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Sam Darnold

Height 6'3" Weight 221
DOB Jun 4, 1997 Age 27.1
College USC
Drafted 2018 1.03 Exp 6





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2024 Dynasty Riser, Faller and Longshot Predictions: Minnesota Vikings

Jul 21, 2024 · Rob Willette

We examine some riser and faller options in Minnesota.

Ten Backup Quarterbacks You Should Consider Rostering In Superflex Dynasty Leagues

Jun 3, 2024 · Justin Taylor

Quarterbacks are at a premium in superflex leagues. Justin outlines what backups may be worth adding to your roster cheaply.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Mailbag: Time to Trade Away Puka Nacua?

May 7, 2024 · Eric Hardter

We answer your dynasty mailbag questions.

2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Consensus Second Round

Apr 29, 2024 · Ken Kelly

We bring you the second set of Dynasty Fantasy Football rookies for 2024.

Monday Mocks: 2024 Landing Spots

Apr 15, 2024 · Ryan McDowell

We conduct a mock draft of the best landing spots for dynasty rookies in the NFL Draft by team and position.

John Arrington: Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings Explained

Apr 5, 2024 · John Arrington

A behind the scene look at ranking methodology and individual rankings vs the consensus.

Monday Mocks: 2024 Off-Season Player Movement

Mar 25, 2024 · Ryan McDowell

A dynasty mock draft of the players who have new teams this offseason through free agency or trades.

Monday Mocks: Chiefs and 49ers

Feb 12, 2024 · Ryan McDowell

A mock draft of players from the Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL Expiring Contracts In 2025: Quarterback

Feb 4, 2024 · Tyler Justin Karp

We examine the quarterbacks who are set to enter next season with just one year remaining on their contract.

Fantasy Football Off-Season Movement: 2024 Quarterback Landscape

Jan 25, 2024 · Ryan McDowell

We examine which teams will be looking for a quarterback this off-season, and which players are available.

Five in Five: Week 18 Weirdness

Jan 6, 2024 · Ken Kelly

We continue our weekly series designed to break down the biggest stories of the week.

Dynasty Statistical Edges: Week 17

Dec 28, 2023 · Ryan McDowell

We roundup the top fantasy football performances in week 16 to find an edge in week 17.

The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact of the Trey Lance trade to Dallas

Aug 26, 2023 · Ken Kelly

We break down the 49ers trade of Trey Lance.

Dynasty Dilemma: Trey Lance

Aug 24, 2023 · Robert Lawrence

A guest post looking at what dynasty managers should do with Trey Lance now.

Dynasty Trending Observations: Trey Lance, Deuce Vaughn and the Browns' Receivers

Aug 20, 2023 · Michael Moore

We break down some of the dynasty topics of discussion on social media this week.

2023 Dynasty Division Outlook: NFC West

Jun 29, 2023 · Tim Riordan

We break down the best of the NFC West.

2023 Dynasty Rookie Post-Draft Update: Stetson Bennett

Jun 14, 2023 · Tyler Justin Karp

We focus on each rookie's situation, talent, opportunity, risk, and market to provide post-draft analysis for dynasty managers.

May Dynasty ADP Risers and Fallers: Quarterbacks

May 28, 2023 · Corey Spala

Corey Spala breaks down why certain quarterbacks have risen or fallen in ADP in the last year.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Drafts: A View from the 1.02

Apr 24, 2023 · John Arrington

We take a look at the options from the 2nd spot in 2023 rookie drafts.

Dynasty Focus: Trey Lance

Apr 22, 2023 · Hutchinson Brown

Will Trey Lance get a starting opportunity, and if he does, will it be with the 49ers?

Jason King: Dynasty Fantasy Football Rankings (+ IDP) Explained

Apr 13, 2023 · Jason King

A behind the scene look at ranking methodology and individual rankings vs the consensus.

Monday Mocks: April Dynasty ADP

Apr 10, 2023 · Ryan McDowell

A mock draft based on the most recent dynasty ADP.

The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact of Jimmy Garoppolo signing with Las Vegas

Mar 13, 2023 · Ken Kelly

We break down the signing of Jimmy Garoppolo in Las Vegas.

The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact of DJ Moore being traded for the 1.01

Mar 10, 2023 · Ken Kelly

We break down the big trade of DJ Moore and 1.01 in the 2023 NFL Draft.

John Hogue: Dynasty Fantasy Football Superflex Rankings Explained

Feb 3, 2023 · John Hogue

A behind the scene look at ranking methodology and individual rankings vs the consensus.

