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What to do with Daniel Jones in Week 6 fantasy football

Daniel Jones looked more like a rookie than a savior in Week 5. Now, he’s tasked with taking on Tom Brady and the Patriots at Foxboro. We break down your fantasy football options.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones throws a pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the second half at MetLife Stadium.  Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

After a hot start to the Daniel Jones’ era of New York Giants football, we’ve seen the rookie QB come back down to earth. He struggled at home against a more talented Vikings teams, completing just 55.3% of his passes for 182 yards, a TD and an INT for 11.48 FPTS. It wasn’t the most inspiring effort, but Jones also took four sacks, which usually isn’t helpful.

Oh, you know what else wasn’t very helpful? Not having Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman, who exited that game with a concussion. Now, to make matters worse, the Giants won’t have Barkley, Gallman, WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) and TE Evan Engram (knee). This leaves Danny Dimes with, well, Golden Tate and a rag tag bunch of practice squaders.

Fantasy Football Analysis, New York Giants QB Daniel Jones

On the surface, Jones probably isn’t in a great spot. Historically Bill Belichick and Tom Brady eat rookie QBs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, this is Jones’ first real road test, it’s on a short week, and the Giants are extremely shorthanded. But the game script tells a different story. For one, the Patriots may be pretty shorthanded as well, which may actually help keep the G-Men in the game. But if it goes the way we think, Jones may need to throw the ball upwards of 40 times. We also know what he’s capable of doing with his legs and that the Giants’ starting RB will seemingly be checks roster Jonathan Hilliman? So yeah, given the type of volume we may see Jones get, he could turn in a decent performance. But let’s not discredit New England’s defense at home. I say this a lot, but if you’re desperate, there are worse options than Jones. Otherwise I wouldn’t risk a poor performance on Thursday night.

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