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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 28th, 2021
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 5# 19-
Best Rank# 3# 17-
Worst Rank# 7# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET at ATL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs DETThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs ATL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp17.516.6
Pass Yds230.1167
Pass TD1.91.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total174.7126.4-
Avg Game25.018.1-
Avg Projection24.016.8-
Week 723.53.4-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather57 F, Cloudy66 F, Sunny-
    
Expert Ranks 
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Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
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Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
4 h
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Nick Mariano N. Mariano
RotoBaller RotoBaller
4 h
#4#19-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
4 h
#5#19-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#7#22-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
6 h
#4#17-
    
Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
7 h
#5#19-
    
John Paulsen J. Paulsen
4for4.com 4for4.com
7 h
#4#20-
    
Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
7 h
#4#20-
    
Zach Greubel Z. Greubel
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
8 h
#4#17-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
8 h
#4#18-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
8 h
#6#20-
    
Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
8 h
#4#17-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
8 h
#7#18-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
9 h
#5#19-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
9 h
#3#16-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
9 h
#4#18-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
9 h
#5#23-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
9 h
#7#21-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
9 h
#4#20-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
9 h
#5#20-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
9 h
#5#17-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
10 h
#5#18-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
10 h
#5#15-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
10 h
#6#17-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
10 h
#4#18-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
11 h
#5#17-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
11 h
#6#16-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
11 h
#6-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
11 h
#5#18-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
11 h
#4#21-
    
David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
12 h
#2#18-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
12 h
#7#17-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
12 h
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Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
12 h
#5#15-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
12 h
#5#17-
    
Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
13 h
#4#19-
    
Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#3#9-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
13 h
#6#22-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
14 h
#6#18-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
14 h
#3#20-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
14 h
#8#17-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
14 h
#5#21-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
14 h
#7#19-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
14 h
#5#19-
    
Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
15 h
#3#19-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
15 h
#6#18-
    
Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
15 h
#4#23-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
15 h
#5#19-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
15 h
#5#20-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
15 h
#5#21-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
15 h
#3#25-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
15 h
#3#20-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
15 h
#6#20-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
16 h
#4#20-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
16 h
#7#21-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
16 h
#7#24-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
16 h
#7#17-
    
Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
17 h
#5#19-
    
Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
17 h
#6#19-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
17 h
#3#19-
    
Zach Brunner Z. Brunner
FlurrySports FlurrySports
18 h
#3#19-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
18 h
#5#15-
    
Scott Spratt S. Spratt
Football Outsiders Football Outsiders
18 h
#1#13-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
19 h
#7#19-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
20 h
#5#19-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
20 h
#4#20-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
21 h
#3#21-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
22 h
#8#17-
    
Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
22 h
#5#19-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
22 h
#4#19-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
22 h
#4#20-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
1 d
#4#19-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
1 d
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Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
1 d
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
1 d
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Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
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Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
1 d
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Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
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Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
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Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
1 d
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Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
1 d
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
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Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#5#18-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
1 d
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Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
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Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
1 d
#7#19-
    
Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
1 d
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Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
1 d
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Sebastian Ardura S. Ardura
Gurus Deportivos Gurus Deportivos
1 d
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Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
1 d
#2#19-
    
Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
1 d
#7#17-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
2 d
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Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
2 d
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Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
2 d
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#7#19-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
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Jacob Wayne J. Wayne
Lineups Lineups
2 d
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Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
2 d
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Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at ATL
27/35, 264 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
7 rush, 62 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
24/35, 279 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, -1 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. SF
12/23, 190 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
10 rush, 82 yds, 1 td
vs. NO
26/38, 305 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at DAL
25/39, 326 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
9 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
at HOU
23/34, 304 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
8 rush, 11 yds, 2 td
Week 4 vs. KC
32/48, 387 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
8 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
at DAL
26/39, 301 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
6 rush, 35 yds, 2 td
Week 5 at CAR
22/37, 198 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
9 rush, 30 yds, 2 td
vs. PHI
21/37, 177 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. TB
12/26, 115 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
10 rush, 44 yds, 2 td
vs. MIN
17/41, 207 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LV
18/34, 236 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
13 rush, 61 yds, 0 td
at NYG
16/25, 111 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
Week 8 at DET at ATL
Week 9 vs. LAC vs. NE
Week 10 at DEN at ARI
Week 11 vs. NO vs. WAS
Week 12 at NYG at MIA
Week 13 at NYJBYE WEEK
Week 14BYE WEEK vs. ATL
Week 15 vs. WAS at BUF
Week 16 vs. NYG vs. TB
Week 17 at WAS at NO
Week 18 vs. DAL at TB
Player Projections Comparison
 
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att33.434.7
Pass Cmp20.421.7
Pass Yards262.5242.8
Pass TDs1.51.4
Ints0.71.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts9.53.7
Rush Yards52.616.3
Rush TDs0.60.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points24.016.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2021 Points 
Week 128.819.1
Week 221.819.9
Week 322.525.3
Week 428.233.5
Week 523.99.1
Week 626.016.1
Week 723.53.4
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total174.7126.4
Average25.018.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts
QB - PHI
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
On the surface level, Hurts' numbers as a passer don't actually appear to be all that bad this year. He's completing north of 60% of his passes, he has greater than 7.0 Yards Per Pass Attempt on the year, and he has 10 touchdowns to just four interceptions. However, it's important to note that these numbers don't tell the whole story. The majority of Hurts' production is coming in garbage time when defenses have taken their foot off the gas, so the stats are skewed. We are very close to Hurts playing his way out of the starting job here in Philadelphia, but he continues to be a force for fantasy football due to this late-game opportunity. Against the Lions, you're of course starting Hurts as a mid-range QB1 for fantasy. However, if Hurts can't even move the ball on this defense, it's worth noting that Gardner Minshew is now the QB2 in Philadelphia. We could see him get some playing time if Hurts can't get the job done in this plus matchup.Well, after being the QB5 in fantasy football through the first four weeks of the season, reality came crashing through the door for Darnold and the Panthers offense and the drop-off was steep. From weeks 5-7, Darnold is the QB27 in fantasy football and his play was so poor he got benched during this past week's game against the Giants. He's thrown for just 318 yards over the past two games, he has just 4.8 Yards Per Attempt over that time frame, and he has just one touchdown to two interceptions. Whatever potential was there for Darnold at the beginning of the season, it's now vanished and fantasy managers need to be very concerned. Even though this is a great matchup against Atlanta, there's no way we can view Darnold as being on the redraft radar at this point. He's a low-end QB2 at best for week eight.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
There is a disconnect between Hurts NFL value and fantasy value. From a NFL standpoint, the Eagles are (2-5) and Hurts is inconsistent as a passer. In fantasy , he has been a Top-10 option every game this season. Hurts is a safe QB1 against a Lions team that is 21st against fantasy quarterbacks.