Trace McSorley
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Penn State Nittany Llions
2018 Fantasy Outlook
McSorley gets overlooked a bit as a fantasy asset, but he was among the most productive players in the nation last season, averaging 31.2 fantasy PPG in standard formats. He's losing Saquon Barkley and his offensive coordinator, but Penn State is still loaded at the skill positions and the scheme won't change much after promoting an in-house option. In fact, McSorley might be better positioned to produce this year without Barkley eating up such a large share of the offense. Look for McSorley to be the ringleader of an offense that'll be better than expected. Read Past Outlooks
Exact nature of injury unclear
QBPenn State
January 1, 2019
McSorley was diagnosed with a broken foot by the on-field medical staff at Tuesday's Citrus Bowl against Kentucky, although he'll be undergoing further testing to determine the extent of his injury, Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
ANALYSIS
Penn State ruled out McSorley mid-game with a broken foot but he ultimately trotted back out onto the field a few minutes later and almost led a comeback over Kentucky. It still seems unclear if McSorley did in fact break his foot, but nevertheless, his college career has come to an end. The major question for him moving forward will be whether or not his diagnoses affects his ability to play at the next level.
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
Now that the Christian Hackenberg era is officially over, a new quarterback will be under center when Penn State opens its season against Kent State. Although McSorley has not officially won the job, we give him the edge over redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens. If Penn State fans are expecting another quarterback in the mold of Hackenberg, McSorley is certainly not that, but that may not be a bad thing -- especially under a new offensive coordinator that values a more up-tempo and open style. McSorley checks in at just 6-0, 199, but he has athleticism and speed that should mesh well in the new system. Perhaps most importantly, McSorley will have a wealth of talent around him, including two of the best skill position players in the Big 10 in sophomore running back Saquon Barkley and junior wideout Chris Godwin. Toss in the fact that Penn State now carries a full complement of scholarship athletes after the NCAA sanctions ran their course and Penn State may also have competent offensive line play as well. Again, McSorley will need to beat out Stevens and early enrollee Jake Zembiec, but provided that he does, he could be in for a productive season at the helm of the Penn State offense thanks to his mobility (and thus, ability to pick up first downs with his legs) and strong supporting cast. McSorley only appeared in mop-up duty last season for the most part, but he did perform ably when called upon to replace the injured Hackenberg in Penn State’s bowl game against Georgia, going 14-for-27 for 142 yards and two scores while adding 31 yards on the ground.
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Playing on broken foot
QBPenn State
Foot
January 1, 2019
Updating a previous report: McSorley is back in Tuesday's Citrus Bowl against Kentucky despite Penn State ruling him out earlier in the game with a broken foot, Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
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Breaks foot in Citrus Bowl
QBPenn State
Foot
January 1, 2019
McSorley will not return to Tuesday's Citrus Bowl against Kentucky after suffering a broken foot, Richard Scarcella of the Reading Eagle reports.
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Scores thrice to end regular season
QBPenn State
November 26, 2018
McSorley completed 12 of his 22 pass attempts for 230 yards and a touchdown and rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a pair of scores in Saturday's regular-season finale against Maryland.
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Subpar showing against Rutgers
QBPenn State
November 19, 2018
McSorley went 17-for-37 passing for 183 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Saturday against Rutgers.
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Decent day in victory
QBPenn State
November 12, 2018
McSorley (knee) completed 19 of his 25 pass attempts for 160 yards and a touchdown and rushed 11 times for nine yards Saturday against Wisconsin.
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