2019 Fantasy Football Sam Darnold Player Profile

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As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated players in standard scoring and PPR leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best quarterback value lies.

Sam Darnold ADP and AAV

Standard: 26th among QBs, 180th overall

PPR: 26th among QBs, 189th overall

Sam Darnold Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $1



Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 26th 168.4 35th 13.0
2017 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Overview:  Sam Darnold is entering his second year after failing to break the QB2 range. With the addition of Le’Veon Bell, Jets fans are hoping the offense can move forward more than they did in 2018, when they were 29th out of 32 in total yards gained. If Darnold can make the leap forward, he might enter into backup fantasy considerations.

Strategy: Our Sam Darnold Auction Value ($200 Budget): $0

“Might enter into backup fantasy considerations” is not really someone I want on my team, unless it’s a late-round 3rd QB pick in a 2 QB league. The Jets offense frequently derails due to injuries and suspensions, and promising TE Chris Herndon starts the year on a 4-game suspension. Call me when the Jets finally pull it all together.

Best Case Scenario: He finishes as a top 20 QB and is a great bye week fill-in THAT YOU GOT FROM THE WAIVER WIRE

Worst Case Scenario: He finishes as a top 20 QB and is a great bye week fill-in THAT YOU GOT WITH A PRECIOUS DRAFT PICK


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