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Running Back, New York Giants

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Draft: 2018 Round 1 (2)
College: Penn State
DOB: 1997-02-07 Age: 24

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 NYG 16 261 1,307 5.0 11 121 91 721 7.9 4 292.8 18.3
2019 NYG 13 217 1,003 4.6 6 73 52 438 8.4 2 192.1 14.8
2020 NYG 2 19 34 1.8 0 9 6 60 10.0 0 9.4 4.7
2021 NYG 5 54 195 3.6 2 20 14 130 9.3 1 50.5 10.1
2021 (Projected) NYG   225 1,056 4.7 8   50 422 8.4 2 207.8  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
Fantasy managers who used a top-3 pick on Barkley last season were treated to a dreadful 9.6 point game against the Steelers before Barkley suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Bears. 2020 was an unmitigated disaster for the former Penn State star. Yet, his generational talent and ability to post ridiculous rushing and receiving numbers make him a first-round pick again in 2021.

Talent aside, there are some questions surrounding the health of his knee and if he will be a full-go at the start of the season when the Giants take on the Broncos. The Giants could ease him into action, with Devontae Booker sharing some of the workload.

Another question mark is the Giants offensive line, a unit that enters 2021 as the No.32-ranked unit according to ProFootballFocus.com. If second-round pick Andrew Thomas does not make a substantial improvement protecting Jones's blindside and guarded Nick Gates and Will Hernandez improve on their run blocking, Barkley and all of the skill portion players on the Giants could be in for a long year.

On a positive note, Barkley's skill set as an elite runner and pass catcher make him a solid first-round pick and a foundation pick for owners in 2021. If he plays a full 17-game season, he is a lock for at least 250 carries and close to 100 targets.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Devontae Booker
RB2RB1 Saquon Barkley
RB3RB3 Gary Brightwell
RB4FB1 Elijhaa Penny
RB5FB2 Cullen Gillaspia
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Giants rule out Barkley, Golladay and Toney
Shepard, Engram, Slayton all listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 22, 1:39 pm

New York Giants
The #Giants ruled out 3 weapons with more questionable: — RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), WR Kenny Golladay (knee), WR Kadarius Toney (ankle) all out. — TE Evan Engram (calf), WR John Ross (hamstring), WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring), WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) all questionable. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Giants beat reporters believe that all of the Questionable players will play. Shepard will be a solid PPR WR2 against the Panthers. Evan Engram's best game of the season was a 4-55-0 line in Week 5 against Dallas.


Injury Barkley week-to-week with sprained ankle
Giants ravaged by injuries in Week 5
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 11, 9:01 am

New York Giants
The latest: Saquon Barkley - Ankle “sprain.” Likely couple weeks. More tests Monday. Kenny Golladay - Hyperextended knee. MRI Monday. Daniel Jones - Concussion. “In good spirits” after game. Flew home w/team. See how it goes this week. Tough dude. (Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Giants were ravaged by injuries in Week 5 that saw Barkley and Jones get carted off. Devontae Booker filled in for Barkley and would be the presumed starter at running back next week against the Rams. He'll be a hot pickup on the waiver wire. Rookie Kadarius Toney saw 15 targets as he became the focal point of the passing game once Golladay left.


Injury Saquon Barkley's role still a question mark
Eased in?
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 12, 7:45 am

New York Giants
#Giants RB Saquon Barkley will play today vs. the #Broncos, fully cleared by doctors following a strong week, sources say. That said, Barkley - recovering from a torn ACL - will be eased in and used sparingly. He’ll get snaps, but the team won’t put him at risk so early. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Not exactly what Barkley owners want to hear but at the same time we've seen instances in the past where these "limited role" tweets don't actually come true. Unless you have a true viable RB1 option, it's probably OK to keep Barkley in your lineup.


Injury Evan Engram a long-shot for Week 1
Calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 6, 8:10 am

New York Giants
From @GMFB: #Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) is close to being fully cleared. Meanwhile, TE Evan Engram (calf) hasn’t been ruled out vs. the #Broncos, but he’s considered a long-shot for Sunday heading into the week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Engram likely out, expect Kyle Rudolph to get the start against the Broncos but will be more in the TE2 range. Engram was injured in the Giants final preseason game on 8/29.


Injury Saquon Barkley good to go for opener?
Optimism building for RB to play Week 1 vs. Denver
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 2, 11:00 pm

New York Giants
Saquon Barkley is trending in the right direction and has a strong chance to play Week 1 against Denver, per source. Team won't decide until next week and has been cautious so could still hold him back. But there is optimism. Barkley tore his ACL in Week 2 of 2020. (ESPN - Jeremy Fowler)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy managers should still expect Barkley to get eased into action over the first week or two of the season after he just returned to team drills recently. How quickly he resumes his usual bell-cow role will depend on how he looks in and recovers from those early games. If Barkley is held back a bit early, Devontae Booker will serve as the primary back.


Injury Saquon Barkley to get eased in
HC hints at his back's early workload
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 26, 6:55 pm

New York Giants
The Giants plan to take a “long term” approach with Saquon Barkley (knee), coach Joe Judge told me in a 1-on-1 interview. Still a chance he’s ready for Week 1 though. (ESPN - Jordan Raanan)

FFToday's Take: This report shouldn't be all that surprising since the Giants elected to put Barkley on PUP to begin camp a few days ago. With that said, this whole situation has the feel of Judge taking a page out of the book of mentors Bill Belichick and Nick Saban by keeping everything as mysterious as possible. Barkley will likely get eased in early, but fantasy managers should expect the training wheels to come off fairly quickly if he comes out of Week 1 and Week 2 without incident. Devontae Booker will get some extra run in the meantime.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DEN L 13-27 10 26 2.6 0 3 1 1 1.0 0 2.7
2 at WAS L 29-30 13 57 4.4 0 3 2 12 6.0 0 6.9
3 ATL L 14-17 16 51 3.2 1 7 6 43 7.2 0 15.4
4 at NO W 27-21 13 52 4.0 1 6 5 74 14.8 1 24.6
5 at DAL L 20-44 2 9 4.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.9

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PIT L 16-26 15 6 0.4 0 9 6 60 10.0 0 6.6
2 at CHI L 13-17 4 28 7.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DAL L 17-35 11 120 10.9 0 6 4 19 4.8 0 13.9
2 BUF L 14-28 18 107 5.9 1 7 3 28 9.3 0 19.5
3 at TB W 32-31 8 10 1.3 0 5 4 27 6.8 0 3.7
7 ARI L 21-27 18 72 4.0 1 5 3 8 2.7 0 14.0
8 at DET L 26-31 19 64 3.4 0 10 8 79 9.9 1 20.3
9 DAL L 18-37 14 28 2.0 0 8 6 67 11.2 0 9.5
10 at NYJ L 27-34 13 1 0.1 0 5 5 30 6.0 0 3.1
12 at CHI L 14-19 17 59 3.5 0 3 2 1 0.5 0 6.0
13 GB L 13-31 19 83 4.4 0 7 3 32 10.7 0 11.5
14 at PHI L 17-23 17 66 3.9 0 4 3 1 0.3 0 6.7
15 MIA W 36-20 24 112 4.7 2 5 4 31 7.8 0 26.3
16 at WAS W 41-35 22 189 8.6 1 4 4 90 22.5 1 39.9
17 PHI L 17-34 17 92 5.4 1 4 3 25 8.3 0 17.7

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