College: Penn State | 2 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 232 lbs
Birth Date: 2/7/1997
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley fell on his face Sunday in a loss to the Jets. The second-year pro had just one yard on 13 carries and added 30 yards on five catches. There's not really much to say about this other than that Barkley just doesn't seem right since returning from his ankle injury. He came back shockingly fast, but it's becoming clear that it was simply too soon. He has the bye week to heal up, and hopefully, that will help get him closer to 100% when the Giants return to face the Bears.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for one yard on 13 carries against the New York Jets in Week 10. He also caught five passes for 30 yards during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley was a disappointment for fantasy players this week but will look to bounce back against the Chicago Bears in Week 12. He should still be considered a must-start option because of his involvement in the running and passing game.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley figures to play an even larger role in the Giants' attack this Sunday with injuries to Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Evan Engram (foot). The Jets' offensive struggles will likely keep the game close, so Barkley should be active early and often on the ground, and his eight catches last week suggest more involvement in the passing game as well. While the Jets are not a bad run defense, currently ranked 18th in points per game allowed to running backs, they're not a defense to shy away from. Barkley will obviously be played in season-long leagues, but he's also an interesting GPP play in DFS since most people will forget this game is even being played.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 14 times for just 28 yards in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys. He did managed six grabs for 67 yards, squirting free for a 65-yard big play, but that was all he could muster.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley was a disappointment, despite 93 total scrimmage yards. A huge chunk came on the one play. He'll look to rebound in Week 10 against the New York Jets.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley disappointed for the second straight week. After a subpar game against the Lions, apart from one phenomenal run, Barkley ended Monday nights game with 28 yards rushing on two yards per carry while adding 67 yards on six catches, most of which came when the game was out of hand. 65 of those yards came on one reception and prevented Barkley from having the worst PPR-scoring game of his career. The Giants are inexplicably not using Barkley through the air like they did last year, and the second-year pro is struggling to find running room as the focal point of opposing defenses. Youre starting him every week in season-long leagues, but he hasnt lived up to the billing as a top-three overall pick.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will face a tough test when the Giants take on the Cowboys on Monday night. The Cowboys are currently 12th in the NFL in points per game allowed to running backs; however, their pass defense is even stingier, which means the Giants will likely have to succeed on the ground to move the ball. More importantly, Barkley caught eight passes in the receiving game last week, which was the first time he's really been involved at the level he was last season. If it continues, it would increase his fantasy ceiling considerably. You're obviously playing Barkley in season-long leagues, and he could be an interesting captain option in DFS Showdowns since most people will likely fade him.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley had an underwhelming but productive day for the Giants on Sunday versus the Lions. The franchise star was contained on the ground, totaling 64 yards and 19 carries, but he finally got involved in the passing game, catching eight passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. Although the rushing total is disappointing, seeing Barkley as involved as he was in the passing game is good news considering he had not been as active as he was last year. If that type of usage continues, Barkley will continue to push for overall RB1 value each week.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 64 yards on 19 carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 8. He also caught eight passes for 79 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley will be the focal point on offense in every game as long as he is healthy and is a must-start option in every league no matter the opponent.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley faces the Detroit Lions in Week 8, and the Lions have the 28th-ranked run defense in the NFL.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley logged 80 total yards and a touchdown in his return from an ankle injury last weekend, and he's a safe bet to pile up more than 100 total yards and deliver a RB1 performance against Detroit.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley will continue to be the focal point on offense for the Giants and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.
Fantasy Spin: Good to see after Barkley was limited Wednesday, and he remains an elite RB1 option, especially against a Lions defense allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing running backs.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) was a full participant in practice on Thursday. Barkley had a little injury scare in his return to action last week, but ultimately he's fine and will be ready to go in a nice matchup in Week 8 against the Lions on the road. Barkley played a healthy amount of snaps in his first game back and should continue to be a workhorse in the backfield to help rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Barkley is a must-start in fantasy each and every week.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) were both limited in practice on Wednesday. Barkley was dinged up in his return to action in Week 7, but he should be fine moving forward and is easily a top-three fantasy running back each and every week he's playing. Shepard was limited in practices last week but still sat out. The Giants are being cautious with a player that has suffered two concussions this year in a short window. Whenever Shepard returns, expect Golden Tate's numbers to take a hit. As of now, Shepard should be on the outside looking in for a lineup spot in Week 8. Cody Latimer and rookie Darius Slayton would continue starting in three-wide sets if Shepard remains out this weekend.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley probably will be limited over the next several weeks because of his ankle but should be available to play in Week 8. He is a must-start option in all leagues.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley's matchup on Sunday is tougher than it looks at first glance. On the season, the Lions allow the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs; however, a lot of that has to do with an earlier injury to defensive tackle Damon Harrison. Over the last three games, the Lions held the Chiefs running backs to 21 points and the Packers running backs to 23 points, before breaking against Dalvin Cook last week. With the Lions trading their defensive captain, safety Quandre Diggs, and star cornerback Darius Slay expected to miss this game, the Giants may go to a pass-heavy approach, and they haven't been including Barkley in the passing game as much as they did last year. Barkley is still an elite play in season-long leagues, but this might not be the blow-up spot that everybody expects.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was back in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals, and he finished with 18 runs for 72 yards and a touchdown while adding three grabs for eight yards on five targets.
Fantasy Spin: The Giants weren't careful with him despite rainy and slippery conditions, so that's a good thing they were so confident his injury is healed. He is back to RB1 status heading into Detroit in Week 8.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley returned to action in Sunday's loss after missing three games with a sprained ankle. He rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries while recording eight yards on three catches. It was a rainy game with an incredibly slick field, and Barkley had his injured ankle checked out twice, so the Giants are frankly lucky that he came out of this game healthy. Given the conditions, it's hard to judge just how fully healed Barkley is but he's clearly still going to be a major asset in the Giants offense and is back to being a must-start.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram are both back after earlier injury scares. Barkley exited twice to have his ankle looked at while Engram was evaluated for a head/neck injury. Both injuries seemed to scare beat writers, but now both players are back on the field. The rain is creating a lot of chaos in this one.
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley should receive plenty of touches in the offense this week and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues even though he is returning to the lineup sooner than expected.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram have been cleared for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals and appear to be set to return to their full workloads. Both should immediately be inserted back into lineups with elite matchups against an over-matched Cardinals Defense. Engram's return does knock Golden Tate's value a bit for this week, and Barkley's return means Daniel Jones will be asked to throw the ball much less; however, this is great news overall for the Giants offense and perhaps the defense as well since the Giants will be able to sustain drives and give their defense a rest.