How To Treat Giants QB Daniel Jones as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target

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Are you a Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers owner who’s tired of waiting for your guy to turn it around? Or do you just need a quarterback streamer for Week 8?

Look no further than Daniel Jones.

The Giants' quarterback has been surprisingly solid this season and offers a solid floor due to his rushing capabilities. Read on below to see why Action Network’s fantasy football experts like his prospects.

Sean Koerner: Jones’ rushing upside puts him on the QB1/2 cusp. Due to a plethora of injuries to the Giants' WR room and being involved in so many positive game scripts at 6-1, Jones hasn’t provided too much value with his arm.

However, with Wan’Dale Robinson looking closer to 100% and the potential return of Kadarius Toney (at some point), we could see Jones sneak into the low-end QB1 discussion for the rest of the season.

Samantha Previte: Jones had his best game of the season as the G-Men picked up their sixth win of the year after defeating the Jaguars 23-17. He completed 19-of-30 attempts for 202 yards and a touchdown and tacked on 11 rushes for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Jones was the QB3 for Week 7 and is the QB9 on a per-game basis this season. He is averaging just shy of 50 rushing yards per game, which gives him a high floor for fantasy purposes.

I am mildly concerned about the loss of right tackle Evan Neal, who suffered a MCL sprain. The injury is not believed to be season-ending, though any attrition on the offensive line could be detrimental to Jones’ fantasy value. The Giants’ OL has been a perpetual pain point and ranks 25th in sacks allowed per game.

Jones is still a high-end streaming option for Patrick Mahomes or Justin Herbert managers as he goes up against a Seattle defense that ranks 22nd in defensive DVOA, according to Football Outsiders.

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