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Quarterback, New York Jets

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Draft: 2018 Round 1 (3)
College: Southern California
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 221 DOB: 1997-06-05 Age: 21
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#30 6 -

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 NYJ 7 124 221 56.1 1,552 10 10 25 39 1.6 1 127.5 18.2
2018 (Projected) NYJ   212 366 57.9 2,528 16 11 32 74 2.3 1 203.8  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Jets used the third overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft to select USC quarterback Sam Darnold, a highly touted young quarterback who presumably will be the face of the franchise for the next decade. At 6'4, 225 pounds, Darnold has the prototypical size and arm strength to be a star quarterback in the NFL. As a redshirt freshman in 2016, Darnold completed 67% of his passes, with 3086 passing yards and 31 touchdowns in 13 games for the Trojans. As a sophomore last season, Darnold completed only 63% of his throws and threw four more interceptions, but he logged nearly 1000 more passing yards and increased his yards per attempt.

The Jets will likely begin the season with McCown under center as Darnold continues to get acclimated to the NFL. There is no doubt that the job will eventually be his at some point in the near future, but fantasy owners in single quarterback leagues should wait to pull the trigger until Darnold proves to be a viable fantasy asset.
Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Sam Darnold
QB2QB2 Josh McCown
Jets Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Sam Darnold solid in Jets debut
Rookie throws for 198-2-1 in rout of Lions
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 11, 8:16 am

New York Jets
Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold completed 16 of 21 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns, but the most telling number was this: He had only four incomplete passes after the pick-six on his first throw. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Darnold stayed in constant contact with backup and mentor Josh McCown during the game, with both players soaking up the success after the opening snafu. Darnold is worth adding in 12-team leagues as a fantasy backup, and is a must-own in dynasty leagues.

Sam Darnold gets the Week 1 starting nod
Rookie beat out Josh McCown
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 3, 6:10 pm

New York Jets
Jets are officially naming QB Sam Darnold as the starter, per sources.

FFToday's Take: The Jets believe they have their franchise quarterback and aren't going to wait to see if he is ready for the challenge. The No. 3 overall pick completed 64.4 percent of his passes in the preseason, but his 5.4 yards per attempt is not the stuff of legend. Darnold is obviously a strong dynasty hold, but he should only be considered as a bye-week fill-in as a rookie.

Sam Darnold the favorite to start Week 1
Rookie poised to beat out Josh McCown
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 16, 3:00 pm

New York Jets
Barring deer-in-the-headlights moments over the next couple weeks, it’d be an upset if Sam Darnold isn’t the Week 1 starter. The brain trust is happier with this kid with each passing day, according to people familiar with the organization’s giddiness level. (New York Daily News)

FFToday's Take: Darnold doesn't figure to have much of a Year 1 impact in terms of being a regular fantasy starter, but this is great news for the future of the Jets. Owners would be advised to watch him play against Washington on Thursday to see if he locks onto a particular receiver, as it may offer a bit of a hint if there is a potential sleeper in green and white. Darnold obviously is a solid dynasty buy.

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET W 48-17 16 21 76.2 198 2 1 6 -1 -0.2 0 17.8
2 MIA L 12-20 25 41 61.0 334 1 2 2 1 0.5 0 20.8
3 at CLE L 17-21 15 31 48.4 169 0 2 0 0 - 0 8.5
4 at JAC L 12-31 17 34 50.0 167 1 0 2 8 4.0 0 13.2
5 DEN W 34-16 10 22 45.5 198 3 1 3 5 1.7 0 22.4
6 IND W 42-34 24 30 80.0 280 2 1 6 8 1.3 0 22.8
7 MIN L 17-37 17 42 40.5 206 1 3 6 18 3.0 1 22.1

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