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Jared Goff


#32 Quarterback

297 Projected Points

ADP: 17.10
Bye: 9
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 26
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.75

2021 Projections & Outlook


#32 Quarterback

297 Projected Points

ADP Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds Fum
17.10 353/552 4030 24 13 65

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What You Need to Know:

  • Goff has apparently gotten worse as a deep passer. He threw a career-low 7.5% of his attempts into that range (20+ yards downfield) in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus. Even so, Goff posted:
    • His worst deep-passing grade to date
    • His worst adjusted completion rate deep since his rookie campaign
    • His 2nd-worst deep-ball passer rating, ahead of only his 2019 mark
  • Among 41 QBs with 15+ deep attempts last year, Goff ranked 31st in adjusted completion rate, 32nd in passer rating and 35th in passing grade.
  • Goff has fared much better in the intermediate range (10-19 yards downfield). He ranked 16th in passing grade to that level in 2020, 9th in 2019, 12th in 2018 and 24th in 2017.
  • Success in the deeper ranges matter because they beef up the QB’s fantasy scoring. Goff has topped 20 fantasy points per game twice in his career: the 2 seasons in which he topped 90.0 in PFF deep-passing grade and 95.0 in passer rating on deep balls.
  • Those 2 seasons also found the largest percentage of Goff’s attempts flying to the deep range: 11.5% and 11.2%. Each of those beat his 2020 deep share by at least 3.7 percentage points.
  • Goff leaves a Rams offense with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp as the lead WRs -- plus Brandin Cooks and Sammy Watkins in previous seasons -- for a Lions offense with a shrug emoji currently topping the WR depth chart.
  • Detroit let Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola walk this offseason. The Lions signed Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman in free agency and drafted Amon-Ra St. Brown in Round 4.
  • Quintez Cephus is the top returning producer at the position, with his 35 targets and 20-349-2 receiving line in 2020.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Goff seemed to be coming along a couple of years ago, which is why the Rams gave him a then-record extension in September 2019. Less than 2 years later, they paid Detroit a 1st-round pick to take on his contract, in exchange for a 33-year-old Matthew Stafford. If Goff has any real-life rebound potential or fantasy appeal, we’ll need to see it before buying in. An unexciting player lands in what looks like 1 of the league’s worst offensive situations -- especially at wideout. Pass in all formats.


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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is told that there will be an "open competition" this offseason between Rams QBs Jared Goff and John Wolford. Goff has been far too inconsistent from game to game in 4 seasons under Sean McVay -- but it'd frankly be a major surprise if he lost a battle to Wolford, a former undrafted free agent who didn't even complete 60% of his passes at Wake Forest. The takeaway here, though, is that Goff is on thin ice in Los Angeles. We'll see if the Rams add any additional competition this offseason.

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Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) was a full-go in Tuesday's practice, while QB John Wolford (stinger) was sidelined. HC Sean McVay wouldn't say who will start vs. the Packers on Saturday, but it's seemingly trending toward Goff. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

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Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. "No word yet on if he's starting or if he's the emergency QB," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted. We'll see whether Goff's actually starting this game or if it's John Wolford. You shouldn't be using him in fantasy either way.

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Rams QB John Wolford "took the majority of snaps" in practice this week and is "prepared to start," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jared Goff reportedly threw well this week despite his injured thumb and is "pushing to play." HC Sean McVay has yet to decide which guy will start, per Rapoport. We'll see about this situation on Saturday.

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Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Seahawks after a limited week of practice. HC Sean McVay has been non-committal on Goff's status, but The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue notes that Goff had "good velocity" on short- and medium-range passes on Thursday. Goff said afterward that he's "progressing well." It seems like he has a legitimate chance to start this weekend. We'll find out for sure around 3 pm ET on Saturday.

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