Is Daniel Jones Ready to Enter the Elite Fantasy Football Ranks?

Jun 02, 2023
Is Daniel Jones Ready to Enter the Elite Ranks?

Daniel Jones is entering his fifth year as the Giants' quarterback, coming off his most productive fantasy season as a pro. New York invested in the passing game this offseason, signing star tight end Darren Waller before selecting wide receiver Jalin Hyatt in the third round of this year’s Draft. Jones has shown that he can post starter-level fantasy numbers—the question in 2023 is whether he can maintain that level of play and maybe even enter the every-week plug-and-play conversation for fantasy managers.

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Daniel Jones’ Roller Coaster Career

Jones entered the league in 2019 and after Eli Manning was benched three games into the season, Jones immediately established himself in the fantasy starter conversation. As a rookie, Jones finished the year with 24 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and was the QB15 on a per-game basis. Over the next two seasons, however, Jones averaged just 13.9 fantasy points per game, 27th among 41 quarterbacks with at least 300 pass attempts in that span.

Entering 2022, Jones was in the prove-it year of his rookie deal and responded favorably. On a run-first team, Jones set career highs in completions, completion rate, and yards while adding 708 yards and seven scores on the ground. He finished as the QB9 in fantasy. Although Jones’ fantasy season was propped up by his rushing numbers, he was efficient as a passer, finishing 11th in pass EPA per play (minimum 200 dropbacks).

This offseason, Jones was rewarded with a four-year, $160 million contract and the confidence that he can take this passing offense to the next level.

The Giants’ 2023 Passing Game Outlook

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