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Fantasy stock watch: How Sam Darnold can help your team now

Although the rookie Sam Darnold may not be worth starting in 1QB leagues, he can still help your fantasy teams. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets future Sam Darnold was the only one of the rookie quarterbacks to start in Week 1, and if we ignore his first pass play, which nestled in the eager arms of a Detroit Lions defender and resulted in a touchdown return, he actually acquitted himself well. Darnold is likely to find himself among the most added quarterbacks even in ESPN standard leagues, which seems premature due to the crazy depth of the veteran reliable choices at the position, but the point from here is he showed enough competence in his first start to make his teammates look attractive. Sometimes that is enough.

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