Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets
Darnold went 24-for-35 for 341 yards and three touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and over the last two games he has five touchdown passes without an interception. In Week 17, he’s in line to finish his rookie season strong.
The New England Patriots came into Week 16 allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks (ESPN PPR scoring), with the fifth-most pass attempts against. On Sunday, Josh Allen became the eighth quarterback to top 40 pass attempts against the Patriots this season. One of the other seven was Jets’ quarterback Josh McCown, who was in the midst of his stint filling in for Darnold in Week 12 and went 28 of 45 for 276 yards.
Potential for a lot of volume? check. Good matchup? check. Playing well/better? check. By any account, Darnold is a threat to post low-end QB1 numbers. Among streaming options, he’s high on the list for Week 17.
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