Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones

QB - NYG
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 221 lbsAge: 22College: DukeDrafted: #6 (1st Rd. by New York)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
QB Rank: 8th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #347
Best / Worst #180 / #368
ADP #297

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Daniel Jones could be Week 1 starter

According to head coach Pat Shurmur, Daniel Jones has a real shot to be the Giants starting QB to open the season.

Fantasy Impact

This comes as a surprise, even after Jones was selected with the No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft, and Eli Manning’s hold on the starting job suddenly does not seem concrete. It looks like the Giants will give Jones a real shot to earn the job in training camp. When asked about evaluating the QB talent on the roster, head coach Pat Shurmur said, “We’re going to play the very best player. We’ll see how that goes.” He also praised Jones’ offseason, noting, “He’s on track of the goal, which is to play day one.” This unexpected position battle leaves the door open for the G-Men to move on from the Eli Manning era, and it’s a storyline fantasy owners should be keenly monitoring.

Zachary Hanshew5 weeks ago
Daniel Jones would have been drafted before Giants' 17th overall pick?

Giants GM Dave Gettleman knows "for a fact" that two teams would've taken Daniel Jones before the Giants' 17th pick.

Fantasy Impact

Gettleman cites this as the reason for taking him with the sixth pick. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports those two teams who would've taken him are the Broncos and Redskins. Regardless, Jones is the Giants' quarterback of the future.

Daniel Jones selected No. 6 by New York Giants

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

Fantasy Impact

This is a surprise. Not only did the Giants theoretically reach here, but they likely could've traded down and gotten him several picks later. Of course, Giants GM Dave Gettleman has famously never traded down before. Jones is close with Eli Manning so there likely won't be much animosity here. Jones is now the quarterback of the future for the Odell Beckham-less Giants.