Jared Goff

Jared Goff

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 5%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 0.3%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 0.1
Durability: question mark 127

Low Risk

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Jared Goff Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Goff is 1 of the only 3 QBs to finish top 12 in fantasy points in each of the past 3 seasons.
  • He’s been volatile, though, finishing as a top-5 QB in 23% of his games but outside the top 20 in 26%.
  • Goff lost WR Brandin Cooks this offseason but returns WR Robert Woods, WR Cooper Kupp and TE Tyler Higbee. Todd Gurley’s departure might be good news after he struggled in the passing game last year.
  • The Rams’ offensive line remains a concern after making no significant additions this offseason.


3 straight QB1 seasons

It hasn’t always been pretty, but Goff has now finished as a top-12 fantasy QB in 3 straight seasons. 12th in 2017, 6th in 2018, 12th in 2019. Russell Wilson and Dak Prescott are the only other QBs to rank top 12 each of the last 3 years.

Now, playing 47 of 48 possible games over that stretch has certainly helped. Goff ranks just 18th in fantasy points per game among 40 QBs with 500+ pass attempts over the last 3 seasons. That’s a more accurate gauge of Goff’s fantasy value.

Goff ranks 7th among those 40 QBs in passing yards per game and 11th in TDs per game. But he’s 22nd in INTs per game and provides virtually nothing on the ground. Goff has totaled just 199 rushing yards with 5 TDs over the last 3 years.

Add it all up, and Goff has been a volatile weekly producer. He’s finished as a top-12 QB in 22 of those 47 games (47%) over the last 3 seasons. He’s turned in 11 top-5 weeks (23%) but ranked outside the top 20 in 12 games (26%).

Goff was a bit more reliable last year, finishing top 12 in 9 of 16 weeks (56%). That included 4 top-5 finishes. But he also had 5 weeks outside the top 25 QBs.

It’s worth noting that Goff closed the 2019 campaign with 5 straight top 15 weeks, including 3 top 9s. He ranked 5th at the position in total fantasy points during that span.


2020 outlook

That coincided with TE Tyler Higbee’s breakout: 43 catches, 522 yards and…

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Jared Goff Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 15, 2016 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1
Aug 28, 2016 NFL Back Tailbone Bruise Goff suffered a bruised tailbone in the 3rd preseason game but was able to play in the 4th.