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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Recommendation

Updated: Oct 22nd, 2020
98%
Recommended by
122 of 124 experts
2%
Recommended by
2 of 124 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 35-
Best Rank# 15# 28-
Worst Rank# 26# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. TB vs. BUF-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs TBThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs BUF-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp20.421.3
Pass Yds186.6219.6
Pass TD11.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total96.157.4-
Avg Game19.214.4-
Avg Projection15.910.5-
Week 6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Derek CarrSam DarnoldAdd Player
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
13 m
#23-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
14 m
#17#35-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
25 m
#21-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
26 m
#22-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
34 m
#21#35-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
37 m
#25-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
43 m
#23#28-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
45 m
#22#28-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
45 m
#21-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
46 m
#20-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
1 h
#25-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
1 h
#19#35-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 h
#21-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 h
#20-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 h
#21#35-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 h
#17-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 h
#21-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 h
#21-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#26-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#22-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 h
#24-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
2 h
#24-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
#23-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 h
#16#29-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 h
#20-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 h
#22-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#23-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
3 h
#23-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 h
#22-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
3 h
#22-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
3 h
#22-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
3 h
#23-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 h
#23-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#21-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 h
#21-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
3 h
#24-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 h
#18#27-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#18-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#24-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
4 h
#24-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
4 h
#23-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
4 h
#23-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
4 h
#25-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
5 h
#20-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
5 h
#26#15-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
5 h
#22-
    
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
5 h
#23-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
5 h
#23-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
6 h
#16-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
6 h
#23-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
6 h
#22-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
6 h
#12-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
6 h
#18-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
6 h
#22#28-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
7 h
#22#26-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
7 h
#20#24-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
7 h
#22-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
7 h
#21-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
7 h
#22-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
7 h
#25-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
8 h
#25#23-
    
8 h
#15#27-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
9 h
#19-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
9 h
#24-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
9 h
#22-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
10 h
#22-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
10 h
#22-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
11 h
#22#35-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
13 h
#22-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
14 h
#22-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
15 h
#22-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
16 h
#13#27-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
17 h
#22-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
17 h
#22-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
18 h
#21-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
18 h
#22-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
18 h
#19-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
18 h
#20-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
19 h
#22-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
20 h
#25-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
20 h
#23-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
20 h
#24-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
21 h
#22#30-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
21 h
#23-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
21 h
#19-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
24 h
#20-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
1 d
#22-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 d
#22-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#19-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#23-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 d
#26-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#21-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#21-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#27-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#24-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#23-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#22-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
1 d
#22-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#24-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#22-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#22-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#15-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#22-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
1 d
#22-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#17-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#26-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#22-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
1 d
#25-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#21-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#22-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#21-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#24-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#24-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#22-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#22-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#23-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
#21-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#22-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#24-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#18-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
2 d
#9-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#23-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#18-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#20-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR
22/30, 239 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
at BUF
21/35, 215 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NO
28/38, 284 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
21/32, 179 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at NE
24/32, 261 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at IND
17/29, 168 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
5 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. BUF
32/44, 311 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 20 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
23/42, 230 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
6 rush, 84 yds, 1 td
Week 5 at KC
22/31, 347 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
Week 6BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 7 vs. TB vs. BUF
Week 8 at CLE at KC
Week 9 at LAC vs. NE
Week 10 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. KC at LAC
Week 12 at ATL vs. MIA
Week 13 at NYJ vs. LV
Week 14 vs. IND at SEA
Week 15 vs. LAC at LAR
Week 16 vs. MIA vs. CLE
Week 17 at DEN at NE
Player Projections Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att34.633.6
Pass Cmp23.820.4
Pass Yards265.5168.7
Pass TDs1.60.9
Ints0.70.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.83.1
Rush Yards5.010.2
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.910.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
2020 Points 
Week 113.612.2
Week 221.711.9
Week 315.49.7
Week 420.423.6
Week 525.0
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total96.157.4
Average19.214.4
Notes for Player Combination
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
vs. TB, Sun 4pm EDT
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
vs. BUF, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Through five weeks, Carr's 11 touchdown passes ranked sixth in the NFL. His 73.1 percent completion-rate ranked as the No. 2 quarterback behind only Teddy Bridgewater. Keep in mind he lost Tyrell Williams before the season started and was then missing Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards for two games. What he's done while working through that is might impressive. Still, he ranked as the No. 12 quarterback, just highlighting how limited his ceiling is without any totals on the ground. Now onto the Bucs, who've actually allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points per offensive play this year. They're allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opponents, behind only the Colts and Bears. What makes it even more impressive is that teams have dropped back to pass on 64.5 percent of their plays, which ranks as the third-highest number in football, so it's not a lack of trying. They've allowed just 13.25 fantasy points per game through the air alone, which ranks as the fourth-lowest mark in the league. It makes sense as they've allowed the fourth-fewest points per actual pass attempt (0.37). In case you needed to be reminded, Carr has totaled 3.4 fantasy points on the ground all year. Pressure will be key for the Bucs (rank second in the league in pressure and sacks), as Carr is the second-best quarterback in the league from a clean pocket (124.4 QB Rating) but 11th when under pressure (89.1 QB Rating). Carr should not be someone you're aiming to stream this week and is just a low-end QB2 even in Superflex/2QB formats. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Carr was able to succeed in a tough matchup a couple of weeks ago, but it's difficult to see how he has a big game in this one. The Bucs defense has been making life very difficult for opposing QBs. Carr should be viewed as a low-end QB2 this week.