Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Giants
Questionable
Injury Neck
Est. Return 12/5/2021
Wed Practice: Limited
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.
Has chance to play this week
QBNew York Giants
Neck
December 1, 2021
Jones (neck) said after Wednesday's practice that he has a chance to play Sunday against the Dolphins, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
ANALYSIS
While he didn't sound especially confident in his availability, Jones seems to be doing better than earlier reports suggested, now looking more day-to-day than week-to-week as he recovers from a strained neck. He took part in Wednesday's practice as a limited participant, with head coach Joe Judge saying he expects Jones to practice Thursday and Friday as well. If the 24-year-old quarterback ultimately can't play, Mike Glennon will get the start Sunday in Miami.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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 %
20.7%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.2 Yds
 
Sack Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.2%
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Dec 5th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
88.1
 
Cornerbacks
84.1
 
Safeties
100.8
 
Linebackers
85.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Daniel Jones' measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
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
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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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Expected to practice
QBNew York Giants
Neck
December 1, 2021
Giants head coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that he expects Jones (neck) to participate in practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Deemed week-to-week
QBNew York Giants
Neck
November 30, 2021
Jones (neck) is considered week-to-week and unlikely to play Sunday at Miami, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Dealing with neck strain
QBNew York Giants
Neck
November 30, 2021
Jones strained his neck during the Giants' Week 12 win against the Eagles, and his status is up in the air for Sunday's game at Miami, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Escapes with win
QBNew York Giants
November 28, 2021
Jones completed 19 of 30 pass attempts for 202 yards and one touchdown while running for 30 yards on nine carries against Philadelphia on Sunday.
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Struggles in defeat
QBNew York Giants
November 22, 2021
Jones completed 23 of 38 passes for 167 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Monday night's 30-10 loss to the Buccaneers.
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