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  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total168.4212.1-
Avg Game13.013.3-
Avg Projection226.9243.0-
    
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  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BUF at ARI
Week 2 vs. CLE vs. LAC
Week 3 at NE at PHI
Week 4BYE WEEK vs. KC
Week 5 at PHIBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. DAL at GB
Week 7 vs. NE vs. MIN
Week 8 at JAC vs. NYG
Week 9 at MIA at OAK
Week 10 vs. NYG at CHI
Week 11 at WAS vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. OAK at WAS
Week 13 at CIN vs. CHI
Week 14 vs. MIA at MIN
Week 15 at BAL vs. TB
Week 16 vs. PIT at DEN
Week 17 at BUF vs. GB
  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
Passing
   
Pass Att531.0561.7
Pass Cmp320.0370.4
Pass Yards3,642.43,993.3
Pass TDs22.424.5
Ints15.811.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts48.027.9
Rush Yards187.775.1
Rush TDs1.50.7
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.31.7
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points226.9243.0
   
  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
2018 Points 
Week 113.88.0
Week 213.524.7
Week 32.817.5
Week 411.520.8
Week 518.415.2
Week 618.0
Week 712.017.6
Week 812.317.0
Week 91.26.6
Week 1015.9
Week 1113.4
Week 125.4
Week 1310.0
Week 149.84.7
Week 1521.612.3
Week 1626.04.6
Week 177.518.4
  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Matthew Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
The Jets offense is going to surprise people this season, and it's not going to be because of their ground game (28th rated o-line). Sam Darnold is a good NFL QB, and I expect him to take a step forward this season. He was PFF's 2nd rated QB from week 11 on last season, as he was able to increase his completion percentage, and throw just one interception after returning from his ankle injury. Sam now has Anderson/Enunwa/Crowder as his receivers, with Bell in the backfield and sophomore breakout candidate Chris Herndon at TE (once he returns from suspension). That's a dangerous group, and makes Darnold a realistic option in superflex leagues. I probably wouldn't want him to be my only QB in a 12 team single QB league...but he doesn't have to be with how late he's going. Watch him over the first few weeks, and keep his name in mind as a streaming option at points this season. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If there's one thing Darnold has going for him in 2019, it's that he's not going to be benched. Duh, right? Well, that's important for those playing in 2QB leagues, as there are other quarterbacks in his territory who have a chance of getting benched. He was hot and cold throughout his rookie season, though it helps they brought in Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder as pass-catching options. The downside, however, is that Adam Gase is his head coach, who traditionally runs minimal plays for his offense.2018 was a year to forget for Stafford, as he posted the worst numbers since his rookie season. He'd been about as predictable as they come for eight years, posting QB1 numbers at least 37.5 percent of the time in every season (while hitting 50-plus percent twice), but hit just 12.5 percent of the time in 2018. Did the new coaching staff hurt him that much? He's been a better fantasy quarterback throughout his career than Ben Roethlisberger has been, though you wouldn't know it by their draft positions.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
At times last year, Darnold flashed that upside that we all knew he had. Perhaps this will be another case of a mediocre rookie blossoming quickly like Jared Goff did under a new regime, but more likely, Adam Gase will limit the Jets' play count and thus fantasy production. The Jets have few competent options in the receiving game so more than likely, Darnold will be a fringe QB2/QB3 again this year.Gone are the days where Stafford will throw 650 and even 700 passes, so he won't be that top 5 fantasy QB, but there is plenty of reason to grab him as your second, or better yet, third QB in a SuperFlex league. He has two quality receivers and has no threat to lose his job. He has finished as a top 10 fantasy QB in three of the last four seasons after all.