Who Should I Start? - Week 15

Sam Darnold or Marcus Mariota

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
at NYG, Sun 1pm EST
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
vs. HOU, Sat 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 32-
Best Rank# 18# 28-
Worst Rank# 23# 32-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at NYG vs. HOU-
Matchup Rank2123-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp1919.4
Pass Yds207.7211.8
Pass TD1.11.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total169.9113.3-
Avg Game13.111.3-
Avg Projection15.411.4-
Week 145.89.8-
    
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Injury Alert-
Weather48 F, Partly Cloudy48 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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  Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIA
9/16, 103 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
3 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
at DET
16/21, 198 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
6 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. HOU
vs. MIA
25/41, 334 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at JAC
12/18, 100 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
7 rush, 51 yds, 0 td
at CLE
15/31, 169 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
Week 4 vs. PHI
30/43, 344 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
10 rush, 46 yds, 1 td
at JAC
17/34, 167 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at BUF
14/26, 129 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
vs. DEN
10/22, 198 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
3 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. BAL
10/15, 117 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
vs. IND
24/30, 280 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
6 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LAC
24/32, 237 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
7 rush, 38 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
17/42, 206 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
6 rush, 18 yds, 1 td
Week 8BYE WEEK at CHI
14/29, 153 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at DAL
21/29, 240 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
10 rush, 32 yds, 1 td
at MIA
21/39, 229 pass yds, 0 td, 4 int
Week 10 vs. NE
16/24, 228 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
Week 11 at IND
10/13, 85 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 12 at HOU
22/23, 303 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
6 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
vs. NE
Week 13 vs. NYJ
20/35, 282 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 43 yds, 0 td
at TEN
Week 14 vs. JAC
18/24, 162 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
4 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
at BUF
16/24, 170 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 15 at NYG vs. HOU
Week 16 vs. WAS vs. GB
Week 17 vs. IND at NE
  Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
at NYG, Sun 1pm EST
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
vs. HOU, Sat 4pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att30.333.2
Pass Cmp20.019.3
Pass Yards227.8228.6
Pass TDs1.31.1
Ints0.91.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts5.22.2
Rush Yards26.47.0
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.411.4
   
  Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2018 Points 
Week 11.613.8
Week 213.5
Week 39.12.8
Week 430.411.5
Week 54.218.4
Week 67.218.0
Week 715.312.0
Week 812.3
Week 922.81.2
Week 1021.3
Week 113.1
Week 1222.9
Week 1321.6
Week 145.89.8
Week 154.6
Week 16
Week 17
  Marcus Mariota
QB - TEN
Marcus Mariota
at NYG, Sun 1pm EST
Sam Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
vs. HOU, Sat 4pm EST
Expert 
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
Mariota wasn't asked to do much last week as Derrick Henry ran wild against the Jaguars, but the fact remains that Mariota's season has been a statistical rollercoaster. He has yet to string together more than two good fantasy performances in a row, and faces a deceptively tough matchup this week with a Giants defense that has allowed just eight passing scores over the last seven games. It is hard to trust Mariota as anything more than a low-end QB2.Darnold hasn't thrown multiple touchdown passes or 230+ yards since Week 6, and has a below average matchup this week with an aggressive Texans defense. Darnold is not a realistic streaming candidate, and isn't even a good start in two-QB leagues.
Scott Engel
RotoExperts
NYG have held 3 of past 5 opposing QBs to under 14 points 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's a good thing the Titans didn't need to rely on Mariota last week, as he was off his game once again. The Giants haven't been a good matchup for quarterbacks all season, though the losses of Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, and Landon Collins have consequences at some point, right? They allowed Josh Johnson to finish as the No. 3 quarterback last week as he took over in relief of Mark Sanchez, though that was just the fourth time all season the Giants allowed a top-12 performance. They've allowed multiple passing touchdowns in just four games this year, including just one in their last seven games. Knowing that, it shouldn't surprise you they boast the fifth-lowest touchdown percentage in the league at 3.80 percent. One important note is that they've allowed at least 29 rushing yards to quarterbacks on six different occasions, and Mariota ranks sixth in rushing yards (339) among quarterbacks. They've also allowed to rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks over the last four weeks. This appears to be a game that shouldn't net a whole lot of attempts for Mariota, so that combined with the low touchdown-rate of the Giants doesn't present much potential. He should be able to post middling to low-end QB2 numbers due to his rushing totals, but he's not very appealing as a streamer.