Fantasy Football Off-Season Movement: Quarterback Landscape

Jan 27, 2023 · Ryan McDowell

A preview of what might happen at the QB position for dynasty purposes.

Dynasty Superflex Fantasy Football Rankings: Movers and Shakers

Dec 23, 2022 · Jeff Smith

We examine some players on the move in recent dynasty rankings.

Dynasty Twitter Observations: James Cook is Cookin', and What Should You Do with D'Andre Swift?

Dec 7, 2022 · Michael Moore

Which players have been at the center of dynasty discussions recently?

Dynasty Fantasy Football Contenders: Push for the Playoffs

Nov 28, 2022 · John DiBari

Austin Ekeler is a great target for contenders

Dynasty Fantasy Football Six Pack: Week 12 Storylines to Watch

Nov 26, 2022 · Corey Spala

What are six intriguing dynasty storylines this week?

Dynasty Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week Nine

Oct 31, 2022 · Addison Hayes

Who are some waiver wire targets this week?

Dynasty Breakouts and Busts at the Quarter Pole

Oct 8, 2022 · John DiBari

We examine some dynasty breakouts and busts early in the season.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Six Pack: Week Five Storylines to Watch

Oct 8, 2022 · Corey Spala

What are some of the intriguing dynasty story lines heading into week five?

Tactical Transactions: Dynasty Moves to Make Before Week Five

Oct 4, 2022 · Scott Connor

What moves can you make this week to improve your dynasty rosters?

Dynasty Fantasy Football Trades

Sep 28, 2022 · Richard Cooling

We examine some players with intriguing trade value.

The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact of Dak Prescott's Injury

Sep 12, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the injury to Dak Prescott.

Dynasty Fantasy Football: Preseason Week Three Recap

Aug 29, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We cover all the news and notes from the final week of the preseason.

Dynasty Fantasy Football: Preseason Week Two Recap

Aug 23, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We run down all the important happenings from week two.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Preseason Week One Recap

Aug 18, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We take a look at week one of the preseason.

The Ask DLF Weekly Rundown

Aug 12, 2022 · Tyler Justin Karp

Tyler Justin Karp answers some of the latest questions on the Ask DLF weekly YouTube show.

Dynasty Fantasy Football: The Impact of the Baker Mayfield trade to Carolina

Jul 8, 2022 · Corey Spala

We break down the impact of Baker Mayfield being traded to the Panthers.

Dynasty Fantasy Football 2022 NFL Draft Impact: Veteran Winners and Losers from Day Two

Apr 30, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the veteran winners and losers from day two.

Dynasty Fantasy Football 2022 NFL Draft Impact: A Review of Day Two

Apr 30, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We break down the happenings of day two.

Dynasty Fantasy Football 2022 NFL Draft Impact: Veteran Winners and Losers from Day One

Apr 29, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We review the winners and losers from day one.

The NFL Draft and Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookies: What's Next for Day Two

Apr 29, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We look ahead to day two of the NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Draft Predictions: One Man's Thoughts on Quarterbacks and Running Backs

Apr 28, 2022 · Hutchinson Brown

We look at some potential landing spots for quarterbacks and running backs.

Monday Mocks: NFL Draft Landing Spots

Apr 11, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We look at the possible landing spots for the coveted rookies.

Matt Ryan traded to Indianapolis: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 21, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the trade of Matt Ryan to the Colts.

The Ask DLF Weekly Rundown

Mar 19, 2022 · Tyler Justin Karp

We cover some relevant questions from this week's show.

Deshaun Watson traded to Cleveland: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 18, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We break down the stunning move of Deshaun Watson to Cleveland.

2022 NFL Free Agency Preview

Mar 11, 2022 · Ryan McDowell

We break down this year's group of free agents.

Deshaun Watson Avoids Criminal Charges: The Dynasty Fantasy Football Impact

Mar 11, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We look at some of the suitors for Deshaun Watson.

2022 Dynasty Capsule: Carolina Panthers

Feb 21, 2022 · Shane Manila

We run down the list of dynasty-relevant Carolina Panthers.

2022 Dynasty Capsule: New York Jets

Jan 18, 2022 · Tyler Justin Karp

We examine a team in need of an offensive overhaul. Do the Jets have strong dynasty assets?

Choose Your Own Adventure: What do to with a High 2022 First-Rounder

Jan 12, 2022 · Ken Kelly

We start exploring our choices with the upcoming rookie draft choices.

