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Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 23College: Southern California

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #32
Projection 11.6 pts


Sam Darnold held in check against the 49ers

Sam Darnold completed 21-of-32 passes for for 179 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' 31-13 Week 2 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact

The one score was a garbage time touchdown pass to Braxton Berrios. In Darnold's defense the Jets lost both Breshad Perriman and Chris Hogan midway through the game. He was already without Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder. Still, Darnold's performance certainly wasn't overly inspiring. The 23-year-old draws the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3.

Sam Darnold struggles in Jets' season opener

Sam Darnold completed 21-of-35 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Jets' 27-17 Week 1 loss to the Bills.

Fantasy Impact

Darnold just didn't have a chance against a high-end Buffalo defense. The Jets' offense doesn't give the third-year QB much to work with, but he still didn't play well. Darnold will remain off the fantasy radar for a brutal Week 2 matchup with the 49ers.

Sam Darnold 'looks like a franchise QB' during camp

Charles McDonald of the New York Daily News writes that Sam Darnold "looks like a franchise quarterback."

Fantasy Impact

“The touch he has on the ball is unreal," McDonald noted. Coach Adam Gase talked up Darnold's ability to control the offense and called out plays. Still just 23 years old, Darnold will aim to make a year-three leap with an upgraded supporting cast this season.

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.

Rob Ingalsbe37 weeks ago
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.

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