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Sam Howell

Sam Howell


Age: 22College: North Carolina

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #202
Best / Worst #131 / #284

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Sam Howell rode the bench for the first 16 games of his rookie year before the Commanders gave him a Week 18 start. Howell was functional if unspectacular, completing 11-of-19 passes for 169 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a 26-6 win over Dallas. Commanders head coach Ron Rivera says Howell has a chance to open the 2023 season as Washington's starting quarterback, though it's possible the Commanders add another candidate for that role. A fifth-round draft pick in 2022, Howell had strong freshman and sophomore seasons at the University of North Carolina before regressing somewhat in his third and final year. Howell doesn't have exceptional arm talent, but his above-average mobility could boost his fantasy value.

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Sam Howell a candidate to start next season

According to Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports, the Washington Commanders are letting potential offensive coordinators know they intend on having QB Sam Howell start next season.

Fantasy Impact

The Commanders traded for QB Carson Wentz in the offseason who struggled before receiving an injury. The Commanders found more succes in QB Taylor Heinicke but still missed the playoffs. After showing promise in the final game, the Commanders could be turning the keys to the young guy and seeing what they have in Howell. Despite being a fifth-round pick, Howell had plenty of first-round buzz in the 2022 NFL Draft and could be an interesting stash in dynasty leagues.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftQB #27QB #25QB #3219
Dynasty QB #27QB #24QB #3821
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Statistics (avgs.)
Pass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsPoints
Last Week169135119.3
Season to Date169135119.3
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Game Log
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Week 18vs. DAL169135119.3
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