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October 23, 2020 07:24 AM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Critical late-game gaffe in loss
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Jones completed 20 of 30 passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night. He also rushed four times for 92 yards and lost a critical fourth-quarter fumble.

Jones' night, and the Giants season thus far as a whole, could largely be defined by a pair of individual moments within the back-and-forth affair. The first occurred in the third quarter, when the QB bolted upfield from the pocket and appeared to have a clear path to a TD before tripping himself up at the Eagles' eight-yard line. While New York would ultimately score on that drive, Jones then saw his defense give up a pair of touchdowns on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter, and he then lost control of the ball on a sack with 28 seconds left while trying to drive the Giants into field-goal range while down by a point. Jones also has his triumphant moments in the form of scoring strikes to Golden Tate and the returning Sterling Shepard (toe) in the first and fourth quarters, respectively. New York would likely not have been in the unfavorable last-drive position it found itself in had Evan Engram corralled a perfectly thrown downfield pass from Jones with 2:14 remaining. Jones' late miscue ultimately snuffed out any hopes of a victory, and he'll now look to regroup and prepare for a tough Week 8 Monday night showdown against the aggressive Buccaneers defense.

October 19, 2020 01:28 AM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Modest numbers in win
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Jones completed 12 of 19 passes for 112 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Giants' 20-19 win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday. He also rushed seven times for 74 yards.

Jones' final numbers tell the tale of yet another underwhelming performance for the Giants' air attack, but the second-year quarterback was at least able to keep his mistakes to a minimum and also took just one sack. Jones' one touchdown pass came on an impressive throw in the left corner of the end zone to Darius Slayton, a 23-yard scoring toss that extended New York's lead to two possessions late in the first quarter. That and a 49-yard run served as the highlights of the afternoon for Jones, however, who's disappointed fantasy managers by not coming close to eclipsing the 279-yard effort he mustered in Week 1 against the Steelers. Jones will look to give a significant boost to his forgettable 2:5 TD:INT on the season at the expense of the Eagles in a Thursday night Week 7 matchup.

October 12, 2020 12:56 AM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Comes up short in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones completed 20 of 33 passes for 222 yards with zero touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Cowboys. He recorded minus-seven rushing yards on two carries and threw a two-point conversion.

The second-year QB appeared headed for a big day after the Giants jumped out to a 17-3 lead early in the second quarter, but Jones lost a fumble on a DeMarcus Lawrence sack five minutes before halftime that was returned for a Dallas TD, and he wasn't able to sustain much offensive momentum after that in the face of increasing pressure from the Cowboys' pass rush. Jones has now failed to throw a touchdown pass in four straight games, making him a very risky fantasy option in Week 6 when the Giants host Washington.

October 4, 2020 08:00 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Stifled by Rams
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Jones completed 23 of 36 passes for 190 yards and an interception in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Rams. He also gained 45 yards on six carries.

On a day when the Giants' defense played well, Jones and the offense weren't able to take advantage. The second-year QB was sacked five times, and he was able to complete only one pass over 20 yards as he got little time in the pocket to let routes develop. Jones now has a miserable 2:5 TD:INT through four games, but his numbers could get healthier in Week 5 against a Cowboys defense that just surrendered 49 points to the Browns.

September 27, 2020 05:04 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Underwhelms in Week 3 loss
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Jones completed 17 of 32 passes for 179 yards with no touchdowns and one interception and rushed five times for 49 yards in the Giants' 36-9 loss to the 49ers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

As his final numbers indicate, Jones' day through the air was extremely pedestrian, even while facing a considerably short-handed 49ers defense. The second-year signal-caller naturally seemed to be affected by the absence of both Saquon Barkley (knee) and Sterling Shepard (toe), and although he connected with eight pass catchers, none managed to garner more than five receptions (Golden Tate) or 53 receiving yards (Darius Slayton). Through three games, Jones has seen his completion percentage drop with each contest, and he's now gone back-to-back games without throwing a touchdown pass. The Duke product will look to bounce back in a tough Week 4 road matchup versus the Rams, but without Barkley and Shepard, he'll continue to operate with a truncated arsenal of offensive weapons.

September 20, 2020 11:32 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Tough loss to Bears
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Jones completed 25 of 40 passes for 241 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Bears. He also gained 21 yards on three carries.

