Daniel Jones

New York Giants
Quarterback #17
New York Giants
Quarterback #17

Daniel Jones News

Active, but unlikely to play

Jones is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles but is considered unlikely to play, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Ranaan notes that Jones went out for an early warmup Sunday, but Jones looks like he'll be available only in an emergency with multiple reports having suggested that practice-squad call-up Davis Webb will draw the start at quarterback, while Tyrod Taylor likely serves as his backup. The Giants are locked into as the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff regardless of the outcomes of this weekend's action, so head coach Brian Daboll's top objective Sunday is to come out of the game in Philadelphia with key players in optimal health. To that end, the Giants have made star running back Saquon Barkley, starting left tackle Andrew Thomas and standout defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence healthy inactives for the contest.

Jan 8, 2023 12:10 PM EST

Not expected to start Sunday

Davis Webb, who has been elevated from the Giants' practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Eagles, is expected to start the contest rather than Jones, according to Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record and Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post.

Analysis: Look for added context regarding the situation to arrive prior to Sunday's 4:25 ET contest, but with the Giants locked into the No. 6 playoff seed in the NFC, it appears as though the team is inclined to play it safe with Jones, and possibly other key players, with the team's postseason push in mind.

Jan 7, 2023 2:26 PM EST

Totals four touchdowns in big win

Jones completed 19 of 24 passes for 177 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions and added 11 rushes for 91 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 17 victory against the Colts.

Analysis: Jones came up big in a win that clinched the Giants' first playoff berth since 2016, as the quarterback not only posted an efficient performance through the air but also led the team with 91 yards on the ground. He tossed a six-yard touchdown pass to Richie James in the second quarter, then hit Isaiah Hodgins for another six-yard score later in the same period. Jones' final two TDs came on the ground, as he put New York up by 28 points with an 18-yard rush in the third quarter and ran in another score from 10 yards out in the fourth. Jones has already set career-high totals with 3,205 passing yards and 708 rushing yards on the campaign, with the latter mark ranking fifth among NFL quarterbacks this season. It's unclear how much Jones will play Week 18 against the Eagles with New York officially in the postseason and having nothing to gain with a victory in the contest.

Jan 1, 2023 2:07 PM EST

Big yardage in loss to Vikes

Jones completed 30 of 42 passes for 334 yards and a touchdown with an interception in Saturday's 27-24 loss to Minnesota. He added 34 rushing yards on four carries.

Analysis: The 30 completions were a season high for Jones and his yardage total was second only to his 341-yard performance in Week 11 against Detroit, but the fourth-year quarterback also displayed his old issues with ball security, coughing up a fumble that was luckily recovered by right tackle Evan Neal. Jones has failed to toss multiple TD passes in six straight games, managing a 5:3 TD:INT over that stretch, but he may not be called on to do too much in Week 17 against the Colts.

Dec 24, 2022 3:37 PM EST

Uninspiring fantasy performance

Jones completed 21 of 32 pass attempts for 160 yards, no touchdowns and no turnovers Sunday. He added 35 rushing yards on 10 carries in a 20-12 win over Washington.

Analysis: Jones produced the stereotypical game manager stat line Sunday, doing just enough to move the chains and protect the ball en route to victory. Unfortunately, those types of performances do not move the needle in fantasy. It was the fourth time this season that the 25-year-old failed to record a passing or rushing touchdown. On the bright side, Jones gets to face one of the league's worst pass defenses in Minnesota on Saturday.

Dec 18, 2022 10:00 PM EST

Rushing touchdown in loss

Jones completed 18 of 27 passes for 169 yards with one touchdown ad no interceptions while rushing four times for 26 yards and another score in the Giants' 48-22 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: Jones' numbers weren't that much different than those he's typically put up during the Giants' seven wins this season, but he never seemed to have a realistic chance of helping his side of the ball keep up with the Eagles' prolific attack. The veteran signal-caller's two touchdowns salvaged his day from fantasy perspective, yet his afternoon was a lot messier than his numbers imply, considering he took four sacks and was hit eight additional times overall. Jones was replaced by Tyrod Taylor late in the blowout defeat, but he figures to be back under center for a critical Week 15 road rematch against the Commanders next Sunday night.

Dec 11, 2022 2:57 PM EST

271 total yards in tie

Jones completed 25 of 31 passes for 200 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Giants' 20-20 tie with the Commanders on Sunday. He also rushed 12 times for 71 yards and lost a fumble.

