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Sam Darnold
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ECR# 16# 35-
Best Rank# 13# 31-
Worst Rank# 27# 57-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total190.9170.5-
Avg Game14.714.2-
Avg Projection280.435.8-
    
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Chalk C.
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Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
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Ben Rolfe B. Rolfe
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
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Bradlee Kilgore B. Kilgore
Fantrax Fantrax
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#12#33-
    
Morgan Colby M. Colby
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
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Jeff Torrey J. Torrey
FF Prophet FF Prophet
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#15#35-
    
Tim Metzler T. Metzler
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Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
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Jeff Bell J. Bell
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NE vs. CLE
Week 2 at BAL at NYG
Week 3 vs. BUF vs. NO
Week 4 at CIN vs. ARI
Week 5 at NYJ vs. SF
Week 6 vs. MIN at LAR
Week 7 vs. PIT vs. TB
Week 8 at DET at ATL
Week 9 at CHI at CIN
Week 10 vs. CLE vs. ATL
Week 11BYE WEEK at BAL
Week 12 vs. HOU vs. DEN
Week 13 at SFBYE WEEK
Week 14 at LAC at SEA
Week 15 at BUF vs. PIT
Week 16 vs. GB vs. DET
Week 17 at NE at TB
Week 18 vs. NYJ at NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Passing
   
Pass Att568.068.4
Pass Cmp374.941.4
Pass Yards3,992.5536.8
Pass TDs25.43.1
Ints13.22.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts54.33.9
Rush Yards203.527.0
Rush TDs2.80.4
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.40.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points280.435.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2021 Points 
Week 117.219.1
Week 20.519.9
Week 325.3
Week 433.5
Week 59.1
Week 622.416.1
Week 728.53.5
Week 816.211.8
Week 94.8
Week 1012.3
Week 1118.5
Week 1213.2
Week 1317.9
Week 14
Week 1515.7
Week 1611.08.7
Week 175.33.0
Week 1812.215.7
Total190.9170.5
Average14.714.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Expert 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Maybe it's the record heat this summer, but I'm warming up to Tua. He has some of the best weapons in the league in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Both WRs are really talented and can fly. Throw in Cedrick Wilson and Mike Gesicki and the Dolphins could make plenty of fantasy noise real soon. The million-dollar question is, can Tua can stay healthy? If he can, Tua could make a colossal leap in 2022 and be a QB one-ah. Haha! 
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
Somebody on the Miami Dolphins is in for a rude awakening come September. Mike Gesicki, Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill are all being pushed up the rankings/draft boards with hopes that Tua Tagovailoa takes a massive step forward in Year 3 under first-year head coach Mike McDaniel. I am not as optimistic that Tagovailoa can be the vehicle to deliver fantasy goodness to all these pieces in South Beach because this offense is going to be run-heavy. McDaniel made his way up the coaching ranks under Kyle Shanahan as a standout run-game coordinator. And should he follow in the footsteps of Shanahan as the offensive mastermind in Miami, fantasy managers should expect a lot of rushing and YAC schemes. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo ranked 29th in aDOT in 2021 (7.6) after ranking 39th and 35th in the category the two years prior. Tagovailoa's aDOT was 34th in the league (7.6) in 2021. Jimmy G's most productive seasons have seen him average just north of 16 fantasy points per game - good for QB17 in 2021. Tagovailoa has yet to eclipse 14 fantasy points per game two years into his career. He also ranked 31st in throwing at the intermediate level (62.5 PFF grade) among 37 qualifying passers last season. So although Tua is viewed as a popular late-round quarterback among fantasy circles, I have to admit I won't be pulling the trigger on him in 1QB redraft formats. Especially with his brutal early schedule. New England, Baltimore and Buffalo are hardly the stream-worthy spots you will be confident in starting the southpaw QB. In the Dolphins quarterback's four combined starts versus those teams in 2021, his fantasy finishes were QB23, QB24, QB18 and QB16. 
Nick Bretwisch
Win Daily Sports
Significantly better O-Line. Significantly better weapons. I'm okay (not pumped, but okay) with you going into Week 1 with Tua as your QB1, but you better have loaded up on your skill position studs. 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Tua's 2021 season revealed him to be more of a game manager than a playmaker. The average depth of his throws was 7 yards, and he looked more comfortable throwing underneath than downfield. Tua topped 300 yards just once in 12 games and threw for fewer than 200 yards in 4 of his last 8 starts. The addition of WR Tyreek helps, but can Tua take full advantage of Hill's speed? Tua's rushing contributions are more window dressing than needle-moving.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 the Panthers' acquisition of Baker Mayfield suggests that they've given up hope of turning around Darnold's career.
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
This is a risk I'm avoiding. there are plenty of talented QB's out there that have shown more than Tua with less weapons. The addition of Tyreek makes this a great trap at the QB position that I will not be falling into. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Tagovailoa is under a lot of pressure entering his third year, expectations will be through the roof with Tyreek Hill on the team. He is a QB2 with upside given the upgrades on offense. 
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Among the biggest QB winners of the offseason w/ insane weapons cabinet now w/ Tyreek