QB Sam Darnold - New York Jets

6-4, 225Born: 6-5-1997College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 1, pick 2018

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Darnold will miss the Week 2 game with mononucleosis and could miss several weeks in recovery from the malady

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General News (Wed Sep 18): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Tue Sep 17): is hoping to be able to return in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. Darnold, who was diagnosed with mononucleosis following the season opener, believes that is a possible return date after meeting with his doctors recently.

Week 3: at New England Patriots

All QB vs NE

FBG says: Bad matchup. The Jets passing game has taken a turn for the worst as we saw on Monday. Sam Darnold is out with mono, Trevor Siemian who was ineffective prior to his injury is out for the season with an ankle injury and the team has signed David Fales off the street to backup Luke Falk who primarily played the role of game manager just checking the ball down to Le'Veon Bell who caught 10 passes in this game. For Falk's first time ever being active for an NFL game, he was not terrible, and actually played better than Siemian did for most of the game. This will be an offense that will go through Bell in the passing game and taking an occasional shot play to Robbie Anderson. The Patriots pass defense is one of the more dominant units in the NFL. Led by the best cornerback in football in Stephon Gilmore, and Jason McCourty who has been tremendous since he came to New England to play alongside his brother Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon at the safeties. This is a unit that is second in sacks, eighth in passing yards allowed, and have only allowed three total points as most of their passing yards have come in the second half while the game was out of hand. This is a unit that is built to be an elite pass defending unit and thus far have shut-down Ben Roethlisberger and the abysmal Dolphins. The Jets will have their handful in this game in what might be the best defense in football.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs BUF 72 28 41 175 1 0 1 0 0 0 11.75
2 vs CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 at NE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *
3 at NE PROJ-Bloom * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs BUF (28 / 41 / 175 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

For all the talk of a dynamic offense and an improved Sam Darnold, Jets fans were treated with none of that in Week 1. Some of that was the very poor play of the offensive line, which left Darnold scrambling too often while under duress. It's worth noting that while the Bills defense was well-reagarded overall last season, they rarely got to the quarterback. So Darnold being hit nine times and sacked four times could be quite the indictment of this offensive line. That said, there were times Darnold just flat out missed throws. Twice it occurred late in the game when the Jets were trailing by one point with just under three minutes to go and both of those times were on deep routes by Robby Anderson where he was open. The first time, Darnold was extremely lucky the defender didn't hang onto the ball, as it was thrown very short on a 3rd and 1 attempt. The second time, just two plays later, was overthrown by a wide margin. There were flashes to get excited about, such as when he scrambled on a two-point conversion attempt before completing a pass to LeVeon Bell. Still, the bad outweighed the good for Darnold this weekend, and hopefully both the line and gameplan will improve soon.


Latest News

Jets | Sam Darnold anticipating Week 5 return (Tue Sep 17, 06:04 PM) - New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (illness) is hoping to be able to return in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

Our View: We shall see, but the Jets are in trouble at the quarterback position after losing Trevor Siemian for the season on Monday night. Darnold, who was diagnosed with mononucleosis following the season opener, believes that is a possible return date after meeting with his doctors recently.
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Jets | Week 2 New York Jets inactives (Mon Sep 16, 06:54 PM) - The New York Jets have declared OT Chuma Edoga, RB Bilal Powell, DE John Franklin-Myers, DT Quinnen Williams, DE Jordan Willis, LB C.J. Mosley and QB Sam Darnold inactive for Week 2.

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Jets | Sam Darnold to miss multiple weeks (Sun Sep 15, 10:40 AM) - New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (illness) is expected to be sidelined for three to seven weeks as he recovers from mononucleosis. For now, he has been quarantined away from the team.

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Jets | Sam Darnold ruled out (Sat Sep 14, 04:18 PM) - New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (illness) did not participate in practice Saturday, Sept. 14, and has been ruled out for Week 2.

Our View: Darnold has mono and could miss a month of playing time. The Jets will turn to Trevor Siemian as their starting quarterback. Downgrade all Jets receiving weapons accordingly.
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Jets | NY Jets' Friday practice report (Fri Sep 13, 04:49 PM) - New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (illness), DL John Franklin-Myers (foot), LB C.J. Mosley (groin), WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) and DL Quinnen Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 13. OT Kelvin Beachum (ankle), RB Le'Veon Bell (shoulder), WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring), DL Steve McLendon (hip), OG Brian Winters (shoulder) and OG Alex Lewis (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday. S Jamal Adams (hip), WR Robby Anderson (calf), C Ryan Kalil (calf), LB Frankie Luvu (hand) and S Rontez Miles (hip) were able to fully participate in practice Friday.

Our View: Mosley is trending towards being out, which is a bad sign since the Jets defense collapsed without him last week. Upgrade all of your Browns if he's out.
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