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Sam Darnold or Marcus Mariota

 
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  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
 
 
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Best Rank# 13# 13-
Worst Rank# 28# 33-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total168.4175.0-
Avg Game13.012.5-
Avg Projection231.1225.3-
    
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  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BUF at CLE
Week 2 vs. CLE vs. IND
Week 3 at NE at JAC
Week 4BYE WEEK at ATL
Week 5 at PHI vs. BUF
Week 6 vs. DAL at DEN
Week 7 vs. NE vs. LAC
Week 8 at JAC vs. TB
Week 9 at MIA at CAR
Week 10 vs. NYG vs. KC
Week 11 at WASBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. OAK vs. JAC
Week 13 at CIN at IND
Week 14 vs. MIA at OAK
Week 15 at BAL vs. HOU
Week 16 vs. PIT vs. NO
Week 17 at BUF at HOU
  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
Passing
   
Pass Att531.7446.1
Pass Cmp322.2293.4
Pass Yards3,671.83,263.5
Pass TDs22.918.3
Ints15.612.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts47.970.2
Rush Yards188.4358.0
Rush TDs1.62.6
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.22.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points231.1225.3
   
  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
2018 Points 
Week 113.81.6
Week 213.5
Week 32.89.1
Week 411.530.4
Week 518.44.2
Week 618.07.2
Week 712.015.3
Week 812.3
Week 91.222.8
Week 1021.3
Week 113.1
Week 1222.9
Week 1321.6
Week 149.85.8
Week 1521.64.6
Week 1626.05.1
Week 177.5
  Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Darnold has looked crisper and more confident in his second year and he has a chance to do big things in Adam Gase's offense. He is a low-end QB2 with a lot of upside in his second season. 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I'm a fan of Darnold this year. He doesn't look great in my rankings, but I like his upside and the low risk of snagging him late in drafts 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Was #4 in True Throw Value (TTV)(BRotofantasy.com statistic) and #1 in QBR the last 4 weeks of last season. Recent sophomore QB's Patrick Mahomes, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Deshaun Watson and Mitch Trubisky all took big steps up in their second year. Gase made Tannehill very efficient last season according to TTV and Darnold has Bell and Crowder at his disposal now, as well. Easy QB2 with QB1 upside.No way should Mariota be trusted this season, and for anyone who says Mariota gets rushing points, his rushing prowess is overblown. He averages just over 22 rushing yards a game in his career and has rushed for only 2 touchdowns, three of four seasons. Everything about Mariota is a losing proposition.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Darnold was dynamite the last four games of his rookie season - Ending top 5 in QBR and True Throw Value. The second year is where young QBs take giant leaps and it's reasonable to expect one from Darnold. Adam Gase brings in a very efficient offense - Tannehill was 6th in True Throw Value last season - that may have been slow in the past due to Tannehill (and not Gase). With Bell around to make plays, Anderson stretching the field, and Crowder, Enunwa, and Herndon making plays all over the field, this Jets offense can look dynamic behind the arm of Sam Darnold. 
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 offenseEven if you're in a 2QB format, it's tough to rely on Mariota, who is reportedly going to be forced to compete for the starting job heading into the 2019 season. They brought in Ryan Tannehill, who has extremely similar numbers throughout his career to Mariota despite playing with lesser talent. The worst part about Mariota is that he's declined in each of the last two seasons, as this is the time in his career where he's supposed to be coming into his own. He's nothing more than a QB3 hopeful despite all the talent around him
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.I understand why Mariota is being taken as late as he is. This isn't a high volume offense, and they want to run the ball a lot. The thing is, people are overreacting too much to what he did last season. Walker was injured, the play calling was bad, and he suffered an injury to his throwing hand. This year they enter with a top 10 offensive line, a new offensive coordinator, a healthy Walker, new FA WR Adam Humphries, and second round WR A.J. Brown. If Mariota can stay healthy then he should push to improve upon the numbers we saw him put up in his sophomore season. In that year he finished as a fringe QB 1, despite rankings 24th in pass attempts
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.Mariota was a trainwreck last year with only 11 touchdowns and 2,500 yards but he was playing hurt for most of the season. We've seen flashes at times of a quality fantasy performer, and we all know he has the ceiling to finish within the top 10, but if you are drafting him, it merely as a QB3 with hope for more.