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QB NYJ

College: USC | 2 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 225 lbs
Birth Date: 6/5/1997
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 4

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Darnold showed well in his rookie year, throwing for nearly 3,000 yards with 18 total touchdowns despite missing three games because of a foot injury. He played his best football late in the season, having five touchdowns without a turnover his last three games. He did have a few turnover issues throughout the season, getting picked off 15 times. He had four games with multiple interceptions. Darnold seemed to learn from his mistakes, though, and played better, mistake free football as the season progressed. Darnold didn't have the greatest weapons to work with offensively last season, so he will need some help at receiver and running back if he hopes to elevate his game this year. New head coach Adam Gase should be a big plus for Darnold. He is an offensive-minded coach with a good history of mentoring quarterbacks. Darnold has a great arm, can make plays down the field or on shorter throws, and also moves around the pocket pretty well. He will turn the ball over, though, which was an issue last season,

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Darnold was spot start material as a rookie with little help, so he has some potential to improve this year. He is a young player with a lot of promise. He isn't a plug-in starter yet but could reach that level soon. For now, consider him more of a platoon quarterback. He can throw for 3,500 yards with 25 total scores and 13 or so interceptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

To understand the excitement building around the development of second-year quarterback Sam Darnold under the tutelage of new head coach Adam Gase, look no further than new Jets wide-receiver coach Shawn Jefferson, who recently used four curses in two sentences to describe the throwing abilities of the former USC signal-caller. The PG translation? Sam Darnold has a cannon and is really, really accurate.After taking him third overall in last years draft, the Jets, and their fans are expecting more in Darnolds sophomore campaign after last years lackluster rookie offering. His first pass of the season was a pick-six and from there the season didnt go that much better. Through the first 9 games of the season, Darnold had just 11 touchdowns, with 11 interceptions to match. Darnold then missed Weeks 10 12 with an ankle injury but came back to finish strong in the last four games of the season, throwing six touchdowns to only one interception. Additionally, he completed 64% of his passes, which was a significant improvement over the 55% rate that he had posted prior to the injury.Besides now being under the care of Gase, a supposed offensive guru, Darnold is also surrounded with better weapons. The Jets brought in Jamison Crowder and Ty Montgomery, to join a healthy Quincy Enunwa and emerging tight end Chris Herndon. Oh, and they also added all-world running back, LeVeon Bell.With new and improved weapons, in a new and improved system, Darnold is poised to make a large leap forward in his second year. With an NFBC ADP of #128 overall, as the 25th QB being taken, Darnold arguably has the upside of a QB1, but with the price-tag of Andy Dalton.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Player Notes
Nov 17 11:10pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold completed 19 of 30 passes for 293 yards and a season-high four touchdowns in a win over the Redskins. This is the second week Darnold was 19-for-30 passing but this one was much better for fantasy owners with the four touchdowns. Darnold has had his rough games this season, but he's taken advantage of a soft schedule lately. He'll try and stay hot in another good matchup next week at home against the Raiders.

From RotoBaller

Nov 17 8:53pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold completed 19-of-30 passes for 293 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins. He became the youngest player in Jets franchise history to toss four TDs in a game. Joe Namath was nine days older when he did it Nov. 21, 1965.

Fantasy Spin: Next up is a favorable game at home against the Oakland Raiders and their leaky pass defense. He isn't a bad streaming option if your primary option has a bye, injury or difficult matchup.

From TheHuddle

Nov 15 6:53pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

Fantasy Spin: Darnold is coming off a decent Week 10 performance and should have another favorable matchup this week. He probably should not be used in standard leagues but could be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 15 3:43pm ET

New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley (groin), DB Matthias Farley (quad), OL Ryan Kalil (knee) and LB Paul Worrilow (quad) were unable to practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. CB Darryl Roberts (calf) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. RB Le'Veon Bell (ribs, knee, illness), LB Brandon Copeland (hip, thumb), LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee), OL Alex Lewis (elbow), DL Steve McLendon (neck), OL Kelvin Beachum (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (knee, hamstring) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DL Henry Anderson (shoulder) was upgraded to full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson was a limited participant in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. RB Josh Adams (illness), QB Sam Darnold (thumb), WR Jamison Crowder (knee, quad), WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring, hip), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), OL Tom Compton (back), LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), DB Blessuan Austin (knee) and DB Nate Hairston (thumb, knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Nov 15 1:40pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will look to keep the momentum from a rare win in a road affair with the Redskins this Sunday. Darnold did not have a turnover for the first time since Week 6 in a win vs the Giants, and showed the ability to make some plays when he had time to throw the ball. Despite Darnold showing some improvement, he's a risky fantasy starter given how bad the Jets offense has looked most of the season thanks to poor offensive line play and Darnold's nine interceptions to only seven touchdowns. Darnold is a low-end QB2 who's fantasy appeal is limited to 2QB leagues.

From RotoBaller

Nov 14 6:13pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

Fantasy Spin: Darnold has struggled at times since returning from his illness but will have a favorable matchup this week. He probably should be avoided in most standard leagues but can be a starting option in two quarterback leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 13 7:50pm ET

New York Jets chief executive officer Christopher Johnson said that head coach Adam Gase will return next season despite a current 2-7 record. "I want to assure you there will be no changes in coaches here," Johnson said in an opening statement to reporters. "Adam has the trust of this team. He has the trust of Sam [Darnold]. He has Joe [Douglas'] trust. He has my trust. He's a good man, he's a good coach." Gase has led a very poor offense so far in 2019, with both quarterback Sam Darnold and running back Le'Veon Bell having extremely frustrating seasons. The Jets, however, have a chance to win two in a row in Week 11 in a good matchup with the Redskins.

