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News: 6 days agoJones completed 29 of 51 passes for 242 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Giants' 38-11 loss to the Rams on Sunday. He also threw a two-point conversion pass, rushed three times for four yards and committed two fumbles, losing one.
Spin: Jones' final yardage total was respectable enough, but it belied the degree of difficulty he endured throughout the afternoon. The embattled signal-caller was sacked four times and hit on seven occasions overall just a week after suffering a concussion against the Cowboys. Jones also saw his previously modest but tidy 4:1 TD:INT take a serious hit with Sunday's trio of picks, two of which led to Rams touchdowns. The fact Kenny Golladay (knee) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) were out Sunday and Kadarius Toney exited early with an aggravation of his ankle injury certainly didn't help matters, but Jones will look to bounce back with what is likely a short-handed crew to some extent in Week 7 against the Panthers at home.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Jones returns for a third season as the Giants' starter in what is undoubtedly a make-or-break campaign. The 2019 sixth-overall pick was under center for 14 games last season and the Giants' offense finished dead last in TDs. Jones accounted for 12 scores, while throwing 10 INTs and leading the NFL in fumbles (with 11) for the second straight season. Despite the struggles (which include a career 6.6 YPA), there's reason for optimism. Jones is entering his third season at only 24 years old, he adds value with his legs (he's ranked seventh at QB in rushing yards both seasons) and his supporting cast will be significantly better with Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and Kyle Rudolph joining Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and a healthy Saquon Barkley. Jones is a back-end QB2, but there's post-hype breakout potential.