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Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Date of Birth:  05/27/1997
Age:  23
Height  6'5"
Weight:   221
College:  Duke
Drafted:  2019 | Round 1 | Pick 6
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Projections for the 2020 season are now out.

With most of the key moves made during the NFL offseason complete, our initial fantasy projections for this year have been uploaded. There will be changes and tweaks in the months leading up to the start of the 2020 season, but Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is among the highlights, as we project him to record over 4,000 yards and 30 total touchdowns in his second NFL season. You can access full projections for over 200 players via Fantasy Consigliere.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones lights it up in return to the lineup.

After missing the previous two games with a high-ankle sprain, Jones returned on-fire versus the Redskins, going 28/42 for 352 yards and five touchdowns while adding three carries for 12 yards on the ground. Jones is the first rookie in NFL history to have three games of at least four touchdowns and no interceptions, and he joins Matthew Stafford as the only rookie since 1950 with at least 300 passing yards and five passing touchdowns in a game. Jones didn't put up amazing, eye-popping numbers at Duke, but his skills are obviously translating well to the next level despite the crazy criticism surrounding his selection. To conclude his rookie year, Jones will now look to upset the Eagles to potentially kick them out of the playoffs next week.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones will officially start in Week 16.

This has been expected all week, and now it’s official. Jones will look to string together a couple of wins to conclude his rookie year, but ideally you’ll have a stronger fantasy option in championship matchups.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones (ankle) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

Jones is set to return to the lineup after missing the last two games with a high-ankle sprain. This sends Eli Manning back to the bench and likely ends the two-time Super Bowl champions' Giants career with a home victory, but now Jones will look to get valuable game reps over the final two games of this season ahead of his first full offseason as an NFL quarterback.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 15.

This isn't a surprise, as the Giants are not going rush their young franchise quarterback back into action. Eli Manning will make his second consecutive start, and this Sunday against the Dolphins could be the two-time Super Bowl MVP's final home start for the Giants.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones (ankle) was officially limited in today's practice.

The final Week 15 injury report will be released tomorrow, and the Giants figure to make a decision on their starting quarterback ahead of the weekend. Eli Manning is the favorite to start on Sunday against the Dolphins with Jones at less than 100%.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones (ankle) was officially limited in today's practice.

Jones appears to have a shot to return this Sunday against the Dolphins, but the Giants are going to be cautious with their young franchise quarterback. Ideally, Jones will get up to a full practice tomorrow.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Week 14.

This has been expected all week after Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said it was very unlikely the rookie quarterback would play on Monday night after suffering a high-ankle sprain last week against the Packers. This is just another bump in what's been a difficult rookie season that will help the promising franchise quarterback grow moving forward.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones (ankle) is in a walking boot.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur says Jones has a mild high-ankle sprain and is not expected to start on Monday night against the Eagles. We'll let you know if anything changes when the final Week 14 injury report is released on Saturday, but two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning is fully expected to be under center for the Giants in Philadelphia.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

Daniel Jones leads Giants' comeback win in first career start.

Down 28-10 to begin the second half, Jones calmly led the Giants back to a 32-31 victory over the Buccaneers, with the game-winning score coming on a fourth-down scramble where he went untouched up the middle with under two minutes remaining. Overall, Jones was 22/36 for 336 yards and two passing touchdowns along with four carries for 28 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Star running back Saquon Barkley left the game in the second quarter, and the underrated Tampa Bay defense did not play a bad game, but Jones was simply outstanding in his first NFL start. This was just start No. 1 of what should be a long career, but it's looking like a lot of know-it-alls (on television, radio, and Twitter) that laughed at the Giants for taking Jones sixth overall are going to have to eat their words (or just delete their tweets and act like they knew Jones would be good all along, which would be the norm for hot-takers and self-proclaimed geniuses). Accounting for Jones' rushing ability, the rookie should at least be a solid fantasy QB2 this season, but it won't be a big surprise if he's a QB1. Jones' presence in the lineup looks like a boost for skill position players like Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram, both of whom hit 100 yards receiving in the Week 3 win.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

The Giants have named Daniel Jones their starting quarterback.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur hinted yesterday that this might happen, and the team isn't wasting much time trying to make a switch as they sit at 0-2 after two weeks. Jones, the sixth overall pick in this year's draft, showed major flashes in the preseason, and he's a pro-ready player that should be able to immediately operate the offense at a high level. Partly because the Giants are struggling at receiver, Jones isn't a highly recommended fantasy pickup at the moment; but he's worth taking a look at as a waiver wire pickup to stash and hope it leads to some magic in 2019. It's possible Jones entering the lineup gives the team a spark, which would boost the fantasy value of Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram. Jones will make his first start this Sunday against the Buccaneers. Meanwhile, two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning was already benched briefly in 2017, but now it's possible he's played his last snap for the Giants.

Daniel Jones | Giants QB

The Giants have selected Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Many draft "experts" had Jones as the fourth quarterback at best and well outside the first round in draft rankings, but he was clearly held in much higher regard by NFL teams. The experienced Duke quarterback played under David Cutcliffe, who coached Eli Manning at Ole Miss (as well as Peyton Manning at Tennessee), and he has a similar personality to the two-time Super Bowl winner. Jones will now get to sit behind Eli for a year or two before eventually taking over, so he's not on the redraft radar in fantasy leagues for 2019—he's a strong hold in dynasty leagues, though. Read our full scouting report on Jones in the link below, but Jones is a very smart quarterback that goes through his progressions and has plus athleticism with the ability to run RPOs and designed quarterback runs.

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