Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 10 19
@ 8 18
vs 5 16
vs 11 19
vs 13 19
@ 3 16
vs 24 20
@ 30 22
@ 14 19
vs 30 22
@ 29 21
vs 6 17
BYE
- -
@ 18 19
vs 20 20
vs 28 21
@ 24 20
@ 5 16
Player Outlook
Mayfield won't be a popular Fantasy option even though he's moved on to the Panthers. A lot of it has to do with the production he's delivered in the past. In 2021, for instance, he hit the 20-point mark in Fantasy just two times. That's down from five times in 2020 and six times in 2019. In four seasons, Mayfield has never thrown for 4,000 yards and never topped 30 passing touchdowns. Even if he locks up the Panthers' starting job and keeps it 17 weeks, it's tough to see him hit those marks. At best, Mayfield should be counted on as a middling No. 2 quarterback worth a pick in the back half of Superflex/two-QB formats.

Fantasy Stats

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Touchdown Passes
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Interceptions Thrown
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2022
2021 3010 17 13 134 1 21415.3
2020 3563 26 8 165 1 29818.6
3y Avg. 3467 22 14 147 2 26417.6
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Fantasy Performance by Week
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Start
#27
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Fantasy News

  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: Sharing first-team reps still

    Mayfield and Sam Darnold will continue splitting first-team reps during joint practices with New England this week, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Both played reasonably well in very limited action during the preseason opener. Coach Matt Rhule said the practices actually could be more important than Friday's preseason game against the Patriots, in which Mayfield and Darnold should get a bit more playing than they did in Saturday's win over Washington.
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  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: To play about one series Saturday

    Coach Matt Rhule said Thursday that Mayfield and Sam Darnold will each play roughly one series apiece during Saturday's preseason contest in Washington, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. In particular, Rhule noted each quarterback will get 8-to-10 snaps, but he also didn't state who will be under center first between the duo. Mayfield took on more reps with the first-team offense as training camp progressed, so he may be the favorite to start this weekend. Still, the team isn't expected to name its No. 1 QB for the regular-season opener until after its second exhibition Friday, Aug. 19 in New England, at the earliest.
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  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: Will play Saturday

    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that Mayfield and Sam Darnold will both take the field during Saturday's preseason opener against Washington, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Mayfield appears to have pulled ahead in Carolina's quarterback competition, per Ellis Williams of The Charlotte Observer, but Rhule didn't reveal whether Mayfield or Darnold will start Saturday's contest. The Panthers aren't expected to declare a regular-season starter until after the second preseason game Aug. 19 at New England, though a strong performance in the opener could go a long way in Mayfield's favor.
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  • Panthers' Baker Mayfield: QB competition close early

    Neither Mayfield nor Sam Darnold has pulled away from the other over the first few days of training camp, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Mayfield has had the higher highs, per Gantt, but Darnold thus far has been more consistent. While Mayfield faces a steeper learning curve after having been acquired via trade in July, his Thursday session was the sharpest from either quarterback to date. This competition may take a while to resolve, but Mayfield is the consensus favorite to eventually beat out Darnold as Carolina's Week 1 starter under center.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Excused from mandatory minicamp

    The Browns have excused Mayfield (shoulder) from next week's mandatory minicamp, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Mayfield will remain away from team facilities during mandatory minicamp without being subjected to fines. The 2018 first-round pick also hasn't attended voluntary OTAs, as both he and the team remain in favor of a trade following Cleveland's decision to bring in Deshaun Watson earlier this offseason. Mayfield is continuing to rehab from January shoulder surgery, so it's possible he wouldn't be handling on-field reps even if he were motivated to participate in team activities.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Won't attend OTAs

    Mayfield (shoulder) won't attend the Browns' voluntary OTAs on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. As expected, Mayfield will continue to stay away from the team as the two sides remain in favor of trading the 2018 first-round pick after the Browns acquired Deshaun Watson this offseason. Mayfield also continues to rehab from surgery on the labrum in his left shoulder that he underwent in January, so even if the two sides were on good terms, he likely wouldn't be participating anyways. The Panthers have emerged as the favorite to land Mayfield this offseason, but the deal appears to be hindered by the quarterback's $18.86 million option for the 2022 campaign.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Absent for voluntary program

    Mayfield (shoulder) wasn't present Tuesday for the start of the Browns' voluntary offseason program, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Mayfield's absence was anticipated, as he's still rehabbing from surgery on the labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Moreover, it's expected that the Browns will look to trade Mayfield following the team's addition last month of fellow quarterback Deshaun Watson. Per Cabot, of the franchises potentially in the mix for Mayfield's services, the Panthers may have the best chance to deal for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Ready to move on

