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  • QB
  • Sam Darnold

  • Carolina Panthers
  • Age25
  • DOBJune 5, 1997
  • CollegeSouthern California
  • DraftedRD 1, PK 3 (2018)
Height6-4
Weight225

Preseason

Player Rankings
Overall Rank #505
High Overall Rank #255
Low Overall Rank #584
QB Rank #41
High QB Rank #32
Low QB Rank #73

The former third overall pick from the 2018 NFL Draft was hoping the change of scenery and a more potent offensive structure was going to lift him to new heights in Carolina. Darnold started off strong and led Carolina to a 3-0 record with 6 touchdowns in his first three games in 2021. Christian McCaffrey went down with a hamstring injury, the schedule got tougher, and Darnold failed to keep the momentum going which led to a drop-off in production as the year went on. A shoulder injury shelved him for a few weeks but that wasn't the cause of his decline. Only rookie, Zach Wilson (69.7) had a lower quarterback rating than Darnold (71.9) in 2021. He will battle Baker Mayfield for the starting role in the preseason but despite being familiar with the team, Mayfield should win the job relegating Darnold to a backup role which may be the new norm for the former #3 overall pick.

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Sam Darnold's percentile rank in each category, among s with more than 50 fantasy points.

Week Matchup
1 vs Cleveland Browns
2 @ New York Giants
3 vs New Orleans Saints
4 vs Arizona Cardinals
5 vs San Francisco 49ers
6 @ Los Angeles Rams
7 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8 @ Atlanta Falcons
9 @ Cincinnati Bengals
10 vs Atlanta Falcons
11 @ Baltimore Ravens
12 vs Denver Broncos
13 Bye Week
14 @ Seattle Seahawks
15 vs Pittsburgh Steelers
16 vs Detroit Lions
17 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18 @ New Orleans Saints
YR TM G CMP ATT PCT PassYD YPA PassTD INT RSH RushYD RushTD Rank VBD ADP
2018 NYJ 13 239 414 57.7 2865 6.92 17 15 44 138 1 25 33
2019 NYJ 13 273 441 61.9 3024 6.86 19 13 33 62 2 28 24
2020 NYJ 12 217 364 59.6 2208 6.07 9 11 37 217 2 30 30
2021 CAR 12 243 406 59.9 2526 6.22 9 13 48 222 5 27 28
Total 50 972 1625 239.1 10623 6.54 54 52 162 639 10 0
YR WK OPP oSNAP CMP ATT YD TD INT RSH YD TD
2021 1 NYJ 64 24 35 279 1 0 5 -1 1
2021 2 NO 76 26 38 305 2 1 1 7 0
2021 3 HOU 73 23 34 304 0 0 8 11 2
2021 4 DAL 70 26 39 301 2 2 6 35 2
2021 5 PHI 71 21 37 177 1 3 2 10 0
2021 6 MIN 74 17 41 207 1 1 4 48 0
2021 7 NYG 45 16 25 111 0 1 0 0 0
2021 8 ATL 64 13 24 129 0 0 8 66 0
2021 9 NE 59 16 33 172 0 3 3 9 0
2021 16 TB 44 15 32 190 0 0 1 11 0
2021 17 NO 60 17 26 132 0 1 2 7 0
2021 18 TB 71 29 42 219 2 1 8 19 0
2021 TB 771 243 406 2526 9 13 48 222 5
2020 1 BUF 56 21 35 215 1 1 1 6 0
2020 2 SF 65 21 32 179 1 0 2 7 0
2020 3 IND 64 17 29 168 1 3 5 20 0
2020 4 DEN 73 23 42 230 0 0 6 84 1
2020 5 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 6 MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 7 BUF 57 12 23 120 0 2 0 0 0
2020 8 KC 57 18 30 133 0 0 4 21 0
2020 9 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 11 LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 12 MIA 55 16 27 197 0 2 2 9 0
2020 13 LV 62 14 23 186 2 1 3 26 1
2020 14 SEA 53 14 26 132 0 0 1 3 0
2020 15 LAR 65 22 31 207 1 0 5 18 0
2020 16 CLE 69 16 32 175 2 0 7 20 0
2020 17 NE 63 23 34 266 1 2 1 3 0
2020 NE 739 217 364 2208 9 11 37 217 2
2019 1 BUF 72 28 41 175 1 0 1 0 0
2019 6 DAL 62 23 32 338 2 1 5 1 0
2019 7 NE 61 11 32 86 0 4 2 -1 0
2019 8 JAX 61 21 30 218 2 3 1 -1 0
2019 9 MIA 70 27 39 260 1 1 2 1 0
2019 10 NYG 65 19 30 230 1 0 3 25 1
2019 11 WAS 71 19 30 293 4 1 2 -3 0
2019 12 OAK 59 20 29 315 2 0 4 16 1
2019 13 CIN 74 28 48 239 0 0 2 9 0
2019 14 MIA 71 20 36 270 2 1 3 3 0
2019 15 BAL 59 18 32 218 2 1 1 11 0
2019 16 PIT 61 16 26 183 1 0 4 3 0
2019 17 BUF 67 23 36 199 1 1 3 -2 0
2019 BUF 853 273 441 3024 19 13 33 62 2
2018 1 DET 60 16 21 198 2 1 6 -1 0
2018 2 MIA 65 25 41 334 1 2 2 1 0
2018 3 CLE 63 15 31 169 0 2 0 0 0
2018 4 JAX 55 17 34 167 1 0 2 8 0
2018 5 DEN 62 10 22 198 3 1 3 5 0
2018 6 IND 71 24 30 280 2 1 6 8 0
2018 7 MIN 71 17 42 206 1 3 6 18 1
2018 8 CHI 54 14 29 153 1 0 5 22 0
2018 9 MIA 66 21 39 229 0 4 0 0 0
2018 14 BUF 51 16 24 170 1 1 4 10 0
2018 15 HOU 75 24 38 253 2 0 6 35 0
2018 16 GB 60 24 35 341 3 0 3 4 0
2018 17 NE 56 16 28 167 0 0 1 28 0
2018 NE 809 239 414 2865 17 15 44 138 1
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