College: Duke | Rookie
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 5/27/1997
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder played right tackle as a rookie with the Patriots, so the Giants could have him compete at the position in 2020 with third-round pick Matt Peart. The No. 4 overall pick of the draft, Andrew Thomas, is likely ticketed for left tackle and protecting the blind side of second-year quarterback Daniel Jones. New York would get no salary cap relief by cutting Solder. If Thomas lives up to the hype, it would be good news for Jones' development in a unique offseason while also having to learn a new offense under Jason Garrett. The G-Men have plenty of weapons on offense, but it may not matter if their offensive line can't finally get on the same page.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones had a mostly encouraging rookie season in 2019, but there were some concerning signs. Chief among them were his 18 fumbles. While following stay-at-home orders, Jones has been working on various exercises to help him keep the ball in his hands before making throws. He told reporters he has been emphasizing "mindfulness" while working on several different drills in an attempt to cut down on fumbles next season. His running ability helps him maintain a high floor, and having Saquon Barkley in the backfield would help any quarterback. Jones is a strong dynasty asset and should have plenty of redraft value as well, especially in superflex formats.
New York Giants head coach Joe Judge said that the offense is "not a carryover" from what the team did last season, and that it will be "similarly based" on what offensive coordinator Jason Garrett ran in Dallas. This makes sense as Judge is a former special team's coordinator so, he'll leave the offense in the hands of Garrett, who's Cowboys averaged a league-leading 6.5 yards per play last season. The Cowboys were in the top-10 in both rushing and passing attempts last season, so if nothing else the Giants offense should be faster. More plays per game would only help the fantasy prospects of Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and the Giants' pass catchers.
The New York Giants selected Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday. Thomas is the first tackle off the board and was a consensus All-American at left tackle for the Bulldogs. He has a very high floor and should be an anchor in pass protection, which the G-Men need plenty of with second-year quarterback Daniel Jones taking over as the full-time starter right away in 2020. Thomas might not have the most upside of the top tackle prospects in this year's class, but he might be one of the safest. It's great news for Jones under center.
The New York Giants are unlikely to trade out of the No. 4 spot in Thursday's NFL Draft. GM Dave Gettleman has been listening to offers, as QB needy teams may be interested in trading in front of Miami at No. 5, but it is being reported the Giants will stay put. The Giants would like to bolster their offensive line as Alabama's Jedrick Wills and Iowa's Tristan Wirfs seem to be of particular interest to New York. A boost to the offensive line would be a welcome sight for Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones dynasty owners.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said the team is "still discussing" the No. 4 overall pick in next week's draft, and he will very seriously consider trading back in the first round for the right offer. If the Giants stay put at No. 4, they're expected to address the offensive line and improve the protection around young quarterback Daniel Jones, who will enter his second season in the NFL as the team's starter. Georgia's Andrew Thomas, Alabama's Jedrick Wills, Louisville's Mekhi Becton and Iowa's Tristan Wirfs are the consensus top four offensive tackles available, but the G-Men may decide to move down later in the first round and still select an offensive tackle if they receive an offer they can't refuse.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is interested in moving back from fourth overall in the first round of this month's draft, but it's hard to say how "serious" he is without knowing if the team has had any offers. Because of teams desperate to land their QB of the future, the Giants are in a power position. Both the Dolphins and Chargers at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, need QBs, so another team wanting a top signal-caller may feel the need to jump them. New York might not be willing to drop back past the top 10, however. If the G-Men wind up staying put, they could select one of the top offensive linemen available or go with Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons. Building up the offensive line around quarterback Daniel Jones is a top priority for the Giants early in this draft.
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is considering the possibility of trading back from the No. 4 overall selection in the first round of this year's draft. "Were open for business," Gettleman said. The Giants have their QB of the future in Daniel Jones, who they took in the first round last year, and they could be looking to secure multiple picks later in the draft in order to move back. The Dolphins are expected to take a quarterback at No. 5 overall, so the Giants will be open to trading back with a team that may want to jump in front of Miami to get the signal-caller that they desire.
The New York Giants are hiring Patriots special teams and wide receivers coach Joe Judge to be their next head coach on Tuesday, according to a source. Judge had an offer to be the head coach at his alma mater at Mississippi State, but he delayed the decision long enough for the Giants to offer him the job. The 38-year-old has been mentored by Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, so he has learned from the best in the business. The Giants are an NFL-worst 12-36 since the start of the 2017 season, but they do have a young quarterback in Daniel Jones and a stud running back in Saquon Barkley.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones had an up-and-down game in Sunday's season-finale loss to the Eagles. The rookie threw for 301 yards on 28 of 47 passing while throwing one touchdown and one interception. He also took four sacks and fumbled the ball twice, losing one of them. Jones has had some moments of fantasy excellence this year, in part because of the Giants' pass-heavy scheme and because of his rushing ability -- he had 26 yards on Sunday. However, he'll need to cut down on the turnovers next year if he wants to take that next step and become a reliable fantasy starter.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will look to build off his Week 16 explosion and end his rookie season on a high note when he takes on the Eagles on Sunday. With the Eagles needing a win to make the playoffs, this game has a strong likelihood to turn into a shootout, which would suggest Jones could be in for another big day. However, over the last six games, the Eagles are 9th best in the league in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, so Jones' day will be dependent on volume, which he should get a lot of. There's some risk, but he remains a strong DFS option given the high-scoring nature of this game.
