New York Giants Week 4 fantasy start/ sit: Daniel Jones steps up

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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Sterling Shepard, New York Giants. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) /

Stars To Wish On

Daniel Jones – QB, NYG

When the Giants picked Daniel Jones sixth overall in the 2019 draft, I never thought I would be saying he might be the savior of their 2019 season. After one game, it sure looks like he’s trending that way. The rookie has what teams look for in an ideal franchise quarterback, great arm strength, intelligence, and mobility. He displayed all of those traits on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jones threw for over 300 yards, two touchdowns and added two rushing TDs. His performance resulted in an unbelievable stat line, scoring almost 35 fantasy points. Jones has a great opportunity to repeat his week one mastery against a defense that has allowed quarterbacks such as Dak Prescott and Mitchell Trubisky to score 27 and 19 points respectively. The arrow is pointing up for “Danny Dimes” and the G-Men.

Sterling Shepard – WR, NYG

Speaking of the arrow trending upward so is the 2019 season for Sterling Shepard. He came back into the Giants line up with a vengeance last week scoring 20.1 fantasy points. Coach Pat Shurmur wanted to get Shepard involved early and often, it paid off. He is far and above the teams best wide receiver until Golden Tate comes back next week from suspension.

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Shepard’s ability to carry the ball on jet sweeps and make great plays after the catch will help him against Washington’s weak secondary. This is the same team that just made Taylor Gabriel of the Chicago look like Jerry Moss (the hypothetical child of Jerry Rice and Randy Moss). I fully expect Shepard to score over 15 points this week.

Chris Thompson – RB, WSH

One of the most underrated RB’s in the NFL, Chris Thompson always presents a matchup nightmare for his opponents. The Jets and 49ers have early bye weeks which makes Thompson a great pick up if available. Since the Derrius Guice injury, his timeshare in the backfield has looked better than the one in Miami.

Skins coach Jay Gruden thinks Adrian Peterson is a liability on the field so this gives the former Florida State Seminoles star more opportunities to shine. Thompson is averaging 7.9 points per game, making him a great flex player on a weekly basis, with the upside of an RB2 play against the New York Giants defense.

All fantasy information and statistics were accessed from ESPN Fantasy Sports App and

Editors note: We welcome fantasy football expert Brandon Loree to the EWB team. He will give his weekly insights for all the New York team’s matchups.