2023 Free Agents: Expiring Contracts and Future Dynasty Value Movement - the Players

Jan 6, 2022 · Corey Spala

We take a deeper dive into players who will hit the FA market in 2023.

Sunday Six Pack: Week 14

Dec 12, 2021 · Tyler Justin Karp

We highlight some big names to watch in this week's Sunday Six Pack.

Sunday Six Pack: Week 11

Nov 21, 2021 · Tyler Justin Karp

We pick out some storylines to watch this Sunday.

The Dynasty Aftermath: My Beach Wedding Dream

Nov 12, 2021 · Ken Kelly

Grab your fried chicken and Japanese Ramen as we review week nine.

Dynasty Injury Report: Week Nine

Nov 10, 2021 · Jeff Mueller

What were the significant injuries in the dynasty world this week?

Dynasty Waiver Wire: Week Nine

Nov 8, 2021 · Addison Hayes

Which players are still potentially available to scoop up at this point in the season?

Dynasty Injury Report: Week Eight

Nov 3, 2021 · Jeff Mueller

We cover an extensive NFL injury list after week eight. What are the dynasty implications of each one?

Monday Hangover: Week Eight

Nov 1, 2021 · Tyler Justin Karp

We reflect on some of the more intriguing dynasty storylines from the weekend.

Sunday Six Pack: Week Eight

Oct 31, 2021 · Tyler Justin Karp

We pick out six dynasty situations to watch this weekend.

The Dynasty Aftermath: Growing up in the 98609 (There's Underwear all over the Road)

Oct 27, 2021 · Ken Kelly

A drawer full of fantasy information all in one tight package.

Dynasty Waiver Wire: Week Seven

Oct 25, 2021 · Addison Hayes

We examine a few players who stepped up this week and may be available to pick up in your dynasty leagues.

Monday Hangover: Week Seven

Oct 25, 2021 · Tyler Justin Karp

How did the six dynasty storylines we were focusing on this week pan out?

Breakout and Busts at the Quarter-Pole

Oct 7, 2021 · John DiBari

Which players have impressed or disappointed the most so far compared to preseason dynasty ADP?

The Dynasty Aftermath: The Dangers of Googling Yourself

Oct 5, 2021 · Ken Kelly

You might be surprised at what you find.

Dynasty Blueprint: Week Four

Oct 5, 2021 · Ryan McDowell

Ryan McDowell runs through his notes on week four.

Superflex Quarterback Long-Term Outlook: Derek Carr and Sam Darnold

Sep 4, 2021 · Tyler Justin Karp

We examine the dynasty futures of two more quarterbacks.

Value Volatility: Ten Dynasty Players Requiring Confidence to Own

Aug 17, 2021 · Ken Kelly

We look at some volatile players to have on your 2021 Dynasty rosters.

2021 NFL Draft Aftermath: Winners and Losers from the NFC South

May 22, 2021 · Eric Hardter

We break down what this year's draft moves mean for some NFC South veterans.

2021 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Superflex Mock Draft: Post-Draft Edition, Round One

May 3, 2021 · Ken Kelly

We start breaking down our first post-draft 2QB/Superflex Mock.

NFL Draft Dynasty Fantasy Football Day Two Winners and Losers: Veteran Edition

May 1, 2021 · Ken Kelly

We look at the winners and losers from day two.

NFL Draft Dynasty Fantasy Football: Day One Recap

Apr 30, 2021 · Ken Kelly

We cover a busy day one of the 2021 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft Dynasty Fantasy Football Day One Winners and Losers: Veteran Edition

Apr 30, 2021 · Ken Kelly

We cover the initial winners and losers from day one of the NFL Draft.

Draft Flippers: The Dynasty Impact of Miami turning the Draft Upside Down

Mar 26, 2021 · Ken Kelly

We break down the dynasty ramifications from Miami's moves today.

Ink Jet: The Dynasty Impact of Corey Davis signing with the Jets

Mar 16, 2021 · Ken Kelly

We break down the signing of Corey Davis by the Jets

2021 NFL Free Agency Preview: Quarterback

Mar 14, 2021 · Ryan McDowell

We examine the teams with holes to fill or looking for upgrades in free agency, and the players available.

2021 Dynasty Capsule: New York Jets

Feb 6, 2021 · Frank Gruber

Do the New York Jets have any dynasty assets worth acquiring?

2021 Dynasty Quarterback Safety Rankings

Jan 21, 2021 · Ryan McDowell

What does the quarterback landscape look like around the NFL? Which QBs are the safest or most risky?

