
Week 3 vs. TB at IND
Week 4 at NYJ vs. DEN
Week 5 at NE vs. ARI
Week 6 vs. MIA at LAC
Week 7 vs. KC vs. BUF
Week 8BYE WEEK at KC
Week 9 at ATL vs. NE
Week 10 at LV at MIA
Week 11 vs. LACBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. NO vs. MIA
Week 13 at KC vs. LV
Week 14 at CAR at SEA
Week 15 vs. BUF at LAR
Week 16 at LAC vs. CLE
Week 17 vs. LV at NE
Player Projections Comparison
  Drew LockD. Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Passing
   
Pass Att527.0523.0
Pass Cmp335.8325.4
Pass Yards3,735.03,688.4
Pass TDs22.422.6
Ints12.615.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts44.343.4
Rush Yards191.1137.0
Rush TDs1.21.6
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.43.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points233.2224.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Drew LockD. Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2019 Points 
Week 113.0
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 620.6
Week 7-2.7
Week 815.6
Week 913.5
Week 1021.7
Week 1126.4
Week 1228.2
Week 1313.910.5
Week 1424.918.1
Week 157.616.8
Week 1612.79.6
Week 1712.010.8
Total71.1202.1
Average14.215.5
Notes for Player Combination
  Drew LockD. Lock
QB - DEN
Drew Lock
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I am very high on Lock, but he is basically going undrafted due to the risk involved with him. I think he sniffs the top-15, but he's really just a QB2 until he actually does.Darnold is a capable NFL quarterback, but his offense is probably going to let him down yet again in 2020.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
Lock led the Broncos to four wins over his first five NFL starts last December, which convinced the team to head into 2020 with him as the starter. The fact that he averaged more than 6.5 yards per attempt in only one of those games is cause for fantasy concern.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
No, just no! Stop it with the Drew Lock hype. After just five NFL games, where he looked pretty average, and an abridged off-season, Lock is NOT primed for a big breakout. While Jerry Jeudy gives him a nice security blanket and Hamler and Albert O are good pickups, this offense isn't suddenly going to transform into a pass-heavy attack. Lock will continue to hand off the majority of balls to Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman as they grind opponents into the ground. The upside just isn't there, yet.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
Well, there's one thing that's for certain. If Lock can't get it done with the skill-position players around him now, he never will. The Broncos went out and signed Melvin Gordon in free agency, then drafted top wideout Jerry Jeudy in the first round, speedster KJ Hamler in the second round, then Lock's former teammate Albert Okwuegbunam in the fourth round. Pair them with Courtland Sutton, Phillip Lindsay, and Noah Fant, and you suddenly have one of the most talented rooms in the league. It's tough to judge anything we saw from Lock in his rookie season, as he was asked to start late in the season, and it was a different coordinator. What we do know is that Pat Shurmur is his new offensive coordinator, and he's produced some solid quarterback play in his time. The last time he was a coordinator was 2017 when he coached Case Keenum to a 68 percent completion rate, 22 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. My concern with Lock is that this is still Vic Fangio's team, and their defense should be very good. If Fangio doesn't give full reigns to Shurmur, we're likely to see a defensive-minded, run-heavy offense, which would cripple Lock's fantasy appeal. The high end for Lock's pass attempts is likely in the 525-attempt range, which isn't great for a quarterback with limited mobility. He's a great target in 2QB leagues, but I wouldn't trust him as an every-week starter in 1QB formats.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.
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Lock has an embarrassment of riches surrounding him on this new Broncos offense. With Courtland Sutton emerging as a true WR1 as well as the team drafting Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, this WR group is looking extremely dangerous. Now it will be up to Lock to up his game to the NFL level. If he can, he'll be a massive steal in drafts.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
Lock has to take a big step forward in order for him to be considered a truly consistent option at the QB position for fantasy football. He certainly has the tools at his disposal to take that step, but he's probably someone you should let go to the waiver wire to begin the season and see how he does before adding him to your roster.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
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.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Flashed a cannon arm and some moxie in brief 2019 appearances. Excited to stash at the bottom of the bench in a lot of leagues in 2020