Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Giants
IR
Injury Neck
Est. Return 5/1/2022
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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#177.31
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $25.66 million contract with the Giants in July of 2019.
No limitations in workouts
QBNew York Giants
Neck
January 10, 2022
Jones (neck) said Monday that he doesn't have any limitations when lifting, running and throwing, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Jones missed the final six games of the regular season due to his neck injury but doesn't expect the issue to be a long-term concern. The 24-year-old won't face contact until at least August, and he said Monday that he expects to be fully cleared by this summer. Across his 11 appearances in 2021, Jones completed 232 of 361 passes for 2,428 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions while rushing 62 times for 298 yards and two touchdowns.
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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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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
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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No long-term worries with neck
QBNew York Giants
Neck
December 22, 2021
Jones (neck) said Wednesday that he doesn't have any long-term concerns with his injury, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
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Set to avoid surgery
QBNew York Giants
Neck
December 20, 2021
Giants head coach Joe Judge confirmed that Jones (neck) won't require surgery to address the neck strain that resulted in the quarterback being placed on injured reserve Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Goes on IR
QBNew York Giants
Neck
December 20, 2021
The Giants placed Jones (neck) on injured reserve Monday, ending his season.
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Likely shut down for season
QBNew York Giants
Neck
December 20, 2021
The Giants plan to shut Jones down for the remainder of the season, though the organization is optimistic that his strained neck isn't a long-term concern, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Officially ruled out
QBNew York Giants
Neck
December 17, 2021
Jones (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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