Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

QB - NYG
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220 lbs
Age: 25
College: Duke
N.Y. Giants

2022 Season Outlooks

In his first year under Brian Daboll, Jones has significant upside in leagues that allow you to start two quarterbacks, but can be ignored on Draft Day in one-quarterback leagues. Jones' upside comes from Daboll's presence and his rushing ability. The Giants' QB has averaged 26 rushing yards per game each of the past three seasons, which is enough to elevate an average passer to top-12 consideration. Unfortunately, Jones has been far from average as a passer. Specifically, his inability to get into the end zone the past two seasons has crushed any Fantasy appeal. If Daboll can get more out of the Giants' receiving corps, it's possible we see that in change in 2022.
There’s room to dissect Jones further as an NFL QB, but there’s not much reason to do so here. Even if the new Giants leadership isn’t committing to him beyond 2022, they’re clearly locked in on him as the guy for the coming season. And you’re not drafting Jones to be a fantasy QB1. He makes plenty of sense as a late QB2 or high-upside QB3, though. Jones looks particularly attractive for best-ball formats, with all of his surrounding pieces going at value in ADP. Kadarius Toney sits earliest among Giants WRs in Underdog ADP as of this writing, at WR48.
Jones finally appeared to be on the verge of a breakout last season, opening 2021 with at least 21 fantasy points in three of his first four games. The wheels fell off from there, as he failed to produce another top-12 outing before missing the final six games due to injury. Durability is a real concern, as he's missed at least two games during each of his three NFL seasons. Jones has yet to deliver a top-20 fantasy campaign, but there is a sliver of hope here after New York hired Brian Daboll as head coach. Also, much like Daboll's previous QB, Josh Allen, Jones' legs are an asset; he ranks sixth at the position with 1,000 rushing yards since 2019. Jones is worth a look only as a QB2 toward the end of your draft.
Daniel Jones is on thin ice in New York for a good reason. Three seasons into his career, Jones has been one of the league's least productive starters. What's particularly troubling is the lack of growth, as Jones had a mildly encouraging rookie season (5.2% TD rate, 24 touchdowns) followed up by two terrible seasons. Among quarterbacks with at least 500 attempts over the last two seasons, Jones ranks 30th (out of 32) in touchdown rate (2.5%) and touchdown-to-INT ratio. Giants ownership hopes some of the blame lies with the departed coaching staff, and Brian Daboll's tutelage and system will unlock the potential they saw when drafting the former Duke Blue Devil sixth overall in 2019. The reality is the franchise isn't married to Jones, and he has a very short leash this year to re-work his way into the team's plans. He should be one of the last quarterbacks drafted, and only in 2QB/Superflex formats.

2022 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#192

PPR

#181

Half-PPR

#158

Superflex

#89

2022 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Pass Yds Pass TD Pass Int Rush Yds Rush TD
3567.0 20.4 13.3 405.9 3.1

2022 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#197

Pick 17.05

PPR

#198

Pick 17.06

Half-PPR

#236

Pick 20.08

Superflex

#85

Pick 8.01

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
High

Depth Chart

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