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What to do with Sam Darnold in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Sam Darnold ahead of the Jets Week 16 matchup against the Browns.

Sam Darnold #14 of the New York Jets reacts to not being able to convert a first down during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The New York Jets got their victory. They got the job done and will finish the season with at least one win, likely a disappointing performance for Jets fans everywhere looking for Trevor Lawrence to be the future. For now, the Jets are relying on Sam Darnold. If you are considering putting him into your fantasy lineup in a big fantasy football weekend, here’s a quick overview of what to expect.

Fantasy Football analysis: Jets QB Sam Darnold

In last weekend’s shocking win 23-20 over the Los Angeles Rams to get to 1-13, Darnold completed 22 of 31 passes for 207 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions. He also gained 18 yards on the ground in five pass attempts.

Darnold snapped a five-game streak of throwing less than 200 yards in the win.

This weekend, Darnold and the Jets are set to take on the Cleveland Browns, which rank 22nd this season in passing yards allowed per game. In its last time out, Cleveland allowed New York Giants quarterback Colt McCoy to complete 19 of 31 passes for 221 yards in a 20-6 road win.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Darnold should be off fantasy radars this weekend. Nobody should feel comfortable in the fantasy playoffs relying on a big-time performance from a New York Jets quarterback.