Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 21College: USC

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #24
Projection 13 pts


Sam Darnold leads Jets to shootout win

Sam Darnold completed 24-of-30 pass attempts for 280 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jets' Week 6 win over the Colts. He added six carries for eight yards on the ground.

Fantasy Impact

Darnold turned in another strong performance, and though he threw the ball far less than Andrew Luck, he was very efficient with the ball in his hands. Darnold has back-to-back strong games from an efficiency standpoint. Darnold will remain in the QB2 conversation next week against the Vikings, who have been more beatable than expected through the air this season.

Sam Darnold efficient against corpse of "No Fly Zone"

Sam Darnold completed 10-of-22 pass attempts for 198 yards and three scores against the Broncos in a Week 5 win. He was intercepted once and carried there times for five yards as well.

Fantasy Impact

The Broncos aren't the elite pass defense of years past, but Darnold still turned in a strong performance, hitting Robby Anderson twice including a bomb down field. Darnold remains in the QB2 conversation weekly.

Sam Darnold struggles against strong Jags D

Sam Darnold completed 17-of-34 pass attempts for only 167 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 4 loss to the Jaguars. He added two carries for eight yards.

Fantasy Impact

As far as matchups, it doesn't get much worse than the Jaguars for quarterbacks. Better days are ahead for Darnold, who is still experiencing some growing pains, but has been a viable option thus far. Next week against the Broncos is a better matchup than years past -- Darnold can be viewed as a QB2.

Sam Darnold struggles on TNF in Week 3

Sam Darnold completed 15-of-31 pass attempts for 169 yards and a pair of interceptions in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Browns on Thursday Night Football.

Fantasy Impact

Darnold was under pressure a good amount, as the Browns have a strong pass rush. They also boast an underrated secondary, but the expectations of Darnold are still higher even this early in his young career. Better days are ahead for Darnold, just not next week against the Jaguars.

Sam Darnold comes back down to earth in Week 2

Sam Darnold completed 25-of-41 pass attempts for 334 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Jets' Week 2 loss to the Dolphins. He added two carries for one yard.

Fantasy Impact

Darnold turned in another pretty efficient game, but the interceptions were killers, for the Jets and fantasy owners. Darnold has a nice matchup against the Browns next week, but is still in the QB2 range. He has some potential moving forward, but it's not yet safe to trust him.