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Jared Goff
QB - DET
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - DET
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 32-
Best Rank# 6# 21-
Worst Rank# 27# 32-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. SF vs. NYJ-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform a little worse than their average vs SFThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs NYJ-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp21.326.1
Pass Yds207.9275.6
Pass TD1.62.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total253.0145.0-
Avg Game16.912.1-
Avg Projection17.813.0-
2019 Average16.912.1-
    
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09/13
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09/07
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Get Sports Info
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09/10
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09/12
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09/11
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Chris RaybonC. Raybon
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09/13
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Justin BooneJ. Boone
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Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
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09/10
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Jared Goff
QB - DET
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - DET
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SF vs. NYJ
Week 2 at GB vs. NO
Week 3 vs. BAL at HOU
Week 4 at CHI at DAL
Week 5 at MIN vs. PHI
Week 6 vs. CIN vs. MIN
Week 7 at LAR at NYG
Week 8 vs. PHI at ATL
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. NE
Week 10 at PIT at ARI
Week 11 at CLE vs. WAS
Week 12 vs. CHI at MIA
Week 13 vs. MINBYE WEEK
Week 14 at DEN vs. ATL
Week 15 vs. ARI at BUF
Week 16 at ATL vs. TB
Week 17 at SEA at NO
Player Projections Comparison
 
Jared Goff
QB - DET
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - DET
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att39.433.8
Pass Cmp24.519.9
Pass Yards291.4232.5
Pass TDs1.81.2
Ints1.01.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.92.3
Rush Yards6.99.5
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.813.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Jared Goff
QB - DET
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - DET
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
2020 Points 
Week 111.512.2
Week 224.011.9
Week 328.29.7
Week 411.723.6
Week 525.4
Week 615.9
Week 716.92.8
Week 812.27.4
Week 9
Week 1010.5
Week 1125.0
Week 125.06.8
Week 1324.121.0
Week 1415.65.6
Week 1516.314.1
Week 1610.717.0
Week 1712.9
Total253.0145.0
Average16.912.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
Jared Goff
QB - DET
Jared Goff
Jared Goff
QB - DET
vs. SF, Sun 1pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
vs. NYJ, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
 Darnold scored 13 and 9.8 points against the Bills last season. Tre'Davious White, Micah Hyde, and Jordan Poyer make for some scary opposition in the secondary, so it's no surprise that Darnold struggled against Buffalo last year. The tough matchup means that Darnold should ride the pine even in 2QB/superflex leagues.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
If you were to go through Goff's games where he had great success last year, you'd notice a trend. The Cardinals twice (32nd), Falcons (25th), Bengals (27th), and Bucs (23rd) were the teams he had his best games against. Where did the Cowboys rank? 13th. We saw Goff drop back a massive 51 times against them in Week 15 last year where he completed 33 passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. This game is likely to be very fast paced, just as that game last year was when the teams combined for a massive 142 plays. It was a common theme, too, as both teams ranked inside the top-six in total plays per game. The Cowboys defense did lose their best cornerback in Byron Jones this offseason, as well as edge rusher Robert Quinn and interior lineman Maliek Collins, but they tried to make up for those losses by adding cornerback Trevon Diggs in the second round, interior lineman Neville Gallimore in the third, and signing Everson Griffin in free agency. They should improve, though it's hard to say they come together as a unit right away with so much turnover. Knowing how many pass attempts Goff had their last meeting when the Cowboys ran all over them should make you feel better about his floor, though the concern is that Goff has only been producing against bottom-12 defenses. Are the Cowboys that? We'll see, but I'd consider Goff a middling QB2 until we know for sure. He does have appeal in tournaments with such high play volume.Through two years of Darnold's young career, he's posted 18-plus fantasy points on eight separate occasions. None of them have come against top-tier defenses. Four of those games came in 2019, which were against the Raiders (7th-most points to quarterbacks), Washington (9th-most), Giants (3rd-most), and Cowboys (20th-most). The Bills allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks last year. In fact, there wasn't a single quarterback who finished better than the QB10 against them, so it wasn't a fluke. You can also go back to the 2018 season where they allowed just 7.58 points per game to quarterbacks. Over the last 32 games, they've allowed just 30 passing touchdowns while intercepting 36 passes. That's a big sample size, and they added talent to their defense this offseason. He played against them twice last year and threw 77 passes that netted just 374 yards (4.86 YPA) and two touchdowns. When you also factor in that Darnold will have two new starting wide receivers with no game experience together, he's an easy fade in Week 1.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Goff's fantasy week is going to come down to the game script. If you believe, as I do, that the Cowboys' offense will be too much for the Rams' defense to handle early on, you probably see the Dallas picking up an early lead. The Rams are going to be among the leaders in passing attempts per game, especially after losing Todd Gurley, as they are likely to be in a lot of positive game scripts for the passing game. Goff has two elite wideouts - Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods - to throw to and will need to drop back and pass a lot in this game.In two matchups against the Bills last season, Sam Darnold averaged just 11.3 fantasy points per game. The Bills defense continues to be one of the best overall units in the NFL and while the Jets did bring in Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims, the Bills added Josh Norman and A.J. Epenesa, arguably more impactful acquisitions. Adam Gase and the Jets' front office haven't done Darnold any favors as he continues to be stuck in a situation that holds him back.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Goff's got some reloaded weapons in LA now, but it might not be enough to vault him back into starting consideration against Dallas right away. Even though this may be a high scoring matchup, it's unlikely that Goff does enough to push himself into start-worthy status. Goff's a fine option in 2QB leagues, but he can stay on your waiver wire in your typical redraft leagues. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Cowboys were 11th against fantasy quarterbacks, but it is a new coaching staff and a new scheme in Dallas. I would not put much stock in the 11th ranking one way or another, Goff played like a QB2 most of last year and I would rank him as such until he shows otherwise.