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Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield

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Experts' Pick
 
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
 
 
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52%
Recommended by
56 of 107 experts
48%
Recommended by
51 of 107 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 31# 34-
Best Rank# 23# 29-
Worst Rank# 46# 41-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total193.8170.5-
Avg Game13.814.2-
Avg Projection3.5190.4-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1419-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
Expert Ranks 
Baker MayfieldSam DarnoldAdd Player
    
Bo McBrayer B. McBrayer
Going For 2 Going For 2
7 m
#26#32-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
39 m
#24#37-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
2 h
#33#37-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
5 h
#38#30-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
7 h
#37#31-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#29-
    
Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
10 h
#32-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
14 h
#37#35-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
22 h
#30#32-
    
Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
1 d
#35#32-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#30-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
1 d
#35-
    
Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
1 d
#35#33-
    
Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#23#30-
    
Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
1 d
#33#35-
    
Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
1 d
#36#31-
    
Nick Spencer N. Spencer
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#34#36-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#33#35-
    
Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
2 d
#33#31-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#40#34-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Front Yard Fantasy Front Yard Fantasy
3 d
#34#31-
    
Jon Jeune J. Jeune
Fantasy Football Diagnostics Fantasy Football D...
3 d
#35#33-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#28#33-
    
Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
3 d
#25#32-
    
Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
3 d
#33-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
3 d
#38#32-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#33#34-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#33#35-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 d
#35#31-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
3 d
#31#40-
    
Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
4 d
#36#31-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
4 d
#30#37-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
4 d
#31-
    
Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
4 d
#32#35-
    
Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
4 d
#28#34-
    
Austin Amandolia A. Amandolia
Club Fantasy FFL Club Fantasy FFL
4 d
#23#33-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
4 d
#30-
    
Derek Brown D. Brown
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 d
#32#34-
    
Adam Stark A. Stark
Everyday Fantasy Football Everyday Fantasy F...
5 d
#34#31-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#25#33-
    
Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
5 d
#36#33-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
5 d
#36#37-
    
Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
5 d
#38#32-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
6 d
#38#32-
    
Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
6 d
#33#35-
    
Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football Clock Management F...
6 d
#35#34-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
6 d
#33#39-
    
Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
6 d
#35#33-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
QB List QB List
6 d
#38#33-
    
Tom Strachan T. Strachan
NFL Best Ball NFL Best Ball
6 d
#32#33-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
7 d
#34#33-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
7 d
#36#32-
    
David Heilman D. Heilman
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 w
#26#36-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 w
#34#32-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
1 w
#32#35-
    
Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
1 w
#32#35-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
1 w
#33#35-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
1 w
#34#32-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 w
#35#34-
    
Kyle Williams K. Williams
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#35#30-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
1 w
#33#35-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 w
#29#41-
    
Michael Fabiano M. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
2 w
#36#31-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 w
#40#29-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
2 w
#27#34-
    
Nathan Groot Nibbelink N. Groot Ni...
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
2 w
#32#36-
    
Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
2 w
#31#38-
    
John Paulsen J. Paulsen
4for4.com 4for4.com
2 w
#31-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#32#35-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
2 w
#46#30-
    
John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
2 w
#36#33-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 w
#37#30-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
2 w
#33#35-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
2 w
#32#35-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#37#33-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
2 w
#35-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 w
#33#39-
    
David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
3 w
#35#32-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
3 w
#38#29-
    
Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
Dynasty Vipers Dynasty Vipers
3 w
#36#31-
    
Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
3 w
#25-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
3 w
#31#30-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
3 w
#37#34-
    
Kyle Krajewski K. Krajewski
First Seed Sports First Seed Sports
3 w
#32-
    
Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
4 w
#39#34-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
4 w
#37#34-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
4 w
#32-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
05/28
#35#34-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
05/28
#33#35-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
05/27
#35#32-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
05/26
#36-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
#33#35-
    
Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
3 w
#35#33-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
05/24
#34#35-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
2 w
#27#34-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#28-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#33#35-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#33#35-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
#35#31-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#38#33-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
05/10
#38#34-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
4 w
#35#28-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
05/06
#32#35-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#34#32-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
05/01
#32-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
4 d
#32-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
1 w
#28#31-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR vs. CLE
Week 2 vs. NYJ at NYG
Week 3 vs. PIT vs. NO
Week 4 at ATL vs. ARI
Week 5 vs. LAC vs. SF
Week 6 vs. NE at LAR
Week 7 at BAL vs. TB
Week 8 vs. CIN at ATL
Week 9BYE WEEK at CIN
Week 10 at MIA vs. ATL
Week 11 at BUF at BAL
Week 12 vs. TB vs. DEN
Week 13 at HOUBYE WEEK
Week 14 at CIN at SEA
Week 15 vs. BAL vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. NO vs. DET
Week 17 at WAS at TB
Week 18 at PIT at NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Passing
   
Pass Att7.0460.9
Pass Cmp4.0281.6
Pass Yards50.02,960.0
Pass TDs0.514.7
Ints0.514.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.047.7
Rush Yards0.0210.3
Rush TDs0.02.5
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.03.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points3.5190.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2021 Points 
Week 113.619.1
Week 218.519.9
Week 316.925.3
Week 49.333.5
Week 523.09.1
Week 613.216.1
Week 73.5
Week 89.511.8
Week 916.74.8
Week 105.9
Week 119.9
Week 1212.3
Week 13
Week 1416.0
Week 15
Week 1614.08.7
Week 1715.03.0
Week 1815.7
Total193.8170.5
Average13.814.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Expert 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Mayfield played through a host of injuries last year, including a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder and a fractured humerus bone, but his performance was too bleak to be written off due to poor health. Mayfield threw 17 TD passes and 13 INTs in 14 games and somehow had a 9.3% sack rate despite playing with what's regarded as one of the better offensive lines in the league in Cleveland. It's too early to write off Mayfield entirely, but at best he's a game manager with limited fantasy value.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 time is running out, and he has rookie Matt Corral breathing down his neck.