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Sam
Darnold
College USC
Team New York Jets
14QB
6'3"Height
225Weight
22Age
2Exp
4Bye
Sam Darnold's Fantasy Scouting Report

2018 FANTASY RECAP AND 2019 FANTASY PROJECTION

Sam Darnold had a decent season as a solid fantasy starter. He was the #39 ranked fantasy player this season. Even though he missed a few games he played enough so that his overall fantasy rank was better than what it was based on average fantasy points (#34 QB). He showed improvement from his start of the season to the middle of his season, but then his production dropped off. In his middle 4 games he averaged 18.9 fantasy points which was higher than his start (12.4 FP) and his ending average (15.6 FP). He is young, so his late season drop-off should not be an indicator of an overall downward trend heading into next season. His fantasy production is more volatile that most players based on having a relatively high standard deviation. When he is good, he is really good but when he is off, he is really off. He averaged 15.6 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 32 fantasy points. Sam Darnold (2019 Season Projection: 3605 Yards, 24 TDs, 18 INTs, 146 Rushyd) is projected to deliver comparable fantasy value in 2019 where his projection based rank has him as the #24 player at his position.

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PAST FANTASY PERFORMANCE (2018)

Sam Darnold played in 13 games in 2018. He was the #25 ranked fantasy QB based on total fantasy points. He averaged 15.6 FP per game (#34 ranked based on average). He is relatively stronger (stats bolded below) than weaker in more categories.

