Posted: 9/20/2020 11:18 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed 25-of-40 passes for 241 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears with three runs for 21 yards.
Huddle Up: Jones struggled, and he had to play a majority of the game without his biggest weapon, Saquon Barkley. He might have to go the rest of the way without Barkley, who suffered a suspected torn ACL. That's bad news for Jones, as he drops plenty of balls off to Barkley out of the backfield for big yardage. He remains more of a QB2 heading into Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Posted: 9/15/2020 3:28 am UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed 26-of-41 passes for 279 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also rushed four times for a team-high 22 yards.
Huddle Up: The Steelers did a great job defensively, so Jones had a tough night, including a late interception in the red zone. There will be better days for Danny Dimes and the G-Men. They look to bounce back in Week 2, but face another tough defense on the road in Chicago. He remains more of a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues for now.
Posted: 8/23/2020 3:25 am UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones added muscle this offseason, increasing his playing weight from 220 pounds to 229 pounds. 'Obviously, he's a guy that during the pandemic, he didn't take time off,' head coach Joe Judge said.
Huddle Up: While it is encouraging to hear that Jones dedicated himself to improving his physique, cutting down on the turnovers that plagued him as a rookie is his biggest hurdle. He should improve in his second season, but he will probably top out as a midrange QB2.
Posted: 6/22/2020 11:05 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has had a very productive offseason and has taken a leadership role on the team, according to head coach Joe Judge.
Huddle Up: Jones had some problems with turnovers during his rookie season but finished with 3,027 yards and 24 touchdowns. He is learning a new offense, so it may take him a little time to find a rhythm in the passing game during the early part of the 2020 season. Jones should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 6/11/2020 7:16 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones gathered up to 20 players in a 'come as you go' workout program in Austin, Texas, which backup QB Colt McCoy helped organize. The sessions ran for two weeks, and included focal points within the offense, such as RB Saquon Barkley, WR Golden Tate, WR Darius Slayton and WR Sterling Shepard. Jones was able to get in sync with his targets using routes designed by new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: It's good to see a young quarterback taking charge in this manner, and any chance to build chemistry this time of the year as to be considered a win, especially in the midst of a pandemic lockdown. The second-year Jones is a risky option in fantasy, however, having to learn a new offense and build upon a promising but wildly inconsistent rookie campaign. Treat him as a midrange QB2 with matchup utility.
Posted: 5/23/2020 6:22 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has faced a challenge learning a new offense entering his second season during the league's offseason shutdown. 'I'm trying to adjust to what we're having to do, trying to learn this new system as well as I can pick it up as quick as I can and as efficient as I can,' Jones said, adding that new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett's system is much different from the offense he ran as a rookie last season under Pat Shurmur and Mike Shula.
Huddle Up: Jones, stealthily finished 12th among fantasy QBs in terms of average points per game, and despite the challenges of learning a new offense during a pandemic shutdown, expect him to finish as high-end QB2 when all is said and done next season.
Posted: 5/17/2020 10:09 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed 15 of his 18 pass attempts on run-pass options (RPOs) for 140 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in 2019, making him the most efficient thrower on such plays per USA TODAY's Doug Farrar.
Posted: 5/13/2020 11:59 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones said he has been working on holding onto the ball this offseason after he fumbled the ball 18 times in 2019.
Huddle Up: Jones struggled at times this past season but is seen as the long-term quarterback for the Giants. He will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with in 2020 but probably should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/06/2020 1:06 am UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed 64.6 percent of his passes on play-action throws as a rookie - the eighth-best mark in the league. Conversely, he was a 51.3 percent passer on straight dropbacks in 2019.
Posted: 5/03/2020 9:04 pm UTC
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed only 48.8 percent of his passes that traveled at least 10 yards downfield last season - the second-worst mark in the league in 2019.
Huddle Up: The Giants had their share of offensive line problems and rarely had their top three receivers healthy at the same time in 2019, so Jones probably deserves the benefit of the doubt here. Furthermore, two of those wideouts (Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate) typically do their best work under 10 yards. Especially considering the addition of first-round offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, Jones should be a bit better at downfield throws and could be a low-end dark-horse QB1 in fantasy this season.