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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 6 roundup for the Giants in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 30

Most improved player: QB Daniel Jones

How they've improved: The turnovers have always been the problem for Jones -- until this season. Jones finally seemed to have that fixed and was playing really good football prior to being knocked out with a concussion late in the first half Sunday vs. Dallas. He has just one fumble lost and one interception this season -- and that interception was on a Hail Mary. Clearly there has been major improvement from the third-year quarterback this year. Entering Monday night, he is top-10 in the NFL in QBR at 61.0 through five weeks. -- Jordan Raanan

NFL.com -- Rank: 27

Week 5 was a disaster for the Giants. Daniel Jones (concussion), Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Kenny Golladay (knee) were all lost to injury as the superior Cowboys coasted to a 44-20 win at Jerrah World. It was a sobering game for Big Blue, which entered Sunday feeling great about a season turnaround after a big comeback win in New Orleans. Now begins a week of health updates: Barkley and Golladay are expected to miss Week 6, while Jones needs to clear the league's concussion protocol. Rookie Kadarius Toney, who had a breakout game on Sunday (10 catches, 189 yards) before getting ejected for throwing a punch, is also banged up (lower leg), but his ailment doesn't sound too significant. With a brutal schedule ahead, Joe Judge's team is in serious danger of second-half irrelevance.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 27

The injuries crippled them against the Cowboys. Now they could be without some key players going forward, including Saquon Barkley and maybe Daniel Jones.

USA Today -- Rank: 31

Who's left to play for Big Blue after QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquon Barkley and WR Kenny Golladay all went down Sunday? Start with first-round rookie WR Kadarius Toney, whose 189 receiving yards at Dallas broke Odell Beckham's single-game team record (185) for rookies.

The Athletic -- Rank: 28

Breakout player: The Giants have been waiting for Daniel Jones to make this sort of leap. Through five games, the former first-round pick quarterback has career highs in completion percentage (64.3) and yards per attempt (8.2). He's also taking fewer sacks and is making fewer mistakes, with just one interception and three fumbles (but none in the past two games). His improved play hasn't translated into wins yet for the Giants, but it's hard to put too much of that blame on Jones himself. Now we wait to see when he'll be cleared to return after suffering a concussion against Dallas.

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