Filed to ESPN: Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 sixth-round pick and second- and fourth-round picks in 2022, per sources.
Sam Darnold will compete with Teddy Bridgewater in Carolina. There is plenty of fantasy-relevant talent on the Panthers' offense for either guy to throw to. Darnold's best season came in 2019 when he threw for 3,024 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with a receiving corps consisting of Jamison Crowder, Robby Anderson and an over-the-hill Demaryius Thomas, though Adam Gase was running the offense. Darnold be reunited with Anderson in Carolina and D.J. Moore will be the best receiver that Darnold has thrown to since entering the NFL. We have seen Ryan Tannehill thrive after parting ways with Gase--is Darnold the next reclamation project?
NYJ QB Sam Darnold - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 13 vs. Las Vegas
Sam Darnold has been in and out of the lineup, but was back on the field last week against Miami. He threw for 197 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He hasn't thrown a touchdown pass since September 27th.
Darnold faces a Raiders defense that is ranked 15th in aFPA to quarterbacks. Vegas looked awful last week in Atlanta and with the Jets offense playing better in recent weeks, Darnold has a chance to make some noise.
We don't recommend Darnold to be in your lineup, but it will be interesting to see if the Jets offense can figure some things out down the stretch.