Marcus Mariota

QB, Atlanta Falcons

Height 6'4" Weight 222
DOB 1993-10-30 Age 28.8
College Oregon

2022 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 30 (Tier 5)
ADP (12-team PPR): 15.08, 274th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 5
28Davis Mills, HOU623.814.0814.7
29Mitchell Trubisky, PIT927.912.021.6
30Marcus Mariota, ATL1428.815.081.7
Tier 6
31Zach Wilson, NYJ1023.014.0914.2
32Drew Lock, SEA1125.810.4
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Marcus Mariota Runs Wild In Falcons Debut

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota played the first drive of Friday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions. He used his legs to make plays happen, going 2-for-2 with 36 passing yards while also rushing three times for 23 yards and a touchdown on the ground. After a successful opening scoring drive, Mariota was replaced by rookie Desmond Ridder. The starting quarterback job is Mariota's to lose. He will get the nod Week 1 and continue to see the entirety of reps as long as he plays well. The former first-round pick looked solid in recent years with the Raiders and has low-end QB2 potential thanks to his veteran presence and impressive mobility.

    Aug 12 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Marcus Mariota proving he's Atlanta Falcons' top option at quarterback

    Comfortable with Arthur Smith and the offensive system, Mariota is ready for his second chance as an NFL starter.

    Aug 5 · ESPN Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Falcons Name Marcus Mariota Starting QB

    This will not qualify as particularly surprising news, but the Falcons have named Marcus Mariota their starting quarterback. On the first day of training camp earlier this week, quarterbacks coach Charles London confirmed that Mariota will serve as Atlanta’s QB1, while third-round rookie Desmond Ridder will begin his pro career as Mariota’s backup. “Obviously, we've […]

    Jul 31 · Pro Football Rumors Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Marcus Mariota Looking Good In Training Camp

    Although it's early in training camp, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota has looked good. Unofficially, he's completed all 24 passes he's thrown so far, but a lot of them have been short throws and he was bailed out a few times on Thursday on nice plays from his tight ends. Rookie third-rounder Desmond Ridder also looks to be getting a handle on the offense early on, but he also held onto the ball too long on multiple occasions. The Falcons will roll with Mariota to begin the 2022 season, but this could be a competition to watch all season long. If Mariota is injured or struggles, the Falcons may not hesitate to throw Ridder in there. Given Atlanta's lack of high-end offensive weapons, Mariota is a QB to avoid outside of deep superflex leagues.

    Jul 29 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Marcus Mariota Dubbed Starting Quarterback

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota currently owns the starting job, according to assistant coach Charles London. However, London didn't forget to acknowledge rookie signal-caller Desmond Ridder, telling reporters, "Obviously, we've got a plan for each of them." Mariota will be entering his eighth season since being drafted in 2015. Throughout his career, he's compiled 13,437 yards, 77 touchdowns, and 45 interceptions while completing nearly 63% of his throws. Unquestionably, the veteran has had some solid performances over the years. Still, he has also had his fair share of disastrous ones. Mariota probably won't be a consistent fantasy option in 2022-23, but he deserves a spot in most formats, at least as a backup. Yet, if he begins to play poorly at any point during the year, Ridder would likely take his place under center.

    Jul 27 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Marcus Mariota The Clear Starter In Camp

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota was signed in free agency to be the team's new starter, replacing their long-time leader Matt Ryan. Mariota steps in after backing up Derek Carr for the Raiders the past two seasons, and he's hoping to regain his role as a starter in the NFL. Although his passing statistics were mediocre, he averaged 300-plus yards and three rushing touchdowns over his three seasons as a starter. While there has been concern about newly drafted quarterback Desmond Ridder, who the Falcons selected 74th overall, competing for the starting job, a recent report says Mariota is "far ahead" of Ridder and "injury would be the only way Ridder finds himself under center." This confirms the veteran's stranglehold on the role, which would make him an intriguing option as a streamer or second quarterback in two-quarterback/superflex leagues, given his rushing upside.