Analysis: Jones was able to connect with Darius Slayton for a 55-yard strike, but he otherwise primarily worked the short-to-mid-range passing windows throughout the afternoon, leading to a yardage total that is especially modest when considering the game went a full five quarters. Jones hit Isaiah Hodgins from six yards out for his one touchdown early in the third quarter, and although the Giants were forced to punt on six consecutive possessions, including the first two of overtime, thereafter, he did notch a pair of key completions to Richie James (14 yards) and Daniel Bellinger (three yards) to put Graham Gano in position to attempt a would-be game-winning 58-yard field goal, which he missed. Jones next faces the daunting Eagles secondary in a Week 14 home matchup.

Dec 4, 2022 2:43 PM EST

Done with knee brace?

Jones didn't wear a knee/leg brace at Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jones has worn the brace at practice and during games since suffering a lower-body injury Week 4 against the Bears. He's averaged 6.9 carries for 36.9 yards in seven subsequent games, which is more than he averaged in any of his first three NFL seasons but not quite up to his pace from Weeks 1-4 (7.8 attempts for 48.3 yards). After posting his two best totals for passing yardage in the past two games, both losses, Jones could use his feet more often in Sunday's home game against the Commanders -- a key matchup for the NFC wild-card picture.

Nov 30, 2022 2:29 PM EST

Held in check by Dallas

Jones completed 21 of 35 passes for 228 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 28-20 loss to the Cowboys. He added 14 rushing yards on three carries.

Analysis: The Giants were able to take a lead into halftime thanks to their defense, but Dallas took control in the third quarter and Jones' only TD pass of the afternoon came with a little over a minute left in the fourth with New York down by 15. The quarterback once again played a turnover-free game, fumbling once but recovering it himself, but the Cowboys' pass rush also gave him few opportunities to sustain drives. Jones will look for better numbers and a better result in Week 13 against the Commanders.

Nov 24, 2022 5:22 PM EST

Picked off twice in upset loss

Jones completed 27 of 44 pass attempts for 341 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions while rushing for 50 yards and another score on seven carries in Sunday's 31-18 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: The Lions were keyed in on stopping Saquon Barkley (15 carries for 22 yards), which put added pressure on Jones to lead the offense back from being down big. The 25-year-old failed his team in that regard, but it also resulted in a season high in passing yards (341) to go along with his fourth rushing score of the year. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect this type of passing volume from Jones moving forward, especially on a short week against Dallas' elite pass rush on Thanksgiving in Week 12.

Nov 20, 2022 3:15 PM EST

Throws two TDs against Texans

Jones completed 13 of 17 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-16 win over the Texans. He added five rushing attempts for 24 yards.

Analysis: Jones led a 10-play, 68-yard touchdown drive on New York's first possession, capping it with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Lawrence Cager. The defenses took over for the rest of the first half, as New York took a 7-3 lead into the locker room. On the first possession after halftime, Jones got the Giants some breathing room with a 54-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton. He helped New York seal the win with a clutch scramble up the middle to pick up 3rd-and-10 and extend a clock-killing drive that chewed up 5:09 of the fourth quarter. It hasn't always been pretty, but Jones has helped guide the Giants to a 7-2 record heading into another winnable home game in Week 11 against the defensively challenged Lions.

Nov 13, 2022 1:45 PM EST

Shut down by Seahawks

Jones completed 17 of 31 passes for 176 yards and added 20 rushing yards on six carries in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: The Giants' offense couldn't get much going in Seattle, and while Jones has had plenty of lackluster passing performances this season, this time he wasn't able to compensate with his legs. He'll head into a Week 9 bye having failed to reach 200 passing yards in six of eight games so far, with a season high of just 217 yards, as Saquon Barkley remains the clear focal point of the New York attack.

Oct 30, 2022 8:40 PM EST

Rushes for over 100 in Week 7 win

Jones completed 19 of 30 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown while rushing 11 times for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-17 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Jones threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton on the opening drive. He then led a pair of field-goal drives in the second quarter before giving the Giants a 20-17 lead by scoring a one-yard rushing touchdown with 5:31 remaining in the fourth. New York tacked on a field goal late, then survived a penalty-filled final possession on defense to improve to 6-1. In addition to scoring his third rushing touchdown of the season, Jones topped 100 yards on the ground for the first time in his NFL career. Jones' dual-threat ability will make him an intriguing Week 8 fantasy option against a subpar Seahawks defense.

