The forecast for Thursday night's game between the Giants and Patriots calls for rain and wind gusts of 30+ mph. That's enough to impact the passing and kicking games. Hopefully you're not relying on anything in New York's passing game. We nudged QB Tom Brady and WRs Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon down the Week 6 Rankings -- but they all still sit safely inside starter territory in this pristine matchup. Try to avoid both Ks in this game.
Giants WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) is out for Thursday night's game against the Patriots. He might be looking at an extended absence after sustaining 2 concussions in the span of a month. It'll be Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer as New York's top 3 WRs tomorrow. QB Daniel Jones has no shot.
The Giants announced Tuesday that QB Daniel Jones will start this weekend's game against the Bucs. This figures to be the end of the Eli Manning Era in New York -- it just came about 2 years too late. Jones isn't in a great spot behind a shaky offensive line and with a weak WR group. But he was excellent this preseason, posting a sparkling 85.3% completion rate and 12.2 yards per attempt. Jones also brings some rushing upside after tallying 1,323 yards and 17 TDs on the ground over 3 seasons as Duke's starter. The rookie should be owned in all 2-QB leagues and even deeper 1-QB leagues.
The Giants used the 6th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft on Duke QB Daniel Jones. Jones made 36 college starts but leaves school with underwhelming numbers. He completed just 59.9% of his career passes, averaged 6.4 yards per attempt and tossed 52 TDs vs. 29 INTs. He ranked just 11th in this draft class in adjusted completion rate, according to Pro Football Focus. It’s worth noting, though, that Jones played behind a shaky offensive line and saw his receivers drop 9.2% of his passes last year. He has prototypical size (6’5, 231 lbs.), is lauded for his football IQ and boasts nice athleticism. Jones ran for 1,323 yards across the past 3 seasons and registered a 79th percentile SPARQ score at the Combine. That makes him a more exciting prospect in fantasy football than real life. Jones figures to open his NFL career behind Eli Manning. But with Manning running on fumes, Jones stands a good shot to see the field at some point this year.