• Daniel Jones

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  • , New York Giants
  • 25
  • 221 lbs
  • 6' 5"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG QB Daniel Jones - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at New Orleans Saints

Daniel Jones was disappointing last week in what should’ve been an easy matchup against the Falcons. He ended up with 266 yards passing and 39 yards rushing but didn’t score a touchdown in either facet of the game and he fumbled twice. The 39 yards rushing brings his total to 161 on the season, which makes him fantasy-relevant. However, it’s hard to trust him in 1QB leagues and fantasy managers should look elsewhere if possible. He has a tough matchup against the Saints this week, who shut down Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 and then forced three interceptions against the Patriots last week. Sit him.

by Brandon Niles

NYG QB Daniel Jones - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Daniel Jones turned in a very nice fantasy performance last week against what was supposed to be a tough Washington defense, largely due to a 46-yard touchdown run. He ended up with 95 rushing yards, 249 passing yards, and a passing touchdown on top of the rushing score. Jones may not be the future at the position for New York, but his rushing ability makes him at least an intriguing bye week option or injury replacement with upside.

This week, he’ll face a Falcons defense that looks awful. Atlanta gave up big numbers to Jalen Hurts in Week 1, and then again to Tom Brady last week. This Falcons team is ripe for fantasy production, as they have a potentially decent offense and can’t stop anyone. Jones has the Konami Code upside you look for in a starter and has a great matchup, so fantasy managers should give him a chance as a streamer if they need help.

by Brandon Niles

NYG QB Daniel Jones - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Washington Football Team

Daniel Jones struggled until garbage time against the Broncos last week, but wound up with a decent enough fantasy outing – 267 yards, a passing touchdown and a score on the ground. He’s too volatile and risky to bank on week-to-week however, especially with a tough matchup this week. Washington allowed the seventh-least aFPA to opposing quarterbacks last season and kept Justin Herbert out of the top-25 in fantasy points in Week 1. Leave Jones on waivers in most leagues.

by Brandon Niles

NYG QB Daniel Jones - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Denver Broncos

Daniel Jones struggled last season and with nicked-up players all around him and no change to the play-calling this season, it’s hard to imagine much of an improvement. The Broncos have two solid pass rushers and an opportunistic secondary, and they ranked 13th in aFPA to opposing quarterbacks last season, making it hard to bank on the mercurial Jones to start off the season. Leave him on waivers in 1QB leagues.

by Brandon Niles

NYG QB Daniel Jones - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Daniel Jones upped his rushing production from 279 yards as a rookie to 423 yards last year. That’s a little tricky because 80 yards of that was on one single play, but it’s good to see he has the potential to add rushing production to his fantasy value. Jones should benefit this year from some added weapons in Kenny Golladay and first-round rookie Kadarius Toney, not to mention the expected return of all-purpose running back Saquon Barkley.

Fantasy Downside

Jones had just 2,943 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 picks last season, a clear regression from his 3,027/24/12 rookie year – when he played one fewer game. While a lot of that can be attributed to the lack of weapons and the injury to Barkley, it’s definitely concerning to see regression in a young quarterback. Additionally, Justin Edwards has the Giants listed as the worst offensive line in the league heading into 2021.

2021 Bottom Line

Jones has a lot of potential with a new stable of weapons to work with heading into his third year in the league and second year in this offense. However, he’s definitely risky and it’s very possible he just isn’t a long-term starter in this league. His job should be safe enough to warrant consideration as a deep-league QB2 option with upside, but fantasy owners should be sure to grab a legit starter to pair with him in case everything falls apart again for the Giants’ offense.

by Brandon Niles

NYG QB Daniel Jones - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Dallas Cowboys

Daniel Jones returned to action last week against the Ravens and threw for 252 yards and a touchdown in a Giants’ loss. Jones has been largely a disappointment for fantasy owners this year, and while he has some upside this week against a vulnerable Dallas defense, he’s far too risky to trust in most leagues. This is championship week, and hopefully, you have better options. Sit him.

by Brandon Niles

NYG QB Daniel Jones - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Cleveland Browns

Daniel Jones struggled in his return from injury last week, putting up just 127 yards and completing only 52% of his passes in a blowout loss to the Cardinals. The Giants' offense has struggled all season and Jones hasn’t put up consistent fantasy numbers throughout the year, making it hard to trust him in any matchup. The Browns have been uneven, but have been able to get after the quarterback. I would put more money on Myles Garrett eating Daniel Jones at halftime then I would Jones to put up even fringe QB1 numbers. Sit him. Drop him.

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