    Jun 30 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Desmond Ridder To Compete With Marcus Mariota?

    Atlanta Falcons veteran quarterback Marcus Mariota was the clear No. 1 QB during organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, and he'll have that spot when training camp opens in late July, but rookie third-rounder Desmond Ridder is expected to make a competition of it. It won't be surprising if Ridder takes Mariota's job at some point in 2022. "Behind the scenes, the things that he has done that have really impressed me are from the neck up. You're betting on the physical things that you have seen at times to catch up, but he's light years ahead of most young quarterbacks I have been with from the neck up. I will give him that compliment publicly," head coach Arthur Smith said. Ridder's stock in keeper/dynasty drafts is rising.

    Jun 21 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota Desmond Ridder
  • Marcus Mariota To Have Plenty Of Designed Runs

    The Atlanta Falcons plan to run the quarterback more with new signal-caller Marcus Mariota in town. "I think we'd be crazy if we didn't try to roll these guys out of the pocket a little bit," quarterbacks coach Charles London said. "We've got three really athletic guys in our room. As coaches, we have to figure out the best way to get these guys in position to be successful." Mariota rushed for 357 yards in his last season as a full-time starter, while rookie third-rounder Desmond Ridder rushed for 2,180 yards in his college career. Mariota won't have a ton of talent to work with through the air, so we expect to see him scampering around quite a bit, which gives him a little more intrigue as a backup fantasy QB.

    Jun 5 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Marcus Mariota Will Embrace Any Role

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota had his last start on October 13, 2019. He was with the Titans then. But after spending a few seasons with the Raiders, the 28-year-old will get another chance to prove his worth as the expected starter for the Falcons, filling in for longtime signal-caller Matt Ryan, who is now a Colt. Despite Mariota's excitement, he made it known he's also willing to mentor rookie Desmond Ridder, who was selected in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Nonetheless, with Atlanta in the midst of a rebuild, it's no secret the team is lacking on the offensive end. As a result, Mariota may not find himself as the primary option under center if he begins to struggle, making it possible for Ridder to get some reps during the 2022-23 campaign.

    May 27 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2015TEN12244.120.373692.050.833.823037162.02818191038342527.4126
    2016TEN15313.220.996496.151.034.127645161.2342626923603495.8225
    2017TEN15259.817.394597.953.234.228145362.03232131527603125.2051
    2018TEN14210.115.077588.345.128.322833168.9252811842643575.5822
    2019TEN799.114.236780.040.126.39516059.412037217241295.3800
    2020LV129.129.16585.548.737.0172860.72261109889.7810
    2021LV914.91.7243.62.21.71250.0400013876.6910

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1BALW 33-273.111.01.0100-000013131.0000
    7PHIW 33-220.412.02.0100-0000144.0000
    9@NYGL 16-230.611.01.0100-0000166.0000
    12@DALW 36-336.422.02.0200-0000242.0010
    13WASL 15-170.023.00.0000-000000-00
    14@KCL 9-480.012.00.0000-000000-00
    15@CLEW 16-140.346.01.5100-0000133.0000
    17@INDW 23-201.657.96.34010.000003165.3300
    18LACW 35-322.579.06.4511100.040004235.7500

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 3

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    15LACL 27-3029.16585.548.737172860.72261109889.7810

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 35
    Rushing: 2

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@CLEW 43-1326.85996.744.327142458.32483043248.0000
    2INDL 17-1914.960100.055.033192867.91541045326.4000
    3@JACL 7-2018.680100.057.546234057.53040096345.6700
    4@ATLW 24-1025.664100.046.930182766.72273003227.3300
    5BUFL 7-1410.562100.043.527132259.11830005132.6000
    6@DENL 0-161.64057.128.62071838.963020242.0000
    17@HOUW 35-141.223.21.6111100.02400000-00
    WC@NEW 20-130.211.61.6111100.0400000-00
    DP@BALW 28-120.011.80.0000-000000-00
    CC@KCL 24-350.511.51.5100-0000155.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 75, 11, 7, 1, 55, 11, 23

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