Jones was strip-sacked on the opening drive, went three-and-out on the following drive and threw a pick on the Giants' third possession. New York entered the locker room scoreless at halftime, with Jones posting just 73 passing yards. He started to get rolling toward the end of the third quarter and nearly salvaged the otherwise ugly showing with a last-second TD drive, but Golden Tate was called for offensive pass interference in the end zone, marking the end of the game. It was an unfortunate outing after the second-year QB showed some promise in Week 1 against the Steelers. However, the bigger storyline may be RB Saquon Barkley potentially tearing his ACL in the first half Sunday. If that's the case, Jones will carry a heavy burden in Week 3 against the 49ers.

September 15, 2020 06:40 AM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Throws costly pick in loss
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Jones completed 26 of 41 passes for 279 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Monday night's 26-16 loss to the Steelers. He also rushed four times for 22 yards.

Jones was inconsistent Monday, showing promise at times while disappointing at others. In terms of positives, Jones picked up where he left off with fellow second-year Giant Darius Slayton, who he not only threw a 41-yard touchdown to early, but also a seven-yard score late. However, following the opening TD, Jones' next throw was intercepted at the line of scrimmage, setting up an easy ensuing Steelers score. Then, after stringing together a 19-play drive featuring his arm and legs to begin the third quarter, Jones foolishly tried to keep a play alive and was hit as he threw, resulting in an end-zone pick. Much like his rookie season, Monday's display from Jones had its highs and lows, so he'll continue to aim for more stable success in Week 2 versus the Bears.

August 21, 2020 01:04 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Gains nine pounds of muscle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones showed up in camp at 229 pounds, up from last year's 220, after working out and putting on extra muscle, ESPN reports.

Jones also worked to reduce his league-leading 18 fumbles and held players-only throwing sessions this spring. He has a good deal of upside in Year 2, given his skills, weapons and ability to add points with his now more substantial legs.

June 6, 2020 10:20 AM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Aiming to reduce fumbles
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Jones is focused on reducing his fumbles and gaining strength, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Jones spent part of the offseason with his college coach, David Cutliffe, who is well known for working with both Peyton and Eli Manning. Cutliffe believes quarterbacks who can't maintain focus downfield under pressure are lost causes, whereas Jones lands on the other end of the spectrum, perhaps too eager to make big plays. The 23-year-old had an NFL-high 18 fumbles last year, sporting the ninth-highest sack rate (7.6 percent) while tying Ryan Fitzpatrick for the most hits taken (66) on pass plays. Jones reportedly is up near 230 pounds after being listed at 221 last season, but Cutliffe believes the more important factor for ball security will be an improvement in pocket movement. The offense surrounding Jones looks much the same as last season's, but with first-round pick Andrew Thomas stepping in at right tackle and new head coach Joe Judge bringing in Jason Garrett to run the offense. Jones showed potential as a rookie, with 24 passing touchdowns and two rushing scores in 12 starts.

December 29, 2019 09:48 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Tops 300 yards in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones completed 28 of 47 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Eagles.

He also gained 26 rushing yards on three carries but committed two more fumbles, losing one of them. Ball security was a major issue for the rookie -- he finished 2019 with 12 INTs and 11 lost fumbles in 13 games (12 starts) -- but otherwise Jones gave the Giants reason to believe they've found the long-term successor to Eli Manning, as he completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 3,027 yards and 24 touchdowns, albeit with a modest 6.6 YPA. With Saquon Barkley in the backfield, Jones doesn't need to carry the offense on his own, but if he can reduce his turnovers in 2020 he should have the receiving weapons around him to put together a strong fantasy campaign.

December 22, 2019 05:52 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Throws five TD passes in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones completed 28 of 42 pass attempts for 352 yards and five touchdowns during Sunday's 41-35 win over the Redskins.

Making his return following a two-game absence, Jones set new career highs in attempts, passing yards, and touchdowns while tying his high-water mark for completions. He connected with four different receivers for touchdowns, including the game-winning strike to Kaden Smith in overtime. Coming off this monster performance, Jones will look to cap off his rookie campaign in style next Sunday against the Eagles.

December 20, 2019 12:16 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Confirmed as Week 16 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (ankle) will start Sunday's game at Washington.

Following a limited practice Wednesday and full participation Thursday, coach Pat Shurmur confirmed the rookie will return to the starting lineup Sunday afternoon. Jones will face a Washington defense that ranks 19th in both fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks and yards allowed per pass attempt (7.4), with the team's Week 16 injury report hinting at a matchup that's more favorable than the numbers suggest. Top pass rusher Ryan Kerrigan (calf) is on injured reserve, while starting cornerbacks Quinton Dunbar (hamstring) and Fabian Moreau (hamstring) both have been held out of practice this week.

