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Gardner Minshew II or Sam Darnold

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gardner Minshew IIG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew II
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Expert
Recommendation

68%
Recommended by
67 of 98 experts
32%
Recommended by
31 of 98 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 75% 25%
Top QB Experts75%25%
Top Player Experts70%30%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23# 27
Best Rank# 12# 18
Worst Rank# 30# 31
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total235.3202.1
Avg Game16.815.5
Avg Projection238.0218.0
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1724
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Gardner Minshew IISam Darnold
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
34 m
#28#23
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 h
#26#28
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 h
#26#25
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
10 h
#29#24
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
12 h
#28#26
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
18 h
#18#29
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
19 h
#26#28
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
20 h
#25#20
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
1 d
#16#27
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 d
#18#29
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
2 d
#25#23
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#17#18
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#22#27
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 d
#20#30
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 d
#21#26
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
4 d
#24#25
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
4 d
#27#25
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
4 d
#19#18
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 d
#24#28
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#29#24
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
4 d
#25#23
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
4 d
#26#25
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
4 d
#20#30
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
4 d
#14#31
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
4 d
#19#28
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
5 d
#18#27
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
5 d
#12#28
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
5 d
#21#26
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
5 d
#24#26
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
6 d
#21#26
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
6 d
#19#24
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
6 d
#25#27
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
6 d
#28#31
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
6 d
#18#25
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
7 d
#26#25
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 w
#19#28
   
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 w
#24#27
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#25#26
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#18#28
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#24#25
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 w
#21#26
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#23#27
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#29#28
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 w
#27#22
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#26#21
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 w
#20#27
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#23#24
   
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
1 w
#28#31
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 w
#22#26
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 w
#22#25
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
2 w
#22#28
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 w
#21#27
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 w
#21#29
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 w
#30#24
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
2 w
#26#23
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 w
#24#22
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#26#27
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
2 w
#26#29
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 w
#27#19
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#22#28
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#22#28
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 w
#16#29
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#20#29
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#25#26
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#22#27
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#29#25
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#20#30
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#28#26
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
2 w
#17#26
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 w
#26#27
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
3 w
#24#25
   
3 w
#17#26
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
3 w
#22#27
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
3 w
#26#25
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#26#22
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
06/11
#27#26
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 d
#22#31
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
06/11
#17#26
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
6 d
#25#29
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
05/13
#25#26
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
6 d
#30#24
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#23#24
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#22#24
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
2 w
#25#26
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#24#25
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#24#25
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#25#24
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#24#25
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#25#21
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#19#24
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#13#27
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
3 d
#17#27
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#14#32
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#26#27
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#26#17
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#25#24
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#25#24
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#28#22
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Gardner Minshew IIG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew II
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND at BUF
Week 2 at TEN vs. SF
Week 3 vs. MIA at IND
Week 4 at CIN vs. DEN
Week 5 at HOU vs. ARI
Week 6 vs. DET at LAC
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. BUF
Week 8 at LAC at KC
Week 9 vs. HOU vs. NE
Week 10 at GB at MIA
Week 11 vs. PITBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. CLE vs. MIA
Week 13 at MIN vs. LV
Week 14 vs. TEN at SEA
Week 15 at BAL at LAR
Week 16 vs. CHI vs. CLE
Week 17 at IND at NE
Player Projections Comparison
  Gardner Minshew IIG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew II
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Passing
   
Pass Att543.1519.6
Pass Cmp334.2323.1
Pass Yards3,756.03,630.6
Pass TDs20.922.1
Ints10.815.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts63.843.6
Rush Yards300.7129.4
Rush TDs1.51.7
   
Misc
   
Fumbles6.63.8
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points238.0218.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Gardner Minshew IIG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew II
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2019 Points 
Week 118.613.0
Week 216.1
Week 318.0
Week 416.7
Week 521.2
Week 65.620.6
Week 721.0-2.7
Week 824.015.6
Week 99.813.5
Week 1021.7
Week 1126.4
Week 1228.2
Week 1311.710.5
Week 1413.618.1
Week 1518.716.8
Week 1614.89.6
Week 1725.510.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Gardner Minshew IIG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew II
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Minshew surprisingly ran for 344 yards last year, which will always help boost fantasy value. He'll be a fringe starter every single week and is currently a steal at his QB27 ADP price tag.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.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Minshew is someone who might be a bit underrated by fantasy owners coming into the 2020 fantasy season. It took an average of 15.2 fantasy points to finish as a top-18 quarterback in 2019. Minshew hit that mark in 71.4 percent of his starts, highlighting a sturdy floor, as there were just 11 quarterbacks who posted a higher number than him. With no competent backup, this is Minshew's team to run for the season, and that brings stability in 2QB leagues.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.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Minshew was a top ten fantasy quarterback from weeks 1-9 last season, has upgraded weapons surrounding him, underrated rushing ability (344 yards rushing in 14 games, fifth most in the league) @mrhill9169 Gardner Minshew had the third-best passer rating on play-action throws last year (136.4), but the lowest rate of play-action passes (14%) among 34 qualifying QBs (via PFF). @Pat_ThormanThe 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.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
I'll admit it, I was wrong. I was sure the Jags would bring in some serious competition for GMII but instead they brought in some really sensible supporting pieces, a raw rookie and Mike Glennon. This isn't Minshew's position to lose, it's Minshew's role for 2020 and maybe beyond. While I don't think it's impossible Doug Marrone brings in Cam Newton, i reckon it's more likely the Jags stick with Minshew through 2020 and reassess before the 2021 draft. While they may be in full rebuild, there's likely to be enough passing volume in this attack to make Gardner a low level streaming option this season with upside for more if things really click.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 offence 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.