Twitter Observations: The Impact of Coaching Changes

Jan 16, 2021 · Michael Moore

We pick out some relevant dynasty tweets this week, focusing on some coaching changes.

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Sam Darnold News

  • Sam Darnold the starter · Jun 29, 2024

    At this point in time, Sam Darnold appears to be the QB1 in Minnesota.

    Of all the "rookie quarterback battles" (those are usually nothing more than fake competitions), this one seems pretty legitimate. JJ McCarthy still has some work to do and Darnold seems to be more than capable enough to hold down the fort until he's ready. Darnold clearly looks like he has one more chance to prove he's a starting quarterback in the league and while that may come in an early season audition for other teams while he keeps the seat warm for McCarthy, there is still dynasty value by having him on a roster.

  • Sam Darnold the QB1 · Jun 13, 2024

    The Vikings currently have Sam Darnold as their QB1.

    Noted. It seems Minnesota will attempt to create a competition between Darnold and rookie JJ McCarthy, a competition McCarthy will almost assuredly win. Darnold looked like he had a chance for another legitimate shot at starting but the drafting of McCarthy has thrown a big bucket of cold water on that sentiment. It's hard to see him holding this spot for long in training camp. Darnold is roster worthy in 2QB leagues but a tough hold in 1QB formats.

  • Sam Darnold signs with Minnesota · Mar 12, 2024

    The Vikings have signed quarterback Sam Darnold.

    This was about the best outcome possible for Darnold, who is currently the de facto starter for the Vikings, who lost Kirk Cousins to Atlanta. Darnold has been in some of the worst situations imaginable during his time in the league with stops in New York (Jets), Carolina, and San Francisco. His career totals of 12,064 passing yards with a 63:56 touchdown-to-interception ratio are serviceable and could even be deemed as admirable based on the rosters he's dealt with. While the Vikings are likely to add a rookie to the fold, Darnold looks like he may have one more chance at carving out dynasty value.

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    Jul 20, 2024 · Arrowhead Pride (Blog)
  • CBS Sports recognizes Vikings biggest question mark in 2024
    Jul 19, 2024 · USA Today (National News)
  • Justin Jefferson once again regarded as league's top wide receiver
    Jul 17, 2024 · USA Today (National News)
  • Fantasy Football ‘24: QB rankings and tiers
    Jul 17, 2024 · Big Blue View (Blog)
  • More belief behind 2024 being a 'redshirt year' for J.J. McCarthy
    Jul 15, 2024 · USA Today (National News)
  • PFF calls Sam Darnold signing the Vikings best offseason decision
    Jul 12, 2024 · USA Today (National News)
  • 32 NFL Teams, 32 fantasy football sleepers in 2024
    Jul 11, 2024 · FalcOholic (Blog)
  • Could the Vikings keep three quarterbacks on the roster in 2024?
    Jul 10, 2024 · USA Today (National News)
  • Vikings picked to finish last in NFC North by Bleacher Report
    Jul 8, 2024 · USA Today (National News)
  • Joshua Metellus has faith in rookie quarterback J.J. McCarthy
    Jul 8, 2024 · USA Today (National News)
  • Sam Darnold Dynasty Value

    Sam Darnold Fantasy Rankings

    Rank Ranker Date
    230 Rob Willette 07/19

    Trades Involving Sam Darnold

    New York Dumpster Fire traded:
    QB Kyler Murray, ARI

    Los Angeles Croatian Sensation traded:
    QB Sam Darnold, MIN
    3.06 draft pick
    3.07 draft pick
    2025 R2 draft pick

    The Grid Iron Dynasty League, 2024-06-09

    Rain City Redemption traded:
    QB Sam Darnold, MIN

    Any Given Sunday traded:
    4.02 draft pick

    Big O Dynasty 2024, 2024-06-04

    Pumpkin Spice Girls traded:
    2026 R5 draft pick, QB Sam Darnold, MIN
    2026 R5 draft pick

    MandrewWinseth traded:
    2026 R4 draft pick, QB Gardner Minshew, LV
    $10 blind bidding dollars

    Biohazard Backlash League, 2024-06-04

    BC Lions traded:
    QB Michael Penix, ATL
    WR Ja'Lynn Polk, NE

    Calgary Stampede traded:
    QB Sam Darnold, MIN
    WR Amari Cooper, CLE
    WR Alec Pierce, IND

    CFL, 2024-06-02

    Carolina Panthers traded:
    RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL

    Dallas Cowboys traded:
    QB Sam Darnold, MIN

    HBO Inside the NFL III, 2024-05-25

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