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Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold is not fantasy-relevant with Baker Mayfield starting for the Panthers

By FantasyPros Staff | Thu, Jul 7th 2022, 4:48pm EDT

Sam Darnold won't begin the season as the starting QB in Carolina - that honor belongs to Baker Mayfield. That means he doesn't have much value in most fantasy leagues. Darnold is projected to earn 2.5 of his 19 fantasy points by rushing. While running is in his wheelhouse, it's not a core part of his fantasy value. With a projection of 1.2 interceptions compared to 1.6 passing touchdowns, Darnold carries more interception risk than is entirely comforatable.