    As the 2022 NFL Draft approaches, the Browns are actively looking to trade Mayfield (shoulder), ESPN's Jake Trotter reports. For his part, Mayfield, who acknowledged that he feels "disrespected" by the Browns after they traded for fellow QB Deshaun Watson last month, "is ready for the next chapter." With the Colts having dealt for Matt Ryan, Indianapolis -- once a preferred destination for Mayfield -- is out of the running to make a move for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 Draft. With that in mind, the Seahawks, who traded away Russell Wilson this offseason, continue to profile as a potential fit for Mayfield, who is under contract for the coming season at $18.9 million (fully guaranteed). The 27-year-old is bouncing back from a procedure that he underwent in January to repair a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Trade now likely

    The Browns will seek a trade partner for Mayfield (shoulder) after acquiring Deshaun Watson from the Texans for multiple draft picks Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Browns entered the fray for Watson this week, only to be considered out of the running for his services Thursday. One day later, though, Cleveland landed the quarterback, leaving Mayfield in limbo. According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, Mayfield prefers the Colts among all the QB-needy teams, but it remains to be seen where he lands. Once his destination is known, Mayfield may be delayed in throwing to his new teammates as he continues his recovery from January surgery to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Requests trade from Browns

    Mayfield (shoulder) has reportedly requested a trade from the Browns, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report. This comes on the heels of the Browns looking into a possible trade for fellow quarterback Deshaun Watson. While Cleveland in no longer in the mix on that front, it appears as though Mayfield is looking for a fresh start elsewhere. However, shortly after reports of his desire to be moved surfaced, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com relayed that the Browns do not wish to accommodate Mayfield's request. The signal caller underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder Jan. 19 and is expected to be fully cleared well in advance of training camp.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Rehab ahead of schedule

    Mayfield (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from shoulder surgery he underwent in January, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. At the time of Mayfield's surgery on his left non-throwing shoulder, the Browns estimated the quarterback would begin light throwing in April and have a full recovery in time for training camp. Cabot reports that doctors are encouraged by Mayfield's progress, noting the work he put in during the regular season to strengthen the damaged shoulder is having a positive impact on his recovery. At this point, Mayfield is expected to be the starting quarterback this upcoming season, working on the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, but there has been speculation about the Browns exploring other options as a fallback plan.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Shoulder surgery goes well

    Mayfield underwent a successful procedure Wednesday to repair the torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports. According to the report, the quarterback's recovery period is expected to fall in the 4-to-6 month range. Additionally, the Browns anticipate that Mayfield should be able to begin light throwing in April and participate in the team's offseason program on a limited basis. Beyond that, the expectation is Mayfield will be fully recovered for the start of training camp and enter 2022 as the Browns' starting signal-caller, per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft is heading into the final year of his rookie contract, which is worth a fully guaranteed $18.86 million in 2022.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Will be retained for 2022

    The Browns will plan to head into the offseason with the intention of retaining Mayfield (shoulder) as their starting quarterback entering 2022, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network report. Mayfield will miss Sunday's season finale against the Bengals while he rests up in advance of his Jan. 19 surgery to repair a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, an injury he had been playing through since Week 2. The 26-year-old also played through a number of other injuries during the campaign, with his poor health perhaps contributing to his underwhelming statistics (60.5 percent completion rate, 7.2 YPA, 17:13 TD:INT) over 14 outings. According to Rapoport and Pelissero, Mayfield and head coach Kevin Stefanski met Friday, and sources say the two are on the same page as the 2018 No. 1 overall pick enters the final year of his contract in 2022, which is worth a fully guaranteed $18.86 million. The report suggests that if Mayfield plays well under the final year of his deal, Cleveland could place its franchise tag on him next offseason or look to work out an extension with him entering 2023.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Shoulder surgery scheduled

    Mayfield is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder Jan. 19, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 26-year-old has already been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Bengals after being placed on injured reserve earlier Wednesday, and he won't wait too long into the offseason before undergoing surgery. Mayfield should have enough time to make a full recovery in time for training camp after playing through the injury during 2021, though the nature of his procedure makes it unlikely he'll be a full participant for OTAs this spring. Case Keenum is set to start under center for the Browns in Week 18 versus the Bengals, with Nick Mullens serving as the backup quarterback.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Ruled out for season finale

    Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Mayfield won't play in Sunday's season finale against the Bengals, as the quarterback will instead undergo surgery to address a torn labrum in his left shoulder "as soon as possible," Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Mayfield previously said after Monday's 26-14 loss to the Steelers that he was debating whether to have surgery during the offseason or prior to Week 18, but Stefanski's announcement confirms that the quarterback has chosen to go the latter route. He'll wrap up a disappointing, injury-plagued 2021 campaign having completed 60.6 percent of his 418 pass attempts for 3,010 yards and a 17:13 TD:INT. Case Keenum should step in for Mayfield and make his second start of the season Sunday in a game that doesn't hold much importance with the Browns eliminated from playoff contention. According to Jake Trotter of ESPN.com, Mayfield is expected to make a full recovery from surgery before OTAs in the spring, when he'll begin preparing to play out the final year of his rookie contract in 2022.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Affected by harness

    Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said Mayfield's performance has been hindered by a harness the quarterback has worn for his injured left shoulder, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Van Pelt said the harness "handcuffed him a little bit," an issue that became more evident following Mayfield's four-interception game last week against Green Bay. Head coach Kevin Stefanski believes the quarterback has adjusted to the harness and refuses to see it as an excuse for Mayfield's performance. Entering Monday night's meeting in Pittsburgh, Mayfield has an 86.1 quarterback rating, the second-lowest in four seasons and off from last year's 95.9 rating, while completing 62.4 percent of his passes with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Struggles on road

    Mayfield completed 21 of 36 pass attempts for 222 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions against Green Bay on Saturday. Mayfield made a handful of nice throws and had an on-target deep ball dropped by Donovan Peoples-Jones at one point, but the four interceptions were a brutal sight and arguably the primary reason the Browns fell in the 24-22 loss. There just isn't much reason to think Mayfield can provide the Browns with high-volume passing production unless the matchup is a favorable one, because in this game and others he seems out of his comfort zone when playing catch-up or when otherwise forced to throw without the aid of playaction setups. The Browns should have the luxury of limiting Mayfield's exposure by setting up more favorable looks against the Steelers in Week 17, assuming they can manage the pass rush threat posed by T.J. Watt and Cameron Heyward. A healthier offensive line would be reassuring on that front after playing without left tackle Jedrick Wills against Green Bay.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Ready to face Packers

    Both Mayfield and Case Keenum cleared COVID-19 protocols in advance of Saturday's game against the Packers, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The Browns are thus in line to have their top two QBs available Saturday after Nick Mullens started in place of Mayfield in this past Monday's loss to the Raiders. Per Stacey Dales of NFL Network, Mayfield was asymptomatic during his time on the list and was able to remain involved virtually. Moreover, the report suggests that the signal-caller, who's been banged up this season, benefited from some time off the field and his body feels as healthy as it has for a while. Helping Mayfield's Week 16 cause is that wideout Jarvis Landry and tight end Austin Hooper -- who were unavailable Monday -- are also poised to return to the mix versus Green Bay.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Quarantine expires Friday

    Mayfield (illness) will be a candidate to play Saturday against the Packers because his 10-day quarantine period expires Friday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Players that landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on or before Dec. 15 will be eligible because of expiring quarantine periods. If Mayfield gets a negative test prior to Friday, he can join the team on the flight to Green Bay. If not, he'll have to travel separately Friday. So, it would appear the Browns could have their starting quarterback available Saturday, the only caveat being Mayfield has not been able to practice with the team since Tuesday of last week. Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski, who was cleared Wednesday after testing negative, avoids that travel predicament. Stefanski stressed that every player who returns from the reserve/COVID-19 list in time to play will need to be evaluated by the club's medical staff, which will include the player's conditioning. Other members of the team in the same boat as Mayfield include wide receiver Jarvis Landry and left tackle Jedrick Wills. Backup quarterback Case Keenum will need to test negative in order to be active for the game.
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  • Browns' Baker Mayfield: Fails to clear protocols

    Mayfield (illness) has yet to clear all protocols and won't be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Monday's game against the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Mayfield remains asymptomatic since testing positive for the virus Wednesday, but he apparently wasn't able to get the negative test he needed to gain clearance to play Week 15. Jake Trotter of ESPN.com confirms that both Mayfield and backup Case Keenum (illness) will remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list for Monday's game, leaving practice-squad call-up Nick Mullens in line to start at quarterback in his Browns debut. Meanwhile, wideout Jarvis Landry (illness) and tight end Austin Hooper (illness) weren't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list either, so Mullens looks like he'll have to make do without two of Cleveland's top pass-catching options. Mayfield now will turn his focus to getting ready for the Browns' Week 16 game this Saturday in Green Bay.
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