December 19, 2019 02:28 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Another full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Jones maintained his activity level from Wednesday's session, and coach Pat Shurmur said Thursday that the rookie signal-caller "feels good" in his recovery from a high-ankle sprain, per Jordan Raanan of While the Giants haven't made an official ruling on Jones retaking the reins of the offense, it's expected to happen before week's end, which will nudge Eli Manning back to a reserve role.

December 18, 2019 02:52 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Practicing without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (ankle) is a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Jones has missed the last two weeks while recovering from a high-ankle sprain, but his full practice Wednesday marks his first of the sort since he sustained the injury. Per Jordan Raanan of, coach Pat Shurmur said the rookie quarterback handled "most" of the first-team reps, an indication the Giants are expecting Jones to return to the starting lineup Sunday against Washington. A final decision on Jones' availability will likely come down to whether he's able to continue handling a full workload during the final two practices this week without any setbacks.

December 18, 2019 02:48 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Working with starters again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (ankle) is working with the starters at Wednesday's practice, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Jones practiced with the second unit at the same point last week; a clear indication that the Giants expected Eli Manning to garner the Week 15 start. The rookie's presence with the first-team offense offers another hint that Jones could return to the lineup for Sunday's game at Washington, after coach Pat Shurmur said earlier this week that the Giants tentatively expect their rookie quarterback to play. It remains to be seen if Jones is a limited or full participant in Wednesday's practice.

December 16, 2019 05:08 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Eyeing Week 16 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pat Shurmur stated Monday that the Giants will proceed with the expectation that Jones (ankle) will be ready to start Week 16 in Washington, but a decision on the rookie's status will be made based on how he progresses as the week rolls along, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. "We'll just have to see. We'll just push him along like we did last week. We started [last] week with the idea he might be ready to play. We'll do the same this week," Shurmur said.

In other words, the Giants aren't viewing Jones as a shutdown candidate, even with the team sitting at 3-11 and having little to gain by rushing the rookie first-round pick back into action. Jones never advanced beyond limited participation in practice last week before being ruled out two days ahead of Sunday's win over the Dolphins, so he'll probably need to put in a full workout or two during the current week for the Giants to sign off on his availability. Per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record, Shurmur said Monday that it would be "overthinking it a little bit" for the Giants to give the third option on the depth chart, Alex Tanney, work under center for either of the final two games, so Eli Manning would be in position for a third straight start if Jones fails to gain clearance this week.

December 13, 2019 12:24 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Won't play this week
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Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Jones returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, but he never seemed to have much chance at avoiding a second straight absence. Eli Manning will draw another start, while Jones will aim to return to action Week 16 at Washington.

December 12, 2019 02:36 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Still limited at practice
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Jones (ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York, Eli Manning seems likely to draw another start at QB on Sunday against the Dolphins, but the Giants are not yet ready to dismiss the possibility that Jones could be medically cleared in advance of the contest. Look for added clarity on that front no later than Friday, when the team's final Week 15 injury report is issued.

December 11, 2019 01:44 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Limited in Wednesday's practice
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Jones (ankle) was listed as a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

The Giants are hosting a jog-through session for their first practice of Week 15, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see Jones taking reps after being unable to practice in any capacity last week. That said, veteran Eli Manning was working with the first-team offense Wednesday, providing an early sign that Jones is likely miss another contest while recovering from a high-ankle sprain. Even if Jones isn't cleared to start Sunday against the Dolphins, coach Pat Shurmur left the door open for the rookie to suit up as the backup quarterback, though Shumur added that such a scenario would still be unlikely, per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York.

December 11, 2019 01:40 PM
Giants' Daniel Jones: Working with backups at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (ankle) is participating in the media-access portion of Wednesday's practice and was spotted taking snaps from the Giants' backup center, Jordan Raanan of reports.

It's an early hint that Jones is tentatively expected to miss another game, though his presence at practice is a clear step forward and opens up the possibility of a return for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins. Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York notes that Jones is out of his walking boot and moving around well at practice, with no obvious sign of ill effects from the high-ankle sprain he suffered during a Week 13 loss to the Packers. The rookie is likely to be listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's injury report.

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