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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
at HOU, Thu 8pm EDT
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
vs. CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
IR
 
 
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Percent


Updated: Sep 22nd, 2021
100%
Recommended by
101 of 101 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 101 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16-
Best Rank# 11-
Worst Rank# 19-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at HOU vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform a little better than their average vs HOUThis is a 3 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.710.3
Pass Yds172.795.7
Pass TD1.30.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total39.040.1-
Avg Game19.520.1-
Avg Projection17.7-
Week 219.916.5-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Sam DarnoldTyrod TaylorAdd Player
    
Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
12 m
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Aaron Schill A. Schill
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
35 m
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Zach Brunner Z. Brunner
FlurrySports FlurrySports
36 m
#16-
    
Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
39 m
#18-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
45 m
#11-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
55 m
#15-
    
Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
60 m
#11-
    
Eric Moody E. Moody
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
1 h
#16-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 h
#15-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 h
#17-
    
Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
1 h
#24-
    
Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
2 h
#16-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
2 h
#17-
    
Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
2 h
#12-
    
Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
2 h
#18-
    
Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
3 h
#17-
    
Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
3 h
#16-
    
Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
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3 h
#12-
    
Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
3 h
#16-
    
David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
3 h
#14-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
3 h
#16-
    
Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
4 h
#15-
    
Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
4 h
#15-
    
Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
4 h
#17-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
4 h
#16-
    
Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
4 h
#16-
    
KJ K.
Fantasy Team Advice Fantasy Team Advice
4 h
#24-
    
Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
5 h
#17-
    
Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
5 h
#18-
    
Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
5 h
#20-
    
Sebastian Ardura S. Ardura
Gurus Deportivos Gurus Deportivos
6 h
#18-
    
Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
6 h
#18-
    
Heath Capps H. Capps
Fake Teams Fake Teams
6 h
#17-
    
Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
7 h
#16-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
7 h
#2-
    
Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland Punch Drunk Wonder...
7 h
#16-
    
Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
7 h
#26-
    
Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
7 h
#16-
    
Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#17-
    
Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
8 h
#13-
    
Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
8 h
#17-
    
Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
8 h
#17-
    
Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
8 h
#17-
    
Peter Rogers P. Rogers
NerdBall Fantay Football NerdBall Fantay Fo...
8 h
#15-
    
Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
8 h
#14-
    
Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#15-
    
Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
9 h
#16-
    
Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
9 h
#18-
    
Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
9 h
#18-
    
Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
10 h
#12-
    
Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
10 h
#16-
    
Scott Spratt S. Spratt
Football Outsiders Football Outsiders
10 h
#20-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
10 h
#17-
    
Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
10 h
#19-
    
Jonathan Stone J. Stone
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
11 h
#16-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
11 h
#19-
    
Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
11 h
#19-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
12 h
#17-
    
Dale DeMott D. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
12 h
#13-
    
Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
12 h
#14-
    
Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
12 h
#15-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
13 h
#16-
    
Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
13 h
#16-
    
Bob Van Duser B. Van Duser
Dynasty Rewind Dynasty Rewind
14 h
#17-
    
John Paulsen J. Paulsen
4for4.com 4for4.com
16 h
#16-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
16 h
#16-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
17 h
#19-
    
Site Projections S. Projections
numberFire numberFire
18 h
#26-
    
James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
20 h
#16-
    
Zach Greubel Z. Greubel
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
20 h
#14-
    
Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
20 h
#17-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
21 h
#13-
    
Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
21 h
#18-
    
Nader Saba N. Saba
SleeperWire SleeperWire
22 h
#26#28-
    
Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
23 h
#19-
    
Jeff DiMatteo J. DiMatteo
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
23 h
#14-
    
Armando Crespo A. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
24 h
#19-
    
Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
24 h
#16-
    
Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 d
#17-
    
Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
1 d
#18-
    
Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#17-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
1 d
#15-
    
Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
#16-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#17-
    
Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
1 d
#11-
    
Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#16-
    
Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
1 d
#13-
    
Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
1 d
#18-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#16-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
1 d
#18-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#20-
    
Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
#16-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#18-
    
Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
1 d
#11-
    
Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
1 d
#18-
    
Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
1 d
#18-
    
Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
2 d
#19-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
2 d
#9-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
2 d
#26-
    
Kent Weyrauch K. Weyrauch
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
2 d
#24-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYJ
24/35, 279 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
5 rush, -1 yds, 1 td
vs. JAC
21/33, 291 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. NO
26/38, 305 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
at CLE
10/11, 125 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, 15 yds, 1 td
Week 3 at HOU vs. CAR
Week 4 at DAL at BUF
Week 5 vs. PHI vs. NE
Week 6 vs. MIN at IND
Week 7 at NYG at ARI
Week 8 at ATL vs. LAR
Week 9 vs. NE at MIA
Week 10 at ARIBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. WAS at TEN
Week 12 at MIA vs. NYJ
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. IND
Week 14 vs. ATL vs. SEA
Week 15 at BUF at JAC
Week 16 vs. TB vs. LAC
Week 17 at NO at SF
Week 18 at TB vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
at HOU, Thu 8pm EDT
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
vs. CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
IR
Passing
   
Pass Att34.5
Pass Cmp22.5
Pass Yards253.9
Pass TDs1.6
Ints1.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.1
Rush Yards13.6
Rush TDs0.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
2021 Points 
Week 119.123.6
Week 219.916.5
Week 3
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Week 11
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Week 17
Week 18
Total39.040.1
Average19.520.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold
QB - CAR
at HOU, Thu 8pm EDT
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor
QB - HOU
vs. CAR, Thu 8pm EDT
IR
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Sam Darnold looked purely like a game manager in week one against the Jets, but he was able to open things up a bit more in week two and actually put together a solid performance against the defense that had just completely shut down Aaron Rodgers. Darnold was able to hit the 300-yard benchmark while averaging 8.0 Yards Per Attempt and found the end zone twice. Looking forward to week three, Houston's allowing an average of two passing touchdowns per game so far and Darnold could easily return value as a streaming option in this matchup. There are some better options you can pivot to this week, but if you're in a pinch, Darnold should be available on your waiver wire to scoop up and play. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Darnold is averaging 19.48 fantasy points over the first two weeks of the year, Darnold is a QB2 on a short week on the road.