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Daniel Jones 2020 Dynasty Outlook
Daniel Jones spent 4 years at Duke University, starting 3 years after redshirting his freshman year. In those 3 years, he racked up a total of 8,201 yards and 52 TDs through the air and another 1,323 yards and 17 TDs on the ground. He would go on to have 3 MVPs in Bowl games, with one of those MVPs coming in the in the Senior Bowl.
Coming into the 2019 NFL Draft, Jones was seen as a QB with a high football intelligence who excels in rhythm throws and the quick game. His biggest flaws came with his arm; he struggled to make accurate passes deep down the field and anything over 10 yards. With a broken collar bone the year before raising red flags on health, he was projected to be a 3rd or 4th round draft pick.
With the 6th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Daniel Jones, QB, Duke.
This selection was a shock not only to Giants fans but every NFL fan. Jones was booed while walking up to the stage as disappointment filled the room. He claims not to be fazed from the crowds reaction, but he saw it as being part of a top pick in the first round. He was ready to get to work.
Daniel Jones hushed a lot of haters in his first year while showing a lot of promise. In 12 games played, he racked up 3,027 yards in the air with a 24/12 TD/Int ratio. He also showed what he can do with his feet, adding 279 yards and 2 TDs on the ground. Ranked as the QB24, he wasn’t a breakout rookie. He showed promise having 4 games over 30 fantasy points, with his best game being 38.8 points in Week 16 against the Redskins. The 23 year old will look to have more games like that in 2020, but how consistent will he be?
Daniel Jones Dynasty Outlook – Beyond 2020
Daniel Jones will look to take a big leap in 2020; he’s a breakout candidate for sure. With his WRs coming back healthy, and hopefully staying that way, he’s got a lot of talent surrounding him. He has a QB2 floor and a QB1 ceiling. I don’t think projecting him as a low end QB1 in 2020 is crazy considering the numbers he was able to put up last year. He has the potential to be a QB1 from 2021 and beyond.
My only fear with Jones is that he’ll be a Trubisky 2.0. We’ll learn a lot about whether that will be the case or not this upcoming season. Keep your eyes open because he’s a boom or bust guy. I personally lean toward the boom side though.
According to the RotoHeat team, Daniel Jones’ ADP is #133 overall and #14 among QBs in PPR formats.
In 1QB, Daniel Jones is valued at a low to mid range 2nd round pick. The players that are comparable to him are Matthew Stafford, Sterling Shepard, Sony Michel, Jared Goff, Ronald Jones ll, John Brown and Matt Breida. Stafford is the win now option here if you’re looking to buy. Ronald Jones and Matt Breida are great RB options if you’re looking to improve depth there.
The value in draft picks for Jones in SuperFlex leagues is the 3rd pick or an early future pick. Stafford and Goff are valued the same as Jones. The players similar in value are Julio Jones, Austin Ekeler, Courtland Sutton, Travis Kelce, Aaron Rodgers, Sam Darnold and Calvin Ridley. The only player I’d be hesitant to sell Jones for is Sutton, but if you’re high on him, go for it!