Sam Darnold, QB New York Jets

General Info

  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • DOB: 06-05-1997

NYJ QB Depth Chart

  1. Sam Darnold
  2. Josh McCown
NYJ Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Jets officially name Sam Darnold starting QB

Monday, September 3, 2018, 5:41pm

Josina Anderson on Twitter - [Full Article]

I'm told Jets are officially naming QB Sam Darnold as the starter, per sources.

Related players: Josh McCown

Fantasy Impact:

With Bridgewater traded to the Saints, McCown will now be the backup. This decision certainly wasn't a surprise as Darnold played very well in the preseason. Darnold is 28th on our QB list but is worth a stash in leagues where you can start multiple quarterbacks.

Scouting Report

Week 3 at Cleveland Browns

Sam Darnold's second career start was a little different than his first. The Jets were playing from behind, so he was forced to throw almost twice as many passes (21 in Week 1; 41 in Week 2). He did throw for 334 yards, but let's face it—that was because of quantity, not quality. Darnold threw two interceptions and only one touchdown in Week 2.

Darnold will now face the team who passed on him with the first overall pick. The Browns are 28th in aFPA to quarterbacks, so Thursday could be more like Week 1 than Week 2 for Darnold. He still is a rookie and will make mistakes, so there is a risk in ranking him too high this early. Keep Darnold on the bench for Week 3 against Cleveland.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NYJ
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
26
@DET
23
MIA
28
@CLE
1
@JAX
9
DEN
20
IND
2
MIN
5
@CHI
23
@MIA
6
BUF
BYE32
NE
18
@TEN
6
@BUF
19
HOU
29
GB
32
@NE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@DET1621198219.4312.386-100-0.1713.860/60100.0%
2MIA2541334128.1513.3621000.5013.565/65100.0%
Per game20.5031.00266.001.501.508.5812.984.000000.0013.6462.50/62.50100.00%
Totals4162532338.5812.9880000.0027.28125/125100.00%