The Jet Press

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 5: QB Sam Darnold

By Luis Tirado Jr.
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets drops back against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets drops back against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit

Heading into Week 5 fantasy football, owners would be wise to sit New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold against the Denver Broncos.

So far this season, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has seen what life in the NFL is all about. He’s had his highs and a whole lot of lows as he’s progressing early on this season with the New York Jets. Unfortunately, it’s been mostly growing pains so far. Should fantasy football owners consider starting Darnold against the Denver Broncos in Week 5?

In the grand scheme of things, no. He hasn’t proved to be consistent enough to earn a QB2 status and is far away from being a QB1. The Jets offensive line is terrible as it’s hindering Darnold’s ability to establish any type of confidence or rhythm to get the job done.

It’s best to sit Darnold this week and not fall to the temptation of starting him even though the Broncos are on a short week after their Monday Night Football loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Linebacker Von Miller presents a huge problem for the Jets offensive line and will easily give Darnold a lot to worry about all game long.

More from The Jet Press

It’s best to find another quarterback this week that is entering a favorable matchup and not risk valuable fantasy football points by starting Darnold. The Jets lack playmakers on offense and their playcalling by offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates leaves much to the imagination.

Things are a hot mess so far on offense for the Jets as it’s best to stay away from the majority of these players until they figure things out. It might take a few more weeks but at any rate, Darnold is a rookie and clearly shows it on the gridiron.

Sit Darnold and don’t even think twice about it. That stellar performance he had in Week 1 seems like forever ago as not only has he been grounded but so have the rest of the Jets. Expect a bad game for Darnold and another straight loss for Gang Green.

facebooktwitterreddit