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2021 NFL Power Rankings: New York Giants

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the New York Giants rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 28

Fantasy surprise: QB Daniel Jones

Don't sleep. Jones is in the top 20 in the NFL with 122 yards rushing. That's more than Austin Ekeler, Jonathan Taylor and Ezekiel Elliott. Jones also should be tied for the league lead with three rushing touchdowns, if not for a questionable holding call on a long run Thursday night. Not to mention, Jones has produced quality fantasy numbers against two of the toughest defenses (Denver and Washington) he will face this season. It makes him a quality starting option going forward with some better matchups on the horizon. Atlanta and its putrid defense is on deck with 10 days' rest. -- Jordan Raanan

NFL.com -- Rank: 27

There are bad losses and there are Bad Losses. The Giants suffered one of the worst Week 2 defeats imaginable, a 30-29 setback to Washington that will be remembered by Big Blue fans for brutal mistakes and miscues at the most inopportune times. A C.J. Board hold that wiped away a 58-yard TD run by Daniel Jones. A Darius Slayton end-zone drop with no Washington defender within 20 yards. Finally, the pièce de résistance in this stew of misery: Dexter Lawrence's offsides penalty that gave Dustin Hopkins a second crack at the game-winning field goal. Hopkins didn't miss. The Giants didn't sleep.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 27

Daniel Jones played well in the loss to Washington, but they have to start winning games. Despite opening 0-2, they are still just a game back in the division.

USA Today -- Rank: 27

The bad news? QB Daniel Jones, well as he played at Washington, dropped to 0-6 in prime time starts. Worse news? New York has two more Monday night games on the schedule. Worst of all? Those "MNF" dates are at Kansas City and Tampa Bay.

The Athletic -- Rank: 28

It's almost like Daniel Jones is in a no-win situation in New York. Even in the games he plays well, it still hasn't been enough. And let's be clear: Jones played well in Week 2. He completed nearly 69 percent of his passes (22-of-32 attempts) and rushed for 95 yards and didn't commit a turnover. He had one touchdown pass and had another touchdown pass dropped in the end zone. Do the Giants need better play from the offensive line? More out of Saquon Barkley as he continues to feel more comfortable after missing last season? Yes and yes. But it is certainly fair to expect more out of Jones, too, at this point in his career.

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