Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Giants
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After a promising rookie season, Jones failed to take the expected next step last year, stagnating at best. His YPA remained unchanged at 6.6 (27th), and he surpassed 250 passing yards only three times, never topping 300 yards after doing so five times in 12 starts the year prior. Jones' biggest drop was in touchdown passes, from 24 to 11 (29th). He lost five touchdowns in the red zone despite the same number of attempts, as his 11.9 percent red-zone TD pass rate ranked last in the league. In his defense, Jones had a lot going against him. He had to learn a second offense in as many years, Saquon Barkley's Week 2 season-ending injury freed defenses from respecting the run, the offensive line allowed a league-high 30.2 QB pressure percentage and Giants receivers dropped 8.0 percent of targets, fifth highest in the league. Positive regression should solve the red-zone TD problem at least somewhat (league average was 26.3 percent; Jones was at 20.3 percent in 2019), and a healthy Barkley will relieve Jones of having to do everything. Perhaps another year with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will help Jones' decision-making and reduce his turnovers — 39 since 2019, most in the NFL. The Giants passed on taking a quarterback with the 11th pick in this year's draft, instead trading down to add speedy wide receiver Kadarius Toney (4.37 40). New York also signed wide receiver Kenny Golladay, giving Jones an established big-play threat to go with 
Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard, later adding 6-6 tight end Kyle Rudolph, a proven red-zone threat, as TE Evan Engram's reliability is a question after 11 drops last year. Assuming offensive line improvement, Jones is a good upside fantasy bet with a solid rushing floor and an improved passing situation. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $25.66 million contract with the Giants in July of 2019.
Rough afternoon in Week 6 loss
QBNew York Giants
October 17, 2021
Jones completed 29 of 51 passes for 242 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Giants' 38-11 loss to the Rams on Sunday. He also threw a two-point conversion pass, rushed three times for four yards and committed two fumbles, losing one.
ANALYSIS
Jones' final yardage total was respectable enough, but it belied the degree of difficulty he endured throughout the afternoon. The embattled signal-caller was sacked four times and hit on seven occasions overall just a week after suffering a concussion against the Cowboys. Jones also saw his previously modest but tidy 4:1 TD:INT take a serious hit with Sunday's trio of picks, two of which led to Rams touchdowns. The fact Kenny Golladay (knee) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) were out Sunday and Kadarius Toney exited early with an aggravation of his ankle injury certainly didn't help matters, but Jones will look to bounce back with what is likely a short-handed crew to some extent in Week 7 against the Panthers at home.
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How do Daniel Jones' 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
21.1%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
5.4%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.8 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
6.2%
 
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34934%
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Overall QB Rating Against
85.5
 
Cornerbacks
89.2
 
Safeties
112.3
 
Linebackers
46.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Daniel Jones' measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
221 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.81 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Jones had a remarkable rookie season. His first start came Week 3, and by Week 16, when he became the first rookie in NFL history to pass for 350-plus yards, five TDs and no interceptions in a game, it was clear he had pushed Eli Manning into retirement. In addition to a slew of Giants rookie passing records, he had three games (in 12 starts) in which he passed for at least 300 yards, four TDs and no interceptions — something only two rookies in league history had done even once. At 6-5, Jones has wheels — he clocked two of the fastest runs last season among quarterbacks (19.51, 19.47 mph) — adding to his fantasy upside. The downside was turnovers. He had a bottom-10 INT rate (2.6 percent) and was plagued by fumbles. His 18 fumbles were fifth most all-time, and his 11 fumbles lost tied Tony Banks (1996) for the most by a rookie since 1970. Jones, who has average hand size (9 3/4 inches), held onto the ball too long at times, but he also got little help from an offensive line that allowed pressure on a league-high 29.6 percent of his dropbacks. The Giants hope fourth overall draft pick Andrew Thomas, the projected starter at right tackle, will stabilize the line. Led by elite RB Saquon Barkley, Jones has a solid supporting cast, including WR Darius Slayton, with whom he developed an excellent downfield connection even though his deep-ball passing was lacking overall (25.5 completion percentage on attempts longer than 20 yards). Perhaps new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett can hone the aggressiveness of Jones, who was noted for downfield accuracy out of college. If so, Jones could have a breakout season.
A bit of a surprise pick at No. 6 overall in this year's draft, Jones figures to be Eli Manning's understudy this season in New York. The team's hoped-for quarterback of the future appears to have a ways to go after a college career at Duke that saw him struggle with accuracy - career 59.9 completion rate, including 60.5 percent last season - while producing just 6.4 YPA. But the athletic Jones certainly looks the part at 6-5, 221, and he was named MVP of the Senior Bowl, where Giants general manager Dave Gettleman fell in love with him. Manning doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon, which is better for Jones' development anyway. If Jones does take snaps this season, he'll have a lot help in the short passing game, throwing to Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate. With Odell Beckham Jr. out of the picture, the Giants have designed their offense to revolve around the running game and quick passes.
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Cleared by neurologist
QBNew York Giants
October 15, 2021
Jones (concussion) has been cleared by a neurologist and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
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On track to play Sunday
QBNew York Giants
Concussion
October 15, 2021
Coach Joe Judge said Jones (concussion) is scheduled to be a full practice participant Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Rams, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Limited Thursday
QBNew York Giants
Concussion
October 14, 2021
Jones (concussion) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
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Progressing well through protocol
QBNew York Giants
Concussion
October 14, 2021
Giants head coach Joe Judge said Jones (concussion) will be a non-contact participant in Thursday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. "At this point everything looks positive," Judge said, when asked about Jones' chances of playing Sunday against the Rams.
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Not practicing, not yet out Week 6
QBNew York Giants
Concussion
October 13, 2021
Giants head coach Joe Judge said Jones (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, but the quarterback is "on track with everything" in his recovery from the brain injury and hasn't yet been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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