The Jets have ruled QB Sam Darnold out for Sunday's game against the Eagles. He reportedly took plenty of practice reps this week, but the swelling in his spleen has not yet decreased to the point where it's safe for him to return to contact. That means another Luke Falk start for the Jets and a tremendous fantasy matchup for the Eagles' team defense.
Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) remained limited in Thursday's practice. "It's a tough thing because you want to stay safe," Darnold said afterward. "I want to make sure I'm safe out there and I'm not gonna die." We're not expecting Darnold to play against the Eagles this weekend, leaving Luke Falk under center again.
Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) has been cleared for non-contact drills, HC Adam Gase said Monday. "Not quite the all-clear they were hoping for," Ian Rapoport tweets. It sounds like Darnold is still iffy to be ready for this weekend's game against the Eagles. We'll continue to monitor his progress.
Jets HC Adam Gase announced that QB Trevor Siemian needs surgery on the ankle he hurt in Monday night's loss to the Browns and will miss the rest of the season. So the Jets will turn to QB #3, Luke Falk, for as long as Sam Darnold remains out with his mono. Falk completed 20 of 25 passes for 198 yards in relief of Siemian on Monday -- but most of that came with Cleveland playing soft defense with a big lead late in the game. Falk isn't a fantasy option, and you should try to avoid the Jets passing game until Darnold returns.