• Daniel Jones

  • QB
  • , New York Giants
  • 23
  • 221 lbs
  • 6' 5"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Jones had a wild rookie season. After taking over as the starter in Week 3, he had four games where he scored at least 28 points, and they were all on the road. He also had six games of 12.3 points or less, and five of them were at home. Jones is currently going off the board in the 10th round as a high-end QB2. He has dual-threat ability (22.8 yards rushing and 0.17 rush TD in 12 starts) and averaged 17.8 fantasy points in his 12 starts, which is what Josh Allen averaged as last year’s No. 7 quarterback. Jones has one of the better receiving corps in the league, including Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Evan Engram, to go along with Saquon Barkley in the backfield. He needs to work on his ball security (11 fumbles as a rookie) but has the upside that fantasy owners should be looking for in the later rounds.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG QB Daniel Jones - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Daniel Jones had an uneven, but very promising rookie year. He took over as the starter early in the season and went on to make 12 starts, throw 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The Giants struggled to win with the league’s third-worst defense, but Jones averaged 16.4 fantasy points per game, good for 16th in the league. The Giants don’t look to be significantly better defensively heading into this season, which should allow Jones to continue slinging it and he should benefit from a full season with Golden Tate and – hopefully – Sterling Shepard, who both missed time last year due to suspension and injury, respectively. Jones also should benefit from an offensive line that has been steadily improving over the past few seasons from one of the worst in the league, to one of the upper-third.

Fantasy Downside

Jones’ numbers were a bit inflated by his production in three key games last season, with 13 of his 22 touchdowns against the Lions, Jets and Washington. All three of those games were shoot-outs as well, with negative game script helping him to at least 40 passing attempts. Jones had some nasty games throughout the season, including blowout losses to the Packers and Patriots, where he threw a combined six interceptions. The bet against Jones is basically the opposite of the bet for him. Do you believe in the good parts of his rookie season, or the bad?

2020 Bottom Line

Jones is likely somewhere in between the good and the bad, but if he can continue to show improvement after a promising rookie season, he should sniff QB1 numbers as a sophomore. We have him ranked higher than his 11th-round ADP in 12-team leagues as a fringe starter in 1QB leagues, making him a value-pick for fantasy owners looking to wait at the position. Because it’s likely the Giants will continue to throw the ball – ninth in passing attempts last year – Jones should have a fairly high floor to go with significant upside. He’s a great option at his current ADP.

2020 Strength of Schedule - NYG

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
PIT
5
@CHI
10
SF
8
@LAR
20
@DAL
26
WAS
13
@PHI
16
TB
26
@WAS
13
PHI
BYE28
@CIN
17
@SEA
32
ARI
23
CLE
3
@BAL
20
DAL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats

WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@DAL3417004.255.6715015.00-0.85/697.2%
2BUF---------------
3@TB2336336209.3314.61428227.0032.265/65100.0%
4WAS2331225127.269.78533006.6012.378/78100.0%
5MIN2138182114.798.67312004.0010.569/69100.0%
6@NE1531161135.1910.7328004.005.250/50100.0%
7ARI2235223116.3710.14435028.7510.471/71100.0%
8@DET2841322407.8511.50413013.2528.274/74100.0%
9DAL2641210115.128.08654029.0011.872/72100.0%
10@NYJ2640308407.7011.85320016.6730.371/7298.6%
11BYE---------------
12@CHI2136150204.177.142270113.5014.760/60100.0%
13GB2037240136.4912.0056001.208.267/67100.0%
14@PHI---------------
15MIA---------------
16@WAS2842352508.3812.57312004.0035.370/70100.0%
17PHI2847301116.4010.75326018.6714.674/74100.0%
Per game21.8535.31232.851.850.926.5910.663.4621.460.150.856.2016.3863.54/68.5492.76%
Totals284459302724126.5910.66452792116.20212.98826/89192.76%
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