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Sam Darnold
ADP: N/A
Bye: 13
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 25.6
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%)

Sam Darnold's Weekly Outlook

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We’ll have detailed analysis of this player’s performance added here after each week’s game. Weekly outlooks are posted Tuesday at 1pm EST each week.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Sam Darnold's 2022 Projections & Outlook

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#40 Quarterback

31.6 Projected Points

ADP Comp/Att P Yds P TD INT Att R Yds Fum
Not Available 42.2/69 464.5 2.7 2 7.5 33.8 0.2

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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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Sam Darnold, QB CAR

7:10pm EST 1/1/23

Big day for Darnold in loss

Panthers QB Sam Darnold threw for 341 yards and 3 TDs in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. He hit WR D.J. Moore, WR Shi Smith and TE Tommy Tremble for TDs. The game included a season-high 37 passing attempts for Darnold, who hadn't exceeded 24 attempts in his previous 4 starts this season. He and the Panthers close out against the Saints in Week 18.

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The Panthers announced Tuesday that QB Sam Darnold will start Sunday's game against the Broncos. Darnold himself will be far from a real fantasy-lineup option for that matchup, and we're not sure he improves the outlook for the offense on whole. But a move away from Baker Mayfield can't be bad for D.J. Moore's target shares. Moore drew 27.2% of Panthers targets in the 11 games Darnold started last season. He has garnered just 22.6% target share in Mayfield's 5 starts this year.

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Panthers HC Steve Wilks said Monday he hasn't decided yet who will start at QB for Sunday's game against the Broncos. he added that he'll make the decision ahead of Wednesday's practice. Baker Mayfield stunk (again) in the Week 11 loss to Baltimore. P.J. Walker is coming off a groin injury that kept him out of that game. Sam Darnold has yet to play this year after opening the season on IR. This decision might not really matter for fantasy football purposes outside of determining whether Mayfield will stick around and continue to silence WR D.J. Moore.

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Sam Darnold, QB CAR
Dynasty MVP 27.5
Position Rank #65 QB
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