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

His FanDuel average was 14.6 points and on DraftKings it was 15.2 per game. We used his second highest game as his ceiling and second lowest as his floor. On DraftKings his floor was 4.8 and on FanDuel it was 4.8 fantasy points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 21.6 and on FanDuel it was 21.6 FPs. He has had an equal number of good (20% above average) and bad games (20% below) on FanDuel, but on DraftKings he has had more good than bad games. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINTTKLD20+40+RATE
2018NYJ131341423957.728656.9276171520440477.6
Career (2 Seasons)131341423957.728656.9276171520440477.6
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2018NYJ1313441383.1428116
Career (2 Seasons)1313441383.1428116
2018 Situational Stats
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
DECEMBER GAMES4412580649317.4537614657.512999.114775.50
NOVEMBER GAMES11392153.82295.872804838.14431.800---0
OCTOBER GAMES441236552.88376.876753452.313776.520532.71
SEPTEMBER GAMES441277357.58686.8344454257.5111072.61080.80
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
MONDAY GAMES11211676.21989.4341211062.532116.86-1-0.20
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)22693956.54226.1226222051.34572.36355.80
SUNDAY GAMES101032418456.822456.9376131210054.3332376.2321043.31
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
WINS449766688468.7276843857.6135105.419221.20
LOSSES9931717354.620196.37449119253.2272569.1251164.61
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
HOME GAMES6620812459.616127.75761277258.1261489.326712.71
ROAD GAMES7720611555.812536.0842585850.4141665.918673.70
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
FirstEnergy Stadium11311548.41695.4525029601238.200---0
Ford Field11211676.21989.4341211062.532116.86-1-0.20
Gillette Stadium11281657.11675.9625008502474.6128280
Hard Rock Stadium11392153.82295.872804838.14431.800---0
MetLife Stadium6620812459.616127.75761277258.1261489.326712.71
New Era Field11241666.71707.083711956.32083.74102.50
Soldier Field11291448.31535.282910857.11175.85224.40
TIAA Bank Field113417501674.914210635.313742840
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
vs Buffalo Bills11241666.71707.083711956.32083.74102.50
vs Chicago Bears11291448.31535.282910857.11175.85224.40
vs Cleveland Browns11311548.41695.4525029601238.200---0
vs Denver Broncos11221045.5198976317703198.1351.70
vs Detroit Lions11211676.21989.4341211062.532116.86-1-0.20
vs Green Bay Packers11352468.63419.743330187552128.4341.30
vs Houston Texans11382463.22536.6626201145.8331006355.80
vs Indianapolis Colts113024802809.333221125052113.9681.30
vs Jacksonville Jaguars113417501674.914210635.313742840
vs Miami Dolphins22804657.55637.0444162554.310752.2210.50
vs Minnesota Vikings11421740.52064.93513741.24334.461831
vs New England Patriots11281657.11675.9625008502474.6128280
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)5517410359.212337.0935945654.4181188.626873.31
COLD WEATHER <= 4022523261.53376.4837111753.14478.85387.60
HOT WEATHER >= 80441457853.88996.244284051.3121254.4492.30
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)11221045.5198976317703198.1351.70
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
INDOOR GAMES11211676.21989.4341211062.532116.86-1-0.20
OUTDOOR GAMES121239322356.726676.7976151412053.8372875.5381393.71
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES9928117261.221477.64761599957.6332089.4371082.91
ON GRASS FIELDS441336750.47185.442263146.371052.87304.30
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
MARGIN 0-75516710059.911626.9637675555151175.513493.80
MARGIN 15+551477651.79366.3776753850131373.418583.21
MARGIN 8-143310063637677.6744433758.712687.413312.40
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
FIRST HALF SEASON8825013855.217056.827611107655.1241774.5306121
SECOND HALF SEASON5516410161.611607.0737655453.5161382.414775.50
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION9928216157.119656.97761588854.7261984.637992.71
VS OWN DIVISION441327859.19006.8244274253.8141162.77395.60
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
VS AFC TEAMS9928716858.519676.857610118751.8272275.1249540
VS NFC TEAMS441277155.98987.0741744360.613883.420432.21
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 7005829503606.2137151551.76639.48232.90
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF00743851.45938.0144332360.511674.915100.70
FOURTH DOWN0011654.5686.181702466.70033.72210
FIRST DOWN001569359.611577.4244654649.517882.11350.41
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS00693753.64035.8429232054.15662.76335.50
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS001518254.38745.7937464048.8101063.715825.50
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE00432353.51984.617811669.60395.711161.51
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE001157262.610389.0341834562.5197104.213292.20
THIRD DOWN0011762537866.7276734369.491483.517653.80
TIED00563664.34467.9676232055.66478.42630
SECOND DOWN0013078608546.5737453747.414873.712665.50
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE0019911155.812326.19761105246.8141955.1178550
OVERTIME0000---0---0000---00---00---0
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE00573357.93976.9628011751.57172382.70
BEHIND0028215655.317766.3448108151.9232269.1241275.31
ATTEMPTS 31+005020402424.84230411553022.300---0
3RD QUARTER00895056.26156.913264316210481.45142.80
4TH QUARTER0013471538606.4242473954.9131361.221401.91
2ND QUARTER001106861.88828.0276603551.5128105.211292.60
2ND HALF0022312154.314756.614210117057.9231769.326542.11
1ST HALF0019111861.813907.2876746050.8171387.418844.70
1ST QUARTER00815061.75086.27351425505563.27557.90
AHEAD00764761.86438.4641722961.7114108.61850.30
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS00432762.84109.5341511970.482123.21160.50
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-20001307255.48826.7844734156.911084.800---0
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30001046461.58277.9542843757.816096.100---0
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-10001308363.89147.0376244149.410076.9441383.11
AS STARTER0000---0---0000---00---00---0
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS00291758.61906.553211741.22275.4351.70
OVERALL131341423957.728656.9276171513054.4403077.6441383.11
2018 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTPAATTPACMPPAYDPATDPAINTSACYLSRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDFL
109/10@DETW48-17211619821206-1-0.17600
209/16MIAL20-1241253341230210.50100
309/20@CLEL21-1731151690220000000
510/07DENW34-1622101983110351.67300
610/14INDW42-3430242802120681.33600
710/21MINL37-17421720613306183.001011
810/28@CHIL24-10291415310105224.401300
911/04@MIAL13-639212290440000000
*1011/11BUFL41-100000000000000
11BYE-L0-0-------------
*1211/25NEL27-130000000000000
*1312/02@TENL26-220000000000000
1412/09@BUFW27-23241617011004102.50900
1512/15HOUL29-22382425320306355.831400
1612/23GBL44-3835243413020341.33300
1712/30@NEL38-32816167004012828.002801
* Indicates player did not play that week