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Derek Carr or Sam Darnold

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EST
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
vs. TEN, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 11# 26-
Best Rank# 6# 19-
Worst Rank# 19# 30-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. MIA vs. TEN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs MIAThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs TEN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.919.5
Pass Yds204.9208.1
Pass TD1.91.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total146.8174.9-
Avg Game16.314.6-
Avg Projection17.114.0-
Week 1310.511.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather36 F, Mostly Cloudy54 F, Clear-
    
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  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. BUF
28/41, 175 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
22/26, 259 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CLE
vs. KC
23/38, 198 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at NE
at MIN
27/34, 242 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4BYE WEEK at IND
21/31, 189 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at PHI
vs. CHI
25/32, 229 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. DAL
23/32, 338 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
5 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. NE
11/32, 86 pass yds, 0 td, 4 int
2 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at GB
22/28, 293 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at JAC
21/30, 218 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at HOU
18/30, 285 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 9 at MIA
27/39, 260 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
20/31, 289 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 10 vs. NYG
19/30, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 25 yds, 1 td
vs. LAC
21/31, 218 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at WAS
19/30, 293 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
25/29, 292 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
5 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 12 vs. OAK
20/29, 315 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 1 td
at NYJ
15/27, 127 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
1 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at CIN
28/48, 239 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at KC
20/30, 222 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
3 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. MIA vs. TEN
Week 15 at BAL vs. JAC
Week 16 vs. PIT at LAC
Week 17 at BUF at DEN
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EST
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
vs. TEN, Sun 4pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att34.833.6
Pass Cmp22.123.5
Pass Yards254.2245.8
Pass TDs1.91.3
Ints1.10.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.61.5
Rush Yards8.74.5
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.114.0
   
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
2019 Points 
Week 113.014.6
Week 211.7
Week 316.7
Week 413.5
Week 58.0
Week 620.6
Week 7-2.716.7
Week 815.623.4
Week 913.519.6
Week 1021.713.1
Week 1126.420.8
Week 1228.25.2
Week 1310.511.6
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
vs. MIA, Sun 1pm EST
Derek CarrD. Carr
QB - OAK
Derek Carr
vs. TEN, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
If you need a streaming quarterback in place of Tom Brady or Drew Brees this week, Darnold just so happens to be taking on the Dolphins which should lead to another 20+ point performance. Besides last week's flop, he has been great over the past 6 weeks. 
Donald Gibson
FantasyPros
Darnold is the exact reason why player evaluations during the regular season and playoffs are vastly different. In the regular season, Darnold was worth a stash and a spot-start. Since then, he's proven that he's going to be inconsistent no matter the matchup. Even against the Dolphins in Week 14, you should look for more consistent options unless you're desperate for some upside in your lineup. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Coming off a game where he may have cost his owners the matchup, Darnold has another great matchup on his plate. Can you trust him against a Dolphins team that's allowed 10-of-12 quarterbacks to finish as top-16 options against them? It's a good question, though the answer the last time they played would've been "no." He finished that game completing 27-of-39 passes for 260 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. There should be an asterisk next to that, though, as he should've been 28-of-38 for 263 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Why? He threw a touchdown pass to Ryan Griffin that was overturned because the ball moved a bit when he hit the wall (it was a horrendous call). The next play, Darnold threw an interception. It's a game of inches and that one play had a six-plus point swing in fantasy football. There was just one other game this year where a quarterback failed to throw multiple touchdowns. There's plenty of risk with Darnold and the Jets team as a whole, but if you're playing the percentages, he should be able to finish as a top-16 option and a decent streamer. He reportedly suffered a knee injury and bruised ribs in the loss to the Bengals, so you have to pass attention to his status throughout the week.Most who watch football would say that Carr's had a decent year outside of a few bad performances, right? Well, he's yet to finish better than the QB10 in any given week. When you combine the low volume with lack of mobility, you have yourself a quarterback with a limited floor and ceiling. He essentially needs a matchup against a fast-paced team who puts a lot of points on the board, and one who allows efficiency. The Titans are tied for the second-fewest plays per game, rank 15th in points per game, and they haven't allowed much efficiency through the air, as they've allowed the 11th-fewest fantasy points per pass attempt. Obviously, it's not a great time for Carr enthusiasts. He's nothing more than a low-end QB2 this week. He would get a boost if Adoree Jackson can't go (suffered knee injury in Week 13), though not likely enough to be a strong streamer.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Dolphins are 29th against fantasy quarterbacks, Darnold is a roll of the dice, but he should be a QB1 at home in a great matchup. 
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