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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: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP
#11 3 RB11

Season Stats
FFToday 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 13 162 593 3.7 2 57 41 263 6.4 2 109.6 8.4
2022 NYG 3 53 317 6.0 2 15 13 91 7.0 0 52.8 17.6
2022 (Projected) NYG   228 979 4.3 7   56 411 7.3 2 193.0  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
One of the most physically gifted running backs in recent memory, Barkley has certainly taken a tumble down fantasy boards this offseason. Previously a first-round fantasy pick every year of his career, Barkley is now being drafted outside the top two rounds in many drafts. While few can argue that tremendous upside does not still exist with him, his extensive injury history is now being weighted heavily in his draft day cost.

Barkley originally suffered an ankle injury early in 2019, his second season in the league. After missing three games, there was a noticeable degradation in his on-field performance. Then in 2020, after being a top-two overall pick in most fantasy drafts, he suffered a season-ending ACL/MCL injury just two games into the season. This burned many fantasy managers and the frustration only got worse in 2021 when he suffered another leg injury in Week 5, resulting in him missing almost that entire contest in addition to four more games.

Now entering his fifth season in the league, reports are that Barkley is back to full health, but there are now worries that he might have lost a step since he first took the league by storm as a rookie in 2018. Barkley averaged 5.0 yards per carry as a rookie, but that number has dropped to just over 4.0 yards per carry over his past three seasons. Certainly, YPC is closely correlated to offensive line play, which Barkley has been consistently let down by in New York, but his lack of explosive plays is also worrisome. Not only that, but we saw him get targeted in the passing game just 4.4 times per game in 2021, compared to 7.5 times per game as a rookie. If Barkley isn't being utilized at an elite level in the passing game and his offensive line isn't opening up holes for him to run through, then what exactly is he for fantasy purposes?

The positive for Barkley remains that he's the unquestioned starter for the Giants heading into the season. The team hasn't spent substantial resources on running back since drafting him and there's really no indication that they don't have full confidence in him. Even if he isn't quite the player that he once was, he's still a dynamic athlete who commands double-digit touches in every game. If he's able to avoid debilitating injuries, there's almost no way that Barkley doesn't provide a positive return on investment for fantasy managers, given his low cost.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Saquon Barkley
RB2RB2 Matt Breida
RB3RB3 Gary Brightwell
RB4RB4 Antonio Williams
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Saquon Barkley eyeing heavy workload
RB "has looked the best he has in years"
By: Doug Orth | Tue Aug 16, 11:40 pm

New York Giants
Saquon Barkley has looked the best he has in years. Both quarterback Daniel Jones and coach Brian Daboll used the word "explosive" to describe what they've seen. And it matches what is out there on the field every day. In addition, the strength of the Giants' offensive line appears to be its run-blocking, Barkley should be more involved in the passing game this season, and there isn't much depth behind him. So his workload will be huge ... as long as he's healthy. That's the question: Can you trust him to stay healthy? (ESPN - Jordan Raanan)

FFToday's Take: Most fantasy managers cannot name Barkley's backup (any of them), so it should not come as a surprise that he is in line for a lot of work. The bigger takeaway is that he looks as good as he does. Daboll is expected to feature him prominently in the passing game, which should help reduce some of the risk that could come along with giving him 300-plus touches. While it is not overly likely that he ends up as the overall RB1 in fantasy this season, it is within his range of outcomes if he can stay healthy.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TEN W 21-20 18 164 9.1 1 7 6 30 5.0 0 25.4
2 CAR W 19-16 21 72 3.4 0 4 3 16 5.3 0 8.8
3 DAL L 16-23 14 81 5.8 1 4 4 45 11.3 0 18.6

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday 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
11 at TB L 10-30 6 25 4.2 0 6 6 31 5.2 0 5.6
12 PHI W 13-7 13 40 3.1 0 5 4 13 3.3 0 5.3
13 at MIA L 9-20 11 55 5.0 0 9 6 19 3.2 0 7.4
14 at LAC L 21-37 16 64 4.0 0 3 3 31 10.3 1 15.5
15 DAL L 6-21 15 50 3.3 0 8 4 24 6.0 0 7.4
16 at PHI L 10-34 15 32 2.1 0 1 1 -4 -4.0 0 2.8
17 at CHI L 3-29 21 102 4.9 0 1 0 0 - 0 10.2
18 WAS L 7-22 11 30 2.7 0 4 3 19 6.3 0 4.9

2020 Gamelog Stats
FFToday 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

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