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Jared Goff
ADP: 14.11
Bye: 6
Experience: 6 Yr(s)
Age: 27.7
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 222
40 Time: 4.82
SPARQx (Rank): 81.50 (21%)
Burst Score (Rank): 102.30 (13%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.64 (34%)
Throw Velocity (Rank): 58.00 (85%)

Jared Goff's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#38 Quarterback

246.3 Projected Points

ADP Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds Fum
14.11 356.4/540 3888 24.3 11.3 33 69.2 2.5

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Basic StatsJared Goff's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Goff's first season with the Lions turned up six top-14 fantasy weeks. He maxed out as the QB6 (vs. Minnesota).
  • He tossed 0 TDs in 5 outings, hurt by a Lions offense that lacked depth and reliable pass volume. Goff tossed 30 or fewer passes 5 times.
  • Goff played through an oblique injury in Week 10, forcing 1 absence. He missed Week 16 on the COVID list and Week 17 with a knee injury.
  • T.J. Hockenson and D’Andre Swift also combined to miss 9 games.
  • Goff’s play did improve down the stretch, right alongside the emergence of Amon-Ra St. Brown. Goff hit 2+ TD passes in 4 of his final games. He completed 69.6% of his passes over that stretch.
  • Per Pro Football Reference, Goff ranked 26th among 33 qualifiers in net yards per attempt. He sat 22nd in TD rate; 12th in completion rate.
  • The latter mark isn’t too surprising considering his 6.4-yard average depth of target. That set a career low and ranked last in the above sample.
  • Following seasons with 2, 2 and 4 rushing scores, Goff posted 0 rushing TDs in ’21.
  • The ’22 Lions let OC Anthony Lynn walk. New OC Ben Johnson takes over after serving as the team’s TE coach. It’s not yet clear if Johnson or HC Dan Campbell will call plays.
  • St. Brown talked up Johnson’s role in OTAs. Note that Johnson assumed the role of pass-game coordinator in the middle of last season. “I think Ben stepping in halfway through the season really helped us as an offense with the pass game. I love him,” St. Brown said. “I think he’s one of the better coaches I’ve ever been around, and I’m super excited for him to be the offensive coordinator.”
  • The Lions added free agent WR D.J. Chark as a vertical field stretcher. However, he missed most of 2021 with an ankle fracture.
  • Detroit used a Round 1 pick on Alabama speedster Jameson Williams. Coming off a December ACL tear, though, he’s no better than 50/50 to play Week 1.
  • Led by OTs Taylor Decker and Penei Swell, Goff’s O-line at least profiles as an asset.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Last year, Goff showed flashes of why he was the top pick back in 2016.

Ultimately, he finished just outside the top-20 in fantasy PPG.

While his supporting cast improved for 2022, Goff’s unlikely to be a go-to streamer this fall.

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Jared Goff, QB DET

9:40am EST 2/21/22

Goff likely to stay put

Chris Burke of The Athletic writes that the Lions “are not cutting Jared Goff … [and] they’re probably not trading him either.” Goff is set to count ~$31 million against Detroit’s ’22 cap, and moving on just doesn’t make sound financial sense for them or a potential suitor. GM Brad Holmes said the following after the regular season (per The Athletic): “Jared, I can’t say enough about his resiliency — and I’ve been talking about it at length. You guys [the media] have heard me talk about it all of the time about just the mental toughness and the physical toughness and his resiliency. That’s why he fit from the very get-go.” Ultimately, Goff is just a QB3 in early best ball drafts.

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Lions beat writer Kyle Meinke wonders if QB Jared Goff's late-season play was enough to earn him the long-term starting job. “Goff was acquired to help stabilize the offense until Detroit could draft a long-term solution," Menike writes. “But [Goff] was so good down the stretch that he might have played himself into the conversation for that role.” The former Ram improved down the stretch when HC Dan Campbell took over play-calling duties. But the real dilemma here is a lack of top-tier QBs in the 2022 draft. While Detroit holds the 2nd overall pick, expect them to address a need elsewhere.

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Lions QB Jared Goff (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Packers. That’s good news for WR Amon-Ra St. Brown and RB D’Andre Swift.

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Lions QB Jared Goff (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Packers after a limited week of practice. We’ll find out whether he’s playing around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

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Dynasty Overview View QB Dynasty Rankings »

Jared Goff, QB DET
Dynasty MVP 212.1
Position Rank #30 QB
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
724
1,131
1,685
Dynasty Write-up
Detroit added no competition this offseason, so Goff will enter Week 1 as the Lions' starter. His odds of playing well and holding that job longer term were boosted with the additions of WRs Jameson Williams and D.J. Chark.
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