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Sam Darnold
ADP: N/A
Bye: 13
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 25.4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
40 Time: 4.85
SPARQx (Rank): 82.90 (25%)
Burst Score (Rank): 98.90 (7%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.36 (64%)

Injury PredictorSam Darnold's Injury Guide

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

43%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

3.3%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

1.70

Durability

4

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 29, 2017 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Darnold dealt with an ankle injury for much of the 2017 season. He didn't miss any games but was pulled early from at least 1 game.
Nov 4, 2018 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Darnold missed 3 games with a sprained right foot.
Sep 12, 2019 NFL Cervical Throat Mononucleosis Darnold was diagnosed with mononucleosis and missed practices ahead of the Week 2 game against the Browns. He missed 3 games due to the illness
Oct 1, 2020 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Darnold suffered a sprained shoulder in the loss vs. Broncos. He missed 2 games
Nov 1, 2020 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Darnold re-injured his shoulder in the loss vs. Kansas City. He missed 2 games
Oct 31, 2021 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Darnold sustained a concussion during the fourth quarter of Week 8's game in Atlanta
Nov 7, 2021 NFL Shoulder Scapula Fracture Darnold suffered a crack of the shoulder scapula in his throwing arm in Week 9's game against the Patriots
Sep 1, 2022 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Darnold went down in the preseason. He came off IR on November 7.

Basic StatsSam Darnold's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • New team, same result: Darnold isn’t very good.
  • He started 2021 solidly, completing 67.8% of passes at 8.1 yards per attempt with 5 TDs (and 3 INTs) and tallying 3 games of more than 300 yards. But he didn’t reach 220 yards again in 8 more appearances, averaging just 167.3 per game the rest of the way.
  • Carolina tried some P.J. Walker and Cam Newton, but neither fared much better. The team then drafted Matt Corral in Round 3. Rumors now have a Baker Mayfield trade nearing.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

It’s not worth digging further into Darnold’s numbers. He’s had 4 years with 2 teams to show he doesn’t stink, but his TD rate and yards per attempt have fallen vs. the beginning of his career. The only reason to draft Darnold is to take a chance at stacking him with a Panthers pass-catcher as the 3rd QB on your best-ball roster. Even that move has a shot to leave you with a dead roster spot.

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P.J. Walker, QB CAR

11:40am EST 11/14/22

P.J. Walker suffers high-ankle sprain vs. Falcons, out for Week 11

The Panthers announced Monday morning that QB Baker Mayfield will start Sunday's game at Baltimore. That's because P.J. Walker suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday's win over the Falcons, interim HC Steve Wilks revealed. Mayfield most recently tallied 155 yards and 2 TDs in 2nd-half mop-up duty of the lopsided Week 9 loss at Cincinnati. Before that, of course, he played terrible through the 1st 5 games. The team also reportedly has "some interest in seeing Sam Darnold in action at some point," a ringing endorsement by way of ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Here's hoping you don't need to use a Carolina QB in your fantasy football lineup anytime soon.

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The Panthers activated QB Sam Darnold (ankle) from IR. He's been practicing for a couple of weeks but is now evidently ready for game action. We'll see who Carolina goes with at QB vs. the Falcons this weekend. QB P.J. Walker was benched at halftime of the loss to the Bengals. QB Baker Mayfield played his best football of the season over the 2nd half, completing 14 of 20 passes for 155 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs.

View all Sam Darnold Shark Bites »

Panthers QB Sam Darnold (ankle) has been designated to return from IR and will return to practice this week. With QBs Baker Mayfield and P.J. Walker both banged up and playing horribly, we'll likely get Darnold back in our lives at some point this season. Of course, you can leave him on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues.

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