From RotoBaller

Nov 13 5:33pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (thumb) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Spin: Darnold is coming off a decent Week 10 performance but only has two touchdown passes in the last two weeks. He should have a favorable matchup this week but may only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 10 6:13pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold went 19-for-30 for 230 yards and one touchdown against the New York Giants in Week 10. He also rushed for 25 yards and one touchdown on three carries during the game.

Fantasy Spin: Darnold snapped his four-game interception streak this week and posted at least two total touchdowns for the third time in six games. He will be facing the Washington Redskins next week but may still only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 10 5:00pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold completed 19 of 30 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown in a Week 10 win over the Giants. Darnold added 25 yards and a touchdown on three rushing attempts and most importantly didn't turn the ball over after throwing 8 interceptions in his previous three games. Darnold came out of the gates firing, completing all seven passes on the opening drive which culminated on his second career rushing touchdown on a perfectly executed zone read. Things aren't perfect for Darnold as he missed a few throws later in the game, but he played well enough to be trusted as a bye-week streamer next week with another good matchup at Washington.

From RotoBaller

Nov 8 5:43pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.

Fantasy Spin: Darold has thrown nine interceptions and only five touchdowns over the last four games. He can still be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues with six teams on bye but should be avoided in all standard leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 8 4:33pm ET

New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley (groin) was held out of practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 10 against the New York Giants. C Ryan Kalil (knee) did not practice all week, while CB Darryl Roberts was unable to practice for the second straight day on Friday, Nov. 8; both players are listed as doubtful. LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee) was limited in practice all week and is also listed as doubtful. RB Le'Veon Bell (knee, ankle), DL Henry Anderson (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (ankle), TE Chris Herndon (hamstring), LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), DL Steve McLendon (neck), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) and OG Brian Winters (knee, shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. WR Braxton Berrios (thumb, knee), LB Brandon Copeland (thumb, knee), WR Jamison Crowder (knee), QB Sam Darnold (thumb), OT Chuma Edoga (hip, ankle), CB Nate Hairston (thumb, knee, neck), OG Alex Lewis (elbow, neck) and TE Ryan Griffin (ankle) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. CB Blessuan Austin (knee) was added to the injury report Friday but has also been cleared to play.

From TheHuddle

Nov 8 2:50pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has a good matchup this week vs the Giants, but will be hard to trust given his play over the past few weeks. Darnold has thrown eight interceptions in his last three games and is only completing 63.2 percent of his attempts on the season. The Giants secondary is beatable but Darnold may not have time to do it, the Jets have given up 37 sacks this season which is the second-most in the NFL. Start Darnold in 2QB leagues, but other than that format he's just a desperation bye-week replacement in deeper leagues.

From RotoBaller

Nov 7 7:33pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

Fantasy Spin: Darnold has struggled over the last few weeks but has a chance to be successful against the New York Giants. He can be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues but probably can be avoided in standard leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 7 4:53pm ET

New York Jets C Ryan Kalil (knee), LB C.J. Mosley (groin) and CB Darryl Roberts did not practice Thursday, Nov. 7. RB Le'Veon Bell (knee, ankle), DL Henry Anderson (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (ankle), TE Chris Herndon (hamstring), LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee), LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), DL Steve McLendon (neck), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) and OG Brian Winters (knee, shoulder) were limited. WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring), LB Brandon Copeland (thumb, knee), WR Jamison Crowder (knee), QB Sam Darnold (thumb), OT Chuma Edoga (hip, ankle), CB Nate Hairston (thumb, knee, neck), OG Alex Lewis (elbow, neck) and TE Ryan Griffin (ankle) practiced in full.

From TheHuddle

Nov 6 5:03pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (thumb) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Spin: Darnold has thrown at least one interception in each of his last four games and has nine interceptions on the season. He should have some success against the New York Giants this week but may only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 3 6:03pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold went 27-for-39 for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Miami Dolphins in Week 9.

Fantasy Spin: Darnold has thrown nine interceptions and five touchdowns in his last four games. He will be facing the New York Giants next week but probably should only be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 3 5:30pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold completed 27 of 39 passes for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a loss to Miami Sunday. Darnold connected with Jamison Crowder for a touchdown on the opening drive, but was silent after that as the Jets offense continues to struggle. The stats actually look better than Darnold played as there were a litany of errors the young signal-caller got away with as he continues to make poor decisions with the football. The Jets have a soft schedule coming up, but it's hard to trust Darnold moving forward in anything other than a 2QB league.

From RotoBaller

Nov 2 11:00am ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold begins a stretch of great matchups this Sunday when the Jets head to Miami to face the winless Dolphins. Darnold has struggled lately throwing seven interceptions in his last two games but now begins a stretch where five of his next six opponents are in the top-10 in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. It's hard to trust Darnold given his recent struggles, but he's a good add now to use as a streamer or bye-week replacement as his stock is down at the moment but could rebound in a matchup vs a Dolphins team that allows the fourth-most fantasy points to QBs and just lost their top cornerback. Darnold is a decent streamer in deep leagues, and should be started with confidence in 2QB formats.

From RotoBaller

Nov 1 7:13pm ET

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.

Fantasy Spin: Darnold is coming off back-to-back disappointing game but should have more success against the Miami Dolphins this week. He can be a starting option in two-quarterback leagues but should be avoided in standard leagues.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 30-Jul-2018: NYJ - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
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