|Date of Birth||6/5/1997|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 225 lbs|
|From||Capistrano Beach, CA|
|Drafted||2018 - Rd 1 (3rd Overall) by NYJ|
Darnold completed 19 of 30 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown while adding 25 yards and another score on three rushing attempts in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Giants.
Darnold opened the scoring with a two-yard rushing touchdown, keeping the ball on an option play as the Jets unveiled a previously unused wrinkle to their offense. The second-year quarterback isn't much of a factor on the ground, but he could boost his fantasy value by calling his own number more often near the goal line, as this was only Darnold's second career rushing score. He added a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder later in the first quarter. Most importantly, Darnold finished without a turnover. With this much-needed clean performance under his belt following an eight-interception three-game stretch, Darnold's confidence should be climbing ahead of a Week 11 clash with Washington.
Darnold completed 27 of 39 passes for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 26-18 loss to the Dolphins. He added one yard on two rushing attempts.
Darnold came out of the gate hot and then fizzled out for a second straight week. He capped the opening drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder and appeared to throw a two-yard touchdown to tight end Ryan Griffin late in the first half, but the play was controversially taken off the board on replay, and Darnold was picked off on the ensuing play. Darnold has been part of the problem in New York's 1-7 start, and his carelessness in the red zone has been particularly worrisome. However, you can't pin all of this team's struggles on the second-year quarterback, considering the offensive line is constantly allowing free rushers into the backfield. The bottom line from a fantasy perspective is that Darnold has a dreadful 3:8 touchdown to interception ratio over his last three games.
Darnold (thumb) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Miami, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Darnold was a full practice participant from Wednesday through Friday, paving the way for him to play in an optimal matchup this weekend against the winless Dolphins. Coach Adam Gase mentioned that this thumb injury could bother Darnold for the rest of the year, but a sprain on his non-throwing hand won't keep the quarterback out of action.
Darnold (left thumb) will be a full practice participant Wednesday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Darnold sprained the thumb on his non-throwing hand during Sunday's 29-15 loss to Jacksonville, but he never left the game and isn't expected to miss time going forward. However, coach Adam Gase acknowledged Monday that the injury may bother Darnold for the rest of the season.
Darnold sprained his left thumb during Sunday's 29-15 loss at Jacksonville, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. "This is one of those things that's going to bother him all year, but he's going to play through this," coach Adam Gase said.
Since missing three games due to mononucleosis, Darnold has been all over the place, production-wise, going for 338, 86 and 218 passing yards the past three contests. Fueled by a four-interception performance Week 7 against the Pats, he has a 4:8 TD:INT during that stretch. In the midst of Sunday's game, he was seen with his left thumb wrapped, which since has been diagnosed as a sprain. While the injury may impact his practice reps, Darnold will continue to be under center for the Jets, if Gase's comments are to be believed.