Oct 23, 2022 2:45 PM EST

Few mistakes in win

Jones completed 19 of 27 passes for 173 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Jones threw multiple touchdowns for the first time since Week 1, finding the end zone from five and eight yards away. He remained a game manager but did so effectively by distributing the ball accurately and largely avoiding miscues -- though he did lose an inconsequential fumble just before halftime. Jones will have capped volume until the Giants are forced to take to the air more, limiting his fantasy intrigue.

Oct 16, 2022 8:51 PM EST

Works efficiently in win

Jones completed 21 of 27 pass attempts for 217 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 27-22 win over the Packers. He added 10 rushes for 37 yards.

Analysis: After attempting over 30 passes in each of his last two games, Jones returned to more limited volume on Sunday. However, he worked fairly efficiently, tallying eight yards per pass attempt while primarily working in short areas of the field. Despite spending much of the week on the injury report due to an ankle injury, Jones also chipped in a few big plays on the ground, highlighted by a 14-yard scamper late in the third quarter. Jones hasn't been particularly friendly for fantasy purposes, but he has not turned the ball over in three of five games on the season.

Oct 9, 2022 12:36 PM EST

Off injury report

Jones (ankle) is not listed on Friday's injury report, clearing him for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jones' ankle injury won't prevent him from suiting up Sunday in London, but it could hinder his mobility and thus also limit his fantasy upside. Perhaps more significantly, Green Bay's secondary and defensive line are a difficult matchup, and Jones will be working without top wideouts Kadarius Toney (hamstring), Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) and Kenny Golladay (knee). With Tyrod Taylor (concussion) also ruled out, Davis Webb is expected to serve as Jones' top backup.

Oct 7, 2022 8:00 AM EST

Limited again, but progressing

Jones (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports.

Analysis: Jones has been limited in the Giants' first two Week 5 practices while he manages a sprained left ankle, but he looks to be making steady progress in his recovery. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, head coach Brian Daboll said he thought Jones "did well" with the reps he received Wednesday, prompting the Giants to increase his workload in Thursday's practice. The added reps weren't enough for Jones to bump up to full activity, but he'll look to do just that in the team's final practice of the week Friday. The Giants are scheduled to fly to London overnight and hold their final session of the week overseas in advance of Sunday's game against the Packers.

Oct 6, 2022 12:44 PM EST

Logs limited practice Wednesday

Jones (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jones was sidelined for a spell spanning the third and fourth quarters of the Giants' Week 4 win against the Bears, and he may not have returned at all if backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor hadn't suffered a concussion. In the end, Jones gutted out a sprained left ankle down the stretch, and there's a belief the team won't add another QB to the roster this week, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, meaning he seems to be trending in the right direction. If Taylor can't make it through the protocol for head injuries in time for Sunday's game versus the Packers in London, it'll likely be Jones or practice-squad member Davis Webb under center for New York in Week 5.

Oct 5, 2022 1:03 PM EST

Optimism for Week 5

The Giants are optimistic that Jones (ankle) will be able to suit up Week 5 versus the Packers in London, Ralph reports.

Analysis: Jones is scheduled to undergo more tests on the left ankle sprain that briefly knocked him out of Sunday's 20-12 win over the Bear, but it looks like he has a fair shot at being available in London. What remains to be seen is whether New York will have the option of deploying as run-heavy a playbook for Jones as was featured Week 4, when the quarterback had six carries for 68 yards and two touchdowns. With Tyrod Taylor (concussion) also nursing an injury, the team will likely need to explore further options under center in any case.

Oct 3, 2022 5:59 AM EST

Delivers on ground

Jones completed eight of 13 passes for 71 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Bears. He rushed the ball six times for 68 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis: Jones briefly exited the game with an injured ankle in the third quarter, but he returned after only two possessions early in the fourth quarter. Even prior to the injury, the Giants clearly planned to run their offense through Saquon Barkley and the ground game, as they took to the air only 16 times combined between Jones and Tyrod Taylor. Instead, Jones got things done on the ground, racking up rushing touchdowns of 21 and eight yards. Jones has still yet to reach 200 passing yards in a game this season and the Giants aren't eager to make him the focal point of their offense. Finally, it worth be watching Jones' status moving forward, as he left open the possibility that he suffered a high ankle sprain, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.

Oct 2, 2022 5:34 PM EST

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