Week 4 Review: Konami Code Master Sam Darnold
One’s a dot, two’s a line, three’s a trend. If you listened to the latest Fantasy Scouts podcast, you know what I’m saying. If you didn’t, go listen after you read this. The point is, we had three weeks to go on coming into week four, providing us enough of a sample size to form some strong opinions and evaluations of players.
So, which trends are here to stay? Read on to find out.
Is it time we start considering that Sam Darnold might be the best rushing quarterback of all time? No. But he is the first QB in history with five rushing touchdowns in his team’s first four games. The former Jet, freed from Adam Gase, tossed two touchdowns on 301 yards passing and added 35 rushing yards and two scores on the ground. Darnold has been impressive through four weeks and is a strong QB2 with QB1 upside.
After a tough loss, coach Nick Sirianni said that Jalen Hurts game was one of the better QB performances he’s seen coaching in the NFL. That’s some high praise for the second year QB making his eighth start, even if it was against a soft secondary. Hurts was extremely efficient early in the game, finishing with 387 passing yards and two touchdowns, adding eight for 47 on the ground. Hurts registered 28.18 fantasy points on Sunday and is now QB3 on the season. He is a bonafide QB1.
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