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby (hip) will miss time with a hip flexor injury, according to head coach Doug Pederson. Rasul Douglas will move into a starting role as a result. It's unknown how much time Darby will miss, but it comes at a bad time as the Eagles can clinch the AFC East with a win over the Giants in Week 17. Darby could also be in danger of sitting out the wild-card round if the Eagles get into the tournament. Either way, it's bad news for an already weak secondary, although they stepped up to the plate in the 17-9 win over Dallas in Week 16. Darby's absence this weekend will be good news for Sterling Shepard and quarterback Daniel Jones, who torched the Redskins soft secondary in Week 16.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones returned from his ankle injury with fury on Sunday, torching the Redskins for 352 yards and five touchdowns in an overtime win. The rookie carved up the Washington secondary at will, completing passes to six different receivers and not committing any turnovers (although he did almost lose a fumble). His Herculean effort may have ruined any chance the Giants have to draft Chase Young next year, but the former Duke Blue Devil is cementing his status as the future signal-caller for the Giants. He has another plus matchup against the Eagles next week.
New York Giants wide receiver will see a boost in value this week with the return of Daniel Jones. With Jones under center, Tate sees three to five more targets a game; however, that number hovers around six total targets in games where all three wide receivers are active. The game figures to be more of a run-heavy affair, and the Redskins are solid against the pass, so Tate's six targets may not be enough to move the needle in fantasy championships, but he likely has the safest floor of any of the Giants receivers while Jones is the quarterback.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) will return from a two-week absence to take on the Redskins on Sunday. Even though Evan Engram (foot) is on the IR, Jones will have a solid cast of weapons to throw to against a defense that ranks 20th against the pass. The game currently has an over/under at 42.5, so it shouldn't be a shootout, but the Giants are likely to put points on the board, which makes Jones a solid option in two-quarterback leagues and an intriguing low-owned option in DFS tournaments.
New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) was working with the first-team offense again on Wednesday and is on track to return as the starting signal-caller for Week 16 against the Redskins. The 22-year-old missed the last two games with a mild high ankle sprain, but he'll be back under center to close out the year after Eli Manning filled in the last two weeks. Jones has shown signs of being the franchise's future starter, but he's also struggled with turnovers (11 interceptions) in his 11 games. The matchup is nice -- he was 23-for-31 for 225 yards, a TD and two interceptions against Washington on Sept. 29 -- but Jones remains a volatile QB2 for fantasy owners to close out his rookie campaign.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) will not play against Miami in Week 15. Jones was able to practice in a limited fashion during the week, but the team will take it slow as he works his way back from the high ankle sprain that he suffered during the matchup against the Packers a few weeks back. In his place, Eli Manning, who threw two touchdowns, while completing 50 percent of his passes during the overtime loss to the Eagles, will get the start against the Dolphins, with the potential for a solid outing against one of the worst defensive units in the league being a realistic possibility.
New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 15 against the Dolphins, according to a source. Veteran Eli Manning will take his place for the second week in a row and will make at least one more home start in his career. Jones was limited in practice this week but needs more time to heal from his high ankle sprain. There's a chance he could return in Week 16. The 22-year-old rookie has shown flashes in 2019, but it's mostly been rough sailing, as he's gone 228-for-370 (61.6 percent) for 2,374 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He's also been sacked 33 times and has fumbled 12 times in 11 games. The jury is still out on whether Jones will be the cure for the Giants in the long term, but he's obviously a good dynasty stash. Manning will be a low-end QB2 in Week 15 despite the great matchup against Miami.
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (foot), wide receiver Golden Tate (foot) and rookie quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) were all limited in practice on Wednesday. Tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) was also limited. Engram has been out since Nov. 4, but he'd be a solid TE1 option against the Dolphins this weekend if he's able to return. Rookie Kaden Smith has been holding down the fort. Cody Latimer would enter three-receiver sets if Tate is unable to play this weekend. Tate has a lowered fantasy ceiling with Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton also commanding looks in this offense. Jones was seen without a boot on his foot at practice. He's making progress but is expected to miss one more game. Even in a good matchup against Miami, Eli Manning would be a low-end QB2 if he makes another start.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will miss Monday night's game with an ankle injury. As has been expected all week, Eli Manning will get the start and becomes a low-end QB2 option in season-long leagues. This improves Saquon Barkley's value a little since Manning dumps off to running backs more than he runs, but it doesn't do much to the value of the Giants' wide receivers. Perhaps a slight bump down for Golden Tate since the two have never played together.