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Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 22College: USC

Week 17 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #23
Projection 12.1 pts


Sam Darnold has offseason thumb surgery

Sam Darnold underwent a procedure Tuesday to repair a ligament in his left thumb, according to sources. The procedure was performed by the Jets team doctors, and he is not expected to miss any time this offseason, sources said.

Fantasy Impact

Sam Darnold had a lot to overcome during his sophmore season. Playing behind one of the leagues absolute worst offensive lines (ranked 30th overall according to football outsiders) and in a new offensive system under HC Adam Gase. Darnold played much better in the final two months of the season after struggling for a stretch in October when he returned from mono. The decision on resigning UFA Robby Anderson and possibility that GM Joe Douglas decides to move on from Le'veon Bell will have a major impact on Darnold's 2020 outlook.

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Sam Darnold has rough game against Bills backups

Sam Darnold completed 23-of-36 pass attempts for 199 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Bills. Darnold also rushed three times for -14 yards, including two kneel downs.

Fantasy Impact

Darnold has been largely uninspiring this season, but has still shown some flashes, much like his rookie season. Darnold has been plagued by lack of star pass-catchers, but should be in a better spot next year. Expect Darnold to fall right back into the QB2 range for 2020.

Sam Darnold has quiet game in low-scoring win

Sam Darnold completed 16-of-26 pass attempts for 183 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' Week 16 win over the Steelers. Darnold rushed four times for four yards, including one kneel-down, and fumbled once.

Fantasy Impact

Darnold was quiet, but did just enough in this game for the Jets to grind out a win. Darnold has been a QB2 for most of his career thus far, largely limited by his lack of rushing and underwhelming supporting cast. Darnold is in a tough spot next week against the Bills.

Sam Darnold has tough outing on TNF

Sam Darnold completed 18-of-32 pass attempts for 218 yards, two touchdowns, a two-point conversion, and an interception in the Jets' Thursday night loss to the Ravens in Week 15. Darnold rushed once for 11 yards and fumbled once on a strip sack.

Fantasy Impact

Darnold showed some flashes in this game, and it certainly wasn't all bad. He has a lot of potential that should give Jets fans hope if they can add some more weapons around him and protect him better. However, for fantasy purposes, it's no surprise he had a middling line in a tough spot. It goes from bad to worse for Darnold in Week 16 as the Jets draw the Steelers, who have one of the league's top pass defenses. Darnold is only worth considering in two-quarterback leagues.

Sam Darnold has decent outing in win over Fins

Sam Darnold completed 20-of-36 pass attempts for 270 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jets' Week 14 win over the Dolphins. Darnold rushed three times for three yards.

Fantasy Impact

Darnold got back on track after a rough game last week in what was a nice matchup this week. Despite the absence of Le'Veon Bell, the Jets offense is taking shape late in the season. Darnold will be very difficult to trust for the remainder of the season, though, as he draws the Ravens and Steelers in the next two weeks.

Sam Darnold


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